(A)   Policy. It is the policy of the city to provide department heads and managers with a comprehensive listing of policies and procedures relating to personnel administration. This is done to insure fair and equitable treatment of all employees and to insure the continuance of legitimate management prerogatives and controls. It is also intended to establish standard operating procedures in all departments.
   (B)   Employees covered.  These policies and procedures will apply to all city employees except elected officials, department heads, police officers, firefighters, transportation and street and sanitation workers. This policy further applies to all city employees subject to modification by the terms of any collective bargaining agreement entered into by the city with the bargaining unit representative.
   (C)   Purpose.  The purpose of this subchapter is to increase understanding, reduce the need for individual decisions on matters of city practices and to assist in achieving consistency throughout the administration. Each and every member of management is to administer these policies in a consistent and impartial manner.
   (D)   Relationship to collective bargaining agreements.  No provision of this subchapter shall be construed as being in conflict with current contracts between the city and city bargaining unit employees.
   (E)   Amendments.  Procedures and practices in personnel administration shall be subject to modification and further development. The Board of Public Works and Safety shall have complete authority to administer and to amend this personnel policy, subject to the approval of the Mayor, and without further Council action. However, vacations, sick leave and other similar benefits shall be controlled by ordinances, as per I.C. 5-10-6-1.
(Ord. 53-1988, passed 11-1-1988;  Am. Ord. 35-1995, passed 12-5-1995))