Personnel Policies: HR Reference Manual Ch. 7Published Jun 9, 2016
Learn about those public sector personnel practices that can be effectively managed, at least in part, by following well written policy language. Links to a comprehensive sample personnel policy to be used in conjunction with the chapter.
City Employment Basics: HR Reference Manual Ch. 1Published Apr 4, 2017
Learn successful human resources practices taking into consideration legal requirements such as understanding your appointing authority and general public employment concepts like “employment-at-will.” Discover best management practices for effective recruitment, employee recognition and opportunities to develop new skills. Find brief introductions to applicable state and federal laws.
Hiring: HR Reference Manual Ch. 2 Published May 20, 2017
Review in detail the two major goals of the hiring process: (1) recruiting and selecting the best qualified application for the job and (2) compliance with all applicable laws to model best employment practices so the city is able to defend itself if legally challenged. Contains links to many sample forms, letters and checklists for use in your hiring process.
Labor Relations: HR Reference Manual Ch. 6Published Jun 9, 2016
Learn how a city can maintain its management rights and engage in effective and legal labor relations and bargaining practices. Understand the basics of union organizing, negotiating union contracts, and working through mediation, interest arbitration, or strikes. Links to model contract language for a police unit and a city hall unit.
Benefits: HR Reference Manual Ch. 5Published May 10, 2017
Find key considerations and concepts for options in leave benefits, other employee benefit programs and events such as tuition assistance or recognition programs, and insurance benefits such as health, dental, life, disability and long-term care. Understand benefits eligibility, benefits contribution structures, and requirements for offering continuation of benefits. Links to a self-audit checklist of benefit practices, model forms, agreements and policies.
Compensation: HR Reference Manual Ch. 4Published Mar 15, 2017
Learn effective and legal compensation practices and policies. Find explanations of compensation plans and other types of pay increases. Review minimum wage and overtime laws. Understand payroll issues like when wages are due and permitted withholdings and deductions. Links to a self-audit checklist of compensation practices and selected forms, policies and a model compensation plan for small cities.