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File #: 2017-0404   
Type: Plan Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/30/2017 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 7/20/2017 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to amend the FY18 Budget to add 59 positions, as shown below: 1. Add 8 (eight) non-contract positions to manage and plan for integrated testing, system readiness drills, asset inspection and acceptance, turnover coordination, opening a new Rail Maintenance Facility and pre-revenue service testing of the Crenshaw Line rail project. 2. Add 51 contract positions to support training and certification, asset inspection and acceptance, turnover coordination, integrated testing, system readiness drills, the opening of a Rail Maintenance Facility, pre-revenue service testing and the opening of the Crenshaw Line to the public. B. RECEIVING AND FILING staff analysis of a comprehensive rail expansion staffing plan to add up to a total of 130 positions in FY19 and FY20. The staffing plan assumes a time-phased, milestone-based hiring construct using the best available current scope of work estimates. These FTE requirements will be brought for...
Sponsors: Operations (Department)
Indexes: Authorization, Budget, Capital Project, Construction, Labor, Light rail vehicles, Maintenance, Maintenance facilities, Maintenance of way, Measure R, Operations and Maintenance, Plan, Project, Railroad facilities, Record Of Decision, Revenue Service, Safety, Safety and security, State Of Good Repair, Switches (Electricity), Switches (Railroads), Switching, System safety, Testing
Attachments: 1. Attachment A- Crenshaw FTE Summary, 2. Attachment B - Crenshaw FTE Staffing Timeline
Meeting_Body
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
JULY 20, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: STAFFING REQUEST FOR CRENSHAW LINE

Action
ACTION: APPROVE FULL TIME EQUIVALENT (FTE) POSITION INCREASE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to amend the FY18 Budget to add 59 positions, as shown below:

1. Add 8 (eight) non-contract positions to manage and plan for integrated testing, system readiness drills, asset inspection and acceptance, turnover coordination, opening a new Rail Maintenance Facility and pre-revenue service testing of the Crenshaw Line rail project.

2. Add 51 contract positions to support training and certification, asset inspection and acceptance, turnover coordination, integrated testing, system readiness drills, the opening of a Rail Maintenance Facility, pre-revenue service testing and the opening of the Crenshaw Line to the public.

B. RECEIVING AND FILING staff analysis of a comprehensive rail expansion staffing plan to add up to a total of 130 positions in FY19 and FY20. The staffing plan assumes a time-phased, milestone-based hiring construct using the best available current scope of work estimates. These FTE requirements will be brought forward for board consideration during the respective FY19 and FY20 budget development cycles.

Issue
ISSUE

The overall effort to prepare Metro for this new rail line, new maintenance facility, and light-rail vehicles for revenue service beginning no later than October 2019 will require a substantial amount of technical and support staff across several departments. For technical operations staff, Metro must begin recruitment well in advance of actual need in order to ensure adequate training and qualification requirements can be met. These positions will be phased in throughout FY18, FY19 and FY20 and recruitment will be aligned with system safety, critical path activities, systems testing and project milestones.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

The Crensh...

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