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					                                    BUTTE COUNTY
                             DEPUTY SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION
                      MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING – GENERAL UNIT

                                                 October 1, 2002 - March 31, 2004

1.00    RECOGNITION............................................................................................................................................ 1
2.00    MANAGEMENT RIGHTS .......................................................................................................................... 1
3.00    ASSOCIATION SECURITY ....................................................................................................................... 1
        3.01  MAINTENANCE OF MEMBERSHIP ....................................................................................................... 2
4.00    ASSOCIATION RIGHTS ............................................................................................................................ 2
        4.01  EMPLOYEE ACCESS............................................................................................................................ 2
        4.02  BULLETIN BOARDS ............................................................................................................................ 3
        4.03  USE OF FACILITIES ............................................................................................................................. 3
        4.04  INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS ........................................................................................................... 3
        4.05  NEW CLASSIFICATIONS ...................................................................................................................... 3
        4.06  ASSOCIATION RELEASE TIME BANK .................................................................................................. 3
5.00    ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES ..................................................................................................... 4
6.00    NON-DISCRIMINATION ........................................................................................................................... 4
7.00    PERSONNEL FILES .................................................................................................................................... 4
8.00    HOURS OF WORK AND RESTRICTIONS ............................................................................................. 4
        8.01 WORK SCHEDULES ............................................................................................................................ 4
        8.02 SPECIAL SCHEDULES ......................................................................................................................... 5
        8.03 MEAL BREAK..................................................................................................................................... 5
9.00    OVERTIME................................................................................................................................................... 5
        9.01 ELIGIBLE POSITIONS .......................................................................................................................... 5
        9.02 OVERTIME DEFINED .......................................................................................................................... 5
        9.03 OVERTIME AUTHORIZATION .............................................................................................................. 5
        9.04 OVERTIME COMPENSATION ............................................................................................................... 5
             9.04.01 Overtime Rate ................................................................................................................... 5
             9.04.02 Double Shifts .................................................................................................................... 5
        9.05 ACCUMULATED COMPENSATORY TIME OFF ...................................................................................... 6
        9.06 FRINGE BENEFITS NOT AFFECTED BY OVERTIME.............................................................................. 6
10.00   VACATION LEAVE .................................................................................................................................... 6
        10.01 ACCRUAL........................................................................................................................................... 6
        10.02 VACATION ELIGIBILITY ..................................................................................................................... 7
        10.03 VACATION CARRYOVER .................................................................................................................... 7
        10.04 VACATION PAYOUT ........................................................................................................................... 7
        10.05 VACATION SCHEDULING .................................................................................................................... 7
        10.06 LATERAL TRANSFERS ........................................................................................................................ 7
11.00   SICK LEAVE ................................................................................................................................................ 7
        11.01 SICK LEAVE ACCRUAL ...................................................................................................................... 7
        11.02 SICK LEAVE ELIGIBILITY ................................................................................................................... 8
        11.03 USES OF SICK LEAVE ......................................................................................................................... 8
        11.04 REPORTING REQUIREMENT ................................................................................................................ 8
        11.05 MEDICAL REPORTS ............................................................................................................................ 8
        11.06 PAYMENT OF SICK LEAVE.................................................................................................................. 8
        11.07 SICK LEAVE BUY-BACK OPTION ....................................................................................................... 8
        11.08 LATERAL TRANSFERS ........................................................................................................................ 8

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12.00   LEAVES OF ABSENCE............................................................................................................................... 8
        12.01 BEREAVEMENT LEAVE....................................................................................................................... 8
        12.02 PATERNITY LEAVE ............................................................................................................................. 9
        12.03 INDUSTRIAL DISABILITY LEAVE WITHOUT PAY (WORKERS COMPENSATION) .................................. 9
        12.04 MILITARY LEAVE .............................................................................................................................. 9
        12.05 FAMILY CARE AND MEDICAL LEAVE ................................................................................................. 9
        12.06 JURY AND WITNESS LEAVES (NON-JOB RELATED) ............................................................................ 9
        12.07 PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE ........................................................................................................ 10
13.00   HOLIDAYS ................................................................................................................................................. 10
        13.01 DESIGNATED HOLIDAYS .................................................................................................................. 10
        13.02 PERSONAL HOLIDAYS ...................................................................................................................... 11
        13.03 ELIGIBILITY FOR HOLIDAY PAY ....................................................................................................... 11
        13.04 HOLIDAY COMPENSATION ............................................................................................................... 11
14.00   COMPENSATION ...................................................................................................................................... 12
        14.01 SALARY ........................................................................................................................................... 12
        14.02 SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL ....................................................................................................................... 12
        14.03 TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT IN HIGHER PAID CLASSIFICATION ......................................................... 12
        14.04 BILINGUAL PAY DIFFERENTIAL ....................................................................................................... 12
        14.05 CALLBACK. ...................................................................................................................................... 13
              14.05.01 Overtime and Callback ................................................................................................... 13
              14.05.02 Callback on Regular Day Off.......................................................................................... 13
        14.06 STANDBY PAY ................................................................................................................................. 13
        14.07 FIELD TRAINING OFFICER ............................................................................................................... 13
        14.08 INVESTIGATION ASSIGNMENT .......................................................................................................... 13
        14.09 BOMB SQUAD .................................................................................................................................. 13
        14.10 GANG ASSIGNMENT ......................................................................................................................... 13
        14.11 CANINE COMPENSATION .................................................................................................................. 14
        14.12 INFORMATION SYSTEMS ASSIGNMENT............................................................................................. 14
15.00   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ........................................................................................................... 14
16.00   HEALTH PLAN .......................................................................................................................................... 14
        16.01 EMPLOYEE HEALTH PLAN ELIGIBILITY ........................................................................................... 14
        16.02 DESCRIPTION ................................................................................................................................... 15
        16.03 PARTICIPATION LEVELS ................................................................................................................... 15
        16.04 ADMINISTRATION ............................................................................................................................ 16
        16.05 RETIRED EMPLOYEE OPTIONS ......................................................................................................... 16
        16.06 BENEFIT PLAN REVIEW COMMITTEE ............................................................................................... 17
17.00   RETIREMENT............................................................................................................................................ 17
        17.01 RETIREMENT PLAN .......................................................................................................................... 17
        17.02 RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTION ........................................................................................................... 18
        17.03 RETIREMENT CREDIT FOR SICK LEAVE ............................................................................................ 18
18.00   REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES ....................................................................................................... 18
        18.01 MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT ............................................................................................................. 18
        18.02 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FEE REIMBURSEMENT .................................................................. 18
        18.03 EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT. ............................................................................................................ 19
        18.04 MEAL REIMBURSEMENTS ................................................................................................................ 20
        18.05 TUITION REIMBURSEMENT............................................................................................................... 20
19.00   OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT ...................................................................................................................... 20
        19.01 AUTHORIZATION .............................................................................................................................. 20
        19.02 RESTRICTED ACTIVITIES .................................................................................................................. 20




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20.00   SENIORITY AND LAYOFF PROVISIONS ............................................................................................ 21
21.00   DISCIPLINARY ACTION ......................................................................................................................... 21
        21.01 RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION ............................................................................................................ 21
        21.02 NOTICE TO THE UNION..................................................................................................................... 22
        21.03 APPEAL OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION .................................................................................................. 22
        21.04 DEFINITION OF DISCIPLINE .............................................................................................................. 22
        21.05 ORAL AND WRITTEN REPRIMAND AND EVALUATION ...................................................................... 22
        21.06 PRE-DISCIPLINARY NOTICE ............................................................................................................. 22
        21.07 PRE-DISCIPLINARY HEARING........................................................................................................... 23
22.00   GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE .................................................................................................................... 23
        22.01 INTENT ............................................................................................................................................ 23
        22.02 DEFINITION AND SCOPE OF GRIEVANCE .......................................................................................... 23
        22.03 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE STEPS ....................................................................................................... 23
        22.04 CONSISTENT AWARDS ..................................................................................................................... 26
        22.05 ADMINISTRATION OF THE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE. ...................................................................... 26
        22.06 ASSOCIATION/UNION'S STANDING TO GRIEVE ................................................................................. 27
23.00   SAFETY ....................................................................................................................................................... 28
        23.01 SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS........................................................................................................... 28
        23.02 COUNTY SAFETY COMMITTEE ......................................................................................................... 28
        23.03 DEPARTMENTAL SAFETY ................................................................................................................ 28
        23.04 FIREARMS ........................................................................................................................................ 28
24.00   EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ................................................................................................ 29
25.00   VEHICLE STANDARDS ........................................................................................................................... 29
26.00   CHILD CARE COMMITTEE ................................................................................................................... 29
27.00   CATASTROPHIC LEAVE ........................................................................................................................ 29
28.00   DISABILITY INSURANCE ....................................................................................................................... 29
29.00   UNIFORM POLICY ................................................................................................................................... 29
30.00   CLASSIFICATION/COMPENSATION STUDY .................................................................................... 29
31.00   PERSONNEL RULES ................................................................................................................................ 30
32.00   TRAVEL POLICY ...................................................................................................................................... 30
33.00   FULL AGREEMENT ................................................................................................................................. 30
34.00   ENACTMENT ............................................................................................................................................. 31
35.00   SAVINGS CLAUSE .................................................................................................................................... 31
36.00   PEACEFUL PERFORMANCE ................................................................................................................. 31
37.00   TERMS OF AGREEMENT ....................................................................................................................... 32




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                     MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
                      BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF BUTTE
                                  AND
              THE BUTTE COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION
                             GENERAL UNIT

Pursuant to the provisions of the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, Section 3500 et seq. of the
California Government Code and Chapter 11 of the Butte County Personnel Rules and
Regulations, representatives of the County of Butte, hereafter called "County," and the Butte
County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, hereafter called "Association," have "met and conferred"
concerning the subject of wages, hours and working conditions for law enforcement employees
in the General Unit of representation. This memorandum represents the good faith effort of both
the County and the Association representatives to reach agreement on matters of wages, hours
and conditions of employment. It is understood that this agreement is not binding upon the
County until such time as it is ratified by the Butte County Board of Supervisors and the
membership of the Association. This Memorandum of Understanding is effective October 1,
2002 and continues through March 31, 2004. It is agreed as follows:

1.00   RECOGNITION

       The County recognizes the Butte County Deputy Sheriff’s Association as the exclusive
       representative for employees designated in the General Unit of law enforcement
       employees pursuant to Section 3500 et seq. of the California Government Code and the
       County Employer/Employee Relations Policy set forth in Chapter 11 of the Butte County
       Personnel Rules. The Unit consists of employees in the classifications shown in
       Appendix A.

2.00   MANAGEMENT RIGHTS

       The County reserves all rights with respect to matters of general legislative and
       managerial policy including, among others, the exclusive right to determine the mission
       of its constituent departments, commissions and boards; set standards of service;
       determine the procedures and standards of selection for employment; direct its
       employees; take disciplinary action; relieve its employees of duties because of lack of
       work or for other legitimate reasons; maintain the efficiency of governmental operations;
       determine the methods, means and personnel by which governmental operations are to be
       conducted; take all necessary actions to carry out its mission in emergencies; and
       exercise complete control and discretion over its organization and the technology of
       performing its work. These rights shall be limited only as specified in this agreement.

3.00   ASSOCIATION SECURITY

       The County Auditor shall provide the Butte County Deputy Sheriff’s Association a
       payroll deduction for each member of the Association who has provided a written
       authorization to the Auditor for such deduction. The authorization form shall be prepared
       by the Butte County Deputy Sheriff's Association and shall include sufficient information


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       to permit the member to understand clearly the amount and purpose of the deduction and
       to permit the Auditor to have a legal record authorizing such deduction. Changes in
       deduction, additions or deletions, will be done by written authorization signed by the
       member. Authorizations for deductions must be received by the Auditor's Office at least
       two weeks before the end of the pay period in which the deduction is to be made. The
       Auditor will not make retroactive payroll deductions for the purposes specified in this
       section.

       3.01   Maintenance of Membership

              a.     Association membership is not a mandatory condition of employment for
                     any employee covered by this agreement. However, any employee
                     covered by this agreement who is an Association member, or becomes an
                     Association member shall continue to pay to the Association those dues or
                     fees regularly charged members of the Association in good standing for
                     the life of this agreement. Any new employee covered by this Agreement
                     who, after completing thirty (30) calendar days of employment voluntarily
                     joins the Association, shall be subject to the same terms of continued
                     membership as employees above.

              b.     Every employee who is a member of the Association shall have the right
                     to withdraw from membership during the last twenty (20) days of this
                     agreement. An employee who has properly withdrawn membership as
                     provided herein shall not be subject to the provisions of this section.

              c.     Upon return from leaves of absence, the County shall reinstate the payroll
                     deduction of Association dues for those employees who are on dues
                     check-off immediately prior to taking leave, provided that the employee
                     has not authorized cancellation of dues check-off in accordance with the
                     prescribed provision of the agreement under which they were a member
                     has not expired.

              d.     Enforcement of this section shall be the responsibility of the Association,
                     utilizing appropriate civil procedures. The Butte County Deputy Sheriff's
                     Association shall indemnify and hold the County harmless from any and
                     all claims, demands or suits, or any other action arising from this section.

4.00   ASSOCIATION RIGHTS

       4.01   Employee Access.        The Butte County Law Enforcement Association
              representatives shall have access to employees within the Unit during the
              employee's normal working hours only for the purpose of assisting the member
              with a formal grievance or appeal against the County when such assistance is
              requested by the employee.




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       4.02   Bulletin Boards. The Association will have access to a portion of the
              departmental bulletin boards designated by the appointing authority for the
              purpose of publishing meeting announcements and other organization notices.

       4.03   Use of Facilities. The Association may, with prior approval of the appointing
              authority responsible for a County facility, utilize meeting rooms to assemble
              members during off-duty hours.

       4.04   Internal Communications. The Association shall, to the extent practical, have
              access to the County courier service and internal delivery of correspondence
              between the Association and members, provided that such correspondence is
              limited to matters of employer/employee relations and does not involve internal
              employee organization business such as soliciting memberships, campaigning for
              office and elections.

       4.05   New Classifications. The Association shall be advised in advance of any new
              position or classification to be created or changed in any way and afforded a full
              and complete opportunity to meet and confer with the County relative to
              negotiable matters relating to said positions or classifications.

