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BULLET St. Louis City Ordinance 68707

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FLOOR SUBSTITUTE

BOARD BILL NO. [10] 116

INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN STEPHEN GREGALI

An ordinance relating to position classifications and salaries of employees in the Parking Division of the Treasurer's Office and holidays and furlough days for employees of the Parking Division of the Treasurer's Office; repealing Ordinance 68120 and enacting in lieu thereof certain new sections relating to the same subject matter and additional sections relating to holidays and furlough days; containing an emergency clause.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS, AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION ONE. Ordinance 68120 is hereby repealed and a new ordinance is hereby enacted in lieu thereof to read as follows.

SECTION TWO. Position Classes.

(a) Schedule A: The following positions of the Parking Division of the Treasurer's Office whose duties shall be those indicated by their respective titles and codes, are hereby allocated as listed below and adopted as the classification of the Parking Division of the Treasurer's Office:

Class Title Code Grade

Parking Superintendent T220 17M
Administrative Assistant IV T624 17M
Director of Professional Services T221 17M
Parking Facilities Manager 14M
Ass't Parking Facilities Manager ` 12M
Fleet Maintenance Supervisor T421 15G
Personnel Manager T515 14M
Parking System Analyst 14G
Internal Auditor T471 14G
Parking Supervisor 13G
Program Analyst T501 13G
Budget Compliance Officer T461 13G
Communication Assistant T185 13G
Parking Enforcement Supervisor T192 12G
Accountant I 12G
Assistant Supervisor T191 11G
Account Clerk III T143 11G
Administrative Clerk II T137 11G
Parking Enforcement Officer IV 10G
Parking Facilities Attendant IV 10G
Parking Enforcement Officer III T203 10G
Assistant Parking Enforcement Supv. T194 10G
Parking Crew Worker III T165 10G
Account Clerk II T142 10G
Parking Facilities Attendant III 9G
Administrative Clerk I T136 9G
Clerk/Secretary III T133 9G
Parking Enforcement Officer II T202 8G
Parking Crew Worker II 8G
Security Officer 8G
Clerk/Secretary II T132 8G
Account Clerk I T141 8G
Parking Facilities Attendant II 8G
Parking Crew Worker I 7G
Security Guard 6G
Parking Enforcement Officer I T201 6G
Clerk/Secretary I T131 6G
Parking Facilities Attendant I 6G
Parking Assistant 5G
Custodian 5G
Parking Aide 5G

(b) Schedule B: For employees of the Parking Division in the classes set forth below, and with an appointment date on or after January 1, 1995, excepting those employees eligible for reemployment under personnel rules approved by the Parking Commission, their positions will be reallocated as specified below:

Class Title Code Grade

Parking Superintendent T220 15M
Administrative Assistant IV T624 15M
Director of Professional Services T221 15M
Parking Facilities Manager 14M
Personnel Manager T515 14M
Fleet Maintenance Supervisor T421 14G
Parking System Analyst 13G
Internal Auditor T185 12G

SECTION THREE. Pay Schedule

GENERAL, PROFESSIONAL, AND MANAGEMENT PAY SCHEDULE:

(1) The following bi-weekly pay schedule for all pay grades denoted with the suffix "G", "P", or "M' shall become effective beginning with the bi-weekly pay period starting the effective date of this ordinance:

BI-WEEKLY RANGE OF PAY IN WHOLE DOLLARS
GRADE MINIMUM MAXIMUM
5 706 995
6 766 1083
7 832 1181
8 903 1287
9 980 1403
10 1064 1610
11 1157 1715
12 1258 1902
13 1387 2098
14 1590 2405
15 1821 2754
16 2090 3164
17 2397 3627
18 2750 4163
19 3158 4779
20 3626 5485
21 3912 5916
22 4222 6385
23 4556 6891

SECTION FOUR. Starting Salary

The minimum rate of pay for a position shall be paid upon original appointment to the class, unless the City Treasurer (hereinafter the "appointing authority") finds that it is impractical to recruit employees with adequate qualifications at the minimum rate.
If an advanced starting salary is necessary, the appointing authority may establish a recruitment rate for a single position or all positions in a class and authorized employment at a figure above the minimum but within the regular range of salary established for the class.

