Category: Human Resources Department News

Affordable Care Act

Implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act continues, requiring considerable Human Resources Department (HR) staff time to insure that the City is compliant with provisions of the Act. The Act is progressively implemented over a period of years, with milestones and requirements that must be met each year. The City has met all requirements of […]

Diversity Training

Human Resources hosted diversity training on April 9, 10, 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. City employees who had not yet participated or had been newly promoted were scheduled to attend diversity training to learn more about the principles of diversity, inclusion, and respect. A total of 120 employees from different City departments […]

Entry-Level Police Officer Recruitment

The Human Resources and Police Department administer programs to recruit and select a diverse group of highly qualified candidates for entry-level Police Officer positions. Recruitment efforts for 2013 yielded 171 qualified applicants. The number of minority and female applicants exceeded City Affirmative Action goals, which are based on expected availability of minority and female applicants […]

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Forum

On March 11, 2013, Risk Manager Larry Krause participated in a stakeholder panel discussion at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Forum at the Westin Hotel in Lombard.  The panel discussed the impact of the workers’ compensation reforms of 2011. It was moderated by John Power, a workers’ compensation defense attorney from Oak Brook.  Other panel members […]

Insurance Workshop for Retirees

State law allows City employees to continue participation in the City’s health insurance plan when they retire from employment, at their own cost (retiree pays the entire insurance premium, with no City contribution). The Human Resources Department hosted a workshop for retirees on February 28 to provide information about insurance options (including Medicare). Clark Breeze […]

Firefighter Recruitment

The Human Resource and Fire Departments have concluded the bi-annual firefighter recruitment entry level eligibility list process. The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners is expected to evaluate the final eligibility list on February 25, 2013. Once the eligibility list has been approved, entry level firefighters may be selected from the list as vacancies occur […]

“Let the Healthy Times Roll” Employee Benefits Fair

The Human Resources Department sponsored another successful Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair on February 7, 2013. Approximately 150 City employees and retirees attended, interacted with various vendors, learned about the benefits available to City employees, and registered for raffle prizes donated by the City’s vendors. At the Fair, Provena Covenant Medical Center, Carle Foundation Hospital, […]

EISN Promotes Safe Work Practices

On January 17, 2013, the City hosted a meeting of the Eastern Illinois Safety Network (EISN) at the Fire Department. The Eastern Illinois Safety Network is a group of health and safety professionals from the area that meet to help promote safe work practices for a variety of organizations.  Risk Manager Larry Krause arranged to […]

City Harassment Prevention Training

Human Resources hosted Harassment Prevention training on January 15, 2013. A total of 22 newly hired City employees and 21 newly promoted supervisors/lead workers attended the training held at the Champaign Police Department. The Harassment Prevention class helps maintain the City’s commitment to providing a work environment respectful of employees and free of sexual harassment […]

Dental and Vision Open Enrollment

The Human Resources Department has launched its annual Open Enrollment period for dental and vision insurance beginning November 1 through November 30, 2012. Changes to employee and dependent elections for dental and vision insurance coverage are made during this time period. Participation in dental/vision insurance is voluntary, with employees paying 100% of the premium cost. […]