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COCTP Incentive Pay for All County Officials

WHEREAS, under T.C.A. § 5-1-310(i), counties are authorized and encouraged to provide in the annual budget for payment of an educational incentive to employees (as defined in T.C.A. § 29-20-102(2)) who attain the designation of “Certified Public Administrator” under the
University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service’s County Officials Certificate Training Program (COCTP); and WHEREAS, ___________ County desires to provide for such an incentive payment in its budget for the fiscal year _______;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the ______________ County legislative body meeting in _________ session at _________________, Tennessee, on this ______ day of ________________, 200__, that:
SECTION 1. Any employee of _______________ County, as defined in T.C.A. § 29-20-102(2), who has completed the COCTP and attained the designation of Certified Public Administrator and who submits to the county mayor proof of such attainment on or before
___________, 200___, shall be paid the sum of _______________________ dollars () out of county funds appropriated for that purpose for the fiscal year______________.
SECTION 2. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage and approval, the public welfare requiring it.
ADOPTED this ____ day of ________________, 200__.
County Mayor
County Clerk
T.C.A. § 5-1-310
(i) Each county is encouraged and authorized to provide in its annual budget for payment of an annual educational incentive to employees as defined in § 29-20-102(2) who attain the designation of a "certified public administrator" pursuant to § 5-1-308 in an amount not to
exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000) less any payment received from the state of Tennessee as provided in subsection (a). The incentive provided by this section shall be paid from funds appropriated for such purpose and shall be paid in one (1) payment, no later than October 31. In any county providing such an incentive, the county mayor shall provide to the state treasurer the amount of any educational incentive paid in the county and the number of persons receiving such incentive which the state treasurer shall compile in an annual report.
T.C.A. § 29-20-102 (2) "Employee" means and includes any official (whether elected or appointed), officer, employee or servant, or any member of any board, agency, or commission (whether compensated or not), or any officer, employee or servant thereof, of a governmental entity, including the sheriff and the sheriff's employees and, further including regular members of voluntary or auxiliary firefighting, police, or emergency assistance organizations