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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 4.34 Recorder of Deeds Employees

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Chapter 4.34
Recorder of Deeds Employees

Sections:

4.34.010 Appointments and salaries.
4.34.020 Pay schedule.
4.34.030 Salary increases.
4.34.040 Starting salary.
4.34.050 Promotion, demotion, reallocation and transfer.
4.34.060 Salary adjustment.
4.34.070 Income sources.
4.34.080 Conversion.
4.34.090 Holidays.
4.34.100 Changes to pay plan.

Editor's Note:

Ord. No. 68124, adopted Oct. 10, 2008, repealed the former Ch. 4.34 and enacted a new chapter as set out herein. The former Ch. 4.34, 4.34.010--4.34.090, pertained to similar subject matter and derived from Ord. No. 67804, 2--6 and 8--11, 2007.

Prior history:

Ords. 47778, 49949, 52751, 53181, 54484, 56043, 56500, 56795, 57182, 57352, 57667, 57803, 58030, 58310, 58692, 59153, 59944, 61280, 62000, 62340, 62668, 63158, 63701, 64308, 64943, 65517, 66399 and 67329: 1960 C. 50.010: 1960 C. 53.010.

4.34.010 Appointments and salaries.

The following positions of the Office of the Recorder of Deeds whose duties shall be those indicated by their respective titles and coded are hereby allocated as listed below and adopted as the classification plan for the Recorder of Deeds.

Title

Code

Grade

Recorder

R500

E

Deputy Recorder

D451

18M

Human Resource Manager

1523

18M

Internet Service Manager

1368

18M

Special Projects Manager

2382

17M

Administrative Assistant

1621

17G

Fiscal Officer

1484

16G

Public Information Officer Supervisor

1616

15G

Real Estate Records Manager

1426

14G

Records Retention Supervisor

1187

14G

Computer Programmer II

1332

14G

Historic Preservation Planner II

4193

14G

Historic Preservation Planner I

4192

13G

Auditor

1471

13G

Secretary to the Recorder of Deeds

R333

13G

Document Specialist II

5644

12G

Document Specialist I

5643

11G

Receptionist

1161

10G

Clerk II

1113

09G

Clerk I

1112

08G

(Ord. No. 68124, 2, 10-10-2008.)

4.34.020 Pay schedule.

A. The following bi-weekly pay schedule for all pay grades denoted with the suffix "G" and "M" shall become effective beginning with the start of the first bi-weekly pay period starting October 10, 2008:

Bi-Weekly Range of Pay in Whole Dollars

Grade

Minimum

Maximum

5

686

1030

6

747

1121

7

816

1222

8

889

1332

9

968

1452

10

1055

1584

11

1151

1726

12

1254

1882

13

1387

2082

14

1596

2394

15

1835

2754

16

2111

3166

17

2428

3643

18

2791

4189

19

3212

4817

20

3694

5539

21

3989

5982

22

4308

6460

23

4651

6979

B. The Recorder of Deeds may approve the payment of hiring incentives to recruit qualified personnel for positions that are difficult to fill. Hiring incentives shall be in any amount up to twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual salary of the position for which the incentive is to be paid.
(Ord. No. 68124, 3, 10-10-2008.)

4.34.030 Salary increases.

The annual rate of employee compensation shall be twenty-six (26) times the bi-weekly scale of pay for the grade applicable to each employee's position as set out in Section 4.34.010. No employee of the Recorder of Deeds shall be paid at a rate lower than the minimum or higher than the maximum of the salary range established for the grade to which his class has been allocated. Nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing the Recorder from paying less than the maximum provided in this chapter.
(Ord. No. 68124, 4, 10-10-2008.)

4.34.040 Starting salary.

The minimum rate of pay for a position shall be paid upon original appointment to the class, unless the Recorder of Deeds finds that it is impossible to recruit employees with adequate qualifications at the minimum rate. If an advanced starting salary is necessary, the Recorder of Deeds may establish a recruitment rate for a single position or all positions in a class and authorized employment at a step above the minimum but within the regular range of salary established for the class.

