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Human Resources Committee Report for November 2016

posted Nov 16, 2016, 6:21 AM by Nick Camlin   [ updated Nov 16, 2016, 6:21 AM ]

The Human Resources Committee met on Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016.


We approved the minutes of the October meeting.


We authorized resolutions for funds and transfers, claims, and treasurer’s disbursements.


The Committee reviewed final drafts of proposed Employee Policies for the County presented by Dr Ross. The policies have been looked at by the State’s Attorney.


We considered the new Risk Management Plan and approved passing it on to the Finance Committee. The Risk Management Plan was developed by the County’s Safety Committee and protects the County against liability and/or loss which may be imposed upon it or one of its employees for a tortious act. It also identifies risk management, education, inspection, and supervisory expenses directly attributable to loss prevention and reduction.


This being our last regular business County Board meeting, we have a special responsibility to recognize our brothers and sister who have reached the end of their terms of service to Rock Island County.

  • Steve Doye, from Moline, has served District 7 since 2015.

  • Christine Filbert, from Cordova, has served District 1 since 2012.

  • Steve Ballard, from Moline, has served District 10 since 2002.

  • Don Jacobs, from East Moline, has served District 6 since 1998, and served as County Auditor for 22 years before that.

We appreciate their years of service to their communities and will always hold in high regard their efforts in making our County better. On a personal note, it has been my pleasure to get to know each of these individuals and I have come to gain from their wisdom and experience-- we won’t ever be able to replace their unique qualities. We wish them and their families well into the future, and we hope that our paths may cross again in the spirit of service to community.


The Committee also heard reports from the County Auditor, the Health Insurance Planning Committee, and the Human Resources Director.


I wish to express my supreme gratitude in serving as your Human Resources Committee Chairman for the last four years. It has given me great joy to lead and see the professionalization of the department as it has advanced a number of issues for our employees ranging from safety, risk mitigation, improved policies, and better healthcare. Our employees and residents are well served by our centralized approach to delivering for the various departments and public offices of the County.