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File #: 4092   
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 4/27/2021 Department: Child Support
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Subject: Non-Financial Plan of Cooperation with Sonoma County Department of Child Support Services
Attachments: 1. COV-DCSS-05-04-21 - POC Sonoma County for 2021-22, 2. CON-DCSS-05-04-21 - POC Sonoma County for 2021-22, 3. Item #21 Executed BAI, 4. 21-321 Unexecuted Contract
REPORT/RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
AND RECORD OF ACTION

May 4, 2021

FROM
MARIE GIRULAT, Director, Department of Child Support Services

SUBJECT
Title
Non-Financial Plan of Cooperation with Sonoma County Department of Child Support Services
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
Recommendation
Approve non-financial Plan of Cooperation with Sonoma County Department of Child Support Services outlining collaboration responsibilities to identify cost saving measures and efficiencies in the delivery of child support services, for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
(Presenter: Marie Girulat, Director, 478-7471)
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COUNTY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Provide for the Safety, Health and Social Service Needs of County Residents.
Pursue County Goals and Objectives by Working with Other Agencies.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
The recommended Plan of Cooperation (POC) is non-financial; as such, it does not impact Discretionary General Funding (Net County Cost).

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
A POC between the County of San Bernardino, Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) and Sonoma County Department of Child Support Services (Sonoma County) is recommended and provided by the California Department of Child Support Services (State) to promote statewide cost-effectiveness saving measures and efficiencies in child support services. The POC is required by the State in order for Sonoma County to provide services at no cost to DCSS. The collaboration will allow DCSS the necessary time to increase staffing to current state allocation levels, while Sonoma County receives cost effectiveness credit from the State.

This recommended POC will enable DCSS to utilize Sonoma County staff to update financial records for a limited number of DCSS cases. These services will allow DCSS to distribute payments to the custodial parties ensuring the timely delivery of services to the families DCSS serves. Both Sonoma Cou...

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