Section 19-88 Additional payments.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20767 on 09/20/2010, 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
additional payments to employees:
(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 the following criteria:
a. Performance above and beyond
what is expected;
b. Providing exceptional customer
c. For successfully assuming
additional or advanced responsibilities on a temporary basis.
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) under this program in
any fiscal year. Department heads must document the reason for the additional compensation.
(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, that 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 ten (10) percent of the employees prevailing rate of pay without the approval of the city
(1) In lieu of or in addition to merit raises;
(2) For instances of exceptional performance;
(3) For successfully assuming additional or advanced
responsibilities on a temporary basis;
(4) For providing a suggestion which results
in significant cost savings; or;
(5) For working significantly and meritoriously
beyond the normal work schedule and being
ineligible for formal overtime remuneration.
(b) Such payments shall not exceed ten (10) per
cent of the employee's annual prevailing rate
of pay without the approval of the city council.
(Code 1964, § 22.520; Ord. No. 18254, § 1, 9-20-04)