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File #: 19-1159    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/23/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/27/2019 Final action: 8/27/2019
Title: Human Resources Department recommending the Board: 1) Conceptually approve the conversion from an Interagency Merit System county to an Approved Local Merit System county, allowing the County to administer and manage all County personnel functions currently administered and managed by the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) via a contract with CPS HR Consulting; and 2) Authorize the Director of Human Resources to initiate the request with CalHR on behalf of the Board of Supervisors asking for a review of the County’s personnel system. (Cont. 8/13/2019, Item 8) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Local Agency Personnel Standards 8-13-19
Related files: 14-1400, 20-0456, 20-0531, 20-0391, 20-0158
Title
Human Resources Department recommending the Board:
1) Conceptually approve the conversion from an Interagency Merit System county to an Approved Local Merit System county, allowing the County to administer and manage all County personnel functions currently administered and managed by the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) via a contract with CPS HR Consulting; and
2) Authorize the Director of Human Resources to initiate the request with CalHR on behalf of the Board of Supervisors asking for a review of the County’s personnel system. (Cont. 8/13/2019, Item 8)

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
An Interagency Merit System (IMS) county, pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Division 5, §17400 in accordance with the provisions of Government Code §19803, is mandated to utilize a California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) third party administrator, CPS HR Consulting (CPS HR), through the Merit System Services (MSS) program, to process personnel functions for certain positions in the Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) and all positions within the Department of Child Support Services (CSS). As such, IMS counties are required to run two separate personnel systems concurrently for several functional areas.

CPS HR has provided such services for IMS counties, including the County for 30+ years. Consistent with the current contract between CalHR and CPS HR (with a term of July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020), CalHR is transitioning all personnel services from CPS HR to CalHR. Effective February 28, 2020, the day-to-day processing of personnel functions for certain positions in HHSA and all positions in CSS will be handled directly by CalHR staff.

Conversely, an Approved Local Merit System (ALMS) county has the independence to manage a single personnel system for all County employees; however, ALMS counties are subject to periodic audits by CalHR to ensure personnel systems are consistent and compliant with six Federal Merit...

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