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Chapter 3.99 Fair Wage Policies

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(New Chapter Added by Ordinance No. 174839, effective August 24, 2000.)

3.99.005 Policy.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 187124, effective May 13, 2015.)  It is the policy of the City of Portland that employees performing certain categories of work under formal contracts for janitorial services, for security services, and for parking garage attendant services with the City of Portland be guaranteed a minimum fair wage.  City bureaus and operating units have the discretion to implement this policy in a reasonable manner.

3.99.010 Covered Services and Agreements.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 187124, effective May 13, 2015.)  The Fair Wage Policy applies to formal contracts entered into by the City of Portland, in accordance with Portland City Code 5.33, for janitorial services, for security services, or for parking garage attendant services.  No other agreement or contract entered into by the City of Portland shall be covered by this Chapter.
Exceptions to this Section may be approved via ordinance by a vote of the Council.

3.99.015 Compliance.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 187124, effective May 13, 2015.)  City of Portland bureaus or operating units entering into contracts for covered services shall include the minimum hourly wage rate established in PCC 3.99 in all procurement announcements and resulting contracts. Contractors’ compliance with the minimum wage requirements shall be monitored through submission of monthly certified payroll, mandatory employee notification of minimum wage rates via on-site postings, designation of bureau staff responsible for compliance monitoring and complaint resolution, and other measures deemed appropriate by the City bureau or operating unit.  Contracts entered into by the City for covered services shall also include a non-retaliation clause protecting workers who assert wage claims based on this Chapter.

3.99.020 Adjustments.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 187124, effective May 13, 2015.)  The fiscal year 2015-16 minimum wage shall be $15 per hour.  The Office of Management and Finance shall provide City bureaus with a yearly minimum hourly wage rate for covered services which is anticipated to be adjusted annually by the change in the Portland-Salem OR WA CPI-W as provided by the City Economist.  The adjustment shall be effective for all contracts on July 1 of each year.  In determining the adjustment amount, the Office of Management and Finance shall take into account the City’s overall financial picture, and OMF shall not interpret this Code to require any increase which is inconsistent with the City’s financial health and capabilities.

3.99.030 Documentation of Fair Wage in Contracts.

(Added by Ordinance No. 187124, effective May 13, 2015.) Contracts entered into by the City for covered services shall include in the agreement the minimum hourly wage rate at the time the contract becomes effective and at the annual adjustment date of July 1. For agreements and contracts not subject to Section 3.99.010, the City shall not rely upon, nor reference, this Chapter 3.99 in those agreements.


Title 3
Chapter 3.02 Council Organization and Procedure
Chapter 3.04 Subpoena Powers
Chapter 3.05 City Auditor's Audit Services Division
Chapter 3.06 Departments, Bureaus and Divisions Generally
Chapter 3.08 Treasurer
Chapter 3.10 Office of City Attorney
Chapter 3.12 Bureau of Transportation
Chapter 3.13 Bureau of Environmental Services
Chapter 3.15 Office of Management and Finance
Chapter 3.16 City Budget Office
Chapter 3.18 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.20 Bureau of Police
Chapter 3.21 City Auditor's Independent Police Review Division
Chapter 3.22 Portland Fire & Rescue
Chapter 3.24 Portland Water Bureau
Chapter 3.26 Bureau of Parks
Chapter 3.27 Portland Parks and Recreation Board
Chapter 3.28 Bureau of Health
Chapter 3.30 Bureau of Development Services
Chapter 3.32 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.33 Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Chapter 3.34 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.36 Portland Housing Bureau
Chapter 3.38 Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC)
Chapter 3.40 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.44 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.46 Bureau of Insect Control
Chapter 3.52 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.53 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.54 Loss Control and Prevention
Chapter 3.57 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.58 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.60 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.62 Boxing Commission
Chapter 3.64 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.66 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.67 Performing Arts Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.68 Formal Japanese Garden Commission
Chapter 3.70 Pittock Mansion Advisory Commission
Chapter 3.71 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.72 Committee on Claims
Chapter 3.74 Oaths of Office
Chapter 3.76 Public Records
Chapter 3.77 Office of the Ombudsman
Chapter 3.78 Acquisition of County Property for Park Purposes
Chapter 3.80 Special Permits
Chapter 3.82 Officer and Employee Bonds
Chapter 3.84 City Owned Motor Vehicle Accident Reports
Chapter 3.86 Golf Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.88 Investment Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.90 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.92 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.94 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.95 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.96 Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Chapter 3.98 Towing Board of Review
Chapter 3.99 Fair Wage Policies
Chapter 3.100 Equal Opportunity
Chapter 3.101 Property Tax Exemption for Low Income Housing Held by Charitable Non-Profit Organizations
Chapter 3.102 Property Tax Exemption for New Construction of Single-Unit Housing in Homebuyer Opportunity Areas
Chapter 3.103 Property Tax Exemption for Multiple-Unit Housing Development
Chapter 3.104 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.105 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.106 Exposition-Recreation Commission
Chapter 3.107 Water Quality Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.110 Bureau of Hydroelectric Power
Chapter 3.111 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.112 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.114 Office for Community Technology
Chapter 3.115 Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission
Chapter 3.116 Waterways Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.120 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.122 Economic Improvement Districts
Chapter 3.123 Portland Utility Board
Chapter 3.124 Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
Chapter 3.125 Disaster Policy Council
Chapter 3.126 Emergency Management Steering Committee
Chapter 3.127 Bureau of Portland Fire and Police Disability and Retirement
Chapter 3.128 Office of Equity and Human Rights
Chapter 3.129 Human Rights Commission
Chapter 3.130 Administrative Appeals