Agenda Item # 8

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

05/13/2014

Agenda Report # 119


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Driver Pool for Integrated Waste

INITIATED BY: Public Works


Recommendation: Approve a resolution authorizing the City Manager to direct Human Resources to create a pool of temporary drivers qualified to work in waste and recycling collection within the Public Works Department.

Background: Public Works has been experiencing on-going staffing problems fielding sufficient drivers each day to complete waste and recycling collection. This has resulted in long term excessive over time resulting in exhausted staff and raising safety concerns. The normal hiring of temporary workers through an agency is not an alternative because of the required certifications needed to handle inmates.

Analysis: Hiring a pool of temporary drivers would reduce overtime costs and allow all available trucks to be utilized each day for collection resulting in better service.

Financial Considerations: Initially drivers would require training by the City's Safety Officer and would require training by MCP to be allowed to handle inmates. These training courses would be repeated as refresher training once each year.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The hiring of the driver pool would help reduce overtime and improve efficiency to the citizens.

Legal Considerations: Drivers would have to attend initial Driver Training and MCP inmate training. Drivers would have to attend refresher training for both annually to continue working as temporary waste collection drivers

Recommendations/ Actions: Council approve the request to establish a driver pool for Integrated Waste.


A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ALLOW HUMAN RESOURCES TO ESTABLISH POSITIONS FOR TEMPORARY DRIVERS FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

WHEREAS, Public Works has been experiencing on-going staffing problems fielding sufficient drivers each day to complete waste and recycling collection. This has resulted in long term excessive overtime resulting in exhausted staff and raising safety concerns; and,

WHEREAS, hiring a pool of temporary drivers would reduce overtime costs and allow all available trucks to be utilized each day for collection resulting in better service; and,

WHEREAS, the normal hiring of temporary workers through an agency is not an alternative because of the required certifications needed to handle inmates.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is authorized to direct the Human Resources Director to establish a pool of temporary drivers in Integrated Waste to be hired on an as needed basis as part time employees only.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _________, 2014 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of
_____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor