Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association

Memorandum of Understanding
between The County of Sonoma
and SCLEA, 2018 - 2019 

Table of Contents

Preamble

Article 1 Term

  • 1.1 Effective Dates
  • 1.2 Notice For Successor Memorandum

Article 2 Recognition

Article 3 Definitions

  • 3.1 Non-Application
  • 3.2 Definitions
  • 3.3 Fair Labor Standards Act Not Incorporated

Article 4 Management Rights

  • 4.1 Retention Of Rights
  • 4.2 Non-Grievability Of Decision Making Authority
  • 4.3 Exclusive Rights
  • 4.4 Contracting-Out

Article 5 Association Rights

  • 5.1 Bulletin Boards
  • 5.2 Communications
  • 5.3 Work Access
  • 5.4 Dues Check Off
  • 5.5 Successor Memorandum Procedures
  • 5.6 Non-Discrimination
  • 5.7 Time For Association Activities
  • 5.8 Paid Leave “Pool”
  • 5.9 Representation Assistance
  • 5.10 Use Of County Facilities
  • 5.11 Data Run ― All Employees In Units
  • 5.12 Data Run ― New Employees In Units
  • 5.13 Board Agenda
  • 5.14 President’s Release Time

Article 6 Employee Rights

  • 6.1 Personal Property Reimbursement
  • 6.2 Personal Property Reimbursement Supplement ― Damage To Employee Vehicles
  • 6.3 Safety Program
  • 6.4 Employee / Association Safety Appeals
  • 6.5 Personnel Files
  • 6.6 Uniform Review Process ― Written Reprimand

Article 7 Salaries and Administration of the Salary Schedule

  • 7.1 Salaries
  • 7.2 Salary Upon Employment
  • 7.3 Advanced Step Upon Employment
  • 7.4 Reappointment Consideration
  • 7.5 Extra Help To Permanent Appointment
  • 7.6 Salary Upon Restoration
  • 7.7 Salary Upon Promotion
  • 7.8 Advanced Salary Upon Promotion
  • 7.9 Salary Upon Demotion During Probation
  • 7.10 Salary Upon Involuntary Demotion
  • 7.11 Salary Upon Voluntary Demotion
  • 7.12 Salary Upon Reappointment From Voluntary Demotion
  • 7.13 Salary Upon Transfer
  • 7.14 Salary Upon Reallocation Of Class
  • 7.15 Salary Upon Reclassification Of Position – Same Salary
  • 7.16 Salary Upon Reclassification Of Position – Higher Salary
  • 7.17 Salary Upon Reclassification Of Position – Lower Salary
  • 7.18 Merit Advancement Within Salary Scales
  • 7.19 Performance Appraisals
  • 7.20 Salary Upon Advancement Within A Scale
  • 7.21 Effective Date Of Merit Increase
  • 7.22 Salary Upon Temporary Assignment To A Higher Class
  • 7.23 Subsequent Reassignment
  • 7.24 Salary Upon Disciplinary Reduction In Pay

Article 8 Special Compensation Benefits

  • 8.1 Special Compensation Premium Pays
  • 8.2 Specialist Premiums
  • 8.3 Specialty Assignment Trial Period
  • 8.4 Specialty Assignment Guarantee Period
  • 8.5 Specialty Assignment Continuation
  • 8.6 POST Premiums
  • 8.7 Park Ranger I/II – Premium Assignment And Housing
  • 8.8 Title IV E – Part time – Masters Of Social Work (MSW) In Public Child Welfare – Internship
  • 8.9 Title IVE – Full Time Masters Of Social Work (MSW) In Public Child Welfare
  • 8.10 Helicopter Training Premium

