Town of Charlestown, RI
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Charlestown 10-11-1988 as Ch. 167. Amendments noted where applicable.]
General personnel provisions - See Charter, Part 15.
WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Charlestown is hereby establishing a personnel policy and procedure for use in maintaining the equitable and efficient operations of the Town of Charlestown;
WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Charlestown is desirous of hereby enacting policies and directives concerning employment with the Town of Charlestown;
The Town Council of the Town of Charlestown hereby ordains:
Employment in the town government shall be based on merit and fitness, free of personal and political considerations.
Just and equitable incentives and conditions of employment shall be established and maintained to promote efficiency and economy in the operation of the town government.
Positions having similar duties and responsibilities shall be classified and compensated on a uniform basis.
Appointments, promotions and other actions shall be based on merit.
High morale shall be maintained by fair administration of this chapter and by every consideration of the rights and interests of employees consistent with the best interests of the public and the town.
Tenure of employees covered by this chapter shall be subject to good behavior, the satisfactory performance of work, necessity for the performance of work and the availability of funds.
The entire text of this Personnel Ordinance shall be embodied in the Personnel Handbook, and the same is hereby made a part hereof as though repeated herein verbatim.