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File #: 21-4830    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by Human Resources & Risk Management for approval to temporarily amend Section ?11.03 of the Harris County Personnel Policies and Procedures to allow regular position employees to accrue a maximum of 320 vacation leave hours through December 31, 2021 in response to COVID-19.
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Department: Human Resources and Risk Management

Department Head/Elected Official: Shain Carrizal


Regular or Supplemental RCA:

? Regular RCA
? Supplemental RCA


Type of Request: Policy

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Human Resources & Risk Management for approval to temporarily amend Section ?11.03 of the Harris County Personnel Policies and Procedures to allow regular position employees to accrue a maximum of 320 vacation leave hours through December 31, 2021 in response to COVID-19.
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Background and Discussion:
Since the onset of COVID-19, Commissioners Court has authorized temporary amendments to the Harris County Personnel Policies and Procedures to respond to the pandemic. Section ?11.03 was last extended through September 10, 2021, however, there are still over 1,000 employees with a vacation balance that exceeds 280 hours.

Expected Impact:
Extending the 320-hour maximum vacation leave accrual through December 31, 2021 should give those employees responding to COVID-19 the opportunity to use their vacation leave.

Alternative Options:
There is a potential financial impact of extending the vacation leave maximum since employees who terminate employment before 2022 may have final benefits paid based on the higher accrual maximum. Commissioners Court could take no action to eliminate the financial impact, however, there would be over 1,000 employees who would lose vacation over the 280-hour maximum.


Alignment with Goal(s):
? Justice and Safety
? Economic Opportunity
? Housing
? Public Health


? Transportation
? Flooding
? Environment
? Governance and Customer Service


Prior Court Action (if any):
10/27/2020 Agenda Item 22.b.1, Temporary Amendment to Harris County Policies and Procedures Approved
2/9/2021 Agenda Item 248, Temporary Amendment to Harris County Policies and Procedures Approved

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