Posted: December 22, 2016
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: LF122816-04

Agenda Item Title:

Authorize Mayor and Finance Officer to Sign Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Rapid City and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1040 to Address Paid Time Off for Paramedic School Participants

Origination Group:
Legal & Finance Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
12/28/2016
City Council Hearing Date:
01/03/2017
Staff Contact:
Wade Nyberg/Jason Culberson
Agenda Item Summary:
The RCFD has recently begun an in-house paramedic training program to increase the number of licensed paramedics within its ranks. During the course of the program, participants are not allowed to use annual leave (vacation). This poses an issue, as members of the IAFF bargaining unit cannot accumulate annual leave from year to year. It must be used the year following accrual or it is lost. The language in this MOU would allow program participants to reschedule or be paid for unused annual leave, at the option of the employee. The language in this MOU was negotiated and included in the 2017-2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and the IAFF. It meets the Fire Department’s goal of encouraging education and licensure as a paramedic, and it also allows the employees the full advantage of their earned benefits.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center
No fiscal impact is expected.

Recommendations:

Origination Recommendation Action:
Approve

Attachments & Links to Download:

pdf LF122816-04 MOU (56 KB)

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