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File #: 49172    Version: Name: Amending Public Health-Madison and Dane County’s 2017 budget to transfer funds from and authorizing the Director of Public Health to sign an agreement with the Board of Regents for the University of Wisconsin System to spend these funds to provide short-t
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/11/2017 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 10/31/2017 Final action: 10/31/2017
Enactment date: 11/3/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00872
Title: Amending Public Health-Madison and Dane County’s 2017 budget to transfer funds from and authorizing the Director of Public Health to sign an agreement with the Board of Regents for the University of Wisconsin System to spend these funds to provide short-term support for the University of Wisconsin’s Covering Wisconsin-Marketplace Insurance Enrollment Assistance Program.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Matthew J. Phair, Sara Eskrich, Shiva Bidar
Attachments: 1. 49172 By Title Only v1.pdf
Fiscal Note
Due to a number of vacancies within Public Health and the length of time required to fill vacancies, the Department is anticipated to have over $1 million savings in salaries and benefits. The proposed resolution amends Public Health’s operating budget by transferring $107,148 from Salaries to Purchased Services and authorizes the Department to sign an agreement with the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents to provide short-term support for the Covering Wisconsin-Marketplace Insurance Enrollment Assistance Program. The funds for the contract will be encumbered in 2017.

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Amending Public Health-Madison and Dane County’s 2017 budget to transfer funds from and authorizing the Director of Public Health to sign an agreement with the Board of Regents for the University of Wisconsin System to spend these funds to provide short-term support for the University of Wisconsin’s Covering Wisconsin-Marketplace Insurance Enrollment Assistance Program.
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