Category: Human Resources Department News

Workers’ Compensation Forum 2014

On Monday, March 10, Risk Manager Larry Krause was a presenter on a stakeholder panel at the Illinois Workers’ Comp Forum in Lombard, Illinois. The panel was moderated by Jeff Redick, an attorney with the law firm Power and Cronin from Elmhurst.  Other panel members were Joan Vincenz, the Managing Director for Workers’ Compensation and […]

Entry-Level Police Officer Recruitment

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

Firefighter Behavioral Health

From Tuesday, February 11 through Thursday, February 13, firefighter training focused on health and wellness. Acting Deputy Chief John Barker spoke on the development of a Health and Wellness Program. This portion of the class focused on a program that would make options available to firefighting personnel to help prepare and maintain mental and physical […]

Effective Supervisory Practices Training Series

The Human Resources Department is coordinating a six-part Effective Supervisory Practices Training Series for managers and supervisors presented by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).  The training is broadcast through webinars with presentation materials available for attendees.  The first session, “The Makings of a Leader:  Roles of a Supervisor/Supervisory Leadership”, was attended by 18 staff […]

21st Annual Safeworks Illinois Work Injury Conference

The 21st Annual Safeworks Illinois Work Injury Conference was held on October 10 in Normal, IL. The focus of the conference was to bring all the stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system together to discuss issues and solutions. City of Champaign Risk Manager Larry Krause attended, and contributed as a panelist to discuss the impact […]

Boiler Safety Inspection

The City uses boilers to help heat several of the buildings. The Office of the State Fire Marshal requires that all boilers be inspected every two years and certain pressure vessels (like hot water tanks) be inspected every three years. In some instances, the State Fire Marshal inspectors conduct the inspections. In other instances, they […]

Medicare Secondary Payer Training

On Monday, September 9 and Tuesday, September 10 Risk Manager Larry Krause attended a training program sponsored by the National Institute for Medicare and Medicaid Education. The training was held in Bloomingdale.  The training covered the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Conditional Payment Resolution, Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside Allocations, Liability Medicare Set […]

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 […]