OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The St. Landry Parish Council has agreed to delay voting on any proposed revisions to a policy manual that covers employee hiring practices by parish government.

Council member Pam Gautreau (GOH'-troh) tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1qNyMvX) it is not clear whether the parish is following a policy manual adopted by a 2004 resolution or another policy she said parish government is using without council authority.

Parish President Bill Fontenot said on Wednesday the parish is following the one adopted by the council.

Gautreau says the 2004 manual establishes in detail that family members are prohibited from working in the same parish government departments, and indicates that members of the same family cannot supervise one another. However, Gautreau says, parish government has workers employed in the same departments and supervising other family members.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

 

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