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Sonoma County Law Enforcement Managers Association (SCLEMA)

2023 - 2026 SCLEMA Memorandum of Understanding: Article 1: Recognition

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  • 1.1
  • 1.2 Authorization of Dues Deduction
    • 1.2.1 Certification of Authorization of Dues Deduction
    • 1.2.2 Payroll Deductions

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The County recognizes the Association as the sole recognized bargaining representative for the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Managers Unit, Unit 44. The Bargaining Unit shall consist of all full-time and part-time employees in the following classifications:

Class Name Class #
Communications Dispatch Manager 1698
Probation Division Director I 3232
Probation Division Director II 3234
Deputy Chief Probation Officer 3238
Sheriff’s Captain (Corrections) 4130
Correctional Lieutenant 4164
Chief Criminal Investigator 4225
Chief Welfare Fraud Investigator 4249

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1.2 Authorization of Dues Deduction

1.2.1  Certification of Authorization of Dues Deduction

All employees in the bargaining unit represented by the Association may voluntarily join the Association and pay dues, initiation fees and general assessments, as well as payment of any other Association membership benefit program sponsored by the Association (hereafter referred to as “payroll deductions”) as determined by the Association. It is the responsibility of the Association to maintain a record of employees who have given their written consent to join and pay dues to the Association. The Association will certify to the County the names of employees who have given their written consent and the amount of such payroll deductions to be deducted.

1.2.2 Payroll Deductions

The County agrees to deduct the periodic payroll deductions from the paycheck of each employee who the Association certifies as authorizing the deduction. All sums deducted by the County will be remitted to the Association in an expedient manner at the intervals requested by the Association, together with the names of each employee for whom the deduction was made. The County will implement any change to an employee’s payroll deductions in the first full pay period following notification by the Association.

If an employee member in the bargaining unit desires to revoke, cancel or change prior dues deduction authorization, they will direct that request to the Association. Any such dues deduction revocation, cancellation and/or change will be effectuated by the County only after the Association provides the County with written direction for such revocation, cancellation and/or change.

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