Human Resources

Responsibilities


The Linn County Human Resources Department works to assure the citizens and employees of Linn County equitable and cost-effective employment practices that comply with the letter and spirit of federal and state laws and generally accepted employment practices.


Linn County Employee Flood Recovery Update from the Board of Supervisors


Update: October 3, 2016
  • Thanks to the hard work and tremendous efforts of our county employees and partners, the Flood of 2016 is now largely behind most of us.
  • All five Linn County buildings that were closed during the recent flooding have reopened and services temporarily located have resumed normal operating hours and normal business functions. Those buildings are: the Juvenile Justice Center, Public Service Center, Sheriff's Office, Courthouse and Correctional Center.
  • The Courthouse and Sheriff's Office each sustained minor flood damage from water seepage (in the basement of the Sheriff's Office and sub-basement in the Courthouse). These issues are currently being addressed.
  • The Public Service Center, Juvenile Justice Center and Correctional Center sustained no water damage.
  • Congratulations to everybody for a job well done!
Update: September 30, 2016
  • The Juvenile Justice Center, Public Service Center, Sheriff's Office and Courthouse will all resume normal operating hours and normal business functions on Monday, October 3.
  • The Correctional Center remains closed. According to Sheriff Brian Gardner, male inmates have been returned to the jail. Female inmates remain in Washington County and will be returned to the jail within the next couple of days. Sheriff Gardner says that once the City of Cedar Rapids officially reopens the 3rd Avenue Bridge, his staff will consider reopening the jail for business to the general public.
  • The Planning & Development Department is currently conducting preliminary damage assessments in Palo and the unincorporated areas of Linn County.
  • The Linn County Conservation Department is working to repair park areas damaged by the flood.
  • Congratulations again to all county departments and employees for your extraordinary efforts during the past week!
Update: September 29, 2016
  • Many Linn County employees are in the midst of moving back to closed buildings and getting back to business in the wake of the flood.
  • Today the Juvenile Justice Center reopened its doors to the public.
  • Tomorrow (Friday, September 30) the Public Service Center will resume normal operating hours and normal business functions. All employees who work at the PSC should report to work tomorrow for their regular shift, with two exceptions: the Auditor's Office will continue to serve the public tomorrow at the CSB, then return to the PSC on Monday, October 3; the Treasurer's Office will operate tomorrow both at the CSB and the PSC. After 1 p.m., regular services will only be available at the PSC. Cash transactions with the Treasurer's Office will not be accepted at the CSB location. 
  • The Courthouse, Sheriff's Office and Correctional Center remain closed. County employees who work at these locations should NOT report to work tomorrow, unless directed to do so by their supervisor.
  • The Sheriff's Office will reopen for normal business on Monday morning, October 3.
  • The Secondary Road Department is in the midst of removing HESCO barriers from the Sheriff's Office, Correctional Center and Courthouse. Those employees have also been monitoring road closures due to flooding.
  • Information about the reopening of the Courthouse and Correctional Center will be shared once it becomes available.
Update: September 28, 2016
  • The Cedar River level is slowly dropping after cresting at nearly 22 feet yesterday. As a result, the City of Cedar Rapids has adjusted the evacuation area to a smaller perimeter. The Linn County Public Service Center and Linn County Juvenile Justice Center are now outside the evacuation area.
  • In keeping with Linn County's customer-centered culture, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved plans this morning to begin the process of of moving back to closed buildings.
  • The Public Service Center, Courthouse, Sheriff's Office and Jail will remain closed to the public. However, county employees who work at the PSC SHOULD report to work tomorrow (Thursday) for their regular shift, in order to prepare to reopen for the public on Friday. Please check with your supervisor to confirm the reporting location.
  • County employees who work at the Courthouse, Sheriff's Office and Jail SHOULD NOT report to work tomorrow, unless directed by their supervisor to do so.
Public Service Center
  • Today the facilities staff is working with designated employees from each department to return items to lower level storage and other areas of the building.
  • Tomorrow representatives from displaced departments at the PSC will begin returning items that were moved to the Community Services Building. IT staff will be available at the PSC to assist with the reconnection of computers and telephones.
