Commissioners Review Campaigning Amendment to Employee Handbook, Candidate Signs

The Starke County Commissioners reviewed an amendment to the employee handbook pertaining to campaigning during office hours.

An amendment drafted by County Attorney Marty Lucas prohibits employees from using their county office or employment position to assist in any political campaign or coerce any other employee for political purposes. The document also suggests that it is improper to engage in any political activity during working hours.

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Winamac Town Council Discusses Inconsistencies in Proposed Employee Handbook

The Winamac Town Council members postponed the first reading of their employee handbook ordinance due to some inconsistencies with grievance procedures.

According to Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger, the town pays the Indianapolis-based company New Focus a $125 annual maintenance fee to update the employee handbook as laws change. While reviewing the document prior to Monday’s meeting, Councilman Dan Vanaman brought some conflicting information to Berger’s attention. Continue reading