The CAO Placement Guideline

Several years, OMAA began assembling information intended to assist CAOs with preparation of employment contracts.  A number of sample agreements and potential terms have been collected and are available for reference purposes. 

This initiative has grown into a more comprehensive approach that now also includes provideing guidance for elected officials with respect to best practices for engagement and ongoing oversight of Council’s one employee.  Working in partnership with the Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association (OMHRA) the CAO Placement Guideline has been prepared bringing together information on CAO recruitment including:

  • alternative recruitment processes
  • bylaws
  • suggestions for CAO contracts
  • options for CAO performance evaluation. 

The CAO Placement Guideline 

Sample CAO Contracts

CAO Municipal World  Performance Evaluation Articles

Sample CAO Performance Evaluation Formats

A Link to the CAMA CAO Performance Evaluation Toolkit