Personnel policy changes to be discussed by Lander City Council tomorrow

By Joshua Scheer, reporter,

(Lander, Wyo.) – The City of Lander will hold a work session tomorrow night at 6 p.m. to discuss changes to the personnel policies.

A discussion about the policy manuals was held in October 2012. According to a memo to the council from Clerk Robin Griffin to the Lander City Council, Griffin wanted the changes discussed before she brought them forward during a future regular meeting.

“To make the personnel policies simpler and easier to work with, we have split the policy manual,” Griffin wrote. “The Personnel Policies will rarely change and will require a City Council resolution, but the Managerial Guidelines can be changed without City Council resolution.”

One of the largest changes will be acknowledging that the city is an “at will” employer. Notifying current employees will require consideration, or some kind of exchange of benefits. Also, city staff is proposing to put an end to accrual of compensation and require overtime be paid as it occurs.

Changes to the managerial guidelines will also be discussed.

Staff updates will be given at the end of the meeting.