Section 19-88 Additional payments.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21555 on 12/17/2012, Section 19-88 read as follows.
(a) The city manager may authorize
the establishment of employee incentive programs based
generally on the following set of criteria and subject to available funding from the Citys
procurement card rebate program
(1) Department level incentive program. The city manager
may authorize department heads
to provide additional compensation to employees in an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars
($100.00) based on
one or more of
the following criteria:
Consistently demonstrates High
above and beyond what is
that supports the City of Columbia Service Standards responsive, professional, helpful,
knowledgeable and friendly
uccessfully assuming additional or advanced responsibilities on a temporary basis .
d. Models the citys six (6) Core Values customer service, communication,
improvement, integrity, teamwork and stewardship.
Funds available for this program shall be
prorated among the city departments based
generally on the number of full time employees in each department at the beginning of the fiscal
year. No employee shall receive more than one hundred dollars ($100.00)
from the employees
under this program in any fiscal year.
Department heads may award incentive
payments to employees of other departments of up to one hundred dollars ($100.00) per
must document the reason for the additional compensation
Based on the same criteria listed above and subject to availability of funds, the city manager
is authorized to provide additional compensation to employees. These payments are separate
from annual department allocations.
(2) Major cost savings incentive program. This program
is designed specifically for actions
or suggestions that provide a major cost savings to the city. Department heads will forward
nominees to a committee, established by the city manager,
will make the
recommendations to the city manager for approval. The city manager shall establish guidelines
for payment amounts based on the level of savings and fiscal impact. Documentation is required
to justify the cost savings and employees are eligible for a maximum of one (1) payment per year
not to exceed
five thousand dollars ($5,000.00)
ten (10) percent of the employee's prevailing rate
of pay without the approval of the city council.
(Code 1964, § 22.520; Ord. No. 18254, § 1, 9-20-04; Ord. No. 20767, §