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File #: 2013-1665    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/2/2013 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: Final action: 7/23/2013
Enactment date: 7/23/2013 Enactment #: 20
Effective date: 7/30/2013    
Title: Ordinance Supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title One: Administrative; Article VII: Procedure; Chapter 161: Contracts, by adding Section 161.43, Equal Benefits
Sponsors: Bruce A. Kraus
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2013-1665.doc, 2. 2013-1665 VERSION 2.doc
TITLE
Ordinance Supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title One: Administrative; Article VII: Procedure; Chapter 161: Contracts, by adding Section 161.43, Equal Benefits

BODY
Whereas, Pittsburgh is a City that embraces and celebrates diversity; and

Whereas, LGBT people are an important part of the American workforce, and as such, ensuring equal workplace benefits and non-discrimination protections for LGBT employees is critical to keeping Pittsburgh's workforce competitive; and

Whereas, a growing number of our nation's corporate leaders have publicly stated that improvements in such workplace policies create jobs, attract a high caliber workforce, improve employee retention rates, foster ideas and innovation, satisfy eligibility for some public sector contracts, and can improve employee relations and morale; and

Whereas, Corporations and corporate leaders do a disservice to their company's reputation, employee dignity and safety, and the communities within which they operate when they user their influence to actively discriminate or condone inequality in our society; now, therefore,

Be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh City Code is hereby supplemented at Title One: Administrative; Article VII: Procedure; Chapter 161: Contracts, by adding Section 161.43, Equal Benefits, as follows:

ยง161.43 EQUAL BENEFITS.
(a) Definitions.
(1) Employment benefits means any employee benefit, including, but not limited to,
health insurance benefits, including health, vision and dental benefits; bereavement leave; family medical leave; moving expenses; memberships and membership discounts; and travel benefits.
(2) Domestic partnership will be interpreted as it is defined under Section 186.02(a) and (b) of this code.
(3) Domestic partner means each member of a domestic partnership.
(4) Service contract means a contract for the furnishing of services to or for the City, except whe...

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