City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
14-O-1106

AN ORDINANCE BY FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO RESCIND 13-O-0643, AND AMEND CHAPTER 114, PERSONNEL, ARTICLE “IV”, PAY PLAN OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN POSITIONS IN THE CLASSIFIED AND UNCLASSIFIED SERVICE TO RECEIVE INCENTIVE PAY FOR BILINGUAL PROFICIENCY; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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Category:Public Safety\Legal AdministrationFunctions:Law - Torrey Smith

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WHEREAS, the citizens and communities of the City of Atlanta have become diverse with an increasing Spanish-speaking population; and

WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta is committed to providing seamless services and delivery of such services to its changing communities; and

WHEREAS, it is the Mayor’s desire to provide pay incentives to certain sworn public safety personnel and to certain employees in the classified service for bilingual skills; and

WHEREAS, on 6 May 2013, the City Council of Atlanta, Georgia passed 13-O-0643, which authorized the amendment of Section 114-140 of the Code of Ordinances, City of Atlanta, Georgia, to provide pay incentives to certain sworn public safety personnel and to certain employees in the classified service for bilingual skills; and

WHEREAS, 13-O-0643 had a typographical error by stating “bi-annual” testing (twice per year) to recertify proficiency in Spanish was required to maintain proficiency pay, but the intended requirement was “biennially” (once every two years); and

WHEREAS, it is the Mayor’s desire to correct the typographical error so that testing can be carried out as intended.

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, HEREBY ORDAINS that the Code of Ordinances, City of Atlanta, Georgia, be and the same is hereby amended as follows:

SECTION 1: That 13-O-0643 in rescinded.

SECTION 2: That Section 114-140 which is currently reserved is amended as indicated below to read as follows:

Section 114-140.  Bilingual Incentive Pay

 

Employees in the classifications listed in subsections (a), (b), (c) and (d) below may be eligible to receive bilingual incentive pay upon passing an authorized and approved Spanish proficiency exam. The Commissioner of Human Resources, or designee, shall be responsible for the authorization and approval of the Spanish Proficiency assessment. Employees certified as proficient in Spanish must retest biennially to maintain the incentive pay.  If an employee does not pass the biennial assessment, the employee shall return to the salary held prior to being certified as proficient in Spanish; and such employee shall not lose any other merit pay, COLAs or any increase realized during the bilingual certification period. The percentage of increase shall be calculated or determined as follows:

 

(a)              Sworn public safety personnel in the Atlanta Police Department may receive a 2% increase in salary for the ranks of P1. to P.6.

(b)              Sworn public safety personnel in Atlanta Fire & Rescue Department may receive a 2% increase in salary for the ranks of F12; F14; F17; F21 and F24.

(c)              Sworn public safety personnel in the Department of Corrections may receive a 2% increase in salary for the ranks of PS12; PS14; PS17; and PS21.

(d)              Employees in the classifications of 911 Operator; Communications Dispatcher; Communications Dispatcher, Senior; Communications Dispatcher Supervisors and E911 Shift Managers may receive a 2% increase in salary.

 

The bilingual incentive pay shall terminate if the employee leaves the authorized classifications listed in subsections (a), (b), (c) and (d).

 

SECTION 3:   The effective date of the ordinance shall be upon adoption by the City Council and approval by the Mayor, unless otherwise indicated.

 

SECTION 4:  That all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith be and the same are hereby repealed.

 

 

Meeting History

Feb 17, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 12 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:REFERRED TO COMMITTEE [12 TO 0]
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSENT:Cleta Winslow
AWAY:Carla Smith, Keisha Lance Bottoms
Mar 3, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED AS HELD
Mar 17, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED AS HELD
Apr 21, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED AS HELD
May 5, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
May 19, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED AS HELD
Jun 2, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED AS HELD
Jun 16, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED AS HELD
Jul 7, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED AS HELD
Jul 21, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED AS HELD
Aug 18, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED AS HELD
Sep 2, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED AS HELD
Sep 15, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED AS HELD
Sep 24, 2014 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 6, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 20, 2014 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 3, 2014 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 17, 2014 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
Dec 1, 2014 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 5, 2015 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 20, 2015 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 2, 2015 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 17, 2015 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 2, 2015 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 16, 2015 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 25, 2015 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Apr 20, 2015 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 4, 2015 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 18, 2015 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 1, 2015 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
Jun 15, 2015 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
Jul 6, 2015 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
Jul 20, 2015 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
Aug 17, 2015 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 8, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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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, Alex Wan, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSENT:Howard Shook