Tompkins County
New York


Appropriation from Contingent Fund – Replacement Pay – Department of Emergency Response


Department:Department of Emergency ResponseSponsors:
Category:Public SafetyFunctions:Contingent Fund


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, the Department of Emergency Response had an employee out on disability for greater than two months, and


WHEREAS, Tompkins County Fiscal Policy provides limited reimbursements to departments for costs incurred for disabilities of employees, and


WHEREAS, when a disability occurs within a 24-hour per day title that requires minimum staffing, such as in the 911 Center at the Department of Emergency Response, the absence must be backfilled by another employee within that title, typically through use of overtime assignment and pay, and


WHEREAS, the Department of Emergency Response was subject in 2016 to 800 hours in disability leave by Emergency Services Dispatchers, and


WHEREAS, the Department expended both disability pay for the absences and overtime pay for the backfill in vacancies, thus creating a budgetary shortfall within the payroll for Emergency Services Dispatchers, and


WHEREAS, the Department may apply for contingency funding to cover a portion of the resulting costs, and those costs for Emergency Services Dispatchers amount to $28,746, and


WHEREAS, the Department covered the additional departmental disability costs and overtime backfill costs exceeding $45,000 through its management of other budgeted salary and fringe lines, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Public Safety and the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committees, That the Finance Director be and hereby is authorized to make the following adjustment to his books for 2016:

FROM:              A1990.54400              Contingent Fund              $ 28,746

TO:              A3410.51400              Disability Pay                            $ 19,728

                            A3410.58800              Fringes                                          $  9,018


Meeting History

Apr 20, 2017 3:30 PM  Public Safety Committee Regular Meeting
MOVER:Peter Stein, Vice Chair
SECONDER:Martha Robertson, Member
AYES:Rich John, Peter Stein, Anna Kelles, Martha Robertson
EXCUSED:James Dennis
May 8, 2017 4:00 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Regular Meeting
MOVER:Glenn Morey, Member
SECONDER:Daniel Klein, Member
AYES:James Dennis, Michael Sigler, Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein
EXCUSED:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne
May 16, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting

This resolution was adopted by a short roll call vote.

MOVER:Rich John, Member
SECONDER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
AYES:Carol Chock, James Dennis, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Martha Robertson, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler
EXCUSED:Will Burbank, Peter Stein