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    4. 10.    
CC Regular Session
Meeting Date: 09/12/2017  
By: Colleen Lasher, Administrative Services

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Title
Adopt Resolution #17-09-226 to Promote the Lead Police Records Technician to the Police Department Office Supervisor
 
Purpose/Background:
The purpose of this case is to request the City Council to promote Ms. Jemma Torseth to the position of Police Department Office Supervisor; filling a vacancy left by retiring Office Supervisor, Joleen Wiemann. 

As the City Council is aware, after 16 plus years of service, Joleen Wiemann is retiring on September 29, 2017. Staff placed a high priority on addressing the vacancy in order to best meet the City’s public service needs.
 

Ms. Torseth has been working under the supervision of Ms. Wiemann as the City's Lead Police Records Technician for  just over two years.   In addition to her time with the City of Ramsey, Ms. Torseth brings over 17 years of police department experience from other agencies.   Ms. Torseth was interviewed by Captain Bluml and Human Resources Manager Lasher after submitting a letter of interest for the position. They discussed her professional goals, the City’s expectations, and other matters related to the position.  Ms. Torseth has been an asset to the Police Department, and meets or exceeds the qualifications of the position.
 

As the City Council will recall, the Lead Police Records position was hired for several reasons, including succession planning. 
Ms. Torseth, with her extensive professional background is recommended by staff, including Chief Katers, Captain Bluml, Human Recourses Manager Lasher, City Administrator Ulrich, and retiring Office Supervisor Wiemann.  

Notification:

Filling a Vacancy:  The Personnel Policy grants the City Administrator discretion, subject to approval by the Council,  to recommend how a vacancy will be filled, as follows:  The City Administrator or designee will determine if a vacancy will be filled through an open recruitment or by promotion, transfer or some other method.  This determination will be made on a case-by-case basis.  The majority of position vacancies will be filled through an open recruitment process.  Position vacancies may be filled on an “acting” basis as needed. 
 
Probation:  The Personnel Policy provides for the following probationary period:   Subject to the provisions of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, every original appointment and every promotional appointment, is subject to a probationary period of six (6) months, except for patrol officers, paid-on-call firefighters, and Department Heads who have a one-year probationary period.  During the probationary period a probationary employee may be terminated at the sole discretion of the City. 

 

Funding Source:
There no additional funding required for this promotion; the promotion will result in a savings over the current employee in this position. 
Recommendation:
Staff recommends promoting Ms. Jemma Torseth as the Police Department's next Office Supervisor, a non-union, exempt position, effective October 1, 2017, at step 1 of the 2017 pay scale, which is $28.68 per hour / $4971.20 per month; subject to a 6 month probation. 
Action:
Motion to adopt resolution #17-09-226 to promote Ms. Jemma Torseth as the Police Department's next Office Supervisor, a non-union, exempt position, effective October 1, 2017, at step 1 of the 2017 pay scale, which is $28.68 per hour / $4971.20 per month; subject to a 6 month probation.

Attachments
Resolution promoting in PD

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Kurt Ulrich Kurt Ulrich 09/07/2017 10:47 AM
Form Started By: Colleen Lasher Started On: 08/23/2017 02:41 PM
Final Approval Date: 09/07/2017

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