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UPDATE: Birmingham City Council passes Mayor’s plan for city employee one-time payments up to $5,000

Plan will be considered by Jefferson Co. Personnel Board
Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 1:47 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Birmingham City Council passed a Premium Pay plan proposed by Mayor Randall Woodfin that would offer one-time premium payments to city employees.

In a letter to City of Birmingham employees, Mayor Randall Woodfin released his plan and proposal for the Magic City Recovery Plan: Premium Pay.

Woodfin said as part of the Magic City Recovery Plan, which is funded through the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan of 2021, he will recommend full time employees with the City of Birmingham receive a one-time premium payment of $5,000 for their continued service during this pandemic. Part time employees with the City of Birmingham will receive a one-time premium payment of $2,500 for their continued service during this pandemic.

The Council passed the plan Tuesday.

Woodfin said, “Neighborhood revitalization, public safety and economic growth all depend on the work of our city employees. I am pleased to have the support of the council in moving forward with premium pay to support our employees who continue to serve through this pandemic. I want to thank Councilors Hunter Williams, Valerie Abbott, President William Parker, President Pro Tempore Wardine Alexander and each member of the council for moving forward in support of our employees who serve our city. Together, we are building a stronger Birmingham.”

Woodfin will now present the recommendation to the Jefferson County Personnel Board for their consideration in order to provide this pay before the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2021.

The mayor’s office is currently in a period of collecting information on the overall Magic City Recovery Plan. Click here for more information.

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