[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Legislature of the County of Ulster as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All officers and positions of employment in the Ulster County Sheriff's Office and Department, except the Sheriff, Undersheriff, Confidential Secretary, Administrative Process Server and Process Servers, and all above the rank of Sergeant as well as all other personnel presently or hereafter filling the same or similar positions, or otherwise excluded by other laws, namely the Sheriff and Undersheriff, are hereby placed in the classified service pursuant to the Civil Service Law of the State of New York.
[Amended 8-17-2010 by L.L. No. 3-2010]
Such officers and positions shall be held and filled according to the provisions of the Civil Service Law and the rules and regulations of the County Personnel Director and shall be governed and controlled and shall be subject to such Civil Service Law and such rules and regulations.
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, all employees presently in the Sheriff's Office or Department who have been continuously employed from January 1, 1979, in their respective positions and prior to the effective date of this article shall be covered-in into their respective positions without an examination.
Those positions identified in § 117-1 are hereby afforded § 75 rights and privileges under the Civil Service Law.
All full-time employees hired subsequent to January 1, 1979, shall be afforded § 75 rights and privileges after completing one year of full-time continuous service.
Noncompetitive labor class positions filled subsequent to January 1, 1979, must complete one year of continuous full-time employment prior to entitlement of § 75 rights and privileges.
[Adopted by L.L. No. 3-1985]
Any act or omission of any employee of the County in the Sheriff's Department done or made in the performance of an official duty shall be the act or omission of the County, and the County shall be liable for any damages which may arise as the result of such employee's negligence in carrying out such official duty.
Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to render the County responsible or liable for the acts of the Sheriff nor to relieve the Sheriff from any liability to which he or she is lawfully subject.