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  Item #   5. B. 2.    
City Council
Meeting Date: 05/13/2019  
Submitted For: Keith Stewart Submitted By: Jan Wells, Public Works

Approval to renew Agreement with Francis Tuttle Technology Center District No. 21 for operation of the Center for Municipal Excellence and for training services; not to exceed $20,000.
On July 1, 2006, the Public Works Field Services division implemented a skill-based pay compensation system for all field level employees.  An important component of this system is the delivery of a structured training program under controlled and supervised conditions.  Specialized curriculum suited for this program did not exist at the time, and Francis Tuttle Technology Center agreed to assist the City of Edmond with program development and implementation.  Francis Tuttle provides expertise in several technical areas, as well as assessments, curriculum development and delivery of training as requested.   In addition, Francis Tuttle applies for related grant funding and applies any funds received toward this agreement.  Francis Tuttle is marketing this training to other municipalities, which produces revenue to off-set the City's training costs.  To serve as management of development, marketing and training, Edmond City Council and Francis Tuttle's Board of Directors created and approved the Center for Municipal Excellence (CME) on December 14, 2009.  The CME is intended to be a self-sustaining entity with revenues covering operations and expenses.  The CME contracts with paying departments from other municipalities.  Francis Tuttle is the fiscal agent for the CME and has obtained Copyrights and Trademarks which are jointly owned.  Edmond's benefit from the training provided through this agreement is greater than the cost to renew, of which most notably is a highly developed and skilled workforce able to perform major repairs with own forces and able to respond to emergencies with cross-trained crews and drastic reduction of outside contracting. Edmond's Skill Based Pay Program received accreditation by the US Department of Labor as an authorized Apprenticeship Program.  As a result, the Department of Labor has granted Journeyman Certification to 30 Field Services employees.  Francis Tuttle Technology Center and the City of Edmond will contribute $20,000 each to fund the Center for Municipal Excellence.
Time Frame
Effective July 1, 2019
Provide the necessary and continual development delivery of professional training to Public Works employees and other municipal employees responsible for the improvement, maintenance, and protection fo vital infrastructure and emergency response capabilities.
Staff recommends approval.
Action Needed
Motion to approve
Public Notification
Posted Agenda

Fiscal Impact
Funding/Cost: $20,000
Budgeted Item Y/N or N/A: Y
652066-8361 PW Administration Contract Services - $20,000
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