Q Must a voluntary resignation by a city employee be accepted by the mayor and city council to become effective?

A No, no action is required to accept a voluntary resignation, regardless of the date listed on the resignation letter. Whether the resignation is effective immediately or at some date in the future, a vote to reject the resignation has no effect. The only way to alter the date of the voluntary resignation is for the employee to withdraw the tendered resignation. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Turnage, November 30, 2015)