Apply for openings on the Workplace Advisory Committee

Applications are now being accepted for the 16-member Workplace Advisory Committee, a panel that will advise City leaders on workplace issues. The committee will include a cross-section of employee and business stakeholders from the community. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 14.

The committee will provide policymakers with advice on workplace initiatives and recommendations on community engagement, and monitor and evaluate implementation of workplace policies, among other things. The committee will also create a two-year work plan focused on workplace issues.

The makeup of the committee will be as follows:

·         Two representatives from business associations.

·         Two members from mid-size to large employers.

·         Two representatives from small and independently owned businesses.

·         One representative from a not-for profit organization.

·         Five employee representatives.

·         Two members from organized labor.

·         One Park Board representative.

·         One public employee.

Committee members will be selected through an open-appointment process for two-year terms. Eight members will be appointed in odd-number years and the other eight in even-numbered years. The mayor will appoint three members and the City Council will appoint the remaining 13 members.

Visit the City’s website for application requirements and more information.

The creation of the Workplace Advisory Committee follows the City Council’s recent adoption of the Minneapolis Safe and Sick Time Ordinance, which will take effect July 1, 2017.  Employers with six or more employees will be required to provide up to 48 hours of paid sick and safe time annually to workers. For more information on the Safe and Sick Time ordinance, go to www.minneapolismn.gov/sicktimeinfo.

Published Sep 8, 2016