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File #: 24-1034    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Status: Passed
File created: 2/14/2024 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 2/27/2024 Final action: 2/27/2024
Title: Request for approval of amendments to the Harris County Personnel Policies & Procedures.
Attachments: 1. P3 Amendments
Department: Human Resources and Risk Management
Department Head/Elected Official: Shain Carrizal

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Policy

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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 & Procedures.

Background and Discussion:
Amendments to the Harris County Personnel Policies & Procedures are attached for approval and address the following:
* Adds a definition for Calendar Year
* Revises accrual of Family Sick and Wellness Leave from Payroll Year to a Calendar Year, which corresponds to current processes
* Updates the Breastfeeding/Lactation policy in accordance with standards set forth by Texas Health and Human Services' Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program

The amendments will be effective March 9, 2024, and Human Resources & Risk Management will communicate the amendments to departments. Additional non-substantive and formatting changes may be made prior to distribution.

Expected Impact:
The update to the Breastfeeding/Lactation policy may have a fiscal impact if designated lactation rooms have to be established in County facilities. Human Resources & Risk Management will work with Engineering, Building Operations Services to establish needed lactation rooms or private, accessible areas for breastfeeding employees.

Alternative Options: N/A

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

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Precinct(s): Countywide

Fiscal and Personnel Summary
Service Name
Employee Relations & Com...

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