       4.06   Association Release Time Bank

              Time Bank: Association members may donate vacation time, holiday time, and
              compensatory time off to an Association "time bank" under the following
              guidelines:

              1.     Only Association officers or bargaining team members may draw from the
                     bank.

              2.     Requests to use time from the bank must be made reasonably in advance
                     of the use and approval is subject to the operational necessity of the
                     department. Further, the County is not required to grant time bank usage if
                     to do so would result in overtime.

              3.     Time may be used for:
                     a.    Bargaining preparation.
                     b.    Association meetings.
                     c.    PORAC related meetings.
                     d.    Releasing an employee representative to assist a member at the
                           formal steps of the disciplinary and grievance procedures.

              4.     Except for disciplinary and grievance appeal meeting, the maximum hours
                     of time bank use shall be forty (40) hours per calendar year, per
                     individual.   The County and Association have agreed upon the
                     methodology for administering the time bank as set forth in Attachments
                     B-1 and B-2.


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5.00   ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES

       The Association shall be allowed to designate up to three (3) employees within the unit to
       serve as representatives to negotiate with the County. The Association shall provide the
       Director of Human Resources with the name, classification and department assigned of
       each of the negotiators. Should any changes or alternate be appointed after the original
       list is established, the Association shall advise the Director of Human Resources
       immediately. Employees designated as unit negotiators shall as authorized by the
       Director of Human Resources be granted a reasonable release time from scheduled duties
       without loss of pay to meet with the County representative during negotiations of matters
       of wages, hours and conditions of employment. The County shall not be responsible for
       any travel, overtime or miscellaneous cost resulting from the Association exercising this
       right.

6.00   NON-DISCRIMINATION

       Neither the County nor the Association shall discriminate (except as allowed by law)
       against any worker because of race, age, sex, color, disability, creed, national origin,
       religion, union affiliation or the right of workers to join or refuse to join the Association.
       In addition, the County and Association agree to cooperate to achieve equitable
       representation of women and minorities at all occupational levels within the County
       Merit System.

7.00   PERSONNEL FILES

       An employee or his/her representative authorized in writing shall have the right to review
       the contents of the employee's personnel file during normal business hours. No material
       regarding the employee's performance or conduct shall be included in the employee's
       personnel file without prior notice to the employee. Employees may submit a reasonable
       amount of material relevant to their job performance for inclusion in their personnel file
       and shall be permitted to submit rebuttals, when appropriate, for permanent attachment to
       negative materials.

8.00   HOURS OF WORK AND RESTRICTIONS

       8.01    Work Schedules. The normal work schedule shall be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each
               day of the year except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The normal work period
               shall be eighty (80) hours per biweekly pay period for a full-time employee.
               Except for overtime, callback and standby assignments, departments which
               necessitate a different operational schedule shall maintain and post an employee
               assignment schedule. No employee, except in case of emergency, shall be
               required to work a different work schedule than assigned unless the employee has
               been notified at least ten (10) days in advance of the change in work schedule.




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       8.02   Special Schedules. Employees may, at the discretion of theAppointing
              Authority, be assigned either an eight (8), nine(9) or ten (10) hour work day
              which may include a paid meal break during the mid-portion of the shift.

       8.03   Meal Break. If an employee is assigned four (4) or more hours overtime work
              continuous to the employee's regular work shift, the employee shall be permitted
              at the end of each four (4) hour overtime period a one-half (1/2) hour meal break,
              the time to be considered work time. This section shall not apply to employees
              on call, or employees attending or traveling to meetings, or training sessions.

9.00   OVERTIME

       9.01   Eligible Positions. All positions in classifications designated in the Association’s
              General Unit.

       9.02   Overtime Defined. Overtime is any work of at least twelve (12) minutes in
              excess of eight (8) hours per day or forty (40) hours per week. For employees
              whose normal assigned work day is in excess of eight (8) hours, overtime shall be
              work of at least twelve (12) minutes beyond the normally assigned hours. For the
              purpose of calculating overtime, all paid time off with the exception of sick leave
              shall be considered hours worked.

       9.03   Overtime Authorization. Employees shall be required to work overtime when
              assigned by the appointing authority or designated representative. No employee
              shall work overtime without prior approval of the appointing authority or
              designated representative.

       9.04   Overtime Compensation.

              9.04.01 Overtime Rate

                     Employees shall be compensated for overtime at one and one-half (1-1/2)
                     times their regular rate of pay as defined in the Fair Labor Standards Act.
                     Overtime compensation may, at the discretion of the appointing authority,
                     be paid with regular wages in the pay period in which it was earned or be
                     credited as Compensatory Time Off (CTO).

                     The maximum CTO for Deputy Sheriff, District Attorney's Investigator I
                     & II, and Sheriff's Sergeant shall be 480 hours.

              9.04.02 Double Shifts

                     Except in cases of emergency, no employee will be required to work more
                     than double the hours in their normal shift within a twenty-four (24) hour
                     period. For example, an employee working a ten (10) hour shift would not
                     be required to work more than twenty (20) hours. In such cases of


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                     emergency, employees shall be paid double time for those hours worked in
                     excess of a double shift.

       9.05   Accumulated Compensatory Time Off. An employee who has requested use of
              accumulated CTO shall be permitted by the appointing authority to use such time
              within a reasonable period unless the request unduly disrupts departmental
              operations. Denial of CTO usage is subject to the grievance procedure. Should
              arbitration result in a finding the County was arbitrary, capricious or
              discriminatory in denying the CTO request, the arbitrator may award a penalty of
              1.33 times the amount of CTO requested and denied. In addition, at the time such
              arbitration award is made against the County, the employee may, within five (5)
              days of the award, request payment for any or all CTO on accrual at the time.

              Once an employee has reached the cap of 480 hours of CTO, the appointing
              authority may require the employee to take off any excess hours during the work
              week in which it is earned. Any CTO accumulation in excess of the 480 hour cap
              which is not taken in the work week in which it is earned, shall be paid with
              regular wages in the pay period in which it is earned.

       9.06   Fringe Benefits Not Affected By Overtime. Overtime work shall not be a basis
              of increasing vacation, sick leave, or other benefits, nor shall it be the basis for
              advancing completion of the required period for probation or salary step
              advancement.

10.00 VACATION LEAVE

       10.01 Accrual

              Effective the first pay period in January, 2003, each regular full-time employee
              covered by this Memorandum of Understanding shall accrue vacation leave as
              follows:

              a. 3.3846 hours of vacation for each biweekly pay period in paid status until
                 completion of five (5) years of continuous service.

              b. 4.9230 hours of vacation for each biweekly pay period in paid status after
                 completion of five (5) years of continuous service and until completion of ten
                 (10) years of continuous service.

              c. 6.4615 hours of vacation for each biweekly pay period in paid status after
                 completion of ten years of continuous service.

              d. 7.0769 hours of vacation for each biweekly pay period in paid status after
                 completion of twenty (20) years of continuous service.




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       The maximum vacation accrued on December 31 of any year shall be two times the
       earning rate.

       10.02 Vacation Eligibility. An employee who has less than six (6) months of
             uninterrupted service shall not be entitled to a vacation.

       10.03 Vacation Carryover. When a unit employee is unable to take scheduled
             vacation during a calendar year due to unusual and extenuating departmental
             needs which result in the employee's annual vacation accrual to exceed the
             maximum limits authorized, the department head shall advise the Auditor that the
             employee will exceed the annual vacation accrual limits and shall schedule the
             excess accrual vacation days to be taken off between the period January 1 and
             March 31 of the new calendar year. Should the employee voluntarily choose not
             to take the scheduled vacation during the extension period, the excess accrual
             days shall be forfeited. Should a department head, as a result of emergency needs
             of the County, be unable to schedule the excess accrual vacation days during the
             extension period, the employee shall be paid for the excess accrual of vacation
             days following the end of the extension period, the employee shall cease to accrue
             vacation time until the vacation accruals fall below twice the employees accrual
             rate. Should a department head, as a result of emergency needs of the County, be
             unable to schedule the excess accrual vacation days off during the extension
             period, the employee shall be paid for the excess accrual of vacation days
             following the end of the extension period.

       10.04 Vacation Payout. Upon termination, employees shall be compensated for all
             unused vacation accrual and entitlement at their current rate of pay.

       10.05 Vacation Scheduling. Vacations shall be scheduled at the request of the
             employee and with the approval of the department. A departmental vacation
             schedule shall be arranged with time preference given to employees on the basis
             of seniority.

       10.06 Lateral Transfers. Individuals laterally transferring from an outside agency as a
             peace officer into a peace officer position with the Butte County Sheriff’s
             Department or the District Attorney’s Office may be provided two (2) weeks
             accrued vacation at the time of hire in addition to the regular accruals. Eligibility
             to use vacation accruals shall remain unchanged. If hired into a less than full-time
             position, these accruals shall be calculated on a pro-rated basis.

11.00 SICK LEAVE

       11.01 Sick Leave Accrual. Regular employees shall earn sick leave at a rate of 3.6923
             hours per biweekly pay period (12 days per year). Sick leave may be
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       11.02 Sick Leave Eligibility. Only regular help employees shall earn sick leave.
             Regular help employees working less than full time shall earn sick leave on a pro
             rata basis.

       11.03 Uses of Sick Leave. Sick leave shall not be considered a privilege to be used at
             the employee's discretion. It shall be allowed only in case of necessity for actual
             sickness or disability.

               Whenever a regular employee believes it necessary to be absent from duty
               because of the critical illness of an immediate family member or qualifying
               domestic partner, the employee may request permission of the appointing
               authority to be absent for not more than forty-eight (48) cumulative hours per
               calendar year with pay; unless otherwise provided for by the FMLA or CPRA.
               Any time off shall be charged against sick leave.

       11.04 Reporting Requirement. Except in an emergency in order to receive sick leave
             compensation while absent, the employee shall notify the appointing authority
             prior to or within four (4) hours after the time set for the beginning of the
             employee's work shift.

       11.05 Medical Reports. The employee shall, upon request, file a physician's certificate
             with the appointing authority stating that the absence was medically necessary
             and the employee's physical ability to return to work on a full or light duty basis.

       11.06 Payment of Sick Leave. Sick leave time shall be charged to the employee's
             accrual and paid at the employee's current rate of pay. Employees who exhaust
             sick leave with pay may use any accrued vacation or compensatory time off.

       11.07 Sick Leave Buy-Back Option. Upon retirement or termination in good standing
             an employee who has on accrual more than two hundred forty (240) hours of sick
             leave may be compensated for that portion over thirty (30) work days at one-half
             (1/2) the normal rate of pay for the employee up to a maximum of Three
             Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00).

       11.08 Lateral Transfers. Individuals laterally transferring from an outside agency as a
             peace officer into a peace officer position with the Butte County Sheriff’s
             Department or the District Attorney’s Office may be provided 96 hours accrued
             sick leave at the time of hire in addition to the regular accruals. If hired into a less
             than full-time position, these accruals shall be calculated on a pro-rated basis.

12.00 LEAVES OF ABSENCE

       12.01 Bereavement Leave. Whenever a regular employee believes it necessary to be
             absent from duty because of the death of a member of the employee's immediate
             family, the employee may request permission of the appointing authority to be
             absent for not more than five (5)working days with pay for each occasion. Any


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              time used in this manner shall not be charged to sick leave or vacation, but shall
              be documented and recorded as bereavement leave.

              The County shall amend Section 13.3 of the Butte County Personnel Rules to
              allow the use of bereavement leave in the case of the death of individuals, other
              than those already listed, living in an employees household as a family member
              and to include brother-in-law and sister-in-law and son-in-law and daughter-in-
              law. Approval shall be on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Human
              Resources in his/her sole discretion.

       12.02 Paternity Leave. In concert with the Family Care & Medical Leave Policy,
             employees may use accrued sick leave when the employee's spouse gives birth.
             Leaves shall not exceed five (5) days if such leave does not qualify under the
             provisions of the County’s FCML policy.

       12.03 Industrial Disability Leave Without Pay (Workers Compensation). Each
             regular employee who is injured or contracts an industrial illness on duty shall be
             granted an unpaid disability leave by the appointing authority from the time
             accrued leave benefits are exhausted until the employee is released to return to
             work, or the employee is declared permanent and stationary, or a compromise and
             release is signed, whichever occurs first. Employees shall accrue no benefits
             while in this status except as provided by the Personnel Rules. The appointing
             authority shall notify the Director of Human Resources of such leave.

       12.04 Military Leave. Military leave shall be granted in accordance with the
             provisions of state law. All employees entitled to military leave shall give the
             appointing authority an opportunity within the limits of such military regulations
             to determine when such leave shall be taken and shall provide the appointing
             authority with a copy of the military orders.

       12.05 Family Care and Medical Leave. The County and Association have agreed on
             the County’s Family Care and Medical Leave Policy (FCML) as set forth in
             Attachment C.

       12.06 Jury and Witness Leaves (Non-job Related). Employees shall notify their
             appointing authority immediately upon receiving notice of jury duty or call as a
             witness. Regular employees who served on a jury or are served with a subpoena
             which compels their presence as a witness, unless they are a party to the court
             action or an expert witness, shall be granted a leave of absence with pay in the
             amount of the difference between the employee's regular earnings and the amount
             received for such appearances. Employees called for such court appearance may
             retain the court paid mileage fees provided they did not use a County vehicle or
             claim County mileage for such appearance. If called to jury or witness service, a
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              a.     Receive the jury or witness fee and also full salary payments chargeable to
                     vacation or compensatory time.

              b.     Receive the jury or witness fee and authorize the County Auditor to deduct
                     the fees from their salary or wages and receive the paid leave.

                     Regular employees called to jury duty or as a witness during normal
                     working hours are in each instance required to collect fees for such service
                     to the extent authorized by the court and to advise their appointing
                     authority.

       12.07 Paid Administrative Leave.             An appointing authority or designated
             representative, in his/her sole discretion, may, when extraordinary circumstances
             exist and necessary for the operation of the department, place an employee on
             paid administrative leave, subject to call.

13.00 HOLIDAYS

       13.01 Designated Holidays. The following shall be paid holidays:

              1)     New Year's Day                January 1

              2)     Martin Luther King Birthday Third Monday in January

              3)     Washington's Birthday         Third Monday in February

              4)     Cesar Chavez                  March 31

              5)     Memorial Day                  Last Monday in May

              6)     Independence Day              July 4

              7)     Labor Day                     First Monday in September

              8)     Veterans' Day                 November 11

              9)     Thanksgiving Day              Designated Thursday in November

              10)    Post-Thanksgiving Day         Friday following Thanksgiving Day

              11)    Christmas Day                 December 25

              12)    Every day appointed by the President and/or Governor and the Board for a
                     public fast, thanksgiving or holiday when the day is celebrated as a State
                     or Federal Holiday. Days declared as permanent Federal holidays shall be
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              When a designated holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday shall be
              observed. When a designated holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday
              shall be observed.

