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Léonore Moncond'huy, in Poitiers, August 19, 2021.

How to make sure the interim of a municipality throughout the maternity go away of its first Justice of the Peace? This is the query raised by the scenario of the mayor of Poitiers, Léonore Moncond'huy (Europe Ecologie-Les Verts), who must go away apart her features from March 15 to May 15. On the topic, a authorized vacuum nonetheless exists concerning the group of the municipal council in her absence, as on the query of compensation paid to the elected official throughout her go away. These questions, examined by the individual involved for a number of months, led her to query the associations of elected officers, the Association of Mayors of France and Urban France (for big cities and concrete agglomerations), as a way to discover the required solutions. .

Léonore Moncond'huy needs to take maternity go away of not less than eight weeks. The legislation signifies that if the mayor is unable to attend, it’s the deputies, within the order of appointment, who should take over. The municipal crew then confronted a primary downside: “I have a first assistant, who also works, whose employer refused to give her a full discharge, regrets the mayor. In fact, we find ourselves facing an impasse, where I am obliged to be absent for two months – what I want is a right that I assume, I want to take the time to welcome my child –, but at the same time, the law does not offer solutions to be replaced during the duration of the temporary employment. »

The elected official had to, reluctantly, carry out a ” DIY ” : “My first assistant managed to free up the equivalent of half-time by playing the game of discharges legally applicable to elected officials, but which have nothing to do in fact with maternity or the mayor's incapacity. » The second assistant, for his part, was forced to take from his personal time savings credit to fill the second half of the time needed for the interim. In Poitiers, the first deputy will assume the functions of representing the city, as well as the preparation and holding of the municipal council, while the second deputy will intervene in the monitoring of internal files and the link with the administration.

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If the answer discovered permits, assures the mayor of Poitiers, to be “reassuring for public action” on this metropolis of practically 90,000 inhabitants, additionally prefecture of Vienne, the scenario deserves, in his opinion, a change within the legislation “so that for any designated deputy, this can be enforceable against the employer in order to free up the time necessary for the total interim of the mayor during her absence”.

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