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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

  1. 1. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF CITY MANAGER CITY OF EAST PALO ALTO, CA 1
  2. 2. CITY OF EAST PALO ALTO Incorporated in 1983 EPA Government Center 2415 University Avenue East Palo Alto 94303-1164 Telephone: (650) 853-3100 Confidential Fax: (650) 853-3111 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RECRUITMENT SERVICES FOR CITY MANAGER ______________________________________________________ PURPOSE The City of East Palo Alto, California is a city of approximately 33, 000 people located in San Mateo County, along Highway 101 corridor and is in the heart of the Silicon Valley. The City has been recognized for its excellent livability and the actual, potential, and proposed development opportunities. The City Council is soliciting proposals from qualified executive search firms to assist in the recruitment of a City Manager. The City Manager serves as the City’s chief executive officer, responsible for carrying out the City Councils established municipal strategic goals and objectives and action plans to achieve them. The City Manager is responsible for the development and submission of an annual proposed operating budget and multi-year capital improvement program (CIP) for approval by City Council. The City Manager assists City Council with achieving its goals related to planning, policy development, performance evaluation, community leadership, and maintaining a sound and prudent fiscal position for the city organization. The City Manager’s Office is organized into the following programmatic components: Administration and Policy Oversight; Budget Development and Management; Human Resources, City Clerk, Legislative Analysis, Special Projects, Organizational Effectiveness, and Executive Oversight of Redevelopment Agency and Economic Development initiatives. The Manager’s Office has a direct staffing level of Five (5) positions. 2
  3. 3. The emphasis of Fiscal Year 2009-2010 is to set priorities driven by the adopted goals and objectives set forth in the City Councils Strategic Plan which includes:  Enhancement of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness  Enhancement of Economic Vitality  Increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency  Improve public facilities and infrastructure  Improve communication and enhance community engagement. From the City’s incorporation in 1983, Council has appointed 6 City Managers to serve as the City’s chief executive officer, The At-Will, FLSA exempt, full-time regular classification reports directly to the members of City Council and provides an array of services to the City Council, Council appointed Boards and Commissions, the various city departmental operations, and the community at large. The ideal candidate for the position of City Manager should have: 1. A Bachelor’s Degree in business or public administration from an accredited college or university; and, seven (7) years of experience in local government as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or Department Director. A Master’s Degree in public administration from an accredited college or university will be preferred. 2. Ability to develop effective working relations with the City Council and diverse community groups. 3. Develop, motivate, manage, and provide leadership to department executives and division managers. 4. Execute governmental projects and programs in accordance with the policy of the City Council. 5. Knowledge of the principles and practices of city management; city management structure and functions; laws related to city government, principles and practices of local governmental budgeting and financial administration, personnel administration principles and practices; and, labor relations. 6. The ability to analyze complex situations, develop alternative solutions, exercise independent judgment, and provide recommendations consistent with sound administrative and political practices. 7. Relate city governmental programs to social, environmental, political, and economic changes and needs within the community 8. Express self clearly and concisely in both verbal and written form.. 1.0 SCOPE OF WORK The Executive Search Firm will be ask to identify, to City Council, how the following services will be provided: 1. Assist in the development and strategy for carrying out the recruitment, including outreach to solicit and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. 2. Identify potential contacts and conduct personal outreach recruiting to include posting the position throughout the state and national channels. 3. Assist in preparing and placing advertisements for the position in appropriate 3
