Resolution 1544

City of Goodland Resolution

 

WHEREAS,   the City of Goodland Personnel Policies Manual (“Manual”) contains rules of

general application concerning hiring, compensation, benefits, safety, and employment principles; and

 

WHEREAS,   the Manual should be reviewed and revised on a periodic basis to ensure compliance with applicable laws and contemporary personnel management practices; and

 

WHEREAS,   Sections E-4(e), E-4(h), and F-3(g) of the Manual require clarification from the governing body as recommended by the City Manager.

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS, THAT:

 

  1. A one-page supplemental document entitled “Exhibit A” shall be included with this Resolution.

 

  1. The existing Sections E-4(e), E-4(h), and F-3(g) of the Manual are hereby repealed and replaced with new sections as written in Exhibit A. Any section or provision not referenced under Exhibit A shall remain as previously written.

 

ADOPTED by the Governing Body of the City of Goodland, Kansas this 19th day of November, 2018.

 

 

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Brian Linin, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

_________________________________________

Mary Volk, City Clerk

 

Exhibit A

Personnel Policies Manual Revisions
November 19, 2018

 

 

 

E-4.     Overtime Work and On-Call Time.

 

(e)        For overtime purposes, hours worked is defined as those hours actually worked on behalf of the employer plus holiday pay. However, holiday pay shall not be considered hours worked for shift workers, such as police officers.

 

(h)       Full-time employees required to be on-call will be paid four (4) additional hours of regular time per week. If scheduling weekly on-call is impractical or necessary, full-time employees required to be on-call will be paid one (1) additional hour of regular time per day. The department head will supply a calendar of employees required to be on-call.

 

F-3.     Holidays.

 

(g)        If a holiday is observed during an employee’s approved paid leave, the employee will receive the holiday pay and will not be charged the use of his/her leave for said day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of Changes

 

 

E-4(e) Overtime Work and On-Call Time

 

  • Old: For overtime purposes, vacation and sick leave is not considered as hours worked by the employee.
  • New: For overtime purposes, hours worked is defined as those hours actually worked on behalf of the employer plus holiday pay. However, holiday pay shall not be considered hours worked for shift workers, such as police officers.
  • Justification: Necessary to clarify “hours worked” versus hours not worked with regard to overtime pay. Changes holiday pay for “shift workers,” which would include police officers, firefighters, plant operators (if the plant ever went to generating 24/7), etc. This will help keep down overtime costs, which have been a problem particularly in the Police Department in recent years.

 

E-4(h) Overtime Work and On-Call Time

 

  • Old: Full-time employees required to be on-call will be paid four (4) hours of regular time, in addition to whatever time they actually work. However, the four hours of on-call time will not be considered when calculating overtime hours. The department head will supply a calendar of employees required to be on call.
  • New: Full-time employees required to be on-call will be paid four (4) additional hours of regular time per week. If scheduling weekly on-call is impractical or unnecessary, full-time employees required to be on-call will be paid one (1) additional hour of regular time per day. The department head will supply a calendar of employees required to be on-call.
  • Justification: Current policy only provides for weekly on-call compensation but has nothing for incremental/daily on-call.

 

F-3(g) Holidays

 

  • Old: If a holiday falls during an employee’s vacation leave and the employee is otherwise eligible for holiday pay, the employee will receive the holiday pay, and the vacation leave for that day may be used by the employee on another day. An employee who is on any other type of approved paid leave on the day a holiday is observed will receive holiday pay for that holiday. An employee who is on any type of unpaid leave on the day a holiday is observed will not receive holiday pay for that holiday.
  • New: If a holiday is observed during an employee’s approved paid leave, the employee will receive the holiday pay and will not be charged the use of his/her leave for said day.
  • Justification: Old language is wordy and unnecessarily confusing to apply; shortened for brevity and clarity.