For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE. The Committee of the Village Board having jurisdiction over personnel.
   BOARD. The President and Board of Trustees of the Village.
   COMPENSATION. All form of valuable consideration, including salary wages, benefits, and allowances earned by and paid to any employee by reason of service in a position with the village.
   DIRECTOR. The Chief of Police, Chief Fiscal Officer, Public Works Director and the Administration and Utilities Director.
   EMPLOYEE. A person other than an officer or an independent contractor who regularly performs remunerative work for the village.
   FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE. An employee who is not a part-time employee or a temporary employee.
   IMMEDIATE FAMILY. Includes and is limited to parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, children, grandparents, grandchildren, parents-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, legal guardians, and stepchildren.
   INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. A person who performs remunerative work for the Village on a contractual basis. Examples of independent contractors include vendors of goods and services, and engineers, attorneys and consultants for the Village.
   MUNICIPAL CODE. The Illinois Municipal Code, 65 ILCS 5.
      (1)   A person designated by the Municipal Code or by ordinance as an officer of the village, including, but not limited to, the Village President, Village Trustees, the Village Clerk, members of the Boards and Commissions who take an oath of office (such as the Zoning Board and Plan Commission), and the Chief of Police. OFFICER does not include police officers other than the Chief of Police; they are considered employees.
      (2)   Although the Chief of Police and Village Administrator are officers of the village and not employees, both shall be subject to the rules and regulations governing full-time employees and shall have the rights and benefits of a full-time employee as set forth in this Personnel Code, except where a specific exception is made.
   PART-TIME EMPLOYEE. An employee other than a temporary employee who works for the village or is reasonably expected to work for the village less than 1664 hours in a calendar year.
   PRESIDENT. The President of the village.
   PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEE. A part-time or full-time employee who has worked for the village less than six continuous calendar months.
   TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE. An employee who is hired for a period of not more than six continuous months, or who is hired only to work during particular seasons of the year (for example, a person hired to work in the Street Department for the summer).
(Ord. 92-11, passed 4-28-92; Am. Ord. 94-59, passed 9-27-94; Am. Ord. 02-55, passed 1-14-03)