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File #: 22-0398    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/25/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action: 5/10/2022
Title: Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board of Supervisors, acting as the Governing Board of the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority (IHSS PA): 1) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030(F) that County may enter into a contract with Industrial Employers and Distributors Association for services provided under this Agreement 6161 because in accordance with 3.13.030(F) this 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; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 6161 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, 2022...
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS 6161, 2. B - Agmt 6161 IEDA IHSS PS, 3. Executed Agreement 6161
Related files: 20-1646, 20-0113, 17-0610, 18-0858, 19-0080, 20-0222
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Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board of Supervisors, acting as the Governing Board of the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority (IHSS PA):
1) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030(F) that County may enter into a contract with Industrial Employers and Distributors Association for services provided under this Agreement 6161 because in accordance with 3.13.030(F) this 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;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 6161 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, 2022 through June 30, 2023, with a maximum contractual obligation of $23,000; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 6161 including amendments, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management, which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement.

FUNDING: Funding is approximately 25% Federal and 25% State, and 50% County General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
Each county in California is required to operate an In-Home Supportive 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 caregiv...

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