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    4. 4.    
CC Regular Session
Meeting Date: 09/12/2017  
By: Kurt Ulrich, Administrative Services

Information
Title:
Approval of Tuition Reimbursement
Purpose/Background:
All regular City employees are eligible to participate in a degree completion tuition reimbursement program that provides for 50% reimbursement of tuition and books.  Subject to the policy provisions, employees can participate based upon the approval by the department head , the HR manager, and City Administrator.  However, tuition reimbursement requests by the City Administrator must be approved by the City Council.

 
Notification:
Not applicable
Observations/Alternatives:
The requested course (Critical Issues for Public Administrators) is a required course toward a degree program of public administration.  This course identifies and explores important contemporary issues facing public administration practitioners, and looks at how these issues relate to major ideas in the history of the field. This course examines leading-edge professional practices and resources related to these issues, and the extent to which these practices have been successful in local, state, and national contexts. Specific review and analysis of critical issues facing the City of Ramsey will be analyzed.  The City's reimbursement for degree program requires that the course be for the purpose of advanced skill development, and that the course is job-related and deemed to be a benefit to the employer.
 
Funding Source:
The 50% tuition expense would be allocated from budgeted administrative training and professional development.
Recommendation:
It is recommended that the Council consider approval of the tuition reimbursement request for Fall semester 2017 as outlined in the attached Tuition Reimbursement form.
Action:
Motion to approve the tuition reimbursement request for the City Administrator for Fall Semester 2017.

Attachments
2017 tuition reimbursement

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Kurt Ulrich Kurt Ulrich 09/07/2017 10:57 AM
Form Started By: Jo Thieling Started On: 09/07/2017 09:23 AM
Final Approval Date: 09/07/2017

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