              Effective in 2003 only, Unit employees will receive a four hour (4) holiday on
              Christmas Eve and an eight (8) hour holiday on December 26th.

              Each full time employee shall receive eight (8) hours credit for each of the
              holidays listed above; except for individuals on the 4/10 plan who shall receive
              credit for 10 holiday hours.

       13.02 Personal Holidays. In addition to the designated holidays, each regular
             employee shall be entitled up to twenty-four (24) personal holiday hours (30
             hours for 4/10 personnel) per calendar year. Regular employees, employed as of
             January 1 of each year shall be credited with twenty-four (24) personal holiday
             hours (30 hours for 4/10 personnel) per calendar year. Employees hired between
             January 1 and April 30 shall be credited with sixteen (16) personal holiday hours
             (20 hours for 4/10 personnel) for the remainder of the calendar year. Employees
             hired between May 1 and August 31 shall be credited with eight (8) personal
             holiday hours (10 hours for 4/10 personnel) for the remainder of the calendar
             year. Employees hired between September 1 and December 31 shall receive no
             personal holiday credits for the calendar year during which they were hired. No
             employee shall receive more than twenty-four (24) personal holiday hours (30
             hours for 4/10 personnel) in any calendar year. An appointing authority may
             require an employee to provide ten (10) days notice in advance of the personal
             holiday. In the event of an emergency an appointing authority may deny the
             employee's personal holiday. Personal holidays shall be scheduled and taken off
             within the calendar year to which they were credited. Employees shall not be
             compensated in pay for personal holidays in lieu of time off. Employees
             returning from an approved extended leave of absence shall be subject to this rule.

       13.03 Eligibility for Holiday Pay. Each regular employee in a compensated
             employment status on the assigned work day immediately preceding and the
             assigned work day immediately following a designated holiday shall be entitled to
             compensation for the designated holiday.

       13.04 Holiday Compensation. Regular employees required to work on a designated
             holiday or whose regular scheduled day off falls on a designated holiday shall, at
             the discretion of the appointing authority, be entitled to equivalent compensated
             time off scheduled either the day preceding the designated holiday or to accrue
             the pay for future use. Employees will be allowed to maintain up to 110 hours
             of holiday time prior to mandatory pay. Upon mutual agreement of the employee
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14.00 COMPENSATION

       14.01 Salary .

              Effective September 28, 2002, the unit salary schedule shall be modified as
              follows:

              Intermediate POST Certificate. Employees possessing the Intermediate POST
              Certificate shall have their base salaries increased by two and a half (2.5%)
              percent.

              Advanced POST Certificate. Employees possessing an Advanced POST
              certificate shall receive two and a half (2.5%) percent.

              Salaries shall remain unchanged, subject to negotiations pursuant to Section30.

       14.02 Shift Differential. Employees required as part of a regular work schedule to
             work a majority of their shift between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. shall
             receive in addition to regular pay one dollar ($1.00) for each hour of the shift
             worked as shift differential compensation. Employees shall not be entitled to shift
             differential compensation while on sick leave, vacation or other paid leaves. The
             reassignment by the appointing authority of an employee from a shift covered by
             differential compensation to a shift not covered by differential pay shall not be
             considered as a demotion or loss of pay and shall not be subject to the grievance
             or appeal process. This assignment will also apply to temporary shift assignment
             (non-overtime hours) because of operational need (i.e. emergency flood
             assignment).

       14.03 Temporary Assignment in Higher Paid Classification. Whenever an employee
             is assigned in writing by their supervisor or acting supervisor to work in a higher
             classification and, therefore, performs substantially all of the duties of the higher
             classification for a period of more than twelve (12) cumulative working days in a
             fiscal year, the employee shall be entitled to be compensated with an additional
             five percent (5%) over their current rate of pay beginning with the thirteenth
             (13th) day of assignment.

       14.04 Bilingual Pay Differential. When it has been determined that an employee's use
             of bilingual language skills or specialized communications skills are essential and
             critical for the successful performance of job duties, a bilingual differential shall
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       14.05 Callback.

              14.05.01 Overtime and Callback

                         An employee who is physically required to return to work on an
                         overtime basis shall receive either a minimum of two hours straight pay
                         or time off, or time and one-half pay or CTO for the time actually
                         worked, whichever is greater.

              14.05.02 Callback on Regular Day Off

                         Employees called back to work on their regular day off will receive a
                         minimum of three (3) hours straight pay or time off, or time and one-
                         half pay or CTO for the time actually worked, whichever is greater.

       14.06 Standby Pay. Employees required to be on standby shall receive Forty Dollars
             ($40.00) for each eight (8) hour period or portion thereof. Employees placed on
             standby status shall keep the appointing authority advised of their location during
             the shift and shall respond to duty within one (1) hour from the time of
             notification. Employees returning to work from standby status shall not be
             eligible for callback pay as specified in Section 12.14(i) of the County Personnel
             Rules.

       14.07 Field Training Officer. Individuals assigned as Field Training Officers shall
             receive Eight Dollars ($8.00) per shift while actually performing FTO
             responsibilities. The reassignment by the appointing authority from a paid FTO
             activity to a non-FTO activity shall not be considered as a demotion or loss of pay
             and shall not be subject to the grievance or appeal process.

       14.08 Investigation Assignment. Deputy Sheriffs and Sheriff's Sergeants assigned to
             investigations shall receive five percent (5%) assignment pay. The reassignment
             by the appointing authority from an investigation assignment to a non-
             investigation assignment shall not be considered as a demotion or loss of pay and
             shall not be subject to the grievance or appeal process.

       14.09 Bomb Squad. Individuals assigned to the bomb squad will receive a differential
             of One Hundred Dollars ($100) per month. The reassignment by the appointing
             authority from a bomb squad assignment to a non-investigation assignment shall
             not be considered as a demotion or loss of pay and shall not be subject to the
             grievance or appeal process.

       14.10 Gang Assignment. Deputy Sheriffs and Sheriff's Sergeants assigned to Gang
             Assignment shall receive five percent (5%) assignment pay. The reassignment by
             the appointing authority from an gang assignment to a non-gang assignment shall
             not be considered as a demotion or loss of pay and shall not be subject to the
             grievance or appeal process.


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       14.11 Canine Compensation. Individuals assigned to the Canine Unit will be paid for
             an additional forty (40) minutes per day as full and complete compensation for all
             time spent caring for the assigned animal during the employee’s off duty hours.
             This will include feeding, cleaning, brushing, and miscellaneous home training.
             No employee shall spend more than the allocated forty (40) minutes per day with
             the express written authorization of their supervisor.

              This time shall be paid at the rate of the current federal minimum wage per hour
              (at straight time or to be calculated at time a half when appropriate). The routine
              reassignment by the appointing authority from a Canine assignment to a non-
              canine assignment shall not be considered as a demotion or loss of pay and shall
              not be subject to the grievance or appeal process unless presented as a punitive
              action.

       14.12 Information Systems Assignment. A regular employee assigned to perform the
             principle information systems function in the department or division and who is
             not classified as an information systems position shall receive an additional 5%
             compensation calculated on base pay. The assignment must be made in writing
             and approved by the department head. The additional compensation shall
             commence the first day of written assignment, providing said assignment is for a
             minimum of two consecutive pay periods.

15.00 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

       Unit employees shall be covered by unemployment insurance pursuant to state law. The
       purpose of this coverage is to provide benefits to former employees who are no longer
       employed through no fault of their own. Employees who terminate from County
       employment shall complete termination forms and procedures as required by the
       Personnel Department.

16.00 HEALTH PLAN

       16.01 Employee Health Plan Eligibility

              All regular employees assigned to a one-half (1/2) time or more position and the
              employee's dependents shall be entitled to participate in the County-sponsored
              cafeteria plan. Employees working less than full-time and hired after November
              1, 1987, shall receive pro-rated health contributions rounding to the nearest one-
              quarter time: i.e. Either fifty percent (50%), seventy-five percent (75%), or one
              hundred percent (100%) of the County contribution for full-time employees.
              Eligible employees enrolling in the program within thirty (30) days following
              their appointment will be covered subject to the contract limitation with the health
              plan carrier. Coverage shall commence when the employee is eligible for
              coverage under PERS and the health plan carriers’ rules. Employees enrolling
              after the sixty (60) day enrollment period will be eligible for coverage on the first


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              day of the month following a ninety (90) day waiting period which will begin
              upon receipt of all necessary enrollment documents by the Department of Human
              Resources, unless the employee can certify a qualifying loss of other coverage.

       16.02 Description

              The Butte County Flexible Benefits Plan (hereafter "Cafeteria Plan") is available
              to all employees in regular-help positions (hereafter "employee"). There will be
              two (2) participation levels, identified as Employee "A" and Employee "B" as per
              Section 16.03. Once the selection is made, it will remain in force until the next
              open enrollment period. The fee for a third party administrator will be paid by
              the County.

              The basic group term life insurance in the amount of Twenty Thousand ($20,000)
              Dollars will continue to be provided at County expense and will not be part of
              the Cafeteria Plan.

       16.03 Participation Levels

              Employee A - CORE PLAN

              The County will pay the first $32.20/month of the premium for the medical
              coverage elected through PERS. If the employee elects medical coverage, then
              the employee must participate in a dental plan option and the vision insurance
              (Core Plan).

              The County will pay to Employee’s Flexible Benefit Account the following
              amounts:

                                            January, 2002 January, 2003            January, 2004
              Employee only                 $217.54/mo    $267.54                  $311.34
              Employee plus one             $369.60/mo    $469.60                  $558.40
              Family                        $501.77/mo    $631.77                  $750.57

              Employees that have elected to participate in the "Core Plan" can also elect to
              participate in optional benefits. If the employee has any surplus Flexible Benefit
              Account credits after making all elections required to participate in the health
              insurance, the employee can use that surplus toward the Flexible Benefit Options
              listed in the Flexible Benefit Options Exhibit. Employees that wish to participate
              in the optional benefits in the plan, with the exception of the cash back option, but
              do not have any surplus credits, can elect to have pre-tax payroll deductions in an
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              Employee B - FLEXIBLE BENEFIT OPTIONS

              Employees who elect not to participate in Option A will be asked to sign a waiver
              and will be required to provide proof of medical insurance (see Section 16.04).
              They will have an opportunity to participate in the Flexible Benefit Options listed
              in the Flexible Benefit Options Exhibit.

              The County will provide an employer flex credit monthly contribution of Two
              Hundred Sixty ($260) Dollars per month for "employees" who elect option B.
              Effective January, 2004, the Employer Flex Credit amount will increase to Two
              Hundred Ninety ($290) Dollars per month. Employees can use this contribution
              toward any of the Flexible Benefit Options listed in Exhibit I. Employees that
              wish to participate in the Flexible Benefit Options, with the exception of the cash
              back option, but do not have sufficient flex credits, can elect to have pre-tax
              payroll deductions in an amount to cover the cost of their elections.

       16.04 Administration

              a)     No benefits will be paid to employees in Category B until proof of
                     insurance is on file in the Personnel Office.

              b)     Part-time regular help employees will receive proportional benefits as
                     provided above. All employees assigned to a one-half (1/2) time or more
                     position, and the employees' dependents, shall be entitled to participate in
                     the County's Flexible Benefits Plan as set forth in 16.01 above. This
                     section does not affect part-time employees grandfathered into full-time
                     benefit status under Section 16.01 of the MOU.

              c)     Any money deposited in the Flexible Benefits Account of an employee
                     must be used during the plan year; otherwise, the remaining balance
                     reverts to the County. Upon separation, the money will be disbursed in
                     conformance with the rules and procedures explained to and authorized by
                     the employee at the time of his/her enrollment.

       16.05 Retired Employee Options

              Employees who retire under the provisions of the County's retirement contract
              with the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) may continue to insure
              themselves and their insured dependents for the health benefit portion of the
              health plan by advising the Director of Human Resources and advancing the full
              health insurance premium for quarterly coverage for the employee (and
              dependents, if applicable).

              As an option to the sick leave buy-back plan specified in Section 11.07 of the
              Memorandum, the employee may convert unused sick leave to health insurance
              premium payments as follows: The County shall calculate the value of the


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              employee's unused sick leave based on one day of sick leave on accrual on the
              date of retirement being converted to one month of employee only health
              insurance premium. This conversion shall be made at the time of retirement, and
              the amount shall be credited to the employee's "account." The employee's (and
              dependents, if applicable) health insurance premium, and any future premium
              increases, will be deducted from the account until the account is depleted. Upon
              depletion, the employee will be notified that they are responsible for assuming
              payment of the premiums. To continue on the plan, the employee shall advance
              the full health insurance premium for quarterly coverage for the employee (and
              dependents, if applicable).

              Employees having ten (10) years of cumulative service with Butte County who,
              upon termination, immediately retire under the provisions of the County's
              contract with the Public Employees' Retirement System shall be eligible for the
              twelve (12) months of County paid health premiums (employee only)
              immediately following retirement, and may also continue to insure their
              dependents by advising the Director of Human Resources and advancing the
              dependents portion of the health insurance premium for quarterly coverage for
              that year, or by deducting the dependents portion from the employee's "account".

              The employee may cover either the employee only or the employee and insured
              dependent(s) under this section to the Medicare Supplemental Qualifying age
              Rights to continuation of health coverage above are in addition to any right the
              employee has under COBRA.

       16.06 Benefit Plan Review Committee The County-wide Benefit Plan Review
             Committee shall consist of one employee representative and one alternate to be
             appointed by each bargaining unit and one representative to be appointed by the
             non-represented management employees. The Director of Human Resources
             shall also serve as a committee member. Upon the Committee's request, the
             County's benefits consultant, representatives from other health plans and the
             employee organizations will also attend meetings. No other individuals shall
             attend the Committee's meetings.

              The Committee shall obtain necessary data and information on benefit issues.
              The Committee shall be advisory to the Board of Supervisors and the recognized
              labor organizations. The County and Association shall continue to explore
              possible expansion of flexible benefit programs through the Benefit Plan Review
              Committee. Decisions as to health insurance providers, County insurance
              contributions, etc., shall be determined through the meet and confer process
              between the County and the individual bargaining units.

