COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Revisions to Personnel Policies

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Requesting approval of revision to Personnel Policy P-02 concerning Employee Status

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, White, Davis, Trank, Suyes, Roberman

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

July 6, 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.  At this point, staff is proposing revisions to the following specific policy:  Definition of Employee Status (P-02).

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

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

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The definition of full-time employment has been revised to reflect a change to certain full-time employees in the Department of Social Services.  As a result of cuts in federal funding, a number of employees in the Bright Stars and Family Support Programs were affected.  In order to avoid eliminating any positions, the Department, assisted by Human Resources, is proposing to allow these employees to work less than 40 hours per week and still be considered full-time. This change requires amending the definition of full-time employment in the policy to allow for that flexibility.

 

In addition, the proposed changes also outline the hours per day that local government employees work based on the type of position.  The hours of work for certain fire-rescue employees has been revised to reflect changes in that department.  When Fire-Rescue changed staffing in the field to reflect that a minimum of three (3) personnel would be on duty Monday through Friday, it caused a change in the schedule for these employees from a 50 hour week to a 48 (2600/year to 2496/year).  This change occurred after Fire-Rescue was approved for the additional positions required to make the change.

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

Restructuring the DSS positions from a 40-hour week to 37.5 hours will save approximately $42,000 to help offset the projected FY06 shortfall in the Family Support Program.  

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends adoption of the attached Resolution, which will approve the proposed changes to personnel policy P-02.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A Resolution to adopt Personnel Policy P-02 amendment
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