- Business and Human Resources
Albert S. Rakas- Administrator
The Business and Human Resources Department (B & HR) provides the internal services needed for ODOT District 5’s daily operation. The B & HR Department consists of the following areas of responsibility:
Accounting/Finance - Responsible for all payroll, purchasing, accounts receivable, accounts payable and oversees the budget for District 5.
Employee Services - Provides quality service through the selective hiring process and coordination of all personnel activities throughout the district, including coordination of equal employment opportunities, recruitment, position descriptions, electronic personnel action requests (e-PAR), interview/selection process, Transportation Civil Engineer (TCE) Program, College Intern Program, Transportation Seasonal Help Program (Summer Program) and the Fall/Winter Highway Technician Seasonal Program. This office also coordinates benefits, such as life and health insurance, and disability matters for District 5 employees.
Provides property management and maintenance of all District 5 facilities
including thirty-one sites, with roughly 150 structures, which includes the
District complex in Jacksontown, all county garages, outposts, weigh scales,
and rest areas. This department also works to plan and build new structures
according to our Facilities Master Plan.
Information Technology (IT) - Responsible for providing support services for computer hardware, software, and telecommunications for District employees.
Employee Development – Facilitates the professional development of District 5 employees through training and education. Also promotes employee wellness via health fairs and other informational health related programs. This office also oversees the Safety Program which is charged with ensuring that District employees have a safe and healthy working environment. In addition, Safety is responsible for the investigation of all work-related injuries, workers compensation claims, and damage claims.