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File #: 20-260    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/15/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the extra-help hiring of the Office of Sustainability's retired director Jim Eggemeyer pursuant to government code section 7522.56(f)(1) and certifying that the nature of employment and the appointment is necessary to fill a critically-needed position during the 180-day post-retirement separation period.
Attachments: 1. 20200505_r_OOS Eggemeyer rehire
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Resolution Certifying the Critical Need for Retiree Appointment

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the extra-help hiring of the Office of Sustainability's retired director Jim Eggemeyer pursuant to government code section 7522.56(f)(1) and certifying that the nature of employment and the appointment is necessary to fill a critically-needed position during the 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. The PEPRA legislation includes provisions in Government Code ?7522.56 requiring 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 appointment is necessary to fill a critically-needed position before the 180 day has passed. For the exception to the 180-day separation period to apply, state law requires that the Board, as the County's governing body, approve by resolution the appointment in a public meeting and not on the consent calendar.

DISCUSSION:
On April 1, 2020 Jim Eggemeyer retired after 26 years of employment with the County of San Mateo, most recently serving as the Director of the Office of Sustainability for five years. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Planning and Building for four years, and he previously held other management-level positions within the County. On March 3, 2020, County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow declared a local health emergency in San Mateo County due to the introduction in the County of a novel coronavirus, which causes a disease named COVID-19. The County Manager's Office ("CMO") was in a recruitment process for...

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