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					                        Federation of Physicians and Dentists / State Employees Attorneys Guild
                                     Selected Exempt Service (SES) Attorneys Unit
                                          Status of Collective Bargaining as of February 4, 2010
                                                     2010-2011 Reopener Negotiations

                                                     Articles at Impasse: 17, 18 and 19


          Article       Status                      State’s Proposals                       Union’s Proposals     Comments
4 – No Discrimination   Tentatively             State’s 01-26-10 Proposal:                                      The State and the
                        agreed to on                                                                            Union tentatively
                        02/04/10.      Section 1 is retitled: Non-Discrimination                                agreed to the
                                       policy – Age, Sex, Race, Color, Religious                                State’s 01-26-10
                                       Creed, National Origin, Physical Handicap,                               proposal during
                                                                                                                02-04-10
                                       Protected Union Activity                                                 negotiation
                                                                                                                session         by
                                       Section 1 (A) is revised to read:                                        signing       and
                                                                                                                dating         the
                                       The State and the Union shall not                                        proposal.
                                       discriminate against any employee for any
                                       reason prohibited by law. Employees shall
                                       have the rights afforded by Article 1,                                   State’s proposal
                                       Section 6, of the Florida Constitution                                   is in response to
                                       and Chapter 447, Florida Statutes.                                       Union’s proposal
                                       Consistent with Chapter 447, Florida                                     for Article 7,
                                                                                                                Section     1(A).
                                       Statutes, public employees in the State of
                                                                                                                Union’s proposed
                                       Florida have the right to self-organization,                             language       is
                                       to form, join, or assist labor unions or labor                           germane        to
                                       organizations or to refrain from such                                    Article 4, not
                                       activity, to bargain collectively through                                Article 7.
                                       representatives of their own choosing, and
                                       to engage in concerted activities, for the
                                       purpose of collective bargaining or other
                                       mutual aid or protection.

                                       Section 1 (B) and (C): maintain status quo
                            Federation of Physicians and Dentists / State Employees Attorneys Guild
                                         Selected Exempt Service (SES) Attorneys Unit
                                             Status of Collective Bargaining as of February 4, 2010
                                                        2010-2011 Reopener Negotiations

                                                        Articles at Impasse: 17, 18 and 19

         Article            Status                     State’s Proposals                       Union’s Proposals     Comments
                                           language.

                                           Section 2 – Non-Discrimination –Union
                                           Activities: maintains status quo language.

7-Employee Standards of     Tentatively            State’s 01-26-10 Proposal:                                      The State and the
  Conduct and Performance   agreed to on                                                                           Union tentatively
                            02/04/10.      Section 1 – Standards of Conduct and                                    agreed to the
                                           Performance: maintains status quo language.                             State’s
                                                                                                                   01-26-10
                                           Section 2 – Employee Certifications:                                    proposal during
                                           maintains status quo language.                                          02-04-10
                                                                                                                   negotiations by
                                           Section 3 – Confidentiality Requirements:                               signing       and
                                           maintains status quo language.                                          dating         the
                                                                                                                   proposal.
                                           Adds new Section, Section 4 – Employee
                                           Representation Right:

                                           An employee may request a union
                                           representative be present to advise
                                           and/or assist the employee during
                                           any investigation meeting in which
                                           the employee is being questioned
                                           relative to alleged misconduct of the
                                           employee. Upon the request of the
                                           employee, the purpose of the
                                           investigation will be explained.
                            Federation of Physicians and Dentists / State Employees Attorneys Guild
                                         Selected Exempt Service (SES) Attorneys Unit
                                         Status of Collective Bargaining as of February 4, 2010
                                                    2010-2011 Reopener Negotiations

                                                    Articles at Impasse: 17, 18 and 19

         Article            Status                 State’s Proposals                         Union’s Proposals                  Comments


                                      Adds new Section, Section 5 – State Denial
                                      of Representation:

                                      The employer may refuse a request
                                      for a union representative during an
                                      investigatory interview not intended
                                      to   lead   to   discipline  of  the
                                      interviewed employee.         If the
                                      interview transitions to questions,
                                      which may lead to the discipline of
                                      the interviewed employee, he or she
                                      may have union representation for
                                      the interview to continue.

