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Mayor issues Executive Order directing city agencies to consider workplace reforms


October 2, 2018

Mayor William Peduto has issued an Executive Order directing all city authorities to consider 17 workforce improvements his administration has advanced for city employees and residents.

“Our government is doing its part to make Pittsburgh a better place to live and work, and to set an example for innovative and supportive workplaces across the region. I urge the authorities affiliated with the City – and the people working for them every day to deliver services to city residents – to continue their efforts to implement these policies,” Mayor Peduto said.

The order asks the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority and Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to consider adopting workforce policies, legislation and Executive Orders implemented by Mayor Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council.

The mayor nominates the board members to all four authorities.

The workplace improvements are:

• $15 minimum wage for employees of city contractors

• $15 minimum wage for employees of the city

• 21st Century Workforce Development Agreements for city projects

• Baby changing stations in bathrooms of city facilities

• Ban the Box on city employment forms

• Class and compensation study

• City employee medical benefits for same sex partners post Supreme Court ruling

• City employee medical benefits for gender affirmation surgery

• Free public wifi in city facilities

• Free feminine products in city facilities

• Lactation rooms in city facilities

• Open data

• Paid parental leave

• Paid safe leave

• Rooney Rule for city hiring

• Time donation

• Salary history ban

The order directs the executive directors and board chairs of the agencies to report back to him on the implementation of such improvements by the end of the year.


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