Union of American Physicians and Dentists Biweekly Salaries: 06/21/2015 Job Profile ID Job Profile Name Range  A  B  C  D  E F140 Adult Psychiatrist 10318  $ 6,603.20  $ 6,981.60  $ 7,383.20  $ 7,806.40  $ 8,254.40 F122 Child Psychiatrist 10701  $ 7,241.60  $ 7,656.80  $ 8,096.80  $ 8,560.80 F032 Dentist 7984  $ 5,109.60  $ 5,403.20  $ 5,712.00  $ 6,040.00  $ 6,387.20 B169 Dentist – Unclassified 7984  $ 5,109.60  $ 5,403.20  $ 5,712.00  $ 6,040.00  $ 6,387.20 B130 Psychiatric Resident – Unclassified 3542  $ 2,396.80  $ 2,533.60  $ 2,679.20  $ 2,833.60 F124 Staff Physician 9568  $ 6,475.20  $ 6,846.40  $ 7,239.20  $ 7,654.40 F123 Staff Physician –Read More →

The following list summarizes the various benefit programs in effect as of the writing of this MOU:   MEDICAL (Active): The County and covered employees share in the cost of health care premiums. The County will pay eighty-five percent (85%) of the total premium for the Kaiser HMO, Blue Shield HMO, Kaiser High Deductible Health Plan or Blue Shield High Deductible Plan, and covered employees will pay fifteen percent (15%) of the total plan premium. Alternatively, the County will pay seventy-five percent (75%) of the total premium for the Blue Shield POS Plan, and covered employees will pay twenty-five percent (25%) of the total premiumRead More →

Subject to applicable federal regulations, the County agrees to provide a deferred compensation plan that allows employees to defer compensation on a pre-tax basis through payroll deduction. Effective January 1, 2016, each new employee will be automatically enrolled in the County’s Deferred Compensation program, at the rate of one percent (1%) of their pre-tax wages, unless he or she chooses to opt out or to voluntarily change deferrals to greater than or less than the default one percent (>1%) as allowed in the plan or as allowed by law. The pre-tax deduction will be invested in the target fund associated with the employees’ date ofRead More →

39.1     Employees Placed in Plan 5. Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who are placed in Plan 5 by SamCERA will be subject only to the applicable provisions of sections 38.1 and 38.2 of Section 38 above. 39.2     Employees Placed in Plan 7. Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who are placed in Plan 7 by SamCERA will not be subject to any provisions in Section 38 unless specifically negotiated. Such employees will receive up to a two percent (2%) retirement COLA.Read More →

38.1    Unit member’s options for coverage by retirement plan are described by plan brochures which are available from the Retirement Office. For unit members hired on or after 7/13/97, Plan 2 COLA is reduced to up to a two percent (2%) COLA and retirement is calculated on average salary of the three highest twelve (12) consecutive months rather than single highest year. 38.2   Effective July 19, 2015, the County shall discontinue employer pick up the employee’s statutorily required retirement contribution. 38.3    The benefit enhancement under Government Code section 31676.14 (2% @55.5) shall be applicable only to those employees who retire after the County’s implementation ofRead More →

In the event that any provision of this Memorandum of Understanding is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision of the Memorandum of Understanding shall be null and void but such nullification shall not affect any other provisions of this Memorandum of Understanding, all of which other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.Read More →

Both management and bargaining unit members are committed to providing excellent medical care for residents of the County. In order to further this objective, the parties agree to form a Primary Care Performance Improvement Committee as outlined below. The Committee will be organized under the Performance Improvement and Quality Assurance Department of the hospital. The purpose of the Committee will be to jointly discuss and address clinical care issues. There will be regularly scheduled meetings held monthly as set by the Committee for not more than two (2) hours per meeting. Meetings may be cancelled by mutual agreement. The Committee will be comprised of fiveRead More →

The County may reimburse a unit member for tuition and related fees paid for taking courses of study in an off-duty status if the subject matter content of the course is closely related to the unit member’s present or probable future work assignments. Limits to the amount of reimbursable expense may be set by the Human Resources Department Director with concurrence of the County Manager. There must be a reasonable expectation that the unit member’s work performance or value to the County will be enhanced as a result of the course of study. Courses taken as part of a program of study for a collegeRead More →

