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Agenda Item 8. b. Ordinance No.

997 Salary and Benefit Amendment


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CITY OF YELM
ORDINANCE NO. 997
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF YELM AMENDING THE YELM
MUNICIPAL SALARY AND BENEFIT SCHEDULE FOR THE CALENDAR
YEAR 2015 AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF JANUARY 1, 2015.
WHEREAS, the 2015 Budget was approved by City Council (Ord 992, 12/9/14), prior to the adoption of
details of the bargaining agreement with the Public Works Department; and
WHEREAS, adjustments to the compensation of employees generally occurs following conclusion of
negotiation with represented employees; and
WHEREAS, the 2015-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Yelm Public Works was ratified
by Council on March 10, 2015; and
WHEREAS, the terms of the agreement, set the wages and salary benefits retroactively to January 1,
2015,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF YELM, THURSTON
COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.

The 2015 salary and hourly salary rates for employees of the City of Yelm shall be
amended, and the same are hereby fixed and established as set forth in the 2015
Salary Schedule, annexed hereto as Appendix II, and by this reference incorporated
as thought fully set forth.

Section 2.

Sick leave, bereavement leave, vacation, holidays, medical, dental and life insurance
benefits shall in calendar year 2015 be accumulated and provided to and employees
of the City of Yelm in the manner set forth in the 2015 Benefit Schedule, annexed
hereto as Appendix III, and by this reference incorporated as though fully set forth.

Section 3.

Copies of this Ordinance shall be sent to the State Auditor, Thurston County
Auditor, and Municipal Research Services.

Section 4.

Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect retroactive to January 1, 2015.

Section 5.

Ratify and Confirmation Clause. Any action taken pursuant to this ordinance but prior
the effective date is hereby ratified and confirmed.

_____________________________
Ron Harding, Mayor

Authenticated:
______________________________
Janine Schnepf, City Clerk

PASSED AND APPROVED; March 24, 2015


PUBLISHED: Nisqually Valley News, April 3, 2015

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Appendix II
Amended (Ord 997)Salary Schedule 2015 City of Yelm Annual Salary
Classification
Flat Rate
Minimum Maximum
Accounting Clerk/Office Assist.
$39,976
$47,730
Assistant to City Administrator
$52,982
$63,264
Associate Planner
$65,191
$77,841
Baliff
$17.11
Building Inspector
$54,295
$64,835
Building Official
$62,025
$74,049
Certified Court Interpreter
$40 -$55 per session
City Administrator
$131,220
$131,220
City Clerk/HR Manager
$81,792
$81,792
Civil Service Secretary
$18.56
Community Development Director
$98,589
$98,589
Part time 1560 annual hrs
Computer Support Specialist
$40,531
$48,411
Councilmembers
$7,200
$7,200
Court Administrator
$63,060
$60,773
$72,577
Court Clerk
$42,712
$51,031
Deputy City Clerk
$48,957
$58,467
Judge
$32,614
$32,614
Judge Pro-Tem
$45 hr
$0
Mayor
$30,000
$30,000
Permit Coordinator / Office Assistant
$41,215
$49,215
Police Chief
$98,589
$106,320
Police Dept. Admininstrative Asst.
$46,577
$55,632
Police Detective (Officers rate + 5%)
$60,432
$72,168
Police Officer
$57,552
$68,736
Police Records Clerk
$42,712
$51,031
Police Sergeant
$77,676
Program/Project Manager
$66,859
$79,829
Provisional Police Officer
$0
$0
Public Works Administrative Asst.
$46,577
$55,632
Public Works Animal Control Officer
$0.00
Public Works Director
$98,037
$100,491
PW Field Supervisor
$61,902
$73,914
PW Maintenance Worker
$42,700
$51,031
PW Maint. Worker/Equip Operator
$48,295
$57,632
PW Maint. Worker/Mechanic
$51,976
$62,074
Treasurer
$56,270
$67,178
Utility Clerk
$46,675
$55,730
Water Plant Operator
$53,841
$64,295
WWTP Reuse System Manager
$65,914
$78,700
WWTP Reuse System Operator
$53,841
$64,295
WWTP Reuse System Operator Asst.
$44,565
$53,227

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APPENDIX III
CITY OF YELM 2015 BENEFIT SCHEDULE
All regular full-time and regular part-time employees are eligible to participate in the benefits listed
below. Regular part-time employees (min 20 hours per week) receive benefits pro-rated according to
hours worked.
PAID SICK LEAVE
Sick leave accumulates at the rate of eight (8) hours per month for full-time employees or one (1)
equivalent workday per month for part time employees. Upon termination of employment for reasons
other than dismissal for misfeasance or malfeasance, each employee will be paid for twenty-five percent
(25%) of the total number of accumulated sick leave days at the rate of pay applicable for such
employee. However, the payment of accumulated sick leave shall not exceed an amount equal to one
month of gross salary or equivalent wage.
PAID VACATION
Each employee covered by this agreement shall be entitled to vacation with pay. Unless approved by the
Mayor/City Administrator, new employees must satisfactorily complete their trial period to be entitled
to use accrued vacation leave.
Vacation leave accrues monthly. Each regular full-time employee is entitled to vacation leave as follows:
Year of Employment
First and Second Year
Third and Fourth Year
Fifth Ninth Year
Tenth Fourteenth Year
Fifteenth Nineteenth Year
Twenty or More Years

Vacation Days Earned Per Year


96 hours per year
104 hours per year
120 hours per year
160 hours per year
180 hours per year
200 hours per year

Regular part-time employees (min 20 hours per week) receive benefits pro-rated according to hours
worked.
MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION, EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE AND LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS
Regular full-time and regular part-time (min 20 hours per week) employees and their dependents are
eligible to participate in the Citys medical insurance program on a pro-rata basis. As of April 1, 2015, the
contribution to this benefit is 95% employer contribution, 5% employee contribution for employee
medical and 80 % employer contribution, 20% employee contribution for eligible family members.
Current insurance company policy requires 100% participation in dental, vision and life insurance
programs by all Regular full-time and/or part-time employees. This policy also permits a maximum of
25% of all Regular full-time and /or part time employees to forego participation in the City sponsored
medical plan. Regular full-time employees choosing not to participate receive a monthly payment of
$150.00 in lieu of medical insurance. Regular part-time employees receive one-half of the stipend
amounts. Dental and vision benefits for employees and eligible family members remain active when
choosing this option.

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RETIREMENT
All employees participate in the Social Security program with the City paying a matching contribution.
Police officers are eligible for participation in the LEOFF II retirement program. Other employees
participate in the state PERS I, PERS II or PERS III program. The Citys contribution is determined by the
program and is subject to adjustments at various times throughout the year.
Employees may elect to participate in a state sponsored deferred compensation program. The City does
not contribute to this program.
OTHER BENEFITS
The City provides state workers compensation and unemployment insurance for employees. The
program determines coverage costs.
PAID HOLIDAYS
The following paid holidays are recognized by the City. Full-time employees receive eight hours of pay
for each of the holidays: Regular part-time employees and police personnel receive a pro-rata share
based upon the usual number of hours worked per regular daily shift hours for each holiday.
New Years Day
Martin Luther Kings Birthday
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
One Floating Holiday

January 1st
3rd Monday in January
3rd Monday in February
Last Monday in May
July 4th
1st Monday in September
November 11
4th Thursday in November
Friday after Thanksgiving
December 25
Date selected by employee
UNPAID HOLIDAYS

Employees are entitled to two unpaid holidays per calendar year for a reason of faith or conscience or
an organized activity conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious
organization.