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File #: 1090-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/26/2013 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2013 Final action: 7/18/2013
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a planned contract modification with RAMA Consulting Group, Inc. for Employee Mentoring Program Design and Services for the Department of Public Utilities, to authorize the expenditure of $12,200.00 from the Electricity Operating Fund, $77,600.00 from the Water Operating Fund, $87,000.00 from the Sewer System Operating Fund and $23,200.00 from the Stormwater Operating Fund ($200,000.00).
Attachments: 1. ORD 1090-2013 Employee Mentoring Mod 2 Worksheet
Explanation

The Department of Public Utilities entered into a contract modification with RAMA Consulting Group, Inc. to provide Employee Mentoring Program Design and Services for the Department of Public Utilities. The contract augments city-wide training opportunities and enhances the employee experience through the development and implementation of a department-wide mentoring program. The Employee Mentoring Program (EMP) employs the most effective, "best practices", approach to peer-to-peer, as well as group, mentoring that extends learning opportunities, facilitates diverse leadership development; engages cross-functional relationships; and fosters a culture of diversity and collaboration which improves employee satisfaction, growth and retention.

This contract is the result of a Request for Proposal received on April 29, 2011. The original contract covers a three-year period with each phase subject to review and approval by the City Council, the Mayor, and the Auditor's certification of funds. Phases are to be funded on a year to year basis. This is the second and final modification of the contract. This modification will cover the costs associated with Phase 3 as defined in the original proposal. All terms and conditions of the original agreement remain in full force and effect. This contract will be in effect from September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014.

SUPPLIER: RAMA Consulting Group, Inc. 20-4647970, expires March 15, 2015
RAMA Consulting Group, Inc. holds MBE status.

1. Amount of additional funds: The amount of additional funds needed for Phase 3 is $200,000.00. The original contract ("Phase 1") was established for $200,000.00. Phase 2 modification added $200,000.00 to the cost of the contract. This third phase of the contract will add another $200,000.00 for a total contract cost of $600,000.00 The need for increased funding is to cover anticipated contract billings from September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014.

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