Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-0704    Version: 1 Name: HR - 180-day wait period for Retired Annuitant Tye Johnson (Fire)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/3/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action: 6/21/2022
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 Tye Johnson for a limited duration to work in the City of Long Beach Fire Department. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Human Resources
Attachments: 1. 062122-R-35sr&att, 2. RES-22-0101.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 Tye Johnson for a limited duration to work in the City of Long Beach Fire Department. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On January 1, 2013, the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act added Section 7522.56 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 Fire Department requests the City Council approval to hire Tye Johnson, former Firefighter - Arson Investigator in the Fire Department, as a Retired Annuitant-Specialized Support, effective July 1, 2022, for a limited duration to assist the Arson Unit, specifically in peer-reviewing case filings, coordinating fireworks response and seizure, transporting evidence, training investigators, filing cases with DA and City Prosecutor's Office, creating an investigator task book, assisting in case investigation (document only reports) and assisting with reviewing and updating Arson policies and procedures (including the Use of Force policy).

Mr. Tye Johnson worked as a Deputy Sheriff with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 17 years prior to joining the Long Beach Fire Department. Tye investigated approximately 450 fires leading to dozens of arson-related arrests. He earned professional certificat...

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