Committee mulls adding to EMS staff

September 13, 2018

By John Raffel

Precia Garland, Missaukee County Administrator, presented a request for staffing changes for the EMS Department during a county finance committee meeting last week.

The request is a result of increased runs and lack of adequate staff to fill the schedule appropriately, Garland said. She requested hiring one full-time paramedic and one full-time EMT from internal candidates who are now working part-time.

Garland further proposed these new positions would be set up to work one 24-hour shift and one 12-hour shift per week, which would keep positions under 40 hours per week, and avoiding overtime.

It was also recommended to update the personnel policy as necessary, to allocate benefits to these positions with a standard 40-hour per week work schedule, rather than full-time paramedics working 24-hour shifts.

Following Garland’s presentation, the committee approved the new staffing requests and structure, and authorized the update to the Personnel Policy.

Garland reviewed the current senior citizens services agreement, and pointed out the agreement will expire on Sept. 30.

The county recently renewed the four-year senior services millage, and the committee requested to renew the contract through Sept. 30, 2022. The county’s Commission on Aging board approved this renewal at its last board meeting. The committee referred this matter to the full county board.

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One Response to Committee mulls adding to EMS staff

  1. R Reply

    September 25, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    publish the agreement after it is renewed ,on line
    send to above address

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