Human Resources

Announcements:

Four Oaks Staff Chat Follow up

For the past two months, we have conducted 24 Staff Chats at sites across Four Oaks, Jane Boyd, the Affordable Housing Network and Family Resources. We had an estimated 500 staff attend these events, that featured the CARE Team’s work – with team and supervisor kits, along with popcorn. Our thanks to Anne for taking the time to personally attend all of these chats which provided an opportunity for her to visit our Davenport, Muscatine and Moline sites. 

Anne used the Staff Chats as an opportunity to share what we can expect in the year we just started: 1) we can expect change to continue, and we are good at adapting to change; 2) our purpose will not change – helping children and families achieve stability in the short and long-run (TotalChild); and 3) we are a team at a program/department, site, agency and enterprise level - and our teams will grow stronger this next year.  

2017 Staff Chat Q&A

Wellmark ID Notice

Wellmark is issuing all new ID numbers after July 1, 2017. Cards will be issued soon, but if you have any issues before receiving your new ID, please either contact Ronda Welper at 319-784-2033 or Wellmark Customer Service at 800-362-2230.

Enterprise "On Call" Resources

July 1 is here! Need help? 

As we transition to new contracts on July 1, you may find yourself with questions that need to be answered quickly in order to do your job. To assist you, we have identified staff who will be "on call" across the Enterprise to provide guidance and support as we roll out the new RRTS and CISR contracts.

This list includes staff from Leadership and Program Leads (RRTS & CISR), IT, Human Resources, and other departments. CLICK HERE for the Enterprise On Call List.

Thanks for doing everything you can to provide quality service to clients during this time of change.

University Partnerships with the Four Oaks Enterprise


“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” –Benjamin Franklin

The Four Oaks’ enterprise lives out its mission by helping our employees meet all their educational needs through its work with community partners.  Throughout this fiscal year, we have been meeting with local universities to offer you the ability to further your education at an affordable rate. Please see the below details regarding partnerships we have forged with Kaplan University, Mount Mercy University and the University of Dubuque. We are continuing to work with other colleges and universities across the state to benefit all employees. Please contact George Ramsey at gramsey@fouroaks.org or 319-784-2067 if you have any questions. 


Kaplan University offers “A Different School of Thought” for Four Oaks employees. Flexible online learning for more than 180 programs, including associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees as well as certificate programs in business, information technology, criminal justice, health sciences. For more information, please call Rachel Holland at 319-363-0481 or by email at rholland@kaplan.edu.
Mount Mercy University offers a 10% tuition discount for any full-time Four Oaks employee who is enrolled in our accelerated, graduate and online programs. The 5 and 10 week course schedules along with evening classes allow for you to maintain a job, spend time with family and friends, and still pursue your degree all while completing the program. Please contact Graduate and Accelerated Admissions Recruiter, Tyler Poldervaart  at 319-640-3895 or tpoldervaart@mtmercy.edu  for more information.
The University of Dubuque invites the staff of Four Oaks to consider the University of Dubuque’s Cedar Rapids LIFE campus to complete, or pursue, a bachelors or masters degree through their five-week, face to face program. For adult learners, ages 23 and over, enroll now to receive a 50% tuition discount per credit hour on courses offered on weekday evenings at their location at the Cedar Rapids LIFE Center. Visit their website at http://lifeahead.dbq.edu, or contact Angie Etscheidt, Director of LIFE Admission-Cedar Rapids at 319-775-0204 or aetscheidt@dbq.edu for more information.


DOL Update:

On Nov. 22, 2016, a Federal Judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor overtime rule that was to go into effect December 1.
What does this mean for us? We will be putting our process on hold until a final ruling has been made.
We are communicating directly with staff and supervisors who are directly impacted by this change.

If you have questions, please e-mail humanresources@fouroaks.org.

HR Mission Statement

Our mission is to earn the trust and respect of our most valuable asset, our employees, to continually strengthen them in their work and to help them achieve success in their careers, in order to achieve our goal of hiring and retaining the best work force in the industry and of being a preferred social services employer.

HR Team

Karen Bruess, HR Director
kbruess@fouroaks.org
319-784-2015

Danielle Graham, SR. Human Resources Manager
dgraham@fouroaks.org
319-784-2044

Jessica Steffen, Human Resources Manager
jfsteffen@fouroaks.org
319-784-2241

Sue Schantz, Payroll Manager
sschantz@fouroaks.org
319-784-2022

Ronda Welper, Benefit’s Manager
rwelper@fouroaks.org
319-784-2033

Mindy Foltz, HR Generalist
mfoltz@famres.org
(563) 468-2348

Tom Blankenheim, Recruiter
tblankenheim@fouroaks.org
319-784-2125

Daniel Morgan, HR Assistant
dmorgan@fouroaks.org
319-784-2027

Kim Corkery, HR Assistant
kcorkery@fouroaks.org

Eara Nimmers, HR Assistant
enimmers@fouroaks.org

Matthew Lechtenberg, Records Technician
mlechtenberg@fouroaks.org
319-784-2032

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Payroll Information

Contact: Sue Schantz
Phone: (319) 784-2022
Email: payroll@fouroaks.org

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