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File #: 16-3730    Version: Name: REQUESTING A HEARING OF THE LEGISLATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS THE IMPACT OF THE FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT ON STAFFING
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 6/7/2016 In control: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
On agenda: 6/8/2016 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 16-3730 PROPOSED RESOLUTION Sponsored by: LARRY SUFFREDIN, County Commissioner REQUESTING A HEARING OF THE LEGISLATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS THE IMPACT OF THE FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT ON STAFFING WHEREAS, the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 ("FMLA") requires Cook County to provide its employees job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons; and WHEREAS, in a study by the Society for Human Resource Management entitled "FMLA and Its Impact on Organizations," found that there has been a greater number of requests to take FMLA leave in recent years and that there is a financial cost for such leave; and WHEREAS, an increase in the number of employees taking FMLA leave would have an impact on the minimum staffing levels needed to maintain core operations at critical County facilities including the Cook County Jail, the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and the Cook County Health and ...
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN

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SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 16-3730

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

Sponsored by: LARRY SUFFREDIN, County Commissioner

 

REQUESTING A HEARING OF THE LEGISLATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS THE IMPACT OF THE FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT ON STAFFING

 

WHEREAS, the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) requires Cook County to provide its employees job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons; and

 

WHEREAS, in a study by the Society for Human Resource Management entitled “FMLA and Its Impact on Organizations,” found that there has been a greater number of requests to take FMLA leave in recent years and that there is a financial cost for such leave; and

 

WHEREAS, an increase in the number of employees taking FMLA leave would have an impact on the minimum staffing levels needed to maintain core operations at critical County facilities including the Cook County Jail, the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, among others; and

 

WHEREAS, overtime spending is effected by employees taking FMLA leave; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby request that a meeting of the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee be convened to discuss the impact of Cook County employees taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act on maintaining minimum staffing levels; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Director of the Bureau of Human Resources and the Human Resources Directors for all independently elected officials and the Cook County Health and Hospital System, the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and the Cook County Sheriff appear before the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee and be prepared to update the Committee on the effect of the Family and Medical Leave Act on Cook County’s staffing.

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