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File #: 18-0929    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/1/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/26/2018 Final action: 6/26/2018
Title: Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve the disbanding of the Health Plan Advisory Committee. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - HPAC Bylaws 6-26-18, 2. B - HPAC History Summary 6-26-18
Title
Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve the disbanding of the Health Plan Advisory Committee.

FUNDING: N/A
Body
DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve the disbanding of the Health Plan Advisory Committee (HPAC).

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Although the origination of the current HPAC is not entirely clear, it appears the HPAC was formed in 2001 when the by-laws were filed with the Board of Supervisors. The purpose of HPAC was to provide for an “appropriately constituted forum to facilitate conferring with employee organizations on related [health benefit] issues”. At the time of its creation, the County only had three labor groups: El Dorado County Employee’s Association, Local 1; Operating Engineers, Local 3; and Deputy Sheriff’s Association. With the establishment of HPAC, each member was given voting rights. One vote was given to each of the labor groups (two to Local 1, given their representation size) as well as one vote to each of the mangers/directors which included the Risk Manager, Director of Human Resources, the County Counsel, and the Director of Public Health.

Around 2005, additional labor groups began to form within the County. These newly established labor groups were not offered a voting seat on the HPAC, despite the by-laws being updated in 2012 and 2014. Although HPAC was established for a useful purpose, the exclusion of five labor groups from having a voting status makes it functionally impossible for HPAC to fulfill its intended purpose which was to provide for an “appropriately constituted forum to facilitate conferring with employee organizations on related [health benefit] issues”.

At the regular meeting on December 14, 2017, the HPAC members voted to disband HPAC (instead of extending a voting status to the additional labor organizations) with the understanding that Human Resources would work with all labor groups to form an informal advisory group for the purp...

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