ABOUT HUMAN RESOURCES
The Human Resource function includes providing support to the Town and its departments and employees by ensuring compensation and benefits are compliant with federal and state laws and regulations and those of the Town.
As with other functions of the Town, Human Resources is a decentralized function whereby individual departments are responsible for the administration of the Employee Handbook policies and procedures, recruiting and selection of candidates, employee and organizational development and employee relations. In addition, individual departments have the responsibility of ensuring that the Town's human resource related business is conducted in a manner that is compliant with state and federal rules and regulations in areas such as recruiting, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), labor relations, classification and pay.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Town of Pantego is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring qualified individuals and retaining a highly qualified and diversified workforce. It is the policy of the Town not to discriminate against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline or any other aspect of personnel administration based on an employee's or applicant's religious opinions or affiliations, membership or non-membership in employee organizations, or because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, gender, veteran, disability or any other basis prohibited by federal, state and local laws.
It is necessary and required by law for the Town to provide a drug-free working environment for its employees and the public. All employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screen. Any candidate who refuses to submit to a pre-employment drug screen will be removed from consideration of employment with the Town. The pre-employment drug screen will be conducted by a physician of the Town's choice and paid for by the Town.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
The Town is committed to complying with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the Town's policy not to discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant with regard to any terms or conditions of employment because of such individual's disability or perceived disability, so long as the employee can perform the essential functions of the job. Consistent with this policy of nondiscrimination, the Town will provide reasonable accommodations to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA, provided such accommodations do not constitute an undue hardship on the Town.
AT WILL STATEMENT
All employment and compensation with the Town is "at will" meaning that employment can be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, anytime, at the option of either the Town or the employee, except as otherwise provided by law.