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File #: RS2021-987    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/25/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 6/15/2021 Final action: 6/15/2021
Title: A resolution adopting a new pay plan for employees of the Metropolitan Departments of Police and Fire, effective July 1, 2021.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs, John Rutherford, Jennifer Gamble, Sharon Hurt, Delishia Porterfield
Attachments: 1. Substitute RS2021-987, 2. RS2021-987 Exhibit A, 3. RS2021-987 Exhibit B
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A resolution adopting a new pay plan for employees of the Metropolitan Departments of Police and Fire, effective July 1, 2021.

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WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Civil Service Commission has, pursuant to Section 12.10 of the Metropolitan Charter, assigned each employment classification to a salary grade as of July 1, 2021, with such assignments being equitably related to each other; and,

WHEREAS, the Civil Service Commission has adopted the salary ranges for each grade; and,

WHEREAS, the Director of Personnel for the Civil Service Commission has recommended, after the Commission's approval, desirable salary ranges for each grade to the Director of Finance; and,

WHEREAS, pursuant to RS2020-360 (as amended), a pay plan was approved by the Metropolitan Council to go into effect on July 1, 2020; and,

WHEREAS, the pay plan that was adopted pursuant to RS2020-360 (as amended) did not include increment pay increases that are normally earned at various time intervals; and,

WHEREAS, it is the recommendation of the Civil Service Commission for these increment increases to be reinstated; and,

WHEREAS, the Civil Service Commission determined that employees in increment pay grades should receive an extra increment during FY22 to compensate for the elimination of step increment increases in the pay plan approved pursuant to RS2020-360 (as amended); and,

WHEREAS, the pay plan that was adopted pursuant to RS2020-360 (as amended) did not include provisions to fund merit pay increases for employees compensated pursuant to open-range pay grades; and,

WHEREAS, it is the recommendation of the Civil Service Commission that employees who are paid pursuant to open pay ranges be eligible, at the discretion of the employee's Appointing Authority, to receive merit pay increases, and that additional funding be provided to each department in the amount of 3% of that department's total annual open range salary budget so that employees in open range pay classifications may receiv...

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