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File #: 18-1163    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/19/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/14/2018 Final action: 8/14/2018
Title: Human Resources recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Make findings that it is more feasible and economical to engage an outside contractor for the provision of specialized personnel services in accordance with Ordinance 3.13.040; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 3198 with Municipal Resource Group, LLC to provide professional employee investigations and mediation, for the period of August 17, 2018, through August 16, 2021, for a total not to exceed amount of $210,000; and 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute Amendments which do not increase the maximum obligation or term of the Agreement. FUNDING: General Fund and non-General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Agreement 3198 8-14-18, 2. B - Approved Blue Route 8-14-18, 3. Executed Agreement for Services 3198
Related files: 16-0466, 21-0931, 20-0392, 19-1291
Title
Human Resources recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Make findings that it is more feasible and economical to engage an outside contractor for the provision of specialized personnel services in accordance with Ordinance 3.13.040;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 3198 with Municipal Resource Group, LLC to provide professional employee investigations and mediation, for the period of August 17, 2018, through August 16, 2021, for a total not to exceed amount of $210,000; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute Amendments which do not increase the maximum obligation or term of the Agreement.

FUNDING: General Fund and non-General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Human Resources receives complaints of alleged misconduct in the workplace, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by County employees. Pursuant to Section 111.2 of the County Personnel Rules, Code of Ethics, Commitment to County Public Service, and Respectful Workplace, Human Resources receives and provides for investigations of these complaints. The department has contracted with outside vendors when special skills and qualifications are involved in the performance of the work, when it is necessary to protect against a conflict of interest and obtain an outside perspective to make independent and unbiased findings, or when it is otherwise necessary to ensure a prompt and thorough investigation and resolution of the complaints filed. The nature of the work involves temporary, occasional, and urgent services.

Currently, the County has only one contract for as-needed investigation and mediation services. This agreement is with Municipal Resouce Group and is set to expire on August 16, 2018.

Selection Process
In April 2018, at the request of Human Resources, the Procurement and Contracts Division of the Chief Administrative Office issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) with rates for Investigation and Mediation Services. Ten (10) respons...

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