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City Hound Program

City of Rancho Cucamonga

The City Hound Program is pilot program allowed under Section VII of the City’s Service and Support Animals Policy. City Hound allows employees to bring in their dog to work on a regular basis. The Human Resources Department will review this program at six months in February of 2020 and again in a year in September of 2020 to determine its efficacy.
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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. .

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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.
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Castaic Lake Water Agency - Website and Social Media Policy

    Castaic Lake

    The Agency uses its websites and social media as components of the Agency’s public outreach activities and to assist in the conduct of and to promote Agency business.  Social media programs include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, blogs and other such programs that exist now or will be developed in the future.  The Agency’s websites and social media programs and data used for the social media programs are property of the Agency.   
     
    The purpose of the Agency’s website and social media programs is effective communication that ensures the Agency is recognized as a credible, effective and reliable authority for water infrastructure, management and policy. The Agency’s use of websites and social media programs should be to:

    1. Maintain and enhance credibility and public trust.
    2. Inform the public of what services the Agency provides.
    3. Promote the Agency’s programs and activities.
    4. Promote community partnerships and community events.
    5. Provide accurate information to the public regarding incidents and public service announcements.

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  • City of Grants Pass - Family Medical Leave

    Grants Pass, OR

    The purpose of this policy is to define eligibility for and designation of Family Medical Leave and Family Military Leave protections. If at any time these policies differ from State or Federal law, the City will apply the appropriate law.

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  • 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.

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    • Harassment Retaliation
    • Disciplinary Procedures
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  • Employment/Recruitment Policy

    Grants Pass, OR

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    • Recruitment and Selection
  • Inclement Weather Policy

    Oregon City, OR

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    • Weather Policy
  • Grant Pass, OR - Military Leave Policy

    Grants Pass, OR

    The purpose of this directive is to define the City's policy of time off, compensation, and benefits for employees called to military duty.

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    • Military Leave
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  • Charles County - Remote Workplace Self-Certification Checklist

    Charles County

    This checklist will help assess the overall adequacy and safety of your remote workplace and ensure that you have been properly prepared for teleworking. 

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  • City of Keene Tuition Reimbursement

    The purpose of the Tuition Assistance Program is twofold―to provide support for the development of skills and knowledge that will be of direct benefit to the City’s business results and service excellence; and to encourage you to further your self-development for your current assignments and help you prepare for higher-level positions by means of financial assistance for education undertaken while carrying on your regular work. 

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  • Travel Perdiem Cellphone Usage

    U.S. Virgin Islands

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  • City of Keene - Military Leave

    If you, as a regular full-time employee, receive orders to report for military duty, you must let your supervisor know at once.  You will be afforded all privileges required by law.

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    • Military Leave
  • Oregon Metro - Compensation Policy

    Portland, OR

    It is Metro’s policy to develop and adhere to consistent and transparent compensation practices. Metro shall establish compensation rates for classifications that take into account internal equity, labor market considerations, total compensation, characteristics such as knowledge, skills and abilities required of the work, and Metro’s economic condition. It is the goal of Metro to set compensation that:

    • Attracts, motivates and retains a highly qualified workforce;
    • Supports Metro’s commitment to diversity with equitable pay and benefits for staff in similar positions and with similar levels of responsibility;
    • Promotes organizational effectiveness; and
    • Maintains public trust in fiscal stewardship.

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    • Compensation Strategies
  • State of Maine Catastrophic Leave

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  • Charles County Telework Request

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    • Telecommuting
  • City of Troy Whistleblower Policy

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    • Whistleblower Protection
  • Charles County-TELEWORK Policy and Procedure

    Charles County

    Charles County Government (the County) strives to recruit and retain a skilled, dedicated workforce and offer greater flexibility to employees while meeting the needs of a diverse resident population.  The use of a Telework Program is an innovative way of promoting greater work/life balance for employees while serving the needs of Charles County residents.  The Telework Program can be a valuable motivation and productivity tool, as long as resident and operational needs are met.  The Telework Program can also ensure continuity of operations during emergency situations by enabling some employees to work from remote locations.

     

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    • Telecommuting