Salary Resolutions

Salary Resolution No. 95-0926
Revised December 2020
Section 8: Premium Pay

(Amended 3/19/13, 10/21/14, 6/14/16, 6/12/19)

8.1 Premium – P.O.S.T.

Each Unrepresented employee in the class of Deputy Sheriff II, Sheriff's Sergeant, District Attorney Investigator I, District Attorney Investigator II, Senior District Attorney Investigator, Welfare Fraud Investigator I, Welfare Fraud Investigator II, Public Defender Investigator I, and Public Defender Investigator II who have been awarded a valid certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (POST), shall be eligible for POST premium compensation at the same rate of pay as described in the Memorandum of Understanding representing permanent employees in the same classification.

Each Sheriff who has been awarded an advanced certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST) shall be eligible for POST premium compensation upon presentation of said certificate to the County. Each eligible Sheriff who has been awarded a valid advanced certificate shall receive three percent (3%) of base hourly rate thereafter, added to the employee’s base hourly rate for all compensation purposes.

The payments set forth in this Section (8.1) shall become effective at the beginning of the first full pay period following the date of eligibility or application for the specified POST premium, whichever date is later.

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8.2 Premium – Shift Differential

Employees designated as Unrepresented Confidential or Unrepresented shall be entitled to receive shift differential if the employee is assigned to work, and actually works an evening or night work shift.

  1. Shift differential shall be paid only for hours worked on the defined shift.  An employee whose shift starts 7 a.m. or later and ends by 7 p.m. shall not be eligible for shift pay.
  2. An employee must actually work more than fifty percent (50%) of his or her shift hours between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. to receive the evening shift differential premium specified in this Subsection (8.2(c)).  An employee must actually work more than fifty percent (50%) of his or her shift hours between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. to receive the night shift premium specified in Subsection 8.2(d).
  3. Evening Shift Premium: An additional five percent (5%) above the employee's base hourly rate for each hour actually worked on an evening shift.        
  4. Night Shift Premium: An additional ten percent (10%) above the employee's base hourly rate for each hour actually worked on a night shift.
  5. Employees in job classes represented by other bargaining units entitled to receive shift premium pay shall be paid as described in the Memorandum of Understanding representing permanent employees in the same classification.

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8.3 Premium Pay – Confidential Employees

Employees designated as Unrepresented Confidential employees shall be entitled to receive a premium pay of ninety cents ($.90) per hour.

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8.4 Premium Pay – Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant (Amended 3/19/13)

Each Unrepresented employee in the classification of Public Health Nurse I or Public Health Nurse II who meets the minimum qualification for employment as a Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant, and who is assigned to perform the duties normally ascribed to the classification of Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant, shall be paid at the salary step of the scale for such higher classification which corresponds to the salary step of the employee's salary scale for each hour assigned and actually worked at said classification.  An entry will be made in the employee's personnel file to document the employee's service as a Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant.

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8.5 Bilingual Pay (Amended 3/19/13, 6/14/16)

When a Department Head designates an Unrepresented Administrative Management position or Unrepresented Confidential position or an Unrepresented position which requires bilingual skills on the average of at least ten percent (10%) of the employee's work time, such an employee in the designated position shall first demonstrate a language proficiency of job‑related terminology acceptable to the Department Head and the Director of Human Resources. Thereafter, the employee shall be entitled to the payment of one dollar ($1.15) per hour of bilingual pay differential for every hour the person actually worked.  Employees in job classes represented by other bargaining units entitled to receive bilingual pay shall be paid as described in the Memorandum of Understanding representing permanent employees in the same classification.

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8.6 Bilingual Pay – Termination of (Amended 3/19/13)

When a department head determines that a designated bilingual employee is no longer utilizing his/her bilingual skills at least ten percent (10%) of the employee's time for three consecutive pay periods, the County may remove the employee from the list of designated bilingual employees and the employee will no longer be entitled to receive Bilingual Pay, unless re-designated by the department head at a later date.

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8.7 Bilingual Pay – Daily Assignment

When (a) a Department Head has designated an Unrepresented / Confidential position which requires bilingual skills on the average of at least ten percent (10%) of the employee’s work time, and (b) an employee has been assigned on an on-going basis to carry out such assignment, and (c) the employee so assigned becomes absent by virtue of temporary leave such as sick leave, vacation, or compensatory time off, then the Department Head may assign an employee to carry out the required bilingual duties of the assigned position on a daily basis. This back-up person, having first demonstrated a proficiency of job-related terminology acceptable to the Department Head and the Director of Human Resources, shall be entitled to the bilingual premium specified in Section 8.5 per hour for all hours actually worked in a daily assignment.

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8.8 Extra Help Employees

Each Unrepresented Extra Help employee in the class of Occupational Therapist I, Occupational Therapist II, Physical Therapist I and Physical Therapist II shall be paid a premium of ten percent (10%) above the employee's base hourly rate.

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8.9 Premium Pay for Detention & PES / CSU Facilities (Amended 10/21/14)

8.9.1 Detention Facility 

An Unrepresented Extra Help employee in a classification represented by Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC) who is assigned to work in a detention facility shall receive the premium pay specified in the ESC current contract above the employee's base hourly rate for all hours worked in the detention facility.  Only those detention facilities listed in the ESC contract under Section 13.7 (Premium Pay for Detention Facilities) are eligible for this premium.

8.9.2 PES / CSU

Effective 10/14/14, an Unrepresented Extra Help employee in a classification represented by Engineers and Scientist of California (ESC) who is assigned to work in the Psychiatric Emergency Services / Crisis Stabilization Unit (PES/CSU) shall receive the premium pay specified in the ESC current contract above the employee’s base hourly rate for all hours worked in the PES/CSU facility.

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8.10 Patient Care Manager / Family Nurse Practitioner Certified

When required by a position, as determined by the appointing authority, an employee in the class of Patient Care Manager who is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) shall be paid as a Patient Care Manager / FNP, as specified in Appendix A.

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