Upon recommendation of the Department Head, the County, in accordance with Government Code Section 53240, shall provide for payment of the costs of replacing or repairing property or prosthesis of an employee, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, watches, or articles of clothing necessarily worn or carried by the employee when any such items are lost or damaged in the line of duty without negligence by employee. If the items are damaged beyond repair, the actual value of such items may be paid. The value of such items shall be determined as of the time of the loss therefore damage thereto in accordance with the Personal Property Claims Guide as provided by Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 56420, dated January 18, 1977. In accordance with the foregoing, the County and the Association agree that personal property customarily used by employees in the performance of special duties, such as divers’ equipment and gear and watches appropriate for divers and helicopter pilots and observers, shall be considered as “trade or crafts tools” as provided for in Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 56420. The County and the Association further agree that the Resolution No. 56420 requirement of the County and the Association to agree upon an inventory of such personal property used on duty is satisfied when the employee affected and the employee’s supervisor, or other designee of the Department Head, agree upon the personal property to be included in an approved inventory.
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