APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Director of Risk Management to execute a contract with Tuell & Associates, Inc. for workers' compensation staffing services for the period from November 1, 2020 through October 31, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $750,000.
Costs for workers' compensation services are funded through the Workers' Compensation Internal Service Fund.
Tuell & Associates specializes in providing highly experienced temporary workers' compensation claims adjusters and staff for the County's claims processing. Specialized temporary staff is needed to fill vacant funded positions while we are recruiting to hire permanent staff.
CONSEQUENCE OF NEGATIVE ACTION:
Risk Management will not have adequate technical assistance and staff to process workers' compensation claims in the timely manner required to satisfy current regulations.