HR and Labor Relations Director -
Under the direction of the County Administrator and the Board of Commissioners, Ms. Palmbos administers the County’s
Human Resource and Employee relations program.
Coordinates the employment program, serves as a resource and advisor on employee relations matters and oversees or assists with other components of the Human Resource program. Provides staff support to committees of the Board of Commissioners.
Benefits Specialist - Barbara Ritchie
Responsible for the daily administration of the benefits provided by Livingston County along with overseeing the development and distribution of all benefits information to all active, retired and former employees. Assists in developing long-range benefit objectives and scans the market for best practices in benefits planning, program design, and program integration. Engages health care providers in assessment of benefit programs and recommendations for plan, service and change modifications. Designs and leads benefit communications strategies. Monitors department compliance with operating policies and procedures. Primary contact for plan vendors and third party administrators. Provides information to employees regarding the County’s benefits program, manages the open enrollment process, plans the annual Benefits Fair, helps employees to understand their benefits. Manages Disability and Family and Medical Leaves of Absence. Monitors/Administers the County’s self-insured health and dental plans. Provides information on COBRA and retirement benefits. Prepares various reports and documents regarding employee benefits, payments, and other related information. Conducts open enrollment and benefit orientation meetings. Responds to all claims for unemployment insurance.
Human Resources Generalist -
Investigates and administers Workers Compensation claims. Manages Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care). Reviews, approves and processes all personnel changes. Reviews documentation for and prepares new/revised employee job descriptions. Conducts and reviews wage/salary surveys. Maintains county organizational charts and employee headcounts. Compiles and monitors the department budget. Prepares and processes employee recruitment postings, reviews employment applications, performs background checks, administers pre-employment testing, and conducts new hire orientations. Establishes and maintains employee relations with potential, current, retired and terminated personnel by assisting with inquires, troubleshooting and maintaining all employee files. Prepares resolutions for the Personnel Subcommittee meetings. Updates and maintains the departmental website.
Senior Payroll/Acct. Payable Clerk –Tiffanie Williams
Responsible for management and oversight of all aspects of Payroll, Time and Attendance, Pension, iPay and PayCards. Processes and reconciles all accounting related to: Wages, Taxes, Deductions, Pension, Dues, Direct Deposits, and Time and Labor. Troubleshoots and maintains e-time, timesheet problems, researches back pay and reports pertaining to employee pay issues, benefits, sick and vacation accruals and compensation. Maintains communication with all employees and outside vendors. Creates and provides a variety of operational and financial reports for Department Directors, Manager, County Administration and Human Resources.
Payroll Clerk –
Processes bi-weekly payroll, works closely with HR staff regarding personnel changes and payroll details for employees: including pay rates, status changes, benefit changes and verification of employment. Maintains all ADP and E-time systems and back ups. Makes changes to the system programs with regard to rates, accruals and pay dates. Creates and provides a variety of hours/earning, sick/vacation reports and pay detail to department supervisors every pay. Enrolls eligible new hires into the MERS retirement software. Assist employees with ADP iPay logins and passwords. Files and maintains earnings, hours and sick and vacation records for all employees.