Town of Georgetown, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Georgetown 5–5-2014 Annual Town Meeting, Art. 30.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor’s Note: This article also repealed former Ch. 105, Personnel Policies, adopted 5-4-1974 ATM by Art. 28, as amended.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish fair and equitable personnel policies and a system of personnel administration based on merit principles that ensure uniform, efficient application of those policies.
All employees of the Town, excluding elected officials and employees of the School Department, shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter and personnel policies adopted pursuant thereto. To the extent that the terms of any collective bargaining agreement conflict with any provision of this chapter or personnel policies adopted pursuant thereto, the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement shall prevail.
The Town Administrator shall serve as the Town's Personnel Officer responsible for the administration of the personnel system and development of a human resources system which meets the needs of the Town. In this capacity, the Town Administrator, upon approval by the Board of Selectmen, shall have the authority to carry out the following functions, including, but not limited to:
A. 
Appointment and removal of employees (excluding employees who by statute are appointed by officials other than the Board of Selectmen).
B. 
Annual review of compensation and benefits.
C. 
Development of methods and standards for selection and appointment of personnel.
D. 
Development and administration of performance standards.
E. 
Supervision of performance appraisals.
F. 
Other functions as circumstances necessitate.
The personnel policies adopted pursuant to this chapter shall establish a personnel system which shall include, but need not be limited to, the following elements:
A. 
Method of administration: a system which assigns responsibility for the personnel system, including maintenance of personnel records, implementation of effective recruitment and selection processes, maintenance of the classification and compensation plans, oversight of the application of policies, and periodic review and evaluation of the personnel system.
B. 
Classification and compensation plan(s), as deemed appropriate.
C. 
Recruitment and selection policies.
D. 
Central recordkeeping system.
E. 
Rights and obligations of employees.
F. 
Other elements of a personnel system as deemed appropriate and necessary.
The Personnel Officer, subject to review and approval by the Board of Selectmen, shall be empowered and authorized by this chapter to adopt personnel policies that modify the rights, benefits and obligations of employees subject to this chapter.
The provisions of this chapter and the policies adopted pursuant thereto are severable. In the event any provision of this chapter or any policy adopted pursuant thereto is held invalid, the remaining provisions of the chapter or policy shall remain in full force and effect.