Regional 911 - Coming Soon! 

Question: Will employees in the existing PSAPs receive their current salary/rate of pay in the Consolidated Regional System?

Answer: Yes. All civilian employees from existing PSAP locations that perform call-taking, teletype (queries only) and dispatching will be offered a job. Employees will maintain the same current salary and rate of pay that they were receiving as of May 7, 2013, which would be adjusted solely for applicable contractual raises.


Question: Will employees maintain their seniority level?

Answer: Yes. Our goal is for all the employees to maintain their existing seniority level.


Question: Will current PSAP employees be moved to another PSAP?

Answer: Yes. Existing PSAPs (and their employees) that will not serve as a Regional Center will be incorporated into the Coconut Creek, Pembroke Pines or Sunrise center. Initially, all civilian employees that perform call-taking, teletype (queries only) and dispatching functions will remain in the service area that they are familiar with today.


Question: Will there be a process for employees to request a specific PSAP location?

Answer: Yes. Though initially, all civilian employees that perform call-taking, teletype (queries only) and dispatching functions will remain in the service area that they are familiar with today.


Question: What happens to an employee’s pension, vacation and sick time obligations that were incurred prior to October 1?

Answer: It is contemplated that municipalities will be responsible for any pension, vacation and sick time obligations that have accrued prior to October 1, 2013. 


Question: What retirement system will be offered to employees effective October 1, 2013?

Answer: It is contemplated that employees will be part of the Florida Retirement System (FRS). There are two options in FRS – a Pension and an Investment plan. For more information, visit the FRS website. Employees in the Investment Plan are vested in FRS after 1 year of FRS service. Employees in the Pension Plan are vested after 8 years of FRS service.  


Question: Can employees remain in municipality pension plans?

Answer: Effective October 1, 2013, it is contemplated that the County will contribute funds to support the pension obligations for employees in the Consolidated Regional System consistent with the established rates for Florida Retirement System (FRS), and employees will be part of the FRS. Employees are encouraged to check with their municipality pension plan administrators regarding the ability to remain in a municipality pension plan.


Question: I am three years away from retiring in my municipality pension plan. How does the Consolidated Regional System affect my retirement?

Answer: It is contemplated that employees will be in the Florida Retirement System (FRS). This is a separate retirement system from many municipality pension plans. Employees are encouraged to check with their municipality pension plan administrators for specific guidance on retirement.


Question: If a municipality employee is in a Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) or will be retiring from their current position on September 30, 2013, could the employee be hired into the Consolidated Regional E911 Communications System?

Answer: Effective October 1, 2013, it is contemplated that employees will be in the Florida Retirement System (FRS). If the employee is currently in the FRS and is retiring or dropping, FRS has specific requirements that may affect the ability of the employee to be hired by another FRS employer. If the employee is in a municipality pension plan separate from FRS, the employee may be eligible for hire. Specific guidance from FRS is forthcoming.


Question: What other benefits will be offered to employees?

Answer: All employees will be offered benefits that are provided by the operator of the Consolidated Regional System.


Question: After October 1, how will employees receive their paychecks?

Answer: Beginning October 1, paychecks will be issued by the operator of the new Regional Consolidated System.