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File #: 0024-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2018 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To make appropriations from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 for the funding of the Unemployment Compensation Program; to authorize the expenditure of $325,000.00, or so much thereof as may be necessary; and to declare an emergency. ($325,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0024-2019 Unemployment

Explanation

BACKGROUND:  To maintain unemployment benefit payments in accordance with federal law, additional appropriation is necessary for the unemployment compensation program.  To determine the amount necessary for the appropriation, current utilization and anticipated claims were analyzed.

 

Emergency action is requested to ensure the unemployment compensation program is able to commence as soon as contractually possible, thereby maintaining continuity of service.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:   Unemployment compensation payments to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services for 2016 were $304,650 and $294,629 for 2017.  Fees for 2018 are estimated at $300,854.  A total of $325,000 is projected to be needed for 2019.  This ordinance is contingent on the passage of the 2019 operating budget (ordinances 2870-2018, 2871-2018, and 2872-2018).

 

Appropriation is being made to the following project:

 

Employee Unemployment Compensation Program:  $325,000.00

 

Title

To make appropriations from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 for the funding of the Unemployment Compensation Program; to authorize the expenditure of $325,000.00, or so much thereof as may be necessary; and to declare an emergency. ($325,000.00)

 

Body

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the expenditure of $325,000.00, or so much therefore as may be necessary to pay contract costs for the unemployment compensation program; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operations of the Department of Human Resources in that it is immediately necessary to appropriate funds to ensure the unemployment compensation program is able to commence as soon as contractually possible, thereby maintaining continuity of service;

 

Now, Therefore,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.       That from the monies in and from all monies estimated to come into the Employee Benefits Fund 5502, from any and all sources from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, the following appropriation is hereby authorized and directed:

 

Department: 4602 |Fund: 5502 |Subfund: 550202 |Program: HR006 | Amount: $325,000.00

 

SECTION 2.       That from the monies appropriated in Section 1 shall be paid on order of the Human Resources Director and no other shall be drawn or money paid except by voucher, the form of which shall be approved by the City Auditor.

 

SECTION 3.        That the expenditure of $325,000.00 or so much thereof as may be necessary to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services is hereby authorized to be expended as follows:

 

Department: 4602 |Fund: 5502 |Subfund: 550202 |Program: HR006 | Amount: $325,000.00

 

 

SECTION 4.      That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 5.      That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor or ten days after passage, if the Mayor neither approves nor  vetoes the same.