With regards to the investigation of a possible criminal offense, if such investigation leads to neither conviction nor to disciplinary action, reference to the investigation shall be removed from the employee’s personnel file. If the criminal investigation results in conviction and/or disciplinary action any reference to the investigation which may

This Section does not apply to the records of an employee relating to the investigation of a possible criminal offense or to letters of reference; provided, however, that pre‑employment reference materials obtained in confidence shall be removed from official personnel files after one (1) year of continuous County employment.

Employees may request in writing to the Department Head with a copy to the Human Resources Director that letters of reprimand which are two (2) or more years old be sealed and kept separate from the employee’s personnel files. Said letters of reprimand shall be sealed and removed provided the

At or before time of placement, employees shall be given copies of all letters or memoranda concerning the employee’s job performance which are to be placed in the employee’s official personnel file(s).

The County shall provide an opportunity for the employee to respond in writing, or personal interview, to any information about which he/she disagrees. Such response shall become a permanent part of the employee’s personnel record. The employee shall be responsible for providing the written responses to be included as part

40.1 Employee Review Each employee shall have the right to inspect and review any official record relating to his/her performance as an employee or to a grievance concerning the employee which is kept or maintained by the County. The contents of such records shall be made available to the employee