Human Resources

Portage Public Schools prides itself on being a great place to work. The Human Resources team is here to serve current employees and new job applicants.  This page is your one stop for important information and links if you are part of the PPS team, or would like to be.

To find out about current openings visit the Employment page.

Staff and Faculty Resources

Replacement Employee ID Badge Information:

Please use your Portage Public Schools log in to access the online replacement form.

1 – Use the online badge replacement form if:

  • you are working in a totally different building than previously
  • your current badge is damaged or destroyed
  • your current badge has been lost

2 – Make an appointment with Human Resources  at 269-323-5183 if:

  • you are a new employee
  • you need a replacement picture
  • you are an Intern with PPS

3 – Send a Help Desk ticket to [email protected] if:

  • you have a new assignment and need to add additional access to your existing badge

Other Helpful Links:

Employee Assistance Program

Online Paystub Portal

Technology Training an Integration

District Resource Center (Internal)


VMWare Virtual Desktop


It is the policy of the Portage Public Schools that no discriminating practices based on gender/sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, height, weight, color, age, national origin, disability, genetic information or any other status covered by federal, state or local law be allowed in any program, activity, service or employment.

Your Guide to Human Resources

Brad Galin
Director of Human Resources
Semester and Full Year Leave of Absence

Jennifer Tuyls
Human Resources Generalist
Benefits (health, dental, vision and disability insurance)
FMLA and other medical leave
Course work and pay adjustments

Human Resources Coordinator
Change of status/requisitions
New Employee Processing

Employee time off
New employee user accounts/changes
Fingerprint management
Workers’ Compensation 

Amy Blankshain
Human Resources Assistant
IChats (Volunteers)
Verbal Verification of Employment
Written Verification send to: [email protected]

Schedule B and C positions
Personnel Files