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City policy prohibits the hiring of applicants that would lead, or may lead to a conflict of interest with an immediate family member.
No supervisory employee of the City of Holyoke shall be involved in the hiring, termination, reappointment, promotion, reclassification, demotion, firing, or other personnel decisions of an immediate family member. No employee shall participate in a job performance evaluation of an immediate family member.
An employee of the City of Holyoke is prohibited not only from participating in personnel decisions affecting his or her immediate family members, but also from delegating the authority to a subordinate. The signing of warrants authorizing payroll or other payments to immediate family members is prohibited.
Note: For purposes of this disclosure, an “employee” is a person holding a paid or unpaid office, position, employment, or membership in any City of Holyoke department, board, or commission. For purposes of this disclosure, a “department” shall include any entity operating as part of the government of the City of Holyoke, and all councils thereof and there under, and any division, board or commission.
It is unlawful in Massachusetts to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment. An employer who violates this law shall be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability.
I acknowledge that the information provided in this application for employment is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. In the event of employment, I understand that false or misleading information given in my application or interview(s) may result in discharge.
I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application and the release of any pertinent information regarding my education, past employment history and background. I authorize the City of Holyoke to obtain any information from schools, employers, or individuals relating to my activities. This information may include, but is not limited to academics, achievement, performance, attendance, personal history, and discipline. Further, I hereby authorize all references, persons, schools, my current employer (if applicable) and previous employers and organizations named in this application, unless otherwise stated, to provide the City of Holyoke any relevant information that may be required to arrive at an employment decision. I understand that the information released is for the City of Holyoke's use only.
I hereby voluntarily release, discharge, and exonerate the City of Holyoke, its agents and representatives, and any person so furnishing information from any and all liabilities of every nature and kind arising out of the furnishing or inspection of such documents, records and other information or the investigations made by or on behalf of the City of Holyoke.
I understand that all appointments are probationary and that I must demonstrate my ability for continued employment. I also understand that I must be available from time to time to work outside normal business hours, as the needs of the department require. In the event of my employment with the City of Holyoke, I will comply with all rules, regulations, and policies distributed by the City of Holyoke.
I agree to sign a Criminal Offender Record Information Release form and further authorize the City of Holyoke to conduct background checks that they deem necessary for evaluating my application for employment, and to obtain a report from a consumer-reporting agency to be used for employment purposes in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. If required for the position I am seeking, I agree to take a physical examination, which may include testing for drugs or a psychological examination, as required, and recognize that any offer of employment may be contingent upon the results of such an examination.
I understand that any employment offer by the City is conditional upon my ability to establish employment eligibility under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 within three days of the date of hire.
I understand that employment with the City of Holyoke is "at will" which means that either the City or I may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without prior notice, and for any reason except as prohibited by law or agreement. I understand that no supervisor, manager, or executive of the City of Holyoke has any authority to alter the foregoing.
I understand that if an offer of employment is made to me, the City of Holyoke may specify that it is contingent upon the results of a medical exam. I freely and voluntarily agree to submit to a pre-employment physical and/or drug screen, as it relates to the requirements of a specific job, as part of my pre-employment application to the City of Holyoke. I understand that either refusal to submit to such screening or failure to qualify according to the minimum standards established by the City of Holyoke for this screening may disqualify me from further consideration for employment. Further, I understand that any positive drug test results will be communicated in a confidential manner.