(A)   It is the intent of the town to supply each department head, supervisor, and employee with a comprehensive collection of personnel policies and procedures. These policies and procedures are developed and standardized to increase understanding, reduce the need of individual decision-making on matters of town policy, and to establish a consistent manner of enforcement and fair and equitable treatment of all employees throughout all departments of the town.
   (B)   It is the responsibility of each department head and/or supervisor to administer these policies in a consistent and impartial manner.
   (C)   It is the responsibility of every town employee to read and be aware of the policies and procedures for the town outlined in this chapter.
   (D)   In the interest of good and efficient government and the citizens of the town, each employee is expected to abide by the rules and policies set forth by the town, and by his or her department policies.
   (E)   These provisions shall apply uniformly to all employees of the town, except for the specific provisions which are found to be in conflict with state or federal law. Specific provisions which are found to be unlawful shall be struck from these policies and shall not as a result, automatically void any other provisions contained herein.
   (F)   (1)   The government of the town is charged with, and continues to maintain, the responsibility and authority to manage and direct, on behalf of the citizens of the town, the operations and activities of the  town to the full extent of the law.
      (2)   Such responsibility and authority shall include, but not be limited to:
         (a)   Directing the work of its employees;
         (b)   Establishing policies;
         (c)   Hiring, promoting, demoting, transferring, assigning, and retaining employees;
         (d)   Suspending or discharging its employees in accordance with applicable law;
         (e)   Maintaining the efficiency of public operations;
         (f)   Relieving its employees from duties because of lack of work or other legitimate reasons; and
         (g)   Taking actions necessary to carry out the mission of the town as provided by law.
      (3)   Such action may include changes of policy or parts thereof by deletion, amendment, supplementation, or clarification when deemed pertinent or constructive to the better operation of the government of the town.
(Ord. 4, 1998, passed 3-25-1998)