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File #: 2020-409    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/10/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/16/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDERATION OF HAZARD PAY FOR SPECIFIED CITY EMPLOYEES DURING THE COVID-19 DECLARED EMERGENCY (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit No. 1 - EMS.com Article Governments Providing Hazard Pay (5 27 20)
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Discussion


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDERATION OF HAZARD PAY FOR SPECIFIED CITY EMPLOYEES DURING THE COVID-19 DECLARED EMERGENCY (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

As we all know, these are extraordinary times. Well thought out decisions are being made by our City leaders that reflect their heightened concern for the health and welfare of our employees and the community.

The City Council acted quickly, closing all City facilities to the public and suspending all programs and events. Adhering to the federal and State government mandates, the City identified essential services critical to the City's governmental operations while reducing its other non-critical services. While each of our City employees is a valuable member of our team and all the services performed are important City functions that contribute to the smooth and efficient operation of the City, only employees whose job it is to maintain public safety, critical infrastructure, or internal functioning of the City were asked to report to work. Exceptions were made for anyone who wanted to be sent home because they needed to care for a school age child or because they were concerned that they may be more at risk because of age or underlying health issues.

Employees who are continuing to carry out their work for the City number 272. Of those, 58 telecommute on some or all of the days they are working. In addition, we have redeployed 47 employees to assist with food programs, phone banks or at the COVID test site.

Although no City employees reporting to work have gotten COVID-19, the City Council has asked that we come back with information to help them understand what additional risks our employees who are reporting to work in their regular work or in a redeployed capacity might be facing during this pandemic. There have been many reports of medical and grocery store workers who have gotten sick as a result of their exposure while at work to someone w...

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