Chapter 19 PERSONNEL POLICIES, PROCEDURES, RULES AND REGULATIONS*
Section 19-97 Standby/on-call provisions.
(a) A department head or duly authorized supervisor shall prepare a roster of
assigned to standby duty. Employees shall receive, insofar as possible, a month's notice, and
assignments shall be posted on accessible bulletin boards. Emergency employees such as police
and fire may be excluded from this provision pursuant to departmental rules and regulations.
(b) All personnel assigned to standby shall be instructed that they must be
capable, sober and ready to work at any time during their standby period. This condition shall be
a mandatory part of the assignment.
(c) No employee on standby duty is expected to attempt any procedure which the
considers unsafe within requirements of the operation. If additional help is required to perform a
job, the employee shall follow specified department procedures. Safety equipment and
procedures shall be used as during regular working hours.
(d) Standby duty normally shall be one week in duration, rotated among qualified
An employee shall be removed from standby duty if deemed incapable due to illness, or other
sanctioned, cleared emergency as determined by the duly authorized supervisor; and remunerated
on a daily basis. An employee must have been in pay status during the normal working day in
order to be eligible for the daily thirteen dollars ($ 13.00) standby remuneration, except on
weekends or normally scheduled days off. If an employee requests sick leave during a part or
whole day standby duty is assigned, it shall be up to the supervisor to determine whether or not
the employee should be allowed to remain on standby, taking into account all circumstances
pertinent to the matter.
(e) Employees designated by the city manager or department
head may be provided with
beepers or cellular telephones so that they may be reached in the event of an emergency. Unless
such employees are specifically told that they are in on-call status or are instructed as set out in
subsection (b) above they are not on standby or on-call status and are not entitled to additional
(f) An employee on standby shall
receive standby compensation of thirteen dollars ($13.00)
per day except that an employee on standby during the employee's scheduled day off shall
receive standby compensation of sixteen dollars ($16.00) per day. An employee on standby
during a recognized city holiday shall receive an additional thirteen dollars ($13.00) for being on
standby on such a day.
(Code 1964, § 22.615; Ord. No. 9936, § 1, 9-19-83; Ord. No. 10314, § 1, 9-17-84; Ord.
13112, § 1, 9-16-91; Ord. No. 14208, § 1, 9-19-94; Ord. No. 15355, § 1, 9-15-97; Ord.
15754, § 1, 9-21-98; Ord. No. 15947, § 1, 4-5-99; Ord. No. 16191, § 1, 9-20-99; Ord.
§ 1, 9-15-03)
(Ord. 17850, Amended, 09/15/2003, Prior Text; Ord. 16191, Amended, 09/20/1999, Prior Text; Ord. 15947, Amended, 04/05/1999, Prior Text; Ord. 15754, Amended, 09/21/1998, Prior Text)