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1 ONBOARDING Starting You on Your Path to Success

2 DEO History We all work together Office of Communications Office of General Counsel Office of Inspector General Office of Civil Rights Division of Workforce Services Division of Community Development Division of Strategic Business Development Division of Finance and Administration Division of Information Technology

3 General Services Parking Safety Purchasing Property Bureau of Human Resources Policies Timesheets and Payroll Attendance and Leave Benefits Retirement Performance Evaluation Training Employee Relations Standards of Conduct

4 Executive Director Jesse Panuccio

5 Our Vision: Florida will have the nation’s top performing economy and be recognized as the world’s best place to live, learn, play, work, and do business.

6 Our Mission: In collaboration with our partners, assist the Governor in advancing Florida’s economy by championing the state’s economic development vision and by administering state and federal programs and initiatives to help visitors, citizens, businesses and communities.

7 Our Goals 1.Further Florida’s economic vision by providing support that enhances the economy and develops vibrant, safe, and healthy communities. 2.Optimize the effectiveness of DEO’s available resources and tools.

8 The DEO Journey How we became what we are today… During the 2011 session, the Florida Legislature called upon state economic development leaders to re-evaluate long- standing economic development programs and structures, and formulate new strategies to strengthen job creation efforts. As a result, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) was created from three previously existing entities — the Agency for Workforce Innovation, the Department of Community Affairs, and the Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development.

9 The DEO Journey How we became what we are today… Today, DEO combines the state’s economic, workforce and community development efforts helping to expedite economic development projects fueling job creation in competitive communities. DEO’s framework consists of: Workforce Services, Community Development and Strategic Business Development with support from the Offices of the General Counsel, Inspector General, Civil Rights, Finance and Administration, and Information Technology.

10 OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS Monica Russell, Director (850) 717-8525

11 The Office of Communications and External Affairs provides support to all business areas of DEO through media relations, proactive public relations, events and executive speeches, social media management, executive correspondence, DEO website and overall brand management. This office also manages all internal communications. Office of Communications

12 OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL Robert Sechen, General Counsel (850) 245-7137 Carly Hermanson, Deputy General Counsel (850) 245-7152

13 The Office of the General Counsel provides legal services for all divisions of the department. Legal services may include rendering legal advice and opinions to department staff in the areas of strategic business development, community development, workforce services, re-employment assistance, and finance and administration. Office of the General Counsel


15 Office of the Inspector General The Office of Inspector General promotes accountability, integrity, and efficiency by providing quality audits, investigations, management reviews, and technical assistance, as stated in Section 20.055, F.S.

16 Office of the Inspector General What is investigated? Investigations are conducted of contractor fraud or employee misconduct concerning violations of: US Code Florida Statute Florida Administrative Code Department Policy or Procedure Investigations may be administrative or criminal.

17 Office of the Inspector General Whistle-blower’s Act

18 Office of the Inspector General File a Complaint Call when you think: Someone is using DEO property or people for personal gain; Someone is intentionally misleading DEO for financial gain; Someone is taking some benefit “to look the other way”; or You’re not sure if you should call to report suspicions.

19 Office of the Inspector General Contact: Inspector General – TBD Director of Audit – Carolyn McGriff Director of Investigations – Philip Wilcox Telephone: (850) 245-7135 Fax: (850) 245-7144 E-mail: Website: directory/office-of-the-inspector-general/about-our- office directory/office-of-the-inspector-general/about-our- office

20 OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS James Landsberg, Equal Opportunity Officer (850) 921-3201

21 Office of Civil Rights Our Responsibilities Nondiscrimination-program plan preparation and ongoing updates Program-related training and technical assistance Program compliance monitoring Discrimination complaint investigation and coordination

22 Office of Civil Rights Contact Information DEO employees, customers, and partners may contact: Email Phone (850) 921-3205 FAX (850) 921-3122 (TTY : Use Florida Relay 711) 107 E. Madison St. Caldwell Building, MSC 150 Tallahassee, FL 32399-4129


