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Legal Notice

| April 25, 2018

Request for Proposals for Employment and Labor Law Consultant and/or Legal Counsel

The Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority, a political subdivision of the State of Ohio, is seeking proposals for an employment and labor law consultant (which may consist of a corporate entity which may use the collective background and qualifications of its staff and employees to meet the requirements herein stated) and/or employment and labor law attorney to advise the agency on an as-needed basis with respect to employment, labor, and human resource issues, represent the agency at all labor negotiations and arbitration proceedings, advise on complex issues in the context of employee discipline, regulatory compliance (including but not limited to FLSA, EEOC, UC, COBRA, OSHA, FMLA, ADA and other employment and civil service matters), and allegations of discrimination, develop and manage personnel systems components (such as job descriptions, classification plans, personnel policies, handbooks, and performance evaluations) to mitigate liability and provide a sound basis for labor and employment actions by the agency.

The agency has 131 units of public housing, 211 HCV vouchers (Section 8), and 23 units of USDA/Rural Development housing. The agency has 8 full time employees and 3 part-time employees. Six employees are part of a collective bargaining unit with AFSCME.


An individual seeking the opportunity must have a minimum of a Juris Doctorate and be licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio and must have demonstrated professional qualifications, education, and training. Must have at least five (5) years of experience in collective bargaining laws and procedures, labor negotiations, grievance and disciplinary hearings, and all labor/employment issues, including but not limited to FLSA, EEOC, UC, COBRA, OSHA, FMLA, ADA, and other employment and Ohio civil service requirements and at least five (5) years of experience preparing job descriptions, classification plans, personnel policies and employee/employer handbooks. Experience with the labor and employment needs of public housing authorities is preferred but not required. A corporate entity may also apply to provide the desired services but must have qualified and experienced legal counsel on its staff or as part of the corporate entity which has at least five (5) years of experience as indicated above. A corporate entity may combine the experience and backgrounds of its various staff members and employees to meet the requirements written above. Any corporate entity which applies must be willing to designate one person within the corporation which will serve as the exclusive point of contact for all communications with the agency.


The job will be on an as-needed basis as an independent contractor with no guarantee of any specific amount of work. The agency will pay a fixed hourly rate for work done during what is anticipated to be a four-year contract. The agency will reimburse the consultant and/or Attorney for time spent on cases and work assigned on an hourly rate not to exceed the amount proposed. The Attorney will also be reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses related to his or her work for the agency. The agency does not anticipate that the contract would exceed $10,000.00 in any given year.

Please submit proposals, including qualifications and proposed hourly rate to the Interim Executive Director, CMHA, 823 Magnolia Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812, no later than June 1, 2018. Questions may be addressed to the Interim Executive Director William Todd Drown at 740-622-6300.
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