In the case of termination of services, on the part of the employer, a part-time employee will receive two weeks’ notice and a full-time employee will receive one month’s notice. An employee who resigns is expected to give the library the same notice, except in the case of illness or family emergency. Employees may be terminated for substandard work without notice during the probationary period. After the probation period, employees will receive oral and written counseling to improve substandard work before dismissal. Serious offenses, including but not limited to theft, use of drugs or alcohol while at work, physical assault, or a determination of sexual harassment on the part of an employee, may result in immediate dismissal without counseling. Employees who are terminated may file a grievance with the President of the Board of Trustees within five days of termination. A grievance must be made in writing.
If budget cuts necessitate a reduction in staffing levels, the library director will determine which positions can be cut to create the least negative effect on library services, and submit a plan to the library’s Board of Trustees for approval before implementation. Longevity will be a primary factor in retaining staff.
Employees who leave in good standing or who are laid off will be paid for unused vacation and compensatory time, as well as for sick days that have not been utilized per the library’s policy.