Personnel Board

The Personnel Board shall consist of five registered voters of the Town who hold no other elected or appointed Town office nor are employed by the Town. The terms of office of the originally appointed members shall be for one, two or three years and so arranged that the terms of approximately one-third of the members will expire each year and their successors shall be appointed for terms of three years each. After a hearing, any member of the Personnel Board may be removed for cause by the Appointing Authority.


View the Personnel Bylaws.

The Personnel Board shall have the following powers and duties, in conjunction with the Human Resources Director and Town Administrator:

  1. Conduct research into wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment in comparable Massachusetts municipalities
  2. Prepare for submission to Town Meeting, a Classification Plan classifying all positions, other than those filled by popular election or covered under a collective bargaining agreement, into classes doing substantially similar work or having equal responsibilities
  3. Administer the Classification Plan, the personnel rules and any other provisions of the Personnel Bylaw, address any questions arising thereunder and advise Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen and other Town agencies in any matter pertaining thereto
  4. Prepare for submission to Town Meeting, personnel rules applicable to employees in classified positions. Such rules may include:
    1. Methods of determining the selection of candidates for appointment and promotion
    2. Policies and procedures for Town employees holding provisional appointments
    3. Provisions governing days and hours of work
    4. Review attendance regulations
    5. Provisions for sick, vacation, military and other leave
    6. Policies and procedures regulating reduction in force and removal of employees
    7. Grievance procedures
    8. Other such practices as may be appropriate for the administration of the personnel system of the Town
    9. Amendments to the Classification Plan and the Personnel Bylaws