Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 073793
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File Number: 073793 File Type: Resolution Status: In Draft
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Budget and Finance Committee
File Name: MANDATORY DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR NON-UNION EXEMPT EMPLOYEES Introduced: 12/28/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 11A
Notes: NOTE TO CAO: item filed in comm'r file Title: RESOLUTION REQUIRING THAT NON-UNION, EXEMPT EMPLOYEES WITH CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS, PARTICIPATE IN DIRECT DEPOSIT PROGRAM AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO IMPLEMENT PROCEDURE THEREFOR; DIRECTING MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO INCLUDE MANDATORY PARTICIPATION IN THE DIRECT DEPOSIT PROGRAM FOR UNION EMPLOYEES AS A NEGOTIATING ISSUE WHEN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING CONTRACTS ARE NEGOTIATED OR RE-OPENED [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 073489]
Indexes: DIRECT DEPOSIT
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

County Attorney 1/28/2008 Referred Budget and Finance Committee 2/12/2008

Budget and Finance Committee 1/28/2008 2D SUBSTITUTE Deferred to next committee meeting P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. It was moved by Commissioner Sorenson that this proposed resolution be forwarded to the County Commission with a favorable recommendation. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Diaz. In response to Commissioner Sosa’s question whether this proposed resolution would dictate that the only way for employees to be paid was through direct deposit, Special Assistant to the County Manager Jennifer Glazer-Moon clarified this proposed resolution would only apply to non-union, exempt employees. Commissioner Sosa spoke in opposition to the government determining how employees received their money. She noted the County could encourage employees to choose direct deposit as a cost savings to the County. Discussion ensued between Committee members and Special Assistant Glazer-Moon concerning the County not paying any employees in cash, and the potential savings of this proposed resolution. Commissioner Sorenson spoke in support of deferring this proposed resolution to allow Commissioner Heyman, the sponsor, the opportunity to further explain her intent. She subsequently withdrew her motion to forward this proposed resolution to the County Commission. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote to defer this proposed resolution.

County Attorney 12/28/2007 Referred Budget and Finance Committee 1/15/2008

County Attorney 12/28/2007 Assigned William X. Candela

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION REQUIRING THAT NON-UNION, EXEMPT EMPLOYEES WITH CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS, PARTICIPATE IN DIRECT DEPOSIT PROGRAM AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO IMPLEMENT PROCEDURE THEREFOR; DIRECTING MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO INCLUDE MANDATORY PARTICIPATION IN THE DIRECT DEPOSIT PROGRAM FOR UNION EMPLOYEES AS A NEGOTIATING ISSUE WHEN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING CONTRACTS ARE NEGOTIATED OR RE-OPENED

BODY
WHEREAS, over 27,000 County employees deposit their bi-weekly paychecks through direct deposit; and
WHEREAS, over 3,000 County employees do not take advantage of direct deposit and instead receive paper checks; and
WHEREAS, printing and distributing paper checks costs Miami-Dade County a significant amount each year; and
WHEREAS, the State of Florida mandates that all exempt non-bargaining unit State employees participate in the direct deposit program,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that
Section 1. Except as provided herein, all non-union exempt employees shall be required to participate in the direct deposit program. The Mayor or his designee shall implement procedures for the mandatory direct deposit enrollment of all non-union exempt employees. Such procedures shall provide for an exemption from the requirement that each non-union exempt employee participate in the direct deposit program where the employee can demonstrate that such participation would result in undue hardship.
Section 2. This Board directs the Mayor or his designee to include mandatory participation in the direct deposit program for union employees, to include a hardship exemption, as a negotiating issue when collective bargaining contracts are negotiated or re-opened.



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