Article 9 Bilingual Pay

Article 10 Uniforms & Safety Boots

  • 10.1 General Provisions
  • 10.2 Uniforms
  • 10.3 Safety Boots

Article 11 Mileage Reimbursement

Article 12 Deferred Compensation and Retirement

  • 12.1 Deferred Compensation ― Voluntary Program
  • 12.2 Deferred Compensation ― County Paid Program
  • 12.3 414(h)(2) ― Tax Deferred Retirement Contribution
  • 12.4 Safety Employees Hired Before January 1, 2013 (3% at 50 Plan A Safety Members)
  • 12.5 New Retirement Tier For Safety Employees Hired On Or After January 1, 2013
  • 12.6 General Employees Hired Before January 1, 2013 (3% at 60 Plan A General Members)
  • 12.7 New Retirement Tier For General Employees Hired On Or After January 1, 2013

Article 13 Direct Deposit

Article 14 Hours and Overtime

  • 14.1 Application
  • 14.2 Types Of Employment
  • 14.3 Work Schedules
  • 14.4 Flex-Time Schedule
  • 14.5 Posting Of Work Schedules
  • 14.6 Work Schedule Change
  • 14.7 Statutory Overtime For The Non-Exempt Employee
  • 14.8 Non-Statutory Overtime
  • 14.9 Assignment Of Overtime
  • 14.10 Overtime Earned
  • 14.11 Overtime Compensation
  • 14.12 Approval For Compensatory Time Off
  • 14.13 Requests For Compensatory Time Payments
  • 14.14 Compensatory Time Payment At Separation
  • 14.15 Half-Time Pay Provision
  • 14.16 Overtime Not Cumulative
  • 14.17 Non-Applicability Of FLSA
  • 14.18 Shift Bidding ― Detention

Article 15 Standby and Callback

  • 15.1 Standby
  • 15.2 Standby For District Attorney Investigators
  • 15.3 Call-Back
  • 15.4 Court Call-Back
  • 15.5 Phone Work Compensation

Article 16 Shift Differential Premium

  • 16.1 Eligible Employees In CO/PO Units
  • 16.2 Dispatcher Shift Premium Pay
  • 16.3 Special Day Shift Consideration
  • 16.4 Park Ranger Shift Premium Pay

Article 17 Meals and Rest Periods

  • 17.1 Rest Periods
  • 17.2 Lunch Periods
  • 17.3 Meals

Article 18 Health & Welfare Benefits for Active Employees

  • 18.1 Active Employee Health Plans
  • 18.2 Participation In County Offered Health (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance) Plans
  • 18.3 Employee Assistance Program
  • 18.4 Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • 18.5 Workers’ Compensation Claims Disputes
  • 18.6 Health Benefits During Leaves of Absence – Non-Medical Leaves Without Pay
  • 18.7 COBRA
  • 18.8 Salary Enhancement Plans
  • 18.9 Plan Documents And Other Controlling Documents
  • 18.10 Health And Welfare Benefits Health Care Reform Compliance Reopener

Article 19 Medical Benefits For Future Retirees

  • 19.1 Retiree Medical Coverage
  • 19.2 County Contribution Toward Retiree Medical Plans ― Employees Hired Before January 1, 2009
  • 19.3 County Contribution Toward Retiree Medical Plans ― Employees Hired On Or After January 1, 2009
  • 19.4 Surviving Dependent – County Contribution For Employees Hired Before January 1, 2009

Article 20 Holidays

  • 20.1 Holidays ― Paid
  • 20.2 Holidays ― Day Observed
  • 20.3 Holidays – Compensation For
  • 20.4 Holidays ― Compensation For – Day Worked
  • 20.5 Holidays – Part-Time Employees
  • 20.6 Holiday Pay Maximum
  • 20.7 Holidays – Compensation – Employees On Leave Without Pay

Article 21 Vacation

  • 21.1 Maximum Accumulation
  • 21.2 Part-Time Employees
  • 21.3 Accrual
  • 21.4 Reappointment
  • 21.5 Vacation Schedules
  • 21.6 Payment For Unused Vacation

