The Human Resources Department administers the Village human resources program. This includes recruitment, testing, selection, staff development and training, maintenance of the classification and pay plans, management of employee benefit programs and workers' compensation program. Employee benefit programs include health insurance, life insurance, wellness programs, pension programs, unemployment compensation, deferred income programs, vacation, sick leave, longevity and holiday pay programs. The Department is responsible for all collective bargaining activities with employee unions and associations, and administration of Village personnel policy and procedures.
This department also serves as the liaison to the Village Fire and Police Commission. Duties entail assisting the Commission in the recruitment, testing, interviewing and establishment of eligibility lists for all non-exempt sworn fire and police classifications of work.
Additional responsibilities include administrative and management studies assigned to the Department by the Village Manager.