Agenda Item # 2
Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

November 18, 2014

Agenda Report # 49

TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Unused Sick Leave Payment

INITIATED: Human Resources Department


Recommendation: Approve a resolution authorizing payment to employees for unused sick leave in accordance with 16B-15-6(2) of the Columbus Code of Ordinances.

Background: It has been past practice that: When a City official or an employee shall have accumulated thirty (30) days of sick leave by the end of the last pay period in November, he/she may be paid in cash each year by December 25 for one fourth (1/4) of accumulated sick leave beyond the base thirty (30) days, not to exceed 13 days.

Analysis: As part of the FY2015 Budget, $ 395,000.00 was allocated to pay for this benefit. The required expenditure may or may not exceed this amount.

Legal: The requested expenditure requires Council approval.

Financial Considerations: None, other than as noted in the analysis.

Recommendation/Actions: Finance and Human Resources recommends the approval of the resolution.


A RESOLUTION

NO. _________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAYMENT TO EMPLOYEES FOR UNUSED SICK LEAVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH (16B-15-6(2) OF THE COLUMBUS CODE OF ORDINANCES.

WHEREAS, Ordinance # 71-213 as amended by Ordinance # 72-255, and as codified in 16B-15-6(2), provides as follows:

“When a City official or an employee shall have accumulated thirty (30) days of sick leave by the end of the last pay period in November, they may be paid in cash each year by December 25 for one fourth (1/4) of accumulated sick leave beyond the base thirty (30) days, and the other three fourths (3/4) above the thirty (30) days shall be added to their sick leave reserve accumulation until a maximum of sixty (60) days shall be attained in the reserve accumulation”; and,

WHEREAS, the last bi-weekly pay period in November will end on November 21, 2014; and the payment of unused sick leave has been provided for in the FY15 budget.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
l.
That the employees and officials of Columbus, Georgia who are eligible for sick leave benefits shall be paid for 25% of unused sick leave in excess of 30 days base accumulation through November 21, 2014.
2.
That the payments shall be calculated in accordance with the above recited Ordinance at the normal daily rate of compensation for each employee as of November 21, 2014.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the ________ day of __________ 2014, 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 Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Seat vacant __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.


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