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File #: 21-0738    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/26/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action: 6/8/2021
Title: Human Resources Department recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign the negotiated Letter of Agreement to the Memorandum of Understanding between the County of El Dorado and El Dorado County Employees’ Association, Local No. 1, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 57, representing the General, Professional, and Supervisory bargaining units, so that the 2.0 FTE Community Health Advocate incumbents subject to a reduction in force shall be permitted to transfer to the Library Department the calendar day following the reduction in force. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Letter of Agreement CHA 6-8-21, 2. B - Approved Blue Route 6-8-21, 3. Executed Letter of Agreement
Related files: 21-0327, 20-0862, 17-1358, 18-1877, 19-0813, 19-0874
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Human Resources Department recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign the negotiated Letter of Agreement to the Memorandum of Understanding between the County of El Dorado and El Dorado County Employees’ Association, Local No. 1, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 57, representing the General, Professional, and Supervisory bargaining units, so that the 2.0 FTE Community Health Advocate incumbents subject to a reduction in force shall be permitted to transfer to the Library Department the calendar day following the reduction in force.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On April 13, 2021, the Board approved a Reduction In Force (RIF) for 2.0 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Community Health Advocate (CHA) allocations in the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) effective June 30, 2021 (the “HHSA RIF”). At the time, HHSA had recommended the RIF as a means to make the Community Hubs model more sustainable, and through consideration that the CHA staff operate at the Hubs library locations, developed a plan for the Library Department to go through the process of requesting 3.0 FTE CHA allocations during the upcoming FY 2021-22 budget process. If approved during that process, this would result in the Library being responsible for the 3.0 FTE CHA positions, and as such, those same staff would cost the Hubs program 25.53% less than if those positions remained in HHSA. This was determined by HHSA to be the most fiscally responsible approach to maintaining levels of service in the Hubs while reducing the cost.

Should the Board approve the Library Department’s request for CHA allocations through the budget process, the allocations would be effective July 1, 2021 - one day following the effective date of the HHSA RIF. In order to allow the existing two CHA employees to continue providing their services in the Hubs Program, they would need to transfer their employment from HHSA to the Library Depart...

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