[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Cohasset 11-17-2014 by Art. 12 (Art. XI of the 1988 General Bylaws). Amendments noted where applicable.]
All provisions of the Town's bylaws pertaining to the Town's personnel, and all plans established pursuant to such provisions, shall be administered by the Town Manager, who is hereby established as the Town's agency for such purposes within the meaning of MGL c. 41, § 108C.
All Town personnel other than those chosen by general election, those under the control of the School Committee, those covered by a collective bargaining agreement, and those who are under individual contract with the Town shall be covered by a Classification and Compensation Plan (the "plan") to be established pursuant to the provisions of this bylaw. Individual contracts may incorporate provisions of the plan, as determined by the Town Manager in his/her discretion acting pursuant to this bylaw.
The plan shall be established and contained in a manual, to be prepared and administered by the Town Manager, which shall be reviewed and adopted by the Board of Selectmen. The plan shall contain, without limitation, provisions governing the terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to wages, fringe benefits, work schedules, and grievance procedures. Pursuant to MGL c. 41, § 108A, any plan establishing minimum and maximum salaries and/or the attainment of maximum salaries by periodical step-rate increases based on length of service shall be determined by the Town Manager, subject to approval by vote at Town Meeting.
The Town Manager shall also prepare, establish, maintain, and enforce employment policies, which shall be reviewed and adopted by the Board of Selectmen.
This bylaw shall go into effect upon the adoption by the Board of Selectmen of a manual created by the Town Manager pursuant to § 34-1C.
The provisions of any collective bargaining agreement negotiated between the Town and an employee group or union pursuant to the requirements of MGL c. 150E, § 1 et seq., shall prevail over the provisions of this bylaw and any actions taken pursuant to this bylaw.
Each provision of this bylaw shall be construed as separate, to the end that if any part of it shall be held invalid for any reason, the remainder shall continue in full force and effect.