The ability of SWCD boards to hire employees is authorized under Chapter 940.08 of the Ohio Revised Code. This employer role is as important a responsibility as setting the direction and priorities of the SWCD. SWCD employees carry out the SWCD mission to achieve the strategic vision of the board. Hiring effective personnel and managing them to get the best possible performance are essential. In this chapter, you will find guidance on hiring, managing and evaluating personnel. Information in this chapter should not be construed or depended upon as legal advice but only guidance as to matters board members should consider. For legal opinions contact the SWCD legal adviser.