17.00 RETIREMENT

       17.01 Retirement Plan. The County agrees to maintain the retirement plan (3% @ 50)
             currently in effect. Effective approximately March 1, 2003 the County agrees to


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              implement the 3% at 50 retirement formula for District Attorney Investigator
              classifications.; Concurrently District Attorney Investigator classifications shall
              have their salaries reduced by two (2%) percent.

       17.02 Retirement Contribution.

              a.     The County will pay the employee's nine percent (9%) modified PERS
                     contribution in a manner prescribed by PERS.

              b.     During the term of this agreement, the County will allow implementation
                     of a mutually acceptable method of allowing retirement to be calculated as
                     compensation for retirement purposes. Any such conversion will be done
                     on a cost neutral basis to the County.

       17.03 Retirement Credit for Sick Leave. An employee may, upon retirement from the
             County under PERS , use any sick leave accumulation not used as part of the
             calculated options for cash out or sick leave conversion as service time in
             accordance with the PERS formula.

18.00 REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES

       18.01 Mileage Reimbursement. An employee who has received authorization to use a
             privately-owned vehicle for County business, shall be reimbursed at the IRS rate
             for each mile driven on County business during the month.

       18.02 Professional Organizations Fee Reimbursement. Subject to the approval of the
             Department Head, an employee may be reimbursed up to $30.00 for each
             professional fee as outlined below. Claims for fee reimbursement shall be
             submitted to the department pursuant to County policy. The following is a list of
             approved associations:

              Organization

              Calif. Homicide Invest. Assn.

              Calif. DA Invest. Assn.
              Calif. Welf. Fraud Inv. Assn.

              Calif. Check Invest. Assn.

              Calif. Check Enforcement Assn.

              Calif. Coroners Assn.

              Calif. Narcotics Assn.



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              Calif. Internal Affairs Assn.

              Calif. Canine Officers Assn.

              Calif. Law Enforcement Background Investigation Assn.

              Calif. Sexual Assault Investigators Association

              Calif. Warrant Officers Assn.

              Calif. Court Security Officers Assn.

              Calif. Juvenile Officers Assn.

              Calif. DARE Officers Assn.

              International Assn. of Bomb Technicians

              Airborne Law Enforcement Assn.

              Law Enforcement Training Officers Assn.

              Calif. Armed Rotary Assn.

              Calif. Second-Hand Dealers Assn.

              Calif. Cattle Theft Assn.

              Calif. Corrections Assn.

              Calif. Law Enf. Trng. Mgmt. Assn.

              No. Calif. Narcotics Assn.

              Natl. Assn. of Search & Rescue

       18.03 Expense Reimbursement.

              a.     An appointing authority may assign and direct an employee to attend and
                     participate in mandatory training courses. Failure or refusal of the
                     employee to participate or attend the training courses may result in
                     disciplinary action

              b.     When an employee is directed to attend mandatory training, the employee
                     shall be provided a one hundred percent (100%) cash advance of the



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                     expected cost of the training, including travel, meals, lodging and
                     registration or incidental fees as required.

              c.     Should the cash advance exceed the "actual" cost of the training
                     assignment, employees shall upon return from the training, provide the
                     County a cash reimbursement of the unused amount. In the event the
                     employee fails or is unable to refund the unused portion of the cash
                     advance, the Auditor shall deduct that amount from the employee's next
                     scheduled paycheck.

       18.04 Meal Reimbursements. Employees shall receive meal reimbursements for POST
             reimbursed meals at the POST reimbursement rate. Non-POST reimbursement
             rates shall be paid at the rate of Forty ($40.00) Dollars per day for all unit
             personnel.

       18.05 Tuition Reimbursement. Upon approval of the Department Head employees
             enrolled in college classes or courses which are job related shall be entitled to
             reimbursement of one-half (1/2) of the cost of required instructional materials or
             tuition, upon proof of successful completion of the class or course, up to a
             maximum of $500 per fiscal year.

19.00 OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT

       19.01 Authorization. No regular full-time employee of the County shall engage in any
             occupation or outside activity which is incompatible with County employment.
             Any employee who proposes to engage in an occupation or outside employment
             for compensation, shall inform the appointing authority in advance of the nature
             of such employment.        The appointing authority shall, after making a
             determination whether or not such employment is in conflict with County
             employment, approve or disapprove the employee's request for outside
             employment. A copy of the approval or disapproval shall be forwarded to the
             Director of Human Resources to be included in the employee's personnel file.
             Regular employees of any County department may be employed as extra-help
             employees in the same or any other County department, with the approval of all
             involved department heads and the Director of Human Resources. Hours worked
             as extra help shall not count for retirement purposes, seniority purposes or
             overtime computation purposes.

       19.02 Restricted Activities. Law enforcement employees shall not engage in any
             illegal activities or any outside employment or business involving the sale of or
             distribution of alcoholic beverages, any investigative work for an attorney,
             insurance companies, bail bond agencies or individuals involved in criminal or
             civil actions. Employees failing to comply with this section may be subject to
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20.00 SENIORITY AND LAYOFF PROVISIONS.

       The provision set forth in the County Merit System Rules and Procedures concerning
       seniority and layoffs shall apply in all cases with the following exceptions.

       a.     Whenever an employee voluntarily demotes in rank in lieu of layoff as a result of
              a reduction in force, such employee's name shall be placed on a reinstatement
              layoff list for the higher position pursuant to Merit System Rules. However,
              should the employee subsequently terminate from County employment during the
              life of the layoff list, such employee's name shall be removed from the
              reinstatement list.

       b.     Whenever an employee voluntarily demotes in lieu of layoff then subsequently is
              reinstated to the higher class in which the employee previously served as a
              probationary employee, such employee shall have all previous time served in
              probation for such class as time toward completion of the required probationary
              period provided:

              1.     The employee previously completed at least two (2) months of the required
                     probation period.

              2.     Reinstatement occurred within six (6) months of voluntary demotion in
                     lieu of layoff.

              3.     The employee did not terminate from County employment but was reduced
                     in rank to a position within the same department.

21.00 DISCIPLINARY ACTION

       21.01 Right to Representation. The County shall advise the employee of their right to
             be represented by the Association for the following:

              a.     At any meeting in which disciplinary action is to be imposed or might
                     reasonably be expected to be imposed.

              b.     At step one and beyond of the grievance procedure. If the employee elects
                     to have representation present, and none is immediately available, the
                     meeting will be postponed for up to twenty-four (24) hours, not including
                     Saturdays, Sundays or holidays, in order for the employee to obtain
                     representation. Nothing herein shall be construed to preclude the
                     department and employee, after due consideration of the facts and
                     circumstances of the department's allegations, from abandoning or
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       21.02 Notice to the Union. Upon receiving notification of disciplinary action, the
             Director of Human Resources shall notify the Association of the disciplinary
             action. Failure to notify the Association shall not effect the taking of such action.

       21.03 Appeal of Disciplinary Action. An employee or the Association may appeal the
             taking action against an employee pursuant to the steps of the Grievance
             procedure, commencing at the step above the level at which the disciplinary
             action was taken or imposed.

       21.04 Definition of Discipline. Disciplinary action means dismissal (except for
             probationary release or rejection, including promotional probationary
             release),demotion (except for demotion due to layoff or reduction in force),
             reduction in salary, suspension without pay and written reprimand. Disciplinary
             action may be taken by the department head or designee for just and reasonable
             cause as set forth in the County Personnel Rules.

       21.05 Oral and Written Reprimand and Evaluation. Oral and written reprimands
             and evaluations shall not be subject to an appeal or grievance. Employees shall
             have the right to submit, within thirty (30) days after receipt, a reasonable amount
             of response and rebuttal material for inclusion in the employee's personnel file.

       21.06 Pre-Disciplinary Notice. An appointing authority or designee proposing
             disciplinary action against an employee of demotion, discharge, or a suspension
             of five (5) days or more , shall first serve the employee with written notice of the
             proposed disciplinary action. The written notice shall include the right to respond
             to the appointing authority. The notice shall be served at least five (5) days prior
             to the effective date of the proposed disciplinary action. Service may be done
             personally or by certified mail. An appointing authority or a designated
             representative taking disciplinary action against an employee may, when it is
             necessary for the operation of the department, or to conduct an investigation into
             the allegation, assign the employee to less critical duties during the five (5) day
             review period. When extraordinary circumstances exist that require the
             immediate removal of the employee from the premises, an appointing authority or
             a designated representative may place the employee on paid suspension subject to
             call not to exceed five (5) days. If it is required to provide for full investigation of
             the allegations made against the employee and it is necessary for the operation of
             the department, the five (5) day period for reassignment or paid leave may be
             extended incrementally with prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.

              Notice shall clearly specify the action taken, the reasons for the action including
              the particular facts and specific incident(s) involved and the effective date of the
              action. If the proposed disciplinary action is a demotion, the notice shall include a
              statement as to the duties to be performed and the salary for the position. The
              notice shall also advise the employee that a copy of the material(s) upon which
              the action is taken is either attached or available for review upon request during
              normal business hours. The notice also shall advise the employee of their right to


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              be represented and to respond in the pre-disciplinary hearing as described below
              prior to the effective date of the action, and the right to appeal or grieve as the
              case may be.

              Copies of all notices and reply shall be forwarded to the Director-Human
              Resources.

       21.07 Pre-Disciplinary Hearing. Prior to the effective date of the proposed
             disciplinary action, an employee or Association may request the department head
             or designee to hold a pre-disciplinary hearing for purposes of allowing the
             employee to respond to the allegation. Such hearing shall be promptly scheduled
             and held. The employee may be represented at the hearing.

22.00 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

       22.01 Intent. An employee (or employees) shall have the right to present a grievance
             pursuant to this procedure. The employee (or employees) may be represented by
             an individual of their choice at step one and beyond of this procedure; provided
             however, that employees may not be represented by officers or staff who are
             employees of other employee organizations which represent other County
             bargaining units. Employees who present a grievance shall not suffer reprisal or
             other punitive action by the County or the Union because of the exercise of the
             right to present or appeal a grievance. An employee (or employees) who have a
             grievance shall be given reasonable time off without loss of pay or benefits to
             present the grievance to County management pursuant to this procedure.

       22.02 Definition and Scope of Grievance.

              a.     A Grievance may be filed by an employee, a group of employees or, under
                     circumstances described in Section 22.06 of this section, by the
                     Association/Union of a management interpretation or application of this
                     Memorandum of Understanding, the County Personnel Ordinance or the
                     Personnel Rules.

              b.     Specifically excluded from the grievance procedure are subjects involving
                     the amendment of state or federal law; Board of Supervisor’s resolution,
                     ordinance or minute order; disciplinary actions except as provided for in
                     Section 21.00; performance evaluations; denial of merit increases;
                     discriminatory acts; or other matters which have other means of appeal.

       22.03 Grievance Procedure Steps. The grievance procedure shall consist of the
             following steps, each of which must be completed prior to any request for further
             consideration of the matter. However, the County and Association/Union may
             agree to start the grievance procedure at any step on issues involving
             Association/Union rights. Further, County management is required at all formal
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              Resources, or their designee, concerning the relationship of the grievance to
              Federal, State, or County law, resolution or minute order or Memorandum of
              Understanding to the employee’s wages, hours or conditions of employment. The
              Director of Human Resources shall also provide advice as to the effect of any
              proposed grievance settlement on other County departments. No grievance
              resolution shall be final until this consultation step has been completed. Time
              limits set forth herein are not waived pending consultation with the Director of
              Human Resources or their designee.

              Notice that County intends to enforce this portion of the contract: Prior to filing
              the formal grievance pursuant to Step 1 below, the employee is required to
              informally discuss the matter with their supervisor to determine if the issue may
              be resolved. If the supervisor, however, is not available to meet with the
              employee or does not respond within five (5) days, the employee may formally
              file the grievance in accordance with Step 1 or 2 below, whichever is appropriate.

              Step (1)_ Second-level Management Representative.

              (This step is optional and may be omitted from the procedure in a department or a
              division thereof by the appointing authority. The County shall provide the
              Association/Union with a written list of those departments which will utilize this
              step.) If the issue is not settled by informal discussion, it may be formally
              submitted to the second level management representative designated by the
              appointing authority. The grievance shall be submitted within fifteen (15) days of
              the occurrence or the employees knowledge of the occurrence which gives rise to
              the grievance. It shall be submitted formally in writing stating the nature of the
              grievance and the suggested solution. Within seven (7) days after receiving the
              written grievance, the second-level management representative shall meet with
              the employee. Within seven (7) days thereafter a written decision shall be
              delivered to the employee.

              Step (2) _Appointing Authority.

              If the grievance is not settled under the Step 1 option, it may be formally
              submitted to the appointing authority. The grievance shall be submitted within
              seven (7) days after receipt of the written decision from Step 1. Within seven
              (7) days after receipt of the written grievance, the appointing authority or
              designated representative shall meet with the employee. Within seven (7) days
              thereafter, a written decision shall be delivered to the employee.

              Step (3) Mediation

              If the grievance is not resolved after Step 2, as an alternative to proceeding
              directly to Step 4, Arbitration, the grievance may be submitted to mediation. A
              request for mediation may be presented in writing to the Human Resource
              Director within seven (7) calendar days from the date a decision was rendered at


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              Step 2. As soon as practicable thereafter, or as otherwise agreed to by the parties,
              a mediator shall hear the grievance. A request for mediation will automatically
              suspend the normal processing of a grievance until the mediation process is
              completed. The mediation process shall be optional, and any opinion expressed
              by the mediator shall be informal and shall be considered advisory.

              Step (4) _ Arbitration.

              If the parties are unable to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution of the
              grievance as a result of discussion at Steps 1 and 2, or if there is a dispute as to
              whether or not the grievance meets the definition of a grievance under Section
              22.02 hereof, the issue shall be submitted to an impartial arbitrator who shall be
              designated by mutual agreement of grievant and his/her representative and the
              Director of Human Resources. To the extent possible, the parties shall utilize a
              standing arbitrator. This step is available only to grievances being brought
              forward by the Association/Union. For all other grievances, Step 2 shall be the
              final step.

              1.     Should the grievant and his/her representative and the Director of Human
                     Resources fail to reach agreement on selection of the arbitrator within
                     fifteen (15) days, they shall jointly request a list of five (5) qualified
                     arbitrators from the California State Mediation and Conciliation Service.
                     This request shall be submitted within five (5) days of the failure to reach
                     mutual agreement on selection of an arbitrator. If mutual selection cannot
                     be made from the list received within five (5) days, the parties shall select
                     the arbitrator by alternately striking names until only one name remains;
                     that person shall serve as the arbitrator. The party which strikes the first
                     name from the list of arbitrators shall be determined by a toss of a coin.
                     The parties shall immediately request available dates from the selected
                     arbitrator.

