Human Resources Employee Handbook

Find employment details for Pottawattamie County employees, including pay practices, benefits, security and safety, and more in our Employee Handbook. The handbook can be viewed in its entirety here.

Introduction

Employment

101 - Employment at Will
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
102 - Equal Employment Opportunity
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
103 - Code of Employer-Employee Relations
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
105 - Productive Work Environment/Anti-Bullying
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
106 - Hiring
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
107 - Employee Classifications
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: July 1, 2013
108 - Orientation and Training
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: July 17, 2012
109 - Introductory Period for New Hires
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: July 1, 2013
110 - Hours of Work
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: November 1, 2013
111 - Meal Periods & Rest Breaks
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
112 - Promotion Policy
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
113 - Transfer
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
114 - Secondary Employment
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
115 - Medical Examinations
Effective Date: July 1, 2008
116 - Influenza in the Workplace
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
117 - Communicable Diseases Policy
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
118 - Restricted/Modified Duty (Light Duty)
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
119 - Layoff and Recall
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
120 - Separation of Employment
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
121 - Personnel Records
Effective Date: July 1, 2009

Pay Practices

201 - Salary Administration
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: May 25, 2021
202 - Pay Procedures
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: November 1, 2013
202A - Pay Procedures/ Longevity Pay for Non-Bargaining Employees
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: November 1, 2013
203 - Position Classification Plan
Effective Date: July 1, 2009

Reimbursement of Employee Expenses

301 - Automobile Expenses
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
302 - Employee Travel Authorization & Expense Policy
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: August 9, 2022
303 - Credit Card Policy
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: August 10, 2021
304 - Participation in Trade & Professional Associations
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
305 - Mobile Device Policy
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: July 9, 2020

Employee Benefits

401 - Holidays
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: July 17, 2012
402 - Vacation Leave
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: July 1, 2014
403 - Insurance/Retirement Programs
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: May 4, 2021
404 - Educational Assistance Program
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
405 - Employee Assistance Program
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
406 - Worker's Compensation
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: October 14, 2014
406.A - Worker’s Compensation/Return to Work Program
Effective Date: July 1, 2009

County Premises & Work Areas

501 - Maintenance of Work Areas
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
502 - Personal Property
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
503 - Parking
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
504 - Smoking & Tobacco Use
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: July 14, 2020
505 - Solicitation
Effective Date: July 1, 2009

Absence from Work

601 - Attendance and Punctuality
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
602 - Funeral Leave
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: July 1, 2013
603 - Sick Leave
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: May 1, 2019
604 - Sick Leave Donation Policy
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: August 30, 2022
605 - Court & Jury Service Leave
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
606 - Leave of Absence
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: July 17, 2012
607 - Family & Medical Leave Policy
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
608 - Inclement Weather/Emergency Courthouse Closing
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: February 23, 2021

Personal Conduct

701 - Behavior of Employees
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
702 - Confidential Nature of County Affairs
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
703 - Conflicts of Interest
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
704 - Public Accountability
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
705 - Personal Appearance of Employees
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: July 1, 2013
706 - Personal Finances of Employees
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
707 - Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: November 14, 2017
708 - Breastfeeding Policy
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
709 - Participation in Community Affairs
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
710 - Telephone Policy
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
711 - Disciplinary Procedure
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
712 - Grievance Procedure
Effective Date: July 1, 2009

Safety & Security

801 - Weapons Free Workplace Policy
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: March 5, 2015
802 - Cameras in the Workplace Policy
Effective Date: July 1, 2009 · Revision Date: October 8, 2019
803 - Drivers Safety Policy
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
804 - Acceptable Use Policy
Effective Date: May 10, 2022
805 - End User Security Policy
Effective Date: June 25, 2019 · Revision Date: July 5, 2022

Appendix A

Drug & Alcohol Testing Program
Effective Date: November 14, 2017
Phone (712) 328-5799
Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday - Friday
Location Pottawattamie County Courthouse
Second Floor
227 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501