(a)   Employees using City-issued cards are responsible for safeguarding the card. If inappropriate use of the card is discovered, disciplinary action up to and including discharge from employment is possible. In the event of fraudulent use, the City may pursue legal prosecution.
   (b)   Improper costs associated with prohibited purchases will be collected by requesting the employee voluntarily repay the City, by the employee voluntarily agreeing to a payroll deduction or by any legal action available to the City.
   (c)   Upon the first notice of suspected credit card abuse, the department head should immediately advise the Director of Finance and consult with the Law Department. Budget and Finance will initiate and coordinate an investigation of the suspected credit card abuse. The employee shall be given an opportunity to respond to the allegations being investigated.
   (d)   Following the interview with the employee and completion of the investigation, the Director of Finance shall issue a final written report to the Mayor, Law Department and Human Resources Department.
(Ord. 2019-4.  Passed 2-11-19.)