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BULLET St. Louis City Ordinance 68709

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FLOOR SUBSTITUTE

BOARD BILL NO. [10] 119

INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN STEPHEN GREGALI

An ordinance relating to position classifications and salaries of employees in the Treasurer's Office and holidays and furlough days for employees of the Treasurer's Office; repealing Ordinance 68121 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 Ordinance 68121 is hereby repealed and a new ordinance is hereby enacted in lieu thereof to read as follows..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 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 Treasurer's Office:

Class Title Code Grade
Administrative Assistant IV 1184 17M
Deputy Treasurer 1185 17M
Chief Fiscal Officer 1183 17M
Accounting Manager I 1445 15M
Investment Specialist 1182 14G
Investment Control Accountant II 1183 14G
Investment Control Accountant I 1180 13G
Account Clerk III 1159 11G
Administrative Clerk II 1162 11G
Secretary III 1133 11G
Account Clerk II 1142 10G
Secretary II 1132 10G
Cashier 1190 9G
Clerk/Secretary III 1133 9G
Administrative Clerk I 1161 9G
Clerk IV 1141 9G
Payroll Clerk 1121 9G
Secretary I 1131 8G
Account Clerk I 1193 8G
Clerk/Secretary II 1132 8G
Clerk III 1113 7G
Clerk/Secretary I 1131 6G
Clerk II 1112 6G
Clerk I 1111 5G

SECTION THREE. Pay Schedule.

GENERAL, PROFESSIONAL, AND MANAGEMENT PAY SCHEDULE

(1) The following bi-weekly pay schedule for all 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 1067
6 766 1159
7 832 1261
8 903 1365
9 980 1480
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 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 City Treasurer (hereinafter referred to as the "appointing authority") may establish a recruitment rate for a single position or all positions in a class and authorize 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 in the General and Management Schedule 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 is demoted for disciplinary reasons his or her rate of pay shall be established at a rate within the range for the new position to be determined by the appointing authority.

(2) 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, 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

Salary adjustments for all employees shall be based on considerations of merit, equity, or success in fulfilling predetermined goals and objectives as herein provided:

(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.

(b) The appointing authority may adjust the salary of an employee whose salary is established in this ordinance only at intervals as described above except in the case of:

(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.

(c) 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.

(d) 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 of 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.

SECTION EIGHT. Conversion

(a) All pay schedules in Section 3(1) shall continue in effect. No employee shall be compensated at a rate above the maximum of the new salary range except as provided below.

(b) No employee shall be reduced in salary by reason of the adoption of the new pay schedules in this ordinance.

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 of this 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
68709

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