The Medaryville Town Council approved an ordinance that would provide a town employee with the option of earning compensation time to make up for each day lost as a result of the closing of the Medaryville Town Hall due to inclement weather.
A state of emergency declared by The State of Indiana, the Pulaski County Commissioners and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department caused the town hall to close and forced town hall employees to choose between the loss of a pay day or utilizing their time off.
The town council wants to provide those employees with the option of earning time off with pay in lieu of overtime pay, known as compensation time, to accommodate the employee for having been forced to choose between the loss of a pay day or utilizing paid time. The employee would knowingly and voluntarily agreeing to accept compensation time in lieu of overtime pay.
According to the ordinance, an hourly employee may be given time off for time worked beyond the employee’s regular work schedule if the extra time off or compensation time is specifically requested and authorized by a supervisor and was created as a result of the emergency declaration.
This time policy will be effective as of Feb. 1, 2014.
In a related matter, the Medaryville Town Council approved an action to put $3,000 into the overtime pay for the Maintenance Supervisor as that item in the budget was depleted before April. The overtime was used for snow removal.