(Atlantic) The Atlantic City Council will decide Wednesday evening whether or not to amend the city’s personnel policy Code. The resolution asks them to amend two sections.
One is a change in the code allowing Atlantic Police Officers to live within a 25-minute response time. This change was requested by the Union and supported by Chief Steve Green during negotiations. Currently, the personnel policy requires employees to live within five miles of the Atlantic City limits. Chief Green says that this more lenient restriction would meet legal as well as operational requirements of the Department.
The second change asks the council to increase the number of personal holidays from two to three per year for non-union employees. This would increase the total number of holidays from ten to eleven days thus providing parity between the union and non-union workforce. Atlantic Assistance City Administrator John Lund did a survey of surrounding cities and found that the average number of holidays provided was 11.5 days.
The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the city council chambers.
January 7, 2013