  4. 4. publications. 4. Review vitae and/or resumes for background and qualifications follow by telephone interviews to clarify each applicant’s experience and to prepare a written summary of 10 to 15 candidates with the most promising qualifications. 5. Evaluate candidates for serious consideration (five to six candidates) by conducting in depth reference checks with individuals who are or have been in a position to evaluate the candidate’s performance and behavior on the job. Through the reference checks, ascertain the candidate’s strength in personal dimensions identified by a job description prepare by the City’s Human Resources Department, as well as the Firm’s interviews with stakeholders. 6. Finalize a process with the City Council for a three advisory panel interview process (Peer, Internal, and Citizen); and, coordinate candidate’s participation in interviews. 7. Assist in a “Meet the Candidates Event” to be held for the community at large. 2.0 FORMAT AND CONTENT OF THE PROPOSAL The information set forth in this section should be included with the proposal: Letter of Transmittal The Letter of Transmittal should reflect the Request for Proposal subject, name of the firm, address, telephone number, fax number, contact person and email address. Proposal The proposal should include the following: a. A statement of the contractor’s understanding of the services required by this Request for Proposal (RFP) and attachment(s). The contractor must explain how it would provide these services. b. The name(s) of the person(s) who are authorized to make representation on behalf of the contractor (include their titles, and contact information, including mobile telephone number(s) and email address(es). c. Identification of the full-time and/or part-time staff who will be assigned direct work on this project including mobile telephone number(s) and email address(es). d. A description of any comparable services performed by the contractor during the most recent five-year period similar in scope to the City’s. In particular, the contractor should highlight any experience with placements at City’s similar in size to that of East Palo Alto. If a contractor has provided services comparable to those specified in this RFQ, provide a minimum of three (3) references. Provide complete address and telephone numbers of each reference, as well as the name and title, of the contact individual. e. The contract should guarantee delivery of services in accordance with such delivery schedule as is provided in the specifications. f. The contractor should describe how the process will permit interaction and advisory input from the community, with the final candidates in a community forum. g. The contractor is welcome to outline additional services or alternative approaches believed to be in the City’s best interest. h. Contractors are to submit either a firm fixed price proposal (retainer fee) or a 4
  5. 5. contingency fee proposal, along with a proposed schedule of payments for the services requested in the scope of work. Submit any other pricing/cost data necessary to carry out this project. The contractor shall provide a price for all items in this RFP which will remain valid throughout the stipulated performance period or until delivery is completed. Price shall include the items as specified. 3.0 OUTCOME Firm shall specify the anticipated date that a list of qualified applicants will be available for City Council to interview for the City Manager position. 4.0 CONTRACT DELIVERABLES 1. A detailed work plan and schedule of events submitted to the Assistant City Manager for approval within 14 days of contract start date. The plan to include specific tasks, timelines, data requirements, staff assignments, and other relevant details. 2. A binder of all applicants for City Councils review and comments. 3. A list of semi-finalist for City Council’s review and comments, inclusions and exclusions 4. A list of recommended candidate, for Council approval, to appear before the Advisory Panels (Peer, Internal, Council Appointed Citizens) . 5. A list of finalist for City Council to interview. 5.0 SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS AND DEADLINE Each firm must submit eight (8) copies, one of which is unbound) of the proposal in a sealed envelope bearing on the outside the name of the firm, full address, name of the project for which the proposal is submitted, date and time the proposal is due. If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the proposal must be enclosed in another envelop addressed to: City of East Palo Alto Attention: M L Gordon, Assistant City Manager Office of the City Manager EPA Government Center City Hall 2nd Floor 2415 University Avenue East Palo Alto, CA 94303-1164 The proposals must be received by the City no later than 4:00 p.m. PST, Monday, November 23, 2009. (No proposals will be accepted after the specified time) 5
  6. 6. Contact Information: M L Gordon, Assistant City Manager City Manager’s Office City of East Palo Alto EPA Government Center 2415 University Avenue East Palo Alto, CA 94303-1164 Telephone Number: (650) 853-3100 Fax Number: (650) 853-3111 Email Address: acmoffice2415@yahoo.com 6.0 PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE 1. Request for proposal released: Friday, October 23, 2009 2. Last day for Firms to submit questions, request for changes and/or protest to specifications: Friday November 13, 2009. 3. Closing Date and Time (Last day and time to submit Proposals to the City of East Palo Alto): 4:00 p.m. PST, Monday, November 23, 2009. 4. Proposal Responses Opened and Evaluated: Tuesday, 12:00 Noon, November 24, 2009. 5. Anticipated Date Recommendation presented to City Council: Tuesday December 1, 2009 7.0 BASIS FOR THE AWARD 1. The City Council shall conduct an evaluation of all proposals. 2. Evaluation Criteria: The proposals shall be reviewed based upon the following criteria and utilize the following scoring system to assign points to each proposal criterion: a. Extent and quality of the firm’s experience and accomplishments in relevant projects (20 points). b. Qualifications and experience of the team members assigned to the project (20 points). c. Scope of work showing approach to the project (20 points). d. References (10 points). 6
