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File #: 17-0610    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/26/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/20/2017 Final action: 6/20/2017
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board, acting as the Governing Board of the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority (IHSS PA), approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 538-S1710 with Industrial Employers and Distributors Association, for the provision of wage and health benefits negotiation assistance between the IHSS PA and the United Domestic Workers of America, to be effective upon final execution for a term of one (1) year, with a maximum contractual obligation of $24,000. FUNDING: State and Federal Funding.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet, 538-S1710 6-20-17, 2. B - IEDA Agreement 538-S1710, 6-20-17, 3. Executed Agreement 538-S1710
Related files: 22-0398, 18-0858, 19-0080, 20-0222, 20-1646
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board, acting as the Governing Board of the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority (IHSS PA), approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 538-S1710 with Industrial Employers and Distributors Association, for the provision of wage and health benefits negotiation assistance between the IHSS PA and the United Domestic Workers of America, to be effective upon final execution for a term of one (1) year, with a maximum contractual obligation of $24,000.

FUNDING: State and Federal Funding.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board approve and authorize Agreement for Services 538-S1710 with the Industrial Employers and Distributors Association (IEDA) to provide assistance with wage and health benefits negotiations between the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority (IHSS PA) and the United Domestic Workers of America which represents the IHSS workers.

Additionally, HHSA has determined that services provided pursuant to this Agreement 538-S1710 satisfy the criteria defined in Chapter 3.13, Section 3.13.030 of the County Ordinance in that the work performed under this Agreement requires special skills and qualifications involved in the performance of the work and a contract is necessary to protect against a conflict of interest.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
Each county in California is required to operate an IHSS program to provide personal care and domestic services to aged, blind or disabled individuals in their own homes. The purpose of the program is to allow individuals who are recipients of these services to live safely at home rather than in costly and less desirable out-of-home placement facilities. The IHSS PA is responsible for maintaining caregiver registries, providing IHSS consumers with caregiver referrals, providing for consumer and caregiver training, and processing payments to IHSS workers on behalf of the co...

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