24 The Division of Workforce Services partners with Workforce Florida, Inc. and the State’s 24 Regional Workforce Boards to strengthen Florida’s business climate by supporting employers and helping Floridians gain employment, remain employed and advance in their careers. Initiatives and activities include:Workforce Services Provide development and guidance, oversight, technical assistance, federal performance and financial reporting for the State’s workforce programs Produce, analyze and deliver timely and reliable labor statistics to improve economic decision-making Promote employment of Florida's veterans, especially those with barriers to employment and Provide Florida’s re-employment assistance services (reemployment assistance as of July 1, 2012). Division of Workforce Services

25 Bureau of One-Stop and Program Support One-Stop and Program Support is responsible for providing technical assistance and support (workforce program information, guidance, training, technical assistance and performance reports) to the Regional Workforce Boards. Lois Scott, Bureau Chief (850) 245-7428

26 Rebecca Rust, Bureau Chief (850) 245-7257 Bureau of Labor Market Information Labor Market Statistics (LMS) produces, analyzes, and distributes timely and reliable labor statistics to improve economic decision-making. Division of Workforce Services

27 Altemese Smith, Bureau Chief (850) 245-7407 Bureau of Reemployment Assistance Bureau provides assistance to help qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own access temporary wage replacement benefits. Division of Workforce Services


29 The Division of Community Development fosters economic development in the state’s rural and urban communities through opportunities and assistance that balance local and state growth management needs. Initiatives and activities include:Community Development Award grants, Loans and credits for infrastructure, Small business assistance, Housing rehabilitation and Community revitalization, Support community planning and development initiatives while protecting resources of state significance, and Provide technical assistance and work closely with Florida’s Regional Planning Councils and Community Action Agencies, and Implement assistance programs for low-income Floridians. Division of Community Development

30 Bureau of Community Assistance Paula Lemmo, Bureau Chief (850) 717-8470 The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low-income families with home heating and cooling costs. The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program provides a wide variety of services designed at the local level to meet specific community needs that include services for low-income residents to attain the skill, knowledge and motivation necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. The Division administers the Florida’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program. Each year since 1983, Florida has received between 18 and 35 million dollars from the Federal government to assist rural areas of low and moderate income populations where persons live below the poverty level and the housing units hold more than one person per room.

31 Division of Community Development Bureau of Community Revitalization Bob Dennis, Bureau Chief (850) 717-8445 The Neighborhood Revitalization and Stabilization Program provides assistance to individuals improving the quality of the social and physical aspects of neighborhoods and change the way residents, local government and others interact to solve problems. Focusing on affordable housing and physical development in neighborhoods, economic development and human investment initiatives such as education, welfare services and health care the program helps Floridians create more vibrant and sustainable communities. The Disaster Recovery Initiative assists communities that have been proclaimed a disaster area by the President of the United States, that have significant unmet recovery needs and have the capacity to carry out a disaster recovery program.

32 Division of Community Development Bureau of Economic Development Using funds appropriated by the Florida Legislature, the Bureau provides assistance: To regionally based economic development organizations serving rural communities to build professional capacity and support for economic development activities and to provide technical assistance to business’ within rural communities To stimulate investment in Florida's economy providing technical assistance to expanding businesses in Florida To Habitat for Humanity of Florida for the acquisition and rehabilitation or reconstruction of existing housing stock to provide affordable housing to low-income applicants To local economic development projects.

33 Bureau of Economic Development In the creation and growth of black and Hispanic business enterprises To strengthen local and regional economies through quality business and entrepreneurial training to all minority small business, especially those with a bilingual specialty in the Hispanic community To increase the amount of capital made available by private lenders to small businesses through its Approved State Program and To strengthen state programs that support private financing to small businesses In the facilitation of planning, preparation, and financing of infrastructure projects in rural communities which will result in job creation, capital investment, and the strengthening and diversification of rural economies. Division of Community Development

34 Bureau of Community Planning The Bureau implements the Community Planning Act and the Development of Regional Impact Statute with four programs: The Comprehensive Planning Program coordinates with communities creating or updating their Comprehensive Plan that dictates public policy in terms of transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, and housing. Comprehensive plans typically encompass large geographical areas, a broad range of topics, and cover a long-term time horizon The Areas of Critical State Concern Program provides planning and regulatory oversight for areas containing natural resources of statewide significance The Technical Assistance Program helps local governments, public and private sector professionals, and Florida’s citizens and businesses understand a variety of land use planning Mike McDaniel, Bureau Chief (850) 717-8499

