Where has the year gone? I cannot believe it is December already! Although Thanksgiving has passed, we are still in the season of gratitude and I along with City Council continue to be thankful for the work you do on behalf of the city in meeting the needs of our community. In recognition of your efforts, I am pleased to announce that the Citizen Satisfaction Bonus will be paid to all eligible employees on December 15 in a separate pay. This year eligible Permanent Full-Time (PFT) employees will receive $250 and eligible Permanent Part-Time (PPT) and When Actually Employed (WAE) employees will receive $125. These amounts are net taxes so you will see the full bonus amounts in your pay.
Eligibility for the bonus is as follows:
• PFT employees must have been hired on or before March 31, 2023 and in a paid status (excluding leave payout)for the pay period ending December 15, 2023.
• PPT/WAE employees must have been hired on or before December 31, 2022, averaged at least 15 hours for the period of June 25, 2022 through March 17, 2023 and in a paid status for the pay period ending December 8, 2023.
Ugly Sweater Spirit Day
I am also excited to announce the first-ever Citywide Ugly Sweater Spirit Day on December 15 as well. This was a suggestion made to me by several employees, and I am glad to be able to offer this opportunity for us all to share our passion for the holiday season. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or no specific holiday at all, this is the season for fun! I hope those of you who are able will wear your favorite ugly sweater and share pictures with me on the 15th.
However you choose to celebrate this wonderful time of year, I wish you, your families and friends all the best!