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File #: 21-5555    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Position Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/5/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for approval of an Analyst position and associated funding in the amount of $27,011 to monitor jail staffing and provide reporting and analysis to both the Sheriff's Office and the Office of Management and Budget effective October 23, 2021.
Attachments: 1. 21-5555 Jail position.pdf
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Department: Sheriff
Department Head/Elected Official: Ed Gonzalez, Sheriff

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Position

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Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of an Analyst position and associated funding in the amount of $27,011 to monitor jail staffing and provide reporting and analysis to both the Sheriff's Office and the Office of Management and Budget effective October 23, 2021.
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Background and Discussion:
Overtime cost and employee attrition have plagued jail operations for more than a decade. The Sheriff's Office and OMB have agreed that a lack of adherence to a workable staffing plan has been among several key issues contributing to the overtime and attrition. A dedicated resource is needed to monitor the plan and provide variance analysis.

Expected Impact:
Monitoring and reporting of variances will enable Sheriff's Office management and OMB to pinpoint problem areas and ensure staffing remains consistent with plan, thereby keeping overtime costs down and improving employee morale by limiting burnout and poor performance stemming from long hours and fatigue.

Alternative Options:
Continuing operation of the jail without this type of oversight can be expected to yield more of the same results. High overtime costs. High rate of attrition. Excessive use of force incidents.

Alignment with Goal(s):
X Justice and Safety
_ Economic Opportunity
_ Housing
_ Public Health
_ Transportation
_ Flooding
_ Environment
_ Governance and Customer Service

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Location: Harris County Jail Complex
Address (if applicable): 1200 Baker St., Houston, Tx 77002
Precinct(s): Choose an item.


Fiscal and Personnel Summary
Service Name
Jail operations
FY 21-22
Estimates



FY 22
Next 3 FYs
Incremental Expenditures
Labor Expenditures
$27k
$54k
$263k
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