Resolution amending the pay schedule and Clarifying Conditions of Employment for Management and Confidential Employees for Fiscal Year 2006-2007
|Meeting Date:||June 20, 2006||Primary Staff Contact:||Tina Gray|
|Contributing Departments:||Finance Department||Secondary Staff Contact:||Lee Tuneberg|
The City has negotiated collective bargaining agreements with five bargaining groups. Management and Confidential employees of the City are not an organized group for the purpose of negotiating terms and conditions of their employment. Each year, City Administration makes a recommendation to the City Council for a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for all non-represented employees. Adjustments for the Elected City Recorder and Municipal Judge are set forth in the City Charter. The Management Resolution clarifying conditions of employment for Management and Confidential employees has been out of alignment with other employee groups within the City. Revisions have been made to the Resolution to maintain consistency with internal bargaining units and to remain competitive with external comparators.
Staff is recommending that the City Council adopt a Resolution amending the pay schedule for Management and Confidential Employees for Fiscal Year 2006-2007. Staff is recommending an increase of 4% to maintain salary differentials and to help avoid compression between represented employees and Supervisory/Management staff and to ensure the City remains competitive in their salary offerings for recruitment and retention. Based upon requirements of the City Charter, staff is recommending an increase of 4.88% for the elected Municipal Judge and City Recorder.
To address housekeeping issues and bring Management and Confidential employees into alignment with other bargaining groups of the City, staff is recommending modifications to the Management Resolution. A summary of those modifications follow:
The City is currently in negotiations with our Police and Fire bargaining units, and we anticipate some catch-up to bring them up to the average of their statutory based comparators. The annual COLA for two of the 5 labor unions, (Laborers and Clerical/Technical employees) has been established at 4% by contract based upon the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The Electric Union is in the first year of a new contract and their wages will have increased by 7% from July 05-July 06. The CPI has been trending upward, and the most recent figure for May is 4.3%
The City automatically budgets a 3% increase for all employee groups unless more specific information is available for budget projections. The additional 1% for Management and Confidential employees equates to $41,744 which would be absorbed across departments.
Salary increases for the non-represented employees have not kept pace with the increases afforded the collective bargaining groups at the City, and we are experiencing salary compression and turnover in key staff positions. Additionally, due to the local housing market and cost of living, the City has had several difficult recruitments for managerial staff positions. Competitive salary and benefit offerings are critical for employee recruitment and retention.
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Option #1 - The City Council could direct staff to adjust wages for all non-represented Management and Confidential employees by 4%, adjust the wages for the Municipal Judge and City Recorder by 4.88%, and approve changes made to the Management Resolution regarding employment conditions for Management and Confidential employees.
Option #2 - The City Council could direct staff to implement an alternative Cost of Living Adjustment for non-represented employees and the elected Municipal Judge and City Recorder and make alternate recommendations for revision of the Management Resolution regarding employment conditions for Management and Confidential employees.
Move to adopt Option #1 authorizing staff to adjust wages for all non-represented Management and Confidential employees by 4% effective July 1, 2006.
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