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File #: 18-1127    Version: 1 Name: HR - 180-Day Waiting Period for Dale Hutchison
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 12/3/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2018 Final action: 12/18/2018
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution approving an exception to the 180-day waiting period for Public Agencies pursuant to Government Code 7522.56 and 21224 to hire Dale Hutchinson for a limited duration to work in the Technology and Innovation Department. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Human Resources
Attachments: 1. 121818-R-16sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-18-0187.pdf
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Recommendation to adopt resolution approving an exception to the 180-day waiting period for Public Agencies pursuant to Government Code 7522.56 and 21224 to hire Dale Hutchinson for a limited duration to work in the Technology and Innovation Department. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On January 1, 2013, the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act added Sections 7522.56 and 7522.57 to the Government Code, which set forth post-retirement employment requirements applicable to all retirees who are employed by CalPERS employers on or after January 1, 2013. This change added the requirement that all retirees must wait 180 days after their retirement date before they are eligible to begin post-retirement employment with a CalPERS agency. An exception to the 180-day wait period can be made if a public agency certifies the nature of the employment and that the appointment is necessary to fill a critically needed position before 180 days have passed. The appointment must be approved by the governing body of the employer in a public meeting and may not be placed on a consent calendar.

The Technology and Innovation Department requests City Council approval to hire Dale Hutchinson, current Financial Services Officer in the Fleet Services Bureau in the Financial Management Department, effective January 3, 2019, for a limited duration to assist with several critical pending projects including the redesign of the Technology and Innovation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between City departments, the transition to the City’s new LB COAST Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) system, and updates to operational and financial processes. Since Mr. Hutchinson’s proposed start date is less than the required 180-day waiting period subsequent to his retirement on December 30, 2018, City Council approval to hire Mr. Hutchinson is required. The approved rate of pay for the limited duration is $62.629 per hour. This amount represents the compensation paid to other employees performing compara...

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