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File #: 2021-2088    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/22/2021 In control: Committee on Human Resources
On agenda: 10/26/2021 Final action: 11/8/2021
Enactment date: 11/8/2021 Enactment #: 774
Effective date: 11/10/2021    
Title: Resolution providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a Professional Services Agreement(s) and/or Contract(s) with PSI Services, Talent Measurement & Education for professional consulting services in connection with Police Officer Recruit candidate examination and selection services, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof. Cost not to exceed $180,000.00.
Attachments: 1. 2021-2089 Cover Letter-Council Letter, 2. 2021-2088-OMB Signed Waiver Request, 3. 2021-2088-EORC Waiver letter- PSI Services, 4. Summary 2021-2088
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Resolution providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a Professional Services Agreement(s) and/or Contract(s) with PSI Services, Talent Measurement & Education for professional consulting services in connection with Police Officer Recruit candidate examination and selection services, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof. Cost not to exceed $180,000.00.

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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 a contract(s) for professional consulting services with PSI Services, Talent Measurement & Education pertaining to the following Police Officer Recruit candidate examination and selection services:

* The use of proprietary written and oral board test preparation guides and standardized examination materials.
* Training of oral board panel members (City of Pittsburgh Police) which includes an overview of the oral exam, the standard test procedures, elimination/reduction of biases, and reliability.
* Conducting statistical analyses on all examination components in accordance with organizational psychology practices and the Uniform Federal Guidelines on Employee Selection.
* Weighting and combining exam scores and setting passing scores; providing preliminary and final scores, statistical analysis reports, and final content validity reports.
* Revising the processes for background investigation and candidate selection phases.

Said Contracts shall be in a form approved by the City Solicitor and shall contain such terms and conditions as said Solicitor may require. The total amount not to exceed One Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars ($180,000.00), chargeable to and payable from Account Code: 11101.109000.53.53901.2022, Account Code: 11101.109000.53.53901.2023, Account Code: 11101.109000.53.53901.2024 and Account Code: 11101.109000.53.53901.2025.

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