1.1 Recognition and Purpose

This Memorandum of Understanding (hereinafter “MOU” or “Agreement”) is entered into by and between the State of California (hereinafter “State” or “State employer”) and Professional Engineers in California Government (hereinafter “PECG”), pursuant to the Ralph C. Dills Act, Government Code Sections 3512 et seq.

Its purpose is to improve employer-employee relations between the parties by establishing wages, hours, other terms and conditions of employment, and other subjects contained herein.

Pursuant to the Dills Act and PERB Certification #S-SR-9, the State recognizes PECG as the exclusive representative of all employees in the Professional Engineer Unit, Unit 9 (hereinafter “Bargaining Unit”). Pursuant to Government Code Section 3517, the State employer shall be represented by the Director of the Department of Human Resources (hereinafter “CalHR”) or his/her designee.