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To amend, on an emergency basis, the District of
Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 to prohibit
command staff in the Metropolitan Police Department and Fire and Emergency
Medical Services Department from receiving overtime compensation.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Police and Fire Senior Management Overtime Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 ".
Sec. 2. Section 1103 of the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 is amended by adding a new subsection (f) to read as follows:
Sec. 3. This act shall apply to pre-1980 employees of the Metropolitan Police Department and the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department upon its enactment by Congress.Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.
In the Fiscal Year 2002 budget submission for the Metropolitan Police Department Mayor Williams proposed "ending the practice of paid overtime for senior staff' and assumed savings totaling $250,000. Subsequently, administration witnesses testified this was to apply to captains and above. Because captains, like lieutenants in the Department, have neither the advantage of recent pay increases afforded members of the collective bargaining unit (sergeants and below) nor the manager-level salaries afforded inspectors and above, this title restricts overtime for inspectors and above, and does not impose any restrictions on captains and lieutenants.
Although the Mayor's budget did not specifically address overtime restrictions for senior managers within the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, the District's personnel policies generally have been consistent with regard to the 2 major public safety agencies and, therefore, this act also proposes that the restriction apply equally to the 2 departments.Sec. 5. Effective date.
This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), approval by the Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority as provided in section 203(a) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, approved April 17, 1995 (109 Stat. 116; D.C. Code §47-392.3(a)), and shall remain in effect for no longer than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Code §1-229(a)).
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