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File #: 67410    Version: 1 Name: Increasing staff for Public Health Madison and Dane County to support ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: Health Department
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Enactment date: 10/12/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00682
Title: Increasing staff for Public Health Madison and Dane County to support ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery
Sponsors: Lindsay Lemmer, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Regina M. Vidaver, Brian Benford, Syed Abbas, Nasra Wehelie, Jael Currie
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution increases the staff for Public Health Madison and Dane County to support ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery. The positions will be funded by state and federal grants including a WI Department of Health Services American Rescue Plan Act grant to support ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. A companion resolution to accept this grant funding and amend Public Health’s budget is also being introduced (Legistar file #67409).
Public Health is adding 19 new positions, 16 of which are limited term employees (LTE) and three permanent positions. All of the positions are funded by grants in 2021 and 2022. The annual cost of the LTE positions is $1,743,000 including benefits and will be funded by grant funds through 2024 at which time the term of employment will end. The annual cost of the three permanent positions is $330,000 including benefits and will be funded by Licensed Establishment fees beginning in 2023. The Dane County Board introduced 2021 RES-174 of the same title to create the position authority on September 9, 2021. No levy funding is required.

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Increasing staff for Public Health Madison and Dane County to support ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery

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WHEREAS, Public Health-Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) continues to be on the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and an ongoing effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 is essential; and

WHEREAS, this effort requires additional staff to focus on COVID-19 response and recovery in order to maintain PHMDC’s range of programmatic public health services; and

WHEREAS, PHMDC has identified the need for the following positions to support the areas of disease control, testing, vaccination, compliance, operational planning and infrastructure, communications systems, recovery and resiliency, and preparedness capabilities beginning October 1, 2021:
1. Director of COVID Response - Public Health (Project) M14, $34,400
2. Public Health Su...

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