The City shall credit annually to an employee's uniform allowance as follows:
Clothing Allowance Cleaning Allowance
and annually thereafter for the term of this contract.
A balance in the account at the end of a fiscal year shall be carried over to the following fiscal year. Upon separation from the City any balance in the account shall revert to the City.
The uniform allowance shall be limited to the purchase of the following police items: shirts, trousers, hats, winter coat, light jacket, rain gear, shoes, boots, batons, flashlights, sweaters, coveralls, pepper spray, handcuffs, and other police related equipment as approved by the Chief of Police. The City shall furnish weapons, holster, handcuff case, magazine holder, gun belt, and ballistic vests as needed.
All uniform items and equipment outlined in Section 2 of this article shall conform to requirements and specifications established by the City. The City agrees that it shall not make a change or revision in the current requirements and specifications during the period of this Agreement without the consent of the Union.
The City shall reimburse an employee for the destruction of or damage to clothing and/or personal property suffered in the performance of duty or loss of personal property as a direct result of performance of duty, provided same is not the result of his/her own negligence. Such claim for loss must be reported promptly and must be supported with reasonable proof of loss and of the value of the clothing and/or personal property, and shall be subject to procedures established by the City pertaining to the processing of such claims. It is understood that a one hundred dollar ($100.00)
The City shall consider whenever possible such additional equipment that will promote the safety and welfare of employees or aid in the efficient performance of their duties.
Bargaining Unit members who submit appropriate forms and request for separation from service shall not be permitted to utilize their uniform allowance as outlined above within thirty (30) days prior to the anticipated separation date.
a.The only time in which a member’s uniform allowance can be used after the 30-day limit has passed is in the case of replacement cost for issued city equipment required to be surrendered at the time of separation.
b.All other provisions of this Article remain in effect, specifically the provision above (24.1) with regard to unused uniform allowance balances reverting to the City upon separation from service.
The city reserves the right to approve and authorize requests for reimbursement or purchase orders as outlined above.