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File #: 22-1669    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/8/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/20/2022 Final action: 9/20/2022
Title: Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve modifications to Board Policy E-4 - Pre-Employment Background Check to comply with recent guidance from the California Civil Rights Department (formerly the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing). FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Background Policy E-4 redline, 2. B - Background Policy E-4 final, 3. C - Background Policy E-4 Current
Related files: 22-0722, 18-0570
Title
Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve modifications to Board Policy E-4 - Pre-Employment Background Check to comply with recent guidance from the California Civil Rights Department (formerly the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing).

FUNDING: N/A
Body
DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
As part of Objective 2.2 of the Good Governance Goal in the Board-approved Strategic Plan, Board policies are undergoing a review/update process. On April 24, 2018, the Board of Supervisors adopted policy E-4 - Pre-Employment Background Check.
The Human Resources Department is recommending modifications to the Purpose and Policy portions of the policy to update the Pre-Employment Background Check policy to comply with recent guidance from the California Civil Rights Department (formerly the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Specifically, the updated guidance requires additional notification to job applicants for positions in El Dorado County who are disqualified due to a negative conviction history. In such cases, applicants shall be provided the opportunity to challenge the accuracy of the conviction history report, offer evidence of rehabilitation or mitigating circumstances, or both. The candidate shall also be informed of their right to file a complaint with the California Civil Rights Department.
ALTERNATIVES
The Board may choose not to approve the recommended changes, direct staff to make additional modifications, or take no action.
PRIOR BOARD ACTION
On April 24, 2018, the Board of Supervisors adopted Policy E-4 - Pre-Employment Background Check (Legistar #18-0570)
On May 10, 2022, the Board of Supervisors approved revisions to Policy E-4 - Pre Employment Background Check (Legistar # 22-0722)
OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
All Departments

CAO RECOMMENDATION
Approve as recommended.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
There is no direct financial impact to updating this policy. Indirectly, the proposed policy should ...

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