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Department Information

The Human Resource Department is responsible for collecting, organizing and managing the data related to every employee of the Westfield Public Schools.The process begins with recruitment and advertising employment opportunities and continues as a candidate is recommended for appointment to a position and appointed by the Board of Education.

The Human Resource department ensures that employees are provided with appropriate compensation and any other necessary information related to the specific position and the department works closely with the Payroll Department to ensure that all records are accurate and according to negotiated agreements. The Human Resource Department also maintains records such as participation in professional development activities, attendance including personal leave, sick leave, vacation leave and other temporary and extended leaves of absence. The department is responsible for providing substitute coverage when an employee is unable to be present. Records are managed for all teachers and administrators, substitutes, secretaries, nurses, custodians and paraprofessionals.

The following items represent some of the functions of the Department of Human Resources:
  • Applications/Resumes
  • Recruiting
  • Advertisements
  • New Hires
  • Certifications
  • NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Reporting
  • Fingerprinting/Criminal History
  • Provisional Teacher Program
  • Contracts
  • Mentor Assignments and Mentor Training
  • Mentoring Committee
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Conference Reimbursement
  • Professional Development Tracking
  • Travel Reimbursement
  • Salary Guide Advancement
  • Joint Staff Evaluation Committee
  • State Reports
  • Seniority Lists
  • Elementary Prep Scheduling
  • Daily Attendance Substitute Finder
  • Attendance Tracking Annual Records
Ms. Barbara Ball manages the Human Resource Office, and the office is staffed by Ms. Carla Wolf, Ms. Barbara Barnansky and Ms. Jill Kelly.