THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF STANISLAUS '1- ACTION AGENDA SUMMARY DEPT: Chief Executive Office Urgent D Routine [!] BOARD AGENDA AGENDA DATE November 25, 2014 ~ CEO Concurs with Recommendation YES ~ #_1c=-B-~3 ....b..__ _ _ _ __ NOD 4/5 Vote Required YES D NO [!] (Information Attached) SUBJECT: Approval of the Labor Agreement Between the County of Stanislaus and the Stanislaus County District Attorney Investigators' Association (SCDAIA) Representing the District Attorney Investigators Bargaining Unit STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS: 1. Approve the provisions contained within the tentative agreement reached between the County and the Stanislaus County District Attorney Investigators' Association representing the District Attorney Investigators bargaining unit. 2. Amend the "Salary and Position Allocation Resolution" to reflect the changes included in the tentative agreement. - Continued on Page 2 - FISCAL IMPACT: The new agreement between the County and the SCDAIA covers 48 months and is effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2018. The agreement with the SCDAIA provides restoration of the remaining five percent permanent salary deduction and elimination of 40 hours of Special Accrued Leave Time by July of 2015. In addition, it provides for salary increases of one percent the first full pay period following January 1, 2017, and three percent the first full pay period following July 1, 2017. - Continued on Page 2 BOARD ACTION AS FOLLOWS: No. 2014-570 On motion of Supervisor __GbLe_s_a______________________ . , Seconded by Supervisor_ YWb[QW _______ - - - - - - - - - - - and approved by the following vote, Ayes: Supervisors:_OJ3[ieD.• .kh.ie~s;i.. WLtbrQw.. MQotejtJi... _cin.d. .kh.~irni_a11 P_e_ !Ylllr1iDi _- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Noes: Supervisors: _____________ },IQIJSl _____________ -- ---- _- - - - - - - - - - - - - -- -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Excused or Absent: Supervisors:_ NQ.11~ __________________________________ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Abstaining: Supervisor_; _________ -~9D~- _______________________ -- - - - - - - -- -- -- - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - 1) X 2) 3) 4) MOTION: ATTEST: Approved as recommended Denied Approved as amended Other: CHRISTINE FERRARO TALLMAN, Clerk File No. Approval of the Labor Agreement Between the County of Stanislaus and the Stanislaus County District Attorney Investigators' Association (SCDAIA) Representing the District Attorney Investigators Bargaining Unit Page 2 STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS: (Continued) 3. Amend the "Salary and Position Allocation Resolution" to reflect the conversion of the Employer Paid Member Contribution to salary for the classification of Senior Criminal Investigator. 4. Authorize the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and all parties to sign the agreement. FISCAL IMPACT: (Continued) The estimated cost of the agreement is detailed below. Included in these costs is the economic impact of increases in Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification pay. Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Effective Date I Continued Current Agreement Effective July 12, 2014 Effective November 15, 2014 First Full Pay Period Following July 1, 2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 First Full Pay Period Following January 1, 2017 First Full Pay Period FollowinQ July 1, 2017 Salary Adjustment I I Increased I Increased Cost Cost All Funds General Fund $55,450 $47,850 3% Salary Restoration 2% POST Pay Elimination of Remaining 2% Salary Deduction 2% POST Pay 1% Base Salary Increase 1% Advanced POST Pav $114, 120 $98,500 $126,500 $109,200 3% Base Salary Increase $182,630 $157,750 Total Four Year Cost $478,700 $413,300 Prior to entering into this agreement, the County completed a careful fiscal analysis and the County's long range financial model demonstrates there is sufficient financial stability to support this contract without a detrimental impact to the fiscal strength of County operations and programs. The District Attorney's Department will make any required budget adjustments during the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year. DISCUSSION: During the last six years the County government organization has successfully weathered an unprecedented economic downturn. The organizational stability during these last six years was the result of a proactive response to the fiscal crisis. Starting in 2008, the County developed a long-term strategic plan to ensure the continuation of the most critical services and programs to the community. Beginning in 2009 the County implemented cost reduction strategies in an effort to reduce salary and benefit costs in Approval of the Labor Agreement Between the County of Stanislaus and the Stanislaus County District Attorney Investigators' Association (SCDAIA) Representing the District Attorney Investigators Bargaining Unit Page 3 relation to decreased revenues. In response to the continuing unprecedented economic downturn, in 2012 the County negotiated 24-month agreements that included a six percent ongoing salary deduction. At the start of the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year, the employees had one percent in salary restored leaving a five percent salary deduction. While these cost cutting measures were necessary and had a significant impact on the ongoing fiscal health of the County, it is important to recognize the adverse effect these actions had on County employees. Since 2010 County employees have experienced ongoing salary deductions between five and six percent and have also absorbed increases in healthcare and retirement costs. In exchange for the salary deductions agreed to for County employees, the County has provided Special Accrued Leave Time (SALT) to allow employees additional leave time from work. Employees in the SCDAIA are currently receiving 16 hours of annual SALT accruals in exchange for a two percent deduction in their base salary. With all 12 labor contracts, including the agreement between the County and the District Attorney Investigators bargaining unit, expiring on June 30, 2014, the County was not able to engage in