Section 103-497; Ord. 17441; Amending the Classification Plan; Adopting the FY 2003 Pay Plan; Providing for Implementation of the Pay Plan

Ordinance No.            17441              Council Bill No.            B 306-02A           


amending the Classification Plan; adopting the FY 2003 Pay Plan; providing for implementation of the Pay Plan; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.


    SECTION 1. The City Council amends the Classification Plan as indicated on “Exhibit A” which is attached to this ordinance.

    SECTION 2.  The City Council adopts the FY 2003 Pay Plan which is attached to this ordinance as “Exhibit B.”

    SECTION 3.  All permanent employees shall receive a 1% or $0.135 per hour, whichever is greater, pay increase; provided that, such increase shall not be given where it would establish or increase a rate of pay above the maximum rate of pay established by this ordinance.

    SECTION 4.  All permanent employees who are employed by the City from October 1, 2002 through October 26, 2002 shall receive a one-time, lump sum  payment in addition to their regular compensation.  Full-time permanent employees  shall receive $300; part-time permanent employees shall receive a prorated portion of $300 (for example, a half-time employee shall receive $150).  The lump sum payment made under this section is a health benefit intended to offset increased health care plan costs and shall not be treated as compensation for purposes of any deferred compensation plan (457) or money purchase plan (401(a)).

    SECTION 5.  Police department employees who are covered by the Police Retirement Plan will receive, with each applicable paycheck or direct deposit of pay, additional pay equal to 1.5 % of their pension eligible compensation.  This additional pay shall apply to all hours worked beginning on September 29, 2002 and ending on the effective date of a Police Retirement Plan benefit enhancement that has an actuarial value of 1.5%.

    SECTION 6.  The City has experienced difficulty in recruiting and retaining employees in certain classifications.  It is sometimes necessary to hire employees in these classifications at a higher rate of pay than some current employees in the same classification.  The City Manager is authorized to adjust the salaries of current employees in such classifications so that existing employees are paid more than new employees in the same classification.

    SECTION 7.  The City Manager shall assign employees to appropriate classifications adopted by this ordinance.

    SECTION 8.  The Pay Plan adopted in section 2 and the pay increase adopted in section 3 shall apply to all hours worked in the pay period beginning on September 29, 2002.

    SECTION 9.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 16th day of September, 2002.