Termination Policy

This termination policy follows the guidelines set forth in the termination policy adopted by the Waukon City Council. These statements will apply to all employees of the Robey Memorial Library.

I. Involuntary Termination

A. The City believes employees should perform their jobs, respect City Policy - Procedures and obey the law.

B. An employee may be dismissed for any reason, including but not limited to, incompetence, willful neglect of duty, reduction in force, willful violation of City policy or administrative rules and regulations, or a crime against the laws of Iowa or the United States.

C. An employee may be dismissed upon thirty (30) days notice or immediately for cause. Applicable due process procedures shall be followed.

D. The employee shall receive by certified mail a copy of a written statement giving the reasons for discharge. The original shall be on file in the City Clerk’s office.

E. The employee may file a request with the City Clerk, within thirty (30) days of receiving discharge notice, for a public hearing before the Council on all issues connected with the discharge. The hearing shall be held within thirty (30) days of the date of the request, unless the person requests a later date.

F. Guidelines set by the Iowa Veterans Preference Law or terms of the union contract will take precedence where applicable.

II. Voluntary Termination (Resignation)

A. Any employee voluntarily terminating employment with the City shall show consideration to the City and give thirty (30) days notice of intention to leave.

B. Any exception to the thirty (30) day notice must receive approval from the Library Board.

C. A Voluntary Separation form shall be filled out, signed and submitted to the City Clerk’s Office. (See attached form). The following terms apply only to full time employee, Library Director

III. Vacation Time

Employees who voluntarily terminate employment with the City and have given proper notice, shall be given pro-rated vacation time on the following basis: for every month an employee works at least twenty (20) days, the employee shall receive 1/12 of their annual vacation.

IV. Insurance

Employees who terminate employment or are terminated from employment with the City shall have the opportunity to remain on the City’s health insurance policy by paying the current premium rate for a period of up to eighteen (18) months.

Adopted February, 1999
Reviewed September, 2004
Reviewed October, 2007
Reviewed September, 2010
Reviewed July, 2013
Reviewed December, 2016
Reviewed July, 2019