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File #: 2585-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/9/2020 In control: Veterans & Senior Affairs Committee
On agenda: 11/23/2020 Final action: 11/25/2020
Title: To authorize and extend a continuation of military leave with pay to City employees eligible for such leave who have and/or will be members of the uniformed services who are called to perform service in the uniformed services for the ensuing year; to allow for the continuation of City-provided group health and life insurance, under the same terms and conditions currently in effect for City employees and their beneficiaries; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Mil Leave Extension 2020
EXPLANATION

City Council has authorized an extension of military leave benefits for employees who are called to perform service in the uniformed. This legislation continues that benefit for the ensuing year.

TITLE

To authorize and extend a continuation of military leave with pay to City employees eligible for such leave who have and/or will be members of the uniformed services who are called to perform service in the uniformed services for the ensuing year; to allow for the continuation of City-provided group health and life insurance, under the same terms and conditions currently in effect for City employees and their beneficiaries; and to declare an emergency.

BODY

WHEREAS, City Council passed Ordinance 2215-2019 last year to continue military leave with pay for City employees who have been, or may be called to perform service in the uniformed services pursuant to an order by the President of the United States, because of an act of Congress, or because of an order to perform duty issued by the governor pursuant to Ohio Revised Code ยง5919.29: and

WHEREAS, City Council desires to extend that benefit through this ordinance for the ensuing year effective November 23, 2020; and

WHEREAS, City Council desires to maintain health and life insurance benefits for affected employees and their beneficiaries for the ensuing year; and

WHEREAS, the City is desirous of supporting and assisting those City employees and their families who have been or will be financially burdened by the employee being called to perform service in the uniformed services by continuing affected employees in military-leave-with-pay status for the period designated in the order or act under competent authority, and for the duration of service in the uniformed services; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the City of Columbus in that it is immediately necessary to continue such financial assistance to affected employees and beneficiaries to avoid a lapse in bene...

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