Policy and Procedure # 39: Employee Responsibilities for City-Owned and Personal Vehicles for Business Use
City Vehicles shall be used for official City business only. A vehicle operator using a City vehicle must possess a valid, appropriate Colorado Driver's License.
An employee whose driver's license is suspended, denied, canceled, or revoked by the State of Colorado must immediately notify their supervisor in writing and cease operating under said license.
An employee must report any ticket that impacts the employee's ability to perform the job and any DUI/DWI to the immediate supervisor within 24 hours of receipt.
Vehicles are to be operated by employees except for those instances involving:
- An emergency situation
- Operations necessary to support repairs and /or servicing.
- As authorized by Fleet Management
Unless authorized by the Chief/Deputy Chief, City owned vehicles shall only be used to transport passengers who are City employees or individuals engaged in official City business.
Employees operating a City-owned vehicle within the course and scope of their employment are covered by the City's liability insurance program. Employees operating a personal vehicle on City business are responsible for maintaining automobile liability insurance coverage that meets the Financial Responsibility Law of Colorado. Proof of such insurance should be maintained with the vehicle.
The City does not provide insurance coverage for damage to personal vehicles while utilized for City business. The City is not responsible for the loss or damage to any personal property that is in the vehicle.
An employee in violation of this policy or transporting a non-City employee could be held personally liable for damages in the event of a vehicle accident.
The City is not responsible for the loss or damage to any personal property that is in City owned or privately owned vehicles.
Traffic citations received while operating a vehicle on City business are the responsibility of the employee unless it can be shown the City has responsibility.