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New Employment Policies Manual
Posted: October 17, 2011
Effective October 1, 2011, the Board of County Commissioners approved a new Employment Policies Manual (Manual), which includes all employment-related policies in a convenient handbook format that will be distributed to employees within the next 60 days.  In the meantime, all employees are encouraged to review the Manual which is available in electronic format on the Employment Policies and Procedures page of the intranet and internet.  
The following is a summary of the policy changes incorporated in this new Manual:

Policy Name
6.1 Leave Accruals
Item C.– Prior to any payout being made to an eligible employee, all County property and/or equipment in possession of the employee must be returned to the employee’s Supervisor or designee.
Items D. – Employees terminated for serious misconduct as defined in the County’s Corrective Action Administration Procedure shall not receive annual or sick leave payouts, unless specifically recommended by the Department Director and approved by the County Manager.
Policy Name
6.6 Other Types of Leave
Item G. Bereavement Leave – The definition of immediately family member for purposes of bereavement leave was updated to include sons and daughters in law.
The number of days permitted were changed to up to 2 days within the state and up to 3 days for out of state travel (previously in County was up to 2 days and out of County was up to 3 days).

Should you have any questions please contact Employee Services at 343-9596.
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