Ordinance #3610 - 2011 Various Employee Wages

Ordinance #3610
 

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE WAGES OF THE VARIOUS EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE, INDIANA BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2011 AND CONTINUING THEREAFTER.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE, INDIANA.

 

SECTION I.  THAT THE FOLLOWING SHALL BE THE HOURLY WAGES AND/OR SALARIES FOR THE VARIOUS EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE, INDIANA.

 

(I) MAYOR'S OFFICE

 

TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL.........FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

(II)  CITY    BUILDING                                                     

BUILDING CUSTODIANS.........................    13.58 PER HOUR

TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL.........FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

(III)  ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL.........FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

(IV)   BUILDING INSPECTOR'S OFFICE

 

OFFICE CLERKS...............................     13.63 PER HOUR

SECRETARIES - PLANNING COMMISSION AND

              BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS.......     600.00 ANNUAL

 

TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL.........FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

WORKING AS DESIGNATED GROUP LEADER..........ADD'L .25 PER HOUR    

 

(V)   POLICE DEPARTMENT

                                                

POLICE RECORDS CLERKS.......................     13.63 PER HOUR

INVESTIGATOR RECORDS CLERK..................     13.63 PER HOUR

MECHANICS...................................     14.37 PER HOUR

TEMPORARY/ PART TIME/SEASONAL........FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

WORKING AS DESIGNATED GROUP LEADER..........ADD'L .25 PER HOUR 

                        

(VI)   CEMETERY DEPARTMENT

                                            

OFFICE CLERKS...............................     13.63 PER HOUR

GROUNDSKEEPER/EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.............      14.37 PER HOUR

GROUNDS KEEPER I/CDL REQUIRED...............     13.97 PER HOUR

GROUNDS KEEPER II...........................     13.65 PER HOUR

TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL........ FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

*WORKING AS A QUALIFIED SAFETY PERSON OR GEO SUPERVISOR.ADD'L.60 PER HOUR(Works at the discretion of Superintendent)

 

*PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES.............$1.00 LESS THAN JOB POSTING 

                         

(VII)    PARKS DEPARTMENT

 

GROUNDS KEEPER I/CDL REQUIRED...............     13.97 PER HOUR

GROUNDS KEEPER II...........................     13.58 PER HOUR

PARK SECURITY...................     FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL.........FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

*WORKING AS DESIGNATED GROUP LEADER......... ADD'L .25 PER HOUR

 

*WORKING AS A QUALIFIED SAFETY PERSON OR GEO SUPERVISOR.ADD'L.60 PER HOUR(Shall not be entitled to receive group leader pay, works at the discretion of superintendent.)

 

 

*PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES.............$1.00 LESS THAN JOB POSTING

                                           

(VIII)    FIRE DEPARTMENT

                                                

CLERKS......................................     13.63 PER HOUR

TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL...........FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

(IX) UTILITIES DEPARTMENT

 

COLLECTION DIVISION

 

     Utility Office

     METER READERS..........................    13.90 PER HOUR

     METER SERVICE & REPAIR.................    13.85 PER HOUR

     METER REPAIR - SERVICE - READ..........    13.93 PER HOUR

     JANITORS...............................    13.58 PER HOUR

     CASHIER/CLERKS.........................    13.63 PER HOUR

     BILLING/CLERKS.........................    13.63 PER HOUR

     ACCOUNTANT/CLERKS......................    14.60 PER HOUR

     TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL.   FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

     *WORKING AS DESIGNATED GROUP LEADER....... ADD'L .25 PER HOUR

    

     *PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES...........$1.00 LESS THAN JOB POSTING

 

*WORKING AS A QUALIFIED SAFETY PERSON OR GEO SUPERVISOR.ADD'L.60 PER HOUR(Shall not be entitled to receive group leader pay, works at the discretion of plant superintendent.)

