Personnel Ordinance or Bylaw
Municipal by-laws (and City ordinances) are public regulatory laws which apply in a certain area. The main difference between a by-law and a law passed by a national/federal or regional/state body is that a bylaw is made by a non-sovereign body, which derives its authority from another governing body, and can only be made on a limited range of matters. A municipal government gets its power to pass laws through a law of the national or regional/state government which specifies what things the town or city may regulate through bylaws. It is therefore a form of delegated legislation.
Sometimes personnel ordinances or bylaws can be helpful to a municipality for structuring their personnel operations. It can establish a standard legal framework for your personnel system; and, it can promulgate rules and regulations for a more uniform personnel administration in the municipality. HRS has developed a unique strategy which involves working very closely with officials from the municipality to develop a personnel ordinance and/or bylaw. A personnel ordinance or bylaw can establish rules and regulations which define the rights and obligations of municipal employees and officials; establish and define the duties and roles of a personnel office, chief administrative officer, and personnel board; ensure proper centralized record-keeping; provide for the administration of a pay and classification plan and a performance management system, and it can establish uniform policies and procedures for hiring.