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Public Authority

Overview

PUBLIC AUTHORITY
For In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Public Authority currently does not conduct in-person business.  Public Authority services are available via email and telephone. These changes to our operations are to protect the health and safety of you, our staff and our community. 

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Electronic Timesheets Required

Paper timesheets will no longer be available for IHSS providers after September 1, 2021.  Get registered on electronic timesheets by visiting the Electronic Timesheet Website.

Registration on electronic timesheets are required by the State of California for providers who wish to participate in the IHSS program.

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About the Public Authority

The Public Authority works as a partner with In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) in San Mateo County 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. The Public Authority is a separate agency from the County and is governed by the Board of Supervisors with input from an advisory committee.

The Public Authority provides the following services in San Mateo County: