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IPMA-HR: Recruitment Strategies Policies

Table of Contents

  • Finding the Needle in the Hack Stack……………………..…..3
  • Recruiting Non-traditional Demographic Groups………….….6
  • The Quest for the Qualified Job Surfer: It’s Time the Public Sector Catches the Wave…………………………..........................................…....19
  • Sample Policies
    • City of Frederick, MD………………………………….…..33
    • City of Las Cruces, NM……..………..……………...……36
    • City of Mission Viejo, CA………………...…………….....48
    • City of O’Fallon, IL………………………………...…........52
  • Hiring
  • Topics
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Policies
  • Hiring Topics

Website and Social Media Policy

Castaic Lake Water Agency

  • Social Media
  • Policies

Gloucester County-Inclement Weather Policy

Gloucester, VA

During inclement weather or an emergency/disaster situation, it may be necessary to close county offices or modify office-operating hours. This policy establishes the procedure(s) used to notify employees of the closing and delayed opening of Gloucester Country General Government facilities and offices during inclement weather or emergency/disaster situations.
  • Personnel Topics
  • Policies
  • Weather Policy
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

    City of Gainesville, FL

    It is the policy of the City to offer a tuition reimbursement program within the limits funded by the City Commission. Such a program provides an employee the opportunity for training and development that may prepare him/her for career advancement. This program is to assist employees with tuition costs from recognized and accredited institutions of higher learning by the Department of Education (DOE). An attempt will be made to distribute funds so they are available for each school term.

    • Compensation
    • Retention
  • The VRS New Employee Advisor Program: "Getting on Board"

    Virginia Retirement System

    The nine-month VRS New Employee Advisor Program, "Getting on Board," at VRS was created to help new agency employees successfully complete the onboarding process.

  • Employee Onboarding

    City of Lancaster, PA

    Contents: ADP Registration (on or before 1st day), Forms, Time Clock Enrollment, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (Full Time Only), ID Badge, Confirm next benefits orientation 

    • Personnel
    • Hiring
  • Wellness Program Oak Harbor, WA

    City of Oak Harbor, WA

    The Wellness program was established in 2009 by the Wellness Committee, with the support of the Mayor, City Council members and Department Directors.

    • Health
    • Wellness Programs
  • Electronic Communication & Technology

    City of Oak Harbor, WA

    • Electronic Mail Policy
    • Policies
    • Technology Topics
  • Policy & Administration Regulations

    City of Norfolk, VA

    • Personnel Policies
    • Personnel Topics
    • Policies
  • Henderson County - Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings Policy

    Henderson County, NC

    Purpose

    Henderson County recognizes there may be instances of inclement weather or emergency  conditions that may prevent or modify its ability to provide full services to the  community.  This policy sets forth guidelines for determination of modification in  operating hours and services, designation of emergency employees, and how employees  shall account for their time when released from their regular work schedule due to  inclement weather or emergency conditions.

    • Topics
    • Weather Policy
    • Resources
    • Policies
    • Personnel Topics
  • Town of South Windsor - Code of Ethics Policy

    Town of South Windsor, CT

    PURPOSE

    The proper operation of the Town government requires that public officers, officials and employees serve in the public interest; that governmental decisions and policies be made in the proper channels of the governmental structure; that public office not be used for personal gain; and that the public has confidence in the integrity of its government. The purpose of this code is to set forth standards of ethical conduct; to develop and maintain a tradition of responsible and effective public service; and to provide for actions to be taken in the event of violation of this code.  In recognition of these goals, there is hereby established for the Town the following Code of Ethics.

    • Ethics
    • Legal Topics
    • Policies
  • Leave Policy

    Gloucester County, VA

    General Provisions

    The County provides eligible employees with paid and unpaid time away from work for a variety of reasons. Leave, to the extent possible, must be requested in advance. Request for leave, for other than personal illness or that of an immediate family member, will be granted if in the opinion of the supervisor such leave is not disruptive to normal operations.

    • Health
    • Topics
    • Retention Topics
    • Policies
    • Leave
  • PG County Library Sexual Harassment Policy

    Prince Georges County, MD

    The objective of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) in implementing and enforcing this policy is to define workplace harassment and sexual harassment, prohibit it in all forms, carry out appropriate disciplinary measures in the case of violations, and provide procedures for lodging complaints about conduct that violates this policy and investigating sexual harassment claims.

    • Personnel Policies
    • Personnel Topics
    • Policies
  • Gloucester County-Inclement Weather Policy

    Gloucester, VA

    During inclement weather or an emergency/disaster situation, it may be necessary to close county offices or modify office-operating hours. This policy establishes the procedure(s) used to notify employees of the closing and delayed opening of Gloucester Country General Government facilities and offices during inclement weather or emergency/disaster situations.

    • Personnel Topics
    • Policies
    • Weather Policy
  • Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) - Uniforms, Clothing, and Personal Protective Equipment

    Muskingum Watershed

    The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) may require employees to wear a uniform while on duty.  The type of uniform and the procedure for wearing the uniform will be determined by the appropriate management staff with the approval of the Executive Director and/or the Director of Human Resources. Similarly, other clothing items falling outside the definition of a uniform may be required to be worn during the course of employment. Personal protective equipment provided by the MWCD shall be worn on a case by case basis as determined by the appropriate supervisory staff with the approval of the Safety Administrator. This policy does not apply to Law Enforcement related clothing and uniforms, which is covered by a separate policy.

    • Topics
    • Policies
    • Personnel Topics
    • Personnel Policies
  • Gloucester County - Separation and Termination

    Gloucester County, VA

    Section 12-1: Resignation

    To resign in good standing, employees other than Department Heads must give notice in writing to the Department Head at least fourteen (14) days prior to the effective date of the resignation; Department Heads must give 30 days notice in writing to the County Administrator. Failure to provide the required notice renders the employee ineligible for sick leave accruals and results in forfeiture of accrued annual leave up to eighty (80) hours notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 5.

    • Topics
    • Retention
    • Policies
  • Individual Expectation Plan

    Prince Georges County, MD

    • Performance Management
    • Policies
    • Retention Topics
  • Performance Evaluation Procedures

    Prince Georges County, MD

    • Performance Management
    • Policies
    • Retention Topics
  • Website and Social Media Policy

    Castaic Lake Water Agency

    • Social Media
    • Policies
  • Wellness Policy

    Kinston, NC

    Purpose

    To establish guidelines designed to provide an opportunity for employees to develop healthier lifestyles by adopting habits and attitudes that contribute in a positive way to their health and well-being. .

    • Health
    • Wellness Programs
    • Policies
    • Health Topics
  • Smoking Policy

    Town of South Windsor, CT

    • Health Topics
    • Policies
    • Tobacco/Smoking
  • Employment/Recruitment Policy

    Grants Pass, OR

    • Hiring Topics
    • Policies
    • Recruitment and Selection
  • City of Grants Pass- Workplace Bullying Policy

    Grants Pass, OR

    The purpose of this policy is to communicate to all employees that the City of Grants Pass will not tolerate bullying behavior. Employees found in violation of this policy will be disciplined, up to and including termination.

    • Personnel
    • Conflicts
    • Resolution
    • Topics
    • Policies
    • Harassment Retaliation
    • Disciplinary Procedures
    • Conflict Topics