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File #: 20-0915    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/7/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/28/2020 Final action: 7/28/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness & Response Division, recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 120-2020 to approve the addition of 1.0 FTE Health Educator in the Emergency Preparedness program. FUNDING: California Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grants and Public Health Realignment.
Attachments: 1. A - Draft Resolution - Health Educator, 2. B - Blue Route-Reso Health Educator EMSEP, 3. Executed Resolution 120-2020
Title
Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness & Response Division, recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 120-2020 to approve the addition of 1.0 FTE Health Educator in the Emergency Preparedness program.

FUNDING: California Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grants and Public Health Realignment.
Body
DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Board of Supervisors approved the transfer of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) functions from the Health and Human Services Agency to the Chief Administrative Office effective July 1, 2019. As part of this reorganization, staffing and program needs were assessed at that time. Since March 2020, additional program responsibilities under the Hospital Preparedness grant and Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant have been added to the EPR program. The workplans of these grants require the ability to plan for and respond to emergent issues, such as emerging infectious disease and emergency response. The requirements of the prior grants and new grant workplans do not align with the number of positions and existing classifications in the EPR program and a higher level position is needed to support the program and division.

ALTERNATIVES
The Board could choose not to approve the additional allocation.

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
N/A

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
Human Resources

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS
Approve as recommended.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
The Emergency Preparedness program has no General Fund cost and is fully funded by federal and state grants from the California Department of Public Health, with a Public Health Realignment contribution to cover any costs that are not eligible for grant reimbursement. The Emergency Preparedness Program is planning to absorb the impacts of reductions to realignment revenue of approximately $8,900 by reducing the Emergency Preparedness duties of the EM...

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