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File #: 21-0395    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/3/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Title: Human Resources Department and Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board: 1) Approve and adopt the new class specification of Morgue Technician; and 2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 021-2021 to approve the salary range, job class number, and bargaining unit for the new classification of Morgue Technician. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Sheriff's Morgue Technician 3-16-21, 2. B - Resolution 3-16-21, 3. C - Approved Blue Route 3-16-21, 4. Executed Resolution 021-2021
Related files: 18-0220

Title

Human Resources Department and Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board:

1) Approve and adopt the new class specification of Morgue Technician; and

2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 021-2021 to approve the salary range, job class number, and bargaining unit for the new classification of Morgue Technician.

 

FUNDING: N/A

Body

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

On January 1, 2020, the Public Safety Facility morgue facility was completed. Prior to completion of the morgue, the Sheriff’s Office contracted with Dr. Berry and Green Valley Mortuary for routine autopsies and Sacramento County for forensic autopsies. Dr. Berry provides routine autopsy services at Green Valley Mortuary. The Sheriff’s Office continues to contract with Dr. Berry for routine autopsy services; however, with the completion of the new Sheriff’s Office Morgue Facility, services can be provided out of the Sheriff’s facility.  With that, there is a need to establish a new classification of Morgue Technician to staff the facility. In addition, the Sheriff has entered into agreements with other counties to provide routine autopsy services, which has increased the responsibility of the Morgue Unit, requiring more accountability and direct oversight from the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff's Office has requested the addition of one Morgue Technician allocation, offset by the deletion of another vacant allocation, in the Recommended Budget.  The cost of the position will be partially offset with revenue from surrounding agencies for autopsy services provided at the Sheriff’s morgue.

 

ALTERNATIVES

The Board could choose not to adopt the new class specification and direct Human Resources to make revisions or conduct additional analysis.

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION

N/A

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

El Dorado County Employees’ Association (Local 1)

Sheriff’s Office

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION

Approve as recommended.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

There is no financial impact related to adopting a new class specification.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Upon Board adoption and approval, please provide a copy of the executed Resolution to Katie Lee in Human Resources.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Good Governance

 

CONTACT

Joseph Carruesco, Interim Director of Human Resources

John D’Agostini, Sheriff - Coroner - Public Administrator