CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: September 12, 2000
Subject/Title: Revision to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for
Miscellaneous Office Bargaining Unit
Submitted by: Patti Standley, Human Resources Manager
Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager
Adopt a Resolution revising page 2 of the 2000-2003 Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) for the Miscellaneous Office Bargaining Unit.
City Council adopted Resolution No. 2103 approving the MOU for the Miscellaneous
Office Bargaining Unit beginning July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2003.
Traditionally, most members of this bargaining unit work 8:30 a.m. – 5:00
p.m. However, due to the extended hours of operation at the new Aquatic
Complex, and the operation of a satellite administrative office there,
it is necessary for several staff members in this bargaining unit to work
hours other than the traditional 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Staff met and conferred with members of the Miscellaneous Office Bargaining
Unit regarding implementation of office hours to be scheduled outside
the traditional 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Director of Parks and Recreation
and affected staff worked together to develop a work schedule that provides
for coverage of the office at the Aquatic Complex.
In order to formalize the above, staff revised page 2 (attached) of the
2000-2003 Miscellaneous Office Bargaining Unit MOU that adds item 14.
Sunday Work Hours for Recreation Division Employees.
The alternate work schedule does not result in additional payroll costs.
7. Implement Employee Assistance Program – The City brought this item
up for discussion. Plan information was distributed to all bargaining
unit representatives. The effective date for coverage under this plan
is anticipated to be August 1, 2000.
8. Holiday Conversion to Personal Days – The City is interested in converting
two holidays (Lincoln’s Birthday and Admissions Day) from set days off
to personal holidays that may be scheduled in the same manner as vacation.
The City proposes to convert Lincoln’s Birthday to eight hours of vacation
accrual that will be applied to accrual earned beginning July 1, 2000.
The additional accrual to recognize Lincoln’s Birthday holiday will be
posted as an additional .67 hour each month. Additionally, eight hours
in recognition of the Admissions Day holiday will be posted to each employee’s
Personal Day accrual effective July 1, 2000. Beginning January 2001, two
eight-hour Personal Days will be posted to each employee’s Personal Day
9. Catastrophic Leave – The City is interested in establishing a Catastrophic
Leave policy that would allow employees to donate accrued leave to fellow
employees under certain circumstances. A draft policy is attached for
review. The City is willing to continue to meet and confer on this item
beyond July 1, 2000 if a final document is not ready for adoption by June
10. Supplemental Life Insurance – The City is willing to process a payroll
deduction for voluntary supplemental life insurance for employees of this
group. Information on this item has been provided to the bargaining unit.
11. Uniform Allowance – The Bargaining Unit requested a $500 annual Uniform
Allowance for each of its uniformed members working in the Police Department.
Uniform Allowance will be paid through payroll as follows: The first payroll
each October and April will include half of the annual uniform allowance
(less applicable taxes).
12. AB 2642 – CalPERS 2% @ 50 for Miscellaneous Members – This Bill is
currently under discussion before the Legislature. The City proposes that
upon approval of the bill the City will request an actuarial valuation
from CalPERS and will reopen negotiations on this item to meet and confer
on implementation of a contract amendment. A contract amendment would
provide for 2% @ 50 retirement benefits for all non-sworn City employees.
The City further agrees to reopen negotiations to consider a program where
the City matches employee contributions to the ICMA or PERS 457 deferred
compensation plans in fiscal year 2001/02, if AB2642 is not available.
13. Military Service Credit as Public Service – The City will amend its
contract with CalPERS to add Section 21024 Military Service Credit as
Public Service. This provides that “A member may elect to purchase up
to four years of service credit for any continuous active military or
merchant marine service prior to employment. The member must contribute
an amount equal to the contribution for current and prior service that
the employee and the employer would have made with respect to that period
of service.” This optional benefit will be available for election by qualifying
employees and will be fully paid for by the electing employee. CalPERS
will calculate amounts due. There is no cost to the City for this option.
14. Sunday Work Hours for Recreation Division Employees - Recreation Division
employees may be assigned work days/hours as follows:
1. A scheduled work day of 7.5 hours that
may include hours other than 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hours in excess of
7.5 will be considered overtime and will be compensated at time and
2. A scheduled workweek consists of 37.5 hours per week and may include
weekends. Hours worked in excess of 37.5 will be considered overtime
and will be compensated at time and one-half.
3. The regular workweek will consist of 5 consecutive days. Unless other
days are requested by the employee and approved by the department head
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD RATIFYING THE
AMENDMENT TO THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE
MISCELLANEOUS OFFICE BARGAINING UNIT FOR FISCAL YEARS 2000-2003.
WHEREAS, The Brentwood Miscellaneous Office Employees’ Association met
with the City Manager and staff and conferred in good faith regarding
work hours for Recreation Division employees, and
WHEREAS, this Memorandum of Understanding is entered into pursuant to
the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (California Government Code Sections 3500-3510)
and has been jointly prepared by the aforementioned entities.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood
hereby adopts a resolution and approves amendment to the 2000-2003 Memorandum
of Understanding with the aforementioned Employees’ Association and authorizes
the terms and conditions as amended therein to be implemented effective
September 1, 2000.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood
at a regular meeting held on September 12, 2000 by the following vote: