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File #: ID-4830    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/10/2022 In control: Executive Committee
On agenda: 8/18/2022 Final action: 8/18/2022
Enactment date: 8/18/2022 Enactment #: 377-22
Title: New York State Budget funded and authorized a Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program ("HWB"), this resolution authorized the County Manager to make those payments to eligible employees based upon the HWB criteria.

Narrative of Resolution:

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New York State Budget funded and authorized a Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program (“HWB”), this resolution authorized the County Manager to make those payments to eligible employees based upon the HWB criteria.

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If Resolution requires expenditure of County Funds, provide the following information:

Amount to be authorized by Resolution: unknown but 100% NYS funding

Are funds already budgeted? No

Specify Compliance with Procurement Procedures:

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 Part ZZ of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2022 <https://health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/providers/hwb_program/docs/hwb_program_part-zz_chap56.pdf>

 

WHEREAS, the Fiscal Year 2023 New York State Budget funded and authorized a Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program (“HWB”), and

 

WHEREAS, New York State appropriated $1.3 billion for the payment to certain health care and mental hygiene workers, and

 

WHEREAS, the intent of the legislation is to facilitate an incentive program for the purpose of recruiting, retaining, and rewarding health care and mental hygiene workers meeting specified eligibility requirements, and

 

WHEREAS, Sullivan County government being a health care and mental health provided is required to comply with “HWB”, and

 

WHEREAS, Sullivan County is required to identify eligible employees based upon the “HWB” criteria, make payments to those employees, and submit for reimbursement from New York State.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Sullivan County Legislature hereby authorizes the County Manager to make payments to eligible employees based upon the “HWB” criteria, and to execute any necessary documents to comply with the “HWB” program including but not limited to submitting forms for reimbursement.