  7. 7. e. Proposal costs, including hourly rates and additional expenses (15 points). f. Ability to complete the scope of work on schedule (15 points). The total points awarded to each Proposal will be tabulated and the Proposals shall be ranked accordingly. City Council may schedule an interview with the top scoring firms. A contract with the Firm deemed to be most qualified would then be negotiated. If negotiations with the Firm who is ranked the highest are unsuccessful, the City may proceed to the next most qualified, and so on, until a contract is successfully negotiated. Staff will make its recommendation to City Council for approval. The City of East Palo Alto reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals, or to hold the proposals for 90 days before rendering a decision. Acceptance of any firm’s response does not place the City under any obligation to accept the lowest proposal response. 8.0 TERMS AND CONDITIONS The contract will be awarded to the most responsive and responsible contractor whose proposal is deemed most advantageous to the City Council. The Council reserves the right to waive any defect or omission in any proposal which does not materially affect the terms of the response to this RFP. Price negotiations will be conducted with the top qualified contractor at the conclusion of the evaluation process and discussions. Contractors or their duly authorized representative(s) are expected to fully inform themselves as to conditions, requirements, and specifications before submitting proposals. Failure to do so will be at the contractor’s own risk. The contractor may withdraw a proposal prior to the proposal submission closing date and time by requesting to do so in writing. The contractor shall obtain and maintain all license, permits, liability insurance, worker’s compensation insurance and comply with any and all other standards or regulation required by Federal, State, or Local statutes, ordinances and rules during the performance of any contract between the City and the contractor. Any such requirement specifically set forth in any contract document between the contractor and the City shall be supplemental to this section and not in substitution thereof. In the event the successful contractor, through any cause, should fail to fulfill the agreed upon obligations in an effective and timely manner, the City shall have the right to terminate its contract by specifying the date of termination in a written notice to the selected vendor. The cancellation shall become effective on the date as specified in the notice of cancellation sent to the contractor by registered, return receipt. Discussion may be held with contractors submitting proposals acceptable or potentially acceptable. The purposes of the discussions are: 1. Promote understanding of the City requirements and the contractor’s proposal; and 2. Facilitate arriving at a contract most advantageous to the City taking into consideration price and other evaluation factors set for in the RFP. 7
  8. 8. Any contract resulting from the acceptance of a proposal shall contain, at a minimum, all applicable provisions of this RFP. At its option, the City may take either of the following actions in order to form an agreement between the City and the selected contractor. 1. Accept a proposal by issuing a written “Notice of Award” to the selected contractor, which incorporates the proposal documents by reference and accepts all or selected portions of the contractor’s proposal. The “Notice of Award” will represent a contractual obligation and will be executive by both the City and the selected contractor. 2. Enter into negotiations in an effort to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement which represents a contractual obligation and will be executed by both the City and the selected contractor. This agreement will be based on proposal documents, the submit proposal and the associated negotiations. Additional information regarding the City of East Palo Alto may be found on the City’s website at www.cityofepa.org 9.0 ADDENDA TO THE RFP The provisions of this RFP cannot be modified by oral interpretations or statements. If inquiries or comments by firms raise issues that require clarification by the City, or the City decides to revise any part of this RFP, addenda will be provided to all persons known to the contact person who have received or will subsequently receive the RFP. Receipt of addenda must be acknowledged by signing and returning it with the proposal. 10.0 PROTEST Any prospective consultant who contends that the provisions of the RFP or any aspect of the procurement process will encourage favoritism in the award of the contract, or substantially diminish competition, must file a written protest to the RFP at least ten (10) days prior to the date set for the opening of proposals. Failure to file a protest will be deemed a waiver of any claim by an offer or that the procurement process violates any provisions of the City Municipal Codes. 11.0 NON-DISCRIMINATION 1. The issuing office, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d-4, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be offered full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin for an award. 8
