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5.08.070 Clothing Allowance.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 131329, 141241 and 180917, effective May 26, 2007.)  Each employee of the Bureau of Police or Portland Fire & Rescue who is to receive an annual clothing allowance as provided in Section 3.20.170 or Section 3.22.100 shall be paid such clothing allowance as follows:

A.  The clothing allowance shall be at the rates specified in the current contracts with the Portland Fire Fighters Association Local 43 IAFF and the Portland Police Association.

B.  The clothing allowance shall be payable on or after July 1 of each year from funds budgeted for this purpose.  Eligibility for such payment and the amount of the payment for each eligible employee shall be dependent on the assignment of the employee and the duration of such assignment during the previous fiscal year.

C.  An employee who has served for less than a full year in a position for which a clothing allowance is authorized shall receive an allowance prorated for the number of full calendar months served.  For the purpose of this Section, time served shall not include leave without pay, nor time on sick leave and/or disability benefits in excess of a total of 30 days during the fiscal year.

D.  An eligible employee who separates from the City service shall receive a prorated allowance at the time of separation.  The rate of such payment shall be the same as that paid during the fiscal year of separation.