City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
16-O-1427

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBERS FELICIA A. MOORE AND ANDRE DICKENS AS AMENDED BY FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO AMEND SECTION 114-121(C) OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA
CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING THE MINIMUM
PAY FOR REGULAR CITY EMPLOYEES TO FIFTEEN ($15.00) DOLLARS PER
HOUR; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Council President Felicia A Moore, Councilmember, Post 3 At Large Andre Dickens
Category:Personal PaperFunctions:None Required

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. 15 AMEND SECTION 114-121C

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WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta ("City") has established a total rewards system, including  ages, salaries, benefits, and incentives to attract and retain quality employees at all levels of

City government; and

 

WHEREAS, the City has been recognized by the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and other organizations and publications as one of the top employers in which to work for; and

 

WHEREAS, currently the Federal minimum wage is set at $7.25 per hour, and the minimum wage in Georgia for employees exempt from the Federal Fair Labor Standard Act is $5.15; and

 

WHEREAS, the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget increased the minimum pay for all City employees to $10. 00 per hour; and

 

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City to increase the minimum pay for of its regular employees to Fifteen ($15.00) Dollars per hour in order to align the wages of City employees with the national conversation to increase the minimum wage to Fifteen ($15.00) Dollars per hour.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF

ATLANTA, as follows:

 

SECTION 1: That Section 114-121 of the City Code of Ordinances, entitled "Compensation Philosophy" is hereby amended to read as follows (new language in bold):

 

Sec. 114-121. - Compensation philosophy.

The City of Atlanta shall establish and maintain a total rewards system, including wages, salaries, benefits and incentives to attract, retain, develop and value high quality employees at all levels of city government. Such compensation system shall include a pay plan that is published and is directly related to the classification plan. Said compensation system shall support the city's strategies, objectives, and shall be within fiscal limits of the city budget. The compensation program shall include the following principles:

 

(a) Compensation shall be applied in balance with fairness and equitable treatment of all employees regardless of race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and shall be in accordance with equal employment opportunity (EEO) regulations.

 

(b) Pay plans shall be as competitive as practicable with equity between internal and external peers in like job families, and shall reflect the specific labor markets from which the jobs compete for top talent.

 

(c) Minimum pay shall be set at $15.00 per hour to assure that regular employees will have the opportunity to earn an adequate living wage, and all pay plans may be adjusted for cost-of-living changes, as determined by the employee's department and/or the Commissioner of Human Resources, unless specifically waived or modified by council ordinance. The council will prepare and adopt specific standards under which the council will

waive the 100 percent COLA as determined by CPU-U-Atlanta.

 

 

(d) Pay plans shall be as simple as practical to assure understanding by employees and candidates.

 

(e) Every five years, or more frequently when so determined, the commissioner of human resources shall assess the need to conduct a market study of benchmark positions to maintain a competitive posture; and shall propose a plan of action, if needed, to bring any positions or classifications into competitive alignment.

 

(f) Pay and incentives shall be based on performance, and no employee shall be guaranteed compensation just for adding another year to organizational service.

 

SECTION 2: This legislation will be considered with the FY 2018 Budget.

 

 

Meeting History

Aug 15, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Sep 14, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Sep 19, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 28, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Oct 3, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 12, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [6 TO 0]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore, Andre Dickens
AWAY:Natalyn Mosby Archibong
Oct 17, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 26, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore
ABSENT:Andre Dickens
Nov 7, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 16, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore, Andre Dickens
ABSENT:Yolanda Adrean
Nov 21, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 30, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore, Andre Dickens
Dec 5, 2016 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 14, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore, Andre Dickens
ABSENT:Yolanda Adrean, Natalyn Mosby Archibong
Jan 3, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 11, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 25, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 6, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 15, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 20, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 1, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Mar 6, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 15, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Mar 20, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 29, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Apr 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Apr 26, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 1, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 10, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 15, 2017 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 24, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 14, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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FORWARDED WITH NO RECOMMENDATION

RESULT:FORWARDED WITH NO RECOMMENDATI [6 TO 0]
MOVER:Felicia A Moore, Councilmember, District 9
SECONDER:Howard Shook, Chair
AYES:Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Alex Wan, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Carla Smith, Felicia A Moore
AWAY:Clarence "C. T." Martin
Jun 19, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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Councilmember Adrean made a Motion to Table all budget related items (15-O-1367, 15-O-1554, 16-O-1427, 16-O-1719, 17-O-1171, 17-O-1172, 17-O-1173, 17-O-1327, 17-O-1328) for a Special Call Meeting. It was Seconded by Councilmember Wan and the Motion CARRIED by a roll call vote of 14 yeas; 0 nays.

TABLED AS AMENDED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 14 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:TABLED [14 TO 0]Next: 6/21/2017 1:00 PM
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd
AWAY:Carla Smith
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Special Call Meeting
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During the meeting, Councilmember Moore made a Motion to remove items (15-O-1367, 15-O-1554, 16-O-1719, 17-O-1327, 17-O-1328, 16-O-1427) from the Table. It was Seconded by Councilmember Adrean and the Motion CARRIED by a roll call vote of 13 yeas; 0 nays. All items were then before Council. During discussion of the meeting, Councilmember Shook made a Motion to File items (15-O-1367, 15-O-1554, 17-O-1327, 17-O-1328, 16-O-1427). It was properly Seconded and the Motion CARRIED by a roll call vote of 14 yeas; 0 nays.

FILED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 14 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:FILED [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSENT:Alex Wan