Article 22 Sick Leave and Family Leave

  • 22.1 Sick Leave Accrual
  • 22.2 Sick Leave Use
  • 22.3 Sick Leave – Required Documentation
  • 22.4 Sick Leave – Conversion At Regular Retirement
  • 22.5 Sick Leave – Distribution At Death Or Layoff
  • 22.6 Sick Leave – Distribution At Disability Retirement Or Duty Related Death
  • 22.7 Sick Leave – Payoff At Regular Retirement
  • 22.8 Family Care & Medical Leave

Article 23 Compassionate Leave & Disaster Leave

  • 23.1 Compassionate Leave
  • 23.2 Disaster Leave

Article 24 Non-Duty Court Leave

Article 25 Jury Duty

Article 26 No Break In Service

Article 27 Voting

Article 28 Employment in More Than One Position

Article 29 Staff Development

  • 29.0 Staff Development
  • 29.1 Staff Development and Wellness Benefit Allowance Program
  • 29.2 Physical Fitness
  • 29.3 Non-Grievable

Article 30 Grievance Procedure

  • 30.1 Purpose
  • 30.2 Definitions
  • 30.3 Representation
  • 30.4 Initiation Deadline
  • 30.5 Time Limits
  • 30.6 First Step
  • 30.7 Interest Based Intermediary Step ― Optional
  • 30.8 Second Step Grievance
  • 30.9 Second Step Response
  • 30.10 Third Step Grievance
  • 30.11 Third Step Response
  • 30.12 Mediation
  • 30.13 Arbitrable Grievances
  • 30.14 Selection Of Arbitrator
  • 30.15 Arbitration Issues
  • 30.16 Arbitrator’s Authority
  • 30.17 Binding / Non-Binding Decision
  • 30.18 Arbitrator’s Decision Due
  • 30.19 Arbitration Expenses Shared

Article 31 Classification Information

  • 31.1 Copies Of Classification Studies
  • 31.2 Meet And Confer Obligation

Article 32 Labor / Management Meetings

  • 32.1 Matters Of Mutual Interest
  • 32.2 Written Notice
  • 32.3 Participation
  • 32.4 Joint Training On Memorandum
  • 32.5 Labor / Management Committees – Valley Of The Moon Children’s Home and Juvenile Hall

Article 33 No Strike

  • 33.1 Full Performance Of Duties
  • 33.2 Prohibited Activities
  • 33.3 Association Responsibilities
  • 33.4 Written Assurance
  • 33.5 No Lockout

Article 34 Full Understanding, Modification, Acknowledgment

  • 34.1 Full Understanding
  • 34.2 Acknowledgment
  • 34.3 Meet And Confer During Term Of Memorandum
  • 34.4 Written Modifications Required
  • 34.5 No Limitation On Authority Of Civil Service Commission
  • 34.6 Non-Precedence
  • 34.7 Side Letters
  • 34.8 Favored Nation Clause - Reopener

Article 35 Association Security

  • 35.1 Maintenance Of Membership
  • 35.2 Agency Shop Service Fee
  • 35.3 Separation From Unit Exception
  • 35.4 Service Fee Choice
  • 35.5 Calculation Of Basic Service Fee
  • 35.6 Advance Notice Of Agency Shop Service Fee
  • 35.7 Notice Of New Employees
  • 35.8 Agency Shop Service Fee Collection
  • 35.9 Indemnification
  • 35.10 Rescission Of Agency Shop Provision
  • 35.11 Recordkeeping And Reporting
  • 35.12 Association’s Constitutional Obligations
  • 35.13 Violation Of Law

Article 36 Invalid Sections

  • 36.1 Invalid Sections
  • 36.2 Separability

Article 37 Distribution of Memorandum of Understanding and Enactment

  • 37.1 Distribution
  • 37.2 Enactment

Appendix A Salary Table

Appendix B Departmental Grievance Procedure

Appendix C Grievance Form

Appendix D Domestic Partner Defined

Appendix E Welfare Fraud Investigator Class Series

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

60 Brookwood Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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