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File #: 14-1625    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/1/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/6/2015 Final action: 1/6/2015
Title: Health and Human Services Agency and Human Resources recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve the reclassification of two (2) Merit System Services (MSS) Office Assistant III positions in the Health and Human Services Agency to the MSS classification of Services Support Assistant III; 2) Waive the requirement for filling the upgraded position through a competitive examination process allowing the current incumbents to be appointed to the position; and 3) Adopt Resolution 002-2015 establishing the salary schedule and bargaining unit for the MSS classification of Services Support Assistant I/II, and Services Support Assistant III and amend the Authorized Personnel Allocation Resolution No. 067-2014 for the Health and Human Services Agency by deleting two (2) FTE Office Assistant III and adding two (2) FTE Services Support Assistant III. FUNDING: Federal, State and County required match utilizing Social Services Realignment Funding.
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution Services Support Asst 1-6-15, 2. B - Job Spec SSA Series 1-6-15, 3. C - Analysis for Services Support Asst III 1-6-15, 4. Executed Resolution 002-2015 1-6-15 item 19.pdf
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Health and Human Services Agency and Human Resources recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve the reclassification of two (2) Merit System Services (MSS) Office Assistant III positions in the Health and Human Services Agency to the MSS classification of Services Support Assistant III;
2) Waive the requirement for filling the upgraded position through a competitive examination process allowing the current incumbents to be appointed to the position; and
3) Adopt Resolution 002-2015 establishing the salary schedule and bargaining unit for the MSS classification of Services Support Assistant I/II, and Services Support Assistant III and amend the Authorized Personnel Allocation Resolution No. 067-2014 for the Health and Human Services Agency by deleting two (2) FTE Office Assistant III and adding two (2) FTE Services Support Assistant III.

FUNDING: Federal, State and County required match utilizing Social Services Realignment Funding.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no impact to Net County Cost for this item. The anticipated increase in cost for the reclassification is $12,466 annually for the two reclassified positions. Sufficient funds have been included in the FY 2014/15 budget, and will be included in future year budgets.

Background
Merit System Services (MSS) initiated a study of their Data Entry Operators classification and included employees in other MSS positions that were assigned to Medi-Cal Eligibility Data System (MEDS) clerical duties. The existing Data Entry Operator classification series is outdated and MSS plans to abolish this classification. Because different counties use a variety of classifications to perform MEDS clerical duties, MSS wanted to include those employees in the study to determine if their existing classification is appropriate or if there is another more appropriate classification that would better suit their duties. MSS developed the new MSS classification series, Services Suppor...

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