00-0260R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COOPERATIVE TESTING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY FOR EMPLOYMENT TESTING, IN THE AMOUNT OF $15,600.

BY COUNCILOR FENA:

RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement substantially in the form of Public Document No. _____________, on file in the office of the city clerk, with St. Louis County, for cooperative testing of candidates for employment as police officers/deputy sheriffs, in an amount of $15,600, payable from Fund 100, Agency 200, Org. 1610, Object 5441.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution would authorize the city of Duluth and St. Louis County to purchase and jointly administer an employment examination for the positions of police officer and deputy sheriff, using a video-based examination which would be purchased from Ergometrics & Applied Personnel Research, Inc. The proposed joint testing is anticipated to increase the available applicant pool for the positions and would be advantageous to applicants, who would only have to take one examination in order to be considered for employment by either agency. The proposed joint testing would also result in savings to the city and the county because the vendor of the test provides a discounted cost for the test based on the total number of sworn officers in agencies cooperatively participating in the test.

The city's cost would purchase rights to use the test in perpetuity.