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File #: 19-851    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/29/2019 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 2
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager to approve department and division closures during the County's two-day Winter Recess.
Sponsors: Carole Groom
Attachments: 1. 20190917_r_Winter Recess.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Carole Groom, Board President
Subject: Authority to Approve Winter Recess Department and Division Closures

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager to approve department and division closures during the County's two-day Winter Recess.

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BACKGROUND:
Pursuant to the Memoranda of Understanding with the Building and Construction Trades Council, Law Enforcement Unit (DSA Non-Safety Classifications), Probation and Detention Association, San Mateo County Council of Engineers, Service Employees International Union, and the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, as well as the Management, Attorney and Confidential Resolutions, the County will hold a two (2) day period between December 26th and December 31st of 2019 and 2020, during which County departments and divisions employing effected employees in these groups may move to minimum staffing levels and/or close business, depending on the needs of the public served and the County (the "Winter Recess"). The determination of which departments and divisions will close or go to minimum staffing and which bargaining unit members will be required to work is entirely within the discretion of the Appointing Authority (i.e. Department Head) or their designee. The Memoranda of Understanding and Resolutions further provide that the closure of any department or division by the Department or Division Head shall be subject to County Manager and Board of Supervisors' approval.

DISCUSSION:
The County Manager has designated December 26, 2019 and December 27, 2019, as the dates of the 2019 Winter Recess. Presently, Department and Division Heads are in the process of determining whether their departments/divisions will move to minimum staffing levels or will close during that two-day period. The dates for the 2020 Winter Recess will be determined at a later time. In order to ens...

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