Springhill overhauls leave of absence policy

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SPRINGHILL  - In response to a number of public inquiries, the Town of Springhill has reviewed and revamped its leave of absence policy.
HL: Town overhauls leave of absence policy
SPRINGHILL  - In response to a number of public inquiries, the Town of Springhill has reviewed and overhauled its leave of absence policy.
Town employees with a year of employment and a minimum of 20 hours of work per week qualify under the policy but the reasons leave will be approved are changing.
Requests for leave will be reviewed by the town’s Chief Administrative Officer [CAO] and the department supervisor, but if the town employee is requesting leave to take on another job the request will not be approved.
“It can’t involve other employment,” acting CAO John Boyle said. “You can’t pursue another career, so to speak, and then keep your job here.”
Sick leave, vacations, pregnancy leave, and jury duty are acceptable requests while personal issues, like death in the family, are covered by provincial labour standards.
 
HL: Amherst CAO to assist Springhill
SPRINGHILL –The Town of Springhill entered a memorandum of understanding [MOU] with the Town of Amherst to utilize its Chief Administrative Office, Greg Herrett, while the town’s present CAO is unavailable for what was described as an unidentified period.
Director of Finance John Boyle is filling in as the acting Chief Administrative Officer and the MOU will allow Herrett to offer guidance to the town.
The agreement will see Amherst offer its CAO to the town one half-day per week and up to two-hours outside business hours twice a month at a cost of $2,000 a month until March 2014, unless the agreement is terminated earlier.
Possible extension was not included in the agreement.

Town employees with a year of employment and a minimum of 20 hours of work per week qualify under the policy but the reasons leave will be approved are changing.

Requests for leave will be reviewed by the town’s Chief Administrative Officer [CAO] and the department supervisor, but if the town employee is requesting leave to take on another job the request will not be approved.

“It can’t involve other employment,” acting CAO John Boyle said. “You can’t pursue another career, so to speak, and then keep your job here.”

Sick leave, vacations, pregnancy leave, and jury duty are acceptable requests while personal issues, like death in the family, are covered by provincial labour standards.

 

Amherst CAO to assist Springhill

SPRINGHILL –The Town of Springhill entered a memorandum of understanding [MOU] with the Town of Amherst to utilize its Chief Administrative Office, Greg Herrett, while the town’s present CAO is unavailable for what was described as an unidentified period.

Director of Finance John Boyle is filling in as the acting Chief Administrative Officer and the MOU will allow Herrett to offer guidance to the town.

The agreement will see Amherst offer its CAO to the town one half-day per week and up to two-hours outside business hours twice a month at a cost of $2,000 a month until March 2014, unless the agreement is terminated earlier.

Possible extension was not included in the agreement.

Organizations: Chief Administrative Office

Geographic location: Amherst

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  • Allota Money
    December 18, 2013 - 21:17

    $500.00 an hour WOW!!!!!