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Sonoma County Law Enforcement Managers Association (SCLEMA)

2018 - 2019 SCLEMAMemorandum of Understanding:   Article 34: Bilingual Pay

Sonoma County Law Enforcement Management Association

34.1

When a Department Head designates a Law Enforcement Management 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 (or designee) and the Human Resources Director. Thereafter, the employee shall be entitled to the payment of one dollar and fifteen cents ($1.15) per hour of bilingual pay differential for every hour the person actually worked.

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34.2

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, said employee may be removed from the list of designated bilingual employees. Thereafter, the employee will no longer be entitled to receive bilingual premium pay, unless re-designated by the Department Head at a later date.

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34.3

Daily assignment: When: (a) a Department Head has designated a represented position which requires bilingual skills on the average of at least ten percent (10%) of the employee’s work time; (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 Human Resources Director, shall be entitled to the payment of one dollar and fifteen cents ($1.15) per hour for all hours actually worked in a daily assignment.

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