Green Lake County, WI
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Green Lake County 5-16-1978 by Ord. No. 177-78. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Officers and employees — See Ch. 60.

§ 67-1 Purpose.

The general purpose of this chapter is to establish a system of personnel administration that meets the needs of Green Lake County. This system shall include policies and procedures for employee hiring and promotion, training, development, position classification and salary administration, employee relations and related activities, to develop and maintain an effective, efficient, and responsive work force for the County of Green Lake that meets all federal merit system and affirmative action guidelines.

§ 67-2 Scope.

This chapter shall govern personnel administration for all employees and departments of the County of Green Lake except the following:
Members of the Green Lake County Board of Supervisors.
Elected County officials.
Sheriff's Department: one Undersheriff.
All employees hired on a contract or fee basis.
Members of boards, commissions and committees and judges when they are acting in that capacity.
Students engaged in field training.
Volunteer workers.
Persons employed to make or conduct a special inquiry, investigation or examination on behalf of Green Lake County (those under contract).
Temporary, seasonal, or project employees; such appointments must be time limited to be considered exempt (six months).
Employees represented by unions when collective bargaining agreements have specific provisions contrary to this chapter.

§ 67-3 Amendments.

This chapter may be amended by the Green Lake County Board of Supervisors in the same manner as adopted.[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 3, Personnel Department, as amended 11-18-1980 by Ord. No. 238-80, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 67-4 Personnel Committee.

The Personnel Committee may direct the Personnel Department's activities and appoint its employees. The Personnel Committee may:
Encourage and exercise leadership in the development of efficient and effective human resource management throughout County government.
Foster and develop programs for the improvement of employee performance and effectiveness through employee training and development.
Establish and maintain the official employee records, including therein the class, title, status, pay and other relevant information.
Apply and carry out the policies herein and perform any other lawful acts which may be necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes and provisions of this chapter.
Evaluate from time to time the operation and effect of the policies herein and report the findings and recommendations to the County Board.

§ 67-5 Personnel policies. [1]

Upon approval by the Personnel Committee and the County Board and subject to specific provisions in personnel ordinances, a director (or Personnel Committee acting in that capacity) may issue personnel policies for the County. The policies may provide for preparation, maintenance and revision of a position classification plan for all positions based upon similarity of duties performed and responsibilities assumed, so that the same qualifications may be reasonably required and the same schedule of pay may be equitably applied to all positions in the same class. After such classification plan has been approved by the County Board, the Personnel Committee shall allocate or reallocate the position of every employee in the classes in the plan. Any employee affected by the allocation or reallocation of a position to a class shall, after filing with the Personnel Committee a written request for reconsideration in such a manner and form as the Committee prescribes, be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard.
Editor's Note: The County Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, Ord. No. 375-88, as amended, is on file at the County Clerk's office.

§ 67-6 Recruiting.

Recruiting and determining the relative fitness of applicants for employment and promotion to positions will be accomplished by utilizing job-related evaluations.

§ 67-7 Probation.

The Personnel Committee shall establish a period of probation (a director may with Personnel Committee approval) with the approval of the Green Lake County Board.

§ 67-8 Records and plans.

The Personnel Committee shall develop:
Performance records for employees. Such records shall be considered as a factor in determining salary increments or increases for meritorious service, promotions, the order of layoffs because of lack of funds or work and in reinstatement, demotions, discharges and transfers.
A plan for resolving employee complaints and grievances.
The implementation of discipline, such as reprimand, suspension, or discharge. Procedures shall be established for the presentation of charges, hearings, and appeals for all permanent employees in the service of Green Lake County.
An affirmative action program as required by state and federal laws.
Such other miscellaneous matters generally associated with good personnel administration not inconsistent with other policies, ordinances or statutes.

§ 67-9 Payroll.

The Personnel Committee or designee shall be responsible for certification of the payroll vouchers, that the person named therein has been appointed and employed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the policies thereunder.

§ 67-10 Intergovernmental cooperation.

The Committee may cooperate with other governmental agencies regarding personnel tests, recruiting, training, and the temporary exchange of personnel for on-the-job training and management experience.

§ 67-11 Employee organizations.

Employees shall have the right, subject to applicable federal and state laws and regulations, to organize, join, and participate in, or to refuse to organize, join and participate in, any employee organization freely and without fear of penalty or reprisal, for the purpose of collective negotiation through representatives of their own choosing on terms and conditions of employment.

§ 67-12 Unlawful acts.

No person shall:
Make any false statement, certificate, mark, rating or report or in any manner commit or attempt to commit any fraud preventing the impartial execution of this chapter and policies.
Directly or indirectly give, render, pay, offer, solicit, or accept any money, service or other valuable consideration for any appointment, proposed appointment, promotion or proposed promotion, or any advantage, in a position of service in Green Lake County.
Deprive another of any right granted under this chapter or furnish to any person any special or secret information for the purpose of affecting the rights or prospects of any person with respect to employment in the services of Green Lake County.

§ 67-13 Appointments and promotions.

All appointments and promotions to positions in the service of Green Lake County shall be made without regard of age, race, color, handicap, sex, creed, national origin or ancestry, political affiliation or beliefs, and arrest or conviction records.

§ 67-14 Status of present employees.

Employees holding positions in the service of Green Lake County, as defined herein, prior to the adoption of this chapter shall be continued in their respective positions until separated from their positions as provided by ordinance. Nothing herein shall preclude the reclassification or reallocation as provided by this chapter of any position held by any such employee.

§ 67-15 Violations and penalties.

Any person who is found to be in violation of this chapter, if an applicant, may be removed from the employment list or, if an officer or employee, may be subject to disciplinary action.
Violations of federally mandated sections of this chapter could cause loss of federal funds.

§ 67-16 Statutory authority.

This chapter is promulgated under the authority of § 59.22(2), Wis. Stats., as amended.