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• <br /> Jtr� 'N.. ',Wil Okabe <br /> • -^ �%� Managing Director <br /> Harry Kim i •t �..;,,.!� • <br /> Mayor -- <br /> Barbara-_ <br /> • <br /> Barbara J•Kossow <br /> +f°::t wct : > Deputy Managing Director <br /> qrE oF,NPi� <br /> Count r of <br /> ®fftci? of±fir Atavor <br /> 25 Aupuni Street,Suite 2603 • Hilo,Hawai`i 96720 • (808)961-8211 • Fax(808)961-6553 <br /> KONA: 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy.,Bldg.C • Kailua-Kona,Hawaii 96740 <br /> (808)323-4444 • Fax(808)323-4440 <br /> April 18, 2019 c3cm; <br /> Aaron Chung, Chair, =- 3 <br /> --t <br /> and Members of the Hawai`i County Council 03 CD�.:�� <br /> County of Hawai`i _l <br /> 29 Aupuni Street - -m <br /> Hilo, Hawaii 96720 •• � <br /> Dear Chair Chung and Members of the County Council: <br /> SUBJECT: Cost Items, Hawai`i Fire Fighters Association <br /> Bargaining Unit 11 <br /> In accordance with Sections 89-11(e) and (g), HRS, attached for council action is a resolution <br /> authorizing the appropriation in future fiscal years of funds to cover the cost items awarded by <br /> the arbitration panel to resolve the impasse between the employers and the Hawaii Fire Fighters <br /> Association(HFFA) for Bargaining Unit 11. The award covers the period from July 1, 2019 <br /> through June 30, 2021. Cost items presented for your consideration are across-the-board <br /> increases, step movements, within range progressions, and one-time lump sum bonuses for <br /> bargaining unit 11 and employees excluded from this bargaining unit. <br /> Attached as an exhibit to the resolution is a schedule showing the total cost of these various • <br /> adjustments over the two years of the contract. Our employees work hard and are very dedicated <br /> to their jobs. However, after careful consideration, I feel that I cannot support the arbitration <br /> decision,at this time. As our costs to operate the County continue to rise, we have to control all <br /> of our costs, including collective bargaining unit agreements. The retirement contributions and <br /> other fringe costs continue to increase, which contributed to the cost of this two year contract <br /> being significantly higher than the last two year contract. <br /> Si ely; <br /> 6t/I/14.3 <br /> Harry Kim <br /> Mayor <br /> Attachment—Resolution and Exhibit <br /> { "�.s• �,ct- is> Comm. No. /11 <br /> Ref. To: FC <br /> • County of Hawai`i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Ref. Date APR 3 0 2019 <br />