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File #: 22-0024   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/16/2021 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/4/2022 Final action:
Title: Approve and authorize compensation for 13.3 additional hours of service for a total of 23.3 hours for a hearing conducted by Administrative Hearing Officer Michelle Tobler in accordance with Clark County Code Section 2.68.060. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Invoice letter_Redacted

CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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Petitioner:

Tim Burch, Administrator of Human Services

Recommendation: 

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Approve and authorize compensation for 13.3 additional hours of service for a total of 23.3 hours for a hearing conducted by Administrative Hearing Officer Michelle Tobler in accordance with Clark County Code Section 2.68.060.  (For possible action)  

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BACKGROUND: 

Pursuant to Clark County Code Section 2.68.060, the Board of County Commissioners (Board) may authorize additional compensation at the rate of $70 per hour for a hearing officer who serves more than ten hours on any given hearing if the Board is satisfied that the additional hours of service were justified and necessary.

Administrative Hearing Officer Michelle Tobler has been a hearing officer for the Department of Family Services (DFS) since August 2016 and has presided over numerous hearings during that time.  For one particular case, Ms. Tobler provided a total of 23.3 hours of service to prepare for, and conduct the NRS Chapter 432B hearing, and then draft and finalize the written Decision. Please see the attached summary invoice statement from Ms. Tobler establishing that her services were justified and necessary.  In preparation for the hearing, Ms. Tobler worked 3.4 hours. The hearing itself took a total of 8.9 hours.  Ms. Tobler spent another 11 hours reviewing the evidence and applicable law, and preparing the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decision on the case.  The cost for the additional 13.3 hours of service is $931.00.

DFS requests the Board approve and authorize compensation for the additional 13.3 hours of service provided by Ms. Tobler for this hearing.