Yes, the Select Board adopted the Town’s Personnel Policy in 2013.
During the course of 2011 and 2012 the Town undertook a comprehensive review of the personnel function given to the Town Manager by the Town Charter. That review led to the preparation and presentation to the Select Board of a comprehensive Personnel Policy. That policy was developed though the cooperation of many different town sources. The final document contains this language:
“The purpose of these personnel policies is to establish a system of human resource administration based on principles that ensure a uniform, fair and efficient application of personnel rules and regulations. The intent of these policies is to provide a method of recruitment, selection, classification and compensation and the development of a work force that is skilled and effective in accomplishing assigned responsibilities. Personnel actions shall be made in accordance with state and federal law and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identification, age as defined by law, disability, genetic information, or other non-job-related factors and shall be based on merit and ability to perform the job properly.”
The proposed policy was placed on the Select Board public agenda for February 20, 2013 and was the subject of an open and public discussion. No issue was raised at that time regarding the dissolution of the Personnel Board and the policies were adopted by the Board.
All Town of Nantucket personnel policies are available to be viewed on the Human Resources Policies page of the Town website.