Category: Human Resources Department News

Entry-Level Police Officer Recruitment Update

On February 17, the Police and Human Resources Departments hosted a study session for those interested in taking the entry-level police officer written exam. Approximately 90 people participated in this voluntary session, which included a practice exam and an opportunity to ask questions and receive information about the test format and content. This study session was […]

Employee Awards and Service Recognition Luncheon

On November 18, 2015, the City held its annual Employee Award and Service Recognition Luncheon at the Round Barn Banquet Center.  This year, more than 250 people, including City Council members, employees, and family members, attended the event. Employee Awards The employee awards recognize employees who exhibit exemplary commitment toward the pursuit of the City’s […]

2015 Illinois Workers’ Compensation Forum

The 2015 Illinois Workers’ Compensation Forum was held on May 4 and 5 at the Loyola University Quinlan School of Business in Chicago. The City’s Risk Manager, Larry Krause, was the Chairman of the Forum for this year. As Chair, he was responsible to provide opening comments to kick off both days of the Forum […]

Entry-Level Firefighter Interviews

The 2014 entry-level Firefighter recruitment process continues as scheduled. The Human Resources (HR) Department administered an application period in August and a written exam in September. Eighty-nine of the 91 candidates who sat for the written exam successfully achieved the minimum passing score and qualified to participate in on-site interviews on November 13. HR staff […]

Entry-Level Firefighter Recruitment

The Human Resources and Fire Departments administer programs to recruit and select a diverse group of qualified candidates for entry-level Firefighter positions.  Recruitment efforts for 2014 successfully yielded an increase of 15 applications from 2012. The Human Resources and Fire Departments hosted an optional study session for the written exam on September 17.  The study […]

HR Risk Manager Attends Medicare Secondary Payer Educational Conference

On Monday, September 29 and Tuesday, September 30 Risk Manager Larry Krause attended the 2014 Medicare Secondary Payer Educational Conference in Rosemont, Illinois.  Speakers were attorneys that are well versed on the subject and included Daniel Anders and Russell Whittle from ExamWorks Clinical Solutions, Zachary Pyers and David Valant from Reminger and Robert Finley from […]

City Manager Announces HR Director Appointment

City of Champaign Announces Human Resources Director Appointment – Jason Hood Assumes New Role September 22 City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced this morning that Jason Hood has been appointed as Human Resources Director effective today, September 22, 2014. “Jason’s unique blend of human resource and community relations experience will be an asset to our City.  […]

IFSI Tour

As part of its Risk Management program, the City maintains a membership in the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). Risk Manager Larry Krause is the City’s representative and is on the board of the Mid-Illinois Chapter of RIMS.  The chapter meets monthly from September through April with presentations on a variety of risk management […]

Fire Chief Interviews Scheduled

The City of Champaign has selected four (4) finalists to be interviewed for the position of Fire Chief. The four (4) finalists will be interviewed September 17-18, 2014. The finalists are: Gary Ludwig, Managing Director of the Ludwig Group, LLC, a 37-year veteran of the fire service, and former Deputy Fire Chief for the Memphis, […]

Firefighter Recruitment

Applications are now being accepted for the entry-level firefighter eligibility list process. The Human Resources and Fire Departments are working with Stanard Associates to provide firefighter application and testing services. Stanard has specialized expertise in firefighter recruitment and assessments and will expand Champaign’s targeted outreach to a broad group of diverse, qualified applicants, while also […]