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File #: RES. 2021-R046    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/29/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/13/2021
Title: To request that the Mayor issue an administrative regulation and the Chief Administrative Officer provide certain financial and activity reports to address certain findings regarding overtime set forth in Audit Report No. 2019-07 concerning a Citywide Payroll audit.
Patrons: Kristen Larson
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 2021-R046
Title
To request that the Mayor issue an administrative regulation and the Chief Administrative Officer provide certain financial and activity reports to address certain findings regarding overtime set forth in Audit Report No. 2019-07 concerning a Citywide Payroll audit.
Body
WHEREAS, the City must and will continue to pay all non-exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act who work overtime hours as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act; and
WHEREAS, on January 10, 2019, the City Auditor issued the most recent version of Audit Report No. 2019-07 concerning a Citywide Payroll audit; and
WHEREAS, this audit's Finding #1 raises concerns that some supervisors are exposing employees to health and safety risks caused by working extended overtime hours over long periods; and
WHEREAS, this audit's Finding #1 further raises concerns that some supervisors are failing to monitor employees' overtime hours sufficiently to prohibit fraudulent overtime claims; and
WHEREAS, this audit report recommended that the City Administration adopt policies to prevent these failures by supervisors in the future; and
WHEREAS, section 5.05 of the Charter of the City of Richmond (2020), as amended, vests the power to issue administrative regulations addressing employment practices in the Mayor; and
WHEREAS, section 5.05.1 of the Charter of the City of Richmond (2020), as amended, imposes a duty on the Chief Administrative Officer to present adequate financial and activity reports as requested by the City Council; and
WHEREAS, to protect employees from unsafe working conditions and to prevent fraudulent overtime claims, the Council believes that it is in the best interests of the public and City employees who work overtime hours that:
1. The Mayor address the aforementioned audit findings by issuing an administrative regulation that requires supervisors to ensure that supervisors do not expose employees to the safety ...

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