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City approves another pension reform

February 21, 2013|By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — The city is one step closer to having all city employees pay the employee portion of their pension contributions with the approval of a new resolution here Tuesday evening.

The council approved requiring all management, confidential and non-represented employees pay the employee portion of their California Public Employees’ Retirement System, or CalPERS, contributions.

After having recently approved similar resolutions with three different employee unions, only about 40 non-unionized employees are expected to be affected by the council’s decision.

The primary changes will include a 9 percent base pay contribution, including incentives and the uniform allowance of a $1,000 per year, with miscellaneous personnel obtaining a 7 percent contribution base pay including incentive and a similar uniform allowance, according to the city’s staff report.

The city was previously responsible for both the employee and the company CalPERS contribution cost, however now the city hopes to share the cost with its staff.

The resolution is expected to take effect by April 16.

Meeting glance

The council discussed reaching the completion of the roadway improvements near Legion Road and Highway 86 on Tuesday night. The area was ultimately reopened to drivers Thursday evening, explained City Manager Rosanna Moore.

 Staff Writer Celeste Alvarez can be reached at 760-337-3442 or at calvarez@ivpressonline.com

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