Beginning July 1, 2013, physicians may be reimbursed for up to two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) per fiscal year for educational expenses authorized for maintenance of their licensure/certification. For educational reimbursement, proof of completion shall be provided to the department head along with reimbursement request. When such educational expense is authorized for training, physicians may be reimbursed for related travel expenses from the two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00), provided the travel expense is directly related to the training or coursework. Physicians may also use the two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) to be reimbursed for the purchase of smartphones, iPads or tablets, relatedRead More →

If a unit member covered by this MOU suffers loss of compensation due to the inequitable application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures and where said loss of compensation is not subject to the grievance procedure specified in Section 31, the unit member shall attempt to resolve the matter with the immediate supervisor. If unable to resolve the matter satisfactorily, the unit member or the unit member’s Union representative may submit the complaint in writing to Employee Relations with a copy to the Human Resources Department Director. If this matter is not resolved by Employee Relations within thirty working days from the date of receiptRead More →

30.1     Definition A grievance is any dispute which involves the interpretation or application of any provision of this Memorandum of Understanding excluding, however, those provisions of this Memorandum of Understanding which specifically provide that the decision of any County official shall be final, the interpretation or application of those provisions not being subject to the grievance procedure. If a unit member files an EEOC, DFEH or administrative EEO Complaint with the EEO Coordinator, the issue will no longer be subject to this grievance procedure, but will be processed in accordance with regulations or procedures governing the processing of said complaints. 30.2    Procedure Grievances shall beRead More →

29.1     Upon reclassification of filled positions, the Human Resources Department Director shall determine whether the action constitutes an upward, lateral or downward movement of the level of the position. (1)        Downward: The incumbent will be assigned to a vacant position in the same department in the same class previously held. In lieu of reassignment, the incumbent may accept a demotion in the reallocated position. If neither of these options are exercised, the layoff procedure in the Civil Service rules will be employed. (2)        Lateral: The status of the incumbent will remain unchanged in the classification to which the position is reallocated. (3)        Upward: The HumanRead More →

When a unit member has been assigned in writing by the department head or designated representative to perform the work of a permanent position having a different classification and being paid at a higher rate, and if he/she has worked in such classification for forty (40) consecutive work hours he/she shall be entitled to payment for the higher classification, as prescribed for Promotions in Section 5.6 of this Memorandum of Understanding retroactive to the first workday and continuing during the period of temporary assignment, under the conditions specified below: (1)        The assignment is caused by the absence of the incumbent; (2)        The unit member performsRead More →

No unit member shall be required regularly to perform duties of a position outside of the classification to which appointed. However, unit members may be assigned temporarily duties outside their classifications. In addition, under the conditions described in the Rules of the Civil Service Commission, a department head may temporarily assign to unit members whatever duties are necessary to meet the requirements of an emergency situation.Read More →

The appointing authority may dismiss, suspend, reduce in step or demote any unit member in the classified service provided the rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission are followed. If he/she does not appeal such action to the Civil Service Commission within fourteen (14) days after receipt of such charges, as provided in Section 507, Article V of the Charter, a permanent unit member shall have the right to appeal such action in accordance with the provisions of Section 31.2 (3) and (4) unless his/her objection to the action has been resolved earlier in accordance with Section 31.2 (1) or (2). A permanent classified unit member mayRead More →

When organizational changes result in geographical displacement of a unit member, the department head shall establish criteria for the selection of unit members to be relocated based on his/her determination of the needs of the department. The department head shall consider such job related factors as he/she deems appropriate including, but not limited to, experience in the particular work, length of service in the class and special skills possessed by unit members. The County shall discuss these criteria with the Union before selecting unit members for displacement.Read More →

24.1    Examinations (1)        Open Examinations: Any person who meets the minimum qualifications for the job classification may compete. (2)        General Promotional Examinations: Permanent and probationary unit members who have served at least six months in such status prior to the date of the examination are eligible to compete. Persons who have been laid off and whose names are on a reemployment list are also eligible provided they had served at least six months prior to layoff. Persons in unclassified positions who previously held positions in the classified service and who did not have a break in County service between the classified and unclassified appointments areRead More →