  9. 9. 2. The contractor awarded a contract will be subject to the Anti-Harassment Policies, adopted by the City Council, of the City of East Palo, on December 16, 2004, and revised on January 12, 2007 which complies with AB1825. (See Attachment Anti-Harassment Policy). 12.0 CONTRACT The consultant selected by the City will be expected to enter into a written contract in the form similar to the contract attached to this RFP in the Appendix. The proposal should indicate acceptance of the City’s contract provisions or suggest reasonable alternatives that do not substantially impair the City’s rights under the contract. If inclusion of any of the City’s contract provisions will result in higher costs for the services, such cost must be specifically identified in the proposal. 13.0 INSURANCE Proof of required insurance is made part of the awarded contract. Acceptance is not complete unless and until proof of required insurance is submitted to the City. 1. Consultant shall, at its own expense, at all times during the term of this contract, maintain in force: a. A comprehensive general liability policy including coverage for contractual liability for obligations assumed under this contract, blanket contractual liability, products and completed operations and owner’s and contractor’s protective insurance; b. A professional errors and omissions liability policy; and c. A comprehensive automobile liability policy including owned and non- owned automobiles. 2. Insurance required during entire length of agreement is as follows: a. Worker’s Compensation coverage per statutory requirements b. Liability coverage as follows: Bodily Injury Property Damage $1 million per person $1 million each accident $1 million each aggregate $1 million aggregate 14.0 Liability The City of East Palo Alto assumes no responsibility or liability for cost incurred by the Contractor prior to the signing of an agreement. Total Liability of the City of East Palo Alto is limited to the terms and conditions of any contract resulting from this RFP. 9
  10. 10. 15.0. INDEMNIFICATION The contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless the City of East Palo Alto and it agents and employees from and against all claims, damages, losses, and expenses, including attorney fees arising out of or resulting from the performance of the work, which includes all labor, materials and equipment required to produce the services required by the contract, provided that any such claim, damage, loss or expense: 1) is injury to or destruction of tangible property (other than the work itself), including the loss of use resulting there from; and 2) is caused in whole or in part by any negligent act or omission of the contractor, any subcontractor, anyone directly or indirectly employed by any of them or anyone for whose acts any of them may be liable, regardless of whether or not it is caused in part by a party indemnified hereunder. The contractor assumes full responsibility and liability for compliance with any and all local, state, federal laws and regulations applicable to the contractor and its employees, including, but not limited to, compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. 16.0. GENERAL CONDITIONS 1. The contractor shall comply with any and all rules and regulations established by the City regarding security, building use, and conduct of the contractors employees on the City’s premises. 2. The contractor shall promptly remove any of its employees who, in the judgment of the City, either has performed his/her duties unsatisfactory or has violated the agreement. 3. Format: Proposals should be 81/2 x 11 inches, bound in a single document and organized in sections following the order specified under contents. 10
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  12. 12. CITY OF EAST PALO ALTO CONTRACT AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into on the ______day of ____________, ______________ BY AND BETWEEN the City of East Palo Alto (thereinafter referred to as the CITY), and: Contractor:____________________________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________ State: __________ Zip:____________ Phone: ( ) _____________________________Fax: ( ) ____________________________ (Thereinafter referred to as CONTRACTOR: IN CONSIDERATION OF their mutual covenants: The party hereto agree as follows: CONTRACTOR shall provide or furnish the following specified services and/or material: ( ) attachments EXHIBITS: The following attached exhibits are hereby made a part of this agreement. ( ) attachments TERMS: The services and/or materials furnished under this Agreement shall commence on: ___________ ______________________ and shall be completed on or before _________________ ( ) attachments COMPENSATION for the full performance of this Agreement (explain in full detail) ( ) attachments [ ] CITY shall pay CONTRACTOR [ ] CONTRACTOR shall pay CITY Funds budgeted [ ] Yes [ ] No*Appropriation Account information: ___________________________ GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: HOLD HARMLESS : CONTRACTOR agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the CITY, its officers, agents and employees from and all demands, claims or liability of any nature, caused by or arising out of the performance of this agreement. INSURANCE: CONTRACTOR shall file