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Human Resources

We provide comprehensive services that include staff development, recruitment, staffing, classification and compensation, research, benefits, complaint resolution and diversity awareness. To retain the best and brightest talent, we offer competitive salaries and benefits, challenging career opportunities, and a diverse work environment. On this site, you will find current job opportunities as well as our policies regarding equal opportunity. We also invite you to click here to review the results of a campus wide work environment survey which reveal why Copper Mountain College employees feel a high sense of job satisfaction.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Copper Mountain College is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity for all persons and to provide educational and employment opportunities free from discrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, gender identification, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disabilities, and other physical or verbal conduct. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the School District’s Title IX Officer and/or Section 504/ADA Coordinator.

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Jan 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2023 (click here to view)

The Copper Mountain College application process is entirely online. You will need an e-mail account to complete the online application, an electronic copy of your current Resume/CV, references, cover letter, and your college transcripts (if applicable). For login assistance or questions about filling out your application, please contact NEOGOV directly at:  Direct: (310) 469-0515 · Toll-free: (855) 524-5627 · Monday–Friday · 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time

We look forward to providing you with services by telephone, email, or in person. Please call or email if you need assistance or to make an appointment.

Insurance, Worker’s Comp, Leaves, Accommodations:
Danielle Jackson, Human Resources Specialist II
(760)-366-5201 x5433 or djackson@cmccd.edu

Recruitment and Hiring:
Sharlah Harvey, Human Resources Specialist II
(760)-366-5201 x5267 or sharvey@cmccd.edu

Chief Human Resources Officer, Equal Employment Opportunity, Title IX:
Bonnie Bilger, Chief Human Resources Officer
(760)-366-5285 or bbilger@cmccd.edu

Office Location

Our office is located in the 100 Quad of the Joshua Tree campus.

Hours for in person services:

Monday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday
8:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CMC Organizational Chart

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District Password Policy

The required length and complexity requirements for District passwords will change. You will be required to use a password that is at least 12-characters and includes 3 of the following four categories:

• Uppercase letter (A through Z)
• Lowercase letter (a through z)
• Number (0 through 9)
• Special character (for example, !, $, #, %)

In addition, previously used passwords cannot be reused.
Passwords may not contain the user’s account name or parts of the user’s full name that exceed two consecutive characters.

Complexity requirements are enforced when passwords are changed or created. You will be required to change your password every 180 days. In addition, users that have not changed their password in the last 6 months will be required to modify their password when the policy is implemented.

We recommend changing your password soon to comply with the new requirements. The policy will be implemented on Aug 1, 2019 for all Staff, Faculty, Vendor and Student Worker District accounts. Please contact the IS Department using the ServiceDesk system if you have any questions regarding how to change your current password. Note: CMC Student account password policy changes will come at a later date.

You may ask, “who is going to remember a 12-character complex password”? For this reason, we recommend using a phassPHRASE instead of a passWORD. Something like “I like 2 eat pizza!” meets all the requirements and is easier to remember. Just don’t make it too easy to guess. Note: the space is a valid character for your CMC email, portal and computer login passwords.

Recommendations for CMC and personal account passwords (never use the same password for District accounts and personal accounts):

photo with password instructions

Workers’ Compensation – Employee Responsibilities

Work-Related Emergency

In a Work-Related Emergency Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest health care provider or emergency room regardless of whether they are a Wellcomp Medical Provider Network (MPN) participant. (A work-related emergency is defined as a medical condition, starting with the sudden onset of severe symptoms that, without immediate medical attention, could place your health in serious jeopardy).

  • Contact your Supervisor and Human Resources at the earliest possible convivence, after treatment.
  • Pick up, fill out and turn in the Worker’s Compensation packet from HR.
  • Send ALL doctors’ notes for initial treatment, follow-up visits, and/or therapy visits to the HR Office by fax or through district mail (on the day of treatment if possible).  Fax information to (760) 366-5258 or send through district mail to Human Resources Office.

