Town of Leonardtown, MD
St. Marys County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Leonardtown 4-9-1990 by Ord. No. 60. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Personnel — See Charter, Art. 8.
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 9.

§ 19-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish a system of personnel administration in the Town of Leonardtown that is based on merit and fitness. The system shall provide means to select, develop and maintain an effective municipal work force through the impartial application of personnel policies and procedures free of personal and political consideration and regardless of race, sex, age, creed, national origin or handicapping condition.

§ 19-2 Classification.

All offices and positions of the municipal government are divided into the classified service and the unclassified service. The classified service shall include all regular full-time and regular part-time positions in the town's service unless specifically placed in the unclassified service. All offices and positions of the municipal government placed in the unclassified service are as follows:
A. 
All elected officials.
B. 
The Town Administrator, heads of all offices and departments and persons appointed to fill vacancies in these positions.
C. 
Members of appointed boards and commissions.
D. 
Consultants, advisers and legal counsel rendering temporary professional service.
E. 
The Town Attorney.
F. 
Independent contractors.
G. 
Persons employed by the municipality for not more than three months during a fiscal year.
H. 
Part-time employees paid by the hour of the day and not considered regular.
I. 
Volunteer personnel appointed without compensation.
J. 
The Town Treasurer.
K. 
The Election Judge.

§ 19-3 Administration.

The personnel system shall be administered by the Town Administrator, who shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
A. 
Exercise of leadership in developing an effective personnel administration system subject to provisions in this chapter, other ordinances, the Town Charter and federal and state laws relating to personnel administration.
B. 
Establishment of policies and procedures for the recruitment, appointment and discipline of all employees of the municipality subject to those policies as set forth in this chapter, the Town Charter and the Municipal Code.
C. 
Fixing and establishment of the number of employees in the various municipal government departments and offices and determining the duties, authority, responsibility and compensation in accordance with the policies as set forth in the Town Charter and Code and subject to the approval of the Mayor and Council and budget limitations.
D. 
Fostering and development of programs for the improvement of employee effectiveness, including training, safety and health.
E. 
Maintenance of records of all employees subject to the provisions of this chapter, which shall include each employee's class, title, pay rates and other relevant data.
F. 
Making of periodic reports to the Mayor and Council regarding the administration of the personnel system.
G. 
Recommendation to the Mayor and Council of a position classification plan and installation and maintenance of such a plan upon approval by the Mayor and Council.
H. 
Preparation and recommendation to the Council of a pay plan for all municipal government employees.
I. 
Development and administration of such recruiting programs as may be necessary to obtain an adequate supply of competent applicants to meet the employment needs of the municipal government.
J. 
Responsibility for certification of payrolls.
K. 
Performance of such other duties and exercise of such other authority in personnel administration as may be prescribed by law and the Mayor and Council.

§ 19-4 Personnel rules and regulations.

The Town Administrator shall develop rules and regulations, in the form of an employees' handbook, necessary for the effective administration of the personnel system. Amendments to the rules and regulations shall be made in accordance with the procedure below.

§ 19-5 Maintenance of records.

The town shall maintain adequate records of the employment record of every employee as specified herein.

§ 19-6 Right to contract for special services.

The Mayor and/or Council may direct the Town Administrator to contract with any competent agency for the performance of such technical services in connection with the establishment of the personnel system or with its operation as may be deemed necessary.

§ 19-7 Discrimination.

No person in the classified service or seeking admission thereto shall be employed, promoted, demoted or discharged or in any way favored or discriminated against because of political opinions or affiliations or because of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, ancestry, age or religious belief.

§ 19-8 Amendments.

Amendments or revisions of these rules may be recommended for adoption from time to time. Such amendments or revisions of these rules shall become effective after approval by the governing body at a regular public meeting.