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Record No: CB 118664    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118664
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 4/25/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 125032
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to Legislative Department staff; increasing the number of Legislative Assistant positions; amending Ordinance 118851; and amending the Legislative Assistant Compensation Plan Administrative Guidelines.
Sponsors: Bruce Harrell
Attachments: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
Supporting documents: 1. Signed Ordinance 125032, 2. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to Legislative Department staff; increasing the number of Legislative Assistant positions; amending Ordinance 118851; and amending the Legislative Assistant Compensation Plan Administrative Guidelines.

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WHEREAS, Ordinance 118851 provided for a new compensation plan for exempt Legislative Assistants in the Legislative Department and incorporated the Legislative Assistant Compensation Plan Administrative Guidelines; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance 118851 provided for each City Councilmember to receive an annual salary budget and to hire up to three full-time equivalent positions as Legislative Assistants; and

WHEREAS, additional staff support is desired in City Councilmember offices to address the increased workload resulting from the voter-approved charter amendment to elect a majority of the City Council positions by district; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The following new positions, which are exempt from Civil Service and Public Safety Civil Service rules and laws, are created:

Department

Position Title

Position Status

Number

Legislative

Legislative Assistant

Full-time

9

The City Councilmembers or the City Councilmembers’ designees are authorized to fill these positions subject to applicable personnel rules and laws.

Section 2. Subsection 2.A. of Ordinance 118851 is amended as follows:

A.                     In lieu of individual position authority for Legislative Assistants, each City Councilmember shall receive an annual salary budget. Within that budgeted lid, each City Councilmember may hire up to ((three (3))) four ((full time)) full-time equivalent positions, but no combination of staff may exceed the budgeted lid. All staff will be assigned the ordinance title of Legislative Assistant, and may be given any working title deemed appropriate by the City Councilmember to whom they report.

Section 3. The Legislative Assistant Compensation Plan Administrative Guidelines, incorporated by Ordinance 118851, are amended as follows:

LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT COMPENSATION PLAN ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES

The following guidelines are intended to facilitate the implementation and administration of a new compensation plan for Legislative Assistants. These guidelines may be revised by the City Council by resolution at any time based on Councilmembers’ agreement to administer the legislated compensation plan in a manner other than provided herein.

Program Specifications

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Individual Councilmembers may hire up to ((three)) four appointed, nonintermittent FTE under the Plan. Actual numbers and compensation levels of staff shall be limited by the imposition of a compensation budget lid, which shall be identified in the Legislative Department’s biennial budget. The lid includes actual salary costs and benefits.

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Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days after its approval by the Mayor, but if not approved and returned by the Mayor within ten days after presentation, it shall take effect as provided by Seattle Municipal Code Section 1.04.020.

Passed by the City Council the ____ day of ________________________, 2016, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of ___________________, 2016.

 

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                                                                                                         President __________ of the City Council

 

                     Approved by me this ____ day of _____________________, 2016.

 

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                                                                                                         Edward B. Murray, Mayor

 

                     Filed by me this ____ day of __________________________, 2016.

 

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                                                                                                         Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

 

(Seal)