Salary scales shall be as specified in Appendix A for each classification contained within each of the units represented by the Association.
7.1.1 Pension Pick Up
Effective the first full pay period on or after adoption of this MOU by the Board of Supervisors (June 25, 2013), The County will cease providing the one percent (1%) pick up of the employee’s share towards Retirement.
7.1.2 Hourly Cash Allowance
Effective the first full pay period closest to May 19, 2009, the County shall pay each permanent full and part time employee, in addition to their hourly regular earning rate from the salary schedule, a cash allowance of $3.45 per paid status hour that the employee is in paid status excluding overtime, up to a maximum of eighty (80) hours in a pay period, (or approximately a maximum of $600 per month).
Such hourly cash allowance is compensation for services rendered in that pay period and shall be taken into account for the purposes of computing employees’ final compensation for pension purposes, as well as all usual taxation as their regular earning rate from the salary schedule. It shall not be included on the salary schedule and shall not be impacted by future increases on the salary schedule. It is not intended as a supplement toward medical, dental, or any other insurance or benefit.
7.1.3 One-Time, Lump Sum, Non-Recurring, Pensionable Payment
Effective the first full pay period approval beginning October 23, 2018, contingent on Union ratification of the successor MOU and approval by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on or before September 25, 2018, each regular, full time employee in paid status as of November 5, 2018, shall receive, a one-time, lump sum, non-recurring pensionable payment in the amount of two thousand three hundred and one dollars ( $2,301) to on November 14, 2018.
The above amount shall be prorated for eligible part-time employees based on their allocated full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the last day of the pay period.
The one-time payments will be subject to all applicable federal, state, and local tax withholdings. The payments will not be included in wages for computations of overtime, benefits, or for any other purpose.
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