ALL other work-related injuries or illnesses

  1. If you are injured on the job, report the injury to your supervisor immediately, then call COMPANY NURSE© 1-888-375-0280 (24hrs/7days), where you will speak to a registered nurse who will take your information and either refer you for medical treatment or give care advice.
  2. If medical treatment is declined on initial call to COMPANY NURSE©, but is later necessary, you must call COMPANY NURSE© back for a medical referral AND notify your supervisor.

If You Require Medical Treatment

  1. Copper Mountain College participates in the MPN for treatment of workers’ compensation injuries. Unless you have properly pre-designated a personal health care provider, before your injury, you must obtain treatment through an MPN provider. Employees will be held responsible for self-procured or out of MPN treatment.
  2. You will have no out-of-pocket cost. Go to the medical facility advised by COMPANY NURSE© for initial treatment. If applicable, give the pharmacy the Pharmacy First Fill Form (8.5 x 11 page) from the packet. They can call myMatrixx (877) 804-4900 if they need authorization or have questions.
  3. All Follow-Up Treatments: Must be performed by an approved workers’ compensation physician or facility and must be pre-authorized by York RSG, our Workers’ Compensation Claims Administrator.

After Medical Treatment:

  • If you’re released to Return to Work on REGULAR duty, you must obtain authorization from the medical facility to return to work (even if no time is lost) and send it to the HR Office.
  • If you’re released to Return to Work on MODIFIED/LIGHT duty, before you can return to work, you must meet with your supervisor who will work with the Human Resources Office to determine if you’re able to perform your duties while accommodating your restrictions. When on Modified Duty, any injury-related medical appointments will be on your own time, using sick or vacation leave. Working with your supervisor, you may also flex your schedule around the appointments.
  • If you’re NOT released to Return to Work with the stipulated restrictions, you will remain on workers’ compensation leave*. It will be your responsibility to notify the appropriate people by phone AND email. Only absences specifically required by the treating doctor will be accepted as workers’ compensation. Send paperwork restricting you from work to the HR Office.
  • Medical appointments for work related injuries should be made before or after working hours whenever possible, and if not possible, the appointment should be scheduled to minimize time away from work.

* For additional information see: CSEA Contract section on Industrial Injury or Illness Leave; or the CMCFA Contract section on Industrial Accident or Illness Leave.

All absences for treatment must be verified by a note from the treating facility. Send ALL doctors’ notes for initial treatment, follow-up, and/or therapy visits to the HR Officer by Fax (760) 366-5258 or email, Danielle Jackson: Djackson@cmccd.edu, and CC Bonnie Bilger: bbilger@cmccd.edu.

If you have any questions regarding your Workers’ Compensation benefits, please contact CMC’s Human Resources Office, at (760)366-5267.

Medicare Planning Timeline

Retired and Turning 65 or Retiring at 65

If you are already retired and are turning 65 OR are planning to retire at age 65, here are some important things you should know.
Mark your calendar with your Initial Enrollment Period. Your initial Enrollment Period is the official time you can enroll in Medicare. It lasts a total of 7 months; 3 months prior to your birth month, you birth month, and 3 months following your birth month. Your Medicare benefits will be effective the first of the month of your birth month. If your birthday falls on the first of the month, your Medicare would be effective the first of the month prior to your birth month.

4-6 MONTHS PRIOR TO TURNING 65
• Contact your district benefits office
o To learn about your districts Medicare plans and requirement options
o To confirm your benefits termination date

3 MONTHS PRIOR TO TURNING 65
• Apply for Medicare Parts A & B through Social Security by one of the following ways
o Online at ssa.gov
o In person at your local Social Security Office
o Over the phone at 800-772-1213

2 MONTHS PRIOR TO TURNING 65
• Review all of your plan options to see what best fits your needs
• Contact VEBA Post 65 at 619-961-2047 or post65inquiries@mcgregorinc.com to consider enrolling in a Group Plan

1 MONTH PRIOR TO TURNING 65
• Complete and submit your enrollment forms to your preferred provider
o Direct with carrier for Individual Plans
o VEBA Post 65 Coordinator for your Group Plan
Note: You must be eligible an enrolled in Medicare Parts A & B prior to enrolling on Medicare Advantage or Supplement plan

Working Past 65

If you plan on working past age 65, here are some important things you should know.
Mark your calendar with your Special Enrollment Period. If you are planning to work past age 65, your Special Enrollment Period is the official time to enroll in Medicare once you retire. This 8-month period starts when your employment ends or when your group coverage ends, whichever comes first.