  • The Auditor's Office will have regular services available at the Community Services Building for the remainder of this week. It will reopen to the public at the Public Service Center on Monday, October 3.
  • The Treasurer's Office will operate at both the Community Services Building and the Public Service Center for the rest of the week. Cash transactions with the Treasurer's Office will not be accepted at the Community Services Building location.
  • The Recorder's Office will process passports and have vital records available tomorrow at the CSB. They will reopen for business at the PSC on Friday with all regular services.
  • The Assessor's Office will have services available tomorrow at the CSB, then return to the PSC on Friday.
  • The Planning & Development Office will not have in-person service available tomorrow but will be available by phone at 319-892-5130. They plan to reopen for business as usual at the PSC on Friday.
Juvenile Justice Center
  • The Juvenile Justice Center is expected to reopen it's doors to the public tomorrow (Thursday).
Courthouse, Sheriff's Office and Correctional Center
  • The Communications, Patrol and Administration functions will return to the Sheriff's building within the next couple of days. The Sheriff's Office will reopen for normal business on Monday morning, October 3.
  • Information about the reopening of the Courthouse and Correctional Center will be shared once it becomes available.
Update: September 27, 2016
  • Congratulations! Now that the flood waters are receding in the downtown area, we are pleased to report that all county buildings in the flood zone sustained little or no damage, despite a 22-foot crest. This is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of so many county and city employees over the past six days. you should be very proud of your efforts!
  • For now, the Linn County Courthouse, Correctional Center, Sheriff's Office, Juvenile Justice Center and the Jean Oxley Public Service Center remain closed to the public and employees.
  • County employees who work in these buildings should not report to work on Wednesday unless they have been directed by their supervisor to report to an alternate location. If you have questions, please contact the county's Human Resources Department at 319-892-5120.
  • The Linn County Board of Supervisors will meet on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. to determine how and when displaced county employees can return to their offices in the closed buildings.
  • The following Public Service Center offices will continue to operate on a limited basis at the Community Services Building: Board of Supervisors; Assessor's Office - All regular services available; Auditor's Office (including Election Services) - All regular services available; Recorder's Office - Passports and vital records available; limited real estate transactions are available, no boat registrations at this time; Treasurer's Office - Property tax payments are being accepted via credit card, debit card, check or money orders (no cash payments), residents can also pay online at www.iowataxandtags.gov, beginning on Wednesday, September 28, the Treasurer's Office will be available to process motor vehicle transactions at the Community Services Building; Civil Attorney's Office; Facilities; Finance and Budget; Human Resources; Risk Management; and Purchasing.
  • If you are a county employee in need of flood assistance or emotional help, please contact the county's Human Resources Department at 319-892-5120.
Update: September 26, 2016
  • The Linn County Courthouse, Correctional Center, Sheriff's Office, Juvenile Justice Center and the Jean Oxley Public Service Center remain closed to the public and employees until further notice.
  • ​County employees who work in these buildings should not report to work until directed by their supervisor to report to an alternate location. If you have questions, please contact the county's Human Resources Department at 319-892-5120.
  • At the suggestion of Treasurer Sharon Gonzalez and at the request of the Linn County Board of Supervisors, Governor Branstad today granted a one-month property tax payment extension for Linn County residents. The new deadline for the first semiannual installment of property tax payments in Linn County is October 31. For more information, contact the Treasurer's Office at 319-892-5500.
  • Essential services at the Linn County Sheriff's Office (Patrol, Communications and Administration) have relocated to the Marion Police Department. Non-essential services (Civil, Finance, General Services and Criminal Divisions) have ceased operations and will resume only after flood waters have receded and the building can be reoccupied.
  • If you are a Linn County employee in need of flood assistance, please contact the county's Human Resources Department at 319-892-5120.
  • Offices at the Public Service Center has relocated to the Community Services Building. Those offices include: Board of Supervisors; Assessor's Office - All regular services available; Auditor's Office (including Election Services) - All regular services available; Recorder's Office - Passports, vital records, and limited real estate transactions are available, no boat registration at this time; Treasurer's Office - Property tax payments are being accepted via credit card, debit card, check or money orders (no cash payments), residents can also pay online at www.iowataxandtags.gov, but vehicle registration tags and titles are not being processed at this time; Civil Attorney's Office; Facilities; Finance and Budget; Human Resources; Risk Management; and Purchasing.
