Bishop, 041819 ALAGO, AGO 2019-31
|Docket Nº:||AGO 2019-31|
|Case Date:||April 18, 2019|
Does the merit system govern the deputies, jailers, corrections officers, cooks, dispatchers, administrative assistants, and secretaries employed by the sheriff?FACTS AND ANALYSIS A local act applicable to Conecuh County creating a merit system is codified in section 45-18-120, et. seq., of the Code of Alabama. Ala. Code §§ 45-18-120 to 45-18-120.14 (2009). Your request states that employees of the sheriff are paid by the county and receive the same benefits as all other county employees that are system employees. An "employee," for purposes of the merit system, is defined as "any person, including law enforcement officers, not excepted by Section 45-18-120.2, who is employed in the service of Conecuh County." ALA. Code §45-18-120.01 (2009) (emphasis added). Section 45-18-120.02 exempts certain officials and employees as follows:
(I) persons holding elective offices; (2) members of appointive boards, commissions, and committees, (3) all employees of the county board of education; (4) independent contractors; and (5) any person whose employment is subject to the approval of the United States government or any agency thereof.Ala...
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