Section 19-81 Description.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16191 on 09/20/1999, Section 19-81 read as follows.
(a) Generally. The city manager shall
be responsible for
present ing to the city council a
uniform and equitable pay plan which shall consist of the minimum and /or maximum rates
for such each classification in the classification plan as he/she
may consider necessary or
equitable. In arriving at salary rates, consideration will be given to the maintenance of 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
more of 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.
(c) Compensation of temporary and part-time employees. Temporary employees
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 manager.
(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 appropriate department head, and
approval (or requirement) of the city manager, be transferred to a limited service status 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)