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File #: 17-0722    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/22/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/18/2017 Final action: 7/18/2017
Title: County Counsel recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 111-2017 to clarify an ambiguity in Resolutions 180-2013 and 235-2014 regarding prior service credit to Department Heads for service earned in another city or county. (Est. Time: 5 Min.) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route 7-18-17, 2. B - Resolution 7-18-17, 3. Executed resolution 111-2017
Related files: 14-1649
Title
County Counsel recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 111-2017 to clarify an ambiguity in Resolutions 180-2013 and 235-2014 regarding prior service credit to Department Heads for service earned in another city or county. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)

FUNDING: N/A
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
County Counsel recommends that this resolution be passed to clarify an ambiguity in Resolutions 180-2013 and 235-2014 regarding prior service credit to Department Heads for service earned in another city or county.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
This proposed resolution is a follow-up to the Board’s direction given on December 8, 2015, relating to Resolutions 180-2013 and 235-2014.

By way of background, in 1999 the County began allowing department heads to use prior service with other cities and counties to count towards the necessary service credits for longevity pay. For example, if a department head had worked seven years with Yolo County and three years with El Dorado County, he or she would have had ten total years of service credit, and could have qualified for longevity pay under the Salary and Benefits Resolution.

On July 15, 2003, the Board approved Resolution 204-2003, which amended the Salary and Benefits Resolution to eliminate the credit for department heads’ prior service with other cities and counties. This meant that only service with El Dorado County would count toward longevity pay for the affected department heads.

In November 2013, the Board comprehensively modified the salary structure for the seven County elected officials by adopting Resolution 180-2013. This resolution established a new base salary for elected department heads and eliminated all of their historical salary supplements, including longevity pay. The relevant portion of that resolution used an italicize-and-strikeout protocol, under which words to be added were italicized and/or included in a text box, and words to be eliminated were struck through. The...

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