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COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 20
May 23, 2000
of Confidential Job Classifications
Human Resources Supervisor
Jon Elam, City
a resolution designating specific employee classifications as Confidential,
as provided for under the Meyers/Milias/Brown Act.
Repeal Resolution No. 92-56.
92-56 designated classifications (which are now obsolete) as confidential.
has informed representatives of the Brentwood Employees’ Association/Office
Division that a designation of Confidential employees from their bargaining
unit would be made as provided under the Meyers/Milias/Brown Act.
The Meyers/Milias/Brown Act provides for the designation of Management
and Confidential employees in Government Code Section 3507.5.
purpose of designating Confidential employees is to preserve the confidentiality
of information related to employer/employee relations as they pertain
to the meet and confer process. The Confidential designation prohibits such employees from
serving as a representative of a bargaining unit when the unit includes
other classifications that are not designated confidential. Management employees are already designated by the City to
be Confidential, therefore, it is only necessary to designate other classifications
considered to be Confidential by the City.
City of Brentwood’s Resolution No. 167-X defines Brentwood’s Employer-Employee
Relations Procedures. Employee, Confidential is defined as “an employee who is privy
to decisions of City management affecting employer-employee relations.”
Support staff in the Human Resources Division process work that
involves sensitive and/or highly confidential information related to the
meet and confer process. In order to preserve the confidentiality of discussions and
pending actions related to the negotiation process and other employer-employee
relations issues, it is imperative that employees who have access to this
type of confidential information be designated as such.
proposed resolution designates all existing and future classifications
in the Human Resources Division as Confidential employees.
Currently, these classifications include:
Human Resources Assistant and Administrative Office Assistant I/II.
additional positions are added that fit the above definition of Confidential
they will be so designated from the date of hire.
employees in these Confidential classifications may opt to petition the
City Council at some future date, as defined in Resolution 167-X and 168-X,
for the opportunity to represent themselves in negotiations as a group
either formally or informally. Until
such time that a petition is presented to the City Council, employees
working in Confidential classifications may remain in the Miscellaneous
Office Bargaining Unit.
Sub-Committee supports the above recommendation and presents it for City
Council consideration and approval, effective immediately.
RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING DESIGNATION
OF EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATIONS AS CONFIDENTIAL.
Meyers/Milias/Brown Act provides for the designation of confidential employees
in Government Code Section 3507.5,
order to preserve the confidentiality of City Council discussions and
actions during the negotiation process, employee classifications that
have access to confidential information related to employee negotiations
should be designated as Confidential,
working under a confidential classification shall not serve as a representative
of a bargaining unit in the meet and confer process when the bargaining
unit consists of non-confidential and confidential classifications.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
that the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby
designates all existing and future employee classifications in the Human
Resources Division as confidential employees.
APPROVED AND ADOPTED by
the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on
May 23, 2000 by the following vote:
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