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Title:Town of South Carthage, Tennessee: An Ordinance Amending Title 4, Chapter 2 of the South Carthage Municipal Code
Summary:MTAS was asked for policies and procedures on absences, tardiness, and bereavement or funeral leave.
Original Author:Darden, Don
Product Create Date:09/19/2002
Last Reviewed on::06/15/2017
Subject:Municipal ordinances; Personnel--Discipline; Personnel--Fringe benefits; Personnel--Laws and regulations
Original Document: South Carthage Personnel Policies.pdf

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Text of Document: South Carthage Personnel Policies.doc



BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of South Carthage, Tennessee:

Section 1. Title 4, Chapter 2 of the South Carthage Municipal Code is hereby amended as follows:

a. Section 4-203 (2) Hours of Work is amended to read in its entirety:

Wage employees (non-exempt). The Board of Mayor and Aldermen shall establish the hours of work per week for each wage employee. Employees are expected to work eight hours for eight hours pay.

a. Absenteeism. Employees unavoidably late or absent from work due to illness or other cause must notify their supervisor within the time frame established by each department (unless unusual circumstances prevent the employee from making proper notification). Such employees must explain the reason for the absence and, if possible, an anticipated time and date of return to work. Failure to notify one's supervisor of absences may result in disciplinary action. Employees found falsifying time sheets will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. Any employee who is absent for three days without notifying the Mayor of South Carthage shall be considered to have resigned his/her employment with the town.

b. Tardiness. Tardiness from work is costly to the Town of South Carthage. Wage employees are paid for their time and productivity. Habitual tardiness reduces the productivity of the tardy employee as well as the productivity of other employees. The Town of South Carthage will not tolerate unreasonable tardiness. Unreasonable tardiness is being late for work three times or more during the last six months, without giving a reasonable excuse to the supervisor or Mayor for the tardiness.

b. Section 4-204 is amended by adding Sub-section (9) to read in its entirety:

Funeral/Bereavement Leave. Full-time employees shall be allowed three days of leave with pay for the death in an employee's immediate family. Immediate family shall include spouse, parents, brothers and sisters, and children. One day of leave with pay will be allowed for the death of a sister in-law, brother in-law, and grandparents. Employees wishing to attend services of other relatives and non-relatives must use annual leave for this purpose.

Section 2. This ordinance shall become effective upon final passage, the public welfare requiring it.

Passed this: First Reading:_________________________________
Second Reading:_______________________________
Third Reading:________________________________

James Wheeler

Attest: ____________________________________
Deborah Wheeler
City Recorder

Please remember that this ordinance was drafted based upon the drafting requirements and authority granted to a particular city or town in its charter and in general law. These drafting requirements and the authority exercised in this ordinance might not apply to your city or town.

Please confer with your city attorney or an MTAS legal consultant, or both, before using this ordinance as a model.