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County employees offered services

Plumas Rural Services plans to teach Plumas County employees a thing or two. That agency successfully earned a contract to offer up to seven classes or services for county employees.

County Administrator Gabriel Hydrick was before the Plumas County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Nov. 19, requesting approval to finalize a contract with the local agency.

Hydrick assisted in developing a Request for Proposals with county employees. That list included CWS (child welfare system) psychological evaluations, anger management and conflict, CalWORKs and TANF services, nurturing parent classes, CWS therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy for CWS, nurturing parent in-home classes, life skills classes and CalWORKs childcare.

PRS proposed to offer seven of the nine services. Anger management and conflict, and psych evaluations are the two services that PRS isn’t providing, Hydrick said.

The cost of the services is $345,000, as budgeted for this fiscal year, he said. “As stewards of the public’s money, this provides an opportunity to competitively bid the services, which has not happened for several years,” Hydrick explained.

Plumas County Counsel Craig Settlemire said he was in the process of getting the contract language finalized with PRS. In order to move things along quickly, he recommended that supervisors allow Hydrick to sign the contract.

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