City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
192930

113.D Requesting the classification of the Mayor’s Advisor for Children and Youth as a Special Municipal Employee, and the approval of an exemption under Section 20(d) of G. L. c. 268A for Stephanie Hirsch.

Information

Department:Mayor’s OfficeSponsors:
Category:Mayor's RequestFunctions:Miscellaneous Mayor's Request

Attachments

  1. Order - Special Muni Employee Stephanie Hirsh (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  2. Disclosure - Stephanie Hirsh

Body

Dear Honorable Board Members:

 

I write to request that the position of part time Mayor’s Advisor for Children and Youth be classified by your Board as a “Special Municipal Employee.”  The position is a part time position and the terms of employment permit personal or private employment during normal working hours.

 

Furthermore, in connection with this classification, on behalf of Stephanie Hirsch, I am enclosing a copy of the Disclosure of Financial Interest exemption form for your review and consideration.

 

The Disclosure permits Ms. Hirsch to serve as both Mayor’s Advisor for Children and Youth and contractor for the Edward Collins Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.  The disclosure is required in connection with the classification of her position of Mayor’s Advisor for Children and Youth as “special municipal employee.”

 

I respectfully request that your Board approve the classification of the part time Mayor’s Advisor for Children and Youth position as Special Municipal Employee. In addition, I respectfully request that your Honorable Board  approve the exemption under Section 20(d) of G. L. c. 268A for Ms. Hirsch. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Joseph A. Curtatone

Mayor

Meeting History

Apr 12, 2012 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:REFERRED FOR RECOMMENDATION
May 8, 2012 7:00 PM  Legislative Matters Committee Committee Meeting
draft Draft

Mr. Boukili explained that Ms. Hirsch’s salary would be paid by the City and the School Department. If Ms. Hirsch is granted Special Municipal Employee (SME) status, she would be allowed to have city contracts in addition to her city employment. Ms. Hirsch was previously classified as a SME, however a re-designation is necessary due to Ms. Hirsch’s position/title change. Mr. Bouliki will provide the committee with Ms. Hirsch's job description.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
May 30, 2012 6:00 PM  Legislative Matters Committee Committee Meeting
draft Draft

Ms. Hirsch and Mr. Boukili spoke about this item and explained that the Special Municipal Employee designation is needed due to a change in the title of Ms. Hirsch’s position with the city, specifically from Trust Administrator to Mayor’s Advisor for Children and Youth. Since the new title is not referenced in the current city budget (FY-12), the item will remain in committee until the next regular Board of Aldermen’s meeting, at which time it will be discharge from committee for action by the BOA, after information regarding its funding is obtained from the Finance Director.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Dec 4, 2012 6:00 PM  Legislative Matters Committee Committee Meeting
draft Draft

This item had been left in committee pending the resolution of some funding issues. Since the FY-13 city budget has been approved, the committee recommends approval of this item.

RESULT:APPROVED
Dec 13, 2012 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED