The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 017 : PERSONNEL(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 13, § 1701)
§ 13-1701. Appointment and removal
(a) All City employees not elected by the voters shall be appointed, supervised, and removed by the City Manager unless otherwise specified in this charter. There shall be no discrimination in employment on account of race, religion, or political affiliation. Appointments, layoffs, suspensions, promotions, demotions, and removals shall be made solely on the basis of training, experience, fitness, and performance of duties of the individual, in such manner as to ensure that the responsible administrative officer may secure efficient service.
(b) Each employee shall have a three- to 12-month period of probation, as specified in the Personnel Rules and Regulations as established under section 1702 of this subchapter, during which time he or she may be freely discharged. After this period, he or she must be notified in writing of his or her suspension, demotion, layoff, or removal, and of the reason for such action. Within 10 days of such notice, he or she may request a public or executive hearing before the Council, which must hold such hearing not less than 10 days or more than 20 days after such request. The Council may support the action of the City Manager or may modify it.