WHEREAS, the City of New Albany has several contracts with Union employees that work for the City.
WHEREAS, those contracts provide for retirement health insurance benefits for those individuals that have completed the necessary longevity requirements of the State's PERF retirement plan.
WHEREAS, non-unionized employees of the City have no health insurance benefits upon retirement, despite their years of service with the City.
WHEREAS, it is inequitable and unfair to treat PERF qualified retired employees differently based solely upon their status as union employees upon retirement with respect to health insurance.
By the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of New Albany and acknowledging the service that certain individuals have provided to the City of New Albany, I direct as follows:
1. Any individual that has worked for the City of New Albany for a minimum of ten (10) years as documented in the Indiana PERF plan shall be entitled to participate in the City's health insurance program as stated in this Executive Order.
a. The minimum ten (10) years service as documented by PERF must be solely with the City of New Albany and not a combination from other PERF qualified governmental agencies.
2. Any individual that meets the longevity requirement at (sic) outlined above shall be entitled to the benefits for Retirees with respect to Health Insurance as defined and explained in the Police Contract Article 15, Section D, with the City (which may be amended from time to time).
3. This Executive Order shall become effective immediately upon signing by the
Chief Executive Officer of the City of New Albany.
Dated: 7/28/11 (handwritten) Yeah, he signed it himself!
Douglas B. England
Mayor, City of New Albany