Do you remember way back in May of this year when the City spent a substantial sum of money to survey a bunch of different people on what the City could do better?
Yeah, not many other people do either.
When the results came out there wasn’t anything that anyone didn’t already know…. Management thinks they are great, the employees think Management is the problem, Businesses think Code Enforcement is too harsh, Residents think Code needs to go after more businesses.
One of the items to come out of the presentation was this little bullet point:
Develop a focused plan to improve employee morale
What did the City do?
Created a Committee.
The City put together a group of employees to go around and “…Establish a menu of appropriate, meaningful means to recognize and reward employees for exceptional contributions to the City.”
The City used to have something just like that…. they were called Merit Increases. It used to be that if you did a good job then you would get a raise. The better your performance the bigger your raise.
Ahh…. the good ‘ol days. Back when we were valued as employees and excellence was rewarded.
The City keeps saying they want equity in all the different CBA’s but when they make their offer it always seems as if they are trying to bring everyone down to the lowest possible level, that everyone has to lose something.
Well, the City gains everything we lose so I guess on a cosmic level it is equitable.
Someone asked why we were posting the definitions of words.
Well….. Because the City is using some words but not really understanding the meaning of those words. We thought we would help out by sharing the actual definitions of some of the words the City seems most confused about.
During the Negotiation process these were the words the City was using often but were using, at least in our opinion, completely wrong. For example… Being told what you are going to get is not a Compromise, that is called an Ultimatum.
1. the quality of being particularly good or worthy, esp. so as to deserve praise or reward.
synonyms: excellence, quality, caliber, worth
The City used to have a system of Merit in the pay scales. The better you do at your job the more you get paid. It would seem that mediocrity is the new standard our leaders are aiming for because they no longer want a merit based pay scale.
Join us at tonight’s regular monthly meeting and share your opinion…. is a Merit System important to you? Or is a simple raise every two years regardless of performance a better idea?
Yes, it’s that time again. Well, almost…. Officer Elections!
There will be a Special Meeting on Tuesday, November 12th beginning at 5:30 p.m. for Officer Nominations.
Those nominated will have the opportunity to accept or deny their nominations, and anyone who winds up running unopposed will be automatically declared the winner for their position.
The elections will be held on December 3, 2013. You can vote from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the ballot count will be begin promptly at 6:15 p.m.
You will need to bring your employee badge, or some other form of photo identification to cast a ballot.
If there is a tie for any position, a Run-Off Election for the tied position(s) will be held on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and the ballot count will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m.
Stay Tuned for a list of positions that will be open for voting.