35 Bureau of Community Planning The Competitive Florida Partnership is a voluntary program that helps communities value those assets that make them special and challenges them to set realistic goals for advancing their economic development vision. The Community Resiliency Initiative ties the Waterfronts Florida Program and hazard mitigation planning initiatives together to holistically focus on creating sustainable coastal communities through targeted technical assistance using funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The program is currently in the third year of a five-year project to integrate sea level rise adaptation into existing local comprehensive plans, mitigation strategies, special area management plans and post-disaster redevelopment plans working closely with communities. Division of Community Development Mike McDaniel, Bureau Chief (850) 717-8499

36 Bureau of Community Planning In partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the bureau also manages the statewide Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning Initiative to create guidance for development of post-disaster redevelopment planning processes. The process helps a community plan for the long-term disaster recovery period under "blue skies" to ensure that they are able to recover faster and more efficiently, maintain local control over recovery and take advantage of opportunities to build back better. Mike McDaniel, Bureau Chief (850) 717-8499 Division of Community Development


38 The Division of Strategic Business Development (SBD) provides support for attracting out-of-state businesses to Florida, promoting the creation and expansion of Florida businesses and facilitating the state’s economic development partnerships through incentives and partnerships.Strategic Business Development Incentives and activities include: Coordinate intergovernmental planning for economic development strategies Facilitate and support economic development projects Monitor and audit economic development incentive and grant performance – working closely with Enterprise Florida, Inc.; and Implement Florida’s film industry’s marketing and incentives. Division of Strategic Business Development

39 Office of Business Development and Support This office partners with Enterprise Florida, Inc. recommending incentives and maintaining approval authority and contracts with businesses for negotiated incentives. Incentives may be used to reduce costs associated with a site, facility, or equipment and can help facilitate the location of businesses in Florida. They are designed to promote job creation, job retention, and capital investment in Florida and can be in the form of a tax credit or tax refund. Karl Blischke Karl (850) 717-8962

40 Division of Strategic Business Development Office of Business Development and Support This office: Monitors performance and compliance with businesses and communities Facilitates payment of incentives to businesses Performs “service after the sale” Provides a Web portal about businesses receiving incentives. Karl Blischke Karl (850) 717-8962

41 Division of Strategic Business Development Office of Planning, Program Evaluation, and Partnership Coordination This office directly partners with VISIT FLORIDA, Enterprise Florida, Inc., and the Florida Sports Foundation, a division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., and Space Florida, Inc. VISIT FLORIDA facilitates tourism industry participation in domestic and international travel trade and consumer shows, as well as media missions to the top global visitor markets. VISIT FLORIDA also works closely with travel agents, tour operators, meeting and event planners, and is responsible for operating Florida's five Official Welcome Centers. Barbara Foster (850) 717-8966

42 Office of Planning, Program Evaluation, and Partnership Coordination Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) serves as Florida's primary organization devoted to statewide economic development. focusing on a wide range of industry sectors, including clean energy, life sciences, information technology, aviation/aerospace, homeland security/defense, financial/professional services, manufacturing and beyond in collaboration with a statewide network of regional and local economic development organizations. Florida Sports Foundation serves to improve the economic presence of the sports and related industries; to promote amateur athletic participation for the citizens of Florida; and to promote Florida as a host for national and international amateur athletic competitions to encourage and increase the direct and ancillary economic benefits of amateur athletic events and competitions. Division of Strategic Business Development

43 Office of Planning, Program Evaluation, and Partnership Coordination Space Florida, Inc. was created through the State to strengthen Florida’s position as a global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. Florida’s aerospace economic development organization is committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. Division of Strategic Business Development

44 Office of Film and Entertainment The Office builds, supports and markets Florida’s film and entertainment industry by: Facilitating a request from a production company to film on state- owned lands and Recruiting film and entertainment companies to produce in Florida. The Office of Film & Entertainment strives to be the one-stop shop to serve all of the industry’s needs in the state of Florida. Various tax advantages and exemptions, travel and lodging discounts and other incentives are available for production companies to bring their business to Florida. Niki Welge (850) 717-8989

