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File #: 20-0079    Version: Name: HR - 180-Day Waiting Period for Rosa Jackson DHHS
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 1/3/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/4/2020 Final action: 2/4/2020
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 Rosa Jackson for a limited duration to work in the Health and Human Services Department. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Human Resources
Attachments: 1. 012120-R-26sr&att.pdf, 2. 020420-R-26sr&att.pdf, 3. RES-20-0022.pdf
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 Rosa Jackson for a limited duration to work in the Health and Human Services Department. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On January 1, 2013, the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act added Sections 7522.56 and 21224 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 Health and Human Services Department (Department) is requesting City Council approval to hire Rosa Jackson, a recently retired Public Health Professional III who worked in the Human Services Bureau, effective February 4, 2020 for a limited duration. Ms. Jackson would be hired to complete several critical pending projects related to the Life Coaching and Fundamentals of Fatherhood Program (LCFFP), funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Family Assistance, through the end of its grant term on September 29, 2020. Since Ms. Jackson’s proposed start date is less than the required 180-day waiting period following her retirement, City Council approval is required for this hire. The proposed rate of pay for the limited duration of her employment is $45.039 per hour, the amount she made at the end of her employment. This amount is comparable to the compensation afforded t...

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