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File #: 2022-1997   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/7/2022
Title: Adoption of Resolution Amending the Salary Schedule for Part-Time Classifications Effective June 5, 2022 to Reflect Changes to the City of Alameda Minimum Wage and to Maintain Adequate Differentials Between Part-Time Job Categories. (Human Resources 10025060)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Revised Part-Time Salary Schedule, 2. Resolution

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Adoption of Resolution Amending the Salary Schedule for Part-Time Classifications Effective June 5, 2022 to Reflect Changes to the City of Alameda Minimum Wage and to Maintain Adequate Differentials Between Part-Time Job Categories. (Human Resources 10025060)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

On October 16, 2018, the City Council approved an increase to the citywide minimum wage to $15.00 an hour by July 1, 2020.  Beginning July 1, 2022 and on July 1 every year thereafter, the minimum wage then in effect shall be adjusted by the increase in the cost of living but in no event shall the increase be greater than five (5%) percent. Currently, the State minimum wage for employers with 26 employees or more is $15.00 an hour. On March 10, 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released that the prices in the San Francisco area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) over the last 12 months rose 5.2 percent.

 

Staff is recommending that the City Council approve a resolution amending the City of Alameda (City) Part-Time Salary Schedule to implement the $15.75 an hour minimum wage. The estimated fiscal impact to the City is $130,000 in annual salary costs, primarily in the Recreation and Parks and Library Departments.

 

BACKGROUND

 

Under the City Charter, it is the responsibility of the City Council to establish and abolish offices and positions of employment and to fix the compensation and duties thereof (City of Alameda Charter Section 3-7(G)). The City Council has approved, by Resolution, to adjust the minimum wage then in effect by the cost of living,  no greater than five (5%) percent, beginning July 1, 2022 and on July 1 every year thereafter. The Salary Schedule, as reflected in Exhibit 1, will ensure the City’s compliance with the new City minimum wage and ensure adequate differentials between part-time job categories. (Exhibit 1)

 

DISCUSSION

 

The classifications currently below the new $15.75 per hour minimum wage include: Recreation Leader, Tiny Tot Aide, Library Aide, Administrative Assistant I, and Maintenance Assistant I. Staff are proposing to increase the minimum salaries for these five classifications up to or above $15.75 per hour. 

 

Staff are also recommending increasing the compensation for 16 other classifications as a result of salary compression with the five classifications listed above. These 16 classifications have additional responsibilities or require greater knowledge and/or skills than the five classifications receiving minimum wage adjustments. The classifications recommended for adjustment are: Recreation Specialist I, Recreation Specialist II, Aquatics Lifeguard, Aquatic Instructor, Aquatic Specialist, Tiny Tot Aide, Tiny Tot Instructor, Scorekeeper, Park Monitor, Lead Park Monitor, Library Associate I, Library Associate II, Library Specialist I, Library Specialist II, Maintenance Assistant II, Maintenance Assistant III.

 

The only classification that would be an exception to the new minimum wage is the Recreation Learner, which is exempt from minimum wage requirements. This classification provides work opportunities for individuals with limited or no experience as a trainee and must conform to the State Learner and Federal Youth Opportunity program. 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

The estimated fiscal impact by department for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 will be approximately $112,000 for Recreation and Parks, $10,000 for Library, $3,000 for City Clerk, $3,000 for Public Works and $2,000 for Finance for a total anticipated annual increase of $130,000, including increased PARS and Medicare contributions. This increased cost estimate, reflects the City resuming normal operations as most part-time employees have returned from being furloughed after the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order which reduced city services in 2020 and 2021.

 

Funds to cover these cost are included in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget.

 

Department

Impact Due to Min Wage Increase

Impact Due to Compaction

Total

ARPD

$49,000

$63,000

$112,000

Library

$3,000

$7,000

$10,000

Other

$6,000

$2,000

$8,000

Total

 $58,000

 $72,000

$130,000

 

 

MUNICIPAL CODE/POLICY DOCUMENT CROSS REFERENCE

 

This action is in conformance with the Alameda Municipal Code.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

 

Adoption of a revised salary schedule is not subject to environmental review in that it is not a “project” as defined by CEQA.  A “project” does not include the creation of governmental funding mechanisms or other governmental fiscal activities which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment.  CEQA Guidelines, section 15378(b)(4).  

 

CLIMATE ACTION

 

There are no identifiable climate action impacts or climate action opportunities associated with the subject of this report.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

Adopt a resolution amending the Salary Schedule for part-time classifications effective June 5, 2022 to reflect changes to the City of Alameda Minimum Wage and to maintain adequate differentials between part-time job categories.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Bronstein, Human Resources Director

 

By,

Nafisah Ali, Human Resources Analyst

 

Financial Impact section reviewed,

Margaret O’Brien, Finance Director

 

 

Exhibit:

1.                     Revised Part-Time Classifications Salary Schedule

 

cc:                     Dirk Brazil, Interim City Manager