COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Revisions to Personnel Policies

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Requesting approval to Personnel Policies P-80, “Absences” and P-85, “Sick Leave/Acceptable Attendance”

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, White, Davis, Trank, Suyes, Roberman

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

April 20, 2005

 

ACTION:                                 INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:     X                       INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:      Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Human Resources Department, assisted by the County Attorney's Office, has been reviewing the County's Personnel Policy Manual in order to update existing policies in a number of areas.  There are no major substantive changes in these policies; they are simply clarifications of existing policies and practices.  At this point, staff is proposing revisions to the following specific policies:  Absences (P-80) and Sick Leave (P-85).

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

4.1  Provide effective, responsive and courteous service to our customers.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

Highlights of changes to the policies are as follows.

Absences (P-80):

  1. Includes notification that bereavement leave is covered under sick leave
  2. Court time is more clearly defined to exclude when employees are involved in private legal actions
  3. The language on acceptable attendance was moved from the Sick Leave policy to be included in the Absences policy.

 

Sick Leave (P-85):

  1. Bereavement Leave is more clearly defined as allowing 5 days of sick leave to be used for the death of an immediate family member
  2. Sick Bank requirements are more clearly defined to ensure that employees understand when it starts, ends and how they become eligible again after utilizing all 45 days of the sick bank
  3. The language on acceptable attendance was moved to the Absences policy so that acceptable attendance is not solely dependent on absences due to illness.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends adoption of the attached Resolution, which will approve the proposed changes to personnel policies P-80 and P-85.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

A – Resolution with proposed amendments to personnel policies P-80 and P-85
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