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.


DJ Castelein DJ Castelein

Human Resources Coordinator

DJ Castelein was hired in January 2016 as the Human Resources Coordinator. She has 9 years of experience and has her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. DJ performs HR generalist functions for Johnson County including worker’s compensation, safety, drug-testing, training, employee/labor relations, recruiting, and benefit administration.


Greg Means
Greg Means  

Human Resources Assistant

Greg Means was hired as the Human Resources Assistant in May 2015 after working as an intern for the department during his senior year at the University of Iowa. He works closely with onboarding (recruitment and employee orientation), employee events, trainings and diversity. Greg is on several committees for the County and is chair of the County’s Diversity Committee.


Kymberly Zomermaand
Kymberly Zomermaand

Human Resources Assistant

Kymberly was hired as the Human Resources Assistant in July 2016 after working in the Auditor's Office for two years. She works with recruiting, workers' compensation, safety, drug testing, and benefit administration. Kymberly 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
Fax: 319-339-6182


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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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