LABOR AGREEMENT - CITY OF PORTLAND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION - INCREASE NUMBER OF COMPENSATORY HOURS - LETTER OF AGREEMENT
Binding City Policy
Section 1. The Council finds:
1. The City and the City of Portland Professional Employees Association (COPPEA) are parties to a collective bargaining agreement effective July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017 (the 2013-2017 CBA).
2. COPPEA is the sole and exclusive bargaining agent for employees who are employed at the City in classifications listed in Schedule “A” of the 2013-2017 CBA.
3. Article 19 – Wages, Section 7(a) of the 2013-2017 CBA provides that overtime is paid in cash except, at the mutual agreement of the bureau and the employee, compensatory time computed at the applicable overtime rate shall be granted in lieu of overtime pay up to a total accrual of 80 hours per calendar year.
4. On June 19, 2014, the City and COPPEA entered into a Letter of Agreement (LOA), Exhibit A attached hereto, that amends Article 19 – Wages, Section 7(a) to increase the number of compensatory hours that employees may accrue in a calendar year from a total of 80 hours per calendar year to a total of 120 hours per calendar year.
5. The City and COPPEA entered into the LOA to provide parity to COPPEA represented employees regarding the number of compensatory hours employees may accrue in a calendar year.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:
a. The LOA between the City and COPPEA attached hereto as Exhibit A is ratified by this Council.
b. The City is authorized to pay for the funds associated with the increase of the total number of compensatory hours COPPEA represented employees may accrue in a calendar year from the General Fund and from the bureaus who have bargaining unit employees in classifications represented by COPPEA.
c. This ordinance is binding City policy.
Section 2. The Council declares that an emergency exists in order that this action occur without delay; therefore, this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.
Link to Exhibit A - Letter of Agreement (PDF Document, 177 kb)
Emergency Ordinance No. 186734, passed by City Council and effective July 30, 2014.