 

WATERWORKS DIVISION

 

Plant

MAINTENANCE OPERATORS I................    14.73 PER HOUR

     MAINTENANCE OPERATORS II...............    14.37 PER HOUR

     INVENTORY CLERKS TOOL ROOM.............    13.97 PER HOUR

     PLUMBERS...............................    14.37 PER HOUR

     LABORERS...............................    13.58 PER HOUR

     HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS..............    14.37 PER HOUR

     TRUCK DRIVERS..........................    13.97 PER HOUR

     JANITORS...............................    13.58 PER HOUR

     WATER PLANT RECORDS CLERKS.............    13.63 PER HOUR

     MECHANICS..............................    14.37 PER HOUR

     UTILITIES SECRETARIES..................    13.63 PER HOUR

     TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL.   FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

    

     *WORKING AS DESIGNATED GROUP LEADER....... ADD'L .25 PER HOUR

    

     *PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES...........$1.00 LESS THAN JOB POSTING

 

*WORKING AS A QUALIFIED SAFETY PERSON OR GEO SUPERVISOR.ADD'L.60 PER HOUR(Shall not be entitled to receive group leader pay, works at the discretion of plant superintendent.)

 

Water Plant

UPON ACQUIRING CERTIFICATION FROM THE INDIANA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH, OPERATORS WILL RECEIVE PAY INCREASES AS FOLLOWS:

 

     GRADE WT1.........$.6O PER HOUR ADDITIONAL

     GRADE WT2.........$.75 PER HOUR ADDITIONAL

     GRADE WT3.........$.90 PER HOUR ADDITIONAL

 

Water Distribution

UPON ACQUIRING CERTIFICATION FROM THE INDIANA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH, DISTRIBUTION PERSONNEL OR PLUMBERS WILL RECEIVE PAY INCREASES AS FOLLOWS:

 

 

GRADE     DSS..................$.60 PER HOUR ADDITIONAL

GRADE DSM..................$.60 PER HOUR ADDITIONAL

GRADE DS-L.................$1.05 PER HOUR ADDITIONAL

 

SEWERWORKS DIVISION

 

UPON ACQUIRING CERTIFICATION FROM THE INDIANA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH, ALL OPERATING, MAINTENANCE, COLLECTION SYSTEMS AND LABORATORY PERSONNEL WILL RECEIVE PAY INCREASES AS FOLLOWS:

 

     CLASS I..........$0.60 PER HOUR ADDITIONAL

     CLASS II.........$0.75 PER HOUR ADDITIONAL

     CLASS III........$1.05 PER HOUR ADDITIONAL

     CLASS IV.........$1.35 PER HOUR ADDITIONAL

 

AN EMPLOYEE OF THE COLLECTION DIVISION, SEWERWORKS DIVISION POLLUTION CONTROL OR WATERWORKS DIVISION WATER UTILITY SHALL NOT RECEIVE MORE THAN ONE CERTIFICATION PAY IN EACH CATEGORY. THE EMPLOYEE SHALL ONLY RECEIVE THE PAY FOR THE HIGHEST CERTIFICATION OBTAINED. THE EMPLOYEE SHALL RECEIVE CERTIFICATION PAY PER HOUR AT THE ABOVE RATES FOR ALL PAYROLL PURPOSES, IN ADDITION TO THE HOURLY RATE OF THEIR CLASSIFICATION.

 

Water Pollution Control

 

MAINTENANCE OPERATORS  I

14.73 PER HOUR

MAINTENANCE OPERATORS  II

14.37 PER HOUR

SLUDGE PRESS OPERATORS

13.77 PER HOUR

LABORATORY TECHNICIANS I

14.73 PER HOUR

LABORATORY TECHNICIANS II

13.40 PER HOUR

JANITORS

13.58 PER HOUR

OFFICE CLERKS

13.63 PER HOUR

SEWER HELPERS

13.77 PER HOUR

LABORERS.-GROUNDSKEEPER

13.91 PER HOUR

LIGHT EQUIPMENT OPERATORS

13.91 PER HOUR

COLLECTION SYSTEM EQUIPMENT OPERATORS

14.37 PER HOUR

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS

14.37 PER HOUR

VACTOR OPERATOR

14.37 PER HOUR

MAINTENANCE MECHANICS  I

14.73 PER HOUR

MAINTENANCE MECHANICS  II

14.37 PER HOUR

MASONS

14.37 PER HOUR

TOOL ROOM CLERKS

13.68 PER HOUR

TEMPORARY/ PART TIME/SEASONAL

MINIMUM WAGE

 

 

*WORKING AS DESIGNATED GROUP LEADER......... ADD'L .25 PER HOUR

 

*PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES.............$1.00 LESS THAN JOB POSTING

 

*MAINTENANCE OPERATOR II WITH 5 YEARS SERVICE AS AN OPERATOR II BECOMES CLASS I.

