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File #: 17-0195    Version: 1 Name: 3/6/17 Living Wage Increase
Type: Report or Communication Status: Filed
File created: 3/6/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/6/2017 Final action: 3/6/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Living Wage Increase Effective April 30, 2017
Attachments: 1. LW_Poster_2017-18

Title

Living Wage Increase Effective April 30, 2017

Memorandum

As required by the City Ordinance, Chapter 23, Section 1:815 subsection (3), we have examined the federal poverty guidelines published by the US Department of Health and Human Services for 2017.  We find that there is a 1.5% increase over last year for an average family size of one.

 

Federal Poverty Guidelines:

 

The Poverty Level for a family of one for 2016 is $11,880.

The Poverty Level for a family of one for 2017 is $12,060, an increase of 1.5%.

 

Living Wage Rate change from 2016 to 2017:

 

2016

$12.93/hour for those employers paying health insurance

$14.43/hour for those employers NOT paying health insurance

 

2017

$13.13/hour for those employers paying health insurance

$14.65/hour for those employers NOT paying health insurance

 

The Procurement Unit will provide contractors with an updated Living Wage poster and compliance form.  Once contractors remit forms to the Procurement Unit, their new Living Wage compliance approvals will be updated in the financial system.

 

In the last year, the City has not received any complaints regarding pay practices for possible violation of the City Living Wage Ordinance.

Staff

Prepared by:                      Colin Spencer, Purchasing Manager

Reviewed by:                      Tom Crawford, Financial Services Area Administrator and CFO

Approved by:                      Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator