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File #: 22-688    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/18/2022 Departments: HUMAN RESOURCES
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing a renewed two-year agreement with Claremont Behavioral Services, Inc. as the County's current Employee Assistance Program (EAP) vendor to provide work-life benefits and resources to County employees and their dependents for the period from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024 with the aggregate amount not to exceed $550,000 for the extended two (2) year term.
Attachments: 1. 20220913_r_Agreement with Claremont Behavioral Services.pdf, 2. 20220913_a_Agreement with Claremont Behavioral Services.docx
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors

From: Rocio Kiryczun, Human Resources Director
Kim Pearson, Benefits Manager

Subject: Agreement with Claremont Behavioral Services, Inc. for Employee Assistance Program Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing a renewed two-year agreement with Claremont Behavioral Services, Inc. as the County's current Employee Assistance Program (EAP) vendor to provide work-life benefits and resources to County employees and their dependents for the period from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024 with the aggregate amount not to exceed $550,000 for the extended two (2) year term.

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BACKGROUND:
The County's EAP program offers counseling services and work-life resources to help employees and their family members manage problems related to work, personal relationships, stress, finances, substance abuse, and other life concerns. The EAP program is also a vital partner in providing the County's First Responder employees with dedicated culturally competent, trauma trained specialists who treat First Responders who are dealing with challenges prevalent in society today. The EAP program also offers job performance referrals, management consultations, critical incident debriefings, financial counseling, legal consultation, home finder services and a breadth of training programs to enhance workplace health and employee effectiveness. The County offers the EAP program to both the employee and their dependents as an essential service to help maintain physical and emotional well-being.

Claremont is the current provider of EAP services and the County's agreement with Claremont expires on December 31, 2022.

DISCUSSION:
Claremont Behavioral Services, Inc. is a stand-alone full service EAP provider based locally in Alameda, California and has earned a reputation for quick and easy access to licensed clinical providers, specialized training, and...

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