In August 2008, the Otto Bremer Foundation awarded the Institute of Local Government an organizational effectiveness grant that was designed to strengthen and build an infrastructure to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of human resource management in local governments throughout North Dakota. The Human Resource Collaborative was created and the partnering agencies involved in this Collaborative are the ND Association of Counties, ND League of Cities, ND School Boards Association, ND Parks and Recreation Association and the ND Insurance Reserve Fund.
The HR Collaborative for Local Government (HRC) has built a structure for providing over 800 units of local government in North Dakota with a set of tools, resources and training on human resource management. These tools were designed to increase the awareness and understanding of the importance of human resource management for elected/appointed officials and employees, to offer an online tool to research HR questions (HR Reference Guide) and to provide on-going training/information on emerging HR issues.
Technical Assistance Committee:
Alisha Adolf, NDACo
Helen Askim, Williams County
Wendy Bent, Morton County
Genny Dienstmann, NDACo
Julie Fornshell, NDRPA
Stacy Geiger, Bismarck Public Schools
Chuck Horter, NDACo
Taylor Lassiter, ND School Boards Association
Nancy Reis, NDIRF
Carissa Richter, NDLC
Tanya Wieler, Dakota Dynamics
Kathy Hogan, Consultant