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2015-2018 Unit 9 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
between the Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG)
and the State of California

 

ARTICLE 1 – RECOGNITION AND PURPOSE

1.1         Recognition and Purpose

ARTICLE 2 – TERM

2.1         Term

ARTICLE 3 – SALARIES AND COMPENSATION

3.1         Salary Parity for Unit 9
3.2         Merit Salary Adjustments
3.3         Professional Qualification Compensation
3.4         Bilingual Differential Pay
3.5         Overpayments/Payroll Errors
3.6         Timely Payment of Wages
3.7         Long Term Differential
3.8         Prison Recruitment and Retention Bonus
3.9         Shift Differential
3.10       Diving Pay
3.11       Range Changes
3.12       Late Docks
3.13       ICBO/OSHPD Certificates – Department of General Services
3.14       Safety Professional Certificates –  Department of Industrial Relations
3.15       Climbing Pay
3.16       Non-Licensed Classification Bonus
3.17       Traffic Engineer Differential
3.19       Recruitment and Retention Pay Differential
3.21       Lead Person Differential
3.25       Personal Expense Differential
3.26       Salaries
3.27       DWR Operational Availability
3.28       Labor/Management Committee on State Payroll System

ARTICLE 4 – HEALTH AND WELFARE

4.1         Health Benefit Plan
4.2         Eligibility for Benefits
4.3         Non-Industrial Disability Insurance
4.4         Enhanced Non-Industrial Disability Insurance – Annual Leave
4.5         Cost Containment Committee
4.6         Employee Assistance Program
4.7         FlexElect Program
4.8         Long-Term Care Insurance Plans
4.9         Pre-Tax of Health/Dental Premiums
4.10       Group Legal Services Plan
4.11       1959 Survivors’ Benefits – Fifth Level
4.12       Rural Health Care Equity Subsidy Program

ARTICLE 5 – LEAVES

5.1         Sick Leave
5.2         Bereavement Leave
5.3         Catastrophic Leave
5.4         Vacation Leave
5.5         Adoption Leave
5.6         Parental Leave
5.7         Jury Duty/Subpoena
5.8         Catastrophic Leave – Natural Disaster
5.9         Personal Leave Program
5.10       Industrial Disability Leave
5.11       Mentoring Leave
5.12       Annual Leave Program
5.13       Precinct Election Board Member
5.14       Personal Leave Program 2011
5.15       Professional Leave
5.16       Voluntary Personal Leave Program
5.17       Blood Donation
5.18       Work and Family Program – Transfer  of Leave Credits Between Family Members
5.19       Cash Out of Vacation/Annual Leave
5.20       Excess Leave Balance Committee
5.21       Organ and Bone Marrow Donation

ARTICLE 6 – CLASSIFICATIONS

6.1         Out-of-Classification Assignments
6.2         Classification Changes
6.3         Classifications

ARTICLE 7 – ALLOWANCES AND REIMBURSEMENTS

7.1         Business and Travel Expense
7.2         Commute Program
7.3         Safety Footwear
7.4         Class A and/or Class B Commercial Driver’s License  and Medical Fees
7.5         Uniform Replacement Allowance – Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF)
7.6         Overtime Meals
7.7         Parking Rates
7.8         Moving and Relocation

ARTICLE 8 – HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME

8.1         Overtime
8.2         Work Week Groups
8.4         Work Shift Schedules
8.5         Telecommuting
8.6         Alternate Work Schedules
8.7       Compensating Time Off

ARTICLE 9 – HOLIDAYS

9.1         Holidays

ARTICLE 10 – INSURANCE

10.1       Life Insurance
10.2       Accidental Death/Dismemberment Benefits

ARTICLE 11 – RETIREMENT

11.1       First Tier Eligibility for Employees in Second Tier
11.2       401(k) Deferred Compensation Program
11.3       457 Deferred Compensation Program
11.4       Tax Deferral of Lump Sum Leave Cash Out Upon Separation
11.5       Determination of Safety Retirement Eligibility
11.6       State Safety Retirement Formula and Employee Contributions

ARTICLE 12 – GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

12.1       Purpose
12.2       Definitions
12.3       Time Limits
12.4       Waiver of Steps
12.5       Presentation
12.6       Informal Discussion
12.7       Formal Grievance – Step 1
12.8       Formal Grievance – Step 2
12.9       Formal Grievance – Step 3
12.10     Formal Grievance – Step 4
12.11     Response
12.12     Formal Grievance – Step 5

ARTICLE 13 – LAYOFF AND REEMPLOYMENT

13.1       Layoff and Reemployment

ARTICLE 14 – HOME ADDRESSES

14.1       Home Addresses

ARTICLE 15 – PERSONNEL ACTIVITIES

15.1       Personnel Files
15.2       Appeal of Involuntary Transfer
15.4       Hardship Transfer

ARTICLE 16 – HEALTH AND SAFETY

16.1       Health and Safety

ARTICLE 17 – STATE RIGHTS

17.1       State Rights

ARTICLE 18 – REPRESENTATION

18.1       Representatives
18.2       Employees
18.3       Information
18.4       Access
18.5       Bulletin Boards
18.6       Distribution of Literature
18.7       Employee Orientation
18.8       State Phones
18.9       Organizational Security
18.10     No Reprisal
18.11     Information to Employees
18.12     Payroll Deduction

ARTICLE 19 – ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND SUPERSESSION

19.1       Entire Agreement
19.2       Supersession

ARTICLE 20 – SAVINGS CLAUSE

20.1       Savings Clause

ARTICLE 21 – NO-STRIKE CLAUSE

21.1       No-Strike Clause

ARTICLE 22 – TRAINING

22.1       Training

ARTICLE 23 – STATE-OWNED HOUSING  RENTAL AND UTILITY RATES

23.1       State-Owned Housing Rental and Utility Rates

ARTICLE 25 – ON-CALL/STANDBY TIME

ARTICLE 26 – FURLOUGH PROTECTION

ARTICLE 27 – CONTRACT APPROPRIATIONS

ARTICLE 28 – RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS

28.1       Prefunding of Postretirement Health Benefits
28.2       Health Benefit Vesting
28.3       Employer Contribution for Retiree Health Benefits

APPENDICES AND SIDE LETTERS

Appendix A – Class Listing/Salary Schedule

Appendix B – IRS Agreement

Side Letter #1 – Associate Transportation Engineer, Caltrans

Side Letter #2 – Additional Sick Leave – Designated Veterans

Side Letter #10 – Survivor Benefits

Side Letter #15 – Cal/EPA Relocation Agreement