Chapter 2.50
PERSONNEL BENEFITS

Sections:

2.50.010    Reimbursement.

2.50.020    Bus pass subsidy for affected employees.

2.50.030    Commute trip reduction subsidy.

2.50.040    Optional employee benefits.

2.50.050    Recreation center pass for retired employees.

2.50.051    Free use of recreation center for regular employees.

2.50.010 Reimbursement.

City vehicles shall be used for all authorized city purposes; however, in cases where there is a limited amount of mileage over an extended period of time, use of a private vehicle may be authorized. Reimbursement to city officials or employees for use of private vehicles on official city business shall be at the Internal Revenue Services rate for tax reporting purposes upon presentation of a duly certified claim voucher showing the actual mileage traveled and the dates of travel. (Ord. 2132 § 1, 1997; Ord. 2017 § 5, 1994; Ord. 1801 § 3, 1991; Ord. 1661 § 5, 1988; Ord. 1163 § 5, 1980; Ord. 1094 § 5, 1979; Ord. 1009 § 7, 1978; Ord. 769 § 9, 1974; Ord. 697 § 1, 1973)

2.50.020 Bus pass subsidy for affected employees.

The city shall provide to all employees working 20 hours or more a week a 50 percent subsidy of the price paid by said employee for a bus pass purchased by such employee under the following conditions. Such bus pass may be used toward payment of transit vanpool use by an employee participating in this program.

A. All participants must register for the CTR program;

B. All participants must ride the bus or be in a transit vanpool for commuting to work at least 60 percent of such participant’s work shift each month.

C. All participants shall be required to record use of that participant’s bus pass for travel to work on such form as prepared by the city transportation manager or designee.

D. Bus pass subsidies are contingent upon the availability of budgeted funds. (Ord. 2922 § 1, 2011; Ord. 2484 § 1, 2004; Ord. 2006 § 2, 1994)

2.50.030 Commute trip reduction subsidy.

The city shall allow employees working in regular full-time positions to receive a $30.00 per month commute trip reduction subsidy under the following conditions:

A. All participants must register for the CTR program.

B. All participants must utilize one or a combination of the following alternative transportation modes for commuting to work for at least 60 percent of such participant’s work shifts each month:

1. Bicycle;

2. Bus;

3. Carpool (two or more people per car);

4. Vanpool;

5. Walking.

C. All participants must begin their regular workday at a single worksite between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. (inclusive) on two or more weekdays.

D. Each eligible employee in a carpool or vanpool is eligible for the subsidy.

E. All participants must use an alternative transportation mode for at least 60 percent of their total commute distance.

F. All eligible participants may receive either a commute trip reduction subsidy or a bus pass subsidy. No participant may receive both subsidies at the same time.

G. The subsidy payment will be made quarterly.

H. Commute trip reduction subsidies are contingent upon the availability of budgeted funds. (Ord. 2922 § 2, 2011; Ord. 2778 § 1, 2009; Ord. 2484 § 2, 2004)

2.50.040 Optional employee benefits.

A. The mayor is authorized to establish an optional employee benefit program for all nonrepresented, regular city employees and further authorized to execute the appropriate contracts to create such a program.

B. Employees may now or later elect to execute a joinder agreement, which authorizes deferral of compensation for these benefits. The finance director may sign such joinder agreements on behalf of and for the city. (Ord. 2499 § 2, 2004)

2.50.050 Recreation center pass for retired employees.

Employees retired from the city of Lynnwood under the LEOFF, PERS, or PSERS systems, in recognition of their years of public service to the community, are eligible to receive a recreation center pass, which allows them to use designated portions of the recreation center at no charge. (Ord. 2499 § 3, 2004)

2.50.051 Free use of recreation center for regular employees.

Regular full-time and regular part-time employees may use the city’s recreation center facilities at no charge under the following conditions:

A. An employee’s use of the recreation center will not be considered time worked unless specifically provided for in a policy or collective bargaining agreement; and

B. Employees will pay the full fee for participation in certain programs such as those provided by contractual instructors or other programs as determined by the director of parks, recreation and cultural arts. (Ord. 2985 § 1, 2013)