 

*VACTOR CREW LOCATOR PERSON...ADD'L .50 PER HOUR (WORKS AT THE DISCRETION OF PLANT SUPERINTENDENT)

       

*WORKING AS A QUALIFIED SAFETY PERSON OR GEO SUPERVISOR...ADD'L .60 PER HOUR (SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE GROUP LEADER OR SAFETY PAY, WORKS AT THE DESCRETION OF PLANT SUPERINTENDENT.)

 

Sanitation

                          

     PUBLIC WORKS SANITATION OFFICE CLERKS...   13.63 PER HOUR

     MECHANICS..............................    14.37 PER HOUR

     MECHANICS HELPERS......................    14.19 PER HOUR

    

    

     GARBAGE TRUCK DRIVERS..................    13.97 PER HOUR

     GARBAGE TRUCK HELPERS..................    13.77 PER HOUR

     LABORERS...............................    13.58 PER HOUR

    

TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL....FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

     *WORKING AS DESIGNATED GROUP LEADER....... ADD'L .25 PER HOUR

 

*WORKING AS A QUALIFIED SAFETY PERSON OR GEO SUPERVISOR.  ADD'L .60 PER HOUR (Shall not be entitled to receive group leader pay, works at the discretion of superintendent.)

 

     *PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES...........$1.00 LESS THAN JOB POSTING

 

(X)  MOTOR VEHICLES & HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

                          

MVH CLERKS.............................    13.63 PER HOUR

MECHANICS..............................    14.37 PER HOUR

MECHANICS HELPERS......................    14.19 PER HOUR

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS....................    14.37 PER HOUR

MASONS ................................    14.37 PER HOUR

LABORERS...............................    13.58 PER HOUR

SIGN/PAINT CLERK/COORDINATOR...            13.78 PER HOUR

(Holder of SIGN/PAINT CLERK/COORDINATOR this position shall not receive group leader pay.  That pay has been incorporated into the base pay.)

 

TAR DISTRIBUTION SPRAYERS..............    14.37 PER HOUR

TRUCK DRIVERS..........................    13.97 PER HOUR

 

TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL....FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

*WORKING AS DESIGNATED GROUP LEADER....... ADD'L .25 PER HOUR

 

*WORKING AS A QUALIFIED SAFETY PERSON OR GEO SUPERVISOR.  ADD'L .60 PER HOUR (Shall not be entitled to receive group leader pay, works at the discretion of superintendent.)

 

*PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES...........$1.00 LESS THAN JOB POSTING

 

(XI)   TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

 

SECRETARIES.................................    13.63 PER HOUR

MECHANICS...................................    14.37 PER HOUR

DISPATCHER..................................    13.91 PER HOUR

FULL TIME DRIVERS...........................    13.91 PER HOUR

RELIEF DRIVERS..............................    13.70 PER HOUR

PART TIME DRIVER............................    11.70 PER HOUR

TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL....     FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

*WORKING AS DESIGNATED GROUP LEADER......... ADD'L .25 PER HOUR

 

*PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES..............$1.00 LESS THAN JOB POSTING

                           

(XII)   BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

 

TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL.........FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

(XIII)   COMMON COUNCIL

 

TEMPORARY/PART TIME/SEASONAL........FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE PER HOUR

 

(XIV)    FLSA

 

THE CLERK-TREASURER OF THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE SHALL HAVE AUTHORITY BY VIRTUE OF THE PASSAGE OF THIS ORDINANCE TO PAY OVERTIME TO EMPLOYEES COVERED BY THIS ORDINANCE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT.

 

 

IT IS FURTHER ORDAINED THAT THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY SHALL DEVELOP GUIDELINES PURSUANT TO UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STANDARDS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT AND PREPARE FORMS WHICH COMPLY WITH THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT PROVISIONS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR RELATIONS, AND ARE APPROVED BY THE INDIANA STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTS.

