159.09   COMPENSATION.
   (a)   Pay Periods. Compensation shall be paid to every eligible officer or employee of the City on a biweekly basis. Disbursements of pay checks shall be on alternate Fridays at which time the officer or employee shall be paid compensation earned for the immediately preceding two weeks including the date of payment. The Director of Finance shall calculate the compensation earned by officers and employees on an annual, monthly or hourly salary by dividing the salary of such officer or employee, as nearly as possible, into equal biweekly amounts.
   (b)   Regular Work Day.  For all employees except police dispatch and Division of Police employees as well as employees governed by a collective agreement, a regular work day is an eight hour work period between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. as determined and designated by the City Administrator.
   (c)   Represented Employee Work Schedule.  A regular work schedule for employees represented by a union shall be according to the City’s agreement with such respective union.
   (d)   Regular Work Week. For each employee (not covered by a collective agreement or other exception determined by the City Administrator) whose designated work day is eight or more working hours, a regular work week consists of five consecutive work days in any seven day period followed by two consecutive days off. A work week for all employees consists of forty hours of time worked on behalf of the City. An employee excused from the performance of his or her duties for observance of a holiday for which he or she is entitled to compensation shall receive credit for the number of hours in his regular work day in computing whether such employee completed a regular work week.
(Ord. C79-79. Passed 12-17-79.)
   (e)   Pension Pick-Up. The full amount of the statutorily required employee contribution to the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) shall be withheld from the gross pay of employees, shall be "picked-up" by the City, and shall be designated as public employer contributions and shall be in lieu of contributions to PERS by each such employee. No employee subject to this "pick-up" shall have the option of choosing to receive the statutorily required employee contribution to PERS instead of having it "picked-up" by the City or of being excluded from the "pick-up". The City will not incur any additional costs in the deferment of such federal and State income taxes. Should the rules and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service or PERS change, making this procedure unworkable, the City will return to the former contribution method.
(Ord. C64-89. Passed 8-7-89; Ord. C47-01.  Passed 8-6-01.)