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Employees

Ranges of rates for salaries and benefits for Forestry Staff

The State of Michigan - Department of Natural Resources employs a number of different Civil Service Classifications that perform work in the State Forests. The State Compensation Plan contains the salaries for all state employees.

Department of Civil Service - State Compensation Plan
The Employee Benefits contains information on benefits for all state employees.

Department of Civil Service - Employee Benefits

Safety records for employees and woods contractors
See Forest, Mineral and Fire Management- Safety Policy 121

Policies/procedures for employee performance reviews

HRMN Employee Instructions

DNR Personnel Manual

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT - See CHAPTER 10

List of health and safety training required and offered
DNR has the continuing education reimbursement program.

Fish Division - funding set aside for employee training. The fund coverscivil service training, computer training, US Fish & Wildlife Service classes, DNR training, and presenter fees for in-house training. The fund covers other specialized training on a case by case review.

Wildlife Division - does not have any special policy for continuing education. There is no formal policy for training, other than the annual training plan that is approved by the Management Team. The annual training plan shows which training sessions are mandatory and which are discretionary. Each employee is allowed $400 for personal growth type training.

FRD - has a variety of training opportunities depending on job function. For example, fire officers are trained utilizing the federal task book approach. This certifies that a particular type of training has been completed, including the individual "tasks", date, and certifier. This approach has also been used for training contractors for timber sale preparation. Specific details can be obtained from each Section Manager responsible for the training.

Policies/procedures for tracking employee and contractor health & safety
See Forest Resources Division (FRD) - Safety Policy 121

Policies and expenditures on continuing education and training for all staff

Wildlife Division - Does not have any special policy for continuing education. No formal policy for training, other than the annual training plan that is approved by the Management Team. The annual training plan shows which training sessions are mandatory and which are discretionary. Each employee is allowed $400 for personal growth type training.