ADOPTED - MARCH 10, 2009

Agenda Item No. 19

 

Introduced by the Human Services, County Services and Finance Committees of the:

INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE STAFFING CHANGES IN THE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN

 

RESOLUTION #09-060

 

WHEREAS, the Health Departmentís Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) recently implemented an electronic WIC management program (MI-WIC); and

 

WHEREAS, the MI-WIC system has the potential to significantly improve WIC clinic work flow processes over the previous paper-electronic WIC management system; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposed adjustments can be implemented by taking advantage of currently vacant positions; and

 

WHEREAS, the Health Departmentís WIC Coordinator and the Deputy Health Officer for Community Health Care Services has evaluated staffing needs within the WIC operations and have determined that the current staff ratios are inadequate to leverage the efficiency gains of the MI-WIC program; and

 

WHEREAS, the Health Department and Human Resources have discussed these proposed staffing changes with the UAW and the ICEA and both of these collective bargaining units are supportive of the proposed staffing changes; and

 

WHEREAS, the Health Officer has recommended that the Board of Commissioners authorize the recommended changes.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes that the following staffing changes in the Health Departmentís WIC Program be implemented effective upon resolution approval:

 

Reduce one full-time Clinical Assistant/Technician (601109 UAW D) to part-time status.

Eliminate a 0.5FTE Nutritionist position (601099 ICEA PRO 07).

Establish a full-time Nutrition Educator position (ICEA PRO 05).†††

 

HUMAN SERVICES:† Yeas:† Tennis, Davis, McGrain, Dougan, Vickers

††††††† Nays:† None†††††††††† Absent:† Schor††††††† Approved 3/2/09

 

COUNTY SERVICES:† Yeas:† Celentino, Koenig, Holman, Copedge, Grebner, Vickers

††††††† Nays:† None ††††††††††Absent:† None††††††† Approved 3/3/09

 

FINANCE:† Yeas:† Grebner, Nolan, Bahar-Cook, Davis, Dougan

†††††††† Nays:† None†††††††††† Absent:††† Tennis†††††††† Approved 3/4/09