Personnel & Culture

Eric Melnyezenko

Eric Melnyczenko
Assistant Superintendent of Personnel & Culture

Phone: 708-367-8338
Email: [email protected]


Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Personnel & Culture is to efficiently and effectively recruit, employ, develop, retain, and serve a high-quality and diverse labor force whose members consistently demonstrate their belief in and commitment to the District's vision of empowering and inspiring all learners.


  • To ensure that all positions in Crete-Monee School District 201-U are filled with the strongest employees in the marketplace
  • To ensure an applicant pool that meets the staffing needs of Crete-Monee School District 201-U
  • To ensure that this is a district where prospective employees desire to work, and current employees wish to stay
  • To ensure a free and appropriate work environment for all 201-U employees

Department Overview
The Office of Personnel & Culture is responsible for recruiting, screening, and hiring all district employees. Among the many programs the department supervises are employee orientation, benefits such as health insurance, employee recognition, retirement, teacher certification, employee evaluation, and fingerprinting. Crete-Monee School District 201-U employs approximately 700 people. There are approximately 400 certified staff and 300 support staff.

The department is also responsible for the maintenance of official personnel records, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, worker's compensation, unemployment compensation, wage and salary computation, employment of substitute employees, and working with other departments to provide professional development for all employee groups.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Crete-Monee School District 201-U is an equal-opportunity employer. Crete-Monee School District does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, handicap, or disability unrelated to the individual's ability to perform his/her job.

Inquiries regarding compliance with state and federal non-discrimination requirements may be directed to Eric Melnyczenko, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel & Culture, Crete-Monee School District 201-U, 690 W. Exchange St., Crete, IL 60417.

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