While pay raises for city employees for
next year were the most noticeable action
by the Lancaster Common Council Monday
night, the council also made changes to
the Employee Manual.
At issue, how much time off should city
employees get per year. Two motions
were considered. One that would’ve cut
time off to 15-days per year failed to gain
approval on a vote of 6-2.
The second motion that caps the most
vacation time a city employee can have
at 20-days, after 20-years of service, was
approved on a vote of 5-to-3. Current
city employees who’ve already worked
20-years would be grandfathered-in under
the previous vacation policy.
Of concern to the council was that combined
with sick days, some city employees could
work less than 100-days a year.
Eliminated from the Employee Manual is
the entire section on smoking, since it has
been banned in public places and
workplaces in the State of Wisconsin.
The Lancaster Common Council didn’t
approve the entire Employee Manual
with its’ changes. That’s because council
members wanted specific changes to be
highlighted…so they knew what they
would be voting on. More than likely
it’ll be considered next month.