To Appoint and charge an independent citizen task force to study the Personnel Bylaw, the Charge of the Personnel Board, and related documents and make recommendations for appropriate changes. The task force shall provide recommendations to the Select Board in a timely manner in order to prepare Articles for the 2023 Annual Town Meeting.
The Town Charter approved in 1955 directed the Select Board to appoint a number of committees including the Personnel Board. In 1985 a document was presented to the Select Board by the Town Manager to establish a Personnel Department. The Personnel Bylaw has been updated several times over the years, most recently in 2017, and serves as the guiding document for the Personnel Board and the Town staff. However the current role of the Personnel Board, as defined by the 1985 document and the current Personnel Bylaw, is outdated and does not reflect the needs of the Town's 21st century workforce, or the challenges faced by the Town in recruiting, developing and retaining high-quality employees.