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File #: 20-209    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/10/2020 Departments: HUMAN RESOURCES
On agenda: 4/14/2020 Final action: 4/14/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution ratifying and adopting the Human Resources Department's COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Employment Policy and the employment terms and conditions therein until May 30, 2020.
Attachments: 1. 20200414_att_Milliman Ltr, 2. 20200414_r_COVID Public Health Emergency Employment Policy Reso, 3. 20200414_att_COVID-19 Emergency Employment Policy.pdf, 4. 20200414_att_COVID-19 LeaveAdvanceForm, 5. 20200414_att_FFCRA Emergency Leave Policy att
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Rocio Kiryczun, Human Resources Director
Michelle Kuka, Employee Relations Manager
Subject: Resolution Ratifying the Human Resources Department's COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Employment Policy

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution ratifying and adopting the Human Resources Department's COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Employment Policy and the employment terms and conditions therein until May 30, 2020.

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BACKGROUND:
Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the structure and routine of the County's workplace has drastically changed. Notwithstanding the Health Officer's initial "Shelter-in-Place" Order (which was extended by the Health Officer on March 31st through May 3, 2020), a significant portion of the County's workforce has been called into action to deliver on-site essential services to County residents. Other employees have been sent home to provide essential services or work that is part of the County's normal business activities via telework. For some employees, the ability to use leave while their services are urgently needed has been limited, while for others, there may be an increased need for leave due to potential illness or exposure for themselves or their family members. In addition, the closure of schools and child care centers have impacted employees' ability to work on a consistent basis. Some County employees who serve in the National Guard or the military reserves may be called to service to address the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Finally, all County employees are subject to being called to action by the County as disaster service workers.

The County seeks to address these issues while addressing the public's most essential needs during the emergency.

DISCUSSION:
The Human Resources Department, after conferring with the County employee labor representatives, recommends the adoption of the ...

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