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File Number: 131015
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File Number: 131015 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-815-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: IMPLEMENTING ADHOC COMMITTEE RE: SICK AND ANNUAL LEAVE Introduced: 5/22/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/1/2013
Agenda Date: 10/1/2013 Agenda Item Number: 11A1
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR'S DESIGNEE TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGENTS REPRESENTING COUNTY EMPLOYEES FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING RECOMMENDATION NUMBER FIVE AND SUGGESTION NUMBER ONE FROM THE FINAL REPORT OF THE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS REVIEW AD HOC COMMITTEE WHICH WOULD LIMIT THE PAYOUT OF SICK LEAVE FOR NEWLY-HIRED COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO A MAXIMUM OF 600 HOURS WITH THE PAYOUT TO BE CALCULATED AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF AN EMPLOYEE’S EARNINGS AND WOULD REDUCE THE MAXIMUM LIMIT FOR ACCRUAL OF ANNUAL LEAVE FOR NEWLY-HIRED EMPLOYEES FROM 500 HOURS TO 300 HOURS
Indexes: AD HOC COMMITTEE
Sponsors: Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Prime Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-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

Board of County Commissioners 10/1/2013 11A1 Adopted P

Board of County Commissioners 7/16/2013 11A3 Deferred 10/1/2013 P

Board of County Commissioners 7/2/2013 11A4 Deferred 7/16/2013 P
REPORT: During consideration of changes to today's (7/2) agenda, the Board deferred the foreging proposed resolution to the July 16, 2013, Board meeting, as requested by the Prime Sponsor.

Office of the Chairperson 6/26/2013 Deferrals 7/2/2013
REPORT: The Prime Sponsor has requested deferral to the July 16, 2013 Board of County Commissioners meeting.

Finance Committee 6/11/2013 2C Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 5/22/2013 Referred Finance Committee 6/11/2013

County Attorney 5/22/2013 Assigned Eric A. Rodriguez 5/28/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR'S DESIGNEE TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGENTS REPRESENTING COUNTY EMPLOYEES FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING RECOMMENDATION NUMBER FIVE AND SUGGESTION NUMBER ONE FROM THE FINAL REPORT OF THE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS REVIEW AD HOC COMMITTEE WHICH WOULD LIMIT THE PAYOUT OF SICK LEAVE FOR NEWLY-HIRED COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO A MAXIMUM OF 600 HOURS WITH THE PAYOUT TO BE CALCULATED AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF AN EMPLOYEE’S EARNINGS AND WOULD REDUCE THE MAXIMUM LIMIT FOR ACCRUAL OF ANNUAL LEAVE FOR NEWLY-HIRED EMPLOYEES FROM 500 HOURS TO 300 HOURS

BODY

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners created the Compensation and Benefits Review Ad Hoc Committee (“Ad Hoc Committee”) to review employment and benefits policies and practices of County employees;and
WHEREAS, Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo, Jr. actively participated as an appointed member of the Ad Hoc Committee;and
WHEREAS, the Ad Hoc Committee held numerous meetings and analyzed a voluminous amount of information;and
WHEREAS, on March 20, 2013, Commissioner Barbara Jordan who served as Ad Hoc Committee Chairperson, submitted to the Board its Final Report containing suggestions and recommendations;
WHEREAS, in its Final Report, the Ad Hoc Committee recommended that sick leave payouts for newly-hired County employees be limited to 600 hours and be calculated using the average employee earnings during the period of accrual;and
WHEREAS, in its Final Report, the Ad Hoc Committee suggested that the County’s current policy of allowing employees to accrue up to 500 hours of annual leave be reduced to 300 hours for newly-hired employees only,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Mayor or Mayor's designee is hereby directed to negotiate with the collective bargaining agents representing County employees for the purpose of implementing recommendation number five and suggestion number one from the March 20, 2013 Final Report of the Compensation and Benefits Review Ad Hoc Committee which would limit the payout of sick leave for newly-hired County employees to a maximum of 600 hours with the payout to be calculated at the average rate of an employee’s employee’s earnings and would reduce the maximum accrual limit for annual leave from 500 hours to 300 hours for newly-hired employees only.



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