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File #: 22-0329    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/29/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Confirmation of the Appointment by the City Manager of the City's Labor Relations Administrator.
Attachments: 1. 22-0329_Final Collective Bargaining ordinance.pdf, 2. 22-0329_LRA_ S. Rogers Curriculum Vitae
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: OCTOBER 5, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Confirmation of the Appointment by the City Manager of the City's Labor Relations Administrator.
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ISSUE: Consideration of the confirmation of the appointment of Sean J. Rogers to be the City's Labor Relations Administrator for collective bargaining.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council confirm the appointment by the City Manager of Sean J. Rogers as the City' Labor Relations Administrator for collective bargaining for a four-year term.

BACKGROUND: On April 17, 2021, City Council adopted an amendment to City of Alexandria City Code Title 2, Chapter 5, Officers and Employees, by adding Article E, Collective Bargaining, Sections 2-5-67 through 2-5-80. In section 2-5-73- Labor Relations Administrator, the expectations and role are defined for the neutral arbiter. City staff solicited applications for this Labor Relations Administrator position via various professional website postings, announcement via various employment social media internet sites, and through the City's employment web posting. The four potential unions who have expressed interest in organizing City staff had equal representation on the screening committee along with four staff members appointed by the City Manager per Section 2-5-73 of the City Code. The screening committee reviewed the prospective applicants and unanimously submitted three names for the City Manager's consideration of appointment. The City Manager along with Deputy City Manager Debra Collins interviewed the three prospective applicants to determine the best suited candidate for this position. Subsequently, the City Manager appointed Sean J. Rogers to be the City's Labor Relations Administrator contingent upon confirmation of this appointment by City Council.

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