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Boulder Junction Town Board works on first employee handbook

January 03, 2020 by Brian Jopek


The Boulder Junction Town Board, during special meetings conducted in the final two weeks of 2019, continued work on developing an employee handbook. 

What has been in place for the town’s employees, said town chairman Dennis Reuss before a special meeting Monday afternoon, is more of a guideline or “employee procedure” as opposed to a formal handbook with policies and rules people are expected to follow while employed by the town of Boulder Junction. 

The town board has been using material from the Vilas County employee handbook and handbooks from two other towns as guidelines of its own as work on what may very well be the first Boulder Junction employee handbook has progressed. 

“We have a small group of employees, but we need a handbook,” Reuss said of the four full time and three part time town employees. “It’s not a big deal, but we don’t have a set of rules and that’s what we’re trying to get.”

Tuesday, he said the town board finished its notes and comments and will meet one more time to get everything in draft form. 

“We made a few revisions to what we had,” Reuss said. “We’ll take one more look at it at our next board meeting in late January and let the employees review the draft.”

Once employee review is complete, Reuss said he anticipates final, formal approval of the Boulder Junction town employee handbook at the town board meeting in February. 

Brian Jopek may be reached via email at [email protected]

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