PDA 19. Change in Employee Benefit Plans

19.1 During the term of this MOU, the County and PDA shall investigate the feasibility of revising medical plan(s) coverage and/or plan(s) and strategies to integrate wellness program participation into benefit insurance cost structure, including FSA debit cards. The Benefits Committee will be composed of County and labor representatives, not to exceed two (2) representatives from each participating labor organization and four (4) County representatives.

Sick Leave Credit:
Effective July 1, 2017, the County and Association will reopen Section 16.9 regarding the elimination of the Additional Sick Leave Credit; however; meetings pursuant to the reopener shall not exceed three (3) except by mutual agreement, and changes to Section 16.9 of the MOU shall not be made except by mutual agreement.

19.2 Agreements reached as part of the Benefits Committee may be implemented outside of negotiations if employee organizations representing a majority of employees agree, providing, however, all employee organizations are given an opportunity to meet and confer regarding such agreements.

19.3 Agreements reached with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) or Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on Health Plan design changes will be applied to the PDA bargaining unit. This does not apply to changes in premium cost sharing between the County and employees. The intent of this language is to establish a “me-too” agreement regarding Health Plan design changes.