Pension Changes Vote

Yes, we already voted to ratify the Collective Bargaining Agreements (passed!).

This particular vote is for the employees, current and retired, to approve the changes to the Pension Ordinance. A few years back the City’s Pension Provisions were moved from the City Charter to City Ordinance. That means we, the employees, vote on changes instead of the Commissioners. They vote too, but we go first.

Anyway…. you should have gotten a notice in the mail. And you should have gotten the same notice in your work email today. And we are broadcasting it again here.

And the Union supports these changes. We recommend you vote Yes.

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COME TO THE PENSION OFFICE AND VOTE!!!

 

EARLY VOTING FOR PROPOSED ORDINANCE PO-2014-01 STARTS TODAY

AND CONTINUES THROUGH MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014

 

Early Voting is being held in the City of Hollywood Employees’ Retirement Fund’s Pension Office  (2600 Hollywood Boulevard, City Hall Annex Building, 2nd Floor, Room 20, Hollywood, FL 33020), starting today Tuesday, February 18 and continuing through Monday, February 24 (excluding Saturday and Sunday) from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

 

ELIGIBLE VOTERS: ALL FULLTIME EMPLOYEES* AND RETIREES PARTICIPATING IN THE CITY OF HOLLYWOOD EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT FUND

(*Employees’ Retirement Fund DROP participants can vote, but part-time employees and employees covered by the Police or Fire Retirement Plans cannot vote)

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Yes.

Ladies and gentleman of Local 2432, we passed the contract.

General – Passed

Professional – Passed

Supervisory – Passed

Letter of Understanding – Passed.

Thank you to everyone involved, it has been a great deal of work to get to this point, thank you all.

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Letter of Understanding for E911 Regionalization

Attached is the Letter of Understanding for the transition of Emergency 911 Communication Services from the City to Broward County.

If you are a Telecommunicator 1 or 2, or a Communication Shift Supervisor, please read the attachment in its entirety because it is important.

For everyone else in the General C.B.A., here is the short description of the L.O.U.:

1. The parties agree that the above statements are true and correct and are incorporated herein.

2. Instead of the maximum payout caps for accrued sick leave required in the CBA at Section 5 of Article 20 “Sick Leave” the parties have agreed through this LOU that employees in the classifications of Telecommunicator I, Telecommunicator II and Communication Shift Supervisor who have not signed an irrevocable agreement to stay with the City as a Teletype Operator, and who elect to transition to BSO and who become immediately employed by BSO as part of this transition, shall be paid 100% of their accumulated sick leave hours upon separation from the City, and that such payout will be calculated on the basis of the employee’s regular rate of pay at the time of this separation from the City.

3. As already provided in City Ordinance Section 33.027 of the City’s General Employees Pension Plan, employees in the classifications of Telecommunicator I, Telecommunicator II and Communication Shift Supervisor who have not signed an irrevocable agreement to stay with the City as a Teletype Operator, and who elect to transition to BSO and who become immediately employed by BSO as part of this transition may also elect to continue participating in the City’s General Employees Pension Plan and shall continue to earn creditable service under the City’s General Employees Pension Plan for as long as they are eligible to participate in the City’s General Employees Pension Plan and make the required employee contributions to the City’s General Employees Pension Plan.
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