The Tompkins County Administrative
Manual contains the policies and procedures that guide the operation
of county government, in compliance with federal, state, and
local law and consistent with legislative policy.
The manual serves as a comprehensive reference guide to the
rules by which county government operates. It is a resource
for staff, our citizens, and those who work with county government.
The policies in this
manual apply to all departments and administrative units of
Tompkins County, excluding the Tompkins County Public Library
and Tompkins-Cortland Community College, except where otherwise
These policies apply
to all employees of Tompkins County, including management and
confidential, except as noted.
No policy is binding
upon any member of the Legislature unless specifically noted.
To initiate a new policy or an update
to an existing policy, the Legislature or County staff must complete
the following forms:
Send the suggested modification(s)
to the Department of County Administration for determining “responsible
department” designation, processing and tracking.
Designated county department/division personnel
will conduct an Impact Review and submit recommended changes or
comments, via the Administrative Manual
Impact Review Form, to the Department of County Administration
for tracking and dissemination
Section 2: Employment Procedure
Section 3: Employee Benefits
Section 4:Wage and Salary
Section 5: Budget
Section 6: Purchasing
Impact Review Form