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File #: R-167-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/21/2022 In control: Budget Committee
On agenda: 11/10/2022 Final action: 11/10/2022
Title: A RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING SATISFACTION OF CONDITIONS PRECEDENT ON THE APPROPRIATION AUTHORIZING PREMIUM PAY FOR SUBURBAN FIRE AND EMS EMPLOYEES.
Sponsors: Bill Hollander (D-9), Kevin Kramer (R-11), David James (D-6), Keisha Dorsey (D-3), Scott Reed (R-16), Marilyn Parker (R-18), Anthony Piagentini (R-19), Stuart Benson (R-20), Robin Engel (R-22), James Peden (R-23), Rick Blackwell (D-12), Brent Ackerson (D-26), Madonna Flood (D-24), Cindi Fowler (D-14), Mark Fox (D-13), Nicole George (D-21), Amy Holton Stewart (D-25), Paula McCraney (D-7), Pat Mulvihill (D-10), Barbara Shanklin (D-2), Kevin Triplett (D-15), Markus Winkler (D-17), Jecorey Arthur (D-4), Cassie Chambers Armstrong (D-8), Angela Bowens (D-1)
Attachments: 1. R-167-22 V.1 102722 Authorizing Premium Pay For Suburban Fire and EMS Employees.pdf, 2. RES 135 2022.pdf
RESOLUTION NO. ______, SERIES 2022
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A RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING SATISFACTION OF CONDITIONS PRECEDENT ON THE APPROPRIATION AUTHORIZING PREMIUM PAY FOR SUBURBAN FIRE AND EMS EMPLOYEES.
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS HOLLANDER, KRAMER, BOWENS, SHANKLIN, DORSEY, ARTHUR, MCCRANEY, CHAMBERS ARMSTRONG, MULVIHILL, BLACKWELL, FOX, FOWLER, TRIPLETT, REED, WINKLER, PARKER, PIAGENTINI, BENSON, GEORGE, ENGEL, PEDEN, FLOOD, HOLTON STEWART, ACKERSON
AND PRESIDENT JAMES

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 168, Series 2021, approving a second round of American Rescue Plan funding, included appropriations for premium pay for Metro employees and for certain component units and external agencies; and
WHEREAS, premium pay appropriations were required to be made in accordance with a three-tier system as follows:
Tier I: $5,000 - essential staff; front line employees that were unable to regularly telework; had regular interaction with the public; worked directly with the public dealing with Covid related interactions; handled items handled by others;

Tier II: $1500 - essential staff; employees that were unable to regularly telework; had regular interaction with peers in an office setting; regularly handled items handled by others;

Tier III: $500 - all other employees that do not fall into Tier I or Tier II; and

WHEREAS, receipt of premium pay also required either proof of full vaccination status or an authorized waiver of vaccination; and
WHEREAS, in light of the invaluable services provided throughout all of Jefferson County by the eight fire protection districts created pursuant KRS Chapter 75 ("the Chapter 75 Fire Districts"), none of whom received a direct allocation of ARP funding, Ordinance No. 168, Series 2021 approved a premium pay appropriation for these Suburban Fire and EMS employees in accordance with the requirements above, subject to the satisfaction of two conditions precedent: (1) the creation of an acceptable cost sharing arrangement whereb...

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