                     If an arbitrator has no available dates within the sixty (60) day period
                     following a request, the parties shall immediately request another list
                     from the Mediation and Conciliation Service.

              2.     The grievant and his/her representative shall invoke the arbitration step
                     within twenty-one (21) days of receipt of a decision at Step 2 of this
                     procedure by submitting a written request for arbitration to the Director of
                     Human Resources.

              3.     The County and Association/Union shall share the arbitration cost on a
                     50/50 basis. Each party, however, shall bear the cost of its presentation
                     including preparation and post-hearing briefs, if any, provided that
                     witnesses necessary to the presentation of the employee’s case shall be
                     granted necessary time off without loss of pay or benefits to appear at the
                     arbitration hearing.


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              4.     Decisions of arbitrators on matters properly before them shall be final and
                     binding on the parties hereto to the extent permitted by law.

              5.     No arbitrator shall entertain, hear, decide, or make recommendations on
                     any dispute unless such dispute involves a position in the Unit represented
                     by the Association/Union and unless such dispute falls within the
                     definition of a grievance as set forth in Section 22.02 and is consistent
                     with all provisions herein. Any dispute as to arbitrability shall be decided
                     prior to any hearing on the merits unless the arbitrator rules that the issues
                     are not separable. Whenever possible, a bench arbitrability decision shall
                     be issued immediately.

              6.     Proposals to add to or change the Memorandum of Understanding or
                     written agreements or addenda supplementary thereto shall not be
                     arbitrated and no proposal to modify, amend or terminate this
                     Memorandum of Understanding, nor any matter or subject arising out of
                     or in connections with such proposal, may be referred to arbitration under
                     this section.

              7.     No arbitrator shall have the power to amend or modify this Memorandum
                     of Understanding or a law, ordinance, resolution, regulation or rule which
                     is within the authority of the Board of Supervisors or other legislative
                     body or to establish any new terms or conditions of employment. The
                     arbitrator’s decision shall be limited only to the applications and
                     interpretation of the existing rule in the matter referred for consideration.

              8.     Failure to pursue arbitration pursuant to the time lines outlined in this
                     section shall constitute an abandonment of the grievance.

              9.     The County and Union shall exchange witness lists seven (7) calendar
                     days prior to Arbitration Hearings. Should it become necessary to
                     supplement the list(s), the other party will be notified as soon as possible.

       22.04 Consistent Awards. No settlement or award shall be made under the grievance
             procedure which is inconsistent with the terms and conditions of this
             Memorandum of Understanding or any other County law, ordinance, resolution,
             regulation or rule, that is not superseded by the MOU. The Director of Human
             Resources shall have the authority to settle grievances of up to $10,000 in
             accordance with Board Resolution No. 01-013.

       22.05 Administration of the Grievance Procedure.

              1.     As used herein, a “formally submitted grievance” shall include a concise
                     description of the problem; the section or sections of the memorandum,
                     law, ordinance, resolution, regulation or rule alleged to have been


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                     violated; the proposed remedy; the date of the grievance; the date the
                     grievance was filed; and the signature(s) of the person or persons filing
                     the grievance.

              2.     If an employee does not present the grievance, or does not appeal the
                     decision rendered regarding the grievance within the time limits, the
                     grievance shall be considered resolved.

              3.     If a County representative does not render a decision to the employee
                     within the time limits, the employee may, within seven (7) days thereafter,
                     appeal to the next step in the procedure.

              4.     If in the judgment of a management representative, the management
                     representative does not have the authority to resolve the grievance, the
                     grievance may be referred to the next step of the procedure.

              5.     By agreement in writing, the parties may extend any and all of the time
                     limits of the grievance procedure.

              6.     A copy of all formal grievance decisions shall be forwarded to the
                     grievant, the Director of Human Resources and the Association/Union.

              7.     After consultation with the Association/Union, the Director of Human
                     Resources may temporarily suspend or consolidate grievance processing
                     on a section-wide basis in an emergency situation. Emergencies shall be
                     defined as natural or civil disaster or overburdening of the grievance
                     procedure by submission of multiple grievances filed as a job action tactic.
                     The Association/Union may appeal the suspension or consolidation action
                     of the Director of Human Resources at the arbitration step of the grievance
                     procedure.     In the event of such appeal, the County and the
                     Association/Union agree to jointly request a list of arbitrators from the
                     State Mediation and Conciliation Service within two (2) working days of
                     the Director of Human Resource’s action and to select an arbitrator within
                     five (5) calendar days of receipt of the list. The party which loses the
                     appeal of the Director of Human Resource’s action under this section shall
                     pay the full cost of the arbitrator.

       22.06 Association/Union's Standing to Grieve. The Association/Union shall have
             standing to grieve beginning at the first formal step as follows:

              a.     On all matters relating to Association/Union rights or prerogatives or on
                     matters relating to the Association/Union’s business relationship with the
                     County.

              b.     On behalf of former County employees regarding their termination rights
                     and benefits.


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              c.     Where the Association/Union determines that there is a substantial non-
                     compliance with an otherwise grievable matter where no specific
                     employee is directly affected by an interpretation or application of the
                     County affecting otherwise grievable terms and conditions of
                     employment.

              d.     Where a grievance filed by an employee representing themselves or
                     having a representative other than the Association/Union is resolved in a
                     manner the Association/Union believes to be inconsistent with the
                     Memorandum of Understanding.

              e.     Where the Union/Association believes that an individual employee is
                     being denied rights under the agreement but the individual declines to file
                     a grievance. In this case, the individual must be named.

23.00 SAFETY

       23.01 Safe Working Conditions. When an employee has reason to believe a work
             assignment is in an unsafe work area or involves unsafe equipment, the employee
             shall report the problem to the immediate supervisor and may refuse to work in
             the area or use the equipment until it has been inspected by the supervisor.
             Should the supervisor, after such inspection, order the employee to work, the
             employee shall do so unless the employee believes, within reason, the work
             environment to be unsafe. In such instances, the employee may request the
             department head or assistant department head to inspect the work area. The
             employee will be assigned other work until the inspection is made. The decision
             of the department head is final. Nothing herein shall be deemed to waive the
             employee's rights under CAL-OSHA.

       23.02 County Safety Committee. The Deputy Sheriff's General Unit shall designate
             one (1) representative to the Safety Committee. The purpose of the Safety
             Committee shall be to review safety policies and procedures and to make
             recommendations. The committee shall be advisory to the County and recognized
             employee associations and shall publish a written annual report.

       23.03 Departmental Safety Plan The County and Association agree that they will
             both adhere to the settlement agreement dated September 14, 1983 in Butte
             County Superior Court Case number 78476.

       23.04 Firearms. The Association hereby indicates its acceptance of the applicable
             firearm policy.




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24.00 EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

       The Employee Assistance Program shall be maintained in effect for the term of this
       agreement. Participation in the program is voluntary.

25.00 VEHICLE STANDARDS

       The Association shall designate a representative to meet with management to make
       recommendations on the selection, equipping and replacement of vehicles.

26.00 CHILD CARE COMMITTEE

        The Association agrees to participate in the County Childcare Committee.

27.00 CATASTROPHIC LEAVE

       The Catastrophic Leave Plan shall remain in effect for the term of this Agreement as
       outlined and attached hereto as Attachment D.

28.00 DISABILITY INSURANCE

       The County will pay the actual cost of a long term disability insurance program for unit
       employees, not to exceed Twenty-two Dollars ($22.00) per employee per month. The
       County's sole obligation shall be to provide the monthly premium and reconcile the
       monthly bill. The Association is responsible for selection of and enrollment of members
       in the insurance program and shall fully indemnify, hold harmless and defend the County
       against any claims arising from the program.

29.00 UNIFORM POLICY

       For the term of this agreement, the County will continue to provide uniforms pursuant to
       Departmental order 3010.

       The County shall report to PERS monthly the following amounts for the value of County
       provided uniforms:
                            - Sheriff Safety     $21.00/mo.

30.00 CLASSIFICATION/COMPENSATION STUDY

       If a dispute arises as to the proper classification of any member of DSA, this dispute shall
       be submitted to a three party panel for resolution. This panel shall consist of a
       representative of the Association’s choosing, a representative of the County’s choosing
       and a third party neutral selected from the State Mediation Services. The decision of the
       panel shall be final and binding on both the County and the Association.




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       Within thirty (30) days of the completion of the classification and compensation study
       including any appeals processed pursuant to the paragraph above, the parties agree to
       meet and confer on possible implementation of the study results.

       The City and Association agree that the following agencies will be utilized by Public
       Sector Personnel Consultants for compensation comparison purposes:

       El Dorado
       Merced
       Napa
       Placer
       Sacramento
       Santa Cruz
       Shasta
       Solano
       Sonoma
       Stanislaus
       Yolo
       Sutter
       Chico
       Redding
       Oroville
       CHP
       Department of Justice – Special Agent (County will direct Public Sector Personnel
       Consultants to review this and classification of DA Investigator to determine if
       comparison is appropriate).

31.00 PERSONNEL RULES

       The County and Association have agreed on modifications to the County’s Personnel
       Rules as set forth in Exhibit II.

32.00 TRAVEL POLICY

       The County and Association have agreed on modification tothe County’s Travel Policy
       as set forth in Exhibit II.

33.00 FULL AGREEMENT

       It is understood this agreement represents the complete and final understanding on all
       negotiable issues between the County and the Association. This agreement supersedes all
       previous Memoranda of Understanding or Memoranda of Agreement between the County
       and the Association, except as specifically referred to in this agreement. All ordinances,
       resolutions or rules not specifically referred to in this agreement shall not be superseded,
       modified or repealed by implication or otherwise by the provisions hereof. The parties
       for the term of this agreement, voluntarily and unqualifiedly agree to waive the obligation


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       to negotiate with respect to any practice, subject or matter which may not have been
       within the knowledge of the parties at the time this agreement was negotiated and signed.
       In the event any new practice, subject or matter arises during the term of this agreement
       and any action is proposed by the County, the Association shall be afforded notice and
       shall have a right to meet and confer upon their request. In the absence of agreement on
       such proposed actions, the County reserves the right to take the necessary action by
       management direction.

34.00 ENACTMENT

       This Memorandum of Understanding shall become effective when ratified by the
       Association's membership and the Butte County Board of Supervisors. Upon such
       adoption, the provisions of this memorandum shall supersede and control over conflicting
       or inconsistent County ordinances, resolutions or rules.

35.00 SAVINGS CLAUSE

       If any provision of this memorandum shall be held invalid by operation of law or by a
       court of competent jurisdiction, or if compliance with or enforcement of any provision
       shall be restrained by any tribunal, the remainder of the Memorandum of Understanding
       shall not be affected thereby, and the parties shall enter into negotiations for the sole
       purpose of arriving at a mutually satisfactory replacement for such provision or
       provisions.

36.00 PEACEFUL PERFORMANCE

       The parties to this Memorandum of Understanding recognize and acknowledge that the
       services performed by County employees covered by this agreement are essential to the
       public health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the County of Butte. The
       Association agrees that under no circumstances will the Association recommend,
       encourage, cause or permit its members to initiate, participate in, nor will any member of
       the bargaining unit take part in any concerted work stoppage, slowdown, or boycott
       picketing (herein collectively referred to as a work stoppage), in any office or department
       of the County, nor to curtail any work or restrict any production, or interfere with any
       operation of the County. In the event of any work stoppage during the term of this
       Memorandum of Understanding, whether by the Association or by any member of the
       bargaining unit, the Association by its officers, shall immediately declare in writing and
       publicize that such work stoppage is illegal and unauthorized and further direct its
       members in writing to cease said conduct and resume work. Copies of such written
       notice shall be served upon the County. If in the event of any work stoppage the
       Association promptly and in good faith performs the obligations of this paragraph, and
       providing that the Association has not otherwise authorized, permitted or encouraged
       such work stoppage, the Association shall not be liable for damages caused by the
       violation of this provision; however, the County shall have the right to discipline, to
       include discharge, any employee who instigates, participates in, or gives leadership to,
       any work stoppage activity, herein prohibited and the County shall also have the right to


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       seek full legal redress including damages against the employee. The County shall engage
       in no lockout of employees covered by this memorandum for the term of this
       Memorandum of Understanding.

37.00 TERMS OF AGREEMENT

       This Memorandum shall become effective in full and effect up to and including
       March 31, 2004. The County and Association shall begin the meet and confer process by
       February 15, 2004, and good faith effort to conclude negotiations by April 1, 2004.




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Signed and entered into this _____________________ day of ____________________, 2004.

COUNTY OF BUTTE                               BUTTE COUNTY DEPUTY
                                              SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION


_______________________________               ___________________________________


_______________________________               ___________________________________



______________________________                ___________________________________

                               ASSOCIATION RATIFICATION

Ratified by the Butte County Deputy Sheriff's Association on this ______________ day of
___________________, 2004.

_______________________________________
President, Butte County Deputy
Sheriff's Association

                                 COUNTY RATIFICATION

Ratified by the Butte County Board of Supervisors this ________________ day of
______ _____________, 2004. Minute Order No. _____________

_______________________________________
 Bob Beeler, Chair
Butte County Board of Supervisors

ATTEST:

Paul McIntosh
Chief Administrative Officer
and Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

By: __________________________________________




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                       ATTACHMENT
                               A

                       Salary Schedule




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                      ATTACHMENT
                          B-1

   Release Time Bank Procedure




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                                Deputy Sheriff’s Association
                               Release Time Bank Procedure


1. Employee seeking to use release bank donations will obtain release time form from
   department personnel/ payroll representative well in advance of the anticipated use date. The
   employee will indicate which leave balance will be used for affected time with the realization
   that reimbursement of leave is dependent on the available balance in the Association release
   time bank.

2. Once completed employee will submit form to department in advance of the use date for
   approval and certification of cumulative hours used in the calendar year. The department
   personnel/payroll representative will monitor leave bank usage for authorized bargaining unit
   members to assure the maximum time limits are not exceeded.

3. Once Department approval is attained in advance of the use date, form will be forwarded to
   Human Resources. Human Resources will certify employee’s eligibility to use time bank
   donations.

4. Once Human Resources certification is obtained, in advance of the use date, form will be
   forwarded to the Auditor’s office, payroll section, where the transfer of leave credit will be
   made from the release time bank to the employee’s leave balance.


