Out-of-Pocket Savings: County increases employer contribution to medical insurance premiums. Some plans will have 90%-100% of premiums paid by the County by the year 2020 (see the spreadsheet here for details).
New: A Trust fund will influence medical carriers and provider rates to benefit the members. Establishing this Trust fund also creates an opportunity to have a Retiree Medical component.
Faster Step Increases: Employees will now be eligible to receive their 2.5% step increases at 6-month intervals (1040 hours).
10.5% Across the Board Increases within the next 3 years:
2.5% upon ratification
2.5% in July of 2020
2.5% in July of 2021
3% in July of 2022
New Salary Ranges:
Effective January 2020, “M ranges” will be established at or above minimum wage
Effective January 2021, five additional “M ranges” will be established
Effective January 2022, employees below the $15 minimum wage will be moved to the next highest step
Thousands of members will receive an equity adjustment within the next 12 months (see list of equities here)
Bereavement: “Immediate” family member is no longer required for use of Bereavement leave. Family member definition now includes grandparent, grandchild, and sibling.
Thousands of members will receive a new or increased differential.
New: Time frames now added for classification studies and the requirement to provide Union with status updates.
New: If a mutually acceptable solution of a non-formal discipline (e.g. memos of counseling, personnel reports, records of discussion, and other such documents) is not reached, a written rebuttal can be submitted to assigned HRO and request a meeting to discuss reconsideration.