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ORDINANCE SUSPENDING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF ORDINANCES 2000-103, 2000-84 AND 2007-69 IN REGARD TO EMPLOYEES IN VARIOUS CLASSES OF POSITIONS EXEMPT FROM BARGAINING UNITS (REFERRED TO AS NON-BARGAINING), IN ADDITION, SUSPENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS WITHIN THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK/PERSONNEL MANUAL FOR THE YEAR 2014
WHEREAS, the Administration has recommended that certain previously adopted provisions related to wage, benefits and conditions of employment applicable to employees within the service of the City considered non-bargaining employees be suspended given the extreme negative economy the City, State and Country all are experiencing at this time, this a continuation of the necessary steps taken in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 and
WHEREAS, the Council has given due consideration to the recommendation of the Administration’s recommendations based upon the same set of circumstances the City of Marion, Ohio was presented with at this time one year ago,
BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Marion, Ohio: Marion County,
Section 1. The Council has given due consideration to the Administration’s recommendations regarding appropriate steps directed at dealing with the continued severe, extreme negative economic conditions the City of Marion currently experiences and reasonably expects will be experienced in the immediate future. Taking into consideration the fact that the City faces the same factual circumstances that were present have been present for more than three years now, without any significant change having taken place. The Council recognizes current revenue projections find it necessary to carry forward the step taken in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 with the continued goal being: To keep as many City employees working as is fiscally possible in the current economic environment. Council hereby again finds it necessary to suspend, for the year 2014, the provisions contained within Section 1. of Ordinance 2000-103 in order to provide for no computation of a new wage ranges for the year 2014 for each employee referenced in the aforementioned Ordinance. Wage ranges shall remain for the year 2014 at the same level they existed during the last pay period of 2008.
In respect to those positions where Ordinance 2000-84 and 2007-69 would be applicable and where State minimum wage law will allow, said positions shall remain at the compensation level applicable for the last pay period the position received compensation in 2008.
THE COUNCIL SPECIFICALLY FINDS THE ABOVE PROVISIONS TO BE RETROACTIVE TO THE 1ST PAY PERIOD OF 2014.
Section 2. For the year 2014 the Council specifically finds it necessary, given the level of current revenues and expenditures, and, having found this reality to necessitate the retroactive application of a complete suspension of the benefits contained within the City’s Personnel Policy Handbook / Personnel Manual related to employee’s rights in regard to “Annual Sick Leave Sell Back” whether contained within provision 23.17 or any predecessor, subsequent derivation or concurrent provision containing similar sick leave sell back benefit provisions are hereby again suspended for the year 2014.
Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.
APPROVED: Dave Edwards
President of Council
Mayor Scott Schertzer
Clerk of Council