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File #: 21-0765    Version: 1 Name: Salary Resolution Amendment, Infection Preventionist
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/30/2021 In control: Human Resources
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: Salary Resolution No. 21-026
Title: Approve Amendment to the Salary Resolution establishing the new classification of Infection Preventionist and adding one (1) allocation within the Department of Public Health, effective October 18, 2021, as reflected in Appendix "C".
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Salary Resolution No. 21-026
DATE: October 5, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Hollis Magill, Director of Human Resources

SUBJECT: Salary Resolution Amendment, Infection Preventionist

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Approve Amendment to the Salary Resolution establishing the new classification of Infection Preventionist and adding one (1) allocation within the Department of Public Health, effective October 18, 2021, as reflected in Appendix "C".
REPORT
There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended actions. Approval of the recommended action will bring the County into compliance to continue receiving the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) grant and enable the Department of Public Health to continue providing resources to and educating the community about communicable diseases. This item directly impacts the Department of Public Health but has countywide implications.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Your Board may choose to deny approval of the new classification. Should your Board choose not to approve the recommended actions, the Department would not be in compliance to receive funds from the ELC grant.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. The recommended position will be financed through November 17, 2022 with funds provided by the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity - Enhancing Detection grant. Funding is expected to be provided by the COVID-19 ELC Enhancing Detection Expansion Funding grant through July 31, 2023. The ELC grant is expected to be extended after 2023 to continue funding for this position once current grants expire. The department will continue to look for other grant provided funding sources should funding through ELC grants be eliminated. If funding is not available, the department will move the incumbent into a separate vacancy within the department.

DISCUSSION:

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Public Health has worked to expand their resources to edu...

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