Human Resources

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"For people who make a difference"
Mailing Address:
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Toll Free: (800) 545-2433 x2464
Local: (312) 280-2464

Vision

Promote the values of integrity, diversity, customer satisfaction, professionalism, and teamwork through our constant innovation and collaboration.

Mission

Our mission is to contribute to the association’s achievement of its strategic goals through the effective use of its people. We provide the association with coordinated, proactive quality services that support their business goals and objectives and are consistent with Human Resources Management principles. Working with individual business units, our staff provides expertise in problem solving, planning, and direct services in the following areas: employee relations, organizational development, strategic planning, compensation/benefits, and employee development/staffing/recruitment, to produce business-oriented results.

Responsibilities

  • Negotiate the most cost effective benefit programs
  • Federal and local regulatory compliance
  • Ensuring equity in our pay practices
  • Identifying and using diverse sources of recruitment
  • Efficiently process and maintain employee records and data

Initiatives & Projects

  • Research, create, and implement strategic benefit initiatives
  • Enhance recruiting initiatives, develop new resources, and expand ALA outreach
  • Continued development of comprehensive onboarding program and the implementation of a fully integrated, comprehensive Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

Current Events

  • Wellness Programs
  • Job Fairs
  • TIAA-CREF sessions

Human Resources Staff

Cynthia Vivian
Director, Human Resources
(800) 545-2433 x5063 or direct (312) 280-5063
cvivian@ala.org
Sharon K. DeBates
Sr. Administrative Assistant
(800) 545-2433 x2468 or direct (312) 280-2468
sdebates@ala.org
Janice Kanis
Sr. Employee Benefits Specialist
(800) 545-2433 x2467 or direct (312) 280-2467
jmkanis@ala.org
Mary J. Pullen
Sr. Recruiter
(800) 545-2433 x2466 or direct (312) 280-2466
mpullen@ala.org
Beata Staruk
HRIS/Payroll Analyst
(800) 545-2433 x3249 or direct (312) 280-3249
bstaruk@ala.org