How does the Town decide what it will propose during bargaining?
There are many factors that are taken into consideration when the Town decides what issues it will introduce during the negotiations process. The strongest influences on the negotiation process is the Town's fiscal condition and operational considerations. The City Manager serves as the Town's chief negotiator during the negotiations process with the APOA. The City Manager meets with the City Council in closed session to provide updates on the negotiation process and issues involved. With the approval of the the City Manager and the direction of the City Council, proposals and issues are identified that meet the needs of the Town and organization. These are brought forward during the negotiations process.

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1. Can I apply for employment at any time?
2. Where do I find a list of open positions?
3. Are there MOUs and Employment Contracts online?
4. Does the Town have to bargain with Unions?
5. When does the MOU's expire?
6. How does the Town decide what it will propose during bargaining?
7. Who has the authority to decide what will be in the contract?
8. If the MOU expires while the Town is still negotiating, what happens?
9. What is a concession?
10. How does the budget impact the negotiations discussion?
11. How long does bargaining last?
12. What is mediation?
13. What is impasse?
14. What happens if agreement is not reached and the parties reach impasse?