Addition of a Human Relations Coordinator in the Office of Human Relations

DATE: January 12, 2016

TO: Board of Supervisors

FROM: John P. Mills, Deputy County Executive

SUBJECT: Appropriation Modification related to addition of a Human Relations Coordinator in the CEO--OHR

This recommended action requests the addition of one Human Relations Coordinator III/II/I position to provide additional staff resources for the Jail Observer Program. During FY 2014, the demand for timely intake and response to inmate complaints increased from 80 to 148, an 85% increase over FY 2013. This increase in demand required a full-time commitment to JOP for the HRC II assigned to JOP, the Network for a Hate-Free Community (NFHFC), and grant-writing, in order to meet the expectations of the Memorandum of Understanding between OHR, the Human Relations Commission, and the Board of Supervisors: Mike Wasserman, Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese, Ken Yeager, S. Joseph Simitian Page 2 of 3 County Executive: Jeffrey V. Smith Agenda Date: January 12, 2016 Department of Correction. Staffing of the NFHFC and grant-writing was suspended, due to lack of other staff in OHR to whom these functions could be reassigned.


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