Category: Human Resources Department News

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…
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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…
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“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,…
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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…
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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….
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Affordable Care Act

The Human Resources Department continues to monitor and comply with the Healthcare Reform and the Affordable Care Act. Implementation steps, per the law, began in 2010 and continue through 2018. Each step introduces new requirements for employers and health plans. For 2012, the Act requires health insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of…
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Diversity Recruitment Workshop

The City continues to expand and enhance efforts to effectively recruit a diverse pool of applicants for City jobs. Deputy Fire Chief Eric Mitchell and Assistant HR Director Lori Bluhm attended a Firefighter Diversity and Recruitment Workshop on October 19. The workshop provided tools and techniques for outreach and partnerships to connect with a broader…
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2012 Fire Fighter Recruitment

The Human Resource and Fire Departments continue the 2012 Fire Fighter recruitment eligibility list process. Recruitment efforts for 2012 successfully yielded 115 total applications. The number of minority and female applicants met City Affirmative Action goals, which are based on expected availability of minority and female applicants for the job. Qualified applicants are now invited…
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Safeworks Injury Conference

On Wednesday September 12, Risk Manager Larry Krause attended the Safeworks Illinois Work Injury Conference in Oak Brook. The goal of the conference was to bring together all stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system in Illinois to review current trends and policy. Further discussion involved best practices and opportunities for improvement in the treatment and…
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