Category: Human Resources Department News

HR Staff Participates in Library “Ask An Employer” Series

On May 19, 2021, Human Resources Specialist Stacy Rachel conducted a virtual presentation for the Champaign Library’s “Ask An Employer” series. This was first of a new monthly addition to the Library Career Service’s Get That Job webinar series that aims to connect local employers with job seekers. Stacy’s presentation included an overview of the […]


HR Hosts Virtual Coaching and Counseling Workshops for City Managers, Supervisors, and Staff

Four City employees participated across three Coaching and Counseling Workshops between April 6 and 8. The interactive workshops were originally scheduled as in-person sessions and were successfully transitioned to online events due to the ongoing pandemic. The sessions offered the opportunity for attendees to learn more about and discuss Feedback, Coaching, and Counseling in the […]


City Staff Participate in Virtual Career Fairs

Starting in February of this year, City staff have been participating in multiple virtual career fairs to connect with potential applicants for City employment opportunities and promote the City as an employer of choice. To date, Human Resources and Police Department staff have attended fairs hosted by: Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Harris-Stowe State […]


2021-2023 Firefighter Eligibility List Testing Process Completed

The Champaign Fire and Human Resources Departments are pleased to announce the successful completion of the 2021-2023 Firefighter Eligibility List testing process. Departmental representatives collaborated with the testing vendor, National Testing Network, to develop and implement a process in compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines, policies, and procedures. The testing process is conducted every two years […]


The 2021-2024 Fire Battalion Chief Promotional Testing Process

The Fire and Human Resources Departments are pleased to announce the successful completion of the 2021-2024 Fire Battalion Chief Promotional Testing Process. In conjunction with the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, both departments worked together to implement testing processes that met COVID-19 safety guidelines. Three fire captain candidates successful completed all components of the promotional testing […]


2021-2024 Police Sergeant Promotional Testing Process Concludes

The Police and Human Resources Departments are please to announce the 2021-2024 Police Sergeant Promotional Testing process successfully concluded on February 5, 2021. Along with Stanard & Associates, Inc., both departments diligently worked to effectively adopt the testing process to meet COVID-19 safely guidelines. This team effectively managed to coordinate, communicate and facilitate a safe […]


Employee Awards and Service Recognition Ceremony

On November 18, 2020, the City held its annual Employee Awards and Service Recognition Ceremony.  This year’s ceremony was conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Employee Awards The employee awards recognize staff who exhibited exemplary commitment toward the pursuit of the City’s organizational philosophy. Thirty individuals received awards for demonstrating the City’s values […]


Firefighter Recruitment Update: Oral Board Interviews Completed

Firefighter Recruitment Update: Oral Board Interviews Completed The Firefighter recruitment process continues as scheduled with part one of oral board interviews completed last week. Candidates who pass the written examination and submit all required application documents are invited to participate in oral board interviews. Oral boards are structured interviews that are used to assess candidates’ […]


HR Hosts Virtual Leadership and Management Workshops for City Managers, Supervisors, and Staff

Twelve City employees participated across three Leadership and Management Workshops between October 20 and 23. The interactive workshops were originally scheduled as in-person sessions and were successfully transitioned to online events due to the ongoing pandemic. The sessions offered the opportunity for attendees to learn about the differences between leadership and management, leading teams, delegation, […]