MOUNT VERNON — The adoption of a personnel policy manual for all Knox County employees topped the discussion when the Knox County elected officials conducted their monthly meeting Thursday morning.
The set of guidelines, called Best Practices and developed by the County Risk Sharing Authority, was reviewed. Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher said that Best Practices is currently being considered for adoption for use in 67 Ohio counties. Changes were recently made to a policy draft and are being sent to the various departments for review.
Probate/juvenile judge James Ronk said he has issues with the policy regarding vacation carryover and compensation time, as employees should be made to use up all their time rather than demanding a large sum payment at the end of their time of employment.
County Commissioner Teresa Bemiller said that a decision should be made at the February elected officials meeting on adopting a policy. “We’ll have that ready at the next meeting and see if there is anything else that needs discussed,” said Bemiller.
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