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File #: 2020-0541    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/10/2020 In control: Committee on Human Resources
On agenda: 7/14/2020 Final action: 7/28/2020
Enactment date: 7/28/2020 Enactment #: 386
Effective date: 7/31/2020    
Title: Resolution amending Resolution No. 773 of 2017 (effective February 10, 2017), which authorized the City of Pittsburgh to enter into a Professional Service Agreement(s) with O'Brien, Rulis & Bochicchio, LLC for the purpose of providing legal services in connection with the defense of certain workers' compensation matters and claims brought against the city, by increasing the cost by $600,000.00 for 2 additional years of services and by updating the firm's name.
Indexes: AGREEMENTS (AMENDING)
Attachments: 1. 2020-0541 Cover Ltr-PDF B and R Letter, 2. Summary 2020-0541, 3. 2020-0541 -WCP20-017 Workers Comp Legal Council

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Resolution amending Resolution No. 773 of 2017 (effective February 10, 2017), which authorized the City of Pittsburgh to enter into a Professional Service Agreement(s) with O’Brien, Rulis & Bochicchio, LLC for the purpose of providing legal services in connection with the defense of certain workers’ compensation matters and claims brought against the city, by increasing the cost by $600,000.00 for 2 additional years of services and by updating the firm’s name.

 

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Sections 1 and 2 of Resolution No. 773 of 2017, entitled “Resolution providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a Professional Services Agreement(s) and/or Contracts with O’Brien, Rulis and Bochicchio, for the purpose of providing legal services in connection with the defense of certain workers’ compensation matters and claims brought against the city, under the Workers’ Compensation Act; and providing for payment of the cost thereof not to exceed $1,200,000.00,” is hereby amended as follows:

 

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Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

 

Section 1.                     The Mayor and the Director of the Department of Human Resources and Civil Service, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, are hereby authorized to enter into Professional Services Agreement(s) and/or Contracts with O’Brien, Rulis & Bochicchio, LLC, in a form authorized by the City Solicitor.  Counsel shall engage in legal services for defense of workers’ compensation and Heart and Lung Act claims, to include subrogation, against the City at a cost not to exceed One Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollard ($1,800,000.00).  This amount shall be chargeable to and payable from Workers’ Compensation Program as follows:

 

2017:  $300,000.00 from 9993817000.52309.00, Item 22222-9

2018:  $300,000.00 from 9993817000.52309.00, Item 22222-9

2019:  $300,000.00 from 9993817000.52309.00, Item 22222-9

2020:  $300,000.00 from 9993817000.52309.00, Item 22222-9

2021:  $300,000.00 from 9993817000.52309.00, Item 22222-9

2022:  $300,000.00 from 9993817000.52309.00, Item 22222-9

 

Section 2.                     The City Controller shall encumber funds for the annual contract, subject to the amount of funds to be appropriated by City Council in respective budget year from the following chart account:

 

 

Budget Year

Account Code

Amount

Item

2017

9993817000.52309.00

$300,000.00

22222-9

2018

9993817000.52309.00

$300,000.00

22222-9

2019

9993817000.52309.00

$300,000.00

22222-9

2020

9993817000.52309.00

$300,000.00

22222-9

2021

9993817000.52309.00

$300,000.00

22222-9

2022

9993817000.52309.00

$300,000.00

22222-9