Ulster County is a great place to visit, live, work, and raise a family. Our Employees are one of the County’s greatest assets and, as such, deserve a safe workplace. To this end, important policies that promote a safe work environment exist to reduce potentially harmful situations. The information provided on this page detail the policies in place. Please take a moment to review each policy.
Substance Abuse Policies:
The purpose of the Ulster County Substance Abuse Policies are to establish rules, regulations and programs to ensure that the Ulster County workplace and its employees are free from the detrimental effects of drugs and alcohol. Further the policies encourage employees to seek professional assistance any time personal problems, including alcohol or drug dependency, adversely affect their ability to perform their assigned duties.
Smoke Free Workplace: The Ulster County Government is a smoke-free work environment. By Local Law 9 of 2008, Ulster County enacted the prohibition of smoking on all real property owned or leased by Ulster County Government. Any person who desires to register a complaint under this local law may do so by contacting the Ulster County Board of Health or its designee. Any person who violates any provision of this Local Law may be guilty of a violation, punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00). A Local Law Amending Local Law No.9 of 2008 was enacted by Local Law No. 3 of 2015. Section 3 of Local Law No.9 of 2008 is amended as follows: “Smoking” shall mean inhaling of, exhaling of, burning of, or carrying of any lighted cigar cigarette, pipe, weed, or other plant in any manor or any form, and shall also include the inhaling and exhaling of smoke/vapor from an electronic smoking device.
EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunity, New York Human Rights Law and Affirmative Action Ulster County Government strictly adheres to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. It is County procedure to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals, as well as administer all employment decisions, conditions of employment, and personnel action, without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex (including pregnancy), disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, or marital status, in accordance with applicable laws. The County is committed to a diverse workforce, values all Employee’s talents, and supports an environment that is inclusive and respectful. The County is committed to assuring that: All recruiting, hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment decisions are made fairly to all persons on an equal opportunity basis and are administered without regard to any characteristic protected by state, federal or local law; and Employees and applicants will not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, retaliation, coercion or discrimination because they have exercised any right protected by law. Any incident or situation that you believe involves illegal discrimination should be brought to the immediate attention of your supervisor, department head, the Ulster County Personnel Director, or the Ulster County Compliance Officer.
Americans with Disability Act: Ulster County treats all applicants and employees with disabilities in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act. Ulster County will provide reasonable accommodations to any persons with disabilities who require them and who advise Ulster County of their particular needs. Information concerning individual’s disabilities and their need for accommodation will be handled with the utmost discretion. Please refer to the Ulster County Standard Operating Procedure G.6 to request accommodations under this Act.