the negotiation process prior to contract expiration. To prevent members of SCDAIA from being adversely impacted because of this delay, the parties agreed to a temporary contract extension to provide the parties the additional time needed to engage in joint negotiations for a successor MOU that met the needs of both the employees and the County. The temporary contract extension was from July 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014 and included temporary restoration of three percent of the current five percent salary deduction with a corresponding temporary reduction of twenty-four hours of SALT effective July 12, 2014. The County has completed negotiations for a new tentative agreement with the SCDAIA with a 48 month term from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2018. The new tentative agreement has been ratified by the members of the bargaining unit. This agreement allows for the full restoration of salary by July of 2015 allowing for the elimination of the 40 hours of annual SALT currently earned by this bargaining unit on the same date. Employees will continue to receive three percent restoration in salary effective November 1, 2014 and a corresponding reduction in annual SALT from 40 hours to 16 hours and a two percent restoration of salary the first pay period in July 2015 with the full elimination of the remaining 16 hours of SALT accruals on the same date. Employees in this bargaining unit will also receive the one percent increase in base pay provided to other labor units effective in January 2017 and a three percent salary increase effective in July 2017. The salary survey completed for this bargaining unit supported additional compensation to ensure a competitive total compensation package for the term of this agreement. Subsequently increases in Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate pay will be two percent effective November 15, 2014, two Approval of the Labor Agreement Between the County of Stanislaus and the Stanislaus County District Attorney Investigators' Association (SCDAIA) Representing the District Attorney Investigators Bargaining Unit Page 4 percent in July 2015 and an additional one percent for Advanced POST in January 2017. The tentative agreement summary is attached to this agenda item. In addition to the items listed above, the parties have agreed to changes in several additional contract provisions as summarized in the attachment. Unless specifically stated, all negotiated agreements are effective upon approval of the Board of Supervisors. While there are still budget challenges ahead, staff project that there is sufficient confidence in the economic recovery to support this agreement. In addition to the MOU changes included in this agenda item, staff have included one additional recommendation related to a technical issue regarding pension reform. On January 1, 2013 the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) went into effect. Included in this act is a provision that requires New Members to pay at least 50% of normal cost of retirement and prohibits employers from paying this contribution on the employee's behalf, [Govt. Code Sect. 7522.30 (c)]. In January 2014, the County reached agreement with the SCDAIA to eliminate the employer paid membership contribution in exchange for a salary increase of 13.37%. At that time, there were no employees in the Senior Criminal Investigator classification and the salary grade was overlooked and not included in the prior recommendations approved by the Board of Supervisors. It is recommended that the salary range for Senior Criminal Investigator be adjusted to include the 13.37% increase to be consistent with the intent of the prior labor agreement with SCDAIA. This change in the salary grade will have no fiscal impact as there is no one currently in this classification. POLICY ISSUES: The Board of Supervisors should consider the effect of this labor agreement on the fiscal and policy direction and priorities of the organization. STAFFING IMPACT: There is no impact on staffing resulting from the terms of this agreement. CONTACT: Jody Hayes, Assistant Executive Officer, 209-525-6333 Stanislaus County District Attorney Investigators' Association Negotiations Tentative Agreement July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2018 Term 48 months - July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2018 Salary Restoration First Full Pay Period Following July 1, 2014 - 3% restoration with 24 hour reduction in Special Accrued Leave Time First Full Pay Period Following July 1, 2015 - 2% restoration with elimination of remaining 16 hours of Special Accrued Leave Time Salary Increase First Full Pay Period Following January 1, 2017 - 1% base salary increase First Full Pay Period Following July 1, 2017 - 3% base salary increase POST Pay Effective November 15, 2014 - 2% increase in Intermediate and Advanced POST Certificate Pay First Full Pay Period Following July 1, 2015 - 2% increase in Intermediate and Advanced POST Certificate Pay First Pay Period Following January 1, 2017 - 1% increase to Advanced POST Certificate Pay Work Time Reporting Requirements Language Clean Up Employees are required to report all time worked on timesheets or into the electronic timecard systems, including time-in and time-out • Updated Non-Discrimination/Fair Representation to refer to Equal Employment Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Statement approved annually by the Board of Supervisors • Updated Retirement to include language for PEPRA Tier 6 • Updated Group Insurance Benefits to remove inapplicable provisions •Updated IRS Code Sections to remove inapplicable provisions The complete language for all tentative agreements is located in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the County and the Stanislaus County District Attorney Investigators' Association representing the District Attorney Investigators bargaining unit. This document is intended to summarize the changes in the MOU agreed to in the negotiations process. The language in the MOU represents the final binding terms of the agreement between the parties. Unless specifically stated, all negotiated agreements are effective upon approval of the Board of Supervisors.
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