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File #: 23-2998    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Financial Authorization Status: Passed
File created: 5/10/2023 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 5/16/2023 Final action: 5/16/2023
Title: Request for approval of the Bilingual Incentive Compensation Policy for Pollution Control Services.
Attachments: 1. Bilingual Compensation Policy 4-26-23
Department: Pollution Control Services
Department Head/Elected Official: Dr. Latrice Babin

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):

Request for approval of the Bilingual Incentive Compensation Policy for Pollution Control Services.

Background and Discussion:
PCS is committed to providing the highest level of service to all members of the community. To address language barriers, PCS supports employee participation in this program to better serve Harris County residents.
Demographic studies have indicated that the three most spoken, non-English, languages used by Harris County residents are:
? Spanish
? Vietnamese
? Mandarin
Testing will be made available to certify employees for business-related translation of any of these three languages.

Expected Impact:
Per fiscal impact, testing fees will total $650 for 5 people and the annual stipend amounts to $9,000 ($150 per month per person = $750 per month).
Funded through the General Fund.
This expense fits within the existing budget.

Alternative Options:

Alignment with Goal(s):
_ Justice and Safety
_ Economic Opportunity
_ Housing
X Public Health
_ Transportation
_ Flooding
X Environment
X Governance and Customer Service
Prior Court Action (if any):
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Address (if applicable): 101 South Richey Suite H, Pasadena, TX 77506
Precinct(s): Countywide

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