Knowledgebase-Safety Boot Reimbursement for Employees: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library


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Title:Safety Boot Reimbursement for Employees: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Summary:Ten cities were asked about their policy for purchasing or subsidizing safety boots for city workers.
Original Author:Adams-O'Brien, Frances
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:10/29/2010
Last Reviewed on::01/03/2017
Subject:Personnel--Equipment; Personnel--Health and safety
Type:Survey
Original Document: Safety Boots 2010.pdf

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Text of Document: Safety Boot Reimbursement for Employees
A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
October 2010
(10 Cities Surveyed)

Cities/Contacts Does your city purchase or subsidize the purchase of safety boots for city workers? If yes, what is your policy?
Mt. Juliet
(Population 25,234)
John Rossmaier
Finance Director
(615)754-2552
Yes Annual boot replacement up to $120 of the costs.
Bristol
(Population 25,573)
Belva Hale
Human Resources Director
(423)989-5525
Yes
Morristown
(Population 25,800)
Reese Conway
(423) 585-4658
Yes Annual voucher program every October.
Pays up to $95 for boots.
LaVergne
(Population 26,427)
Janice Roberts
Human Resource Specialist
(615) 793-6295
Yes Annual purchase of up to $150. Purchases made at three local stores on city account.
Oak Ridge
(Population 27,387)
Penny Sissom
Personnel Director
(865) 425-3564
Yes New employee must purchase first pair. After 6 month probation period, city provides $150 annually towards boots.
Columbia
(Population 33,055)
Bill Hendry
Benefits and Safety Administrator
(931) 560-1570
Yes Pays up to $75 of boots. Timeframe is dictated by department.
Brentwood
(Population 35,262)
Michael Worsham
Human Resources Director
(615) 371-0060
Yes City purchases the boots.
Cleveland
(Population 37,419)
Jeff Davis
Human Resources Director
(423) 559-3313
Yes Pays up to $100 per fiscal year. Purchases from two local vendors.
Smyrna
(Population 38,073)
Kay Charles
Safety Director
(615) 355-5791
Yes Purchases boots up to $200 for workers.
Purchases at a shoe mobile that comes to site annually. Does not reimburse outside purchases.
Germantown
(Population 40,977)
Patricia McConnell
Human Resources Director
(901) 757-7274
Yes City provides up to $100 towards boots.
Annual benefit.