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File #: 21-104    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/7/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 4/13/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval of a one-time Pandemic Response Payment to Essential Town of Carrboro Employees. PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide supplemental pay to essential employees of the Town who have maintained continuity of operations and service delivery to citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution for Payment to Essential Employees
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Approval of a one-time Pandemic Response Payment to Essential Town of Carrboro Employees.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide supplemental pay to essential employees of the Town who have maintained continuity of operations and service delivery to citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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DEPARTMENT: Human Resources, Finance

CONTACT INFORMATION: Julie Eckenrode, jeckenrode@townofcarrboro.org
Arche McAdoo, amcadoo@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION: On March 10, 2020, Governor Cooper, by Executive Order 116, declared a state of emergency to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On March 27, 2020, Executive Order 121 imposed a statewide Stay at Home Order, which directed people to stay at home except to visit essential businesses, exercise outdoors or help family members. The Order also banned gatherings of more than 10 people and directed everyone to physically stay at least 6 feet apart from others.

More Executive Orders followed in connection with the pandemic, which dramatically impacted the manner in which Town services could be provided and the modified work practices and schedules necessary for Town employees to continue delivery of critical public services.

During this time, the employees of the Town have demonstrated creativity, flexibility, resilience, and perseverance in the face of uncertainty to maintain essential critical components of all the Town's infrastructure segments.

The FY2020-21 Adopted Budget included a variety of austerity measures to preserve the Town's financial health. One of these measures was the elimination of across the board pay adjustments for all employees.

Under the American Rescue Plan Act signed into law on March 11, 2021, the Town of Carrboro is estimated to receive $6.2 million. These funds may be used for a number of purposes, including the provision of premium pay for "essential" workers needed to "maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastruct...

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