COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Resolution to amend Personnel Policy P-80, Absences

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Amendment of Personnel Policy P-80, Absences

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, and Davis; and Ms. Suyes,  and Ms. Kim

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

October 7, 2009

 

ACTION:              INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:   x          INFORMATION: 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

As part of the preparation by the County for a pandemic flu outbreak or other emergency that would adversely affect the County’s ability to operate, Human Resources and the County Attorney’s Office have reviewed the County's Personnel Policy Manual. Currently, the County’s personnel policies do not authorize the County Executive to issue emergency regulations regarding work hours, absences and leave usage to address the critical needs of the County to effectively operate during an emergency.  

 

Given the potential for a H1N1 flu pandemic this fall, Human Resources and the County Attorney’s Office have revised Personnel Policy P-80, Absences, to grant the County Executive clear authority to issue emergency regulations regarding employee work hours, absences and leave usage.  A parallel revision to School Board personnel policies will be considered by the School Board on October 8, 2009.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

County Mission:  To enhance the well-being and quality of life for all citizens through the provision of the highest level of public service consistent with the prudent use of public funds.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

Revised Personnel Policy P-80, Absences, would authorize the County Executive to issue emergency regulations regarding employee work hours, absences and leave usage.  This authority could be used only in the event of a declared emergency, pandemic, or other crisis affecting the County’s ability to operate under normal policies and procedures.  This amendment is proposed as part of the on-going preparations by the County to be ready to address a possible H1N1 flu pandemic or similar emergency situation.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board adopt the attached Resolution to amend Personnel Policy P-80 Absences.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

A – Resolution to amend Personnel Policy P-80 Absences 

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