Certain human resource needs within IT can be met through the use of professional experts hired either through contract service agreements or as a short-term employee of the District. Utilization of professional experts to assist regular staff with the implementation and/or upgrade of systems as well as the installation of equipment are two areas where a short-term augmentation is valuable support to ensure timely and effective delivery of projects. The District follows the appropriate legal and contractual requirements governing contract and temporary employees. Due to the temporary nature, one-time resources are used to support these costs.