The Public Authority is a non-County public legal entity, created by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The two primary functions of the Public Authority are:
1. To act as the "employer of record" for individual IHSS workers for the purposes of collective bargaining over wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment;
2. to provide IHSS workers and consumers with the following services:
a. A Registry that recruits and provides background screening and general orientation to IHSS workers and potential workers who are interested in being referred to IHSS consumers;
b. A referral service for IHSS consumers that provides a listing of potential workers that best match the requested needs;
c. Training assistance to increase the skills and knowledge of both IHSS workers and consumers.