17-Training and Education   Open               State’s 01-26-10 Proposal:                 Union’s 12-28-09 Proposal:          OPB costing of
                                                                                                                              Union’s Proposal
                                      Maintains status quo language.               Section 1(A)-Professional Education: for Article
                                                                                   maintains status quo language.             17(1)(A)(1):
                                                                                                                              Indeterminate.
                                                                                   Section 1(A)(1) the 5th sentence of
                                                                                   existing status quo language is revised to
                                                                                   read:

                                                                                   If education or training is required for
                                                                                   employees to remain in their position the
                                                                                   employees attendance at required training
                                                                                   or education courses shall be considered
                                                                                   hours of work. ; When approved by the
                                                                                   Agency and, the employees shall be
                     Federation of Physicians and Dentists / State Employees Attorneys Guild
                                  Selected Exempt Service (SES) Attorneys Unit
                                  Status of Collective Bargaining as of February 4, 2010
                                             2010-2011 Reopener Negotiations

                                             Articles at Impasse: 17, 18 and 19

           Article   Status                  State’s Proposals                               Union’s Proposals                   Comments
                                                                                  reimbursed for the cost of required training
                                                                                  and or education for the maintenance of
                                                                                  required licensures or certifications as
                                                                                  required by law.

                                                                                  Section 1(A)(1) has new last sentence
                                                                                  proposed:

                                                                                  Unit employees will be entitled to up to
                                                                                  14 days per year with pay for Continuing
                                                                                  Legal Education (CLE).

                                                                                  Section 1(2), (3) and (4) maintain status
                                                                                  quo language.

18-Wages             Open                State’s 01-27-10 Proposal:                       Union’s 12-28-09 Proposal:

                               SECTION 1 - Performance Bonuses                    Section 1-Pay Provisions:

                               (A)     From each agency’s available funds in      Pay shall be in accordance with the Fiscal
                               the Salaries and Benefits category, each agency    Year 2010-2011 as provided for in this
                               head is provided the authority to grant non-       Agreement.
                               recurring lump sum performance bonuses to
                               permanent employees in order to recruit, retain,   Increases to base rate of pay shall be in
                               and reward quality personnel. Each eligible        accordance with state law and the General
                               employee may receive a non-recurring one-          Appropriations Act this Agreement.
                               time lump sum bonus payment of up to one
                               thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) plus     Section 2-Savings Sharing Program:
                               applicable taxes. No lump-sum bonus shall be       maintains status quo language.
                               paid prior to June 1, 2011.
          Federation of Physicians and Dentists / State Employees Attorneys Guild
                       Selected Exempt Service (SES) Attorneys Unit
                       Status of Collective Bargaining as of February 4, 2010
                                  2010-2011 Reopener Negotiations

                                  Articles at Impasse: 17, 18 and 19

Article   Status                 State’s Proposals                              Union’s Proposals                   Comments
                                                                      Section 3-Performance Pay:                OPB costing of
                    (B)    Eligible employees are those who are,                                                Union’s Proposal
                    at a minimum, meeting their required              Each agency is authorized to grant merit for Article 18,
                    performance standards.                            pay increases to employees based upon Section 3:
                                                                      exemplary performance as evidenced by a $1.1m.
                    SECTION 2 – Pay Provisions                        performance evaluation conducted pursuant
                                                                      to Rule 60L-35, Florida Administrative
                    Wages shall be in accordance with state law       Code. Employees receiving an Exceeds
                    and the General Appropriations Act.               Expectations Performance Evaluation
                    Contingent upon the availability of funds and     will receive a 3% increase in wages; an
                    salary rate, each agency is authorized to         Exemplary Performance Rating a 5%
                    provide:                                          increase in wages.
                    (A)      Salary    increases    to  any    job
                    classifications or job occupations that are       Creates Section     4-Competitive    Pay
                    experiencing excessive turnover or recruitment    Adjustments:
                    difficulties;
                    (B)      Merit pay increases; and                 (A)Each employee shall, effective July 1,   OPB costing of
                    (C)      Salary equity increases.                 2010 receive a 7% increase in wages.        Union’s Proposal
                                                                      The Governor will recommend such            for Article 18,
                    SECTION 3 – Savings Sharing Program               increase in his proposed budget to the      Section 4(A):
                                                                      Legislature.                                $3.4m.
                    (A)     In    accordance      with      section
                    110.1245(1), Florida Statutes, individual (B)An employee who currently has                    OPB costing of
                    employees or teams of employees may be    satisfactorily    achieved     Specialty            Union’s Proposal
                    eligible for “profit-sharing” for ideas orCertification or does satisfactorily                for Article 18,
                    programs that result in a budget savings to the
                                                              achieve such Certification will be                  Section 4(B):
                    state.                                    recognized for such achievement by                  Indeterminate.
                                                              receiving a certification adjustment of
                    (B)     Agency heads may recommend to the
                                                              5% in wages.
                    Legislative Budget Commission employees
                    who generated cost savings to share in a
                        Federation of Physicians and Dentists / State Employees Attorneys Guild
                                     Selected Exempt Service (SES) Attorneys Unit
                                     Status of Collective Bargaining as of February 4, 2010
                                                2010-2011 Reopener Negotiations

