Angela Knupp
Director of Human Resources

309 West Mar­ket Street, Room 113
Jones­boro, Illi­nois 62952

Phone: 618–833-5316
Fax: 618–833-8566

Office Hours: Mon­day-Fri­day, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Duties & Responsibilities

Human Resource Direc­tor sup­ports all Coun­ty employ­ees, offi­cers, and depart­ments.  The Human Resource Direc­tor pro­vides cen­tral­ized admin­is­tra­tion for the activ­i­ties asso­ci­at­ed with per­son­nel com­pen­sa­tion, ben­e­fits and per­son­nel records.

  • Addi­tion­al ser­vices include:
  • Adver­tis­ing and recruit­ing employment
  • Pro­vid­ing employ­ee rela­tions con­sult­ing to employ­ees, super­vi­sors and lead­ers to resolve issues, improve work rela­tion­ships, and main­tain a pos­i­tive work environment
  • Devel­op and inter­pret policies
  • Part­ner­ship with depart­ments and employ­ees to meet the chang­ing needs of the organization
  • IMRF agent


The FMLA enti­tles eli­gi­ble employ­ees of cov­ered employ­ers to take unpaid, job-pro­tect­ed leave for spec­i­fied fam­i­ly and med­ical rea­sons with con­tin­u­a­tion of group health insur­ance cov­er­age under the same terms and con­di­tions as if the employ­ee had not tak­en leave. Eli­gi­ble employ­ees are enti­tled to:

      • Twelve work­weeks of leave in a 12-month peri­od for: 
        • the birth of a child and to care for the new­born child with­in one year of birth;
        • the place­ment with the employ­ee of a child for adop­tion or fos­ter care and to care for the new­ly placed child with­in one year of placement;
        • to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or par­ent who has a seri­ous health condition;
        • a seri­ous health con­di­tion that makes the employ­ee unable to per­form the essen­tial func­tions of his or her job;
        • any qual­i­fy­ing exi­gency aris­ing out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daugh­ter, or par­ent is a cov­ered mil­i­tary mem­ber on “cov­ered active duty;” or
      • Twen­ty-six work­weeks of leave dur­ing a sin­gle 12-month peri­od to care for a cov­ered ser­vice mem­ber with a seri­ous injury or ill­ness if the eli­gi­ble employ­ee is the ser­vice member’s spouse, son, daugh­ter, par­ent, or next of kin (mil­i­tary care­giv­er leave).


Click here for the most recent FMLA forms avail­able by the US Depart­ment of Labor