Human Rosourced Department

 The Human Resources Department keeps Johnson County in compliance with legislation, assists employees with employment related issues, and enhances the work environment.


Human Resources Services
Recruiting and Retention • Orientation and Training • Compensation and Benefit Administration • Safety/Workers' Compensation • Policy Administration • Employment/Labor Relations • Counseling for Employees and Managers • Employee Events and Communications

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  Lora Shramek
Lora Shramek

Human Resources Administrator

Lora Shramek was hired in January 1998 to start the department. She has 20 years experience and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Lora works with management practice issues, employee/labor relations, policy development & revision, and discipline. She is also the ADA coordinator.



  Dnan Stafford
Dana Stafford

Human Resources Coordinator

Dana Stafford was hired as a Human Resources Coordinator in July 2007. She has 10 years experience and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM-CP.  She works closely with workers' compensation, safety, training, recruitment, orientation and employee events.



  Lorena Gingerich
Lorena Gingerich

Human Resources Coordinator

Lorena joined the Johnson County Human Resources department in December of 2012.  She has worked in the public arena for more than 9 years, first with the City of West Liberty, Iowa for 8 years as an Administrative Secretary/Payroll Specialist, and one year with the Johnson County Assessor’s office.  She has over 10 years of human resources experience working in various business environments including testing and assessment, student financial aid, health and human services and higher education.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an Emphasis in HR Management and holds a certificate in Employment Law from Simpson College.   Lorena works closely with Talent Acquisition, training, new employee orientation and serves on the Diversity Committee. 


  Susie McAreavy
Susie McAreavy

Human Resources Office Assistant

Susie was hired as the Human Resources Office Assistant in February 2010.  She performs supportive functions for the HR department involving recruiting, workers' compensation, safety, drug testing, employee/labor relations, and benefit administration.  Susie is also involved with employee events, charitable campaigns and the County Fair.

Contact Information
Johnson County Administration Building
913 S Dubuque St
Suite 103
Iowa City IA 52240

Phone: 319-356-6003 or 319-339-6183 or 319-339-6186
Fax: 319-339-6182


Lora Shramek   Lorena Gingerich   Dana Stafford   Susie McAreavy

Office hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

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Our Mission Statement
To provide top quality service in all human resource functions with integrity, responsiveness, and sensitivity to the employees of Johnson County and to our other customers.


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