Chapter 2.20


2.20.010    Title.

2.20.020    Purpose.

2.20.030    Adoption and amendment of rules.

2.20.040    Administration of the rules.

2.20.050    Background checks.

2.20.010 Title.

This chapter shall be known as the personnel code of the city. [Code 2000 § 2.225.]

2.20.020 Purpose.

CMC 2.20.030 and 2.20.040 are adopted to establish as equitable and uniform procedure for dealing with personnel matters; to attract to municipal service, and to retain, the best and most competent persons available; to assure that appointments and promotions of employees will be based on merit and fitness; and to provide a reasonable degree of job security for qualified employees. [Code 2000 § 2.230.]

2.20.030 Adoption and amendment of rules.

Personnel rules shall be adopted and amended by resolution of the council. The rules shall provide means to recruit, select, develop and maintain an effective and responsible work force, and shall include policies and procedures for employee hiring and advancement, training and career development, job classification, salary administration, retirement, fringe benefits, discipline, discharge, and other related activities. All actions shall be made in accordance with the personnel rules without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion or political affiliation; and, furthermore, shall be based on merit and fitness. [Code 2000 § 2.235.]

2.20.040 Administration of the rules.

The city manager shall be responsible for:

(A) Administering all the provisions of CMC 2.20.020 to this section and of the personnel rules not specifically reserved to the council.

(B) Preparing or causing to be prepared and recommending to the council personnel rules and revisions and amendments to such rules. [Code 2000 § 2.240.]

2.20.050 Background checks.

The purpose of this section is to authorize the city of Cornelius police department to access criminal offender and driver history information through the LEDS for applicants for positions of employment, voluntary public service, or licensing applicants operating within the city of Cornelius, in accordance with OAR 257-010-0025, to ensure the highest degree of citizen trust and confidence.

All proceedings pursuant to this section shall be conducted in accordance with ORS 181.555 and OAR 257-010-0025, which establish procedures for access to criminal record information possessed by the Oregon State Police through LEDS, and as supplemented in this section.

(A) Parties subject to a background check under the provisions of this section will be required to authorize the city to conduct a criminal and/or driver history check through the OSP LEDS system.

(B) The human resources department will maintain criminal history authorization forms and all such requests and forms will be in accordance with the city’s personnel policies.

(C) The city of Cornelius police department will conduct the criminal and driver history checks on the applicants for positions of employment, voluntary public service, or licensing. The police chief, or his designee, will report to the human resources department that the applicant’s record either meets or does not meet the standard set for that position or license. The city manager or designee’s determination to hire or not will be documented and retained in accordance with the city of Cornelius personnel policies.

(D) The city of Cornelius will not retain written criminal or driving records. [Ord. 914 § 1, 2010.]