Section 19-97 Standby/on-call provisions.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 15754 on 09/21/1998, Section 19-97 read as follows.
(a) A department head or duly authorized supervisor shall
prepare a roster of employees
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 must be easily reached,
capable, sober and ready to work
at any time during their standby period. This condition shall be a mandatory part of the
(c) No employee on standby duty is expected to attempt any
procedure which the employee
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 employees.
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 twelve dollars ($12.00) 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) An employee on standby shall receive additional compensation
of twelve dollars ($12.00)
per day. An employee on standby during a recognized city holiday shall receive an additional
twelve dollars ($12.00) 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. No.
13112, § 1, 9-16-91; Ord. No. 14208, § 1, 9-19-94; Ord. No. 15355, § 1, 9-15-97)