The Public Authority works as a partner with In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) to serve providers and consumers in the program. Public Authorities were established by State mandate to act as the Employer of Record and to operate a Registry of providers to serve IHSS consumers. Registry providers who have passed background checks are referred to IHSS consumers based on their needs. Registry staff is available to provide assistance to consumers who require additional help in hiring a provider or in establishing a positive relationship with their Registry provider. The Public Authority also provides personnel services for IHSS providers and offers free workshops to providers and consumers. The Public Authority is a separate agency from the County and is governed by the Board of Supervisors with input from an advisory committee.