(Atlantic) The Atlantic City Council last night approved a resolution that inked in two amendments the City’s Personnel Policy. Atlantic City Administrator Doug Harris says the first change deals with Police Officer’s residency requirements and distance from the City. Currently, the code states they must live within five miles of the city limits.
“During negotiations with the Police Department it was agreed that we would change that for the Police Officers to 25-minutes response time”, stated Harris.
This change was requested by the Union and supported by Chief Green during negotiations.
Harris says 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 City Council voted unanimously for the changes.
January 10, 2013