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File Number: 131367
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File Number: 131367 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-816-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORT Introduced: 6/27/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/1/2013
Agenda Date: 10/1/2013 Agenda Item Number: 11A2
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 THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS REVIEW AD HOC COMMITTEE
Indexes: AD HOC COMMITTEE
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., 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 11A2 Adopted P

Board of County Commissioners 7/16/2013 11A9 Deferred 10/1/2013 P

Finance Committee 7/9/2013 2D Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson 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 members proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution, as presented. Following the vote, Commissioner Jordan asked that the proposed resolution be forwarded to the next Board of County Commissioners meeting. Vice Chairman Zapata requested that an appropriate memorandum be prepared asking the Board of County Commissioners Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa to waive the Boards Rules of Procedure to allow this proposed resolution to be heard at the July 16, 2013 Board meeting. SPECIAL NOTE: The Clerk of the Board received the appropriate memorandum from Chairwoman Sosa dated July 9, 2013 entitled "Waiver of items to July 16, 2013 BCC Meeting" requesting that the Board's Rules of Procedures be waived to allow the foregoing proposed resolution to be heard at the July 16, 2013 Board meeting.

County Attorney 6/27/2013 Referred Finance Committee 7/9/2013

County Attorney 6/27/2013 Assigned Eric A. Rodriguez 6/27/2013

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 THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS REVIEW AD HOC COMMITTEE

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 Barbara J. Jordan was appointed as the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee; and
WHEREAS, Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Commissioner Jose ''Pepe'' Diaz, and Commissioner Jean Monestime were appointed as Committee members to 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; and
WHEREAS, in its Final Report, the Ad Hoc Committee made five specific recommendations that were discussed at a Workshop with members of the Board of County Commissioners who conducted a straw poll favorable to all five recommendations in the Final Report and requested the preparation of an action item directing the Mayor to negotiate the recommendations in the Final Report with the County’s collective bargaining agents,
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 the following recommendations from the March 20, 2013 Final Report of the Compensation and Benefits Review Ad Hoc Committee:
1. Reduce the number of job classifications in the County Pay Plan; and
2. Combine the merit and cost of living adjustment (COLA) to a maximum of 5% annually; and
3. Evaluate long-term part-time employees to determine if eligible for full-time conversion; and
4. Restructure the Pay Plan with open ranges and reduce the new hire rate by approximately 9-10% (2 steps), thus implementing an additional tier to the Pay Plan; and
5. For new hires only limit sick leave payments to a maximum of 600 unused sick leave hours and calculate the payout rate at a weighted average of the employee’s total earnings, rather than at the rate earned at separation.



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