City of Albuquerque
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File #: O-20-35   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 9/9/2020 In control: Finance & Government Operations Committee
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Title: Amending Chapter 3, Article 1 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1994, The Merit System Ordinance, To Expand The Assignment Of Persons Who May Issue Disciplinary Actions And Decisions Against Employees (Harris)
Attachments: 1. O-35
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-20-35 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Don Harris

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Amending Chapter 3, Article 1 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1994, The Merit System Ordinance, To Expand The Assignment Of Persons Who May Issue Disciplinary Actions And Decisions Against Employees (Harris)
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1: Chapter 3, Article 1, Section 23 is hereby amended as follows:
"? 3-1-23 DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
(A) (1) Employees may be disciplined by written reprimand, suspension, demotion or dismissal. Just cause for discipline is any behavior significant or substantial in nature relating to the employee's work that is inconsistent with the employee's obligation to the city. Just cause shall also include prohibited retaliation as defined in the Whistleblower Ordinance and the Accountability in Government Ordinance and the filing of frivolous complaints or complaints based on false or confidential information pursuant to the Whistleblower Ordinance and the Accountability in Government Ordinance. The Chief Administrative Officer may enumerate in Personnel Rules and Regulations examples of behaviors that constitute just cause.
(2) The Chief Administrative Officer, a Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, [any member of the mayor's executive staff who is in the employee's chain of command,] a department director or an acting department director may impose any discipline. [A member of the mayor's executive staff may delegate this duty and authority to any other member of the mayor's executive staff. A department director or acting department director may delegate this duty and authority to a deputy director, assistant director, deputy chief, or assistant chief within their department with approval from the Chief Administrative Officer.] Division heads may issue reprimands and suspe...

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