Jul 27

[ARCHIVED] Meet Our Department - Human Resources

The original item was published from July 27, 2018 11:15 AM to September 15, 2022 4:26 PM

With a team of six, the Human Resources Department is dedicated to creating a genuine and approachable environment that encapsulates the hometown feel of our organization and our community. 

Main office and contact information:
Address: Parker Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet
Phone: 303.841.0353

Department website:

Number of Employees:
The Human Resource Department has six full-time employees

Longest serving employees and years on staff:
Steve Bedard 16 years
Tara Moore 15 years
Sheryl Lavell almost 10 years full-time, but worked for the Town part-time prior

Department overview:
The Human Resources Department manages a variety of services including benefits and wellness, performance management, hiring and recruitment, training and development and employee relations. The Town is proud of and values our workforce professionals by offering competitive pay, a generous benefits package and an ongoing commitment to professional development.

We are committed to the Town’s Core Values, which include integrity, teamwork, commitment to quality service and innovation. We abide by our mission statement: The Human Resources Department is dedicated to creating a genuine and approachable environment that encapsulates the hometown feel of our organization and our community. We take pride in our ability to be relationship builders through the total rewards offered in hiring, development, benefits and support. Strategically partnering with our customers ensures that we keep our number one asset at the forefront — YOU! Our goal is to empower employees and act as a resource that supports and values them in their work and life.

Department divisions:
While our department does not have divisions, we focus on the following services.

Risk Management: Responsible for all Town risk management and loss prevention issues, including evaluating and identifying risks, implementing solutions, and monitoring results; managing claims; administering workers' compensation and early return to work programs; managing ADA issues; conducting safety training; monitoring the random drug testing program and motor vehicle records checks; managing accident reporting and investigations; participating in Department Safety Committees; and managing and updating the Town's Loss Control Program.

Recruitment: Assisting department managers with identifying quality candidates for open positions within the Town.

Benefits & Wellness: Oversee the management of the Town’s comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees and coordinates wellness programs and initiatives for employees.

Performance Management: Oversees the performance evaluation process.

Training and Development: Develops, coordinates and delivers a variety of personal and professional training topics and opportunities for the organization. Also teams with departments for specific strategic training and development initiatives including prevention, team building and customer service.

Employee Relations: Assists in the day to day operations of employee relations including workplace investigations.

How does this department impact daily life for Parker residents?
We strive to provide full recruitment services aiming to employ high-level individuals to provide service throughout departments, which in turn, provides a high level of service for the community. Risk Management also works to keep our insurance costs low and keep worker’s compensation claims to a minimum, which shows we have a high level of fiscal responsibility to the community.

What would residents be surprised to learn about this department?
Our employee to staff ratio is approximately 128.5:1

How can residents get involved with the Human Resources Department?
If you would like to join our team, please visit