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File #: 2020-0426   
Type: Informational Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/18/2020 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 9/17/2020 Final action:
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE Office of Inspector General ("OIG") report on Metro Personnel Hiring Practices Study
Sponsors: Executive Management Committee
Indexes: Hiring policies, Informational Report, Non-contract, Strategic planning
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Personnel Hiring Process Study, 2. Presentation
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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

Subject
SUBJECT: OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT ON METRO PERSONNEL HIRING PROCESS STUDY

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE Office of Inspector General ("OIG") report on Metro Personnel Hiring Practices Study

Issue
ISSUE

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) serves as the planner, coordinator, and operator of the public transportation system for the Los Angeles region. Metro is undertaking one of the largest construction programs in the country, and seeks to expediate the study, planning and building of its ambitious programs to address the current needs of the community. Accomplishment of its objective requires the prompt filling of every vacancy with staff prepared to act with a sense of urgency.

Background
BACKGROUND

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, the Metro Board authorized 1,680 non-contract positions. Metro has two tracks for hiring people: one is posting and hiring of new applicants and the other is interviewing and selecting from an existing qualified candidate pool from a former posting. The hiring process is a little faster when there is already a qualified pool. The purpose of this review is to determine if Metro's hiring policies, procedures, and process are efficient and effective to satisfy the needs of the departments to proceed on an expedited basis to carry out the Board's directives.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

To fully analyze the process and compare it to industry practices, the OIG engaged the services of a well qualified team of human resources specialists. Our review found that Metro's hiring process consists of both industry-leading strengths and opportunities for improvement. The organization's commitment to equity is integrated in its value system through clear communication from Executive Leadership, its policies, and its hiring process. Metro values and promotes diversity an...

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