Holmes County Commissioners discusses policy during special session

Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM.

Riviere said that he got word of at least three more upcoming resignations.

The board then discusses their Paid Time Off Policy and possible universal disciplinary actions.

“Once again I stress that consistency is the key,” said County Attorney Jeff Goodman. “To stay within the guidelines of our union contract it will have to be progressive.”

After much discussion, the board concluded that the universal disciplinary action would be that the first offence would be a written warning, the second would be the equivalent of a week off without pay and if there is a third violation within a 12-month span then the last disciplinary action would be termination.

After much more discussion Goodman said he would be able to adjust it so that after that 12 month period it doesn’t simply reset itself and that the written warning would be good for up to two years and if someone should violate the PTO Policy shortly within that two-year period then it would be an automatic second warning of a week off without pay.

“Due to the fact that many departments have different hours in which they work a week I’ll be sure to write it up so that no matter the department the amount of hours off without pay will equal a week,” said Goodman.

The board approved of Goodman drafting a policy to be approved at the next meeting.

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