DIVISION 2


PARISH PERSONNEL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES



EDITORIAL NOTE: The entire St. Tammany Parish Personnel Policies and Procedures have been incorporated into Appendix E of this Code of Ordinances and is on file in the Personnel Department.

SEC.

2-048.00 Title


    1. The administration, management, and conduct of any and all personnel policies and procedures for the employees of the St. Tammany Parish Police Jury shall be at all times subject to the provisions of the St. Tammany Parish Personnel Policies and Procedures, and as may be amended from time to time be a resolution of the Police Jury as set forth in Section 2 hereof, a copy of which is available for review by the public at the administrative offices of the Police Jury located at 428 E. Boston Street, Covington; 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville; or 520 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell.

    2. The St. Tammany Parish Personnel Policies and Procedures, as of December 31, 1997, are made a part of this Code as Appendix E. Amendments made after December 31, 1997 will be available for public review at the administrative offices of the Police Jury listed in item 1.

    3. A copy of the St. Tammany Parish Personnel Policies and Procedures shall be provided to every existing employee and to each employee hired by the Police Jury.

    4. The provisions of the St. Tammany Parish Personnel Policies and Procedures may be amended from time to time by a resolution of the Police Jury, the favorable vote on which must be a majority of the membership of the Police Jury.

    5. The provision of the St. Tammany Parish Personnel Policies and Procedures shall become effective upon the effective date of this ordinance, except that those provisions which relate to the accrual of annual and sick leave shall become effective on January 1, 1996. (Ord. No. 81-201, adopted 05/21/81; revised Ord. No. 88-1002, adopted 11/17/88; amended by Ord. No. 95-2335, adopted 12/14/95)

SEC.

2-048.01 Parish Manager



    (A)    The Parish Manager shall be the executive and administrative head of the Division of Parish personnel and shall direct and supervise all its administrative and technical activities. In addition to the duties imposed elsewhere, he shall:

        (1)    Establish and maintain, through the personnel division, a roster of all
        employees in the Parish service, in which shall be set forth, as to each
        employee, the class title of the position held, the salary or pay, any change
        in class title, pay or status, and any other necessary data.

        (2)    Appoint in accordance with administrative procedures employees of the personnel division, and experts and special assistants necessary to carry out the provisions of this Division.

        (3)    Develop, in cooperation with organization units and others, training and educational programs for Parish employees.

        (4)    Investigate, from time to time, the operation and effect of this Division and the rules and regulations as director to the Police Jury.

        (5)    Perform any other acts and functions considered necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes in this Division or as directed by the Police Jury. (item 5 deleted, 6 becomes 5 in revision by Ord. No. 88-1002, adopted 11/17/88)

    (B)    The Parish Manager may designate an Assitant Parish Manager to act as his assistant. In case of absence of the Parish Manager or his inability from any cause to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the powers and duties shall devolve upon the Assistant Parish Manager.

    (C)    The Parish Manager may select officers or employees in the Parish personnel system to act as examiners in the preparation and rating of tests. An appointing authority shall excuse any employee in his division from his regular duties for the time required for his work as an examiner. Officers and employees shall not be entitled to extra pay for their service as examiners, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for necessary traveling and other expenses.

    (D)    The Parish Manager may, for the purpose of assisting in the examination of candidates for positions of high responsibility and positions requiring unusual qualities or qualifications, request approval from the Police Jury to retain the services of persons from within or without the state who, because of their experience or for other reasons, have special acquaintance with the qualities or qualifications requisite for such positions. (Ord. No. 81-201, adopted 05/21/81; Ord. No. 84-69, adopted 04/19/84; revised with changes Ord. No. 88-1002, adopted 11/17/88)

SEC.

2-048.02 Rules



    (A)    The Parish Manager shall recommend to the Police Jury rules necessary or desirable for carrying out the provisions of this Division and may from time to time, recommend amendments or additions thereto.

    (B)    When such rules or amendments or additions to rules are recommended by the Parish Manager, the Parish Manager shall cause same to be posted in conspicuous place(s) in Parish governmental offices and buildings so as to properly notify employees of the proposed rule, amendment or addition. The Parish Manager shall further transmit copies thereof to all Police Jury members and to every Parish Departmental Director. The Parish Manager shall additionally retain copies thereof in the division's office for inspection by any interested employee or citizen.

