Policy & Practices Manual

Section Title
1 PURPOSE
1.1 Administration of the Manual
2 ADMINISTRATION
2.1 Bureau of Human Resources Vision Statement
2.2 Civil Service (See Certifications)
2.3 Merit Principles
2.4 Civil Service Law
2.5 Civil Service Rules
2.6 Positions Not Subject to Civil Service Rules
3 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
3.1 Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Statement
3.2 Policy and Procedure for Processing Requests for Reasonable Accommodation from Employees and Applicants
3.3 Reassignment as a Reasonable Accommodation
4 HARASSMENT
4.1 Employee Harassment
5 PRE-EMPLOYMENT
5.1 Veterans' Preference
5.2 Verification of Eligibility for Employment (Form I-9)
5.3 Minimum Qualifications and Eligibility Determination
5.4 Examination Requirements and Screening
5.5 Exam Accommodations
5.6 Certification Types and Uses
5.7 Applicants with Criminal Convictions
5.8 Human Resource Security Protocols
6 EMPLOYMENT
6.1 Political Activity
6.2 Transfer from Classified Service to Unclassified Service
6.3 Nepotism
6.4 Code of Ethics and Conduct for the Executive Branch of Maine State Government
6.5 Accepting Gifts
7 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
7.1 Performance Management System
8 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES
8.1 Grievance Procedure - State Civil Service Appeals Board
8.2 Classification Grievance Procedure - State Civil Service Appeals Board
9 WORKING CONDITIONS
9.1 Compensatory Time
9.1B Standard Overtime Compensation Policy
9.2 Emergency Closing
9.3 Heat Stress Policy / Maintenance of Temperatures Policy
9.4.A No Solicitation Policy - General
9.4.B No Solicitation Policy - Deferred Compensation
9.5 Smoking Policy
9.6 Alternate Work Schedules
10 WAGE AND SALARY ADMINISTRATION
10.1 Salary Step Increases
10.2 Appointment Above the Minimum Rate
10.3 "Redline" Salary
10.3A ...Stipends and Market Pay Adjustments
10.4 Compensation
10.4.A Employment Package for Project Workers
10.4.B Merit Increase in Temporary Compensation
10.5 Promotion, Demotion, Transfer From Layoff
10.6 Reclassifications - Pay Range / Step Determinations
11 BENEFITS
11.1 Health & Dental Insurance
11.2 Maine Public Employees Retirement System
11.2.A Retirement
11.2.B Group Life Insurance
11.3 Flexible Spending Account Plan
11.4 Child Care Reimbursement Program
11.5 Deferred Compensation
11.6 Temporary Disability Income Protection
11.7 Direct Deposit
11.8 Video Display Terminal Operators - Initial Eye Exam
12 LEAVE
12.1 Vacation
12.2 Sick Leave (Paid)
12.2.A Sick Leave Restoration - Acting Capacity
12.3 Personal Leave
12.4 Military Leave
12.4.A Military Leave:Merit Increases
12.4.B Military Leave: Probationary Periods
12.5 Holidays
12.5.A Religious Holiday Observances
12.6 Leave for State Exams & Interviews
12.7 Voluntary Employee Incentive Programs
12.8 Bereavement Leave
12.9 Leave Credit Between Branches of Government
12.10 Family & Medical Leave
13 TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
13.1 Training and Career Development Opportunities
13.2 Tuition Reimbursement
14 LABOR RELATIONS
14.1 Current Bargaining Agreements
15 LEGAL ISSUES
15.1 Drug Free Workplace Policy
15.2 Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy For Employees In Positions Requiring A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) And Defined As Safety-Sensitive
16 EXPENSES
16.1.A Travel Policy
16.1.B Mileage Allowance