45 Division of Strategic Business Development Office of Film and Entertainment Some TV shows that have used the incentives are Burn Notice, The Glades, The Last Resort, My Big Redneck Wedding, Graceland, The Finder, Charlie's Angels and The Inbetweeners, plus many more. Films, you may recognize, include Dolphin Tale, A Beautiful Noise, If You Only Knew, Cocaine Cowboys, Transformers 3, Cassadaga and Twisted Tails, and more. The Office has created a special website that you can visit: Niki Welge (850) 717-8989

46 Division of Information Technology Dean Izzo, Chief Information Officer (850) 245-7305

47 Deliver innovative IT products and services. Identify, prioritize, and plan for IT needs. Coordinate the governance and management of IT projects and services. Provide IT security and risk mitigation strategies. Division of Information Technology

48 DEO Help Desk Computer and Phone Assistance IT Quotes for Software, Hardware, and Peripherals Live Support Available 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Phone: (850) 921-3831 E-mail: On-Call Support Available after 6:00 p.m. Phone: (850) 921-3831 Press 1: leave message for on-call technician to return call Press 2: leave message for Help Desk to return call next business day Division of Information Technology


50 Division of Finance and Administration Bureau of Budget Management Budget Management: Prepares DEO’s annual Legislative Budget Requests ; Develops annual operating budgets; Assists in the preparation of fiscal impact statements for proposed legislation; Monitors DEO’s budget authority, expenditures, revenue, and trust fund balances throughout the year; and Initiates any interim budget action necessary for DEO to accomplish its goals and objectives. Damon Steffens, Bureau Chief (850) 245-7119

51 Division of Finance and Administration Bureau of Financial Management Financial Management is responsible for the overall financial administration for DEO and is composed of several units. Administration is responsible for overall management of Finance and Accounting and the administration of the Department's Purchasing Card Program. The unit oversees audit responses and internal/external inquiries and requests for assistance. They are also responsible for the annual preparation of the Indirect Cost Rate Proposal, Facilities Rate Plan, and Cost Allocation Plan. Emily Burke, Bureau Chief (850) 245-7348

52 Division of Finance and Administration Bureau of Financial Management Accounting Systems and Policies facilitates DEO’s efficient use of the technologies available for managing, processing and analyzing financial data. This is accomplished through training, systems and user account maintenance, policy publication, and participation in teams designed to improve processes. Grant Accounting and Reporting is responsible for accurate and timely review of and reporting on federal grant funding on a monthly or quarterly basis. Emily Burke, Bureau Chief (850) 245-7348

53 Division of Finance and Administration Bureau of Financial Management Cash Management/Reconciliation ensures the availability of sufficient cash/revenue to cover the operating needs of DEO by means of cash draw downs and processing of receipts for deposit and/or applicable fund or grant source. Ensures that the DEO trust fund FLAIR general ledger records (GL) are reconciled to the State Chief Financial Officer accounting records (Central Accounting) and that DEO’s grant ledger (C&G) are reconciled to all applicable GL accounting records by fund by grant source. Emily Burke, Bureau Chief (850) 245-7348

54 Division of Finance and Administration Bureau of Financial Management Disbursement processes payments related to the purchase of goods and services, as well as processing of all travel reimbursement requests. Emily Burke, Bureau Chief (850) 245-7348

55 Division of Finance and Administration Bureau of Financial Monitoring and Accountability Financial Monitoring and Administration (FMA) conducts the annual financial monitoring and cost allocation plan approval for the Regional Workforce Boards. The unit also provides technical assistance and guidance on federal financial compliance. Wes Underwood, Bureau Chief (850) 245-7361

56 Division of Finance and Administration Bureau of General Services General Services focuses on the operational functions of the department. The Bureau: Manages property and inventory Maintains department owned buildings Maintains business office lease agreements Manages purchasing contracts Assigns parking and Manages DEO's vehicle fleet. Traci Jones, Bureau Chief (850) 245-7260

57 Parking Parking availability depends on your specific office location. In some areas, reserved parking is offered, for a fee, and in other areas parking is available at no charge in a “scramble” type lot. In every DEO location, specified parking areas have been designated for disabled employees. Disabled parking areas should not be utilized unless authorized. For detailed information about parking available at your specific location, contact your supervisor or the Bureau of General Services. Bureau of General Services

