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Introduction

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Overview of the City of Saint PaulThe City of Saint Paul, Alaska (City) was established on June 29, 1971 as a second class city incorporated under the laws and constitution of the State of Alaska in order to provide local government to the people of St. Paul Island, to meet their needs and to establish ordinances and procedures for the City.

VisionSt. Paul Island is a thriving, safe community with a high quality of life for current and future generations.

MissionWe provide consistent quality utilities and services while also ensuring the safety of St. Paul Island citizens.

ValuesThe following are City’s beliefs and principles guiding leadership and staff:

Affordability and financial stability

Commitment, pride and longevity

Communication, trust, accountability

Community-oriented

Equality

Quality service

Resourcefulness and strong work ethic

Respectful, positive, courteous

Responsive, dependable and professional

Safe, rewarding work environment

ABOUT THIS MANUALWhether you have just joined our staff or have been at the City for a while, we are confident that you will find the City a dynamic and rewarding place in which to work, and we look forward to a productive and successful association. We consider the employees of the City to be one of its most valuable resources. This Manual has been prepared to serve as the reference document for the employer/employee relationship. Written policies and procedures are essential to the effective and efficient operations of any organization, the City included. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the personnel policies and procedures.

Each policy and procedure in the Manual is organized in the following format:

Overview

oDescription and Purpose – this section provides a brief description and purpose of the policy.

oApplicability – this section informs who the policy applies to. All personnel policies apply to City employees. Some policies may apply to City Council, contractors or others.

oFailure to Comply – this section informs the process of consequences for violations of policy.

Policy and Procedure – This section details the policy and procedures statements for the topic covered in the policy.

Forms – this section informs if a form is needed or required for a certain procedure pertaining to the policy.

References – this section provides references to the policy, such as links to websites, applicable federal or state laws, etc.

Definitions – this section provides definitions to certain words used in the policy.

Policy History – this section provides information as the history of the policy, its revisions, etc.

If you need help answering questions that may arise in connection with your employment, please contact your immediate supervisor or personnel in the Administration Department - Human Resources Division.

The City reserves the right to modify any personnel policies and/or procedures in the future. The City will seek to notify employees of such changes by email and other appropriate means.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSThe City would like to thank the following individuals for their support and assistance with the development and review of this Manual and the policies and procedures contained within:

City Personnel Policy Committee:

oMonique Baker

oStephanie Mandregan

oEmily Melovidov

oNadia Melovidov

oPhyllis Swetzof

oSophia Zacharof

oPhillip Zavadil

Saint Paul City Council

Allen Clendaniel with Sedor, Wendlandt, Evans and Filippi Law Firm

Roberta (Robin) Eleazer with State of Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs

Jedediah Smith with State of Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs

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