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File #: 21-0972    Version: 1 Name: Waiver of Extra-Help Maximum Hour Limitation
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/16/2021 In control: Public Health
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action: 11/16/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Authorize a waiver of the 28 hours per week maximum limitation for the Extra-Help positions listed on Attachment A in the Department of Public Health, Org. 5620, pursuant to the provisions set forth in Salary Resolution, section 1100 and Personnel Rules 2040 and 4240.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Attachment A
DATE: November 16, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: David Luchini, RN, PHN, Director, Department of Public Health

SUBJECT: Waiver of Extra-Help Weekly Maximum Hour Limitation

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Authorize a waiver of the 28 hours per week maximum limitation for the Extra-Help positions listed on Attachment A in the Department of Public Health, Org. 5620, pursuant to the provisions set forth in 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 will ensure the Department's Environmental Health Division has adequate staffing to respond to the increased number of water-well permit applications and inspections of recreational health facilities. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

There is no viable alternative action due to the demand for well permit applications and recreational health facility inspections. Should your Board not approve this request, well permits will be delayed during this drought emergency and there will also be a delay in recreational health facility inspections.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. Sufficient appropriations and estimated revenues are included in the Department's Org 5620 FY 2021-2022 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.

In July of this year, the Department received approval from the County Administrative Officer (CAO) to hire up to four (4) Extra-Help Environmental Health Aide (EHA) positions to perform evaluations a...

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