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File #: 170253    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 3/9/2017 In control: Committee on Fiscal Stability and Intergovernmental Cooperation
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Authorizing the Committee on Fiscal Stability and Intergovernmental Cooperation to hold hearings to address the City of Philadelphia's overspending on budgeted overtime, its effect and impact on the City's fund balance and pension obligations and to discuss steps and solutions towards making the City of Philadelphia operate more efficiently and effectively, including the establishment of goals, performance indicators and objectives so that City Departments' progress can be measured and the City can be more transparent and accountable to the taxpayers and residents it serves.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. Signature17025300.pdf
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Authorizing the Committee on Fiscal Stability and Intergovernmental Cooperation to hold hearings to address the City of Philadelphia's overspending on budgeted overtime, its effect and impact on the City's fund balance and pension obligations and to discuss steps and solutions towards making the City of Philadelphia operate more efficiently and effectively, including the establishment of goals, performance indicators and objectives so that City Departments' progress can be measured and the City can be more transparent and accountable to the taxpayers and residents it serves.

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WHEREAS, Overtime usage across City departments has been steadily increasing since Fiscal Year 2010; and

WHEREAS, According to The Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA) Staff Report on the City of Philadelphia's Five-Year Financial Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021, City departments have exceeded budgeted overtime in every fiscal year since Fiscal Year 2011, utilizing almost $20 million more in overtime than budgeted in Fiscal Year 2015; and

WHEREAS, In Fiscal Year 2016, the City of Philadelphia spent $170 million in overtime costs, approximately 26 percent over budget; representing the sixth year in a row that saw such overspending, and the highest level of overspending since 2010, at a staggering $45 million more than budgeted; and

WHEREAS, In its 2016 report, the PICA Board and staff noted that the city's use of overtime has been "steadily rising" since 2010, and stated that they have grown "increasingly concerned about overtime usage and management"; and

WHEREAS, The PICA Board and its staff cautioned, "Regularly exceeding budgeted overtime has the potential to adversely affect the city's fund balances, which have yet to rise to pre-recession levels. Furthermore, the City has not achieved fund balances that would trigger deposits into the Budget Stabilization Reserve over the life of the current Five-Year Plan"; and

WHEREAS, For Fiscal ...

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