Polk County Iowa Human Resources

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We've compiled a quick reference guide to assist you in answering your many questions. If you're not sure who to call, you may call the Human Resources Department's main number, 286-3200, and your call will be directed to the correct area.

Jim Nahas, Director of Human Resources

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  • Directs the operations of the Human Resources Department.
  • Attends external meetings representing the department.

Amy Edmondson, HR Administrative Assistant -  Ext. 3232 email her!

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  • Provides clerical support to the Director and the Human Resources staff.
  • Schedules pre-employment physicals and works closely with new employees.
  • Processes all internal and external job vacancies.
  • Administers the County's Commuter Choice Plan and responds to bus pass and parking questions/issues.
  • Processes the department bi-weekly payroll and payroll for the summer employment program.

Gail Stevenson, Employment Administrator -  Ext. 3360 email her!

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  • Works closely with the employment manager and departments during the recruitment/selection process.
  • Coordinates/oversees detention officer recruitments.
  • Schedules/conducts employment testing.
  • Administers the summer hire program; conducts interviews; and coordinates placements with various departments.

Tom Stein, HR Analyst - Ext. 3201 email him!

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  • Prepares/processes Memorandum of Appointments and Agenda items for approval of the Board of Supervisors.
  • Inputs all employee changes into the automated payroll software system.
  • Assists in development of the Human Resources budget; prepares budget and monitors expenditures.
  • Process and provide information to Polk County employees on FMLA issues.
  • Assists in Employee Training and Testing.

Mike Campbell, Labor Relations Manager – Ext. 3033 email him!

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  • Represents management in the negotiations, interpretation, and administration of multiple collective bargaining units
  • Oversees and represents the county in administrative law
  • Reviews/investigates employee complaints and grievances
  • Works with employees requesting FMLA, disability and donated leave.

Lola Evans, Benefits Administrator - Ext. 3203 email her!

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  • Coordinates Polk County’s deferred compensation program.
  • Administers Polk County’s employee medical, dental and life insurance benefits.
  • Responds to employee requests on issues related to benefits including health and life insurance, employee eligibility and enrollment, and distribution of policies.
  • Coordinates new employee orientation.

Pam Veach, Compensation Administrator - Ext. 3686 email her!

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  • Administers the county-wide classification and compensation system.
  • Maintains the County’s organizational charts.
  • Conducts organizational studies.
  • Conducts job audits.
  • Develops job descriptions.
  • Develops the annual Affirmative Action Plan.

Human Resources Department Contact

111 Court Ave, Suite 390
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone : (515) 286-3200
Fax : (515) 286-3316
Department Hours : 8am- 5pm, Mon.-Fri.

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Polk County Administrative Building
111 Court Ave, Suite 390
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 286-3200
Fax: (515) 286-3316
Dept. Hours: 8am- 5pm, Mon.-Fri.


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