The County Engineer must make certain delegations of authority and responsibility for the proper operation of their department. In all cases, each level must clearly understand the authority and policy limits within which it is to exercise its delegated responsibilities. The County Engineer must be assured that all such delegations are being properly discharged and that the people to whom delegation is made are fully capable. It is essential that competent personnel be employed on their staff.
An important facet of management responsibilities is the preparation and implementation of effective personnel policies. These policies should be developed by the Board with the cooperation of the County Engineer. Copies of the adopted personnel policies should be provided to all employees and additional copies of the policy should be kept in the office of the county engineer and in all road department shops so that it is readily available to all road department employees and prospective employees. Ultimately, it is the County Engineer who is legally responsible for the actions taken on behalf of the department.
Written policies should be adopted by resolutions as required by WAC 136-10-052.
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