Category: Human Resources Department News

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…
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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…
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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…
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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. …
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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City of Champaign Announces Human Resources Director Appointment

City of Champaign Announces Human Resources Director Appointment Elaine Tincher-Johnson to Begin June 16 Champaign, IL – City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced this morning that Elaine Tincher-Johnson, currently the Director of Human Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Kenosha, Wisconsin), has been appointed Human Resources Director for the City of Champaign effective June 16,…
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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…
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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…
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