Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

01/10/2017

Agenda Report # 76



TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Approval of New Hires above Step C in Pay Grade

INITIATED BY: Clerk of Superior Court


Recommendation: Approval is requested to approve the hiring of personnel hired above Step C in pay grade for the Clerk of Superior Court’s Office effective January 10, 2017.

Background: Due to the desired staffing within the Clerk of Superior Court’s Office by the newly elected Clerk, approval is being requested to approve the starting pay for certain positions within the office.

Analysis: The new hire of two Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk positions which are currently vacant will aid in the transition, effective and efficient operation of the Clerk of Superior Court Office. The changes are as follows:
Clerk of Superior Court – Two (2) New Employees Hired Above Step - C
Job Titles: Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk, Position #0106 and #0404
Requested Pay Grade/Salary: G18-J - $52,413.40
The Clerk of Superior Court has funding in its budget to support this request
Financial Considerations: The salary increases from these changes will be budget neutral due to salary savings from the new Clerk’s position.

Legal Considerations: A resolution is required to approve starting pay for new hires above step C in any pay grade.

Recommendations/Actions: Approve a resolution to authorize the Clerk of Superior Court to hire two employees above Step C in pay grade for the Clerk’s Office at the request of the newly elected Clerk.

A RESOLUTION
No. ____

WHEREAS, the continued recession and tight budget conditions of the Consolidated Government have led to careful scrutiny of any hiring of employees since FY14; and,

WHEREAS, this Council desires to allow efficient use of government resources in approving any personnel which are not currently budgeted at entry level pay grades; and,

WHEREAS, the Council must approve the hiring of any personnel hired above Step C in any pay grade during FY14 or as long as the current City hiring freeze is in effect.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:

That the City Manager and/or his designee are hereby authorized to hire the following personnel in the stated position and pay level.


Clerk of Superior Court – Two (2) New Employees Hired Above Step - C
Job Titles: Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk, Position #0106 and #0404
Requested Pay Grade/Salary: G18-J - $52,413.40
The Clerk of Superior Court has funding in its budget to support this request


Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the 10th day of January, 2017 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor