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File #: 20-0966    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/15/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/21/2020 Final action: 7/21/2020
Title: Information Technologies Department recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 117-2020 to: 1) Delete 2.0 filled Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Deputy Director of Information Technologies (IT) allocations; and 2) 2) Authorize the Human Resources Department to initiate the reduction in force process. FUNDING: Reduction in General Fund costs.
Attachments: 1. A - RIF Resolution IT 2.0 Dep Director 2020, 2. B - Blue Route 20-0966, 3. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 7-17-20, 4. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 7-20-20, 5. Executed Resolution 117-2020
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Information Technologies Department recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 117-2020 to:
1) Delete 2.0 filled Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Deputy Director of Information Technologies (IT) allocations; and 2) 2) Authorize the Human Resources Department to initiate the reduction in force process.

FUNDING: Reduction in General Fund costs.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On June 22, 2020 (Item 1, Legistar 20-0781) the Board directed departments to prepare budget scenarios to reduce their Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 budgeted Net County Cost by 5%, as a result of the projected fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, identifying the total dollar savings, the potential reduction in Full Time Equivalent positions and service level impacts. The Information Technologies (IT) Department FY 2020-21 Net County Cost Recommended Budget is $10,695,425. A 5% reduction to this would result in a reduction of $534,771.
Additionally, the IT Department has been in the process of restructuring to realign the business functions which will aid in Project Portfolio management, Resource Management, Risk and Issue Management, Standardization of Project Management practices and overall governance of IT initiatives throughout the County. In May 2020, the IT Department merged development and planning teams to build depth in knowledge and skills, and to provide consistency in planning documentation and communication.
Due to the projected reduction in County revenues and in an effort to right-size the IT Department, it is recommended that the workforce be reduced, eliminating the filled 2.0 FTE Deputy Director of Information Technologies positions to streamline the communication. A recruitment has been completed for the Assistant Director of IT position and th...

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