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BOARD BILL NO. [12] 116

INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN CRAIG N. SCHMID

An ordinance to repeal Ordinance #68706 relating to the appointment and rates of compensation of certain employee's of the License Collector of the City of St. Louis and enacting in lieu thereof a new ordinance dealing with the same subject matter and containing an emergency clause.

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

SECTION ONE. ALPHABETICAL LIST OF CLASSES

The following positions of the License Collector's Office, whose duties shall be those indicated by their respective titles are hereby allocated as listed below and adopted as the classification plan for the License Collector's office:

Class Title Grade

Accountant I 6G
Accountant II 8G
Accountant III 9G
Administrative Assistant I 6G
Administrative Assistant II 8G
Administrative Assistant III 9G
Administrative Officer I 11M
Administrative Officer II 12M
Administrative Officer III 13M
Assistant Deputy License Collector 16M
Chief Deputy License Collector 17M
Field Representative I 6G
Field Representative II 8G
Field Representative III 9G
License Clerk I 6G
License Clerk II 8G
License Clerk III 9G

SECTION TWO. OFFICE PAY SCHEDULE

(1) The following bi-weekly pay schedule for all pay grades denoted with the suffix G or M shall become effective with the beginning of the first pay period following approval of this ordinance:

BI-WEEKLY RANGE OF PAY IN WHOLE DOLLARS
GRADE MINIMUM MAXIMUM
6 747 1121
8 889 1332
9 968 1452
11 1151 1726
12 1254 1882
13 1387 2082
16 2111 3166
17 2428 3643

SECTION THREE. Appointments

The License Collector is authorized to appoint and employ accountants, administrative assistants, administrative officers, assistant deputy license collector, field representatives, and license clerks and such other personnel as are deemed necessary in addition to those enumerated in Section 82.390 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri; however, the salaries shall not exceed the amount as set forth in this ordinance.

SECTION FOUR. STARTING SALARY

The License Collector may establish a recruitment rate for a single position or all positions and authorize employment at a figure above the minimum but within the range of salary established for the grade.

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 pay grade to a higher pay grade.

(1) When an employee is promoted to a position in the General or Management Schedule the employee's salary shall be set at a rate as deemed appropriate by the License Collector.
However, no employee shall be paid less than the minimum rate, nor more than the maximum rate for the new 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. 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 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 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 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 grade, or from one position to another position in 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 position.

SECTION SIX: SALARY ADJUSTMENT

Salary adjustments for all employees shall be based on considerations of merit or success in fulfilling predetermined performance factors as established by the License Collector.

(a) Any employee whose salary is established in Section 2(1), 2(2), or 2(3) - General and Management Pay Schedule, achieving an Overall Performance Rating of Meets Standards or Progressing after fifty two (52) weeks of continuous service shall be eligible to receive a merit increase. Staff members of the License Collector's Office have completed three (3) years of furloughs, two (2) years of which were voluntary. The License Collector shall have the capacity to allow a 2% raise as of July 1, 2012 or upon passage of this Board Bill #__________.

(b) Any employee, whose salary is established in Section 2(1), 2(2), or 2(3) -General and Management Pay Schedule, achieving an Overall Performance Rating of Below Standards after fifty two (52) weeks of continuous service shall not receive a merit increase and must agree to a Mandatory Improvement Plan.

The License Collector may authorize different anniversary dates for an employee or groups of employees.

The granting of any such increase or decrease in salary shall be made at the beginning of a payroll period following approval of such salary action, by the License Collector,

SECTION SEVEN. INCOME SOURCES

Any salary paid to an employee of the License Collector 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 License Collector 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 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 Ordinance 68706 shall continue in effect.

(b) The License Collector shall establish such procedures as needed to place this ordinance into effect and interpret its provisions.

SECTION NINE. HOLIDAYS

(1) The License Collector 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

January 1 New Years Day
Third Monday in January Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Third Monday February Presidents' Day
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Day in September Labor Day
November 11 Veteran's Day
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving
December 25 Christmas Day

The License Collector shall not grant holiday leave with pay, holiday pay, or compensatory holiday time off except as provided in this Section.
Employees working full-time and paid a bi-weekly rate whose pay is established in this compensation ordinance shall receive leave with 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 of 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 of 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 on 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 License Collector 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 and 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 TEN. VACATION

Vacation leave with pay shall be granted to bi-weekly paid employees in permanent positions working one-half (50%) time or more. The License Collector may establish additional guidelines and policies to govern the administration of vacation leave benefits.

SECTION ELEVEN. MEDICAL LEAVE

Sick leave with pay shall be granted to bi-weekly paid employees in permanent positions working one-half (50%) time or more in accordance with regulations and procedures established by the License Collector.

SECTION TWELVE. CLASSIFICATION

Whenever the License Collector finds it necessary to add a new class or reallocate the grade of a class of position in the classification plan, the License Collector shall allocate or reallocate the class to an appropriate grade in this ordinance and notify the Board of Aldermen of his action.

SECTION THIRTEEN. PASSAGE OF ORDINANCE

By the enactment of this ordinance, Ordinance #68706, is hereby repealed.

SECTION FOURTEEN. EMERGENCY CLAUSE

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
06/29/2012
2ND READING FLOOR AMEND FLOOR SUB PERFECTN PASSAGE
ORDINANCE VETOED VETO OVR SIGNED BY MAYOR
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