Long Beach, CA
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File #: 13-0928    Version: 1 Name: HR - EPMC Lifeguards Reso
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/14/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/5/2013 Final action: 11/5/2013
Title: Adopt resolution for paying and reporting the value of the Employer Paid Member Contributions (EPMC) to the California Public Employees Retirement System for employees represented by the Long Beach Lifeguards Associations. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Human Resources
Attachments: 1. 102213-R-16sr&att.pdf, 2. 110513-UB-11sr&att.pdf, 3. RES-13-0110.pdf
Related files: 13-0971, 13-0927, 13-0926, 13-1006
TITLE
Adopt resolution for paying and reporting the value of the Employer Paid Member Contributions (EPMC) to the California Public Employees Retirement System for employees represented by the Long Beach Lifeguards Associations. (Citywide)

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 straight overtime. These four units have not received any salary increase since FY 08 (with the exception of 3 percent for Confidential in FY 09). The agreements provide an equivalent salary increase of 1.3 percent per year when averaged from FY 09 to FY 15.

Pursuant to the Amendments and pending approval of the Resolutions, effective October 1, 2013, or shortly thereafter, “classic” CalPERS...

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