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COUNTY OF HAWAII <br />RESOLUTION NO. <br />STATE OF HAWAII <br />169 .19 <br />A RESOLUTION COMMITTING TO FUNDING THE COST ITEMS AWARDED BY <br />ARBITRATION TO HAWAII FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION (HFFA) UNIT 11 AND <br />EMPLOYEES EXCLUDED FROM BARGAINING UNIT 11 FOR THE CONTRACT <br />PERIOD JULY 1, 2019 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2021. <br />WHEREAS, Sections 89-11 (e) and (g) of the Hawai'i Revised Statutes relating to collective <br />bargaining require that in the case of a "final and binding" decision by an arbitration panel, "[a]II items <br />requiring any moneys for implementation shall be subject to appropriations by the appropriate <br />legislative bodies"; and <br />WHEREAS, these sections further require that the employer "... shall submit all such items <br />within ten days after the date on which the agreement is entered into as provided herein, to the <br />appropriate legislative bodies"; and <br />WHEREAS, pursuant to provisions of Section 89-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Union and <br />Employer positions were heard before an arbitration panel for BU 11 HFFA; and <br />WHEREAS, after hearing arguments from both the Union and the Employer, the arbitration <br />panel concluded its hearings on February 1, 2019; and <br />WHEREAS, the panel issued its majority decision on April 8, 2019 indicating the Union and <br />Employer panel members' concurrence with the panel chairperson; and <br />WHEREAS, the estimated cost to the County of Hawai'i over the two years of the new <br />contract, as shown in the exhibits attached to this resolution, will be $6,970,788. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII <br />that the cost items included in the conclusions of the arbitration panel for HFFA negotiations, as <br />shown on the attached exhibits, are hereby approved. <br />