Resolution No. 387.1

Amending The 2023 Ulster County Budget To Revise Compensation Of A Current Part-Time Investigator Position To A Full-Time Investigator Position - District Attorney

Resolution Information

Resolution No. 387
Defeated in Committee



Referred to:  The Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee (Chairwoman Hansut and Legislators Bowen, Hewitt, Fabiano, and Uchitelle), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gavaris and Legislators Cahill, Criswell, Roberts, and Ronk)


Chairwoman of the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee, Gina Hansut, Deputy Chair Chris Hewitt offer the following:


WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted at the request of the Ulster County District Attorney; and


          WHEREAS, the District Attorney advises that due to recent changes in personnel, revising the status of a current part-time investigator position to a full-time investigator position is necessary to enable the office to more effectively meet the needs of the office, including security needs at 273 Wall St., serve the public, and protect the safety of the community; and


WHEREAS, the District Attorney recognizes the need for a dedicated investigator to the accident reconstruction team, especially in light of the increased number of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities in Ulster County; and


          WHEREAS, a revision of the status of the part-time investigator to full-time status is necessary to ensure the position’s compensation is commensurate with the increased hours required of the role; and


          WHEREAS, the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office will increase the salary for position number 1165-1440 to $58,259.00 without longevity for the 2023 Budget year; and


WHEREAS, the change in the budget for 2023 will be more than offset by newly accessible New York State funding, which is expected to more than fully fund the District Attorney’s Discovery Unit for the 2023 Budget year; and


          WHEREAS, though the annual increase to regular pay under this new salary structure is $29,231, because the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office continues to have multiple unfilled positions year to date, including a Chief Investigator and a junior account clerk position which remains vacant was not able to be filled until June 1, 2023 as the civil service list was just published, there are additional funds available for personnel expenses, the county will not pay additional money to support this new positions in this budget year; and




WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend the 2023 County Budget to adjust the salary lines for the affected positions; now, therefore be it


RESOLVED, that the 2023 Ulster County Budget is hereby amended as follows:




POSITION #                              TITLE                                       AMOUNT


1165-1440                                  DA Investigator                          $ 58,259.00*

(PL#)                                          (Change to Full-Time)

*Annual Salary                          

Annual Benefits $29,159.00

(F/T Salary to Year End Starting 7/30/23 - $24,648.00)

(Benefits to Year End Starting 7/30/23 - $12,337.00)



INCREASE                               AMOUNT            

AA.1165.1031-1300.1300            Regular Pay                                $ 24,648.00

(App. #)


AA.1165.1031-8000.8000            Retirement                                  $   3,308.00



AA.1165.1031-8010.8010            Social Security                            $   1,886.00



AA.1165.1031-8020.8035            Health Insurance                         $  7,143.00



AA.-9900.9900-3700.9990          AppropriatedFund Balance          $ 36,985.00,



and move its adoption.








AYES:                       NOES:    



Passed Committee: Law Enforcement and Public Safety on ____________.


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on ____________.




$36,985.00  - Additional 2023 Appropriation Dollars


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Updated: February 29, 2024

Votes on this Resolution

yes no abstained no vote
Tue, Aug 8, 2023 2022-2023 Term: Ways and Means Committee
Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 387.1
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