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File #: 19-1564    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/14/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/5/2019 Final action: 11/5/2019
Title: Elections Department and Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 181-2019 to authorize Human Resources to initiate a layoff for an Elections Technician I/II incumbent, occupying position 2767, in the Elections Department in order to comply with the requirements of Personnel Rule 1108, Nepotism. (Cont. 10/22/2019, Item 6) FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. 2A - Resolution, 2. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 11-4-19, 3. A - Resolution 10-22-19, 4. B - Approved Blue Route 10-22-19, 5. Public Comment Rcvd 10-21-19 BOS 10-22-19, 6. Executed Resolution 181-2019
Related files: 19-0234
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Elections Department and Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 181-2019 to authorize Human Resources to initiate a layoff for an Elections Technician I/II incumbent, occupying position 2767, in the Elections Department in order to comply with the requirements of Personnel Rule 1108, Nepotism. (Cont. 10/22/2019, Item 6)

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Per Personnel Rule 1108, Nepotism, it is the policy of the County to regulate, restrict, or prohibit the employment of relatives or when two (2) existing employees enter into a relationship. Specifically, Rule 1108 prohibits the employment of relatives (as defined in the Rule) within the same supervisory unit. As such, in July 2019 an Elections Department employee was transferred out of the Elections Department to another County department in a different classification in order to comply with the requirements of Rule 1108. This transfer was completed to avoid the layoff/reduction in force process required by Personnel Rule 1108.2 (b) if a mutually acceptable transfer cannot be made. The employee was placed on probation in the new position and subsequently failed to successfully complete the new probationary period. Per Personnel Rule 1204, the only position to which the employee has return rights is the position in the Elections Department where the nepotism conflict exists. Because there is not a mutually acceptable position to which the employee can transfer, the employee is now subject to the layoff/reduction in force process defined in Personnel Rule 1406, Procedures for Layoffs.

As is the case with any layoff/reduction in force, the process will follow County approved policies and procedures as required by the respective Memorandum of Understanding between the County and the affected labor organization, if any.

ALTERNATIVES
In order to comply with Personnel Rule 1108, there is no other alternative action for the...

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