Human Resources

Contact Human Resources
  • Monday thru Friday, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
  • City Hall, First Floor55 Grinnell Plaza, Sheridan WY 82801
  • P 307-674-6483F 307-675-4270
  • Heather Doke, Human Resources Director[email protected]

As a strategic partner to internal departments and our community, The City of Sheridan's Human Resources Department is committed to retaining and developing a diverse workforce of dedicated public servants; and providing best in class human resources programs and services to effectively utilize and manage the City's most valuable asset - its people!

The Human Resources Department is an integral part of City Management, participating in strategic planning, budget, collective bargaining, and development of and adherence to policies and procedures regarding the City’s personnel – such as the Employee Handbook.

HR is involved in all aspects of an employee life-cycle, from recruitment to separation. Employee engagement is a large aspect of the department, supported through things like the Employee Newsletter, Employee Relations Committee, Safety BBQ, Annual Golf Tournament, Employee Recognition Party, and many other programs and services offered to show the City’s appreciation for their staff.

This department coordinates compensation and benefits for the entire City staff. This involves the assistance in running payroll, initiating pay studies, and implementation of certification increases; as well as the administration of health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, retirement packages, all types of leave, and initiatives that contribute to and protect employee well-being – such as the Wellness Program, Safety and Risk Management, and Workers Compensation.

In order to develop and maintain top-quality employees, HR is heavily involved in training and performance management through the creation of training opportunities, performance appraisals, promotion and advancement. When an employee is struggling, HR is there to help facilitate services with the Employee Assistance Program and Performance Improvement Plans to assist in the retention of our staff. When necessary, HR also assists with disciplinary action and separation.

Finally, the Human Resources Department is responsible for all personnel-connected records management. This department also handles liability insurance policies and claims.

Heather Doke

Heather Doke graduated from Utah State University in 2005 with a Master of Science in Human Resources. She is currently the Human Resources Director for the City of Sheridan. She also serves as the Legislative Chair on the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Board, as well as serving on the Wyoming State SHRM Board as Legislative Director. She is a Certified Professional through SHRM, and holds a PHR from HRCI.