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File #: 210255    Version: 0
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/12/2021
Effective date: 10/30/2021    
Title: An ordinance relating to employee participation in volunteer activities.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Impact Statement, 2. Hearing Notice List, 3. City Attorney Approval, 4. Notice published 10/29/2021

Number

210255

Version

ORIGINAL

Reference

 

Sponsor

THE CHAIR

Title

An ordinance relating to employee participation in volunteer activities.

Section

350-219-3                                           rc

Analysis

This ordinance allows city employees to use up to 8 hours of paid time off for participation in volunteer activities. 

Body

The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

 

Part 1. Section 350-219-3 of the code is repealed and recreated to read:

 

350-219. Participation in Governmental, Professional, Technical and Community Organizations.

3. NONGOVERNMENTAL ACTIVITIES AND PARTICIPATION IN VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES. The department shall establish a volunteer time-off program, develop and implement guidelines for volunteer activities, and provide guidance and direction to city departments concerning the program. A city department, division, or bureau head may grant up to 32 hours of time off with pay per year to employees to attend meetings of governmental, professional, technical or community organizations. Up to 8 of the 32 hours may be used for non-city sponsored volunteer activities through the program. Permission shall be in writing and shall be granted only if the employee gives 48 hours’ notice requesting time off for such activities. No overtime pay shall be allowed for such activities.

 

LRB

APPROVED AS TO FORM

 

 

__________________________

Legislative Reference Bureau

Date: _____________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney

IT IS OUR OPINION THAT THE ORDINANCE

IS LEGAL AND ENFORCEABLE

 

 

___________________________

Office of the City Attorney

Date: ______________________

Requestor

Department of Employee Relations

Drafter

LRB176692-1

Tea Norfolk

5/18/2021