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Personnel Board

Personnel Board ~ The Personnel Board shall consist of five (5) electors appointed by the Town Council for four (4) year terms. Terms shall be staggered so that no more than two (2) terms expire in any year. Vacancies shall be filled by the Town Council for the remainder of the unexpired term. The Commission shall annually elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and such other officers as they deem appropriate.

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James Camara, Chairperson
Joy Gilkeson - Secretary - Term to Expire 10/15/2023
Marguerite C. Rizzi, Ed., D
Laurie Robinson
Alfred F. Almeida, Jr. - Term to Expire 10/15/2023

AS per Section 1007 of the Tiverton Town Charter the personnel board consists of 5 electors appointed by the Town Council for 4 year terms
Duties and responsibilities are to accept and review applications for all job vacancies for town employment and recommend the top 3 applicants to the Town Administrator. Vacancies in municipal positions shall be advertised in at least 2 newspapers available locally. specific application procedures shall be listed.

The Personnel Board shall:

1) review all applications

2) Determine those applicants to be interviewed

3) For those applicants to be interviewed, be responsible for verifying the accuracy of information on applications and checking references, including former or current employers. Hiring of all personnel, including full time, part time, acting, temporary or seasonal employees shall be done thru the Personnel Board. The applicable Department Head shall be invited to attend interviews, and assist the board in questioning applicants, and make recommendations. Employment shall be based on merit and competitive exams (when applicable) and shall be free of personal or political considerations. The Town is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, or national origin.

We meet as needed. Our meetings are posted at Town Hall, on the Town web site and on the RI Secretary of State web site in accordance with the Open Meetings Laws.

Tiverton is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer