Human Resources

Duties & Responsibilities
The division’s human resources function is responsible for the coordination of all non-judicial personnel matters with the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) and the Human Resources Department of Lake County.

Staff is responsible for analyzing, developing, and recommending human resource policies for the Lake County Circuit Court. These human resource policies include personnel policies, recruiting procedures and hiring practices. The staff works with the Lake County Human Resources Department to coordinate new hires, promotions, retirements and personnel terminations. The division oversees the employee recognition, tenure and incentive programs as well.

Payroll staff coordinates human resource activities related to compensation, reimbursement claims submitted to the AOIC and timekeeping and payroll administration for non-judicial employees.

Risk & Safety Management
The division works closely with the County to evaluate and plan for risk management, safety management and compliance with all federal and state employment laws. The office receives and processes all reports of personal or auto accidents and Workman's Compensation claims. It also coordinates with the State’s Attorney’s Civil Division and the Attorney General’s Office for “Open Courts” to ensure Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.