|The city and the utility has general liability and workers' compensation coverage. The workers compensation insurance is purchased through Alaska Municipal League Joint Insurance Association (AMLJIA) that is valid until July 1, 2012.
The city and the utility follow the personnel policies in the day-to-day management of personnel. All city departments, including the fuel sales and washeteria, use the city's comprehensive personnel policies.
Although the city's code of ordinances contains written job descriptions, written procedures on personnel evaluation and hiring, the code of ordinances needs to be reviewed, updated, and codified. Currently, the city clerk is working on codifying the code of ordinances. RUBA staff in Nome obtained a copy of the code of ordinances and has been working with the city clerk in revising and updating the code.
The city maintains personnel files for all the city employees. The city clerk reported that the city did not include Form I-9 for each employee yet, but it is in the process of updating all employees' files to include I-9.
The city and the utility have a probationary period for new hires that includes orientation, job-training/oversight and evaluation, which is completed after ninety days of an employee on the job. The city and the utility provide training opportunities to staff as funds are available.