[Michlib-l] Residency policy

Mutch, Andrew AMutch at waterfordmi.gov
Thu Jul 21 11:45:13 EDT 2016

Since 2000, it has been illegal to impose those kinds of residency requirements on municipal employees as outlined here:


There are some exceptions (elected officials, volunteer firefighters, etc.) but those would not apply to library employees. You can require that employees live within a set distance of the community boundaries but again as outlined in the state law, that can be no less than 20 miles.


[As always, my two cents and not those of my employer!]


Andrew Mutch
Library Systems Technician
Waterford Township
Public Library
5168 Civic Center Dr
Waterford MI 48329
p. 248.674.6214

amutch at waterfordmi.gov

From: michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org [mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org] On Behalf Of Andrea
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:31 AM
To: Michlib-l at mcls.org
Subject: [Michlib-l] Residency policy

Hello, all. Do any of you have policies requiring staff to be residents of the library's city/county/district? If so, would you be willing to share your policy? Has anyone looked into this and decided not to pursue it?
Thank you,
Andrea Cosier
Manistee County Library
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