i. Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent or preclude members from voluntarily attending schools, lectures, seminars, etc., during their off-duty time at their own expense.
a. The City shall pay all registration or application fees under the terms of this article.
b. The City shall pay all other fees and costs unless otherwise specified or amended by this Article
c. The City shall provide transportation to out-of-town locations assigned.
d. When the attendance at an assignment is held away from home, or when a member is required to take his/her meal away from home, said meals shall be paid for by the City for each day of attendance, unless such meals are included in the registration and application fees covering the assignment, to a maximum of:
Breakfast- $ 3.00
Lunch - $ 5.00
Dinner - $8.00
upon the submission of supporting receipts.
Members attending assignments under this article shall be paid at a rate of pay on the following basis:
a. A member attending an assignment during his/her regularly scheduled tour of duty shall be paid:
(1) For the actual number of hours, computed to the nearest quarter (1/4) hour. If the time applying to the assignment exceeds eight (8) hours, the employee(s) shall be paid for all hours in excess of eight (8) hours, combining the school or assignment and his/her regular scheduled tour of duty at the rate of time and one-half. A training assignment between six (6) and eight (8) hours in length shall be considered an eight (8) hour duty day.
b. A member attending an assignment on a day he/she is scheduled for a regular tour of duty but the assignment does not occur during the scheduled working hours shall be paid:
(1) For the actual number of hours, computed to the nearest quarter (1/4) hour, if the assignment is six (6) hours or less, he/she shall work his/her regularly scheduled tour of duty. For any hours that an employee works in excess of eight (8) hours combining the school or assignment and his/her regularly scheduled tour of duty he/she shall be paid at the rate of time and one-half.