58 Building Evacuation Each DEO location conducts evacuation drills to prepare employees in the event of an emergency, such as a fire or bomb threat. Any time an alarm is sounded you are required to exit the building as quickly as possible. You should become familiar with the evacuation plan and routes specific to your building. Treat all alarms as the “real thing” and evacuate the building. Do not return to the building until officially notified. Fire alarms are located near the exits on each floor. Each building has designated floor wardens to assist during an evacuation. Bureau of General Services

59 Building Evacuation Continued Take personal items with you during an evacuation; however if you are away from your office when the alarm sounds, do not attempt to return to retrieve your belongings. Your safe exit from the building is priority. Review and become familiar with the Agency Safety Plan – Policy #4.03Policy #4.03 Safety in the workplace is a priority for DEO. Your efforts to ensure your personal safety and the safety of your co-workers are greatly appreciated. Any questions about building or workplace safety can be directed to General Services at (850) 921-3256. Bureau of General Services

60 Purchasing and Property If you need a specific item to conduct your job, you should work with your supervisor first. The Bureau of General Services can also provide information on the purchasing and property processes. For questions about purchasing contact Laura Jennings, DEO’s Purchasing Manager at or (850) For questions about property contact Vincent McKenzie, DEO’s Building Operations Administrator at or (850) 245-7463 Bureau of General Services

61 Division of Finance and Administration Bureau of Human Resource Management The Bureau of Human Resource Management (HRM) implements and ensures compliance of DEO's human resource policies and procedures. The Bureau acts as a bridge between management and employees and is your organizational function that deals with issues related to people such as compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration, and training. Louise Mondragon, Bureau Chief (850) 245-7177

62 Policies The Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual contains: Policies Procedures If you have any questions concerning the policies, please contact the applicable office for primary responsibility. Bureau of Human Resources

63 Timesheets and Payroll When completing a timesheet, an employee should: Round all hours worked and leave taken to the nearest one- quarter of an hour At the end of the pay period, each employee should total his or her work and leave hours Certify the accuracy of the timesheet, and submit it to his or her immediate supervisor. An accurate daily record of all hours worked and leave taken must be kept. Falsification of an attendance and leave report is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Bureau of Human Resources

64 Attendance and Leave Attendance and leave time is recorded online in the People First System. Employees should enter their hours worked every day in the People First System. NOTE: DEO’s work week begins on Friday and ends on Thursday. Bureau of Human Resources Time Entry Instructions

65 Family Sick Leave An employee may use their own sick leave for the illness, injury, or well-care check-ups of the employee’s spouse, children, parents (employee’s or spouse’s) or a person for whom the employee or the spouse has a caretaker responsibility, when the employee’s presence is necessary. NOTE: Contact Human Resource Management prior to using leave as a “caretaker.” Bureau of Human Resources

66 You may use Administrative Leave for: Jury Duty Witness Death in Family (Two Days) Elections Interviews or Exams VA Disability Volunteer/Mentoring Bureau of Human Resources

67 NOTE: If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the holiday is observed on the Friday before. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on the following Monday. Attendance and Leave 2013 Paydays and Holiday Schedule Bureau of Human Resources DMS HOLIDAY CALENDAR

68 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Special Compensatory Leave You may accrue up to 80 hours of FLSA Special Compensatory Leave in each 6 month period January 1 through June 30 July 1 through December 31 You must be paid for any leave not used at the end of each period Bureau of Human Resources

69 Sick Leave Pool Employees who participate in the Sick Leave Pool have been employed for one year and have a sick leave balance of 64 hours You can join the sick leave pool during open enrollment You may withdraw up to 528 LIFETIME hours You can use the Sick Leave Transfer For your own illness or injury May use up to 1040 donated hours May allow inter-agency donations. Bureau of Human Resources

70 Workers Compensation If you are injured on the job, tell your supervisor immediately Supervisors: Report the injury to Optacomp at 1 (877) 518-2583. Optacomp: will complete the First Report of Injury or Illness Form. will advise you and the supervisor of appropriate medical facility/provider for treatment. advise you and the supervisor of the availability of prescription drug program. Bureau of Human Resources

71 Workers Compensation In case of emergency, seek immediate attention at the nearest hospital. Notify your supervisor as soon as possible after the emergency. If you are on business-related travel when the injury occurs, immediately call your supervisor to report your injury. Bureau of Human Resources

72 State of Florida Insurance Plans Bureau of Human Resources The Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI) presents a broad selection of benefits to State of Florida employees. NOTE: You must ensure you have completed all necessary forms in order receive benefits. Contact The Bureau of Human Resources for more information.

