Category: Human Resources Department News

Firefighter Applications Now Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the firefighter eligibility list process. The HR and Fire Departments are working with Public Safety Recruitment/I.O. Solutions (PSR/IO) to provide firefighter application and testing services. PSR/IO has specialized expertise in firefighter recruitment and assessments. PSR/IO expands Champaign’s targeted outreach to a broad group of diverse, qualified applicants, while streamlining…
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Changes in Firefighter Hiring Requirements and Procedures

The City generally recruits for firefighters every two years. The recruitment process culminates in the creation of a rank-order eligibility list from which candidates are hired as vacancies occur within the relevant two year period. Effective in 2011, the Illinois Firefighter Hiring Act (P.A. 97-0251 (H.B. 1576)) created substantial changes to the way new full-time…
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Impact of U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States substantially upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Supreme Court decision to uphold the law means that provisions already in effect, such as 100 percent preventive care coverage, expanded coverage for children up to age 26, and removing lifetime and annual…
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Police Detective Eligibility List

The Human Resources Department and Police Department administered testing and interviews on June 12 and 13 to develop an Eligibility List for the position of Police Detective in the Investigations Division of the Police Department. Current Champaign Police Officers are assigned to the position of Detective as openings become available, in accordance with City policy…
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Police Officer Eligibility List

The process to establish an entry-level Police Officer eligibility list continued this week with oral interviews. Human Resources staff coordinated interviews for approximately 96 candidates on May 1, 2 and 3. Interview panelists included Board of Police and Fire Commissioners and City staff from the Police and Neighborhood Services departments. Interview scores will be combined…
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Flexible Spending Benefit Program Open Enrollment

The City offers its employees a Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Program, which is allowable under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 125. The Program allows City employees to deposit a portion of their pre-tax income into accounts maintained for certain health and dependent care expenses. Amounts deferred into the FSA are excluded from employee taxable income,…
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Police Sergeant Testing

The Human Resources Department and Police Department administered promotional testing for the rank of Police Sergeant on February 13 and 14. Eighteen police officers participated in the testing process. Step one was a written examination covering leadership and supervision, legal guidelines and City/Police Department policy and procedure. Step two involved completion of three assessment center…
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“Escape to Benefits Island” Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair

The Human Resources Department coordinated the annual Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair, held on February 9, 2012. Approximately 120 City employees and retirees attended. At the Fair, Provena Covenant Medical Center, Carle Foundation Hospital, and Christie Clinic were on hand to conduct biometric screenings, including cholesterol and triglyceride screens. Various vendors participated to provide valuable…
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Ergonomics Training Presentation

On January 19, 2011, Risk Manager Larry Krause gave an ergonomics training presentation to nine members of the Eastern Illinois Safety Network. Members were consultants and safety professionals from the University of Illinois, Silgan White Cap, Paul’s Machine and Welding and APL Applied Materials. The training focused on equipment and behaviors that staff can focus…
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