  • The American Red Cross is willing to help any Linn County Employee who is having emotional difficulties in the wake of the flood. Please call the county's Human Resources Department at 319-892-5120 for more information.
  • Please stay away from all flood impacted areas of the county until further notice. This is for your own safety and the safety of others.
Update: September 25, 2016
  • The Linn County Courthouse, Juvenile Justice Center and the Jean Oxley Public Service Center will be closed beginning tomorrow, Monday, September 26. The Linn County Facilities Department shut off water and sewer access in these buildings today. These buildings will remain closed to both the public and employees until further notice.
  • Some county employees will be relocated to the Community Services Building starting tomorrow. If you work at the Public Service Center, please check with your supervisor to determine if you should report to work tomorrow at the Community Services Building.
  • If you are being relocated to the Community Services Building, please remember to leave the front row of the parking lot open for customers.
  • Limited county services will be available to the public starting tomorrow at the Community Services Building. These services include: Assessor's Office - All regular services available; Auditor's Office - Early voting and registration, real estate functions, and accounting services; Treasurer's Office - Tax payments (no cash), no tags and titles at this time; Recorder's Office - Passports and vital records, no boat registration or real estate transactions for now.
  • If you don't know if you should report to work, please follow KCRG-TV (Channel 9) or WMT Radio (600 AM) at least one hour before your shift starts for more information.
  • If you are a Linn County employee in need of flood assistance, please contact the  county's Human Resources Department at 319-892-5120.
  • Please do not accept any offers for free labor, unless you are certain you are dealing with a volunteer organization that will never seek repayment.
Update: September 24, 2016
  • The Linn County Courthouse, Juvenile Justice Center and the Jean Oxley Public Service Center will be closed beginning on Monday, September 26. These buildings will remain closed to both the public and employees until further notice.
  • Beginning on Sunday, September 25, the Linn County Facilities Department will shut off access to water and sewer facilities in the Courthouse, Juvenile Justice Center and Public Service Center.
  • Some county employees will be relocated to the Community Services Building starting on Monday, September 26. If you work at the Public Service Center, please check with your supervisor to determine if you should report to work at the Community Services Building on Monday.
  • If you are being relocated to the Community Services Building and need your computer or phone, please coordinate the removal of these items with your supervisor in order to make sure they are removed from your office at the Public Service Center by Sunday, September 25.
  • If you are being relocated to the Community Services Building, please remember to leave the front row of the parking lot open for customers.
  • If you don't know if you should report to work, please follow KCRG-TV (Channel 9) or WMT Radio (600 AM) at least one hour before your shift starts for more information.
  • If you are a Linn County employee in need of flood assistance, please contact the county's Human Resources Department at 319-892-5120.
  • Please do not accept any offers for free labor, unless you are certain you are dealing with a volunteer organization that will never seek repayment.
Update: September 23, 2016
  • On Friday, September 23, the Linn County Sheriff's Office CLOSED for business. Essential services (Patrol, Communications, and Administration) have been or will soon be relocated to the Marion Police Department.
  • Non-essential services at the Sheriff's Office (Civil, Finance, General Services, and Criminal Divisions, have ceased operations and will resume only after flood waters have receded and the building can be reoccupied.
  • The Linn County Courthouse, Juvenile Justice Center and the Jean Oxley Public Service Center will be closed to the public beginning on Monday, September 26. These buildings will remain closed until further notice.
  • Beginning on Saturday, September 24, the Linn County Facilities Department will shut off access to water and sewer facilities in the Courthouse, Juvenile Justice Center and Public Service Center.
  • The Board of Supervisors has given discretion to department heads and elected officials to allow county employees to work in the Public Service Center while the building is closed to the public. Department heads and elected officials are encouraged to work with Human Resources on any staffing issues.
  • County employees who choose to work in the Public Service Center after Saturday, September 24, must be aware that the building will not have running water or sewer services.
  • Fleet and county-owner vehicles should be moved as soon as possible to the parking lot at the Community Services Building.