with CITY, a certificate of insurance before commencing any services under this agreement meeting minimum coverage requirements established by CITY. NON-DISCRIMINATION: No discrimination shall be made in the employment of persons under this agreement because of the race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, religion or sex of such person. INTEREST OF CONTRACTOR: It is understood and agreed that this agreement is not a contract of employment in the sense that the relationship of master and servant exists between the CITY and undersigned. At all times CONTRACTOR shall be deemed to be an independent contractor and CONTRACTOR is not authorized to bind the CITY to any contracts or other obligations in executing the Agreement. CONTRACTOR certifies that no one who has or will have any financial interest under this agreement is an officer or employee of the CITY. CHANGES TO AGREEMENT: Shall not be assigned or transferred without the written consent of the CITY. No changes or variations of any kind are authorized without the written consent of the City Manager. TERMINATION: This agreement may be terminated by CITY upon ten (10) days written notice to CONTRACTOR Moneys then owing based upon work satisfactorily accomplished shall be paid to CONTRACTOR. This Agreement shall become effective upon its approval and execution by CITY, in witness thereof, the parties have executed this agreement the day and year first written above. I HAVE READ THE ABOVE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND FULLY UNDERSTAND: 12
  13. 13. _____________________________________________ ________________________________________ Department Head Contractor Department: _________________________________ Federal ID #: _____________________________ Date: ______________________________________ Date: __________________________________ This agreement must be completed in its entirety (all documentation attached) and approved below before it goes into effect. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… CITY APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT: * I hereby certify that there are funds in the Appropriation account as stated above. City Manager: ______________________________ Finance Department: ______________________ Date: ______________________________ Date: ___________________________ 13
  14. 14. City of East Palo Alto EFFECTIVE DATE: 12/21/2004 REVISED DATE: 1/12/07 ADOPTED BY CITY COUNCIL: 12/21/2004 PAGE 1 OF 4 SUBJECT: POLICY AGAINST DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION I. PURPOSES The purposes of this policy are to emphasize the City’s commitment to keeping its workplace free of harassment, discrimination and retaliation, to define and provide examples of the conduct that is prohibited, to summarize the respective responsibilities for preventing, reporting, investigating, and responding to violations and to give clear warning of the serious consequences that violators will face. A copy of this policy shall be provided to all persons who are subject to it, and shall be posted on City bulletin boards in all City facilities. II. POLICY All of the following are prohibited by this Policy: Discrimination or harassment in any aspect of City employment based on any legally protected characteristic or status, including sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, language, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, domestic partner, physical disability, mental disability, or medical condition; retaliation for opposing, filing a complaint about, or participating in an investigation of, any such harassment or discrimination; aiding, abetting, inciting, compelling, or coercing any such discrimination, harassment or retaliation, or attempting to do so. The City will take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent such misconduct from occurring, and to remedy and punish any occurrence. Any City employee, Council member, member of any advisory body, including any Commissioner, Committee member, or Board member found having engaged in any such misconduct will be subject 14
  15. 15. to disciplinary action up to and including termination or censure or removal and will be deemed to have acted outside the course and scope of his or her employment. This policy applies to all City employees, volunteers, interns, vendors, and contractors as well as to all applicants for City positions. The policy shall not be interpreted or applied in any manner that would be inconsistent with any applicable State or Federal law or regulation, or increase the legal liability of the City. III. DESCRIPTION AND EXAMPLES OF PROHIBITED HARASSMENT Harassment on the basis of sex is unlawful, and is prohibited by this policy. