Employee benefits shall be those as determined by the Mayor and shall be contained in an employee handbook which shall be provided to each individual employed under this merit system. Changes to employee benefits shall be determined by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Aldermen through the budgetary process.
Worker's compensation insurance coverage is provided by the City. The cost is paid by the City.
All persons hired by the City after November 1, 1975, who will not be covered by any other City pension plan and who are eligible shall immediately join the contributory pension plan of the City as a condition of employment. All other persons who are employed by the City who are not covered by any other City pension plan shall join the contributory pension plan of the City no later than August 13, 1974, or forfeit their right to a City pension.
Old age and survivors' benefits under the Federal Social Security Act are provided by the City for employees of certain departments/divisions as required by law. The cost is paid jointly by the City and the employee. Employee payroll deductions will be made in each payroll period in accordance with the law.
All new employees hired after April 1, 1986, whose retirement system does not include participation in the Federal Social Security Act, shall be enrolled in the Medicare portion of the Act, as required by law. The cost is paid jointly by the City and the employee. Employee payroll deductions will be made in each payroll period in accordance with the law.
[Amended 12-11-1991 by Ord. No. O-91-90]
The City shall provide motor vehicles or compensation for those employees whose work requires travel, in accordance with policies of the Finance Committee of the Board of Aldermen. City vehicles maintained and operated at City expense shall not be used for personal use. When an employee is subject to emergency call, the division director and/or department head may grant the employee permission to drive an assigned City vehicle to the employee's home.
[Amended 6-9-1992 by Ord. No. O-92-03]
Employees of the City required to use their own vehicles in connection with City business shall be eligible for mileage reimbursement therefore in accordance with such recordkeeping and related requirements as may be established from time to time at the prevailing Internal Revenue Service rate therefor. This section shall not apply to fixed monthly reimbursement arrangements contained in collective bargaining agreements established for merit system employees of the City.