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File #: 22-5643    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Status: Passed
File created: 9/9/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by Human Resources and Risk Management for approval of overtime pay for employees providing support for the Harris County 2022 Bond Program public meetings, subject to actual participation in those meetings and a weekly minimum of 40 work hours.
Department: Human Resources and Risk Management
Department Head/Elected Official: Shain Carrizal

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Supplemental RCA

Type of Request: Policy

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 of overtime pay for employees providing support for the Harris County 2022 Bond Program public meetings, subject to actual participation in those meetings and a weekly minimum of 40 work hours.
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Background and Discussion:
This item requests authorization to compensate employees with overtime pay in lieu of compensatory time when working in excess of 40 hours in a week as a result of attending the 2022 Bond Program public meetings.

Expected Impact:
Community engagement and outreach is a critical component to fully informing Harris County citizens of the proposed issuance of bonds to fund County capital projects. Likewise, a robust outreach program that encourages public involvement and input will more fully inform the County and Commissioners Court of the community's specific needs and priorities in each category proposed for bond issuance: public safety, transportation and parks.

Staffing a public meeting with knowledgeable County employees available to speak directly with constituents advances the Bond Program communications outreach requested by Court. This proposed action provides payment in lieu of compensatory time for staff to volunteer or be assigned, while creating fewer impacts to existing duties and to employee compensatory time balances. This also enables managers and Department Heads greater flexibility to manage ongoing operations without significantly impacting personnel availability during normal working hours.

The expen...

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