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File #: O-272-22    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 8/5/2021 In control: Human Resources Department
On agenda: 8/17/2021 Final action: 5/24/2022
Title: Repealing Section 2101.37 of the Toledo Municipal Code; enacting a new Section 2101.37 and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Speaking Points, 2. Amendment redline
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Paid Holiday Schedule -Juneteenth
Human Resources
Tyrome Alexander (x1031)

Title
Repealing Section 2101.37 of the Toledo Municipal Code; enacting a new Section 2101.37 and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
Currently, Section 2101.37 of the Toledo Municipal Code, which address "Paid Holidays" for administrative and managerial staff ("exempts"). The current Code identified the following thirteen (13) city holidays: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King Day (third Monday in January); Presidents Day (third Monday in February); Good Friday; Memorial Day (last Monday in May); Fourth of July; Labor Day; Columbus Day (second Monday in October); Veterans Day (November 11); Thanksgiving Day; Friday after Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve (the last regular work day before Christmas Day); Christmas Day.

On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed Senate Bill 475 officially recognizing "Juneteenth National Independence Day" as a national holiday. Quickly following suit, Governor Mike DeWine and the Lucas County Commissioners issued statements recognizing Juneteenth as a state holiday. Mayor Kapszukiewicz issued a formal proclamation recognizing Juneteenth holiday.

To be celebrated on June 19, Juneteenth commemorates the 1865 Emancipation Proclamation, marking the end of slavery in the United States. To support the importance of this significant holiday, the City wishes to follow suit with the Federal and State Government by declaring Juneteenth a paid holiday.

Summary
NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That the Toledo Municipal Code Section 2101.37 which states the following:
2101.37 Paid Holidays.
(a) Employees who have completed their probationary period shall be entitled to fifteen (15) paid holidays as set forth below. To be entitled to receive pay for holidays the employee shall have worked or be on a compensated day off on the day before and the day after the holiday.
Effective Januar...

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