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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
  • San Marcos

    • Policies
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • City of Ferguson-Tuition Reimbursement

    "Tuition reimbursement may be granted to full time employees for educational courses which directly relate to current employee duties or which could lead to an associate or higher degree in the employee's duties. Reimbursements will be subject to the following stipulations: 

    • Policies
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • State of Connecticut-Smoking Policy

    Sec. 19a-342. (Formerly Sec. 1-21b). Smoking prohibited. Exceptions. Signs required. Penalties. (a) As used in this section, "smoke" or "smoking" means the lighting or carrying of a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or similar device.  

    • Policies
    • Tobacco/Smoking
  • City of Marathon - Tobacco Free Policy

    Marathon County is committed to providing healthy, clean and productive public workplaces for our residents, employees and visitors. In support of our commitments we have adopted this policy which prohibits the use of tobacco products in all County buildings and structures, on designated County property/grounds and in all County vehicles and equipment. 

    • Topics
    • Health
    • Tobacco/Smoking
    • Policies
    • Health Topics
  • Commonwealth of VA

    • Legal Topics
    • Policies
    • Supplement - Commonwealth of VA
  • Sample: Blogging & Social Networking Policy

    [Name of Company] recognizes that Social Networking (such as personal web sites, blogs, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, online group discussions, text messaging, message boards, chat rooms, etc.) can be used by employees for personal as well as business purposes. 

    • Technology
    • Topics
    • Policies
  • Recruitment and selection

    • Policies
    • Recruitment and Selection
  • City of Las Cruces - Recruitment and Selection

    It is policy for the City of Las Cruces to recruit and select the most qualified persons for positions in the City's service. Recruitment and selection shall be conducted in a manner that will ensure open competition, provide equal employment opportunity, and prohibit discrimination or favoritism because of race, politics, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, ancestry, serious medical condition, national origin, age, or disability, and in accordance with the City's Hiring Process: Application Review, Interviewing and Selection Guidance. 

    • Hiring
    • Topics
    • Reports
    • Recruitment and Selection
    • Policies
    • Hiring Topics
  • IPMA

    • Policies
  • CALIFORNIA STATE LANDS COMMISSION EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PROGRAM

    The established process requires the “Suggester” to document 1) how the suggestion will improve an existing procedure, 2) improve safety and/or 3) provide cost savings to the state, and submit the Form 645 to the Merit Award Administrator (MAA). The MAA with then determine the most appropriate division(s) and/or staff member(s) to evaluate the suggestion. Upon receipt of the evaluator’s comments, the MAA will make a recommendation and forward to the Employee Recognition Committee (ERC) for review/comment. (The ERC is described at the end of this document.) Based upon input from the ERC, the MAA will make a final recommendation, subject to Personnel Officer and/or Executive Officer review and/or approval. The above process will be used for suggestions that impact only the Commission, as well as multidepartmental suggestions received directly from the State Merit Award Board. 

    • Policies
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Retention Topics
  • Hamilton County-Retirement Plan

    Hamilton County provides retirement benefits to its employees through the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System or TCRS. 

    • Compensation
    • Topics
    • Termination Topics
    • Retirement Plans
    • Policies
  • City of Monterey - Telecommunications Policy

    The purpose of this policy is to define what is expected of all users of City telecommunications equipment and services. Telecommunications services include telephones, voice mail, cellular phones, faxes and pagers, local and long distance calling services, Internet access and electronic mail. All requests for new services, termination of services or changes to services shall be submitted to the Information Services Division. Employees should not contact vendors directly regarding any of the above services intended for City applications, except for special Conference Center applications.

    • Policies
    • Technology Topics
    • Technology Use
  • City of Oberlin, OH-Recognition Program

    The City of Oberlin recognizes and appreciates employees and citizen volunteers. The following policy outlines the various ways supervisors can formally recognize citizen volunteers as well as incoming or incumbent City of Oberlin employees for their hard work, dedication, and service to the City. All volunteers and all non-temporary/seasonal employees, whether full or part time, are eligible for these awards. 

    • Personnel
    • Compensation
    • Topics
    • Retention Topics
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Policies
  • Recruitment

    • Policies
    • Recruitment and Selection
  • Calvert County-Tuition Assistance Request Form

    Sample Request Form

    • Policies
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Calvert County - Sexual Harassment Policy

    The purpose of this policy is to provide a work environment free from all forms of sexual harassment.

    • Policies
    • Conflicts
    • Health
    • Resolution
  • Orientation

    • Legal Topics
    • Policies
    • Supplement - Employee Orientation
  • City of Frederick, MD - Recruitment Policy

    The City of Frederick is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in recruitment, employment, training, benefits, or in the provision of services. 

    • Hiring
    • Topics
    • Recruitment and Selection
    • Policies
  • CITY OF COVINA-Expense and Use of Public Resources Policy

    City funds, equipment, supplies (including letterhead), titles, and staff time must only be used for authorized City business. Expenses incurred in connection with the following types of activities generally constitute authorized expenses, as long as the other requirements of this policy are met. 

    • Legal Topics
    • Policies
    • Travel
  • City Leawood- Tobacco Policy

    City Leawood, KS

    The purpose of this Policy is to notify employees of the City’s commitment to a smoke-free and tobacco free work environment.

    • Health
    • Personnel
    • Topics
    • Tobacco/Smoking
    • Policies
    • Health Topics