[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lacey 1-12-1995 by Ord. No. 95-03 (Ch. 28 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township Committee of the Township of Lacey does hereby adopt and enact the personnel policies, practices and rules established in the Local Government Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, which manual shall be kept on file in the Township Clerk's office for inspection and review by all employees of the Township, as well as the general public, during normal business hours.
[Amended 12-23-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-62]
The Township Committee of the Township of Lacey shall, by resolution, adopt and amend from time to time personnel policies and procedures, including rules concerning the hiring and termination of employees, terms and conditions of employment and regulations required to comply with applicable federal and state employment-related law. The personnel policies and procedures adopted pursuant to said resolution(s) shall be applicable to all officials, appointees, employees, prospective employees, volunteers and independent contractors of the Township.
The Township Administrator shall be responsible to implement and enforce the personnel practices adopted by ordinance or resolution authorized pursuant to this section. If there is a conflict between said personnel practices and any duly adopted and lawful collective bargaining agreement, personnel services contract or federal or state law, the terms and conditions of that contract or law shall prevail. In all other cases, the practices adopted pursuant to this section shall prevail.
[Added 6-8-2000 by Ord. No. 00-30]
Appointment. Except as is otherwise provided by law or provided herein, all officers and employees initially appointed to positions of classified civil service for the Township, after the effective date of this section, shall be bona fide residents of the Township of Lacey. A "bona fide resident," for the purposes of this section, is a person having a permanent domicile within the Township and one which has not been adopted with the intention of again taking up or claiming a previous residence acquired outside of the Township.
Eligibility of applicants for positions and employments in the classified service of the Township. The Township Committee hereby limits the eligibility of applicants for initial appointments in the classified service of the Township to bona fide residents, except as otherwise provided herein or by law.
Unavailability of qualified residents for available specific positions or employments:
Whenever the Township Committee shall, by resolution, determine that there cannot be recruited a sufficient number of qualified residents for available specific positions or employments, the Township shall advertise for other qualified applicants, who shall be classified as follows:
The Township shall first appoint all those in Class 1 and then those in each succeeding class in the order above listed after all qualified applicants in the preceding class or classes have been appointed or have declined an offer of appointment.
Specific positions and employments requiring special talents or skills; filling without reference to residency. Whenever the Township Committee shall determine, by resolution, that there are certain specific positions or employments requiring special talents or skills which are necessary for the operations of the Township and which are not likely to be found among the residents of the Township, such positions or employments so determined shall be filled without reference to residency. Any such resolution shall set forth in detail the reasons upon which such a determination is made.
Preemption by order of court or of state or federal agency to eliminate discrimination. Any requirements concerning eligibility, appointment or promotion contained in this section shall be subject to any order issued by any court or by any state or federal agency pursuant to law with respect to a requirement of action to eliminate discrimination in employment based upon race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status or sex.
Editor's Note: Former § 85-3, Residency requirements, added 3-27-1997 by Ord. No. 97-10, was repealed 5-27-1999 by Ord. No. 99-17.END FNOTE Residency requirements.