Deputy Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Management

Memorandum of Understanding
between The County of Sonoma
and DSLEM  (Unit 43)
August 28, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Table of Contents

Preamble

Article 1: Recognition

Article 2: Term

Article 3: Definitions

  • 3.1 Non-Application
  • 3.2 Definitions

Article 4: Salaries and Administration of the Salary Schedule

  • 4.1 Salaries          
  • 4.2 Salary Upon Appointment
  • 4.3 Consideration Upon Reappointment or Return
  • 4.4 Extra Help to Permanent Appointment
  • 4.5 Extra Help to Extra Help Appointment
  • 4.6 Return of Extra Help Employees
  • 4.7 Salary Upon Restoration
  • 4.8 Salary Upon Promotion
  • 4.9 Advanced Salary Upon Promotion
  • 4.10 Salary Upon Demotion During Probation (Failed Probation)
  • 4.11 Salary Upon Involuntary Demotion
  • 4.12 Salary Upon Voluntary Demotion
  • 4.13 Salary Upon Reappointment From Voluntary Demotion
  • 4.14 Salary Upon Transfer
  • 4.15 Salary Upon Reallocation of Class
  • 4.16 Salary Upon Reclassification of Position
  • 4.17 Merit Advancement Within Salary Range / Scales
  • 4.18 Effective Date of Merit Increase
  • 4.19 Salary Upon Temporary Promotion
  • 4.20 POST Premiums
  • 4.21 Specialty Premium - Town of Windsor Chief
  • 4.22 Specialty Premium - City of Sonoma
  • 4.23 Hourly Cash Allowance
  • 4.24 One-Time, Lump Sum, Non-Recurring and Non-Pensionable Payments

Article 5: Health & Welfare Benefits for Active Employees

  • 5.1 Active Employee Health Plans
  • 5.2 Enrollment in County Health (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance) Plans                                          
  • 5.3 Employee Assistance Program 
  • 5.4 Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • 5.5 Workers' Compensation Claims Disputes
  • 5.6 Health Benefits – Medical / Pregnancy Disability Leave
  • 5.7 Salary Enhancement Plans
  • 5.8 Plan Documents and Other Controlling Documents
  • 5.9 Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) Contribution

Article 6: Medical Benefits for Future Retirees

  • 6.1 Retiree Medical Coverage
  • 6.2 County Contribution Toward Retiree Medical Costs - Employees Hired Before January 1, 2009
  • 6.3 County Contribution Toward Retiree Medical Costs - Employees Hired On or After January 1, 2009 - Effective January 1, 2009
  • 6.4 Surviving Dependent - County Contribution For Employees Hired Before January 1, 2009
  • 6.5 Surviving Dependent - Eligibility to Participate in a County Offered Medical Plan - Employees Hired On or After January 1, 2009
  • 6.6 DSA Retiree Medical Trust

Article 7: Hours of Work

  • 7.3 Compensatory Time

Article 8: Deferred Compensation

Article 9: Direct Deposit

  • 9.2 Mail Deposit – Dues And AFLAC Premiums
  • 9.3 Mailing RMT Contributions

Article 10: Personal Property Reimbursement

Article 11: Staff Development

  • 11.1 Staff Development
  • 11.2 Staff Development and Wellness Benefit Allowance Program
  • 11.3 In-Service Training
  • 11.4 Physical Fitness
  • 11.5 Non-Grievable

Article 12: Mileage Reimbursement

Article 13: Uniforms and Equipment

  • 13.1 Uniforms
  • 13.2 Equipment
  • 13.3 Use of Uniforms and Equipment

Article 14: Holidays

  • 14.1 Holidays - Paid
  • 14.2 Holidays - Scheduled
  • 14.3 Floating Holiday
  • 14.4 Holiday - Day Observed
  • 14.5 Holiday - Compensation
  • 14.8 Holiday - Part-Time Employees

Article 15: Vacation

  • 15.1 Vacation Accrual
  • 15.2 Vacation Accrual - Part Time Employees
  • 15.3 Vacation Accrual - Rates

Article 16: Sick Leave

  • 16.1 Sick Leave Accrual
  • 16.2 Sick Leave Use
  • 16.3 Sick Leave - Documentation
  • 16.4 Restoration of Accrued Sick Leave
  • 16.5 Sick Leave Conversion at Regular Retirement
  • 16.6 Sick Leave - Payoff at Regular Retirement
  • 16.7 Sick Leave - Distribution at Layoff or Non-Duty Related Death
  • 16.8 Sick Leave Distribution At Disability Retirement or Duty Related Death
  • 16.9 Family Care & Medical Leave Under FMLA and CFRA
  • 16.10 Paid Parental Leave

Article 17: Compassionate Leave

Article 18: Court Leave

Article 19: Jury Duty

Article 20: Voting

Article 21: Sabbatical Leave

Article 22: Disaster Leave

Article 23: Employment in more than One Position

Article 24: Employee Assistance Program

Article 25: Annual Physical

Article 26: Retirement

  • 26.1 Safety Employees Hired Before January 1, 2013 (3% at 50 Enhanced Safety Retirement Program)
  • 26.2 New Retirement Tier For Safety Employees Hired On or After January 1, 2013
  • 26.3 Retirement - Credit for Prior Public Service

Article 27: Grievance Procedure

Article 28: Management Rights

Article 29: Unlawful Discrimination

Article 30: Association

  • 30.1 Paid Leave “Pool”

Article 31: No Strike

Article 32: Full Understanding, Modification, Waiver

  • 32.3 Exceptions to Waiver Clause
  • 32.7 Incorporate Side Letters Into MOU
  • 32.8 Health and Welfare Benefits Health Care Reform Compliance Reopener
  • 32.9 Favored Nation Clause - Reopener

Article 33: Invalid Sections

Article 34: Bilingual Pay

  • 34.3 Daily Assignment

Article 35: Distribution of Memorandum Of Understanding and Enactment

Appendix A: Salary Table

Contact Information

Human Resources Department
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
Address
575 Administration Drive
Room 116 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465237, -122.725363

Labor Negotiation Updates

Bargaining Unit Contacts

Andrew Cash
Representative
Phone: (707) 565-4736
andrew.cash@sonoma-county.org

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