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Pasadena Area Community College District Board Meets Wednesday

Published on Monday, February 17, 2020 | 3:05 am

Pasadena City College’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday will discuss a proposal to solicit bids for modern Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software that is expected to assist in the PCC Human Resources Department’s work of streamlining the employee hiring process from recruitment marketing to employee screening, scoring, and position closures.

The agenda for Wednesday’s meeting said that under the current system, both recruiters and applicants are wasting time on navigating the “inefficient current ATS,” rather than focusing on the tasks and business at hand.

“A lack of smooth integration with Pasadena City College HR Information System aggravates data duplication problems, causing ineffective workforce management across the organization,” part of the agenda said.

PCC’s HR Department said it anticipates the cost of the needed services to be around $80,000 per year, although no fiscal obligation is created outright by the authorization to solicit proposals.

During the Board of Trustees’ regular business meeting which begins at 7 p.m., the Board will also discuss several consent items on the agenda, such as a PCC Trio Talent Search program that will offer a year-long student development series focused on knowledge expansion around financial literacy, appropriate attire for professional settings, and identity development.

Trio refers to the three programs – Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Service – within the U.S. Higher Education Act, designed to assist eligible students to begin and complete a post-secondary education

The PCC’s Trio Talent Search program prepares participants to thrive academically, professionally, and personally. The series will occur at each of the eight schools that PCC serves, twice during the fall and spring semesters, for a total of 16 sessions a year. The program culminates during the spring semester with students hosting workshops for their peers.

PCC is also seeking authorization from the Board of Trustees to allow Trio program participants to take part in a four-day university tour, in addition to a Stem Academy tour at Google. Students will visit CSU San Francisco, UC Berkeley San Jose State University. Additionally, students will participate in cultural activities while visiting the bay area.

The tour will occur twice – once during Pasadena Unified School District (Grant 1) Spring Break and also during El Monte Unified School District (Grant 2) Spring Break, according to the agenda. Costs for the tours are expected to be between $50,000 and $60,000.

PCC will also submit to the Board recommendations to approve instructional trips by PCC students, accompanies by faculty, including one for the American College Dance Association Baja Regional Conference to be held in March at CSU Long Beach, one for the Forensics Speech and Debate Team Intercollegiate State Competition at the Fresno Convention Center also in March, and another instructional trip to the Intercollegiate Speech and Debate Competition in Albuquerque, New Mexico around the second week of April.

The Board of Trustees will meet at the PCC’s Creveling Lounge at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.

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