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Employment Liability

​​We provide members with assistance and resources related to employment policies and practices. Navigating human resources concerns, employment law, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issues, and resolving potential employment related workers’ compensation and liability claims can be confusing and costly. 

Our consultants can help guide you through difficult employment issues that can develop into a liability claim if not handled properly. Often liability claims can be avoided or mitigated when proper employment law procedures are followed. The League is the best resource for municipalities because our staff exclusively handles municipal claims. In short, we are the experts in dealing with municipal employment issues. 

Interim Municipal Manager & Municipal Administrator Placement Services

Support Services: Best Practices and Recommendations

Under council-manager form of government, the General Statutes direct towns under 160A-150 that “When the position of city manager is vacant, the council shall designate a qualified person to exercise the powers and perform the duties of manager until the vacancy is filled. (1971, c. 698, s. 1.).” 

Furthermore, while municipal administrators under mayor-council forms of government are not statutorily required, administrators may retire or move on to other opportunities. This creates a need for interim administrator placement. 

The process for identifying and placing interim managers and administrators has proved challenging for municipalities during period of vast local government retirements. If your municipality needs help with placement of manager or administrator, please do not hesitate to reach out to Lou Bunch.  

Our HR consultants will work with the governing body to identify the needs of the town and attempt to place interim manager or administrator that fits the community. The interim works directly with the governing body on contract negotiations (such as pay, accommodations and other items) and interim is paid directly by the municipality through payroll. Additionally, if the municipal manager or administrator is retired through the Local Government Employees Retirement System (LGERS), there is special provision that outlines the rules for interim managers and administrators. More information about rules governing the interim managers and administrators, please read Page 6 of the LGERS Member Handbook. Managers retiring from LGERS are responsible for taking a 30-day break before beginning an interim assignment as well. 

​There is no cost for interim placement service through NCLM and we are pleased to offer this service to our members. 

If so, please fill out the form and upload your most recent resume/CV. As opportunities arise and based on the needs of the community, you may be contacted to be placed as interim. Please note that the needs of every community can be significantly different and there is no guarantee that you will be selected in an interim capacity.

We are here to help! Please reach out to Human Resources Specialist Lou Bunch​​​. Our HR team is well versed on the hiring process for these positions and will guide the governing body in open session at special meeting or work session. NCLM only provides information on the hiring process and the governing body is ultimately responsible for the recruitment and selection process.