 

IT IS FURTHER ORDAINED THAT THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY OF THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE SHALL AMEND ITS POLICY REGARDING THE PAYMENT OF OVERTIME TO CONFORM TO FUTURE AMENDMENTS TO THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT AS PASSED BY THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND REGULATED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.  THAT THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY AND THE CLERK-TREASURER OF THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE SHALL, BY THE PASSAGE OF THIS ORDINANCE, BE AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO MAKE POLICY, KEEP RECORDS, AND MAKE PAYMENTS WHICH WILL PROVIDE FOR THE COMPLIANCE OF THE CITY OF NEW

CASTLE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT.

 

(XV)      MUNICIPAL VEHICLES

 

BE IT ORDAINED THAT THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY SHALL ESTABLISH AND INSTITUTE POLICY ON THE USE OF MUNICIPAL VEHICLES.  THAT THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY SHALL ESTABLISH RULES AND REGULATIONS TO CONFORM TO THE IRS RULING EFFECTIVE 1985 PERTAINING TO EMPLOYER PROVIDED VEHICLES.

                            

THE CLERK-TREASURER OF THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE SHALL HAVE AUTHORITY BY VIRTUE OF THE PASSAGE OF THIS ORDINANCE TO MAINTAIN AND REPORT TAXATION REQUIREMENTS IN COMPLIANCE WITH IRS REGULATIONS IN REFERENCE TO EMPLOYER PROVIDED VEHICLES.

 

(XVI)    PAID DAY OFF AND VACATION ACCRUALS

 

ANY EMPLOYEE WHO IS OFF THE JOB FOR MORE THAN (30) CONSECUTIVE CALENDAR DAYS WILL NOT ACCUMULATE PAID DAYS OFF (PDO's) AND VACATION CREDITS DURING THE PERIOD OF ABSENCE.  EMPLOYEES MAY

ACCUMULATE 1 PDO PER MONTH, TO A MAXIMUM OF 12 PER CALENDAR YEAR.

ELIGIBLE AMOUNT OF VACATION IS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF YEARS OF SENIORITY AS OF JANUARY 1ST.

 

(XVII)   PAYMENT IN LIEU OF SICK/VACATION DAYS AT TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT

 

IF AN EMPLOYEE ENDS HIS EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CITY, THEY SHALL

RECEIVE PAYMENT FOR ANY UNUSED SICK LEAVE/VACATION DAYS THAT THE EMPLOYEE HAS ACCUMULATED.

 

(XVIII) LEAVES (NON WORK RELATED ILLNESS, PREGNANCY, BOARD APPROVED)

 

NEW CASTLE CITY EMPLOYEES WITH ACCRUED SICK/VACATION DAYS WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE WAGES AND BENEFITS.  THEREAFTER, WAGE CONTINUATION WILL CEASE.  FOR THE (26) WEEK MAXIMUM PERIOD NEXT FOLLOWING THE MONTH OF WAGE DISCONTINUANCE, MEMBERSHIP IN HEALTH AND LIFE INSURANCE PLANS WILL BE CONTINUED AT COST SHARING AGREEMENTS OF CITY-EMPLOYEE CONTRACTS:  THEREAFTER, CITY

 

CONTRIBUTION TO BENEFITS WILL CEASE.

 

(XIX)   LEAVES (WORK RELATED ILLNESSES)

 

NEW CASTLE CITY EMPLOYEES WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE BENEFITS WITH SICK-DAY AND VACATION ACCRUALS AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION WILL BE PAID BY INSURANCE.  THE CITY PORTION OF HEALTH AND LIFE INSURANCE WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE INSURER MAKES A FINAL SETTLEMENT.  THE EMPLOYEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EITHER USE OR RETAIN SICK DAYS AND VACATION DAYS PRIOR TO WORKERS COMPENSATION.  AFTER FINAL SETTLEMENT IS MADE BY WORKERS COMPENSATION AND THE CITY HAS MADE FINAL PAYMENT ON ACCUMULATED SICK DAYS AND VACATION DAYS, THE

 

EMPLOYEE WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE HEALTH BENEFITS AS STATED IN THE CONTRACT.

 

(XX)   SUSPENSION FOR CAUSE

    

1.        LESS THAN (2) WEEKS.

          PAY EQUAL TIME WORKED.  BENEFITS CONTINUE.

     2.   (2) WEEKS TO (4) WEEKS.

