The Human Resources Department was established in 2001 to handle the needs of the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Personnel, Payroll and Risk Management functions.
THE MISSION OF THE PERSONNEL/PAYROLL DIVISION IS TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO THE BOROUGH AND TO ENSURE ADEQUATE LEVELS OF HUMAN CAPITAL ARE AVAILABLE WHEN NEEDED. Maintain a quality personnel/payroll resource management system and maintain legal employment practices that support strategic Borough goals and fulfill workforce needs. Develop workforce strategic planning process and programs; provide and coordinate meaningful employee training programs. Serve as liaison between management and the various unions.
RISK MANAGEMENT DIVISION
THE MISSION OF THE RISK MANAGEMENT DIVISION IS TO PROTECT FROM AND MITIGATE THE EFFECTS OF UNPREDICTABLE CASUALTY LOSSES ON THE PERSONNEL, PHYSICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSETS OF THE BOROUGH AND SCHOOL DISTRICT AND TO COORDINATE, PROMOTE AND MONITOR EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS.
The Division manages the Borough and School District’s self-funded programs for employee health, property, general and auto liability and workers’ compensation; obtains insurance coverage for the Borough, School District, Road Service Districts; maintains databases for employee health benefits, self-insured claims, safety, student injuries, facility incidents and for contractor insurance certificates; provides occupational health and safety services to Borough and School District and administers Borough employee benefit programs (deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, employee assistance program, employment-related medical exams).