CONSENT AGREEMENT DELIVERED TO WAYNE COUNTY COMMISSION
DETROIT – Wayne County Commissioners on Tuesday morning received a copy of the 12-page consent agreement finalized between the offices of the Wayne County Executive and the Michigan Department of Treasury. The 15-member County Commission has to approve the agreement.
The agreement will become effective after the County Commission’s approval and when all parties have signed it; triggering a 30 days timeline for the County Executive’s office to continue good-faith negotiations with the unions before it can exercise its authority under Public Act 436 to set terms of employment.
The County Executive’s office has stated repeatedly its preference is to reach agreements with the unions at the bargaining table. The consent agreement ensures the Administration’s ability to fully implement its Recovery Plan, eliminate the $52 million structural deficit and stabilize the County’s finances.
Excerpts from consent agreement:
“…the County Commission and the County Executive retain their respective authority under the Charter and other applicable law to exercise their respective powers, duties, functions and responsibilities…”
“..Beginning 30 days after the effective date of this agreement, if a collective bargaining agreement has expired, the County executive may exercise the powers prescribed…to impose by order matters related to wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment…”
“…Michigan Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) may provide the County with financial management and technical assistance as requested…no money may be paid out of the state treasury except in pursuance of appropriations made by law…”
“…By January 31, 2016, the County Executive shall transmit to the State Treasurer a report that includes a plan addressing the projected needs of the County’s Adult detention system…”
“…The County is released from this agreement and the requirements of section 8 of Act 436 upon written notification from the State Treasurer…”
The entire consent agreement is available for review at www.WayneCounty.com.
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