Chapter 2.41


2.41.010    Repealed.

2.41.020    Repealed.

2.41.030    Purpose and goals.

2.41.040    Application.

2.41.050    Repealed.

2.41.060    Repealed.

2.41.070    Designated responsible officials.

2.41.080    Dissemination of personnel policy manuals.

2.41.090    Employee review of personnel policy.

2.41.010 Purpose.

Repealed by Ord. 2090. (Ord. 907 § 2, 1998)

2.41.020 Adoption.

Repealed by Ord. 2090. (Ord. 907 § 3, 1998)

2.41.030 Purpose and goals.

A. The purpose of this chapter is to designate the responsible officials to ensure a uniform system of personnel administration and to establish the goals that the personnel policy seeks to achieve.

B. The city of Newport personnel policy is intended to further the following goals:

1. To provide a uniform system of personnel administration for all city employees;

2. To ensure that recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, retention and separation of city employees are based upon employees’ qualifications and fitness for duty and that the policy is in compliance with federal and state laws;

3. To assist supervisors in the development of sound management practices and procedures and to make effective, consistent use of human resources throughout the city;

4. To promote communications between the city council, mayor, supervisors and employees;

5. To clarify the rights and responsibilities of employees; and

6. To ensure that the compensation plan is reviewed annually for recommended wages, salaries and cost-of-living adjustments through the budget adoption process. (Ord. 2090 § 1, 2021; Ord. 970 § 1, 2003; Ord. 907 § 4, 1998)

2.41.040 Application.

The city of Newport personnel policy shall apply to all city employees except elected officials and independent contractors. In the event that the city of Newport personnel policy rules, guidelines and procedures conflict with civil service rules, federal or state law, then the terms and conditions of the civil service rules, federal and state laws shall govern. (Ord. 2090 § 1, 2021; Ord. 907 § 5, 1998)

2.41.050 Reservation of rights.

Repealed by Ord. 2090. (Ord. 907 § 6, 1998)

2.41.060 Amendment procedure.

Repealed by Ord. 2090. (Ord. 907 § 7, 1998)

2.41.070 Designated responsible officials.

The city administrator is hereby designated the personnel officer of the city and shall be responsible for maintaining current personnel policies in accordance with federal and state law and the provisions of this chapter. The city clerk/treasurer, under the direction of the city administrator, is designated as the assistant personnel officer and shall be custodian of the personnel records and perform other personnel-related duties as delegated by the city administrator and mayor. (Ord. 2090 § 1, 2021; Ord. 907 § 8, 1998)

2.41.080 Dissemination of personnel policy manuals.

The personnel officer shall ensure that a copy of the current city of Newport personnel policy manual is provided to all city employees upon hiring or upon amendment. The manuals are assigned to positions, not individuals. Upon termination, policy manuals are to be left with the city. (Ord. 2090 § 1, 2021; Ord. 907 § 9, 1998)

2.41.090 Employee review of personnel policy.

Each employee of the city shall acknowledge receipt of a personnel policy manual and amendments thereto by signing a receipt form provided by the personnel officer. It is the responsibility of each employee to review the policy manual and amendments. Questions regarding policies should be brought to the attention of department heads for clarification. (Ord. 2090 § 1, 2021; Ord. 907 § 10, 1998)