                                                Articles at Impasse: 17, 18 and 19

          Article       Status                  State’s Proposals                             Union’s Proposals                    Comments
                                  portion of these savings.                         (C)An employee assigned above grade or       OPB costing of
                                                                                    assuming additional responsibilities will    Union’s Proposal
                                                                                    receive an additional 10% in wages while     for Article 18,
                                  SECTION 4 – Wage Increases & Payments
                                                                                    performing such duties.                      Section 4(C):
                                  Subject to General Appropriations Act
                                                                                                                                 Indeterminate.
                                  In the event the 2010 Legislature provides a
                                  different or additional funding for the above-
                                                                                    (D)Current employees will have their         OPB costing of
                                  specified wage increases and payments, the
                                                                                    rate of pay adjusted to a minimum of 5%      Union’s Proposal
                                  State and the Union agree that such increases
                                                                                    above the rate of hire of any new            for Article 18,
                                  and payments shall be administered in
                                                                                    employee performing and assigned the         Section 4(D):
                                  accordance with the provisions of the FY 2010-
                                                                                    same or similar duties.                      Indeterminate.
                                  2011 General Appropriations Act, and any
                                  other relevant statutes. The State and the
                                  Union agree to meet and negotiate with regard
                                  to the administration of any different level of
                                  appropriation.
19-Insurance Benefits   Open               State’s 01-27-10 Proposal:                      Union’s 12-28-09 Proposal:

                                   Health Insurance benefits will be                Health insurance benefits will be provided
                                  provided in accordance with the                   in accordance with the 2006 General
                                  2006 General Appropriations Act of                Appropriations Act of the General
                                  the General Session of the Florida                Session of the Florida Legislature as
                                  Legislature as enacted into law.                  enacted into law. as prescribed by this
                                                                                    Agreement.
                                  (A) The State agrees to administer the
                                  State Employees Group Health Self-                (A)   The    State   agrees   to
                                  Insurance Plan in accordance with the             administer the State Employees
                                  General Appropriations Act for the                Group Health Self-Insurance Plan
                                  applicable year and, if provided, the             in accordance with the General
                                  Summary Statement of Intent, as well as           Appropriations   Act   for   the
          Federation of Physicians and Dentists / State Employees Attorneys Guild
                       Selected Exempt Service (SES) Attorneys Unit
                      Status of Collective Bargaining as of February 4, 2010
                                 2010-2011 Reopener Negotiations

                                Articles at Impasse: 17, 18 and 19

Article   Status                State’s Proposals                           Union’s Proposals                    Comments
                    any statutory provision effecting the plan   applicable year and, if provided,
                    or its operation.                            the Summary Statement of Intent,
                                                                 as well as any statutory provision
                    (B) Further, as provided in Chapter 110,     effecting the plan or its operation.
                    Part V, Florida Statutes, and Chapter
                    60P-6.0075(4), F.A.C., the State shall       Section (B) is relabeled Section (A) with
                    pay for the following Insurance coverage     part of the first sentence stricken:
                    for each full-time member:
                                                                 Further, as provided in Chapter 110,
                    1: 100% of the premium for the State         Part V, Florida Statutes, and Chapter
                    individual life insurance policy.            60P-6.0075(4), F.A.C. The State shall pay
                                                                 for the following insurance coverage for
                    2: 100% of the premium for the               each full-time member and retirement
                    individual or family State group health      benefits as follows:
                    insurance plan; or up to an equal dollar
                    amount for a health maintenance              The remainder of relabeled Section (A)
                    organization premium.                        maintains status quo language.
                    3: 100% of the premium of the State          Creates (A)(4):
                    individual disability insurance policy.
                                                                 Maintain the current retirement benefit       OPB costing of
                                                                 as prescribed by law except for those         Union’s Proposal
                                                                 bargaining unit members that work at          for Article
                                                                 risk, i.e., trial attorneys, interact with    19(A)(4):
                                                                 inmates behind the fences, interact with      $1.5m.
                                                                 patients in forensic institutions and
                                                                 provide services in high health risk areas.
                                                                 Employees working in the risk
                                                                 environment shall be placed in “Special
                                                                 Risk” retirement.
          Federation of Physicians and Dentists / State Employees Attorneys Guild
                       Selected Exempt Service (SES) Attorneys Unit
                      Status of Collective Bargaining as of February 4, 2010
                                 2010-2011 Reopener Negotiations

                               Articles at Impasse: 17, 18 and 19

Article   Status               State’s Proposals                         Union’s Proposals              Comments

                                                              Creates (A)(5):
                                                                                                      OPB costing of
                                                              Each Agency shall reimburse or pay      Union’s Proposal
                                                              directly bargaining unit employee Bar   for Article
                                                              Dues.                                   19(A)(5):
                                                                                                      $151k.

				
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