Section 19-81 Description.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21828 on 09/16/2013, Section 19-81 read as follows.
(a) Generally. The city manager shall present to the city council a uniform
and equitable pay
plan which shall consist of the minimum and maximum rates of pay for each classification in the
classification plan. In arriving at salary rates, consideration will be given to the maintenance
salary grades of the classifications in the city service in a correct relationship to one another, to
prevailing rates for comparable work in other public employment and private business, the
current cost of living, the suggestions of the department head, responsibilities of the position, and
the policy of the city council.
(b) Compensation level for supervisors. Supervisors shall be paid at
a higher base salary rate
(excluding overtime and other special considerations) than their subordinates, except as unusual
circumstances may justify otherwise, with written approval of the director. If, because of
differences in length of service, a supervisor is paid a rate of pay equal to or lower than one or
his duly assigned subordinates, the supervisor shall be advanced to a
level within the paygrade for
his/her class which will provide a rate of pay higher
than any subordinate, regardless of the supervisor's length of service.
Compensation of temporary employees. Temporary employees
occupying classified or
unclassified positions shall be employed within the pay ranges established by the city manager. If
the duties and responsibility level of the temporary assignment closely parallel those of an
established classification in degree and magnitude, then the salary range of the established
classification shall be the basis for remuneration of the temporary classification. Temporary
positions not paralleling full-time classifications shall have salary ranges established by the city
Temporary employees are eligible for pay adjustments within the established
pay ranges as
allowed by the department head.
(d) Temporary trainee classes. The director, with the approval of the
city manager, may
establish temporary trainee classes and rates of pay (renewable six (6) month terms). An
individual appointed to a trainee classification will be required to develop the necessary skills,
knowledge and abilities for appointment to a permanent position by the conclusion of the
individually arranged training program.
(e) Limited service compensation. An employee, who suffers a notable
decrease in ability to
perform normal assignments may, upon recommendation of the
head, and approval (or requirement) of the city manager, be transferred to a limited service
in the same or other department. The extent to which the employee is able and needed to perform
useful work, as determined by the department head and director, shall be the governing factor in
determining the salary to be paid. An employee on such assignment may utilize appropriate leave
accruals in conjunction with time worked in order to achieve a full paycheck.
(Code 1964, § 22.510; Ord. No. 16191, § 1, 9-20-99; Ord. No. 18254, § 1, 9-20-04)