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File #: 20-0103    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/13/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/10/2020 Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 027-2020 approving compensation, including reimbursement of applicable expenses, consistent with the El Dorado County Ordinance Section 2.16.040(B), for any member of the Civil Service Commission member who serves on a Layoff Arbitration Panel. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution 3-10-20, 2. B - Approved Blue Route 3-10-20, 3. Executed Resolution 027-2020
Related files: 19-1855
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Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 027-2020 approving compensation, including reimbursement of applicable expenses, consistent with the El Dorado County Ordinance Section 2.16.040(B), for any member of the Civil Service Commission member who serves on a Layoff Arbitration Panel.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Should an employee be laid off from County employment, they have the right to appeal. As such, most Memoranda of Understanding between the County of El Dorado and unions require a third neutral member to serve on a Layoff Arbitration Panel in which a member of the Civil Service Commission may be selected. One Memorandum of Understanding specifically states that the Civil Service Commission will hear the appeal. And another Memorandum of Understanding is vague in who would serve as the neutral third party; however, a member of the Civil Service Commission could be called upon.

While a Layoff Arbitration Panel rarely occurs, in December 2019, a Layoff Arbitration Panel was convened in which a member of the Civil Service Commission served as the neutral third party and Chairperson of the Layoff Arbitration Panel. Since the County does not have a Resolution or any other regulation that would compensate the member of the Civil Service Commission for their services, and given the short time frames outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding, Human Resource brought forth to the Board, and the Board approved, a retroactive contract.

To mitigate future retroactive contracts of this nature, Human Resources is requesting approval for compensation, including reimbursement of applicable expenses, when a member of the Civil Service Commission serves on a Layoff Arbitration Panel. The compensation and reimbursement of applicable expenses being requested is consistent with El Dorado County Ordinance, Section 2.16.040(B) for Civil Service Commission members who attend meetin...

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