Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A VACANCY REVIEW PROCESS FOR 2022
WHEREAS, the Committee on Finance has begun preparation of the 2022 County Budget and has also been evaluating the impacts of burdensome State mandates on future County finances; and
WHEREAS, State mandated costs imposed upon county governments are translated into extra property tax burdens on local residents; and
WHEREAS, the Committee believes that austerity measures are necessary to ensure that the County budget and corresponding property tax levy are no larger than necessary for the effective operation of County government and its many services; and
WHEREAS, the Committee on Finance recommends the implementation of a tentative vacancy review procedure for existing positions and a hiatus upon the creation of any new positions or position upgrades within County of Fulton departments; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the following vacancy review procedures be and hereby are adopted by the Board:
1. Prior to filling any permanent vacancy, other than those arising from medical leave, within a County department, the Department Head shall present said vacancy to the Committee on Finance, which shall serve as a "Vacancy Review Committee". The Department Head shall provide a detailed justification for retaining said position within County service or, if deemed unnecessary, a plan for elimination of the position from County service.
2. Upon each such referral to the Committee on Finance, the Committee shall take affirmative action one way or the other to recommend retention of the position or recommend elimination of the position.
3. Any recommendation to eliminate a position shall be subject to review and final decision by resolution of the full Board of Supervisors, which shall include a presentation by the Department Head prior to final action. If the "Vacancy Review Committee" recommends retention of a position within County service, the Department Head or other appointing authority shall be approved to commence recruitment and appointment to such position.
and, be it further
RESOLVED, That this policy shall commence and apply to all vacancies occurring on or after January 1, 2022, and shall end December 31, 2022; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the above vacancy review procedure policy shall not apply to vacancies in Corrections Officer positions; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the Personnel Director and all involved Department Heads 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, All Department Heads, CSEA Local 818, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.
Seconded by Supervisor HOWARD and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 448 (16) Nays: 52 (2) (Supervisor Greene and Young)
Absent: 51 (2) (Supervisors Goderie and Potter)