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Record No: CB 119717    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119717
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 12/9/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 126011
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to City employment; amending Seattle Municipal Code Sections 4.26.005, 4.26.010, 4.26.020, 4.26.040, 4.26.070, 4.27.010, 4.27.020, 4.27.050, 4.29.010, 4.29.030, 4.29.050, and 4.29.070 to harmonize with the Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave program and provide additional related enhancements to City employees for paid and unpaid leave benefits; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. SIgned Ordinance 126011, 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to City employment; amending Seattle Municipal Code Sections 4.26.005, 4.26.010, 4.26.020, 4.26.040, 4.26.070, 4.27.010, 4.27.020, 4.27.050, 4.29.010, 4.29.030, 4.29.050, and 4.29.070 to harmonize with the Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave program and provide additional related enhancements to City employees for paid and unpaid leave benefits; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, in 2015 and early 2017, the City of Seattle established a paid parental leave and a paid family care leave program for City employees providing up to 12 weeks and four weeks of paid leave for qualifying City employees, respectively; and
WHEREAS, in 2017, the Washington State Legislature passed Senate Bill 5975 establishing a paid family medical leave insurance program, which provides wage supplementation to eligible individuals who work in Washington State who qualify for the program; and
WHEREAS, the City has provided an unpaid family and medical leave benefit since 1993 which requires revisions so that City employees may fully use the program offered by the State; and
WHEREAS, the City and its labor unions engaged in impacts bargaining over the implementation of the State paid family leave program; many unions agreed to revise elements of the City's paid parental leave and paid family care leave program as an outcome of those negotiations; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Municipal Code as written contains gendered language, requiring revisions to be gender neutral; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 4.26.005 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 123299, is amended as follows:
4.26.005 Definitions((.))
Unless another meaning is clearly indicated from the context, as used in this ((chapter)) Chapter 4.26:
((A.)) "Active duty" means duty under a call or order to active d...

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