5. Department payroll representative will charge employee’s chosen leave balance per form.




***If there are not sufficient leave credits available the form will be returned to the employee’s
department.




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                      ATTACHMENT
                          B-2

         Release Time Bank Form




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                                          County of Butte
                          Deputy Sheriff's Association Release Time Bank
In accordance with MOU section 4.06 I certify that I am an Association officer or bargaining unit member and as
such I am eligible to draw from the Association Release Time Bank for the following purpose:

     a.   Preparation                                           Date for time off:
     b.   Association meetings                                  Duration of time off:
     c.   PORAC related meetings
     d.   To assist a member at the formal steps of the
          disciplinary and/or grievance procedure.

I understand that I will use my own leave accruals and be reimbursed through the leave bank.

I choose to use the following leave:
     a. Comp time
     b. Vacation
     c. Holiday

I further understand that this reimbursement of hours is limited to a maximum of 40 hours per year per
officer/bargaining team member (for purposes a, b, c) and that it is also limited by the amount of donations in the
leave pool.

I understand requests to utilize time bank donations must be made reasonably in advance of use and approval is
subject to the operational necessity of the department. I further understand that the County is not required to grant
time bank usage if to do so would result in overtime.


Print full name_________________________________                          Employee No._______________

Employee Signature ____________________________                           Date_______________________

Department___________________________________

For Department Use

Department Approval

Signed_____________________                                                       Date__________________________

Cumulative hours utilized in current calendar year______________________________

For Human Resources Department Use

I certify that the applicant is an Association officer or bargaining unit team member and as such is eligible for hours
from the Association release time bank:

Signed______________________________________________                             Date________________________
For Auditor's Office Use

All conditions for utilization of the Association release time bank have been met and ________________hours were
transferred on (date)__________________

Signed______________________________________________                             Date________________________


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                  ATTACHMENT C

Family Care and Medical Leave
             Policy




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FAMILY CARE AND MEDICAL LEAVE POLICY

General Policy

Under provisions of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), CCR Section 825 and the Federal
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. Section 2601 et seq., Butte County may
grant Family Care and Medical Leave (FCML) to a qualifying employee, provided the employee
has worked for Butte County for a minimum of 12 months, and has worked at least 1,250 hours
in the 12-month period immediately preceding the date the leave begins. Leave may be taken
under this policy for up to 12 workweeks in a 12-month period (leave year) for family care and
medical leave. Requests for leave in excess of 12 workweeks whether in a paid or unpaid status
shall be reviewed on an individual basis relative to the needs of the employee and the needs of
the department. The 12-week allowance provided per year is calculated on a calendar year basis
commencing the first day that qualifying leave is taken. FMLA and CFRA run concurrently,
except in the case of pregnancy disability (discussed further under coordination of PDL, FMLA
AND CFRA leaves).

Under allowable circumstances, a department head may grant FMLA to a key employee but
refuse reinstatement if it will cause the department substantial and grievous economic injury. In
this situation, however, the department head must notify the employee in writing at the time he
or she requests or commences the leave (whichever is earlier) that he or she qualifies as a key
employee and what the potential consequences are with respect to reinstatement.

Except where the law authorizes a different result, an employee who complies with the
provisions of this policy will be guaranteed reemployment upon expiration of an approved leave.
The employee will be re-employed in the same or an equivalent position as that which he or she
occupied when the leave commenced. An employee who takes a leave because of his or her own
serious health condition must provide a medical certification prior to returning to work, which
verifies that he or she is able to return to work in the same manner as employees who return from
other types of medical leave. If an employee fails to return for work immediately after the
expiration of the approved leave period, and unless an extension has been requested and granted,
the employee may be considered to have voluntarily separated from the employer’s employ.
However, consideration may be given to sufficient documentation, which demonstrates both the
employee’s need for the extended leave and an inability by the employee to have properly
notified the employer of the need.

Leave granted under this policy for part-time employees shall be calculated on a pro-rata basis in
accordance with their regular work schedule. For those occupying positions with irregular hours,
the average workweek shall be determined by taking an average of the hours worked per week
over the previous three-month period.

Upon receipt of a request by an employee for FCML, the department head shall immediately
forward such notice to the Director – Human Resources. The Director – Human Resources shall
have full authority to approve such requests in accordance with the provisions of this policy.




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Definitions

For purposes of this policy, the following definitions shall apply:

“California Family Rights Act” (CFRA) means leave may be taken for any of the following
reasons:
For the birth of a child for purposes of bonding;
For the placement of a child in the employee’s family for adoption or foster care;
To care for the serious health condition of the employee’s child, parent, or spouse;
For the employee’s own serious health condition.

“Certification” means a written communication from the health care provider verifying that the
employee is unable to work due to his/her serious health condition or that of his/her immediate
family member.

“Child” means a biological, adopted, or foster child, stepchild, or legal ward of the employee, or
a child of a person standing in loco parentis who is either:
Under eighteen years of age;
18 years or older who is incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability;
An adult child, as approved by the Human Resource Director with evidence provided by the
employee that he or she is the only individual available to provide the required care.

“Employer” means the County of Butte.

“Family and Medical Leave Act” (FMLA) means leave may be taken for any of the following
reasons:
To care for the employee’s child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care. (Leave for
this reason must be taken within the 12-month period following the child’s birth or placement
with the employee);
To care for an immediate family member who has a serious health condition;
For a serious health condition of the employee which prevents him or her from being able to
perform the essential functions of his or her position. This includes pregnancy, childbirth or a
related medical condition, which are considered serious health conditions under FMLA.

“Employment in the same or an equivalent position” means employment in a position that has
the same or similar duties and pay, which can be performed at the same or similar geographic
location as the position held prior to the leave.

“Health care provider” means an individual duly licensed as a physician, surgeon, or osteopathic
physician or surgeon who directly treats or supervises the treatment of the serious health
condition, or any other person determined by 29 CFR 825.800 to be capable of providing health
care services under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.

“Immediate Family” means spouse; natural, step, or legal child or parent; brother, sister;
grandchild; grandparent; mother-in-law and father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law.



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“Key Employee” means an employee whose salary is in the top 10% of paid employees, either at
the work location or within a 75-mile radius of the work location.

“Leave Year” means 12 weeks of leave allowed under FMLA/CFRA and is calculated on the
calendar year, January-December of each year.

“Parent” means a biological, foster, or adoptive parent, a stepparent, a legal guardian, or other
person who stood in loco parentis to the employee when the employee was a child.

“Serious health condition” means an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition
that involves provisions as set forth in 29 CFR 825.114 including either of the following:

Inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential care facility;
Any period of incapacity requiring absence from work for more than three consecutive calendar
days (including a subsequent treatment or incapacity relating to the same condition) that also
involves:
Treatment two or more times by a health care provider, by a nurse or physician’s assistant under
direct supervision of a health care provider of health care services (e.g. physical therapist) under
orders of, or on referral by, a health care provider; or
Treatment by a health care provider on at least one occasion which results in a regimen of
continuing treatment under the supervision of the health care provider.

Required Notice and Medical Certification

When the Human Resources Department is notified by the employee’s department that an
employee has been absent for more than three consecutive calendar days, the employee shall be
put on provisional FMLA/CFRA pending final determination of eligibility. Certification from
the employee’s treating medical care provider must be provided to the Human Resource
Department within 15 days following notification of provisional FMLA/CFRA status, in order to
continue to be covered under this provision.

If the employee’s need for leave under this policy is foreseeable, the requesting employee shall
provide his or her department head with reasonable advance notice at least 30 days advance
notice in writing of the need for leave. If the employee’s need for leave is foreseeable,
reasonable effort should be made to schedule the treatment to avoid disruption to the operations
of the employer. If the employee’s need for leave is not foreseeable, the requesting employee
must provide notice as soon as practicable.

An employee’s request for leave to care for an immediate family member who has a serious
health condition, shall be supported by a certification issued by the health care provider of the
individual requiring care. Failure to provide such certification shall result in the denial of the
requested leave. Certification shall be considered sufficient if it includes all of the following:

The date on which the serious health condition commenced,
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An estimate of the amount of time that the health care provider believes the employee needs to
care for the individual requiring the care,
A statement that the serious health condition warrants the participation of the employee to
provide care during a period of the treatment or supervision of the individual requiring care.

If additional leave is required, on or before the expiration date of the time estimated by the health
care provider, the employee shall be required to obtain re-certification and shall be required to
provide said re-certification to the employer.

An employee’s request for leave because of the employee’s own serious health condition shall be
supported by a certification issued by his or her health care provider. Failure to provide such
certification shall result in the denial of the requested leave. Certification shall be considered
sufficient if it includes all of the following (CFR 825.311):

The date on which the serious health condition commenced.
The probable duration of the condition.
A statement that, due to the serious health condition, the employee is unable to perform the
essential functions of his/her position.

If additional leave is required, on or before the expiration date of the time estimated by the health
care provider, the employee shall be required to obtain re-certification regarding the employee’s
serious health condition and to provide said re-certification to the employer.

As a condition of the employee’s return from leave taken because of the employee’s own serious
health condition, the employer shall require the employee to obtain a fitness for duty certification
from his or her health care provider, at the employee’s expense, that the employee is able to
resume work (CFR 825.310).

In any case in which the employer has reason to doubt the validity of the medical certification
provided by the employee for the employee’s own serious health condition, the employer may
require, at the employer’s expense, that the employee obtain the opinion of a second health care
provider designated or approved by the employer concerning any information certified. In any
case in which the second opinion described above differs from the opinion in the original
certification, the employer may require, at the employer’s expense, that the employee obtain the
opinion of a third health care provider. The third health care provider must be approved by the
employer and the employee; the decision of the third health care provider shall be final and
binding.

Intermittent or Reduced Leave

Leave may be taken intermittently or on a reduced leave schedule to care for an immediate
family member with a serious health condition or because of the employee’s own serious health
condition when medically necessary, and will be counted towards the employee’s 12 week
FCML leave.

Coordination of leave accruals while on FMLA/CFRA

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An employee taking leave under the FCML policy shall be required to exhaust all sick leave
prior to being authorized to take unpaid leave. All leave taken in coordination with FCML is
computed toward the total 12-week allowance per year under FCML.

Effect on benefits while on FMLA/CFRA

Paid Leave
During any period that the eligible employee takes paid leave under the provisions of this policy,
the employer shall continue to pay the “employer” portion of the medical, dental, and vision
insurance premiums; provided, however, that said employee was eligible for such county paid
benefit prior to taking FCML. An employee shall continue to participate in and accrue benefits
during any portion of the leave in which the employee remains in a paid status.

Unpaid Leave
During any period that an eligible employee takes unpaid leave under the provisions of this
policy, the employer shall continue to pay the “employer” portion of the medical, dental, and
vision insurance premiums; the employee, however, shall be responsible for continued payment
of the employee portion of medical, dental and vision insurance premiums, provided that said
employee was eligible for such benefits prior to taking FCML. Coordination of payment of the
employee portion of the medical, dental and vision insurance payments is made through the
Butte County Auditors office. The employee shall retain employee status with the employer, and
the unpaid leave shall not constitute a break in service for purposes of longevity or seniority.

Return to work from FCML

The use of authorized FCML shall not result in the loss of any benefit accrued prior to the start
of the FCML, with the exception of any accrued leave used in conjunction with the approved
leave. During approved family care and medical leave, the employee shall retain employee
status with the employer, and the leave shall not constitute a break in service for purposes of
longevity, seniority under any collective bargaining agreement, or employee benefit plan.

If an employee qualifies for and takes unpaid leave in excess of two full and consecutive pay
periods for a qualifying purpose under FCML, the anniversary date and any associated merit
increase shall be extended by an amount which is equivalent to the total unpaid leave.

Any increases to pay or change in benefits which are not dependent upon seniority accrual
during the leave period will be made effective upon the employee’s return to paid status.

COORDINATION OF FMLA/CFRA/PDL

FMLA and CFRA

Leave provided under the County’s FCML policy shall run concurrently with leave taken
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taken under the FMLA for disability on account of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical
leave exceeding twelve workweeks in a twelve month period.

FMLA, CFRA and Worker’s Compensation Leave

Leaves of absence taken due to a work related injury or illness qualify under this policy. The
rules for coordination of benefits for leave of this nature is the same as that for other qualifying
leaves under this policy.

PDL, FMLA and CFRA

Leaves related to medical disability due to pregnancy, childbirth or other related medical
conditions are governed by three separate laws.

Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, if an employee is disabled due to
pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition, she is eligible for Pregnancy Disability
Leave (PDL). PDL provides up to four months of time off for a pregnancy related disability.
Medically approved leave may be taken consecutively or intermittently for the four-month
period. PDL provides job protection for the employee but does not pay medical benefits. An
employee may be eligible for PDL even if she doesn’t meet the qualifications for FMLA/CFRA.

The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations define pregnancy, childbirth
and related medical conditions to be a “serious health condition.” FMLA runs concurrently with
the four months of PDL for up to 12 weeks if the pregnancy disability lasts for the full 12 weeks
of allotted FMLA leave. During the FMLA the employer’s portion of medical, dental and vision
premium payments will continue to be made. The employee’s portion of payments for medical
benefits will be paid out of the employee’s paycheck if the employee is in paid status. If the
employee is in non-paid status, he/she will have to make arrangements to pay his/her portion of
the premiums to the Auditor’s office.

When an employee and his/her spouse are both employed by Butte County, a combined total of
12 workweeks is allowed for family leave for the birth or placement of a child for adoption or
foster care under CFRA/FMLA.

The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) eligibility provides for bonding after the birth of a
baby. CFRA does not start until the mother is released from pregnancy disability by her doctor.
If an employee has not used the full 12 weeks of FMLA, it will run concurrently with CFRA.
An employee must qualify for FMLA when their pregnancy leave first begins in order to qualify
for CFRA. CFRA also provides for continuation of the employer portion of the health, vision and
dental benefits for the 12 week period. If an employee uses her full 12 week entitlement of
continuation of health care benefits during the FMLA/PDL leave and then takes the CFRA after
the birth of her child to bond, the County is not required to pay her health benefits during the
CFRA leave. If an employee has exhausted her PDL/FMLA leave prior to the birth of her baby
then CFRA will be started on the date her PDL runs out.




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The total amount of time available for coordination of PDL, FMLA and CFRA for pregnancy
disability leave is four months and 12 weeks.

Medical Certification - Pregnancy Disability Leave

“Certification” for this purpose means a written communication from the health care provider of
the employee that either the employee is disabled due to pregnancy or that is it medically
advisable for the employee to be transferred to less strenuous or hazardous duties (DFEH reg.
Section 7291.2).

