Workshop to address city employee handbook

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Changes in the City of Minden’s employee handbook have been years in the making, but Mayor Tommy Davis is hopeful the end is in sight.

“It’s definitely a redline edition and is quite lengthy, but we do have something to present to the council and department heads to look at,” Davis said. 

Both groups, as well as the public, will have that opportunity at 8 a.m. Tuesday, October 25 during a council workshop at Minden City Hall.

“I’d like to see it on the December council agenda – if not November,” Davis said. “It’s something they’ve been working on a long time. We’re just trying to get a consensus on it.”

Davis said the current employee handbook was written in 2012 and a portion of it was revised in 2019. There have been some workshops on it over the past four years but not since Interim Mayor Davis has been back in the driver’s seat.

“There are changes that need to be made to bring us (the city) up to date,” he said. “They don’t pertain to all employees but people who are on call. It’s really a rewrite of the whole thing to bring it up to today’s standards.”

Davis said a lawyer’s report will accompany the revised handbook to ensure it follows all guidelines.

He also said if there are more revisions, it is possible the handbook will have to back to an attorney.