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File #: 19-226    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2019 Departments: HOUSING
On agenda: 3/26/2019 Final action: 3/26/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the hiring of Rosa Mendoza, HCD Specialist III with Housing and Community Development Division of the Department of Housing, for the period from April 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019, pursuant to Government Code section 7522.56(f)(1); and certifying that the nature of the employment and the appointment is necessary to fill a critically needed position during Ms. Mendoza's 180-day post-retirement separation period.
Attachments: 1. 20190326_r_AuthorizationHire_RMendoza.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director of Housing
Subject: Resolution Certifying the Critical Need for Retiree Appointment

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the hiring of Rosa Mendoza, HCD Specialist III with Housing and Community Development Division of the Department of Housing, for the period from April 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019, pursuant to Government Code section 7522.56(f)(1); and certifying that the nature of the employment and the appointment is necessary to fill a critically needed position during Ms. Mendoza's 180-day post-retirement separation period.

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BACKGROUND:
In September 2012, the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) was signed into law as Assembly Bill 340. PEPRA requires a 180-day separation ("sit-out") following the date of retirement for non-safety retirees who are re-employed by a public agency within the same retirement system as an employee, or through a contract, unless the employer certifies that the nature of the employment and the appointment is necessary to fill a critically-needed position before the 180 days has passed. (Government Code section 7522.56)
In order for the exception to the sit out to apply, the governing body of the employer, which in this case is the Board of Supervisors, must approve of the appointment by resolution in a public meeting on the regular calendar.

DISCUSSION:
On March 29, 2019, Rosa Mendoza will retire after serving the County of San Mateo for 23 years. Most recently, Ms. Mendoza has been an HCD Specialist III in the Housing and Community Development ("HCD") Division of the Department of Housing. For the past month, she has been working with the residents of the Redwood Trailer Village (the "Park"), a mobile home park located at 855 Barron Avenue in North Fair Oaks, to verify their respective eligibility for the County's Redwood Trailer Village New ...

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