Personnel

Welcome to the City of Holyoke Personnel Department.  Our responsibilities include:

- Maintain personnel records

- Administer employee benefits such as health and dental insurance

- Coordinate recruitment activity

- Provide guidance on personnel policy development and implementation

- Maintain the job classification system

- Respond to employee relations issues. 

- Serve as staff to the Holyoke Commission on Disabilities

- Coordinate City internship program

- Monitor compliance with related laws and regulations.

Please contact Kim Counter (CounterK@holyoke.org) or me (JudgeR@holyoke.org) by email or phone (413-322-5555) if we can help you.

Robert Judge - Personnel Administrator

(413) 322-5555

judger@holyoke.org

Kimberly Counter - Personnel Assistant

(413) 322-5555

counterk@holyoke.org

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1. FOR GENERAL INFORMATION, CLICK HERE → Employment with the City of Holyoke – March 2014

 

2. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CURRENT SPECIFIC JOBS, SEE THE JOBS LISTED BELOW:

- Senior Clerk Typist – City of Holyoke Veterans Office – December 12, 2014

- Director, Council on Aging – Posting – December 2014

- Director, Wistariahurst Museum – Posting – December 2014

- City Auditor Job Posting – December 2014

- Automotive Maintenance Supervisor – September 17, 2014 – Job # 56

 

For current City of Holyoke employees only:

http://www.holyoke.org/departments/personnel/#extra8-tab

 

3. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CIVIL SERVICE LABOR SERVICE JOBS, SEE BELOW:

City-of-Holyoke-Labor-Service-Positions-Job-Descriptions-12-20-12

City-of-Holyoke-Labor-Service-Application-July 2013

 

-For employment opportunities in the Holyoke Public Schools, please see http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/?employer=11631

-For employment opportunities at Holyoke Gas & Electric, please see http://www.hged.com/html/job_opportunities.html.
 

 

Please watch here for more information soon.

TO CITY EMPLOYEES: Do not send the enrollment form to the insurance company!  Return the form to the appropriate City of Holyoke employee.

 

-Health New England Enrollment & Change Form

-Blue Cross Blue Shield Enrollment & Change Form

 

Effective July 1, 2014How to take advantage of open enrollment

 

Effective July 1, 2014:   To City employees and retirees not eligible for Medicare – May 15 2014

 

Effective July 1, 2014:   2014-2015 Active Employee Medical Plan Options and Active Employee and Retiree Dental Plan Options

1.   BCBS HMO Blue New England $500 Deductible

2.  BCBS PPO Blue Care Elect $500 Deductible

3.  HNE HMO Essential 500

4.  HNE PPO Essential 500

5.  BCBS Dental Blue

 

ADDITIONAL INSURANCE INFORMATION

HNE Here To There

HNE Special Program Discounts

HNE Wellness Reimbursement Form

 

Effective July 1, 2014: Flexible Spending Account (FSA):

FSA Carryover

FSA Eligible Expenses

FSA Dependent Care Qualifications

 

Please note that in accordance with MGL 32B, sec. 19, Surviving Spouses pay 50% of the full premium.

 

For information on your 403(b) and 457(b) plans, including forms and other documentation, visit the Treasurer’s page.

For current City of Holyoke employees only:

No current positions for employees only

 

 

April 1, 2013:

The City is working with the Collins Center at UMASS Boston to conduct a Human Resources Audit. (See “HR Audit” for more information)

APRIL 2014:

Collins Center Report Cover Memo

Collins Center – Human Resources Compliance Audit and Personnel Policy Review

 

 

 

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APRIL 2013

From:                       Alex Morse/COH

Date:                       04/11/2013

Subject:                   Human Resources & Compliance Audit

 Greetings Department Heads,

 

 As you may know, the City has engaged the services of the Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management (http://www.umb.edu/cpm) to conduct a Human Resource and Compliance Audit and to make recommendations about personnel policies, including an employee handbook. 

 

The goal of the audit and policy recommendations is to review the City’s current compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, assess Holyoke’s current practices, and make recommendations to bring Holyoke into compliance and improve its personnel administration.

 

The Collins Center project team will be interviewing each of you, as department heads, in order to learn how your handle your personnel responsibilities, keep records, and work with the Personnel Department.  The project team will also ask each department head about the challenges they face in dealing with personnel issues.

 

The project team will be in Holyoke on Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23 to conduct interviews.  While some interviews will be individual, some will be in small groups.  I have asked the Personnel Administrator, Robert Judge to coordinate interviews and appreciate your anticipated cooperation. 

 

You will hear from Bob Judge separately.  The City looks forward to the results of this project and I encourage you to participate fully when you are asked to do so.

 

Thank you,

 

Mayor Morse 

Holyoke Commission on Disabilities

 

The purpose of the Commission is to provide assistance to the citizens of Holyoke and to ensure that the city is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act with regards to public and private building accessibility, communications, public accommodations, and transportation and other areas impacting the disabled community.

 

Barbara Heisler – term expires March 15, 2015

Elizabeth Larivee – term expires March 15, 2015

Al Lehmann – term expires Feb. 14, 2015

Donald Welch – term expires March 15, 2015

Nicole McCluskey – term expires March 16, 2015

Anthony Brooks – term expires March 16, 2015

Stephanie Benton – term expires March 16, 2015

Mary L Morris – term expires March 16, 2015

Kimberely A. Ferris – term expires March 16, 2015

Marilyn Drady – term expires March 17, 2015

Here is the outline of a one-day session that was attended by 25 City employees on February 18 and February 20, 2014:

What Every Manager Needs To Know

Department Head

Robert Judge

Robert Judge

Personnel Administrator

Office Address

City Hall
536 Dwight Street
Room #7
Holyoke, MA 01040 Map

Contact Info

Main Office

(413) 322-5555

(413) 322-5556 (fax)

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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