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File #: 2015-1342   
Type: Policy Status: Passed
File created: 8/28/2015 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 9/17/2015 Final action: 9/24/2015
Title: A. APPROVING the upgrade of a vacant position to Chief Innovation Officer, pay grade CC ($222,476 - $273,894 - $325,353); and B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate a salary within the pay grade for the position.
Sponsors: Executive Management Committee
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Job Specification for Chief Innovation Officer.pdf
Meeting_Body
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: PERSONNEL MATTER

ACTION: APPROVE CREATION OF NEW CLASSIFICATION AND AUTHORIZE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER TO NEGOTIATE SALARY

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
A. APPROVING the upgrade of a vacant position to Chief Innovation Officer, pay grade CC ($222,476 - $273,894 - $325,353); and

B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate a salary within the pay grade for the position.

Issue
ISSUE

The Chief Innovation Officer is needed to lead a small staff and some fellows in the Office of Extraordinary Innovation.

Executive-level recruiting is extremely sensitive and sometimes difficult if the potential candidate is considering leaving current employment. Delegating authority for salary negotiation to the CEO for this position will shorten the process and ameliorate any concerns the potential candidates may have regarding confidentiality.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

This position will be responsible for improving mobility and accessibility in Los Angeles County through partnerships with innovative people, the international private sector community, organizations, and industries; support Metro departments in piloting new and experimental ideas and policies including an effective performance-based capital investment strategy for Metro; initiate a comprehensive strategic planning process that guides the authority for next 5-10 years; and direct and oversee the Public Private Partnership (P3) Program that will improve and accelerate mobility projects in Los Angeles County. This office and position will pay for itself with the anticipated level and degree of innovation and revenue generation that will be implemented at LA Metro and throughout the county.

Financial_Impact
FINANCIAL IMPACT

No additional FTEs are being added to the FY16 Budget.

Funds for the Chief Innovation Officer are included in the FY16 budget in cost center 2010, Chie...

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