This is on the CONSENT CALENDAR for TODAY! Tuesday, January 2, 2007. This is flat out disgusting.
Gallegos uses the fact that he has given Schwartz the Child Abuse Services Team duties to justify giving this short time employee the same status as the experienced prosecutors who have served this community for 10 + years. What child abuse case has Jeffrey "yougofree.com" Schwartz prosecuted? Name ONE. Name ONE.
Did you think it was just campaign rhetoric?
An utter lack of vision
And Klein has had a couple of cases. BIG DEAL. What justifies elevating these two guys to the highest paid status in the office?
Or, is Gallegos in danger of losing TWO MORE and doing this in a desperate attempt to keep them?
CONSENT CALENDAR ITEM:
10. Advanced Step Increase for Two Deputy District Attorneys
RECOMMENDATION: Approve an advanced Step Placement for Deputy District Attorney IV, Arnold Klein, from step A to step E and approve an advanced Step Placement for Deputy District Attorney IV, Jeffrey Schwartz, from step A to step E, beginning the first bi-weekly pay period following approval.
AGENDA ITEM NO.
COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT
For the meeting o£ January 02, 2007
Date: December 13, 2006
To: Board of Supervisors
From: Paul V. Gallegos, District Attorney
Subject: Advanced Step for 2.0 FTEs, Deputy District Attorney IV
That the Board of Supervisors
1. Approve an advanced Step Placement for Deputy District Attorney IV, Arnold Klein, from Step A to Step E.
Pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution. Effective the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period following approval. (4/5 vote required)
2. Approve an advanced Step Placement for Deputy District Attorney IV, Jeffrey Schwartz, from Step A to
Step E. Pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution. Effective the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period following approval. (4/5 vote required)
SOURCE OF FUNDING:
General Fund: (1) FTE
Reimbursement from Health & Human Services: (1) FTE
The District Attorney hired two highly experienced attorneys at the Step 4A level to assess their skills. Since their hire both attorney's have worked double load. Mr. Klein is now assigned as a full time felony attorney responsible for all levels of felony casework including but not limited to homicide cases.Mr. Schwartz has been handling felony and misdemeanor cases for the past 8 months and now is assigned to the Child Abuse Services Team. This entails working with high intensity cases, participating in child abuse interviews and contributing as a member of the Child Abuse Services Team.
Both attorneys have exhibited the ability to proficiently perform the duties of a deputy district attorney, Step 4E.
In addition, the District Attorney has experienced a difficult time in recruiting and retaining experienced attorney staff due to non-competitive pay. It is in the best interest of the public, in order to maintain continuity of skilled and experienced attorneys at this level of caliber.
There is sufficient salary savings this fiscal year to cover the increase in salary and benefits. No additional general fund money will be requested.
OTHER AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
ALTERNATIVES TO STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS:
Not approve the step advancement.
Consent Upon motion of Supervisor
Departmental Seconded by Supervisor
Public Hearing And unanimously carried by those members present,
Other- The Board hereby adopts the recommended action
contained in this report.
Board Order No. Dated:
Kathy Hayes, Clerk of the Board