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File #: 44283    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the City to accept a $155,317 grant from the US Department of Labor/Women’s Bureau’s Paid Leave Analysis grant program
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 9/6/2016 Final action: 9/6/2016
Enactment date: 9/9/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00606
Title: Authorizing the City to accept a $155,317 grant from the US Department of Labor/Women’s Bureau’s Paid Leave Analysis grant program to study the potential fiscal and operational impacts of a paid family and medical leave policy on City agencies; authorizing the City grant writer to sign necessary DOL paperwork; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a sole source contract with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to carry out the analysis; and, amending the 2016 Operating Budget of the Human Resources Department.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, Maurice S. Cheeks, Shiva Bidar, Amanda Hall
Related files: 50663
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/6/20161 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/31/20161 Human Resources Department RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution accepts a grant from the Department of Labor to examine the feasibility of an expanded family leave program within the City of Madison. Funds from the grant will be used to secure a contract with UW-Madison to conduct the study and cover administrative costs. The proposed resolution will amend the 2016 Adopted Operating Budget by appropriating $155,317 in federal revenue and the corresponding expenditures within the Human Resources budget. There is no levy implication at this time; however, the findings of the study regarding possible fundamental changes to the City's paid leave policy may have future funding implications.

Title
Authorizing the City to accept a $155,317 grant from the US Department of Labor/Women’s Bureau’s Paid Leave Analysis grant program to study the potential fiscal and operational impacts of a paid family and medical leave policy on City agencies; authorizing the City grant writer to sign necessary DOL paperwork; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a sole source contract with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to carry out the analysis; and, amending the 2016 Operating Budget of the Human Resources Department.

Body
WHEREAS, on 05/17/2016, the Madison Common Council approved Resolution #42914 authorizing the City to apply to the US Department of Labor/Women’s Bureau’s Paid Leave Analysis grant program; and,

WHEREAS, City staff worked closely with faculty and students of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Community & Environmental Sociology Department and staff of the University of Wisconsin Survey Center to develop the study design and budget; and

WHEREAS on 06/21/16, City Grant Writer submitted the grant application, signing the US Department of Labor’s standard Assurances and Certifications Form SF424B, which is the only document required to be signed to accept the award; and

WHEREAS, on August 9, 2016, the US Department of Labor informed the City of its decision to award a grant ...

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