Long Beach, CA
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File #: 13-0926    Version: 1 Name: HR - MOU for Various Unions
Type: Resolution Status: Unfinished Business
File created: 10/3/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/22/2013 Final action: 10/22/2013
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution approving the Amendments to the existing Memoranda of Understanding with the Long Beach Association of Engineering Employees, Long Beach Managers Association, Long Beach Association of Confidential Employees and the Long Beach Lifeguards Association; applying the terms of compensation of the Amendments to the existing Memoranda of Understanding to the City Manager and amending his contract; applying the terms of compensation of the Amendments to the existing Memoranda of Understanding to unrepresented management employees as approved by applicable appointing authorities or governing boards;
Attachments: 1. 102213-R-16sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-13-0099.pdf
Related files: 13-0927, 13-0928, 13-1006, 13-0971
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution approving the Amendments to the existing Memoranda of Understanding with the Long Beach Association of Engineering Employees, Long Beach Managers Association, Long Beach Association of Confidential Employees and the Long Beach Lifeguards Association; applying the terms of compensation of the Amendments to the existing Memoranda of Understanding to the City Manager and amending his contract; applying the terms of compensation of the Amendments to the existing Memoranda of Understanding to unrepresented management employees as approved by applicable appointing authorities or governing boards;

DISCUSSION
Since May 2013, City management representatives and representatives of the Long Beach Association of Engineering Employees (LBAEE), Long Beach Managers Association (LBMA), Long Beach Association of Confidential Employees (LBACE), and the Long Beach Lifeguards Association (LBLGA) have had a number of negotiation sessions regarding their open contracts. Based upon the direction given to the City’s negotiating team at the City Council’s Closed Session of July 9, 2013, to extend the offer to the four open contracts and on August 13, 2013, to extend the same terms of that offer to the City Manager, these meetings have concluded and the amendments to the Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) have been jointly signed by City representatives and representatives of the four Associations.

The agreements use the same methodology as the previous agreements with the Police, Fire and IAM associations. The major provisions of the amendments are agreement for pension reform, full employee pick-up with six percent offset for Miscellaneous and seven percent offset for Safety, equity adjustments of five percent in FY 14, and four percent in FY 15 (1 percent for LBACE) to achieve parity and restore the balance throughout the organization, two-year contract terms through September 30, 2015, and contract re-openers for sick leave conversion and FLSA...

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