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File #: 22-790    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/13/2022 Departments: ASSESSOR-COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER-ELECTIONS
On agenda: 10/18/2022 Final action: 10/18/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the Chief Elections Officer, or designee, to execute an agreement with Robert Half International, Inc. for essential elections-related contract labor services, in an amount not to exceed $440,000 for the term of October 18, 2022 through December 31, 2022, and granting of a waiver of the competitive bidding requirement for acquisition of these services pursuant to Section 2.83.050(e) of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code.
Attachments: 1. 20221018_r_Elections_RHalf, 2. 20221018_a_Elections_RHalf_Executed
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Mark Church, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Chief Elections Officer
Subject: Agreement with Robert Half International, Inc. for Essential Election-related Contract Labor

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the Chief Elections Officer, or designee, to execute an agreement with Robert Half International, Inc. for essential elections-related contract labor services, in an amount not to exceed $440,000 for the term of October 18, 2022 through December 31, 2022, and granting of a waiver of the competitive bidding requirement for acquisition of these services pursuant to Section 2.83.050(e) of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code.

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BACKGROUND:
For each election, the Registration & Elections Division (Elections Division) relies on seasonal County employees to fill essential short-term positions. The November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election (November 2022 General Election) is expected to be the largest non-Presidential election in the history of San Mateo County, requiring approximately 886 seasonal positions.

The Elections Division has worked closely with County Human Resources to publicize these open positions, independently contracted with five advertising vendors to increase the visibility of these postings, partnered with neighboring counties to boost messaging, and reached out to the Service Employees International Union, Local 521, requesting any available assistance in contacting potential hires.

Despite these recruitment efforts, however, the Elections Division anticipates it will be unable to fill all needed seasonal positions. Given that these essential positions must be filled in order to ensure proper administration of the November 2022 General Election, the Elections Division must be prepared to use contracted labor if these roles cannot be filled using seasonal County employees.

DISCUSSION:
Thus, staff re...

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