AFTER-HOURS EDUCATION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM. The City will provide 75% reimbursement up to $3,000 per fiscal year to employees employed over 30 hours per week for participation in educational programs which provide employees opportunity for personal career development and benefit the City by increasing the technical and managerial competency of its staff. For example, employees will be reimbursed for participation in educational programs covering any trades, crafts, or computer skills used by BWP. Reimbursable costs may include tuition, texts, (including instructional computer software or audio tapes required for class participation) and certain materials and fees for courses which are directly related to the employee’s present position or promotion within the City. Costs for retained supplies such as paper, pens, pencils and related supplies are not reimbursable. Prior to course enrollment, the employee will submit the “After- Hours Education Enrollment and Reimbursement Application” for BWP employees to the General Manager’s Office for course approval. Upon completion of the course with a grade of C or better, or certificate of completion of a non-graded course, the employee will attach to his/her approved application his/her grade report and receipts for reimbursable supplies and present these to the General Manager’s Office within three (3) months after receiving course grades. A warrant will be drafted for the amount. The program will have an annual total IBEW Local 18 unit cap of $25,000. If the cap has been reached the submitted application will be given priority in the following year. Carryover unpaid expenses into subsequent years will be allowed.