Item 55 - Paid Sick Leave stakeholders

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Jimmy Flannigan
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Item 55 - Paid Sick Leave stakeholders

Post by Jimmy Flannigan » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:54 am

Hoping to add Human Resource Management groups to the list of stakeholder organizations:

• Austin Human Resource Management Association
• Texas Society for Human Resource Management
• Texas Association of Staffing

I also support adding the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce to the list as was mentioned by CM Alter during work session today.
Jimmy Flannigan
Council Member, District 6

Christopher Hutchins
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Re: Item 55 - Paid Sick Leave stakeholders

Post by Christopher Hutchins » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:19 pm

Council Member Houston suggests that we add the Texas Workforce Commission to the group since they are the arm of the State that most often handles employee complaints, unemployment issues and workers' compensation.

Greg Casar
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Re: Item 55 - Paid Sick Leave stakeholders

Post by Greg Casar » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:36 pm


Thank you for these suggestions. I've incorporated them and updated the resolution on the agenda.


Gregorio "Greg" Casar
Council Member District 4

Alison Alter
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Re: Item 55 - Paid Sick Leave stakeholders

Post by Alison Alter » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:56 pm

I appreciated the productive conversation on item 55 at Tuesday's work session. Thank you Mr. Casar for incorporating the Austin Asian Chamber and the other groups highlighted by CMs Houston and Flannigan into the invited participants list. As I mentioned in work session, I also would like to see AISD added to the list of invited stakeholders. I also would like to refine the language in the appropriate section of the resolution to include exploring the cost to the City of enforcement/implementation. I believe that the simplest way to do this would be to add the words "and fund" to the last bullet under your first Be it Resolved clause on page 4. So it would now read:
- "How the City of Austin should manage and fund enforcement of private employer paid sick time."

Alison Alter
Council Member, District 10

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