Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-1138    Version: 1 Name: HR - Contract w/MHN employee assistance svcs
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 9/9/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/4/2022 Final action: 10/4/2022
Title: Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. RFP HR22-037 and award a contract to Managed Health Network (MHN) of San Rafael, CA, for employee assistance program services, in an annual amount not to exceed $150,000, for a period of four years, with the option to renew for two additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; and, authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into the contract, including any necessary subsequent amendments. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Human Resources
Attachments: 1. 100422-C-18sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. RFP HR22-037 and award a contract to Managed Health Network (MHN) of San Rafael, CA, for employee assistance program services, in an annual amount not to exceed $150,000, for a period of four years, with the option to renew for two additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; and, authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into the contract, including any necessary subsequent amendments. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to enter into a contract with Managed Health Network (MHN) for providing employee assistance program services.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are employer-sponsored programs designed to assist employees and family members with mental health, substance abuse, health/wellness, and work/life issues. Services offered by an EAP have become critically important as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuous impacts that the pandemic has presented to the workplace (i.e., safety concerns, repopulation, childcare, etc.). Although the foundation of most EAPs is based on an offering of employer-sponsored counseling and substance abuse monitoring programs, such as the Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug and Alcohol testing program, the standards of the City of Long Beach’s (City) EAP resources also include those that address marital/family issues, elder care and childcare resources, financial planning, legal services, identity theft remediation, stress/grief counseling, and home management referrals (i.e., cleaning services, etc.). Such services are considered beneficial resources that promote employee well-being, retention, and productivity in the workplace. The City’s EAP includes organizational management amenities, such as organizational development and leadership seminars, supervisor training, crisis response services, and conflict-prevention workshops. Collectively, offering a wide breadth of EAP ser...

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