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Joanna Duncan

Joanna Duncan

Human Resources Manager

City of Peekskill

Human Resource Manager

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City of Peekskill

Human Resources Manager

Creates and maintains the City’s Employee Handbook to ensure that all personnel policies and procedures are up to date by continuously monitoring and evaluating its contents;

Assists with the administration of professional development of employees by conducting needs assessment for training, coordinating training classes with outside vendors and assisting the City Manger with development and cost monitoring of department’s training budget;

Conducts job evaluations and develops job descriptions to ensure both the effectiveness of each employee and that the descriptions accurately reflect current job assignments, duties and responsibilities;


Assists Corporation Counsel in labor relations functions for the City of Peekskill, including gathering information for contract negotiations, grievance administration and disciplinary procedures;

Establishes and oversees an effective performance appraisal process for the City through monitoring various components of the program with department heads and providing training and guidance throughout the entire process;

Oversees the administration of employee leaves to ensure compliance with federal, state and civil service laws, City policies and collective bargaining agreements;

Administers employee benefits program including paid leave and insurance, and
Interprets, applies and reviews federal and state labor laws and regulations that may apply to municipal employers to ensure compliance;

Prepares the Human Resources Department’s annual budget figures for the City Manager’s review;

Prepares and presents the Department’s operation report to the City Manager’s Office or City Council as requested.

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City of Peekskill

Administrative Intern

Processed Westchester County Civil Service transactions; coordinated employee benefits administration; oriented new employees to workplace process; conducted job analyses; interviewed civil service applicants; wrote City proclamations; maintained commuter databases; responded to public inquiries; liaised with City Hall Departments regarding City records; retrieved vital records for residents.

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Independent Contractor

Free Lancer

• Proofread/edit academic writing for graduate students; facilitate writing process for clients.

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Civilian Complaint Review Board

Investigator

• Researched and obtained documentary evidence for cases; drafted summaries of witness
interviews; wrote closing reports that describe factual findings; analyzed reasoning employed
to arrive at findings, and offered recommendations to the Overseeing Board.

Career

John Jay College

Writing Center Facilitator/ Tutor

• Taught one-on-one sessions with undergraduate and graduate students learning to write
papers for courses across the curriculum; developed advising materials and presentations to
support individual and group student sessions; served as a resource for the Director.

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Career

John Jay College

Professional Development Program Data Manager

• Critiqued student résumés and cover letters; facilitated résumé building and
cover letter workshops; created and maintained student intake databases.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Master of Public Administration (MPA), Management and Operations

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts, Humanities and Justice Studies