Aging and Adult Services: Support: In-Home Supportive Services: Public Authority

The Public Authority assists In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) consumers in need of a homecare worker, by maintaining a list of qualified individuals who are interested in working as an independent provider. Registry workers who have passed background checks are referred to IHSS consumers based on their needs. A registry specialist is available to provide assistance to consumers who require additional help in hiring a provider or in establishing a positive relationship with their worker. The Public Authority also provides personnel services for IHSS providers and offers training 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.

New Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Program Requirements starting February 1, 2016

Important information for the IHSS Provider (TEMP 3001): English, Spanish and Chinese

  • For Current Providers who have 1 Recipient and/or work less than 160 hours per month: English or Spanish

  • For Current Providers who have more than 1 Recipient and/or work more than 160 hours per month: English or Spanish

IHSS Provider Enrollment Agreement Form (SOC 846): English, Spanish and Chinese

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for new Overtime and Travel Pay Rules: English or Spanish

  • Watch the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) informational video about the new IHSS program changes regarding overtime, travel time pay, information on violations, instructions for completing timesheets and Travel Claim forms. Click here to watch the English, Spanish & Chinese video

New Trainings for IHSS Providers starting in June
For more information, CLICK HERE for link to flyer

Please stay tuned and check back frequently for updates!

Contact us for more information (650) 573-3900.


For information, advice and 24-hour emergency response,
click here for the TIES Line.