To amend, on an emergency basis, due to congressional review, the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 to revise the salary limitation for the Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools and to authorize the provision of certain employment benefits to the Chancellor.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools Salary and Benefits Approval Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2016".
Note § 1-610.52
Sec. 2. Section 1052(b) of the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, effective June 10, 1998 (D.C. Law 12-124; D.C. Official Code § 1-610.52(b)), is amended as follows:
(a) Paragraph (2) is amended by striking the phrase "the Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools Kaya Henderson ($284,000)," and inserting the phrase "the Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools Kaya Henderson ($292,520)," in its place.
(b) Paragraph (3) is amended as follows:
(1) Designate the existing text as subparagraph (A).
(2) A new subparagraph (B) is added to read as follows:
"(B)(i) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of this paragraph and the Bonus and Special Pay Limitation Act of 2015, effective October 22, 2015 (D.C. Law 21-36; 62 DCR 10905), the Chancellor may be paid a recognition and renewal bonus of 5% of her annual base salary in 2016 and a performance bonus of up to 10% of her annual base salary for goals achieved by the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
"(ii) In addition to such other benefits as the Chancellor may be entitled to receive under existing law or regulation, and notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of this paragraph and section 1058, the Mayor may make a separation payment to the Chancellor of up to 24 weeks of the Chancellor's base salary if the Chancellor's contract is terminated for a reason other than criminal conduct, gross dereliction of duty, or gross misconduct, and the Mayor may make a payment to the Chancellor's executors, legal representatives, or administrators in the amount of 1/12 of the Chancellor's annual salary if the Chancellor dies during her term of employment.".
Sec. 3. Applicability.
This act shall apply as of April 1, 2016.
Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).
Sec. 5. Effective date.
This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.12(a)).