When a district hires an employee, the district is subject to the legal responsibilities of being an employer. There are a number of required personnel obligations and compliance requirements ranging from hiring practices to tax reporting. It is important to have well defined district policies and procedures, trained staff, and directors knowledgeable in personnel matters.
Because of the complexities of employing others, conservation districts should consult as many resources as possible. For specific questions, conservation districts should consult legal counsel or a personnel management professional.
Commonly requested examples relating to personnel management are available below. These are samples of other districts' work and are not recommendations. Any examples downloaded will need to be customized and edited to your district's needs. Additional examples are available by contacting the SWCD Program.
Oregon Soil and Water Conservation District Guidebook
SWCD Guidebook to operations and management, updated October 2016. SWCD Guidebook
Personnel Management Handbook for Conservation District Directors and District Managers
Tools and examples