Human Resources

Department Head: Laura Belanger Tess


Address: 1462 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: (715)346-1327
Fax: (715)343-6274
Hours: 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Services and Functions

The mission of the Human Resources is to provide effective human resources services to county management, supervisors and employees; maintain compliance with all regulations and to administer all Personnel policies and procedures. This is accomplished through the following functions:

  • Labor relations
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Recruitment and hiring
  • Personnel records maintenance
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Employee orientation
  • Wage and salary administration
  • Benefits administration
  • Law compliance
  • Training and education
  • Employee relations and research

The county has approximately 600 permanent employees. Applications for employment are accepted by the Human Resources Department only when a vacancy exists and the county is actively recruiting. When positions are available, they are advertised in the local daily and weekly newspapers and posted at the Job Service office and the Human Resources office. Applications for deputy sheriff and corrections officer positions are normally accepted once or twice a year and hiring is done from certified eligibility lists. Seasonal summer applications are normally accepted in April and May of each year. Applications for other positions are accepted throughout the year as positions become available.

For further information about employment opportunities, contact the Human Resources Department, 1462 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481, or call (715)346-1327 or the Portage County Job Hotline at (715)346-1345.

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