The annual Staff Development / Wellness Benefit Allowance and carry-over amount will be provided to all full- and part-time eligible employees as specified in the following table:
These amounts shall be maintained through this Contract term. Total funds per fiscal year can be used for Staff Development and/or Wellness expenditures. Funds may not be carried over into the next fiscal year. Use of Staff Development / Wellness Benefit funds subject to approval and provisions of the Staff Development Administrative Manual and non-job related expenses may be taxable pursuant to Internal Revenue Code.
On the date of the County Board of Supervisors’ approval of this successor MOU, the fiscal year Staff Development / Wellness Benefit may be used towards reimbursement for allowable Staff Development and Wellness Benefits. Reimbursement of expenses will be based on the MOU in effect on the purchase date.
16.10.1 Staff Development - Computer Hardware and Mobile Devices
Staff Development / Wellness Benefit Allowances may be used towards reimbursement for the purchase of computer hardware as defined in the County’s Staff Development Benefit Program Allowance Administrative Manual. Monthly service charges for internet and mobile communication connections are not reimbursable under this Program. The use and approval of all computer hardware and mobile devices is subject to review by the Department Head (or may be delegated to a senior manager only) and is subject to the specific job requirements for each job classification in that department. All computer hardware and mobile devices must be directly job-related, must be used for County business a minimum of 50% of their use and require department head (or senior manager designee) authorization in order to qualify for reimbursement. Department Head authorization for the use of this benefit towards reimbursements for computer hardware, and mobile devices must be outlined and approved in the employee’s annual Professional Development Plan document and will be considered together with other staff development training and educational priorities required by the department head.
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