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Record No: CB 119688    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119688
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/25/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125998
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to an employee giving program for City employees; retitling Chapter 3.124, amending Sections 3.124.010, 3.124.020, and 3.124.040, and repealing Sections 3.124.030 and 3.124.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to an employee giving program for City employees; retitling Chapter 3.124, amending Sections 3.124.010, 3.124.020, and 3.124.040, and repealing Sections 3.124.030 and 3.124.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, since 1988, The City of Seattle ("City") has provided its employees the ability to contribute to 501(c)(3) organizations by payroll deduction and has supported annual giving campaigns; and
WHEREAS, in 2018, 10 percent of City employees donated approximately $644,000 to 697 nonprofit organizations; and
WHEREAS, the 2018 adopted budget reduced the staffing that supported the charitable giving program by abrogating one FTE and committed to transferring the administration and management of the program to a structured organization that specializes in charitable giving; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Department of Human Resources no longer has the capacity to continue administering the payroll deduction portion of the charitable giving program, which is not a core service of the department; and
WHEREAS, the City wishes to continue to support an annual giving campaign in which employees independently make contributions to nonprofits and charitable causes; and
WHEREAS, Chapter 3.124 of the Seattle Municipal Code contains outdated language and obsolete references that need to be corrected; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Chapter 3.124 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 124567, is amended as follows:
CHAPTER 3.124 ((SOLICITATIONS FOR CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CITY EMPLOYEES)) CITY OF SEATTLE EMPLOYEE GIVING PROGRAM
3.124.010 Purpose ((.))
((Currently, a single charitable organization is authorized to conduct a campaign for solicitations from City employees for contributions which are making payroll deduction contributions to other social service organizations through procedures d...

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