          LOSS OF PAY, BENEFITS CONTINUE.

     3.   MORE THAN (4) WEEKS.

          LOSS OF PAY.

          HEALTH AND LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS ARE CONTINUED THROUGH THE MONTH IN WHICH THE SUSPENSION STARTED. THE SUSPENDED EMPLOYEE MAY OPTION CONTINUATION OF BENEFIT MEMBERSHIP AT CITY COST, BUT MUST AUTHORIZE REPAYMENT

 

         

          BY PAYROLL DEDUCTION AND REPAYMENT IN A MAXIMUM (8) DAYS FOLLOWING REINSTATEMENT.

 

(XXI)    RETIREMENT

 

WAGES WILL BE PAID THROUGH LAST WORK DAY.  LUMP SUM PAY WILL BE MADE FOR ALL ELIGIBLE SICK-DAY AND VACATION ACCRUALS.  BENEFITS CONTINUE UNDER TERMS OF CITY EMPLOYEE CONTRACTS.

 

(XXII)    SHIFT PREFERENCE PAY

 

SEE AFSCME CONTRACT FOR PAY RATE.

                            

(XXIII)    CHRISTMAS BONUS

 

ALL FULL TIME CITY EMPLOYEES WILL BE PAID A $100.00 CHRISTMAS BONUS.

 

(XXIV)     LONGEVITY

 

EMPLOYEES WITH AT LEAST ONE YEAR OF SERVICE AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2008 SHALL RECEIVE LONGEVITY PAY IN THE AMOUNT OF $23.00 PER YEAR OF SERVICE TO THE CITY.  THE LONGEVITY PAY WILL BE MADE IN ONE LUMP SUM ON THE FIRST PAY DATE OF DECEMBER.

 

(XXV)     LIFE INSURANCE

 

LIFE INSURANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,000.00 WILL BE PROVIDED FOR FULL TIME EMPLOYEES BY THE CITY.

 

(XXVI)    DISABILITY PLAN

 

A DISABILITY PLAN FOR EMPLOYEES IN THE AMOUNT OF $100.00 A WEEK CONSISTING OF A 26 WEEK BENEFIT PERIOD TO BE EFFECTIVE ON THE 31ST DAY OF ABSENCE.  PLAN TO BE CONDITIONED ON A POLICY AS ESTABLISHED BY THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY PERTAINING TO GUIDELINES OF ELIGIBILITY.

 

(XXVII)    LAYOFFS

 

FULL TIME EMPLOYEES WILL MAINTAIN SENIORITY FOR A PERIOD EQUAL TO HIRE IN DATE FOLLOWING LAYOFF WITH LESS THAN TWO (2) YEARS SENIORITY.  ALL OTHER FULL TIME EMPLOYEES WILL MAINTAIN SENIORITY

 

FOR A PERIOD OF TWO (2) YEARS FOLLOWING LAYOFF.  HEALTH CARE COVERAGE WILL BE CONTINUED AT THE COST SHARING AGREEMENT ONE

 

MONTHS COVERAGE FOR EACH YEAR OF SENIORITY FOR A MAXIMUM OF SIX (6) MONTHS OF BENEFITS CONTINUANCE.

 

(XXVIII) CONTINUATION OF INSURANCE AFTER TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT

 

 

ALL CITY EMPLOYEES UPON TERMINATION OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CITY, FOR ANY REASON EXCEPT RETIREMENT, (PURSUANT TO INDIANA CODE) SHALL BE ENTITLED TO ONLY THOSE HEALTH CARE BENEFITS PROVIDED FOR

 

 

BY THE FEDERAL COBRA OPTION, AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CITY'S INSURANCE CARRIER, PROVIDED FURTHER THAT SAID EMPLOYEE PAYS THE FULL COST OF SUCH HEALTH CARE BENEFITS AFTER TERMINATION.

 

(XXIX)   WAGES AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS

 

WAGES, FRINGE BENEFITS AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS FOR FULL TIME EMPLOYEES LISTED ON THIS WAGE SCHEDULE SHALL BE PAID AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE CONTRACT BETWEEN AFSCME LOCAL 1478 AND THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE AND POLICY AS ESTABLISHED BY THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY. PURSUANT TO STATE STATUTE.