[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of East Hampton 8-22-1989 (Ord. No. 12.09). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Section 3.3 of the Town Charter, as amended, all employees of the Town, except employees of the Board of Education, shall be appointed based upon merit and fitness alone or removed for cause. Pursuant to Section 2.4 of the Town Charter, as amended, the Town Council, hereinafter referred to as "Council," shall adopt and revise as necessary a uniform Personnel Policy for all employees of the Town, except employees of the Board of Education. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all municipal employees except employees of the Board of Education and shall set forth uniform guidelines concerning personnel.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DEPARTMENT HEAD OR SUPERVISOR
- Any appointed employee who has direct supervision and responsibility for personnel, records, funds, maintenance and service to be performed by a municipal department.
- FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE
- Any person who works year round in excess of 20 hours per week. "Regular full-time employee" and "full-time employee" mean the same thing.
- PART-TIME EMPLOYEE
- Any person who works fewer than 1,040 hours per year.
- TOWN COUNCIL (also referred to as "COUNCIL")
- The seven-member elected legislative and policy-making body of the Town of East Hampton established pursuant to the Town Charter. For purposes of this chapter, prior to the Town election of November 7, 1989, "Council" shall also mean "Board of Selectmen."
- TOWN MANAGER
- The chief executive and administrative officer of the Town appointed pursuant to the Town Charter and the designated appointing authority for all municipal employees except employees of the Board of Education.
All employees shall be appointed in the manner prescribed by Town Charter, as authorized by the annual budget or by approval of appropriations, to perform necessary duties as outlined in each job description.
The Town Manager shall authorize such examinations, tests, interviews, background investigations and other methods to select personnel by merit and fitness for the position, including a review of an applicant's work history and qualifications. A physical exam shall be required of all newly hired full-time employees.
Any employee may be dismissed for just cause. An employee who is dismissed shall be given written notice of the reasons for the dismissal action, copies of which notice shall be retained by the Town Manager in the employee's personnel file.
No municipal employee shall engage in any outside employment which will impair the performance of his duties or be detrimental to the municipal service.
Employees with any grievances arising out of their employment by the Town, except requests for the general wage increase, shall have the right of appeal to their immediate department supervisor. Appeal shall be made in writing and may be presented by the employee individually or by said employee's selected representative. In the event the grievance cannot be settled between the department supervisor and the employee, or his selected representative, the department supervisor shall submit a report in writing to the Town Manager, whose decision shall be final in the matter.
Normal retirement from municipal duty for personnel shall be at the age of 65, and the day of such retirement shall be the last day of the month in which the employee's 65th birthday is attained. However, an employee may continue to work past his normal retirement date to the extent provided by state and federal law.
The Town of East Hampton shall take whatever steps are necessary to ensure compliance with the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act, Equal Employment and Opportunities Act, and all other applicable federal and state laws concerning municipal employees.
Editor's Note: See C.G.S. § 46a-51 et seq.