[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Gardner 1-7-1985 by Ord. No. 855; amended in its entirety 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Personnel — See Ch. 171.
There shall be established in the City of Gardner a Human Resources Department to be administered by a Director.
The Director shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, and shall be appointed for at term of three years. Said Director shall hold office until his/her successor is appointed and confirmed. Said Director may be removed from office in the same manner as department heads as provided by Section 8 of the City Charter. Said Director shall report to the Mayor and City Council and shall appear before the City Council whenever requested to do so.
The duties of the Director shall be as follows. The Director shall:
Originate, interpret, apply, and implement various human resources policies, changes and regulating guidelines for the City consistent with the needs and objectives of the City, including but not limited to the Harassment Prevention Policy, Family and Medical Leave Act Policy, Small Necessities Leave Policy, Drug-Free Workplace Policy and the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.
Develop and implement a performance evaluation program.
Act as a liaison for and extend technical guidance to department heads and employees on work performance and appraisal problems.
Assist the Mayor and/or his/her bargaining agents in collective bargaining, grievance matters and discipline situations.
Oversee and administer all employee benefit programs, wage and salary programs, indoctrinations and terminations.
Advise all departments and employees relative to staffing, benefits, recruitments, appointments, career development and promotions.
Administer and maintain records of the City unemployment compensation program, workers' compensation program and employee assistance programs.
Serve as and perform all functions of the Labor Service Director for the City and administer all civil service personnel transactions.
Be appointed as City representative to the Disability Commission and manage all duties and responsibilities required of said appointment.
Serve as ADA Coordinator for the City and perform all duties and responsibilities required of said position.
Maintain confidential personnel, medical and personnel-related files for all City personnel.
Serve and perform all functions of Ethics Liaison for the City.
Serve as City Harassment Grievance Officer and perform all duties and responsibilities required of said position.
Work in an advisory capacity to the Mayor on all employee-related matters and, in addition to those stated herein, perform those miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Mayor.
Employ and supervise, from time to time, such full-time or part-time assistance as may be required to accomplish the above duties; subject, however, to proper appropriations being made therefor.
The duties, powers and responsibilities of said Director may be broadened or diminished at any time by ordinance.