AFSCME & SEIU Extra Help MOU Exhibit C: Definitions

I. Extra-help

Usage:

  • Temporary absence of a regular employee
  • Short-term variation in workload
  • Short-term special project/assignment/pilot program
  • Temporary filling of a vacant position

Eligible Classifications:

Classifications represented by AFSCME and SEIU, other than seasonal/periodic and relief.

Compensation:

Hourly wage, at the same rate of pay as regular employees who are in the same classification

Health Benefits:

Eligible under the criteria listed in Section 17, Hospitalization and Medical Care Hours Limitations:

Cannot work more than 1,040 hours in a fiscal year, unless an exemption is filed by the department and approved by the County Manager’s Office

II. Seasonal/Periodic Usage:

Operational need for increased staffing is on a predictable seasonal or periodic basis

Eligible Classifications:

  • Seasonal –Park Aide and Pest Detection Specialist
  • Periodic – Election Technician

Compensation:

Hourly wage. For all but the Park Aide classification, the wage is at the same rate of pay as regular employees who are in the same classification

Health Benefits:

Eligible under the criteria listed in Section 17, Hospitalization and Medical Care Hours Limitations:

Cannot work more than 1,040 hours in a fiscal year, unless an exemption is filed by the department and approved by the County Manager’s Office

III. Relief

Usage:

Where there is an ongoing need, based on health/safety requirements in certain 24/7 County operations, for an ongoing relief pool of skilled professionals who work on a per diem basis.

Eligible Classifications:

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist I/II Communications Dispatcher I/II Electrograph Technician I/II Imaging Specialist
  • Laboratory Assistant I/II
  • Licensed Psychiatric Technician Licensed Vocational Nurse Medical Records Coder I/II Medical Records Technician I/II Operating Room Technician Pharmacist
  • Radiologic Technologist I/II/III Residential Counselor I/II
  • Respiratory Therapist I/II/III Shelter Care Counselor I/II

Compensation:

The hourly wage for relief classifications is 5% above the rate for regular employees in the same classification.

Health Benefits:

Relief workers are not covered by Section 17, Hospitalization and Medical Care. Hours Limitations:

Relief workers are not limited to working 1,040 hours per fiscal year.