Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-0705    Version: 1 Name: HR - 180-day wait period for Retired Annuitant Douglas McKee
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 Douglas McKee for a limited duration to work in the Long Beach Water Department. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Human Resources
Attachments: 1. 062122-R-36sr&att, 2. RES-22-0102.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 Douglas McKee for a limited duration to work in the Long Beach Water 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 Water Department requests the City Council approval to hire Douglas McKee, former Manager - Water Treatment in the Water Department, as a Retired Annuitant - Management Support, effective June 22, 2022, for a limited duration to perform specialized work in the management and operation of the City of Long Beach’s (City) Groundwater Treatment Plant.

Mr. McKee has acquired the relevant experience, critical certifications, and specialized skills from his 28 years of service with the City’s Water Department (Department) to provide management support to the Water Treatment Division while a replacement is sought. Each water system is required by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to designate at least one Chief Operator who can be contacted within one-hour in case of emergency. The Chief Operator has overall responsibility for the day-to-day, hands-on operation of a water treatment facility and is re...

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