Section 19-106 Cost reimbursement.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17016 on 09/17/2001, Section 19-106 read as follows.
(a) Employees required to attend special training-development on city time by
head shall be reimbursed in full for course and travel costs. Basic training, enabling the employee
to meet the primary responsibility level of a position may be required at any time in the course of
the employee's service. Employees may, if their performance is less than acceptable for their
classification, be required by their department head to complete relevant training on their own
time and at their own expense in order to maintain further employment in their present capacity.
(b) Reimbursement for cost of eligible formal college credit course work taken
employee's own time shall be (except for police and fire operations which have special
(1) Limited to tuition expenses only, and not books,
transportation, meals, lodging, activity,
or any special fees;
(2) Limited in participation to individual departmental
budgetary allotments for this purpose;
(3) Limited to a maximum of six hundred dollars ($600.00),
or the cost of the course(s),
whichever is less, per individual, per fiscal year;
(4) Limited to those courses passed with a grade of "C"
or better, or "passed" if on an
(5) Approved for full or part payment by the department
head and director prior to
enrollment in the course, with reimbursement by the city being made subsequent to presentation
of official documentation of successful completion and receipt of cost for the course.
(c) Reimbursement for approved college credit correspondence school
shall be subject to the provisions in "(b)" above except that tuition costs may be reimbursed
a maximum of seventy-five (75) per cent of the total cost of the course, within department
(d) Reimbursement for formal class work or for correspondence training may be
full (within aforementioned limits) dependent upon the relevance of the training to city
operations and specifically, the employee's position and assigned duties as recommended by the
department head and director. Employees shall be required to sign an agreement to reimburse the
city for tuition costs if the employee leaves permanent city employment within twenty-four (24)
months following completion of reimbursed coursework.
(e) Costs incurred by the city shall be deducted from an employee's check if:
(1) General conditions in paragraph (b) of this section
are not met; or
(2) The employee leaves the city service within twenty-four
(24) months subsequent to
completion of the course.
(f) After October 1, 1978, employees receiving aid for educational/training
military programs, scholarships, or any other similar assistance shall not be eligible for tuition
reimbursement from the city to the extent aid is received from military programs, scholarships, or
similar assistance for such time as other aid is being received.
(Code 1964, § 22.655; Ord. No. 15355, § 1, 9-15-97)
Cross reference(s)--Educational leave, § 19-125.