Comprehensive personnel policies and guidelines are not only necessary for setting expectations and encouraging employee productivity, but they also help protect cities from potential lawsuits.
Cities should take note of common practices they engage in and, if there are no policies, consider if one should be developed. If a city has created a policy to formalize a common practice, the policy should be reviewed by legal counsel, and the final policy should be placed in the city’s personnel policies and guidelines manual. The League will work with your city to update your current policies or craft a customized manual that specifically meets the needs of your city as part of a fee-based service.
Model Personnel Policies and Guidelines
The League publishes a model personnel policies and guidelines, which is available for purchase on our publications page.