Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue has four employee categories: management, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), confidential and Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOPA). Management, confidential and FOPA employees are paid an hourly rate, with the rate based on the range established for a 40-hour workweek. IAFF employees are paid on a 48-hour work week.
Payroll periods are bi-weekly. Operations has a 21-day, three-platoon rotating cycle of 24-hour continuous tours of duty, with one normally scheduled tour of duty “Kelly Day” every seventh shift. Payroll is responsible for reviewing, processing and auditing daily payroll for the department's complex payroll system.
Timekeeping with TeleStaff
TeleStaff software is the integral foundation for Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue daily staffing activities. TeleStaff incorporates complex organizational or collective bargaining rules for fair and accurate staffing decisions. Staffing can be an extremely complicated and labor-intensive task that takes valuable time away from the real job at hand.
TeleStaff also has a communications component to enable management to control staffing activities via PC, telephone, cell phone, fax and/or e-mail. Staff members can make scheduling requests using a TeleStaff PC or any touch-tone telephone. Since TeleStaff can make multiple phone calls simultaneously, it is the ideal solution for emergency and other staffing recalls.
The Employee Records Unit processes documents for new hires, promotions, pensions, leave of absences, transfers and reassignments. It administers an eligible list appointment procedure for all department ranks. Moreover, this unit maintains all Fire Rescue employee records.
To contact the Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks please call 954-828-6817 or 954-828-6848.
For employment verification purposes please call the Human Resources Department at 954-828-5300.