Human Resources

Welcome to the Whitley County Human Resources Department's Web Site
 
MISSION STATEMENT
The Whitley County Human Resource Department provides quality, professional services to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce.  As a strategic partner, we provide comprehensive HR services including the development and administration of all related policies, job classifications, compensation, benefits administration, regulatory compliance, safety and risk management, employee training and development and public and employee relations, thus fostering a positive work environment.  Our values of continuous improvement, team work and achieving results are woven into every aspect of human resource management.

The Human Resources Department is responsible for employee recruitment. Positions open up from time to time when retirements or other employment opportunities arise. Job openings will be posted on this web site as they occur.

Whitley County Human Resources supports all County departments with regards to employee benefits, activities, discipline, hiring, and other needs as identified.
 
Support Available to County Employees is as follows:
 
Employee insurance programs: including health, life and AD&D, and employee assistance program.
 
Employees benefits: discuss issues through meetings, memos, letters and the County's website; answers questions and resolves problems on a one-on-one basis. Recommends and assist decision makers.
 
Annual open enrollment process: coordinates process, develops forms and employee communication materials; records incoming data and distributes information to payroll department and third party administrator.
 
FMLA/Other leave requests: Reviews, approves, and acknowledges FMLA and other leave requests; monitors employee status and cumulative leave totals.
 
New Employee Orientation: Guides new employees through necessary paperwork, handbook information and benefit enrollment. Develops other training sessions as appropriate.
 
Employee Policies: Researches, develops and writes benefits policies and other employment policies.
 
Job Descriptions: Maintains job description file; writes new job descriptions as positions are created, updates job descriptions as positions change and performs periodic maintenance for all other positions.
 
Budget Process: Assists in development of Human Resources budget, and in other department budgets as they pertain to benefits costs.
 
Complaint Resolution: Responds to complaints and questions related to Human Resources policies, procedures and activities; provides information, researches problems and initiates problem resolution.
 
Regulation Compliance: Ensures compliance with applicable benefits laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; initiates actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
 
Updated Knowledge/Awareness: Maintains comprehensive and current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws and regulations; maintains awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends conferences and training sessions as appropriate and necessary.
 
Whitley County is an 'Equal Opportunity Employer' and supports a drug-free workplace

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