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File #: 15-3518   
Type: Misc - Professional Services Agreements
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 6/18/2015
Posting Language: An Ordinance authorizing a professional services contract with Industrial/Organizational Solutions, Inc., to provide content-validated testing services for SAPD and SAFD examinations for a three year term beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2018, with one renewal term of two years at the City’s option, with total compensation not to exceed $921,640.00. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Lori Steward, Interim Human Resources Director]
Indexes: Uniform Testing
Attachments: 1. FISCAL IMPACT FORM 05272015, 2. CD Form, 3. Score Matrix Consensus, 4. Ordinance 2015-06-18-0568
Related files: 19-1587
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Lori Steward, Interim Human Resources Director

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City wide

SUBJECT:
Entrance Examinations for the San Antonio Police & Fire Departments, and Promotional Examinations for the San Antonio Police Department

SUMMARY:
This ordinance authorizes the City Manager or her designee to enter into a contract with Industrial/Organizational Solutions, Inc., for the preparation of validated, written entry-level examinations for the positions of firefighter trainee and police cadet; promotional examinations for the SAPD positions of Detective-Investigator, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain; and the administration of video-recorded assessment centers for the positions of Lieutenant, and Captain. The term of this contract is three (3) years, beginning July 1, 2015, and ending June 30, 2018, with an option to extend the contract for one (1) additional two (2) year period, subject to and contingent upon funding by City Council, with total compensation not to exceed $921,640.00 for the entire five (5) year period.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 143, known as the Texas Fire Fighters' and Police Officers' Civil Service Law, mandates the use of examinations as part of the hiring process for Fire and Police personnel. The current San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) collective bargaining agreement (CBA) requires that a consultant to the City prepare validated, written promotional examinations for all tested promotional ranks in SAPD, and prepare, administer, and score promotional video-recorded assessment centers for the ranks of Lieutenant, and Captain. The City contracts with professional testing consultants with expertise in developing examinations that comply with professional, state, and federal guidelines related to testing, which include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines, Department of Jus...

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