SECTION FIVE. Promotion, Demotion, Reallocation and Transfer

An employee who is transferred, promoted, demoted, or whose position is reallocated after the effective date of this ordinance, shall have his or 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.

(1) When an employee is promoted to a position which is only one grade higher, the employee's salary shall be set at a rate which is five percent (5%) higher than the rate received immediately prior to promotion. An appointing authority may approve up to a twenty percent (20%) salary adjustment when such action is needed to attract experienced, qualified candidates for a position. Such salary determination 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.

(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.

(1) If an employee accepts a voluntary demotion, his or her rate of pay shall be reduced to a rate within the range for the new position which is five percent (5%) lower than the rate received immediately prior to demotion. However, no employee shall be paid less than the minimum nor more than the maximum rate for the new class of position.

(c) Reallocation:

(1) The salary of an employee which is in excess of the maximum of the range prescribed by this ordinance for the class and grade to which his or 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 or she remains in the class of position, except as otherwise provided by this ordinance.

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

(3) 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 this Section 5(a)(1) 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, regardless of pay schedule, 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 ordinance.

SECTION SIX. Salary Adjustment

(a) A decrease in the salary range for poor performance of the duties of the position or for job performance which does not warrant continued pay at an advanced rate in the salary range shall be made in accordance with standards established by the appointing authority.

(1) Exceptional performance of duties: The appointing authority of an employee who demonstrates exceptional performance of duties or outstanding qualifications may advance the employee by not more than ten percent (10%) after twenty-six weeks of employment at the same rate in the salary range.

(2) Substandard performance of duties: The appointing authority of an employee whose level of performance is significantly diminished and no longer warrants payment at the current rate within the range may be decreased to a lower rate in the salary range.

(b) The pay of any employee may be decreased as a disciplinary action by an appointing authority 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 appointing authority may determine that the pay decrease shall be effective for a specific number of bi-weekly pay periods, providing, however, that such decrease shall not be effective for more than twenty-six (26) weeks.

(c) For the purpose of computing earnings and length of service for salary advancement, the time shall start with the Sunday preceding all appointments effective on Monday. Absence from service in the armed forces, and leaves of absence for study to improve performance in an employee's City job will not interrupt continuous service. Absence from service for any other cause except as set forth above will result in breaking continuity of service.

SECTION SEVEN. 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 Ordinance 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. The Parking Division of the Treasurer's Office shall reimburse the City's General Revenue Fund from the Parking Fund $33,000.00 annually on or about the end of each fiscal year for the Chief Fiscal Officer's services for that year.

SECTION EIGHT. Conversion

(a) All pay schedules in Section 3(1) shall continue in effect.

(b) No employee shall be compensated at a rate above the maximum of the new salary range except as provided in below.

(c) No employee shall be reduced in salary by reason of the adoption of the new pay schedules in this ordinance. The Appointing Authority may establish a special conversion procedure for a class or position in the event that the Appointing Authority determines that a serious inequity would be created by the application of the conversion procedures established in this Section.

SECTION NINE. FURLOUGHS

Contingent upon the declaration of the City's Board of Estimate and Apportionment that a fiscal crisis exists in the City so as to warrant the mandatory implementation of furloughs of City officers and employees, the Board of Aldermen hereby authorizes such mandatory implementation of furloughs. As used herein the term "furlough" shall mean time off without pay. In the event furloughs are implemented, the City Treasurer shall issue, consistent with this ordinance, such guidelines as are necessary for setting out a process for furlough implementation. A "furlough" will not affect any employee's benefits including, but not limited to, health insurance, pension calculations, anniversary dates, or any employee service rating or eligibility for promotion. The City Treasurer will still be required to make all appropriate deductions for health insurance and pensions from the accounts for employees under the City Treasurer's control.