In the event the Recorder of Deeds finds that it is difficult to secure the services of sufficient number of employees for a class or occupational series after a diligent recruitment effort, the Recorder of Deeds may establish a new maximum rate for the classes which is not more than thirty percent (30%) above the regular maximum established in this chapter.
(Ord. No. 68124, 5, 10-10-2008.)

4.34.050 Promotion, demotion, reallocation and transfer.

An employee who is transferred, promoted, demoted, or whose position is reallocated after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, shall have his/her rate of pay for the new position determined as follows:

A. Promotion. This shall be defined as a change of an employee from a position of one class to a position of another class with a higher pay grade or a higher starting minimum salary.

1. When an employee is promoted to a position in the General, and Management Pay Schedule, the employee's current salary shall be increased by five percent (5%) and set to a step in the new pay range that may be equal to but not less than the adjusted current rate. An appointing authority may pay an employee up to twenty percent (20%) when such action is needed to attract experienced, qualified candidates for a position. The Recorder of Deeds shall determine the appropriate step in such instances. Such salary determinations shall take into consideration the nature and magnitude of the accretion of duties and responsibilities resulting from the promotion. However, no employee shall be paid less than the minimum rate nor more than the maximum rate for the new class of position, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

B. Demotion. This shall be defined as a change of an employee from a position of one class to a position of another class which has a lower pay grade and a lower starting minimum salary.

1. If an employee is demoted for disciplinary reasons his/her rate of pay shall be established at a step within the range for the new position to be determined by the Recorder of Deeds.

2. If an employee accepts a voluntary demotion, his/her current rate of pay shall first be reduced by five percent (5%) and then set to a step within the lower pay range that may be equal to but not greater than the adjusted rate. Employees who are in a working test period and demote to their previous class of position or pay grade, will return to the rate received immediately prior to the promotion, plus any adjustments as otherwise provided in this chapter. No employee shall be paid less than the minimum nor more than the maximum rate for the new class of position, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

3. If an employee is demoted to his/her previous position because of failing to complete the working test period, the employees pay shall be adjusted to a rate in the pay range for the previous position to be determined by the Recorder of Deeds.

C. Reallocation.

1. If the employee's position is reallocated to a class in a lower pay grade and the employee's rate of pay for the previous position is within the salary range of the new position, his/her salary shall remain unchanged.

2. The salary of an employee whose position is allocated to a class in a higher pay grade shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of subsection (A)(1) of this section relating to salary advancement on promotion.

D. Transfer. The salary rate of an employee who transfers to a different position in the same class, or from a position in one class to a position in another class in the same pay grade, shall remain unchanged, provided that no employee shall be paid less than the minimum rate nor more than the maximum rate for the new class of position, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

E. The pay of any employee may be decreased as a disciplinary action by the Recorder of Deeds to a lower rate or step within a salary range. The decrease shall not be greater than fifteen percent (15%) of the current salary rate. In no case shall the decrease be below the minimum of the pay range for the class. The Recorder of Deeds may determine that the pay decrease shall be effective for a specific number of bi-weekly pay periods

F. Over Maximum. The salary of an employee, which is in excess of the maximum of the range prescribed by this chapter for the class and grade to which his/her position has been allocated or may be reallocated, shall not be reduced by reason of the new salary range and grade. The salary of such employee shall not be increased so long as he/she remains in the class of position, except as otherwise provided by this chapter.
(Ord. No. 68124, 6, 10-10-2008.)

4.34.060 Salary adjustment.

Any employee whose salary is established in the General and Management Pay Schedule shall receive a service rating in accordance with the Service Rating Manual. The service rating, together with the standards of performance established in the Service Rating Manual, shall determine eligibility for a step increase. The step increase shall be one step and shall be made after fifty-two (52) weeks of continuous satisfactory service. These standards shall govern successive increases of one step for each fifty-two (52) weeks of additional continuous service thereafter until the top of the salary range is reached.

A. Exceptional Performance of Duties. The Recorder of Deeds may advance an employee who demonstrates exceptional performance of duties by not more than three (3) steps after twenty-six (26) weeks of employment at the same rate in the salary range. This exceptional performance increase may be in addition to any merit increase received.

