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File #: 18-0953    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/7/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/26/2018 Final action: 6/26/2018
Title: Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement 057-S1611 (FENIX 121), with The Law Offices of Valentina Reiner for professional employment legal services, extending the term by six (6) months for a new term of July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2018. There is no change to the original not to exceed amount of the Agreement. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Original Agreement 057-S1611 6-26-18, 2. B - Agreement Amendment 057-S1611 AMD I (121) 6-26-18, 3. C - Contract Review and Approvals 6-26-18, 4. Executed Agreement #057-S1611 (FENIX #121)
Related files: 15-0829
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Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement 057-S1611 (FENIX 121), with The Law Offices of Valentina Reiner for professional employment legal services, extending the term by six (6) months for a new term of July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2018. There is no change to the original not to exceed amount of the Agreement.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Human Resources recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement No. 057-S1611 (FENIX No. 121), with The Law Offices of Valentina Reiner for professional employment legal services, extending the term by six (6) months for a new term of July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2018. There is no change to the original not to exceed amount of the Agreement.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Human Resources receives complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment and retaliation by County employees. When appropriate, the department has contracted with outside vendors to provide unbiased investigations of the complaints filed. The County has, for several years, contracted for the services of The Law Offices of Valentina Reiner for professional employment legal services. Ms. Reiner conducts thorough investigations and provides detailed, professional reports.

Most recently in 2015, Human Resources requested and the Board approved and authorized the Chair to sign Agreement No. 057-S1611 with Valentina Reiner, doing business as The Law Offices of Valentina Reiner to provide professional employment legal services, including but not limited to, investigations, trainings and services related to other various employment relations subjects as requested by Human Resources, for the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018, for a total not to exceed amount of $300,000.

Human Resources is requesting to extend the existing agreement an additional six months, to expire December 31, 2018. A Request for...

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