3 MONTHS PRIOR TO TURNING 65
• Contact your district benefit office to confirm your active group benefits
• Defer your Medicare Parts B enrollment

3 MONTHS PRIOR TO RETIREMENT
• Contact your district benefits office
o To learn about your districts Medicare plans and requirement options
o To confirm your benefits termination date
o To sign a proof of creditable coverage form
• Apply for Medicare Part B through Social Security by one of the following ways
o Online at ssa.gov
o In person at your local Social Security Office
o Over the phone at 800-772-1213

2 MONTHS PRIOR TO TURNING 65
• Review all of your plan options to see what best fits your needs
• Contact VEBA Post 65 at 619-961-2047 or post65inquiries@mcgregorinc.com to consider enrolling in a Group Plan

1 MONTH PRIOR TO TURNING 65
• Complete and submit your enrollment forms to your preferred provider
o Direct with carrier for Individual Plans
o VEBA Post 65 Coordinator for your Group Plan
Note: You must be eligible an enrolled in Medicare Parts A & B prior to enrolling on Medicare Advantage or Supplement plan

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Federal Program Information

Information  Fact Sheet  FAQ  Infographic Application Help Tool  

Human Resources does not submit the completed form to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

AB 463 adds Section 97489 to the Education Code and requires the Chancellor’s Office to develop materials, as specified, to increase awareness among community college faculty of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLS) federal program and provide these materials to each community college district for dissemination to all faculty employees.

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness is a Federal Program to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. Under this program, borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their eligible federal student loans after they have made 120 payments on those loans under certain repayment plans while employed full time for at least 10 years by certain public service employers.

Copper Mountain College faculty and full-time employees reference the links above for more information and application materials.

For more information, visit the Federal Student Website. It is important to read all information thoroughly to ensure your application to the Federal Program is not rejected. It is each employees responsibility to submit their completed document to the Federal Program.

Mission Statement 

The Copper Mountain Community College District Office of Human Resources is dedicated to providing premier, unparalleled expertise in all aspects of Human Resources services, which are aligned with the District’s Mission and entrusted by the Board of Trustees.

Through a collaborative effort, the Office of Human Resources encourages a service culture which promotes a productive, accountable and performance driven work environment. We continually strive to ensure a seamless approach to Human Resources activities that integrate with the total range of Human Resources services provided. We are committed to the professional development of our team. We represent the best of Human Resources to the community while supporting and promoting diversity, innovation, flexibility and excellence throughout the organization.

We represent the highest degree of professionalism and are supported by committed members of diverse talents, interests and experiences.

Core Values

  • Integrity, honesty and shared responsibility in all we do;
  • Unlimited capability of the HR team;
  • Power of individual and team commitment;
  • Quality and excellence in delivery of HR services;
  • Creativity and innovation through continuous learning and improvement;
  • Accountability and ownership for our successes and opportunities for growth and enhancement;
  • Efficiency and effectiveness in our work;
  • Sensitivity, care and concern for all those we serve;
  • Creating and maintaining an environment that instills trust and confidence;
  • Commitment to diversity within our community;
  • Harmony and unity of our HR team.

Vision

  • We accept the most difficult challenges as opportunities for further growth;
  • We work in a cooperative spirit with our colleagues, Board of Trustees, Administrators, students and the community;
  • We welcome change as an opportunity for continuous growth and improvement;
  • We seek innovative technology to improve quality and expand the breadth of our services;
  • We promote continuous learning and professional development;
  • We draw upon individual and team contributions to achieve excellence;
  • We are energized by common goals and an environment of open and honest communication;
  • We foster a “can do” spirit;
  • We provide a personal touch in our delivery of services;
  • We are personally fulfilled and invigorated by our work.