Section 19-107 Uniform clothing allowance.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17850 on 09/15/2003, Section 19-107 read as follows.
(a) Employees required to wear uniform clothing, specifically
those individuals readily visible
to the general public, will be provided with such clothing allocations as deemed appropriate by
the department head. If allocations are provided, the employee shall be required to wear the
uniform clothing, to maintain the garments in a clean and maintained fashion, and to return the
full allocation of garments upon separation from city service (or be docked the fair value of
missing articles from the final paycheck). The city shall replace uniform clothing damaged
through natural wear on the job, but not due to negligence by the employee. The employee shall
wear uniform clothing only en route to and from work and while on duty, and police and fire
personnel shall be subject to specific departmental policies concerning clothing allotments and/or
allowances. Uniformed police officers will have uniforms dry cleaned at city expense within
limits of the annual department budget allocation for such purpose. Upon the expiration of
available funds, the individual employee will be responsible for dry cleaning of the uniforms.
Rules and procedures for dry cleaning of uniforms by the city may be established by the police
chief, and when established must be followed by the employee. Commissioned police assigned to
plain clothes operations, as specified and defined by the police chief, working a forty-hour week,
shall receive additional compensation not to exceed forty-four cents ($0.44) per hour, to be added
to their regular rate of pay, for obtaining necessary clothing.
(b) An employee required to wear standard dark blue denim
jeans on the job shall be
reimbursed for the cost of up to five (5) pairs of jeans per year with a maximum reimbursement
amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per pair. Department heads may allot a different number
of jeans for certain jobs. In order to be reimbursed, an employee must present a receipt which
shows the cost of the jeans and states that they are blue denim.
(c) Employees represented by Laborers
International Union of North America, Local 773
whose job duties require them to work outdoors or in unheated areas in the winter shall be
reimbursed for the cost of winter outerwear up to a maximum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per fiscal
year. Unused winter clothing allowance may be carried over to subsequent fiscal years with a
maximum accrual of one hundred dollars ($100.00). Department heads may allot extra amounts
for winter clothing for certain positions.
(Code 1964, § 22.660; Ord. No. 10733, § 1, 9-16-85; Ord. No. 12385, §
1, 10-16-89; Ord. No.
14208 § 1, 9-19-94; Ord. No. 15355, § 1, 9-15-97; Ord. No. 16191, § 1, 9-20-99)