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File #: 18-0408    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/6/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/20/2018 Final action: 3/20/2018
Title: Human Resources Department and County Counsel recommending the Board: 1) Approve the retroactive Amendment I to Agreement for Services 398-S1610 (Fenix 758) with Renne Sloan Holtzman & Sakai, LLP to increase the not to exceed amount of the agreement by $100,000, for a new total not to exceed amount of $164,000, for services rendered during the contract period; and 2) Authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement Amendment. (Est. Time: 5 Min.) FUNDING: Health and Human Services Agency.
Attachments: 1. A - Original Agreement (398-S1610) 3-20-18, 2. B - Agreement Amendment (398-S1610 AMD I) 3-20-18, 3. C - 398-S1610 AMD I Contract Approval 3-20-18
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Human Resources Department and County Counsel recommending the Board:
1) Approve the retroactive Amendment I to Agreement for Services 398-S1610 (Fenix 758) with Renne Sloan Holtzman & Sakai, LLP to increase the not to exceed amount of the agreement by $100,000, for a new total not to exceed amount of $164,000, for services rendered during the contract period; and
2) Authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement Amendment. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)

FUNDING: Health and Human Services Agency.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Human Resources Department and County Counsel recommending the Board:
1) Approve the retroactive Amendment I to Agreement for Services #398-S1610 (Fenix #758) with Renne Sloan Holtzman & Sakai, LLP to increase the not to exceed amount of the agreement by $100,000, for a new total not to exceed amount of $164,000, for services rendered during the contract period; and
2) Authorize the Chairman to execute the Agreement Amendment.
DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
In April 2016, the County entered into an Agreement for Services (Agreement) with Renne, Sloan, Holtzman & Sakai, LLP (contractor) in the amount of $64,000. The scope of services included the contractor agreeing to furnish the personnel and equipment necessary to provide all reasonable necessary professional legal services on an “as requested” basis for the purpose of advising and representing the County in employment and labor relations matters.

At the request of the County, the contractor conducted two complex workplace investigations, which were conducted sequentially. Due to the complexity of the investigations, the legal aspects of the investigations were overseen by the County Counsel Department. While the investigations were in progress, the County addressed an invoice discrepancy with the contractor; this discrepancy took several months to resolve and resulted in a credit to the County. At that time, the contractor advised the County that the depth of the investigations were expanded and w...

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