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Stipulation keeps city employees from receiving one-time increase

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Two city employees will not receive a one-time, non-incurring salary increase of $500 due to a stipulation within a resolution that essentially froze their wages.

Although councilors intended to award all city employees with the increase, a stipulation in resolution 1277 solely effected the employees in the Water and Waste Water Departments.

The resolution, adopted in December 2007, was written to ensure the city is compliant with state environmental department mandates which require the city to have level-four certified employees available for emergency situations. The resolution is intended to encourage employees to obtain higher levels of certification or face termination.

The two employees affected by the resolution were hired before it was adopted. After it was adopted, the employees were given notice, along with a three-year grace period, to seek further certification but failed to do so. While they are not facing termination, their salaries have been frozen, including the one-time, non-incurring increase. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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