MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
JANUARY 6, 2003
Convened: 5:38 p.m.
Adjourned: 7:16 p.m.
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Konstantina B. Lukes
Also: City Manager Thomas R. Hoover
††††††††† City Solicitor David M. Moore
††††††††† Human Resources Director Jan Borg Silverman
††††††††† Purchasing Agent John Orrell
††††††††† Deputy City Auditor Thomas Clawson
††††††††† VP Local 1009 Lt. Donald Courtney
††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
1. Discussion Item - Compensation Package of the City Manager.
The Committee recessed on a roll call of 3-0 @ 6:28 p,m. to meet in Executive Session in the Managerís Office to
discuss his compensation package. The Chair announced that the Committee will only reconvene in open session for
the purpose of adjourning.
The Committee recessed from Executive Session @ 7:16 p.m. and adjourned.
COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER
2.†††††† Relative to Responsible Employer Ordinance Enforcement.
#25A CM May 2, 2000
††††††††† In Committee October 4, 2000 Ė Held
3.†††††† Relative to update on the current status of health insurance and the open enrollment for 2002.
††††††††† #13E CM† May 14, 2002
4.†††††† Relative to health insurance negotiations.
††††††††† #13A CM† July 16, 2002
5.†††††† Relative to impact of furloughs on pension calculations.
††††††††† #13C CM† May 14, 2002
6.†††††† Relative to City of Worcester's health insurance "opt-out" program.
††††††††† #13B CM† May 28, 2002
7.†††††† Relative to Health Insurance "opt-out" Program.
††††††††† #13B CM† June 11, 2002
8.†††††† Relative to the impact of the early retirement program.
††††††††† #5A CM† September 24, 2002
9.†††††† Relative to health insurance negotiations† FY 04.
††††††††† #13A CM† September 24, 2002
Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with an update on health insurance discussions with the Insurance Advisory Group.
10.†††† Relative to Benefit Plan Design Changes. (Blue Care 65 plan versus Managed Blue for Seniors.)
††††††††† #13A CM† June 11, 2002
11.†††† Relative to Home Rule Petition to give a two-point preference to Worcester residents in public safety promotions.
††††††††† #13A CM† June 25, 2002
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with a report on the pros and cons of implementing a two-point preference program for Worcester residents in public safety appointments, whether other municipalities have such a program, and also report† how to implement the residency requirement and whether the employees would be required to live in Worcester for the duration of their employment.
12.†††† Relative to residency.
††††††††† #13B CM† June 25, 2002
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager and the Superintendent of the Worcester Public Schools report the number of school department and regular municipal employees for each of the last ten years and the number of students in the system for the corresponding periods.
13.†††† Relative to top 250 Wage Earners List.
††††††††† #13C CM† June 25, 2002
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council how many of the top 250 wage earners are members of collective bargaining units.
14.†††† Relative to summary - Open Enrollment 2002.
††††††††† #13D CM† August 20, 2002
15.†††† Relative to comparison of City of Worcester Health Premiums to other Worcester employers.
#13B CM† August 20, 2002
16.†††† Relative to exemptions granted to non-residents of the City of Worcester who are on the DH Schedule.
††††††††† #13A CM† September 3, 2002
17.†††† Relative to First Amendment Rights of City Employees.
††††††††† #16E CM† October 15, 2002
18.†††† Relative to funding employee bargaining contracts.
††††††††† #16B CM† December 17, 2002
19††††† Relative to the Supreme Judicial Court's decision in City of Worcester and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 378 v. Labor Relations Commission SJC-08712 (2002).
††††††††† #14B CM†† December 17, 2002
20.†††† Recommending that $4,320.29 be transferred from Account #900-91000 and appropriated to Account #044-91000 for the tax levy portion of the position of Staff Assistant for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2003.
††††††††† In City Council #18A CM† November 19, 2002 (2) Orders Adopted 11-0
††††††††† In Committee for Informational Purposes Only
21.†††† Order Councillor Lukes - Request the City Council to reevaluate the placement and duties of employees in the departments under its jurisdiction in order to deal with potential reduction of services.
††††††††† #49 CC† October 8, 2002
22.†††† Communication of James Delsignore, City Auditor transmitting report on how re-employment impacts employees who take early retirement in terms of how much they can earn if they come back to City employment.
††††††††† #24 CC†† December 3, 2002