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when: an individual’s submission to such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of that individual’s employment; or, an individual’s submission to or rejection of such conducts is used as the basis for an employment decision affecting that individual; or, the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, abusive, or offensive work environment. Sexual harassment need not be motivated by sexual desire or gratification, and may include nonsexual conduct motivated by the violator’s hostility towards the victim’s gender, or towards the victim’s nonconformity to gender stereotypes. Sexual harassment includes not only conduct motivated by gender, but also by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition. A harasser may be either male or female, and the victim may either be the same sex or the opposite sex. Even a person who is not the intended target of harassment may be harassed by it if he or she witnesses it. Sexual harassment may be verbal, visual, or physical. For example: Verbal harassment may consist of derogatory, threatening, or intimidating comments, epithets, slurs or jokes; references to gender, physical appearance, attire, sexual prowess, marital status, or pregnancy; or sexual advances, propositions, or demands. Visual harassment may consist of displaying or circulating derogatory or offensive posters, cartoons, drawings, photographs, pin-ups, computer images, or electronic media transmissions. 15
  16. 16. Physical harassment may consist of assault, battery, or unwelcome, unnecessary and offensive touching (kissing, hugging, patting, rubbing, pinching, brushing against) staring, leering, gesturing, whistling or making noises, impeding or blocking movement, or physical interfering with normal work or movement. In addition to prohibiting harassment based on sex or gender, this policy also prohibits harassment based on sexual orientation, or upon any other legal protected characteristic or status, such as race, religion, creed, color, national origin, language, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, domestic partner, or age. Harassment on the basis of such factors is subject to the same principles applicable to sexual harassment, as stated above. IV. REPORTING DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT OR RETALIATION Any City employee, volunteer, intern, vendor, contractor, or applicant who becomes aware of any discrimination, harassment or retaliation prohibited by this policy shall report it immediately to their immediate supervisor, or higher ranking supervisor, or the Assistant City Manager. Under no circumstances shall such a report be required or expected to be made to the person who engaged in the misconduct that is subject to this report. The responsibility to report conduct prohibited by this policy arises even if the conduct is directed toward someone else and even if the person toward whom it is directed does not want it reported. Reports may be made orally or in writing, free of requirements as to form. Because reports of conduct prohibited by this policy will be treated as serious charges, the making of a deliberately false report, or a report made with reckless disregard for its truth or falsity, may subject the maker to disciplinary action. V. INVESTIGATION AND RESOLUTION The City of East Palo Alto will investigate all reported violations of this policy. All employees, volunteers, interns, vendors and contractors, members of the City Council, or members of a City advisory body shall cooperate with any such investigation. Any supervisor, manager, department head, member of the City Council, or member of a City advisory body who receives a report of, or who becomes aware of, conduct prohibited by this policy shall promptly report it to the Personnel Officer. Upon receiving the report, the Personnel Officer shall direct any report that accuses a City Council member or appointee to the City Council for investigation and resolution. The City Council shall delegate the responsibility to conduct a prompt, full, and fair investigation to a qualified private investigator. Upon receiving a report regarding a non- City Council member or appointee, the Personnel Officer shall conduct a prompt, full, and fair investigation, or delegate that responsibility to a qualified City employee or private investigator. The person performing the investigation shall: 16
  17. 17. interview the complainant, the accused, and any other person the investigator believe to have knowledge relevant to the charges; gather and review any documentary, electronic, or physical evidence relevant to the charges; consult with legal counsel as needed; determine whether the charges can or cannot be substantiated; and develop recommendations for appropriate remedial and/or disciplinary action, if any. Upon completion of the investigation, the Personnel Officer shall communicate the results of the investigation to the complainant, the accused, and, as appropriate, all others directly concerned. To the extent permitted by law, confidentiality shall be maintained with respect to the complainant, the information gathered during the investigation, and the results of the investigation. VI. OUTSIDE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES In addition to the remedies described in this Policy, the U.S. Equal Employment Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing provide administrative complaint and investigation processes as to harassment, discrimination or retaliation on the basis of a protected status. The toll free telephone number for each office is listed below: California Department of Fair Employment and Housing 1-800-233-3212 U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1-800-669-4000. I have read and fully understand the content of this policy and agree to abide by it as an employee, contractor, and/or volunteer of the City of East Palo Alto. ___________________________________ __________________ Signature of Employee Date 17
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