The certification indicating disability necessitating a leave should contain:

The date on which the employee became disabled due to pregnancy;
The probable duration of the period or periods of disability, and
An explanatory statement that, due to the disability, the employee is unable to work at all or is
unable to perform any one or more of the essential functions of her position without undue risk
to herself, the successful completion of her pregnancy, or to other persons.

If an employee must cease work prior to delivery, a medical certification of disability is required
at that time and after delivery. (A pre-delivery statement of disability does not apply once
delivery has occurred since the medical circumstances have changed.) For employees on FMLA
designated leave, the medical information is required in order to know when pregnancy disability
has ended and the 12-week CRFA leave entitlement begins.

Provisions Not Addressed in This Policy

For provisions not addressed herein, the provisions of FMLA, CFRA, PDL shall be controlling.

No Reprisal

In any inquiry or proceeding related to rights guaranteed under this policy, Butte County shall
not discharge, fine, suspend, expel, discriminate against, or refuse to hire, any individual because
of an individual’s sole exercise of the right to family care and medical leave; or for an
individual’s giving information or testimony as to his/her own family care and medical leave, or
another person’s family care and medical leave.




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                      ATTACHMENT
                           D

           Catastrophic Leave Pool
                   Agreement




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CATASTROPHIC LEAVE POOL AGREEMENT

The purpose of the Catastrophic Leave Pool is to enable regular employees to receive and donate
vacation and compensatory time off (CTO) leave credits to assist employees who have no leave
and who will suffer a financial hardship due to prolonged illness or injury to themselves or a
member of their immediate family as defined in Personnel Rules 2.36.

The following conditions shall apply to Catastrophic Leave:

1. Catastrophic leave refers to a leave of absence related to the serious health condition of a
   regular employee and is available to such regular employees (or immediate family member)
   if that employee has exhausted all paid leave through bona fide serious illness or accident.
2. The leave pool shall be administered by the Auditor-Controller.
3. Donations may be made between bargaining units if mutually agreed upon by the respective
   units and the County.
4. Employees must be in regular appointed positions to be eligible for catastrophic leave.
5. The employee may be on disability benefits and use the leave pool credits in the same
   manner that sick leave is used to supplement disability benefits.
6. All donations are to be confidential, between the donating employee and the Auditor-
   Controller.
7. Employees donating to the pool must have forty (40) hours of vacation available after
   making a donation.
8. Donating employees must sign an authorization, including specifying the specific employee
   to be a recipient of the donation.
9. Donations will be subject to applicable laws.
10. The availability of Catastrophic Leave shall not delay or prevent the County from taking
    action to medically separate or disability retire an employee.
11. Catastrophic Leave due to illness or injury of an immediate family member may require
    medical justification as evidence by a physician’s statement that the presence of the
    employee is necessary.
12. Catastrophic leave does not apply to such conditions as the flu, colds, conditions requiring
    less than a pay period’s absence, or to normal pregnancy.
13. Catastrophic leave ends upon an employee’s return to the regular work schedule. If
    additional leave and donations are needed after the employee is returned to the regular
    schedule, a new application must be submitted. If an employee is returned to work on a part-
    time schedule and donations still exist for that individual, the appointing authority must
    submit notification to the payroll division of the employee’s department that intermediate use
    is authorized.


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                               EXHIBIT I

           Flexible Benefit Options




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                         Butte County Flexible Benefits Options
Employee A

1.     Core Plan (must enroll in all three).

       a.     A PERS medical option.

       b.     Dental Plan of America or any of the Delta Dental Plan Options.

       c.     Medical Eye Services Plan.

2.     Flexible Benefit Options.

       a.     Taxable cash back of up to $260.00/month (based on sufficient flex credits).

       b.     Pre-Tax spending accounts:

              Dependent Care.

              Unreimbursed medical expenses.

Employee B

1.     Flexible Benefit Options.

       a.     Taxable cash back of up to $210.00/month (based on sufficient flex credits).

       b.     Pre-Tax spending accounts:

              Dependent Care.

              Unreimbursed medical expenses.




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                         APPENDIX II
                         Personnel Rule

                               Revisions




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PERSONNEL RULE AMENDMENTS

2.     Definitions

       PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT: The appointment to a regular budgeted position
       when no eligible list exists of a person who meets the minimum qualifications of the
       position, for a period of time not to exceed (6) six months in duration or (60) sixty days
       following the establishment of an eligibility list for the position, whichever is less. Such
       appointment is not eligible for departmental promotional recruitments, unless employee
       was a regular help employee within the department immediately prior to the provisional
       appointment.

2.54   REASONABLE CAUSE

       Reasonable cause refers to the condition or conditions existing which may justify the
       discharge, demotion, or suspension of an employee. Reasonable cause may include, but
       not be limited to, the following:

       j) Unexcused absence from duty, abuse of sick leave or excessive absenteeism (except
       for those absences related to qualifying family medical leave)
5.4    SPLIT POSITIONS

       a.    The Director - Human Resources may authorize Physician, Psychiatrist,
              Psychologist, and nursing and health care professional positions to be filled by less
              than full-time employees in any number so long as the total aggregate time in each
              class does not exceed the full-time equivalent of the positions authorized in the
              salary ordinance.

       b.    With the concurrence of the department head, the Director-Human Resources may
             authorize any two (2) employees, within the same classification and department to
             share one (1) allocated position.       All sick leave, vacation leave, earned
             administrative leave and holiday leave shall be prorated on a 50/50 basis. PERS
             retirement accrual shall be calculated on a prorated basis pursuant to PERS
             regulations. Additional hours worked by either of the two parties to this provision
             shall be paid on a straight time (non-overtime) basis up to forty (40) hours in a
             week with prior approval of the immediate supervisor.

6.2    APPLICATIONFOR EXAMINATION

            a)       Veterans’ Preference Points

            For the purposes of this section, a veteran means any person who has served in the
            United States’ Armed Forces and who has been discharged or released under
            conditions other than dishonorable and who served:

                    During the period December 7, 1941 to July 1, 1995; or
                    At least 181 consecutive days since January 31, 1995; or
                    During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992; or


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               In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized, including El
                    Salvador, Grenada, Haiti, Lebanon, Panama, Somalia, Southwest Asia, and Bosnia.
                   The campaign in Iraq and the war on terrorism.

9.6    Electrical Outages Policy

       In the event of a loss of electrical power, any decision to close a County work site must be made by the
       department head or designee; but in no event will employees be required to remain at the workplace if to do
       so would jeopardize individual health or safety

       Employees must remain at work if electrical outages are one to two hours in length during
         the regular work schedule, unless to do so would jeopardize employee health or safety.
         In buildings without generators, alternate lighting sources such as battery lanterns, light
         sticks and such will be used. If service to the public cannot be reasonably provided
         after two hours, the Chief Administrative Officer may make the decision to close a
         building to the public, deploy the employees to generator-powered buildings, or to send
         employees home.
       In the event that it is no longer possible to perform work duties at the current or another departmental work
       site, and the department head (or designee), determines it is necessary to close the work site, the following
       information should be considered and communicated to employees prior to excusing them from work:

       1.       If the blackout occurs close to the regular meal period for employees working at the affected work
                site, supervisors and managers are expected to keep the work site open, but are encouraged to
                allow employees to take a meal break. If a manager chooses to send employees to lunch early due
                to a blackout, employees should be informed to return to their work site immediately following
                completion of their meal break. In these situations, meal breaks should be neither shorter nor
                longer than the employee’s normal assigned meal break.

       2.       Regular employees who are sent home shall be provided “administrative pay” for the balance of
                their regular work day; however, such employees shall remain ready and available to be called
                back to work by their supervisor for the duration of their regular work day should such a
                circumstance arise. Employees who seek approval to leave work without having been ordered to,
                shall use appropriate leave time for the time off.

       3.       Regular employees who are sent home, and who are not called back to work that day will be
                expected to return to work at their regularly scheduled work time on the next scheduled workday.

       4.       If the work site closure extends beyond the first work day of closure, employees are expected to
                remain ready and available for assignment to their original or an other County work site as quickly
                as possible.


11.4   COMPENSATION PAYMENT SCHEDULE

       a) Schedule of Payment. Notwithstanding any provisions of the Personnel Rules to the
       contrary, adjustments to the biweekly salaries for rates shown in those sections of the
       salary schedule which outline the salary plans for classified positions represented by the
       County’s recognized bargaining units, and those sections which outline the salary plans
       for appointed department heads, elected department heads, and appointed officials shall
       be rounded to the nearest whole cent. The biweekly rate for classified positions

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       presented by the County’s recognized bargaining units, shall be calculated by multiplying
       the hourly rate (which is rounded to the hundredth of a cent) by eighty (80) hours.

11.7   PROMOTION

       Regular employees promoted to a position in a classification with a higher salary range
       shall have compensation set at may be paid either at Step 1 of the new salary range or to
       the nearest higher step that is within five dollars ($5.00) of a five percent (5%) increase in
       the biweekly rate. at the nearest higher step that the employee would otherwise be
       entitled on the date the promotion is effective.

12.1 VACATION LEAVE

An employee who has less than six (6) months of uninterrupted service shall not be entitled to
use accrued vacation leave unless specifically approved in writing by the Director of Human
Resources for extraordinary reasons. or to vacation pay upon separation from the classified
service. Employees separating from County employment shall be entitled to a payout of unused
accrued vacation upon separation. Extra-help employees shall not earn vacation.

The maximum vacation accrued on December 31 of any year shall be two (2) times the earning rate.

Upon termination, an employee with more than (6) six months service may be compensated for
all unused vacation accrual.

Vacations shall be taken at the discretion of the appointing authority. A departmental vacation
schedule shall be arranged with time preference given to employees on the basis of seniority.
When an employee is unable to take scheduled vacation during a calendar year due to unusual
and extenuating departmental needs which result in the employee’s annual vacation accrual to
exceed the maximum limits authorized, the department head shall advise the Auditor that the
employee will exceed the annual vacation accrual limits and shall schedule the excess accrual
vacation days to be taken off between the period of January 1 and March 31 of the new calendar
year. Should the employee voluntarily choose not to take the scheduled vacation during the
extension period, the employee shall cease earning vacation accruals until their total vacation
accrual falls below two (2) times the earning rate. Should a department head, as a result of
emergency needs of the County, be unable to schedule the excess accrual vacation days off
during the extension period, the employee shall be paid for the excess accrual of vacation days
following the end of the extension period.

12.2.1 FAMILY CARE AND MEDICAL LEAVE POLICY

       Return to work from FMLA/CFRA
       The use of authorized FMLA/CFRA shall not result in the loss of any benefit accrued
       prior to the start of the FCML, with the exception of any accrued leave used in
       conjunction with the approved leave. During approved family care and medical leave,
       the employee shall retain employee status with the employer, and the leave shall not
       constitute a break in service for purposes of longevity, seniority under any collective
       bargaining agreement, or employee benefit plan.

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         The provisions of Personnel Rules Section 7.2.1 shall apply to this policy with regard to
         probationary extensions due to unpaid absences. If an employee qualifies for and takes
         unpaid leave in excess of two full and consecutive pay periods for a qualifying purpose
         under FCML, the anniversary date and any associated merit increase shall be extended by
         an amount which is equivalent to the total unpaid leave. The minimum amount of time
         that a probationary period may be extended under this policy is two full and consecutive
         pay periods with the understanding that an extension of probation is calculated in
         biweekly increments. Any increases to pay or change in benefits which are not
         dependent upon seniority accrual during the leave period will be made effective upon the
         employee’s return to paid status.

COORDINATION OF PAID FAMILY LEAVE/FMLA/CFRA/PDL

         Paid Family Leave. Paid Family Leave is a component of the State Disability Insurance
         and is administered by the State Employment Development Department’s Disability
         Insurance Branch. A claim with the State Employment Development Department may be
         filed for time taken to:

                                  To care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, or domestic
             partner;
                            To bond with the employee’s new child or the new child for the
           employee’s domestic partner; or
                            To bond with a child in connection with the adoption or foster care
           placement of the child with the employee or the employee’s domestic partner.

         Employees entitled to leave under the Family Medical Leave Act and/or the California
         Family Rights Act must take Paid Family Leave concurrent with the leave taken under
         those acts. Eligibility requirements for Paid Family Leave shall be as set forth in the
         Unemployment Insurance Code.

12.3     BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

        Whenever a regular employee believes it necessary to be absent from duty because of the death of a member
        of the employee’s immediate family, the employee may request permission of the appointing authority to be
        absent for not more than three (3) five (5) working days with pay for each occasion. Any time used in this
        manner shall not be charged to sick leave or vacation, but shall be documented and recorded as bereavement
        leave. In the case of the deaths of individuals other than those defined as “immediate family” who were
        living in the employee’s household as family members, approval for the use of bereavement leave shall be
        on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the Director – Human Resources.

12.10    COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL POLICY

BACKGROUND

This policy applies to County officers and employees, as well as members of boards and
commissions required to travel in or out of the county for the conduct of County business. This
policy also provides for expenses of public employees from other jurisdictions when specifically
referenced in policy provisions set forth below.

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For ease of reference, the Travel Policy is presented in the following sections:

    1.   Definitions
    2.   General Policy
    3.   Approvals Required
    4.   Travel Participants and Number
    5.   Mode of Transportation
    6.   Reimbursement Rates
             a. Maximum Rate Policy
             b. Private Auto
             c. Meals
             d. Lodging
             e. Other
    7.   Advance Payments
    8.   Compliance – Responsibility of Claimant
    9.   Procedures

1) DEFINITIONS

    a) County employee – shall mean any employee of the County of Butte, including
       appointive and elective officers, heads of County departments, and when appropriate, all
       non-salaried members of County commissions or similar County advisory bodies or
       agencies.
    b) Department head Authorization – Signature of department head or designee is required on the claim form.

    c)   Hosting Hotel – shall mean either the hotel where meetings, conferences or training sessions are held or a
         lodging site recommended and/or reserved by the conference/seminar sponsor.

