TOWN OF BLOWING ROCK

PERSONNEL POLICY

 

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Board of the Town of Blowing Rock that the following policies apply to the appointment, classification, benefits, salary, promotion, demotion, dismissal, and conditions of employment of the employees of the Town of Blowing Rock.

 


                                                                                                                                                 

ARTICLE I.  GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1.    Purpose of the Policy

Section 2.    At Will Employment

Section 3.    Merit Principle

Section 4.    Responsibilities in the Administration of the Personnel Program

Section 5.    Application of Policies, Plan, Rules, and Regulations

Section 6.    Departmental Rules and Regulations

Section 7.    Definitions

 

ARTICLE II.  POSITION CLASSIFICATION PLAN

Section 1.    Purpose

Section 2.    Composition of the Position Classification Plan

Section 3.    Use of the Position Classification Plan

Section 4.    Administration of the Position Classification Plan

Section 5.    Authorization of New Positions and the Position Classification Plan

Section 6. Request for Reclassification

 

ARTICLE III. THE PAY PLAN

Section 1.    Definition

Section 2.    Administration and Maintenance

Section 3.    Starting Salaries

Section 4.    Trainee Designation and Provisions

Section 5.    Probationary Pay Increases

Section 6.    Performance Pay

Section 7.    Performance Pay Bonus

Section 8. Salary Effect of Promotions, Demotions, Transfers, and Reclassifications

Section 9.    Salary Effect of Salary Range Revisions

Section 10.  Transition to a New Salary Plan

Section 11.  Effective Date of Salary Changes

Section 12.  Fair Labor Standards Act and Overtime Pay Provisions

Section 13.  Stand-by and Call-back Pay

Section 14.  Payroll Deduction

Section 15.  Hourly Rate of Pay

Section 16.  Longevity Pay

Section 17.  Pay for Interim Assignments in a Higher Level Classification

            Section 18.  Certification Increases

            Section 19.  Service Awards

            Section 20. Retirement Awards

 

 

ARTICLE IV.  RECRUITMENT AND EMPLOYMENT

Section 1.    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Section 2.    Implementation of Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Section 3.    Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

Section 4.    Light Duty for Injured or Ill Employees

Section 5.    Recruitment, Selection and Appointment

Section 6.    Probationary Period

Section 7.    Promotion

Section 8.    Demotion

Section 9.    Transfer

 

ARTICLE V.  CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Section 1.    Work Schedule

Section 2.    Political Activity

Section 3.    Volunteer Service

Section 4.    Outside Employment

Section 5.    Dual Employment

Section 6.    Employment of Relatives

Section 7.    Harassment Prohibited

Section 8.    Expectations of Ethical Conduct

Section 9.    Performance Evaluation

Section 10.    Safety

Section 11.  Use of Town Property and Equipment

Section 12.  Substance Abuse Policy

 

ARTICLE VI.  Drug and Alcohol Policy

Section 1.    Purpose

Section 2.    Definitions

Section 3.    Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Testing for Safety Sensitive Positions

Section 4.    Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Testing Policy for All Employees

Section 5.    Applicant Testing

            Section 6     Compliance with Law

Section 7.    Supervisory Responsibilities

Section 8.    Employee Responsibilities

 

ARTICLE VII.  EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Section 1.    Eligibility

Section 2.    Employee Group Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

Section 3.    Other Insurance Plans

Section 4.    Retirement

Section 5.    Supplemental Retirement Benefits

            Section 6     Social Security

Section 7.    Worker’s Compensation

Section 8.    Unemployment Compensation

Section 9.     Law Enforcement Separation Allowance

Section 10.  Credit Union Membership

            Section 11. Tuition Assistance Program

            Section 12. Telephones - Cellular Phones

            Section 13. Auto Allowances

            Section 14. Meal Expenses

            Section 15. Travel Expenses

            Section 16. Host Expenses

            Section 17. Uniform Allowances

 

ARTICLE VIII.  HOLIDAYS AND LEAVES OF ABSENCE

Section 1.    Policy

Section 2.    Holidays

Section 3.    Holidays: Effect on Other Types of Leave

Section 4.    Holidays: Compensation When Work is Required or Regularly Scheduled Off for Shift Personnel

Section 5.    Vacation Leave

Section 6.    Vacation Leave: Use by Probationary Employees

Section 7.    Vacation Leave: Accrual Rate

Section 8.    Vacation Leave: Maximum Accumulation

Section  9.   Vacation Leave:  Manner of Taking

Section 10.  Vacation Leave:  Payment upon Separation

Section 11.  Vacation Leave:  Payment upon Death

Section 12.  Sick Leave

Section 13.  Sick Leave: Accrual Rate and Accumulation

Section 14.  Transfer of Sick Leave from Previous Employer

Section 15.  Sick Leave: Medical Certification

Section 16.  Extension of Sick Leave Credits

Section 17.  Leave Prorated

Section 18.  Funeral Leave

Section 19.  Family and Medical Leave

Section 20.  Family and Medical Leave-Certification

Section 21.  Family and Medical Leave-Retention and Continuation of Benefits

Section 22.  Leave Without Pay

Section 23.  Worker's Compensation Leave

Section 24.  Military and other USERRA  Leave

Section 25.  Reinstatement Following Military and other USERRA Service

Section 26.  Civil Leave

Section 27.  Parental School Leave

Section 28.  Voluntary Shared Leave

            Section 29.  Adverse Weather and Emergency Conditions

Section 30.  Order of Use

 

ARTICLE IX.  SEPARATION AND REINSTATEMENT

Section 1.    Types of Separations

Section 2.    Resignation

Section 3.    Reduction in Force

Section 4.    Disability

Section 5.    Voluntary Retirement

Section 6.    Death

Section 7.    Dismissal

Section 8.    Reinstatement

Section 9.    Rehiring

 

ARTICLE X.  UNSATISFACTORY JOB PERFORMANCE AND DETRIMENTAL PERSONAL CONDUCT

Section 1.    Disciplinary Action for Unsatisfactory Job Performance

Section 2.    Unsatisfactory Job Performance Defined

Section 3.    Communication and Warning Procedures Preceding

Disciplinary Action for Unsatisfactory Job Performance

Section 4.    Disciplinary Action for Detrimental Personal Conduct

Section 5.    Detrimental Personal Conduct Defined

Section 6.    Pre-dismissal Conference

Section 7.    Non-Disciplinary Suspension

 

ARTICLE XI.  GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE AND ADVERSE ACTION APPEAL

Section 1.    Policy

Section 2.    Grievance Defined

Section 3.    Purposes of the Grievance Procedure

Section 4.    Grievance Procedure

Section 5.    Role of the Human Resources Officer

Section 6.    Grievance and Adverse Action Appeal Procedure for Discrimination

 

 

ARTICLE XII.  RECORDS AND REPORTS

Section 1.    Public Information

Section 2.    Access to Confidential Records

Section 3.    Personnel Actions

Section 4.    Records of Former Employees

Section 5.    Remedies of Employees Objecting to Material in File

Section 6.    Penalties for Permitting Access to Confidential Records

Section 7.    Examining and/or Copying Confidential Material without Authorization

Section 8.    Destruction of Records Regulated

 

 

ARTICLE XIII.  IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICIES

Section 1.    Conflicting Policies Repealed

Section 2.    Separability

Section 3.    Amendments


ARTICLE XIV.  APPENDICES

Section 1.    Appendix A

Section 2.    Appendix B