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Chapter 249 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ADMINISTRATIVE OVERSIGHT OF THE HIRING PROCESS IN THE TOWN OF WEST BOYLSTON.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 4 of chapter 23 of the acts of 1995 is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph :—

A commission, board or officer appointed by the board of selectmen may appoint such employees as it deems necessary, but such appointments shall be subject to the approval of the board of selectmen in the manner provided in this section. The commission, board or officer shall inform the board of selectmen, in writing, of its intent to post an opening for an available position. If the board of selectmen approves the notice of intent to post an opening, the commission, board or officer may then proceed to fill the position in accordance with general and special laws, town by-laws and personnel policies. Once the commission, board or officer has selected a candidate to fill the position, it shall inform the board of selectmen, in writing. The board of selectmen may, within 15 days after receipt of the notice, disapprove the appointment by a 2/3 vote of its membership, otherwise the appointment shall take effect. The board of selectmen may consolidate or abolish any employee position described in this section, subject to the limitations of the General Laws.

SECTION 2. Section 6 of said chapter 23 is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph :—

A commission, board or officer appointed by the town administrator may appoint such employees as it deems necessary, but such appointments shall be subject to the approval of the town administrator in the manner provided in this section. The commission, board or officer shall inform the town administrator, in writing, of its intent to post an opening for a position. If the town administrator approves the notice of intent to post an opening, the commission, board or officer may then proceed to fill the position in accordance with general and special laws, town by-laws and personnel policies. Once the commission, board or officer has selected a candidate to fill the position, it shall inform the town administrator, in writing. The town administrator may, within 15 days after receipt of the notice, disapprove the appointment, otherwise the appointment shall take effect. The town administrator may, subject to the approval of the board of selectmen, consolidate or abolish any employee position described in this section, subject only to the limitations of the General Laws.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved August 5, 2008


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