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Sonoma County Public Defender Investigators’ Association (SCPDIA)

2019 - 2023 SCPDIAMemorandum of Understanding:   Article 9: Bilingual Pay

Sonoma County Public Defender Investigators’ Association

Article 9 Bilingual Pay

When a Department Head designates a position within the Bargaining Unit which requires bilingual skills on the average of at least 10 percent of the employee's work time, such a designated employee shall first demonstrate a language proficiency of job-related terminology acceptable to the Department Head and the Human Resources Director. Thereafter, the employee shall be entitled to the payment of one dollar and fifteen cents ($1.15) per hour for all hours actually worked. Use of bilingual skills shall include time spent translating, answering phone calls, performing research, speaking with or writing to clients in a language other than English.

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