B. Substandard Performance of Duties. An employee whose level of performance is significantly diminished and no longer warrants payment at the current step of the range may have his/her salary reduced by the Recorder of Deeds provided the employee is above the minimum of the range. The granting of any such increase or decrease in salary shall be made at the beginning of a pay period.

Recorder of Deeds may approve a within range salary adjustment or other incentives to retain employees in positions that are difficult to fill, or because of their unique requirements. Said adjustment may only be granted once during a twenty-six (26) week period.
(Ord. No. 68124, 7, 10-10-2008.)

4.34.070 Income sources.

Any salary paid to an employee in the City service shall represent the total remuneration for the employee, excepting reimbursements for official travel and other payments specifically authorized by ordinance. No employee shall receive remuneration from the City in addition to the salary authorized in this chapter for services rendered by the employee in the discharge of the employee's ordinary duties, of additional duties which may be imposed upon the employee, or of duties which the employee may undertake or volunteer to perform.

Whenever an employee not on an approved, paid leave works for a period less than the regularly established number of hours a day, days a week or days bi-weekly, the amount paid shall be proportionate to the hours in the employee's normal work week and the bi-weekly rate for the employee's position. The payment of a separate salary for actual hours worked from two or more departments, divisions or other units of the City for duties performed for each of such agencies is permissible if the total salary received from these agencies is not in excess of the maximum rate of pay for the class.
(Ord. No. 68124, 8, 10-10-2008.)

4.34.080 Conversion.

A. All pay schedules in Ordinance 67804 shall continue in effect until the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period starting concurrently with or after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, and then the rates to be paid to employee in positions of any classes for which a rate is established or changed in Section 4.34.010 shall become effective and be adjusted as follows:

1. The salary of each employee whose pay range is established in Section 4.34.010 shall have their current salary increased by a factor of three and one-half percent (3.5%), rounded to the nearest whole dollar or the minimum of the salary range, whichever is greater and then placed into the appropriate step established in this chapter as determined by the Recorder of Deeds. This is a cost of living increase. -- or

2. The salary of each employee whose pay range is established in Section 2(a)(1) of Ordinance 67804 whose class has been allocated to a higher pay grade in the appropriate pay schedule as determined by the Recorder of Deeds shall have their current salary increased by a factor of three and one-half percent (3.5%), rounded to the nearest whole dollar, whichever is greater and then placed into the appropriate step established in this chapter as determined by the Recorder of Deeds and additionally shall have their current salary increased to a rate, rounded to the nearest whole dollar, which provides a five percent (5%) adjustment and then placed in the appropriate step in their higher pay grade but not less than the minimum of the pay range. This is a cost of living increase.

B. No employee shall be reduced in salary by reason of the adoption of the new pay schedules in this chapter.

C. The salary of an employee serving in a trainee position, which remains above the new trainee rate for his/her position, shall remain unchanged.

D. The Recorder of Deeds may establish a special conversion procedure for a class or position in the event that the Recorder determines that a serious inequity would be created by the application of the conversion procedures established in this section.
(Ord. No. 68124, 9, 10-10-2008.)

4.34.090 Holidays.

Full-time classified employees paid a bi-weekly rate who are regularly scheduled to work an average of eighty (80) hours bi-weekly and who are employed on the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall have eight (8) hours of compensatory time added to their balance on that date. The additional compensatory added to the balance of each employee shall be treated as "Personal Leave" and shall be granted by the appointing authority in accordance with procedures for granting compensatory time. These hours of compensatory time must be taken between the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter and June 20, 2009.
(Ord. No. 68124, 10, 10-10-2008.)

4.34.100 Changes to pay plan.

Whenever the Recorder of Deeds finds it necessary to add a new class to the pay plan, the Recorder of Deeds shall allocate the class to an appropriate grade and schedule in this chapter, and notify the Board of Aldermen of this action.

Whenever the Recorder of Deeds finds it necessary to change the pay schedule of an existing class within the pay plan, the Recorder of Deeds shall allocate the class to the appropriate schedule in this chapter, and notify the Board of Aldermen of this action.
(Ord. No. 68124, 11, 10-10-2008.)

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