73 Bureau of Human Resources Retirement Plans

74 Performance Management At a minimum, supervisors are required to provide employees feedback on their performance annually. In accordance with Rule 60L-35, F.A.C., this feedback will be based upon performance expectations, which are identified, defined and communicated to employees as being part of the requirement(s) of their position. This allows the supervisor and the employee to establish goals for improving performance and identify additional training, which may lead to career advancement opportunities. [Sections 110.224, 110.403, 110.605, Florida Statutes] Bureau of Human Resources

75 Office of Training and Development The Office of Training and Development offers a variety of opportunities for you to expand your knowledge and to advance your professional development as a DEO employee. Training helps you to improve your knowledge, skills and abilities, improving the products and services provided to our customers. Please check the training calendar often for current training opportunities. Requests for training can be initiated by your or your supervisor. Bureau of Human Resources TRAINING CALENDAR

76 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) The EAP assists all employees, as well as anyone who resides in the employee’s household, or any employee’s family member who is financially dependent on the employee who may be suffering from behavioral or medical problems, which may affect the employee’s work performance. The Department recognizes that behavioral or medical disorders and mental health problems can be successfully treated. Etna is the organization contracted with People First to provide these services. Bureau of Human Resources

77 Drug-Free Workplace The Drug-Free Workplace Act promotes the goal of drug-free workplaces within government through fair and reasonable drug-testing methods for the protection of public employees and employers. All employees are expected to adhere to the State’s Standards of Conduct concerning possession, and/or use of drugs or alcohol while on duty or while in or on state property. Violations of this policy will result in referral to EAP and/or disciplinary actions up to and including dismissal. Bureau of Human Resources

78 Violence in the Workplace Violence in the workplace, especially domestic and sexual violence is a serious issue. Personal issues of this nature that are extended to the workplace are of concern. Employees facing such issues may seek assistance through EAP. The Department does not tolerate violence in the workplace. Employees can contact their supervisors or the Bureau of Human Resource Management Chief. Bureau of Human Resources

79 Domestic Violence Section 741.313, Florida Statutes, provides that employees may take up to three days of leave within a 12-month period for certain activities resulting from an act of domestic violence. The employee may use personal leave or take leave without pay. This law also requires that employers keep an employee’s leave information confidential and prohibits employers from taking certain actions against employees for exercising rights specified in the bill. Bureau of Human Resources

80 Domestic Violence Employees (or family household members of the employee) who are either the victim of domestic violence or have reasonable cause to believe they are is in imminent danger of becoming the victim of any act of domestic violence may file a sworn petition for an injunction for protection against domestic violence. Florida law currently prohibits dismissing from employment any person who testifies in a judicial proceeding in response to a subpoena. Please consult the Bureau of Human Resources for additional information. Bureau of Human Resources

81 Sexual Harassment The Department does not condone nor does it tolerate sexually offensive or harassing behavior of its employees. Any employee who has been a victim of such harassment should immediately contact his or her supervisor, supervisor’s supervisor, agency head, Office of the Inspector General, the EEO Officer or the People First Service Center. Employees who are found to have sexually harassed or knowingly filed a false complaint of sexual harassment against another employee will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. [Section 110.1221, Florida Statutes] Bureau of Human Resources

82 Career Service Grievance Process In accordance with Section 110.227(4), Florida Statutes, a grievance procedure is available to Career Service employees who have satisfactorily completed a one-year probationary period in their current position. Claims of discrimination and sexual harassment, and claims related to suspensions, reductions in pay, demotions and dismissals, are not subject to the Career Service grievance process. Consult the Bureau of Human Resources for further information. For more information, contact the Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) at (850) 488-8641 or visit their Web site at: Bureau of Human Resources

83 Appeals A Career Service employee who has satisfactorily completed a one-year probationary period in his or her current position, who is subject to a suspension, reduction in pay, demotion, or dismissal, may appeal such action to the PERC within 21 calendar days after receipt of final notice of the action. Bureau of Human Resources

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