Category: Human Resources Department News

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 […]

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, […]