Series 106 2005 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 106-562; Ord. 18710; Amending Chapter 19 of the City Code relating to personnel policies, procedures, rules and regulations
Ordinance No. 18710 Council
Bill No. B 352-05
amending Chapter 19 of the City Code relating to personnel policies, procedures, rules and
regulations; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS
SECTION 1. Chapter 19 of the Code of Ordinances of the
City of Columbia, Missouri, is
hereby amended as follows:
Material to be deleted in
strikeout; material to be added underlined.
Sec. 19-4. Definitions.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated
in this section:
. . .
Unclassified position. A position in the unclassified service.
Unclassified service. The following offices and positions are in the
unclassified service: city
clerk; all department heads; assistant city manager; public communications officer; assistant to
city manager; internal auditor; volunteer coordinator; secretary to city manager;
government coordinator emergency communications and management administrator; assistant
. . .
Sec. 19-90. Pay plan beneficiary designation.
To the extent authorized by Chapter 461 RSMo., an employee may designate
a beneficiary to
receive pay for work or accrued leaves due the employee upon the employees death while still
employed by the City subject to the following rules:
1. The employee must make the beneficiary designation
in writing, signed and dated by the
employee, witnessed by an employee designated by the director. The director is authorized to
create forms for the designation, revocation or change of beneficiary.
2. The employee may only designate one beneficiary
but may change or revoke that
designation at any time in writing, witnessed as above.
3. The beneficiary must be a natural person at least
eighteen (18) years of age at the time of
4. If a beneficiary is disqualified as being too young
or shall predecease the employee, the
designation shall be revoked and the final pay check from the city shall be paid to the decedents
estate. If the beneficiary does not survive the employee by more than twenty-four (24) hours,
beneficiary shall be deemed to have predeceased the employee.
5. Except as set out in these rules, the designation
of a beneficiary, including the designation
of a spouse as beneficiary, shall not be automatically terminated or revoked.
6. The amount due the beneficiary under this section
may be reduced by amounts owed the
city by the employee and any amounts lawfully garnished or owed in taxes, social security or
otherwise authorized as deductions from pay by the decedent.
. . .
Sec. 19-106. Cost reimbursement.
(a) Employees required to attend special training-development
on city time by the
department head shall be reimbursed in full for course and travel costs. Basic training, enabling
the employee to meet the primary responsibility level of a position may be required at any time in
the course of the employee's service. Employees may, if their performance is less than acceptable
for their classification, be required by their department head to complete relevant training on
their own time and at their own expense in order to maintain further employment in their present
(b) Reimbursement for cost of eligible formal college
credit course work taken on the
employee's own time shall be (except for police
and fire operations which have special
. . .
Sec. 19-110. General benefits.
(a) Employee health care plan. The city shall
pay into the employee benefit fund
hundred eighty-one dollars and four cents ($381.04) four hundred fifty-seven dollars and
twenty-four cents ($457.24) per month (or the total cost of the employee's health care plan coverage,
less) toward the cost of employee health care plan coverage of each eligible permanent employee
who participates in the plan. These payments by the city shall begin when the employee becomes
an eligible employee under the health care plan and end at the date of the employee's termination
of employment with the city. Employees choosing not to participate in the health care plan shall
not be entitled to receive the amount the city would have contributed toward the cost of such
employees' health care plan coverage.
. . .
(f) Post employment health plan. The city shall
contribute twenty-one dollars ($21.00) per
month to the post employment health plan for public employees on behalf of each eligible
permanent employee. The city shall make sick leave conversions to the health care insurance
premium reimbursement subaccounts of each eligible employee leaving city employment if the
employee has been employed by the city for ten (10) years or more, or if the employee is retiring
or has previously retired pursuant to the terms of a city-sponsored retirement plan (based
either age or disability). Such sick leave conversions shall be made at the rate of two dollars
($2.00) for every hour of final accumulated sick leave.
. . .
Sec. 19-130. Sick leave.
(a) Sick leave shall be earned and accumulated by pay
periods according to the following
. . .
(f) A department head may request that an employee be
given an advance of sick leave not
to exceed twenty (20) working days per calendar year, provided such employee has been a
satisfactory employee of the city for a period of at least one (1) year. Requests shall be in writing
and shall offer adequate justification for the request. The advancement shall be authorized by the
city manager provided the employee has exhausted all eligible leave accruals and there is a
reasonable chance that the employee will be able to offset the advance by future unused accruals
of sick, vacation, other authorized leaves, and/or additional work as soon as possible.
. . .
Sec. 19-164. Transfer of a present city employee.
(a) A department head may fill a vacant employee position
by accepting the transfer of a
current city employee to that position. Before being eligible for transfer to an open position the
. . .
(e) An employee who retires under one of the citys
retirement plans may continue
employment with the city if the employee is transferred to a permanent, part-time position
budgeted for less than 1,500 hours per year and the transfer takes effect on the date of retirement.
Any such employee may elect to cash in some or all eligible accumulated leave.
. . .
Sec. 19-201. Types of separations.
Separations of employees from city services shall take one of the following
(2) Layoff (curtailment of work or lack of funds);
(3) Retirement (unless the employee transfers to a
different position pursuant to section 19-164(e));
(7) General separation.
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and
effect from and after October 1, 2005.
PASSED this 19th day of September, 2005.