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File #: 20-0222    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/6/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action: 4/21/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board of Supervisors, acting as the Governing Board of the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority (IHSS PA): 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 4696 with Industrial Employers and Distributors Association, for the provision of consultation and advice on employer-employee relations between the IHSS PA and the individuals employed as IHSS workers, for the term of one year from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, with a maximum contractual obligation of $23,000; 2) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 that the County may enter into a contract with Industrial Employers and Distributors Association for services provided under this Agreement 4696 because (B) specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications are involved in the performance of the work, and (F) the contract is necessary to protect against conflict of interest or to ensure independent...
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS 4696, 2. B - Agmt 4696 IEDA, 3. Executed Agreement 4696
Related files: 19-0080, 18-0858, 17-0610, 20-1646
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board of Supervisors, acting as the Governing Board of the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority (IHSS PA):
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 4696 with Industrial Employers and Distributors Association, for the provision of consultation and advice on employer-employee relations between the IHSS PA and the individuals employed as IHSS workers, for the term of one year from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, with a maximum contractual obligation of $23,000;
2) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 that the County may enter into a contract with Industrial Employers and Distributors Association for services provided under this Agreement 4696 because (B) specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications are involved in the performance of the work, and (F) the contract is necessary to protect against conflict of interest or to ensure independent and unbiased findings where there is a need for an outside perspective (for example, contracts relating to litigation or potential litigation may require independent contractors); and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or their designee to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 4696, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

FUNDING: Funding is approximately 50% Federal and 50% County General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
Each county in California is required to operate an In-Home Support Services (IHSS) program to provide personal care and domestic services to aged, blind, or disabled individuals in their own homes. The purpose of the program is to allow individuals who are recipients of these services to live safely at home rather than in costly and less desirable out-of-home placement facilities. The IHSS Public Auth...

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