(A)   Rules.
      (1)   The regularly scheduled work week will be Monday through Friday, totaling 40 hours per week. Exception: the Town Marshal and Deputies who will regulate their own schedules with the approval of the Town Council.
      (2)   Operating procedures, functions, and mission will vary from department to department. Employee qualifications, work plans, and hours of shifts may vary.
      (3)   In case of overtime for emergency call outs for employees, each employee will be paid a minimum of one hour; it will be based on time and one-half. An accumulation of overtime at one and one-half times up to 40 hours of time off may be added to vacation time, for the utility employees that may earn overtime. This accumulated time shall be used in the same year earned.
   (B)   Definitions.
      (1)   Full-time employees shall be those employees who are required to work the prescribed number of hours, or more, per week on a continuing basis.
      (2)   Part-time employees shall be those employees working less than the prescribed number of hours on a continuing basis.
      (3)   Temporary or seasonal employees shall be those employees scheduled to work for a limited duration.
      (4)   Probationary employees are those employees who have been employed as prospective permanent employees who have not yet completed the probation period established for such employment.
   (C)   Appearance and health.
      (1)   All employees shall attire themselves in a manner that is conducive to their work and which will not jeopardize the safety of themselves nor other employees. Furthermore, said attire should not bring embarrassment to the employee nor employer.
      (2)   A uniform allowance of $225 per full-time utility employee per year will be allowed. With this uniform allowance, all shirts must have an employee name and town logo sewn on. To receive this uniform allowance receipts must be turned in.
      (3)   All employees receiving uniforms or a uniform allowance are required to wear such uniforms while on duty, unless authorized by the department head as assigned to special duty.
      (4)   No employee shall report for work if the employee’s personal health and/or hygiene jeopardizes the health of other employees.
   (D)   Conflict of interest.
      (1)   Employees having financial interest in a company or substantial investments in a corporation that might benefit from their dealings with the municipality, shall either divest themselves of such interest or investments or be dismissed from municipal employment.
      (2)   Failure to report such financial interests to the Town Council shall be cause for dismissal.
   (E)   Political activity. No employee of the town will use his or her position and/or time during normal working hours to assist in the campaign of any political candidate. Political activity by police and firefighters shall be limited to the restrictions of I.C. 36-8-3-12.
   (F)   Public relations.
      (1)   When dealing with the public personally during telephone conversations or by correspondence, employees shall do so in a courteous and professional manner.
      (2)   Excessive complaints of employee discourtesy and/or unprofessional manner will be investigated and may result in disciplinary action.
   (G)   Generally.
      (1)   Employees of the town are expected to handle their personal finances, business, and other affairs in such a manner as not to become an embarrassment to or a burden upon the town.
      (2)   Inaction and inattention to the above may become cause for investigation.
(Ord. 4, 1998, passed 3-25-1998)