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Last Published: 11/7/2016 1:10:21 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SCOTT WAGNER
Present:2 - JOLIE JUSTUS, KEVIN MCMANUS
Excused:1 - LEE BARNES JR.
 

160822
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Sections 2-1075, 2-1076, 2-1077, 2-1078, 2-1079, 2-1080 and 2-1086 which revises the job classification and pay system and enacting in lieu thereof sections of like numbers providing classification and pay scale changes in accordance with the revised Fair Labor Standards Act; and establishing an effective date.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Tom Briggs, Compensation Manager, Human Resources, testified that this ordinance would revise the classification and pay scales for the City, in accordance with the changes of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The FLSA was amended to classify all employees earning less than $47,475 as non-exempt employees and capable of earning overtime for all hours worked greater than forty in a work week, regardless of their duties. As a result of this change in Federal law, the City has reclassified four pay grades currently classified as exempt to non-exempt. The FLSA update affects 244 current employees. This change in the FLSA goes into effect December 1, 2016, however that date is in the middle of a pay period, the City will make the conversion effective November 27, 2016.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, McManus
Nays: 0

160823
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Article IX, Division 5, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Workers’ Compensation” to provide for supervision of the City’s workers’ compensation program by a new Workers’ Compensation Board composed of the City appointees to the Healthcare Trust or any successor organization.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Bill Geary, Law Department, testified that this ordinance would establish a Workers' Compensation Board to oversee the operation of the City's workers' compensation program. The Workers' Compensation Board will be composed of the members of the Healthcare Trust that are appointed by the City. Currently that is all members. Should the Healthcare Trust expand to include other proper parties, only the Kansas City members would serve on the Workers' Compensation Board. Currently the rules and regulations by which the program operates are established by the City Manager through relevant departments. This ordinance will give that responsibility to the Workers' Compensation Board. The Board will be required to report annually to the City Council on the operation of the workers' compensation program, including the types of injuries incurred by City employees, financial impacts, including medical payments and settlement of claims. The Board will also recommend to the City Council a third-party administrator for operation of the workers' compensation program. Staff for the workers' compensation program will remain as members of their departments, e.g., General Services, Finance, Law, and any other employee needed by the Board.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, McManus
Nays: 0

160829
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Amy Vick v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 1516-CV18758.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This item was discussed in closed session.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, McManus
Nays: 0

160834
Authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to execute a five month $631,725.00 contract with City Wide Maintenance Company, Inc., to provide facility janitorial and cleaning management services from funds appropriated in the City’s annual budget for such purpose; and authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to amend the contract and to execute six additional one year extensions with such funds that are appropriated in the City’s annual budget for such purpose.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Cedric Rowan, Manager of Procurement Services, testified that this ordinance would authorize a four month $505,380.00 contract with City Wide Maintenance Company, Inc., to provide facility janitorial and cleaning management services from funds appropriated in the City’s annual budget for such purpose. The ordinance would also authorize the Manager of Procurement Services to amend the contract and to execute six additional one year extensions with such funds that are appropriated in the City’s annual budget for such purpose.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, McManus
Nays: 0

160835
Declaring certain real property generally located 7309 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64131, surplus to the City's needs; and authorizing the Director of General Services to offer the sale of the City’s interest in this real property in accord with City regulations, to later convey it, and execute related documents to complete the transfer of the real property; and directing the City Clerk to record this Ordinance with the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Jackson County, Missouri.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Vanessa Williams, Real Estate Manager, City Manager's Office, testified that this ordinance would authorize the surplus of the property at 7903 Troost Avenue which is no longer needed for City public purposes. The property will be offered for sale in conformity with the surplus property regulations, through the Request for Proposals process that will have safeguards that submitted proposals can and will be evaluated to further the revitalization of this portion of the Troost Corridor. The Ordinance acknowledges the application of the existing Swope Area Plan, in the consideration of submitted proposals.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, McManus
Nays: 0

160836
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Raytown C-2 School District v. City of Kansas City, Mo., et al., Case No. 1516-CV09221; and estimating and appropriating $600,000.00 in the Legal Claims Fund.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This item was discussed in closed session.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, McManus
Nays: 0

160837
(Sub.)
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Gregory Johnson v. City of Kansas City, Mo., Case No. 1516-CV07365; and estimating and appropriating $2,400,000.00 in the Legal Claims Fund.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, CONSENT"
This item was discussed in closed session.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, McManus
Nays: 0
 
 1. Staff from the City Auditor’s Office will present a Performance Audit: Mobile Device Security Risks.
 
 Doug Jones, City Auditor, presented an audit of the City's Mobile Device Security. The audit focused on whether the city has taken steps to mitigate security risks to smartphones and tablets. Mobile devices may expose the city to new security risks, such as downloading malware to the city’s devices and network or exposing confidential or personally identifiable information. The audit found that while the city has some mobile device security policies, it lacks some critical safeguards that mitigate mobile device security vulnerabilities. The audit also concluded that city mobile device users are not always following existing mobile device policies, including requiring a passcode to access all mobile devices used for city business and disabling Bluetooth functionality when the function is not in use. The audit recommends increasing the amount of training employees receive about mobile device security to ensure mobile device users understand the importance of mobile device security requirements and how to follow them. Additionally, the audit recommends implementing a mobile device management software system to enforce key mobile data security features. A copy of the presentation is on file with the City Clerk's Office.
 
 2. There may be a general discussion regarding current Finance and Governance Committee issues.
 
 3. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12. (5) confidential or privileged communications with auditors, pursuant to subsection 17. (6) preparation, including discussions, for negotiations with employee groups, pursuant to subsection 9.
 
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