A Department of Health and Human Services is created. The Department shall oversee all public health and human service related issues. Its staff shall be comprised of personnel from the following departments and divisions: Recreation, Library, Council on Aging, Veterans, and the former Health Department. Pursuant to the Plan E form of government, the Department of Health and Human Services and all of its departments and divisions shall serve under the jurisdiction of the City Manager. The Department shall operate pursuant to the attached Table of Organization (Attachment A) and its accompanying list of all department personnel (Attachment B). Both attachments are incorporated into this article.
Editor's Note: Attachments A and B are on file in the City offices.
In order to reflect ongoing changes to organizational responsibilities and staff titles reflective of their functions, the City Manager shall have the authority to modify staff titles and the Table of Organization in said Department. It is further understood that any future changes of staff titles and/or the Table of Organization shall not result in any added or deleted positions, without prior approval by ordinance by the City Council.
All positions formally of the Health Department are transferred to the Department of the Health and Human Services.
The Department of Council on Aging and its staff are placed under the direction and control of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The department and staff of the Pollard Memorial Library are placed under the direction and control of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Recreation Division is removed from the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Recreation Division and its staff are placed under the direction and control of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Department of Parks and Recreation shall be renamed the "Parks Department" to reflect this change.
The Division of Veterans' Services and its staff are placed under the direction and control of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Pursuant to MGL, Chapter 43, § 105, the following positions and salary are created within the Department of Health and Human Services. Appointments to these positions will start at the salary step and provide a benefit package as determined by the City Manager.
Editor's Note: The current salary schedule is on file at the office of the City Clerk and the Human Relations Department.