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File #: 23-0276    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Status: Passed
File created: 12/30/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 1/10/2023 Final action: 1/10/2023
Title: Request for approval of amendments to the Harris County Personnel Policies and Procedures.
Attachments: 1. Personnel Policies and Procedures Amendments
Department: Human Resources and Risk Management
Department Head/Elected Official: Shain Carrizal

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular 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):
Request for approval of amendments to the Harris County Personnel Policies and Procedures.

Background and Discussion:
Proposed amendments to the Sick Leave Pool and Paid Parental Leave sections of the Harris County Personnel Policies and Procedures are attached for approval. Currently, the Sick Leave Pool policy requires an employee to donate a minimum of eight (8) hours during the fiscal year in order to receive hours from the pool in the event they have a catastrophic injury or illness. Some employees who become ill during the fiscal year, may not be able to donate to the pool during the enrollment period at the beginning of the next fiscal year since they have already exhausted all their paid time off. Also, new employees who start employment right after the enrollment period, have to wait almost two years to donate to the pool. Therefore, an amendment to the policy is being requested to allow employees who have not donated to the pool to receive up to 160 hours from the pool. Also, the policy is being updated to allow employees to receive hours from the pool up until the time they begin receiving supplemental income benefits such as workers' compensation, long-term disability, and Social Security disability.

The Paid Parental Leave policy is being updated to show the maximum amount increasing from ten (10) weeks to twelve (12) weeks, which was the amount originally approved by Commissioners Court in January 2021 for 2023.

Other minor modifications are being requested for clarification purposes a...

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