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Record No: Res 31675    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 6/27/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION related to Seattle Police Department overtime usage and progress reports to the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee on implementation of City Auditor recommendations from the April 2016 overtime audit.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Staff report, 3. Signed Resn 31675
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION related to Seattle Police Department overtime usage and progress reports to the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee on implementation of City Auditor recommendations from the April 2016 overtime audit.
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WHEREAS, on October 3, 2014, the Chief of Police requested that the City Auditor conduct an audit of all Seattle Police Department (SPD) overtime use and management controls of overtime expenditures; and
WHEREAS, the City Auditor conducted an audit on Seattle Police Department overtime controls, dated April 11, 2016; and
WHEREAS, the City Auditor presented the results of the audit to the City Council's Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee (GESCNA Committee) on April 27, 2016; and
WHEREAS, in that audit, the City Auditor made 30 recommendations to improve SPD's overtime controls, across six general categories; and
WHEREAS, those categories included overtime policies and procedures, overtime budget, operational controls for overtime processes, overtime management controls, overtime for special events, and off-duty police work; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Police Chief concurred with the audit's recommendations, and implementation for some of the recommendations commenced during the pendency of the audit in collaboration with the auditor; and
WHEREAS, the City Auditor typically conducts follow-ups to his report recommendations in about a year, but it serves the public interest to hear how SPD is responding to the concerns raised in the audit more immediately; and
WHEREAS, the City Auditor will be conducting a related audit regarding SPD staffing of special events, which is expected to be completed sometime in 2017; and
WHEREAS, the GESCNA Committee has the duty of providing policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to criminal justice and law enforcement pursuant to Resolution 31643; NOW, TH...

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