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File #: 20-0158    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/23/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/11/2020 Final action: 2/11/2020
Title: Human Resources Department recommending the Board 1) Accept the approval from the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) to convert from an Interagency Merit System county to an Approved Local Merit System county effective March 1, 2020, allowing the County to administer and manage all County personnel functions currently administered and managed by the California Department of Human Resources via a contract with CPS HR Consulting; and 2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign the Assurances and Certification section of the ALMS Approval Letter (Attachment A).
Attachments: 1. A - Letter to El Dorado ALMS Approval 2-11-20
Related files: 19-1159, 14-1400, 20-0391, 20-0456
Title
Human Resources Department recommending the Board
1) Accept the approval from the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) to convert from an Interagency Merit System county to an Approved Local Merit System county effective March 1, 2020, allowing the County to administer and manage all County personnel functions currently administered and managed by the California Department of Human Resources via a contract with CPS HR Consulting; and
2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign the Assurances and Certification section of the ALMS Approval Letter (Attachment 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 (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.

On August 27, 2019, the Board approved item 19-1159, which:

1) Conceptually approved the conversion from an IMS county to an ALMS county, allowing the County to administer and manage all County personnel functions currently administered and managed by the CalHR via a contract with CPS HR; and

2) Authorized 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.

As such, on September 4, 2019, the Director of Human Resources submitted a formal request to CalHR requesting a review of the County’s personnel system so the County could initiate the process to transition to an ALMS County. In considering the request, CalHR requested information from the County t...

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