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.


Human Resources Services, Inc.

Sandy Stapczynski, President
9 Bartlet Street, Suite 186
Andover, Massachusetts 01810

Phone: 978-474-0200
Fax: 978-475-7925
Cell: 978-430-2061

Human Resources Services, Inc.

We provide specialized technical assistance and consultancy services to cities and towns in current, emerging and changing issues in human resources and municipal operations. As your strategic partner, we deliver the consulting services, analyses and tools to help develop the personnel plans, policies, processes, management and organizational systems required.