Town of Abington, MA
Plymouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Abington 6-16-2016 ATM by Art. 5.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Boards, committees and commissions — See Ch. 17.
Finance Committee — See Ch. 67.
Town Meetings — See Ch. 152.
Town offices — See Ch. 155.
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Editor's Note: This Article also repealed former Ch. 119, Personnel, which comprised Part 1, Classification and Salary Plan, adopted 6-16-1997 ATM; as amended through 4-12-2012 ATM by Art. 2.
The purpose of the Personnel Bylaw is to establish fair and equitable personnel policies and to establish a system of personnel administration based on merit principles that ensures a uniform, fair and efficient application of personnel policies. This Bylaw is adopted pursuant to the authority granted by Article LXXXIX of the Constitution of the Commonwealth and General Laws, Chapter 41, Sections 108A and 108C.
All Town departments and positions shall be subject to the provisions of this Bylaw except elected officers, employees with personal contracts, positions within collective bargaining units, and employees of the School Department.
Pursuant to the Abington Home Rule Charter the Town Manager is entrusted with the administration of the Town personnel system. The Town Manager shall also be responsible for establishing a central record-keeping system compliant with applicable federal and state laws. The Town Manager shall be responsible for promulgating policies and procedures regarding the establishment and maintenance of a personnel system based on merit principles, the classification and reclassification of positions and an annual compensation plan. Proposed policies, and amendments to policies, subject to this Bylaw shall become effective on the 15th day following the day that such notice is provided to the Board of Selectmen unless the Board of Selectmen otherwise votes to veto the proposed change(s).
The Board of Selectmen shall be authorized to veto any personnel policies or amendments thereto as stated in § 119-3.
A personnel system shall be established utilizing current concepts of personnel management and shall include but not be limited to the following elements:
A system of administration which assigns specific responsibility for all elements of the personnel system, including: maintaining personnel records, implementing effective recruitment and selection processes, maintaining the classification and compensation plans, monitoring the application of personnel policies and periodic reviews, and evaluating the personnel system.
A position classification plan for all employees subject to this Bylaw shall be established, based on similarity of duties performed and the responsibilities assumed so that the same qualifications may be reasonably required for, and the same schedule of pay may be equitably applied to, all positions in the same class.
A compensation plan for all positions subject to this Bylaw shall consist of:
A. 
A schedule of pay grades including minimum, maximum and intermediate rates for each grade; and,
B. 
An official list indicating the assignment of each position to specific pay grades.
A recruitment, employment, promotion and transfer policy which ensures that reasonable effort is made to attract qualified persons and that selection criteria are job related.
A centralized record keeping system, which maintains essential personnel records.
A series of personnel policies which establishes the rights, the benefits to which personnel employed by the Town are entitled and the obligation of said employees to the Town.
Other elements of a personnel system as deemed appropriate or required by law.
The provisions of this Bylaw and any regulations adopted pursuant to this Bylaw are severable. If any Bylaw provision or regulation is held invalid, the remaining provisions of the Bylaw or regulations shall not be affected thereby.
This Bylaw shall take effect on July 1, 2015. Personnel policies existing prior to said date will remain in effect until promulgation of new policies or amendments.