The 2016 Negotiation Team reached a new agreement on December 16, 2016, after a lengthy process that included a statewide survey to members, a large Occupational meeting, a statewide Stewards meeting and feedback from members and leaders. We began bargaining on May 2, 2016, and after 32 sessions with the State, concluded with many changes to our agreement. We submitted well over 200 proposals addressing a wide range of issues/concerns for you the member. Although we were not able to reach agreement on all our proposals, we are walking away with many new changes in this new agreement. The agreement needs to be ratified by Members in a vote by mail ballot, which members in good standing will receive in the mail shortly.
Highlights of the new agreement include but not limited to:
General Salary Adjustment
Effective January 1, 2017 – 3.5%Effective July 1, 2017 – 3.5%Effective July 1, 2018 – 2.5%Effective July 1, 2019 – 2%
Special Salary Adjustments
In addition to the General Salary Adjustment, effective January 1, 2017 the following classifications will receive a onetime special salary adjustment of 10%.
Occupational Therapists (Class codes 8288, 9280, 8204)Senior Occupational Therapists (Class code 8287, 9346)Physical Therapist I (Class codes 8280, 9281,8315)Physical Therapist II (Class codes 8277,9342)Speech Pathologist I (Class codes 8279,8309)Speech Pathologist II (Class code 8278)
In addition to the General Salary Adjustment, effective January 1, 2017 the following classifications will receive a onetime special salary adjustment of 5%.
Chaplains (class codes 9768,9769, 9912,9913,9916,9917,9919,9920,9922,9923)Registered Dietitians and Pre-Registered Dietitians (Class codes 9279, 2167, 2172, 2168)Inspector Board of Pharmacy (Class code 8879)Adoption Specialist (Class code 9423)Individual Program Coordinators/Safety (class code 9897)
Prefunding of Post-Retirement Health Benefits contributions
Effective July 1, 2017 members will pay 1%Effective July 1, 2018 Members will pay 1%Effective July 1, 2019 Members will pay 1%
Increase in CEU reimbursement from $200 to $500 Effective January 1, 2017.
Intern Supervision Differential
Added the following classifications to the Intern Supervision differential:
Registered DietitiansPhysical Therapist I and IIOccupational TherapistSenior Occupational Therapist
On-Call/Call Back assignment for CDCR Exempt Employees
Added new language that will state the following:
When on-call is scheduled on a holiday, the employee may request cash compensation. It is at management’s discretion whether the request is granted.
Union Initiated Classifications Discussions
Increase the number of classifications to be reviewed from 2 to 4
Business and Travel Expenses
Increases in amounts for some counties for lodging.
Vacation/Annual Leave Cash Out
Employees may be permitted annually to cash out up to eighty (80) hours of accumulated Vacation/Annual leave. In those departments that have funds available.
Grievance/ Arbitration language improvements
New language will provide 180 days from request for Arbitration to select an Arbitrator.
Personal Leave 2010 and 2012 program
Extend period to utilize from July 2016 to July 2018.
Health Benefits Dependent Vesting
Eliminate dependent two- year vesting period.
Department of Juvenile Justice, CDCR
Agreed to meet and confer over the OnCall/Callback within 90 days after Ratification of new agreement.
Chaplains Required Denominational Conventions or Gatherings
Increased maximum reimbursement from $200 to $240 annually.
Workplace Violence Prevention
Each department shall maintain a workplace violence prevention program that includes “no bullying”
Personal Leave Program of 2010 and 2012
Extended time frame from 2014 to 2016 for workers to utilize PLP of 2010 and 2012.
Four-year agreement from July 1, 2016 through July 1, 2020.