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File #: 19-1134    Version: 1 Name: Waiver of Extra-Help Maximum Hours Limitation
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/26/2019 In control: District Attorney
On agenda: 10/8/2019 Final action: 10/8/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Authorize a waiver of the 960 hours per calendar year maximum hours limitation for the Extra-Help positions listed on Attachment A in the District Attorney's Office, pursuant to the provisions set forth in the Salary Resolution, section 1100 and Personnel Rules 2040 and 4240.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Attachment A
DATE: October 8, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Lisa A. Smittcamp, District Attorney

SUBJECT: Waiver of Extra-Help Maximum Hours Limitation

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Authorize a waiver of the 960 hours per calendar year maximum hours limitation for the Extra-Help positions listed on Attachment A in the District Attorney's Office, pursuant to the provisions set forth in the Salary Resolution, section 1100 and Personnel Rules 2040 and 4240.
REPORT
There is no additional Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. Approval of the recommended action allows the District Attorney's Office to address operational needs to sustain essential services affecting public safety. The Extra-Help positions listed on Attachment A are expected to exceed the maximum hours limitations during calendar year 2019. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

There is no viable alternative to immediately fill these positions due to the need to sustain essential services affecting public safety.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associate with the recommended action. Sufficient appropriations and estimated revenues for the appointment(s) and for any additional cost which could be assessed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are included in the FY 2019-20 District Attorney Org 2860 Adopted Budget.

DISCUSSION:

On January 13, 2015 and June 7, 2016 your Board reiterated County policy that the use of Extra-Help employees should:
* be of limited duration;
* not be used as a first response to staffing requirements;
* not supplant work regularly performed by permanent employees; and
* only be used to meet the critical, seasonal, or temporary work needs of departments on a limited basis.

On June 7, 2016, your Board approved Salary Resolution Amendments that provided departments with the requested flexibility, while limiting the use of most Extra-Help employees. As provided in those Amendments, the District Attorney's Office is r...

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