City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
15-O-1320

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBER MARY NORWOOD AUTHORIZING THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TO AMEND THE FY 2016 BUDGET SO AS TO PROVIDE A SALARY INCREASE EQUIVALENT TO ONE-STEP OR 3.5% TO SWORN PERSONNEL IN THE ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENT, ATLANTA FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Councilmember, Post 2 At-Large Mary Norwood
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WHEREAS, sworn members of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department and the Atlanta Police

Department received a salary increase equivalent to one-step or 3.5% in accordance with Section

114-126 effective January 1, 2011 per Ordinance 10-0-1047 adopted by the Atlanta City Council

on June 25, 2010 and approved by the Mayor on June 29, 2010; and

 

WHEREAS, all Department of Corrections employees were included in the received a 3.5%

salary increase (3% effective July 1, 2013 and 0.05% effective January 1, 2014).

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Human Resources completed a City-wide pay and classification

study in October 2011; and

 

WHEREAS, the Atlanta City Council adopted Ordinance 12-0-0209 on February 20, 2012 to

bring certain employees to the minimum salary of their assigned pay grade in accordance with

the redesigned Pay and Classification Schedule, none of these adjustments included sworn

classifications (position titles) in the Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department

and the Department of Corrections; and

 

WHEREAS, the Atlanta City Council adopted Ordinance 12-0-0211 on February 20, 2012

which implemented the redesign of the Pay and Classification Schedule as recommended in the

Pay and Salary Study conducted by AON Consulting, Inc.; and

 

WHEREAS, the redesigned Pay and Classification Schedule did not address sworn

classifications (position titles) in the Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department

and the Department of Corrections; and

 

WHEREAS, with the exception of a few positions, the Department of Human Resources has not

recalculated the pay scale for sworn personnel in the Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta Fire

Rescue Department and the Department of Corrections since 2007; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Human Resources has been reviewing compression in the these

departments since 2012 and has yet to make a formal recommendation; and

 

WHEREAS, Ordinance 15-0-1065 will authorize a 3.5% cost of living adjustment for all

permanent full-time employees who are grade 18 and below, excluding temporary, part-time,

contract, seasonal and sworn employees; and

 

WHEREAS, attrition in Public Safety is a major concern and continues to cost the City of

Atlanta millions of dollars to recruit, hire and train public safety personnel; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta continues to lose valuable members of the public safety team to

other jurisdictions both within and outside the metropolitan area.

 

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

ATLANTA, GEORGIA as follows:

 

 

SECTION 1: That the Department of Human Resources re-implement the 'Step' Salary

Schedule for the Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department and the

Department of Corrections providing an annual increment on the hire date according to the

correct pay scale.

 

SECTION 2: That the Department of Human Resources is hereby instructed to recalculate all

salaries for sworn employees in the above listed departments reflecting all increases authorized

since 2007.

 

SECTION 3: That the Chief Financial Officer is authorized to amend the FY 2016 Budget so as

to provide a salary increase equivalent to one-step or 3.5% to sworn personnel in the Atlanta

Police Department, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department and the Department of Corrections based on

the recalculated/updated 'Step' Salary Schedule.

 

SECTION 4: That sworn employees in the Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta Fire Rescue

Department and the Department of Corrections begin receiving annual merit increments (step

adjustments) on their hire date according to the newly corrected pay scale effective FY 2016.

 

SECTION 5: That the merit increments will not be considered across the board raises or cost of

living raises and will be funded and continue annually until the employee reaches the top of the

applicable pay scale.

 

SECTION 6: That all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the terms of this

ordinance are hereby repealed only to the extent of conflict.

Meeting History

Jul 20, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
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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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 21, 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
Oct 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
Oct 19, 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
Nov 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
Nov 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
Dec 7, 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 4, 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
Jan 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
Feb 1, 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
Feb 15, 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
Mar 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
Mar 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
Apr 18, 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
May 2, 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
May 16, 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
Jun 6, 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
Jun 20, 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
Jul 5, 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
Jul 18, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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FILED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 9 YEAS; 1 NAY

RESULT:FILED [9 TO 1]
AYES:Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Kwanza Hall, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Joyce M Sheperd
NAYS:Michael Julian Bond
ABSENT:Keisha Lance Bottoms
AWAY:Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Howard Shook, Clarence "C. T." Martin