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Director: Mike Knox

202 728-6006

About the Department

The Personnel Department’s primary responsibility is to provide assistance to the staff of the International President and the International Secretary-Treasurer in making the best possible use of the International Office’s human resources.  The department administers employee health and welfare benefits, processes retirements and handles various personnel matters.  The Personnel Department can assist when a liaison is needed between the employees and their medical carriers.

The department also addresses concerns regarding the following:

  • Civil Rights Act

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Act

  • Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Fair Labor Standards Act

  • Fair Credit Employment Act

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act

  • Family and Medical Leave Act

  • Employee Health & Welfare Benefits information for active full-time and retired officers, assistants, international representatives and office employees hired by the International President of the IBEW International Office located in Washington, DC.  NOTE: Covered individuals under this Plan either work at the international office, or one of the district offices in the United States, or retired from one of these locations.  A surviving spouse of the previously named individuals may also be covered under this plan.

The Personnel Department’s responsibilities include:

  • Administer employee health and welfare benefits and maintain health care information

  • Process medical, dental, vision, prescription, legal benefit, and various other payments

  • Ensure compliance with the various laws regarding the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA), the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

  • Consult with other departments to analyze and prepare job descriptions and the specifications for jobs within a particular department

  • Handles employee grievances from the first step through the arbitration hearing

  • Manages building access and security issues to ensure the safety of the building

  • Coordinate various community relations events