2) GENERAL POLICY

    a) County officers and employees should not suffer any undue loss when required to travel on official County
       business, nor should said individuals gain any undue benefit from such travel.
    b) County officers or employees compelled to travel in the performance of their duties and in the service of
       the County shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses for transportation, parking, tolls and
       other reasonable incidental costs, and shall be reimbursed within maximum rate limits established by the
       Board of Supervisors for lodging, meals, and private auto use. “Actual and necessary expenses” do not
       include alcoholic beverages.

    c)   Travel arrangements should be as economical as practical considering the travel purpose, traveler, and time
         frame available to accomplish the travel mission, available transportation and facilities and time away from
         other duties. Individuals who have been authorized to travel under this policy are expected to take
         advantage of government discounts or travel agency special rates available for car rentals, hotels, and other
         incidental travel requirements.

    d) Employees must obtain prior authorization for travel (i.e., obtain approvals before incurring costs and
       before commencing travel).

    e)   Receipts are required for reimbursement of lodging costs, registration fees, public transportation and for
         other expenses as specified, or as may be required by the Auditor-Controller.

    f)   Personnel Rule 12.10 is incorporated herein by reference. Department heads are responsible for insuring
         that County employees adhere to all aspects of Rule 12.10.



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        g) Department heads will be responsible for approval of travel and transportation expenditures and the
           Auditor-Controller will be responsible for periodic and unannounced audits of such expenditures. Items
           that are questionable charges against the County shall be submitted to the Chief Administrative Officer by
           the department head for consideration and resolution.

        h) The Chief Administrative Officer may, at his or her sole discretion, authorize an exception to requirements
           set forth in this travel policy, based on extenuating circumstances presented by the appropriate, responsible
           department head. Any exception granted by the Chief Administrative Office is to be applied on a case-by-
           case basis and does not set precedent for future policy, unless the Board of Supervisors has formally
           adopted it.

        i)   Double Claiming – To claim reimbursement for the same costs from more than one source (e.g., submitting
             claims for reimbursement to a State or Federal agency or other source and to the County) is prohibited by
             this policy. However, if another source provided only partial reimbursement, the balance up to the limits
             authorized by this policy, may be claimed. Appropriate documentation must be submitted with the claim
             (e.g., the State claim form showing the costs that are being paid by the State).

     3) APPROVALS REQUIRED

        a)   It remains the discretion of the Chief Administrative Officer as to whether or not costs of travel not
             authorized in advance will be reimbursed and whether or not exceptional costs will be reimbursed.

        b) Department head approval is required for subordinate staff when travel involves any of the following:

                    Transportation by common carrier (except BART), e.g., air, train, bus
                    Car rental
                    Out-of-County overnight travel
                    Members of Board or Commissions, or non-County personnel

        c)   Appointed department heads shall submit requests for their own travel only that will be over night and out
             of the County, to the Chief Administrative Officer for review and approval.

        d) Chief Administrative Officer approval is required for any exceptions to the provisions within this policy,
           e.g., travel requests not approved prior to travel, requests exceeding expense guidelines or maximums

     4) TRAVEL PARTICIPANTS AND NUMBER

        a)   It is preferable that department heads and assistants not attend the same out-of-county conference.
             However, where mitigating circumstances exist, the department head should notify the Chief
             Administrative Office with a justification memorandum.

        b) The number of travel participants for each out-of-county event, in most instances, should be limited to one
           or two staff members, and those individuals should be responsible for sharing information with other
           interested parties upon return. However, it is the responsibility of the department head to determine how
           many participants are necessary to travel to each out-of-county event in order to maximize county
           resources.

c)           The following expenses incurred by a member of the Board of Supervisors constitute an allowable County
             charge:
                       Actual expenses for meetings and personal travel, necessarily incurred in the conduct of
                         County Business. This includes, but is not limited to mileage incurred while traveling to and
                         from the Board members’ residence and the location of the chambers of the Board of
                         Supervisors while going to or returning from meetings of the Board of Supervisors.

        d) Non-County personnel travel expenses are not normally provided for since only costs incurred by and for
           County officers and employees on County business are reimbursable. However, reimbursement is

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        allowable for County officers (elected officials and appointed department heads) and employees who have
        incurred expenses for non-County staff in the following circumstances:

            (1) Meals for persons participating on a Human Resources interview panel when deemed appropriate
                by the Director of Human Resources.

            (2) Conferences between County officials and consultants, experts, and public officials other than
                officers of Butte County, which are for the purpose of discussing important issues related to
                County business and policies.

            (3) Transportation expenses for a group of County officers and employees and their consultants, and
                experts on a field trip to gain information necessary to the conduct of County business.

            (4) Lodging expenses for non-County personnel are NOT reimbursable except when special
                circumstances are noted and approved in advance by the Chief Administrative Office. Otherwise,
                such expenses must be part of service contract in order to be paid.

   e)   Any costs incurred by or related to a spouse or companion are not reimbursable

5) MODE OF TRANSPORT

   a)   Transportation shall be by the least expensive and/or most reasonable means available.

   b) Private auto reimbursement may be authorized by the department head for County business travel within
      Butte County and out-of-county and shall be governed by Personnel Rule 12.10.

   c)   Out-of-county travel by County vehicle or private vehicle may be authorized if the final destination of the
        trip does not exceed a four (4) hour driving distance from the County offices, unless to do so would be
        more economical than other means of transport. If air travel would be more economical, but the employee
        prefers to drive even though travel by car would not be in the County’s best interest, the County will
        reimburse transportation equal to the air travel; as any extra days of lodging and meals, etc., will be
        considered a personal, not reimbursable cost of the traveler.

   d) Common carrier travel must be in “coach” class unless otherwise specifically authorized in advance by the
      Chief Administrative Officer. Generally, any costs over and above coach class shall be considered a
      personal, not reimbursable expense of the traveler.

   e)   Rental cars may be used as part of a trip using public transportation if use of a rental car provides the most
        economical and practical means of travel. Rental car costs will not be reimbursed without a receipt and
        department head approval.

6) REIMBURSEMENT RATES

   a)   Maximum Rate Policy - Maximum allowable rates for reimbursement may not be exceeded unless due to
        special circumstances documented by the department head and approved by the Chief Administrative
        Officer. The amount of any reimbursement above the maximum shall be at the sole discretion of the Chief
        Administrative Officer.

   b) Private Auto - Travel by private auto in the performance of “official County business” shall be reimbursed
      at the Federal rate as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.

        Mileage for travel shall be computed from the employees’ designated work place - if
        travel begins from the employee’s residence, mileage shall be calculated from the
        residence or work place, whichever is less. (For example, an employee who lives in



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         Chico and works in Oroville who must drive to a meeting in Sacramento will be
         compensated for travel from Oroville to Sacramento and back to Oroville.)

         The mileage reimbursement rate represents full reimbursement for expenses incurred by a County officer or
         employee (e.g., fuel, normal wear and tear, insurance, etc.) during the use of a personal vehicle in the
         course of service to Butte County.

     c) Meals - Actual meal expenses, and gratuity not to exceed 15% of the bill, or within
        maximum allowable rates set forth below, may be reimbursed routinely for Out-of-
        County travel and for In-County overnight travel. Meals will not be provided for In-
        County travel or meetings that do not involve overnight lodging, unless special
        circumstances are involved such as the following:

             (1) When meals are approved as part of a program for special training sessions, conferences, and
                 workshops.

             (2) When the Director of Human Resources deems it appropriate to provide meals to a Human
                 Resources interview panel.

             (3) When senior managers and/or department heads of the County meet with executives of other
                 governmental agencies, community organizations, or private companies in a breakfast, lunch or
                 dinner setting in order to conduct County business. While such meetings are discouraged unless
                 absolutely necessary to the efficient conduct of County business, such expenses for County
                 managers and appointed department heads require approval by the Chief Administrative Officer.

         An individual eligible for a full day’s meal per diem may be reimbursed for the actual cost
         of meals up to a total of $50.00 per day, including gratuities, without regard as to how
         much is spent on individual meals (e.g., breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks), and without
         receipts. If an employee is on travel status for less than a full day, costs may be
         reimbursed for individual meals within the rates shown below:

    Breakfast may be reimbursed only if an employee’s travel commences at least 2 hours in
    prior to an employee’s regular work schedule.

    Dinner may be reimbursed if travel is of at least 2 hours in duration past the end of the
    employee’s regular work schedule.

         Maximum allowable Meal Reimbursement

                 Breakfast                  $10.00
                 Lunch                      $15.00
                 Dinner                     $25.00
                 Total for full day $50.00/day

     d) Lodging - Lodging within County may be authorized by a department head if assigned activities require an
        employee to spend one or more nights in an area of the County which is distant from their place of
        residence.

             (1) Lodging may be reimbursed up to $150.00 per night plus tax, single occupancy. The Chief
                 Administrative Office may approve extraordinary costs above this limit on a case by case basis
                 when the responsible department head and Chief Administrative Office determine that higher cost
                 is unavoidable, or is in the best interest of the County.



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            (2) Department head authorization is required for lodging at a hosting hotel when the cost of the
                lodging exceeds the limits set forth by this policy. To be eligible for a “hosting hotel”
                classification, the lodging site must be listed on the conference/seminar flyer, brochure or
                conference letterhead and this documentation must accompany the claim for reimbursement.

            (3) Single rates shall prevail except when more than one County employee occupies the room.
                However, nothing in this policy shall be construed to require employees to share sleeping
                accommodations while traveling on County business. In all travel, employees are expected to
                secure overnight accommodations as economically as possible and practical.

            (4) Lodging arrangements should be made, whenever possible and practicable, at hotels/motels which
                offer a government discount, will waive charges to counties for Transient Occupancy Tax, or at
                which the County has established an account. When staying at such a facility, the name of the
                employee and the department must appear on the receipt of the hotel/motel bill.

            (5) Lodging for the night before, prior to, after, or following a conference, training, or meeting is
                discouraged unless it is more efficient and practical to do so. The department head shall make this
                determination based on such factors as distance and weather conditions before approving these
                expenses.

            (6) Personal expenses incurred for lodging (in-room movies, honor bar, snacks, etc) shall not be
                reimbursable.

            (7) Receipts are always required for lodging and must be submitted with the claim for reimbursement.

   e)   Other - All other reasonable and necessary expenses (i.e., parking, shuttle, taxi, etc.) will be reimbursed at
        cost if a receipt is submitted with the claim. Receipts are required except for those charges where receipts
        are not customarily issued, for example, bridge tolls and snow chain installation and removal fees. When
        specific cost guidelines are not provided by the County, reasonableness of the expense shall be considered
        by the department head and Chief Administrative Officer before deciding whether to approve.

            (1) Any costs incurred for alcoholic beverages or tobacco products are not reimbursable.

            (2) Per the Attorney General, the County may not lawfully expend funds to reimburse County
                employees for their expenses in buying meals for legislators or their aides at meetings to discuss
                legislation of interest to the County.

            (3) Personal services such as cleaning, laundering, barbering or similar items shall be considered
                personal expenses and are not reimbursable. However, the Chief Administrative Officer may
                consider unforeseen costs caused by extreme circumstances for reimbursement.

            (4) Gratuities, other than those allowed for meals as outlined above, and personal gifts shall be
                considered personal expenses and are not reimbursable.

7) ADVANCE PAYMENTS

   a)   The Auditor-Controller may provide advance funds for estimated “out of pocket” expenses up to seventy
        five percent (75%), but will not provide advances in an amount less than $100.00. The “out of pocket”
        expenses may include meals, taxi and public transportation, lodging, parking, and pre-registration costs.

   b) Travel advances at 100% will be allowed for all personnel who are attending required P.O.S.T or STC
      training. Documentation to support that it is P.O.S.T. or STC approved training must be submitted with the
      request for advance.

   c)   Rental car expenses will not be eligible for an advance unless the car rental is included as part of the flight
        reservation. Individuals authorized to rent a vehicle must possess a valid California driver’s license.

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   d) Travel that is canceled or postponed for more than 30 days requires that any advanced funds be returned to
      the Auditor-Controller’s office within five (5) working days of the scheduled departure date. If the advance
      is not returned within this time frame, the employee could jeopardize their standing to receive advances in
      the future.

8) COMPLIANCE – RESPONSIBILITY OF CLAIMANT

   a)   It is the responsibility of the claimant to understand and follow all policies and procedures herein in order
        to receive reimbursement for mileage, travel and expense claims. Any form completed improperly or
        procedure not followed may result in the return of a claim without reimbursement.

   b) Documentation required for reimbursement shall substantially conform to IRS requirements to substantiate
      business expenses by adequate records or sufficient evidence corroborating the amount, time and place, and
      business purposes. The primary evidence supporting these requirements shall be receipt. Claims submitted
      without proper documentation and department head authorization will be denied or reduced accordingly.

9) PROCEDURES

   a)   Authorization to incur expenses must be obtained as set forth in this County policy and as may be directed
        by the department.

   b) To request a travel advance, an employee must submit a Travel Advance Form with department head
      approval showing the estimated cost of the trip to the Auditor-Controller’s Office no later than 15 working
      days prior to the date of departure.

   c)   Forms which require Chief Administrative Office approval should be submitted to the Chief Administrative
        Office after department head approval at least 7 to 10 days prior to travel to allow time for processing
        through County Administration and the Auditor-Controller’s Department.

   d) Travel reimbursement claims and documentation of expenditures following travel advance are due to the
      Auditor-Controller within 30 calendar days after completion of travel. The due date may be extended if
      deemed appropriate by the County Auditor-Controller following written request by the department head
      outlining the extenuating circumstances that justify such extension. Claims must itemize expenses as
      indicated on claim forms, and must be processed with receipts attached.

   e)   The amount of any travel advance provided shall be shown on the claim form and shall be deducted from
        the total of all expenses listed on the claim form. If the amount advanced exceeds the actual expense, a
        remittance, in the form of a personal check or money order only, must accompany the claim and be
        submitted to the Auditor-Controller’s Office. Said claim must be submitted to the Auditor-Controller’s
        Office within 30 calendar days. It is the responsibility of the department head to ensure that any excess
        travel advances are returned to the County.

   f)   The County Auditor-Controller upon receipt of properly completed claim forms will provide
        reimbursements expeditiously. The Auditor-Controller’s Office shall promptly review claims to determine
        completeness, and if found incomplete will return the request to the claimant noting the areas of deficiency.

   g) Personal Mileage and Expense Claim forms should be completed for each calendar month, one month per
      claim form. These monthly claims are due to the Auditor-Controller within 45 days following the end of
      the month; however, the deadline may be extended if deemed appropriate by the County Auditor-
      Controller. If monthly amounts to be claimed by an individual are too small to warrant processing at the
      end of the month (i.e., less than $10.00), the claims for an individual may be accumulated and processed in
      a batch when a reasonable claim amount has accrued. In any event, such claims shall be made and
      submitted to the County Auditor-Controller for accounting and payment within the same fiscal year as the
      expense was incurred, with the allowable exception of travel expenses incurred in mid-June.


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