The ISD 622 Human Resources Department believes in…
An HR strategy anchored to mission
Service organized around our customers
Focusing on people and relationships
Adding value to everything we do
Attracting, developing and retaining a quality workforce
Creating an organizational culture that people desire
Anticipating change and understanding what is necessary to implement it
Increasing diversity among our staff
Taking advantage of new technologies
"A desirable, respectful workplace where quality people achieve our mission."
A staff of eight oversees the human resources functions of 1,500 full- and part-time positions in the school district. This is a skeleton-sized staff compared to the human resources staffs of comparably-sized districts, who may employ as many as twice this number to complete the same amount of work asked of District 622 human resources staff members.
The department's activities include:
Staffing/recruitment and selection Attract and retain quality employees of diverse backgrounds. Advertise, recruit, process, evaluate, hire, place, orient.
Organizational effectiveness/internal consulting Establish meaningful partnerships with our internal customers to improve the effectiveness of the organization through projects and initiatives.
Performance management Assure that performance is aligned with School Board goals and vision. Create a culture of frequent performance feedback and consistent performance expectations. Performance appraisals and corrective measures taken when necessary.
Benefits administration/management Procure insurance plans, enroll employees and administer claims, customer service issues and cost effectiveness. Manage the time-off system.
Compensation/classification/job evaluation Provide competitive wages that aid in recruitment, retention and positive organizational culture. Develop job specifications for all positions. Undertake ongoing job evaluation and reclassification process.
Employee/labor relations Grievance resolution, contract negotiations, and problem resolution for seven bargaining units.
Organizational health Wellness program, return-to-work program, workers' compensation, FMLA and ADA accommodations, safety issues.
Human Resources records management Establish and maintain all employee records.
Personnel transactions Record and track wage, step, and lane changes, as well as promotions, job transfers, hirings, terminations, payroll adjustments.