Category: Human Resources Department News

City Launches 2024 Fire Recruitment Process

Staff from the Fire and Human Resources Departments have collaborated to launch the 2024 Firefighter recruitment process. Applications are being accepted at NationalTestingNetwork.com through September 13. The testing process will conclude with the 2025-2027 Entry Level Firefighter Eligibility List that is scheduled to be approved by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners in February, […]


Prime Contractor Breakfast

On Friday, March 29, 2024 the City’s Equity and Engagement Department in partnership with the Finance Department, hosted a breakfast for prime contractors to learn more about the City’s procurement process and diversity efforts. City staff were also invited to participate and speak to vendors.  More than 30 people were in attendance and our prime […]


City Celebrates Staff for Service and Values

The annual Employee Awards and Service Recognition Ceremony was held on November 15, 2023. This event celebrates the accomplishments and service of City of Champaign staff honored with either an employee award or for achieving a career milestone. This year’s celebration honored 83 employees who received an individual or team award. These staff members were […]


CU Days 2023!

On August 12, 2023, the Equity and Engagement Department participated in CU Days at Douglas Park by distributing school supplies, City information, and engaging with residents to inform them of upcoming City events. This could not have been accomplished alone; the Champaign Police Department, Champaign Fire Department, Neighborhood Services Department, METCAD, Human Resources, Public Works, […]


Human Resources Presentation

March 31, 2023, Human Resources Director, Amanda Farthing, gave a presentation to students at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University on HR, leadership, and management. Amanda shared details about her career path and why she enjoys working in municipal government. Students asked questions about the human resources profession, workforce structure, […]


City Staff Celebrate International Women’s Day

On March 8, 202, International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated around the world. This day is a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. The theme of IWD 2023 was #EmbraceEquity, a campaign to get the world talking about […]


City Staff Attend Library Community Job Fair

On February 20, City staff met with local job seekers at the Library’s Community Job Fair. Police Chief Tim Tyler and Police Sergeant Matt Crane (pictured right), along with Jessica Mullins and Stacy Rachel from the Human Resources Department, spoke with attendees about current and future employment opportunities with the City, the Police Department, and […]


City Holds Police Service Representative Recruitment Meeting

On December 14, 2022, the Police Department hosted an informational meeting for those interested in learning more about the City’s Police Service Representative I (PSR) position. The event was held both in-person and virtually and covered a variety of topics including: Police Department organizational structure, PSR I job duties and expectations, salary and benefits, training […]


HR Offers Interviewing Approaches for the Interviewer Training

On October 5, fifteen managers and supervisors from across the City participated in an Interviewing Approaches for the Interviewer webinar hosted by ILCMA and the NIU Center for Governmental Studies. This interactive webinar offered the opportunity for attendees to learn about setting the stage for successful interviews, asking the right questions, and best practices for […]