Dear Labor Colleagues ---
As you are aware, the devastation left by the earthquake in Haiti has leftthe country and its people in desperate need for aid. In response,organizations around the world have responded to aid in relief efforts.
The Mayor communicated yesterday to Department Heads and DepartmentalPersonnel Officers of the City’s intent to establish a voluntary payrolldeduction program which would provide City employees with the opportunityto donate money to the Haiti relief efforts directly from their paychecks.We wanted to give you a brief overview of the program’s purpose and itsimplementation.
How It Will Work
This payroll deduction program will be an extension of the City’s CombinedCharities effort with the specific goal of directing funds to Haiti reliefefforts. The funds will be directed to four nonprofit organizations: (1)The American Red Cross – Haiti; (2) The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund; (3)UNICEF; and (4) Partners in Health.
City employees who voluntarily choose to donate a portion of theirpaychecks must fill out a form available in hard copy or on-line.Employees elect the exact amount they would like to deduct over four (4)pay periods, beginning March 16, 2010.
Department heads will be asked to use the same basic procedures for thisprogram as the Combined Charities efforts. The Department, throughemployee liaisons, will collect the forms from employees and send them tothe City Administrator’s Office for processing and monitoring.
In the coming weeks, a memo with program details will be inserted intoemployees’ paychecks.
Should you have any questions or concerns in the meanwhile, please contactthe City Administrator’s Office at (415) 554-4852. Thank you for helpingwith this important undertaking.
Martin R. GranDirector, Employee Relations DivisionDepartment of Human Resourcestel: (415) 557-4857