Office Hours  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Location City Hall
18 N. Jackson Street
Fourth Floor
Telephone (608) 755-3080
Fax (608) 755-3035
Email Contact the City
Meet the staff Susan Musick, Human Resources Director

Summary of Services

The goal of the Human Resources Division is to meet the City of Janesville's human resources needs. Our objectives are to:

  • Provide effective personnel services to all City departments.
  • Recruit quality employees.
  • Provide effective development and use of human resources.

The Human Resources Division also provides five major services to all City departments:

Recruitment & Selection: Includes managing the steps of a recruitment process from the time a position is authorized to fill through the job offer.  Since Fall 2012, the City has used an electronic recruitment software to assist in managing and supporting this program for full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions.  Elements of a recruitment process include determining the needs for the position, posting and advertising a vacancy, reviewing and referring applications to the hiring manager. recordkeeping, pre-employment testing, interviewing, selecting a finalist, and conducting reference checks.

Labor and Employee Relations:  Includes addressing employee issues, labor contract administration with three Union groups, research salary and benefit information for contract negotiations, advising management staff on employee issues, grievance and interest arbitration, impact bargaining, and employee discipline research and advice.

HR Polices/Benefits/Salary Administration:  Includes administration of the City's personnel policies, compensation plans and benefit packages, payroll processing, job classification, development and maintenance of job descriptions, conducting and responding to wage and benefit surveys, retirement, employee orientation, employee training, and employee job performance evaluations.

Health and Wellness:  Includes administering the City's self-funded health and dental plans and insured vision plan, maintaining plan documents, providing for premium rate reviews, conducting an annual eligible employee enrollment, researching and responding to plan questions and concerns, and providing the City stop loss coverage.  Claims are processed and paid by a claims administrator.

Worker Compensation:  Includes administering the City's self-funded worker compensation program for work-related accidents and injuries.  Claims are processed and paid by a claims administrator.

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