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Salary Resolution No. 95-0926 Revised December 2020 Section 18: Other Compensation

Salary Resolutions

(Amended 9/16/08, 3/19/13, 6/14/16, 7/10/18, 6/12/19)

18.1 Fees

County officers and employees who may collect fees and/or other monies on behalf of the County may retain such fees only when specifically authorized by this Resolution or other resolution of the Board of Supervisors.

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18.2 Hourly Cash Allowance (Amended 9/16/08)

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 three dollars and forty five cents ($3.45) per pay 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 six hundred dollars ($600.00) per month). Such hourly cash allowance is compensation for services rendered in that pay period and shall be taken into account for 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 in the salary schedule. It is not intended as a supplement toward medical, dental, or any other insurance or benefit.

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18.3 Appointed Department Head Allowance (Added 6/12/19)

Effective June 4, 2019 each regular, full-time, appointed Department Head hired on or after January 1, 2013 who reports directly to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, the Board of Commissioners of the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Water Agency, the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, and/or the County Administrator, who do not qualify for pension reciprocity pursuant to Government Code Section 7522.02(c), shall receive 2.5% of base hourly rate for each pay period with hours in a paid status. The allowance will be pro-rated based on allocated FTE for part-time employees. This allowance is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local tax withholdings and is not included in wages for computation of overtime or other benefits.

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