Section 19-82 New appointees.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21828 on 09/16/2013, Section 19-82 read as follows.
Generally, a new
employee shall be paid the minimum rate of pay
for the classification. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the director. For example, an
exception may be made if the new employee exceeds the minimum qualifications or if the city
has experienced difficulty in recruiting and retaining employees in the classification.
the initial wage for a permanent classified employee shall be set between the minimum
and the midpoint of the pay grade for the classification.
The city manager may authorize pay adjustments
for current employees in a work unit
when a new employee in the work unit is hired at a rate of pay that creates an inequity in pay for
current employees in the work unit. A department head who wishes to make a pay adjustment
under this subsection shall submit a request for pay adjustment to the director. The director
forward the request, along with the directors recommendation, to the city manager. In adjusting
pay under this subsection, consideration shall be given to the employees experience,
qualifications, work performance and any disciplinary action taken against the
Beginning salaries for employees shall not be set at a rate greater than the
salaries of existing employees with equivalent qualifications within the same
(c) All salary offers shall be approved by the director prior to offering
(d) A higher initial wage may be approved by the director in unusual circumstances,
such as when market conditions prohibit hiring within the assigned pay grade and/or the
current pay or pay grade of employees does not stimulate upward career movement or
when the new employee exceeds the minimum qualifications for the position.
(Code 1964, § 22.520(1)
; Ord. No. 17850, § 1, 9-15-03;
Ord. No. 18254, § 1, 9-20-04)