Agenda Item
Docket No. 22-867
Advisory Opinion request regarding whether the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of DeRidder could give sign-on bonuses and/or referral bonuses to employees that work part-time for the city.
The Parks and Recreation Department for the City of DeRidder maintains and runs the city pool and the baseball field concession stand, which are both seasonal. The city pool and baseball field concession stands require hiring 15-20 teenagers, aged 15 and up. The Director would like to have a sign-on bonus and/or referral bonus to obtain the help needed to run both establishments. The Finance Department stated that since the city is a municipality, the program would need to be offered across all departments.
La. R.S. 42:1111A provides that no public servant shall receive anything of economic value, other than compensation and benefits from the governmental entity to which he is duly entitled, for the performance of the duties and responsibilities of his office or position.
Adopt the proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: Mallory Guillot
2022-867 - AO request
2022-867- Email J Vincent - KMA 111622
2022-867- Advisory Opinion Draft - Vincent