300-46
AT WILL EMPLOYMENT

POLICY & PROCEDURE

Subject: AT WILL EMPLOYMENT

Index: HUMAN RESOURCES

Number: 300-46

Effective Date

4/4/2012

Supersedes

1/1/1997

Page

1 of 2

Staff Contact

Nancy A. Carlson

Approved By

Denis Law

1.0 PURPOSE:

To specify which employees are At Will and thus serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.

2.0 ORGANIZATIONS AFFECTED:

All departments/divisions, offices, etc.

3.0 REFERENCES:

City Policy & Procedure 300-16, Probation Period

City Policy & Procedure 300-47, Employee Discipline

City Policy & Procedure 330-11, Types of Employees, Pay, Benefits & Retirement

Current labor contracts for all represented employees

4.0 POLICY:

At Will employees serve at the pleasure of the Mayor or his/her designee and may be terminated without cause. Employees in the following classifications are considered At Will employees:

4.1    Department Administrators and those employees on the Mayor’s staff reporting directly to the Mayor.

4.2    Persons appointed after the effective date of this policy amendment, to occupy a classification as Deputy or Assistant Administrator, Director of a division of a department or program, Assistant City Attorney, Senior Assistant City Attorney, City Clerk, City Council Liaison, and/or Hearing Examiner.

4.3    Any other position created in the future that reports directly to the Mayor, or Chief Administrative Officer.

4.4    Contractors, or persons engaged under contract to supply expert professional services for a definite period of time

4.5    Temporary or part-time employees, except person employed to fill classified part-time positions.

4.6    Volunteer personnel, such as police reserves, who receive no regular compensation from the City.

4.7    Newly hired employees are At Will employees during the probation period and serve at the pleasure of the Department Administrator or his/her designee (see Policy & Procedure 300-16, Probation Period).

4.8    Limited term, hourly/non-regular employees are At Will employees for the entire period of employment and serve at the pleasure of the Department Administrator or his/her designee.

5.0 LIMITATIONS:

The right to dismiss At Will employees is limited only by specific provisions of Federal or State law or by City ordinance or policy relating to particular positions.