Chapter 19 PERSONNEL POLICIES, PROCEDURES, RULES AND REGULATIONS*
Section 19-102 Severance pay.
(a) A classified employee who is discharged shall be paid
severance pay in addition to other
entitlement; provided that termination is due to one of the following reasons:
(1) Reduction in force;
(2) Inability to perform duties for
the reason of age or poor health, except retirement by
reason of reaching the mandatory retirement age; or
(3) General incompetence or inefficiency;
provided, the employee has been cooperative and
has made a sincere effort to perform satisfactorily (as recommended and documented by the
(b) A classified employee discharged for such reasons as
gross incompetence, insubordination,
willful neglect or abuse of duties and/or authority, committing an illegal act, deliberate disregard
of regulations or other reasons of a similar nature shall not be entitled to severance pay.
(c) Any classified employee who resigns shall not be entitled
to severance pay.
(d) Those eligible to receive severance pay shall be paid
in accordance with the following
to five (5)
(e) Unclassified employees shall not be eligible for severance
pay provisions. Unclassified
employees shall, however, upon termination of employment with the city, receive separation pay
equivalent to one month's salary.
(f) In addition to, or in lieu of, the foregoing, the
city manager, in the manager's sole
discretion and on a case by case basis, may provide separation pay to classified employees
equivalent to eight (8) weeks pay and additional separation pay to unclassified employees
equivalent to two (2) months salary.
(Code 1964, § 22.640; Ord. No. 14617, § 1, 9-18-95; Ord. No. 15355, §