From Human Resources
|Recent Personnel Policy Changes|
Effective May 1, 2013, wording was added to include that employees avoid any interest, activity or outside employment which could improperly influence or give the appearance of improperly influencing the performance of their official duties.
Effective April 16, 2013, policy revised to allow for disciplinary probation letters (except those involving drug or alcohol testing) to permanently remain in an employee's official personnel file and work location file. Language regarding documentation of verbal and written warnings was also revised so that such documents will be purged from files and not be considered if three years pass from the date of the action without any further disciplinary actions being taken. If further disciplinary action is taken within three years, documents regarding previous verbal and/or written warnings can remain part of an employee's record as support for the next step of progressive discipline.
Effective April 16, 2013, removed statement that first-time violations should result in a written warning as a minimum. First-time violations will now result in a documented verbal warning as a minimum. Language was also added to allow for an employee who is charged with a felony to be terminated based on the circumstances surrounding the felony charges.
Effective April 15, 2013, language regarding working longer than a 12-hour shift during emergency operations was modified and now states that approval to work an extended shift must be obtained from a maintenance management position in salary grade 18 or above, which would generally be a district maintenance engineer, district maintenance and traffic engineer, or one of their assistants.
Effective January 1, 2013, several policy changes were made to extend protections and leave-related benefits to our employees based on sexual orientation or gender identification.
Effective November 1, 2012, title was changed to "Workplace Security" (previously "Workplace Violence"). Language revised to include newly titled District/Central Office Security Coordinator, as required. Added as attachments: Domestic Violence Prevention Guidelines, a list of District/Central Office Security Coordinators, and Section 571.030.l(8) RSMo.