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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. - obationary 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

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