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File #: 15-0490    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/25/2017 Final action: 7/25/2017
Title: Human Resources recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment II to Agreement 475-S1511 with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, revising the scope and compensation to include the Premium Liebert Library Subscription, with no change to total not-to-exceed amount of $300,000 or to the term of the Agreement, to provide professional legal services on an as-requested basis for the Human Resources Department for the period of April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2018. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. 3A - 475-S1511 Blue Route 7-25-17, 2. 3B - 475-S1511 AMD II 7-25-17, 3. Executed Agreement 475-S1511, 4. 2A - Draft AMD I Agm No. 475-S1511 9-29-15, 5. Contract Routing Sheet, 6. Executed Agreement Amendment I, 7. A - Draft Agm No. 475-S1511 04-28-15, 8. B - Approved Blue Route 475-S1511 04-28-15, 9. Executed Agreement 4-28-15 item 12.pdf
Related files: 18-0549
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Human Resources recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment II to Agreement 475-S1511 with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, revising the scope and compensation to include the Premium Liebert Library Subscription, with no change to total not-to-exceed amount of $300,000 or to the term of the Agreement, to provide professional legal services on an as-requested basis for the Human Resources Department for the period of April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2018.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Human Resources recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment II to Agreement 475-S1511 with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, revising the scope and compensation to include the Premium Liebert Library Subscription, with no change to total not-to-exceed amount of $300,000 or to the term of the Agreement, to provide professional legal services on an as-requested basis for the Human Resources Department for the period of April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2018.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On April 28, 2015 the Board approved Agreement 475-S1511 with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore for professional employment and labor relations legal services. Contracting out for these services was recommended for a number of reasons, such as the fact that the consultant has the resources and expertise to provide a robust schedule of training classes that can't be provided by County staff; in addition, in labor relations matters, it is often necessary to engage a third party to provide outside perspective and advice.

The Agreement also includes services that are provided for a flat fee to the County as part of the Gold Country Consortium which includes a limited number of group training sessions, as well as attorney consultation by telephone and provision of a monthly newsletter, and the consolidation of labor negotiations and assistance with Allied Agencies from two previous Agreements.

Amendment II revises the Consortium services to in...

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