All employees, except for employees on duty on the following dates in offices where the City Treasurer's responsibilities require designated employees to be on duty on the following dates, shall be "furloughed" for eight (8) hours on the following dates:

February 21st
May 9th
October 11th 
November 26th
December 31st

The City Treasurer shall pay employees required to work on the above-referenced days for such work and shall require such employees to take eight (8) hours of furlough on an alternate day. All employees in positions which have been determined to be exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act shall be required to take an additional forty (40) hours of furlough time in addition to the days designated above which must be taken in eight (8) hour increments no later than June 18, 2011. The City Treasurer shall prepare a list of dates from which such exempt employees may choose additional "furlough" dates in eight (8) hour increments, and shall require each exempt employee to take a minimum of five (5) eight (8) hour increments as "furlough" in addition to the "furlough" dates specifically listed above.

SECTION TEN. HOLIDAYS

The City Treasurer shall grant holiday leave with pay, holiday pay, or compensatory holiday time off in lieu of pay to employees working full-time who are paid a bi-weekly rate on the following days:

DATE HOLIDAY

Third Monday in January Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 12 Lincoln's Birthday
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Monday in September Labor Day
November 11 Veterans' Day
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day

The City Treasurer shall not grant holiday leave with pay, holiday pay, or compensatory holiday time off except as provided in this Section. At the end of FY 11, the paid holiday schedule will revert back.

Employees working full-time and paid a bi-weekly rate whose pay is established in this compensation ordinance shall receive leave with pay, pay or compensatory time off in lieu of pay as holiday compensation in an amount that is proportionate to the number of hours the employee is regularly scheduled to work in a day or shift. For example, employees working an average of forty (40) hours a week, five (5) days a week, eight (8) hours a day shall receive eight (8) hours of compensation for the holiday; employees working an average of forty (40) hours a week, four (4) days a week, ten (10) hours a day shall receive ten (10) hours of compensation for the holiday.

When the day of observance of a holiday is changed by State or Federal law, it will be so observed by the City of St. Louis. When the day of observance of a holiday is changed by State or Federal executive action, the Mayor shall determine the day of observance by the City of St. Louis. When one of the above enumerated holidays occurs on Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed as the holiday. When one of the above holidays occurs on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be observed as the holiday.

The City Treasurer shall determine the manner of granting holidays. When full-time employees are required to work on a holiday they shall be entitled to compensation for the holiday and the hours actually worked. Compensation for the holiday shall be in an amount proportionate to the number of hours an employee is regularly scheduled to work in a day or shift.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, when a City holiday falls on an employee's regularly scheduled day off, the employee shall be entitled to have compensatory time added to his/her balance in an amount proportionate to the number of hours regularly scheduled in a day or shift.
The holiday compensation procedures established by this section shall apply to full-time employees paid a bi-weekly rate. Part-time bi-weekly paid employees shall be compensated for holidays in proportion to the percentage of time they are regularly scheduled to work. Employees paid on an hourly or per performance basis shall not be entitled to holiday compensation.

In the event that the holiday schedule established in this section is revised, employees who are granted compensatory time in lieu of all holidays shall have their leave benefits adjusted accordingly.
SECTION ELEVEN. Whenever the Appointing Authority finds it necessary to add a new class or reallocate the grade of a class of position in the classification plan, the appointing authority shall allocate or reallocate the class to an appropriate grade in this ordinance, and notify the Board of Aldermen or Parking commission of his action.

SECTION TWELVE. The passage of this ordinance being deemed necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, it is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and the same shall take effect and be in force immediately upon its approval by the Mayor.

Legislative History
1ST READING REF TO COMM COMMITTEE COMM SUB COMM AMEND
07/02/10
2ND READING FLOOR AMEND FLOOR SUB PERFECTN PASSAGE
ORDINANCE VETOED VETO OVR SIGNED BY MAYOR
68707

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