Daniel J. Grundmann has specialized in the field of human resource management for more than 25 years, and worked for the City of Bloomington for 17 years, including 13 as director of Human Resources. Grundmann has led the creation and administration of compensation strategy and systems, performance appraisal and job evaluation processes, staffing and selection strategy, human resource information system acquisition and implementation, and employee training and development programs. He has extensive experience in HR legal compliance, benefits administration, policy development, and employee relations. He was involved in the negotiation of more than a dozen collective bargaining agreements with three labor unions.
Grundmann has taught at IU since 2002. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, regularly serves as advisor for Honors student thesis projects, and is advisor for the student Human Resource Association. He has faculty affiliation with the University of West Indies, Cave Hill, where he leads an O’Neill School overseas program and teaches Global Human Resource Management.
An advocate for the employment of people with disabilities, Grundmann has delivered numerous presentations at regional, state, and national conferences. He was recognized for his work and voluntarism in disability employment awareness by DiversityWorks, the Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility, and the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities.