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File #: 22-5437    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Financial Authorization Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by Human Resources and Risk Management for approval to transfer approximately $2.4 million in CARES-eligible labor expenses to the CARES Fund 2650.

Department: Human Resources and Risk Management

Department Head/Elected Official: Shain Carrizal

 

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Financial Authorization

 

Project ID (if applicable): N/A

Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A

 

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A

Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal:  N/A - Goal not applicable to request

 

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):

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Request by Human Resources and Risk Management for approval to transfer approximately $2.4 million in CARES-eligible labor expenses to the CARES Fund 2650.

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Background and Discussion:

Harris County received $426M of CARES funds in 2020 to support community programs and direct spending for COVID-19 response work.  CARES funds must have been obligated by December 31, 2021 and expended by September 30, 2022 for eligible costs as defined in guidance by the U.S. Treasury Department.  Because of supply chain issues, program refunds, and earned interest, approximately $2.4M will not be obligated and expended by September 30th.  This request is to transfer approximately $2.4M in prior year Public Health regular labor costs to the CARES grant as allowed under U.S. Treasury guidance.  Overtime will still be funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.  If approved, Human Resources & Risk Management will coordinate with the Auditor’s Office and Office of Management and Budget on any necessary budget adjustments, journal entries or financial transactions to accomplish this transfer.

 

Expected Impact:

If Harris County does not apply COVID related expenses to the remaining CARES funds, those remaining funds would need to be submitted back to the U.S Treasury.

 

Alternative Options: N/A

 

Alignment with Goal(s):

_ Justice and Safety

_ Economic Opportunity

_ Housing

_ Public Health

_ Transportation

_ Flooding

_ Environment

X Governance and Customer Service

 

Prior Court Action (if any):

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Precinct(s): Countywide

 

Fiscal and Personnel Summary

Service Name

Disaster Recovery

 

SFY 22

FY 23

Next 3 FYs

Incremental Expenditures (do NOT write values in thousands or millions)

Labor Expenditures

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Non-Labor Expenditures

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Total Incremental Expenditures

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Funding Sources (do NOT write values in thousands or millions)

Existing Budget

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Total Current Budget

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Additional Budget Requested

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Total Additional Budget Requested

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Total Funding Sources

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Personnel (Fill out section only if requesting new PCNs)

Current Position Count for Service

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Additional Positions Requested

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Total Personnel

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Anticipated Court Date: September 13, 2022

Anticipated Implementation Date (if different from Court date): September 30, 2022

Emergency/Disaster Recovery Note: COVID-19 related item

Contact(s) name, title, department: Shain Carrizal, Executive Director, Human Resources & Risk Management

Attachments (if applicable): N/A