Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Manual
City of Redmond Personnel Manual
Chapter 1 -INTRODUCTION TO THE MANUAL
1.10 Purpose of the Redmond Personnel Manual
Welcome to the City of Redmond! This Personnel Manual is a summary of the City of Redmond’s employment practices and policies. The Manual is intended to serve as a guide for supervisors and managers as well as all City employees. The Manual applies to all employees unless preempted by the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement. This Manual does not constitute an express or implied employment contract of any kind.
1.20 The Manual’s Relation to Other Authorities
In the event of conflict between the Redmond Personnel Manual and any collective bargaining agreement, personal services contract, City ordinance, Civil Service rule, State law, or Federal law, the provisions of this manual yield to that contract, rule, or law. In all other cases this Manual is controlling.
1.30 The Manual’s Relation to Department Rules
This Manual does not prevent individual departments from establishing separate policies and rules when necessary to accommodate operational issues unique to those departments.
1.40 Changing the Manual
Provisions of the Manual may be repealed, modified, or amended by Executive Order of the Mayor; provided, that adding or deleting employee benefits must be approved by the City Council.
In the event the City wishes to change any provision of this Manual, the City will provide its labor unions with thirty days’ notice of the proposed change. If any or all labor unions wish to bargain the proposed change, the labor unions must provide notice of their intent to do so within the thirty-day period. In the event the proposed change relates to a mandatory subject of bargaining, the City must bargain the proposed change. In the event the proposed change relates to a permissive subject of bargaining, the City reserves discretion as to whether it will bargain the proposed change.
If any provision of the Manual or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid by operation of law or by any tribunal of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall survive.