    (C)    When posted, said rule, amendment or addition shall bear a date and the notation that same is being promulgated thereby for thirty (30) consecutive calendar days so that protest there against, if any, can be lodged with the Parish Manager. Should no protest be lodged within said time period, same shall thereafter be deemed adopted and shall become a permanent part of the rules, implementable as such.

    (D)    When a protest has been lodged with the Parish Manager, or has an alternative to promulgation as is above recited, the Police Jury shall hold public hearings thereof and may by resolution approve, alter, amend or reject the recommendations of the Parish Manager wholly or in part, or modify them and approve them as so modified.

    (E)    The Police Jury may from time to time propose and adopt new rules or amendments or additions to the rules on its own initiative.

    (F)    Rules adopted under this section shall have the force and effect of law. Among other things, the rules shall provide for the method of administering the classification plan and the pay plan; the establishment, maintenance, consolidation and cancellation of lists; the application of service ratings; the hours of work attendance regulation, vacations, and leaves of absence for employees in the classified personnel system, and the order and manner in which layoffs shall be effected. Such rules may include any provisions relating to Parish employment which are necessary or appropriate to give effect to the provisions and purposes of this Division.

    (G)    The powers herein conferred upon the Parish Manager shall be subject to the provisions of this Division and of the rules adopted hereunder, and may be exercised by regulation or by order as the Parish Manager sees fit. His powers and duties shall not be limited or restricted by the authorization to adopt rules, except to the extent that rules are adopted hereunder. (Ord. No. 81-201, adopted 05/21/81; Ord. No. 84- 69, adopted 04/19/84; Revised by Ord. No. 88-1002, adopted 11/17/88)

SEC.

2-048.03 Federal Funds And Assistance


    Wherever the provisions of any law of the United States, or of any rule, order or regulation of any Federal agency or authority, providing or administering Federal funds for use in Louisiana, either directly or indirectly or as a grant-in-aid, or to be matched or otherwise, impose other or higher merit standards or different classifications than are

required by the provision of this Division, the provision of the laws, classification, rules or regulations of the United States or any Federal agency may be adopted by the Police Jury as rules and regulations of the Parish and shall when so adopted govern the class of employment and employees affected thereby, regardless of anything in this Division to the contrary. (Ord. No. 81-201, adopted 05/21/88; Revised with changes Ord. No. 88-1002, adopted 11/17/88)

SEC.

2-048.04 Post Employment Health Plan


    A Post Employment Health Plan is hereby established for the exclusive benefit of public employees separating from service to provide reimbursement of qualified post employment expenses for medical premium payments incurred during Post Employment Period. The following shall comprise the Post Employment Health Plan for employees hired under the Police Jury.(Reso. P.J.S. No. 98-8598, adopted 3/19/98)

    An employee with three (3) or more years of service who resigns and does not retire is:

        paid for 1/3 of sick time; and
        the remaining 2/3 of sick time is deposited into individual employee accounts.
        For annual, paid up to 300 hours and remaining time deposited into employee accounts

    An employee who retires with a minimum of ten (10) years of service is:

        paid for 1/3 of sick time; and
        has the option, up until 01/01/2000 *, to either roll over remaining 2/3 of sick time to an individual account, or roll over as service time to their retirement account.
        For annual, paid up to 300 hours; and
        has the option, up until 01/01/2000 *, to either roll over any remaining time to an individual account, or roll over as service time to their retirement account.

    (*five year phase-in period), after this date, time cannot be rolled into retirement, but only into individual employee accounts.)

    Employees hired prior to 01/01/98, who retire with the following years of service, will be subject to the below scale:

            10-15 years service with STPPJ, employee pays 75% of premium
            16-19 years service with STPPJ, employee pays 50% of premium
            20+ years service with STPPJ, employee pays 25% of premium

    Permanent employees hired after 01/01/98, will not be subject to the retiree scale, and will rely solely on the money that is funded into their accounts over a period of time, along with any benefit time rolled into accounts at the time of their retirement.

(Resolution P.J.S. No. 97-8427, adopted 10/23/97; Reso. P.J.S. No. 98-8598, adopted 3/19/98); (Ord. No. 95-2335 allows amendments to be made to the Parish Personnel Policies and Procedures by adoption of a Resolution.)



SEC. 2-04805 - 2-048.99 Reserved