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File #: 0175-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/4/2019 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of the Human Resources Department to enter into contract with Ohio AFSCME Care Plan for the provision of the hearing aid insurance program negotiated for AFSCME and CWA employees; to authorize the expenditure of $25,000.00 from the employee benefits trust fund; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Signed MOU, 2. Ohio AFSCME Cares attachment
Explanation
In 2017, the City of Columbus negotiated Memorandum of Understanding #2017-02 between the Columbus Board of Health and the Ohio Council 8, AFSCME Local 2191, Ohio Council 8, AFSCME Local 1632 and CWA to provide funding for the Ohio AFSCME Care Plan. This plan provides a hearing aid benefit for these employees. Per this agreement, payments are to be made annually on June 1st and December 1st. The payment is $3.00 per covered employee. The city assumes no other role in this plan. The first payment was made in December, 2017 and was funded through the administrative sub fund of the Employee Benefits Trust Fund; the more appropriate subfund is the medical subfund. At that time, however, the cost for this new coverage was not known and therefore, not budgeted in the medical subfund. At this time, it is necessary to appropriate $25,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Employee Benefits Trust Fund, medical subfund, to allow the Department of Human Resources to pay costs associated with both the June, 2019 and December, 2019 payments for the provision of hearing aid insurance.

Fiscal Impact: Funds are currently available and budgeted in the Employee Benefits Trust Fund, medical subfund. This ordinance allows payments to be made on June 1, 2019 and December 1, 2019, per the negotiated agreement.

Emergency action is respectfully requested to allow payments to be made per the city’s contractual obligation and so financial transactions are posted in the City’s accounting system as soon as possible. Up to date financial posting promotes accurate accounting and financial management.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Human Resources Department to enter into contract with Ohio AFSCME Care Plan for the provision of the hearing aid insurance program negotiated for AFSCME and CWA employees; to authorize the expenditure of $25,000.00 from the employee benefits trust fund; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)

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