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File #: 21-0956    Version: 1 Name: Extra-Help Waiver Request
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: Social Services
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Authorize a waiver of the 28 hours per week and 960 hours per year maximum limitations for Extra-Help positions in the Department of Social Services as listed on Attachments A and B for calendar years 2021 and 2022, pursuant to the provisions set forth in the Salary Resolution, section 1100 and Personnel Rules 2040 and 4240.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Attachments A & B
DATE: October 5, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Delfino E. Neira, Social Services

SUBJECT: Waiver of Extra-Help Weekly and Annual Maximum Hours Limitation for Calendar Years 2021 and 2022.

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Authorize a waiver of the 28 hours per week and 960 hours per year maximum limitations for Extra-Help positions in the Department of Social Services as listed on Attachments A and B for calendar years 2021 and 2022, 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 will provide the Department of Social Services additional capacity to process accumulated work and support responses to regulation changes through end of calendar year 2021 and 2022. The recommended action applies to waivers for 50 Eligibility Worker, 50 Social Worker and Social Work Practitioner, and 10 Staff Analyst positions. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Your Board may opt not to approve the recommended action; however, increasing workloads for staff may result in the Department being unable to meet program mandates to provide for the safety and security of at-risk adults and families. Unmet mandates may result in monetary penalties due to failure to comply with state and federal legislation.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. Sufficient appropriations and estimated revenues for the positions and any additional costs, which are funded with state and federal social service revenue with the required county match, are included in the Department's Org 5610 FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget and will be included in the FY 2022-23 budget request.

DISCUSSION:

The Department is a mandated government agency governed by a multitude of federal and state regulations whose purpose is to protect and assist vulnerable children and adults. The Department...

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