Our Human Resources team supports the school district’s mission and vision by providing quality HR services to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce. We strive to maximize the potential of employees in all positions and recognize their abilities to contribute to the overall success of our students, teachers, administrators, office staff, paraprofessionals, custodians, nutrition services, technology, and transportation employees.
Human Resources is located at the District Office at 30805 Olson Street in Pequot Lakes. The District Office is in the same building as the high school and middle school.
Functions in the Office include the following:
- Payroll Processing & Recordkeeping
- Benefits Administration & Support
- Workers Compensation Administration
- Affordable Care Act Compliance
Payroll Processing & Recordkeeping
The HR department is responsible for the preparation of paychecks (including withholding and deductions), the distribution of paychecks, and the payment and reporting of payroll taxes. The business office also maintains the financial records for employee wages/salaries, withholding, deductions, employee leave time (holidays, sick, vacation, personal, etc.), and other items on employee paychecks.
Benefits Administration & Support
The HR department is responsible for the management of the district’s group benefit programs (group health, dental, vision, long-term disability, worker’s compensation, life insurance, flexible spending plan, and 403(b) plan). The HR department also trains employees in understanding how the district benefit programs work and what types of standards employees must meet in order to qualify for benefits.
Workers Compensation Administration
The HR department administers the worker's compensation insurance program for the District. If an employee of the district is injured while working, the HR department will help him/her with the necessary paperwork and provide resources to aid in the employees’ recovery.
Affordable Care Act Compliance
The HR department has worked diligently to ensure that the Pequot Lakes School District is in compliance with the Affordable Care Act and continues to work with the district’s health providers to ensure the compliance meets or exceeds ACA regulations.
Pequot Lakes School District is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of ISD 186 not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other reason prohibited by applicable laws, in its programs, services, activities, or employment practices.
Human Resources Staff
Megan CarlsonHuman Resources/Payroll218.568.9203