Supervisor CALLERY offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR PROBATION OFFICER RONALD BRIGGS TO ACCOMMODATE HIS SERVICE IN A CSEA REGIONAL OFFICER POSITION

WHEREAS, in 2016 the Personnel Director has received a request from CSEA, Inc. that Fulton County approve Paid Leaves of Absence for Probation Officer Ronald Briggs to accommodate him to serve as Region 4 President for the Civil Service Employee’s Association, Inc., effective March 1, 2016 for a four (4) year term; and

WHEREAS, in a letter from CSEA Director of Internal Operations, Peter G. Diana (dated February 29, 2016), CSEA, Inc. committed to reimburse Fulton County for Mr. Brigg’s full salary and total cost of fringe benefits, including, but not limited to, Social Security, Medicare, health and dental insurance costs and NYS retirement system costs, after invoice from the County on a quarterly basis; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 155 of 2018 authorized a paid Leave of Absence for Mr. Briggs for the period March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019, subject to renewal on an annual basis; and

WHEREAS, in a letter from CSEA Director of Internal Operations, Peter G. Diana (dated December 27, 2018), CSEA, Inc. has asked for a renewal of said agreement to reimburse Fulton County for Mr. Brigg’s full salary and total of fringe benefits, including, but not limited to, Social Security, Medicare, health and dental insurance costs and NYS retirement system costs, after invoice from the County on a quarterly basis; and

WHEREAS, Section 207 of NYS County Law governs Leaves of Absences and specifies that “Leaves of absences shall not be in excess of one year.”; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Personnel Director is hereby authorized to issue a Paid Leave of Absence to Probation Officer Ronald Briggs to accommodate him to serve as Region 4 President for the Civil Service Employee’s Association, Inc., effective March 1, 2019 through February 28, 2020; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That this Resolution and said approval for Paid Leave of Absence is contingent upon the following requirements:

  1. CSEA, Inc. shall furnish a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the County as additional insured in form and amount satisfactory to the Fulton County Attorney to protect the County for any damages arising from act or omission by Mr. Briggs during the period of such leave.
  2. Mr. Brigg’s accrued benefit time, on record as of February 29, 2016, shall be frozen and not accrue until his paid leave of absence terminates. 
  3. CSEA, Inc. shall provide a written letter certifying that Mr. Briggs will be covered by statutorily-required Workers Compensation Insurance coverage provided by CSEA during said Leave of Absence period.
  4. CSEA, Inc. shall reimburse Fulton County for Mr. Brigg’s full salary and total cost of fringe benefits, including, but not limited to, Social Security, Medicare, health and dental insurance costs and NYS retirement system costs after invoice from the County on a quarterly basis.
  5. Mr. Briggs shall provide at least 45 days written notice to the County of any intention to return to duty with County government. and, be it further

RESOLVED, That said paid leave of absence is authorized for a period not to exceed one year, effective March 1, 2019 through February 28, 2020;

and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Personnel Director, Probation Director and County Attorney do each and every other thing necessary to further the purport of this Resolution; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Probation Director, Personnel Director, Ronald Briggs, CSEA, Inc., Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor YOUNG and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 16 Nays: 0 Absent: 4 (Supervisors Breh, Lauria, Rice and Waldron)

Resolutions