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File #: 20-1646    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/2/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/20/2021 Final action: 4/20/2021
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 5360 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, 2021 through June 30, 2022, with a maximum contractual obligation of $23,000; 2) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 that County may enter into a contract with Industrial Employers and Distributors Association for services provided under this Agreement 5360 because F) 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 re...
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS IEDA 5360, 2. B - MOU 5360 Industrial Emp. and Dist. Association, 3. Executed Agreement 5360
Related files: 20-0113, 20-0222, 17-0610, 18-0858, 19-0080
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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 5360 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, 2021 through June 30, 2022, with a maximum contractual obligation of $23,000;
2) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 that County may enter into a contract with Industrial Employers and Distributors Association for services provided under this Agreement 5360 because F) 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 designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 5360, 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 Authority (PA) is responsible for maintaining caregiver registries, providing IHSS consumers with caregiver referrals and providing for consumer and caregiver tr...

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