any suggestions? PERSONNEL POLICY MANUAL INTRODUCTION Landscape Contracting and maintenance is labor (people) oriented. Therefore, the success and growth of this firm, and of the industry is totally dependent upon well-trained, well-qualified and satisfied personnel. SENIORITY New employees are to be considered of probationary status for the first ninety (90) days of work. At the conclusion of said period, an employees length of continuous service shall serve purpose for seniority. Crew chiefs have higher seniority over laborers, and foremen shall oversee crew chiefs. WORKMENS COMPENSATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION Employees are covered by State Workmens Compensation while on the job. (This does not extend to time driving to or from work). Further, State Unemployment Compensation covers employees for periods of unemployment. Should an employee be dismissed from a job for reasons stated below, unemployment benefits can be denied: 1. Drunkenness. 2. Swearing or any abuse of a client or his/her property. 3. Undue abuse of company property and/or time. 4. Undue disrespect to superiors, or employer. 5. Excessive tardiness. 6. Leaving job site, or employment without just cause. 7. Refusing to fulfill the obligations of the assigned job. POLICIES AND REGULATIONS Established work hours: There is not a normal workday. The day starts when scheduled by management. Pay begins upon clocking-in at the shop, and is terminated upon clocking-out, after completing the daily schedule and any additional work at the shop. ***** Please note that we prefer you to report approximately 5 - 10 minutes early so we can schedule you to a crew and so you are ready to start promptly on time. Overtime regulation: Generally the standard workweek is Monday to Saturday. Hours in excess of forty (40) during this period are considered overtime. Payment for the same shall be made at one and a half (1 1/2) times the employees hourly rate. Reporting to work: Employees are to report to work and clock-in at the company shop. Hours of pay do not include travel to and from the shop. Also, all employees must clock-out at the end of the day before leaving. Rainy Days: Employees will be notified at least forty-five minutes prior to the start of a normal workday whether work will be scheduled for the day. Lunch period & Break Time: Lunch breaks are not schedule for any certain time during the workday. Lunch will be no more than 30 minutes. The employee will be paid for no more than 30 minutes for lunch. Employees will be given periodic bathroom breaks during the workday when it is appropriate and necessary. IMPORTANT: It is important that all workers carry lunches and drink, as the job schedule does not supply adequate time for lunch at restaurants. Do not leave lunch debris on clients property, in vehicles, or in and around the shop. Place debris in receptacles provided for the same. ABSENTEEISM & TARDINESS Any companys productivity is directly related to the productivity of its employees. The two most significant causes of poor productivity are absenteeism and tardiness. Coachs Lawn Service, therefore relies upon its employees to not only show up for work each day, but also to be on time. Below is a policy list for absenteeism: · Any employee who feels he/she must miss a day of work for any reason, must call Earl at 245-2854 or Steve at 245-3440 at least one hour before he/she is scheduled to report. · Failure to call in absenteeism twice will be reason enough for dismissal. · Employees may be dismissed if they miss a day in the first two weeks, or two days in the first month. · Any worker who promises to work a Saturday, and then does not report will be disciplined only once and then FIRED. DISCIPLINARY ACTION 1st offense - a warning 2nd offense - a written notice 3rd offense - a written notice or possible dismissal *Severe Clause Certain employee actions / choices will automatically result in termination, such as using drugs and/or drinking alcohol the job. DRIVERS OF COMPANY VEHICLES Our insurance company requires us to update our drivers periodically. You are required to keep your license current. If you receive a driving citation while driving your personal vehicle or company vehicle, you must notify management immediately. The insurance company checks your record with the State police, so tell the truth. Drivers will not back a vehicle into a tight area (such as our driveway) without someone in the rear for guidance. All scratches, dents or other problems shall be reported to management no matter how minor the damage is. At the end of the day, all vehicles with less than one half a tank must be fueled. Also, all debris must be cleaned out by days end. CLOTHING AND HYGIENE It is a company policy that all employees wear appropriate work boots at all times. Also, company shirts/sweatshirts/jackets must be worn. Each employee shall receive t-shirts. Additional clothing will be made available to you at our cost. Employees are expected to report to work neat & clean wearing an appropriate uniform. SAFETY We desire to provide you with a safe place to work, and safe equipment to operate. We have been very fortunate that no one has been seriously injured. Each employee shall have access to gloves, glasses, goggles and ear protection. No employee is to operate any power equipment without proper safety equipment or clothing. Anyone found operating an edger, trimmer, hedge trimmer, etc. without proper eye protection will be disciplined. Also, anyone using large push blowers, hedge trimmers, etc. without proper ear protection will be disciplined. If you are hurt on the job, report your injury to a supervisor immediately, so corrective measures may be taken and an injury report completed. Smokers: For the safety of all persons, smoking is prohibited except during breaks. Fire safety is an application of common sense. Jewelry: Earrings should be limited to studs only as hanging earrings can easily get snagged on equipment and/or trees, shrubs etc. Also, loose fitting jewelry should be kept inside of your clothes. Long hair: Anyone with shoulder length hair or longer must keep their hair in a ponytail or under a hat. Safety of others: ***** You should always be aware of fellow workers and pedestrians around you. Use common sense when operating power equipment at all times; this will limit potential problems. Example 1. Shut off or idle down power equipment when pedestrians are passing by. Example 2. Be aware of direction of discharged debris from edgers, trimmers, mowers, etc. when working in close proximity of other workers. INTOXICATING BEVERAGES AND/OR DRUGS Drugs or alcohol use during company time will result in IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL. If an employee is perceived to be under the influence of drugs/alcohol at the beginning of the day by a supervisor, that individual will be sent home for the day. If this happens a second time, the employee will be DISMISSED- NO EXCEPTIONS.