2023 - 2026 Local 39 Memorandum of Understanding: Article 13: Work Clothes
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- 13.1 Uniforms and Work Clothes
- 13.2 Raingear
- 13.3 Safety Boots / Shoes
- 13.4 Responsibility of the Employee
13.1 Uniforms and Work Clothes
The County may prescribe reasonable work clothes and uniform standards for employees. The County may also provide employees with uniforms and work clothes as required by the County and maintain, repair or replace the required work clothes and uniforms, all at no cost to the employee. Uniforms and work clothes standards or those items actually furnished by the County may vary among different classifications and work groups or locations.
In its sole discretion, the County shall determine which classifications shall wear uniforms as a condition of employment. The parties acknowledge that County uniforms are not suitable for everyday wear outside working hours, and employees shall wear the uniforms only while on duty and traveling to and from County work.
County departments will replace, when necessary, the existing uniforms with uniforms having a cotton / polyester fabric.
The County will provide two (2) jackets to each employee in the Bargaining Unit. Jackets may be laundered, repaired or replaced, as needed by the County. Machinist aprons for mechanics who work on the machinery in the Water Agency Operations Center will be provided.
The County will provide adequate raingear for employees whose work places them in need of raingear. Raingear will be provided at no cost to employees.
13.3 Safety Boots / Shoes
In its sole discretion, the County shall determine the protective safety boots / shoes required by County regulations, CAL OSHA, State, or Federal regulations / law for the assigned tasks. In its sole discretion, the County shall determine which classifications shall wear safety boots / shoes as a condition of employment.
Each employee shall maintain for use at work two (2) pair of safety shoes or boots as determined to be needed and approved by the employee's department head. ESD shoes or boots will be included on the safety shoes eligibility list at the manager's discretion for employees who work with electricity. The County will supplement the cost of each pair of the safety shoes or boots and approved accessories including the cost of re-soling said safety shoes or boots through the use of vouchers worth $300/pair. A newly hired employee will receive a voucher good for one (1) pair of safety shoes or boots and approved accessories at the beginning of the employee's probationary period and the second voucher when the employee obtains permanent status. Whenever a pair of an employee's supplemented safety shoes or boots are not serviceable and repairable because of wear or damage, the employee will receive a new voucher to use to replace the un-serviceable pair.
13.4 Responsibility of the Employee
Each employee issued prescribed work clothes, uniforms or safety apparel shall be expected to wear and possess all items required for the employee's specific work assignment. Any employee not in conformance with the above Section may be subject to discipline.