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File #: 12-1564    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/19/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/15/2013 Final action: 1/15/2013
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Appoint Alicia Paris-Pombo, M.D. to serve as the County Public Health Officer and Local Registrar for Vital Statistics effective April 15, 2013; 2) Approve the advanced step hiring at Step 5 of the salary range totaling $12,272/month for this position; 3) Find it is in the best interest of the County to waive the requirements of Government Code Section 24001 pertaining to an individual’s eligibility for appointment as County Officer; 4) Approve the assignment of a recruitment signing bonus pursuant to Board of Supervisors Policy E-7; and 5) Approve the allowance of relocation reimbursement pursuant to Board of Supervisors Policy E-6. FUNDING: Public Health Realignment Funds.
Attachments: 1. A-PHO Relocate Reimburse+Signing Bonus, 01-15-13.pdf
Related files: 23-2090
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Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Appoint Alicia Paris-Pombo, M.D. to serve as the County Public Health Officer and Local Registrar for Vital Statistics effective April 15, 2013;
2) Approve the advanced step hiring at Step 5 of the salary range totaling $12,272/month for this position;
3) Find it is in the best interest of the County to waive the requirements of Government Code Section 24001 pertaining to an individual’s eligibility for appointment as County Officer;
4) Approve the assignment of a recruitment signing bonus pursuant to Board of Supervisors Policy E-7; and
5) Approve the allowance of relocation reimbursement pursuant to Board of Supervisors Policy E-6.

FUNDING: Public Health Realignment Funds.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
None. Expenses associated with this position, including Chief Administrative Office (CAO) approved signing bonus and reimbursement of actual relocation costs (combined total of the CAO approved costs not to exceed $11,000), are included within the Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Division's budget, and are supported by Public Health Realignment funding.

Background
California Health and Safety Code requires each County to have an appointed Public Health Officer. By law, the Health Officer is the local registrar for the Local Registration District and is responsible for registration of certificates of birth, fetal death, and death events.

This critical position became vacant effective February 2012 and has been filled on an interim basis through Agreement for Services 417-S1210 with Dr. Robert Hartmann. The current agreement with Dr. Hartmann expires on February 6, 2013. HHSA plans to return to your Board prior to February 6, 2013, to extend the term of Dr. Hartmann’s agreement to coincide with the appointment of Dr. Paris-Pombo as the County Public Health Officer.

After extensive recruitment, the Health and H...

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