Chapter 2.76


2.76.010    Social Security

2.76.020    Retirement System

2.76.030    Additional Employee Benefits and Policies

2.76.010 Social Security.

The City acknowledges that it participates in the Social Security System. The benefits of the Social Security System shall be extended to all eligible employees and officers.

2.76.020 Retirement System.

The City acknowledges that it participates in the State-wide City employees’ retirement system for pension, relief, disability and retirement for the employees of the City as provided for in RCW 41.44.

2.76.030 Additional Employee Benefits and Policies.

(a)    The Mayor and City Administrator are hereby authorized to publish and, from time to time, amend a manual of personnel regulations. These regulations shall represent an extension of the Mayor’s statutory authority to direct the day-to-day operations of the City under the auspices of the City Administrator and the Mayor and City Administrator may, in their discretion, vary from the specific application of the rules if they deem it to be in the best interest of the City. Such rules and regulations shall govern the day-to-day activities of employees; provided, however, that the City Council reserves to itself the sole right to approve salaries and benefits which affect the budget in the course of the annual adoption of the City’s budget. Such rules and regulations shall also yield in the event of conflict to any contrary provision of collective bargaining agreement, ordinance, individual written contract as approved by the City Council, or civil service rule.

(b)    Personnel policies that relate to wages and benefits shall be submitted to the City Council for review and approval, with the Mayor and designees authorized, directed and empowered to develop administrative policies, procedures, rules, forms and materials that are consistent with the personnel policies in order to implement the human resources system of the City. Said policies and procedures shall comply with all related State and Federal laws, as well as City ordinances and resolutions. (Ord. 1098, Sec. 1, 2020)