23.1     Length Probationary unit members shall undergo a probationary period of One thousand forty (1040) regular hours, unless a longer period, not to exceed Two thousand eighty (2080) regular hours is prescribed by the Civil Service Commission for the class. Individual probationary periods may be extended with good cause upon request of the department head and concurrence of the Human Resources Department Director; however, no probationary period shall exceed Two thousand eighty (2080) regular hours. If a unit member is incapacitated due to medical conditions and is reassigned to work that is not part of his/her normal duties, the probation period for the primary jobRead More →

22.1     Eligibility The County shall continue to provide its present long-term disability income protection plan for permanent unit members at no cost to said unit members; provided however, that in order to be eligible for such plan, unit members must have been employed by the County for three (3) or more years. 22.2     Waiting Period Effective with disabilities commencing on or after January 1, 1988, the one hundred and twenty day (120) disability period required to qualify for long term income protection shall no longer require continuous disability but shall be cumulative for any single medically verified illness or injury within a period of six (6) full monthsRead More →

21.1     Coverage Effective the first full pay period following ratification and approval of the agreement between the parties, Unit members shall be covered by life insurance and accidental death insurance as follows: The County shall provide Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) of life insurance for each unit member and Five Hundred Dollars ($500) of life insurance for the unit member’s spouse and up to a maximum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) of life insurance for each of the unit member’s children, depending on ages. The County shall provide an additional One Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars ($110,000) of life insurance payable to the unit member’s beneficiary if theRead More →

20.1     The San Mateo County Union of American Physicians and Dentists agrees that it will participate in good faith discussions concerning the County’s Health Plans. Both parties agree that revisions in Health Plans or in the contribution ratio between the County and the employee may be necessary to retain an equitable relationship between the gross premium and the County/employee contribution to that premium. The County agrees to provide information to support and inform such discussions. 20.2     Health Plan Initiated Changes Health plan changes that are initiated by the health plan based on either legislative/regulatory changes or health plan organization policy changes are provided to employersRead More →

19.1     There is a Ten Dollar co‑pay for examinations and a Ten Dollar co‑pay for materials. The County will continue to pay One hundred percent (100%) of the premium for the Vision Care Plan. 19.2     Effective October 1, 1995, the County will add children and young adult dependents of domestic partners to the Vision Care Plan.Read More →

18.1     The County shall contribute a sum equal to ninety percent (90%) of the premium for the County Plan and for the Safeguard Plan. All unit members must participate in one of these plans. 18.2     During a unit member’s first year of employment with the County, there shall be a cap on County Dental Plan coverage consisting of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) deductible and sixty percent (60%) U.C.R. 18.3     There is an annual Twenty-five Hundred Dollars ($2,500) per person maximum benefit in the County Dental Plan. 18.4     Effective October 1, 1995, the County will add children and young adult dependents of domestic partners to theRead More →

17.1     Payment of Healthcare Premiums The County and covered employees share in the cost of health care premiums. The County will pay eighty-five percent (85%) of the total premium for the Kaiser HMO, Blue Shield HMO, Kaiser High Deductible Health Plan or Blue Shield High Deductible Plan, and covered employees will pay fifteen percent (15%) of the total plan premium. Alternatively, the County will pay seventy-five percent (75%) of the total premium for the Blue Shield POS Plan, and covered employees will pay twenty-five percent (25%) of the total premium for the Blue Shield POS Plan. Effective  with the January 1, 2016 plan year, theRead More →

General Unit members shall not be entitled to leaves of absence as a matter of right, but only in accordance with the provisions of law and this Memorandum of Understanding. Unless otherwise provided, the granting of a leave of absence also grants to the unit member the right to return to a position in the same classification, or equivalent classification, as held at the time the leave was granted. The granting of any leave of absence shall be based on the presumption that the unit member intends to return to work upon the expiration of the leave. However, if a disability retirement application has beenRead More →

15.1     Accrual All unit members, except extra help, shall accrue sick leave at the rate of 3.7 hours for each biweekly pay period of full-time work. Such accrual shall be prorated for any unit member, except extra help, who work less than full time during a calendar month. For the purpose of this Section absence in a pay status shall be considered work. 15.2     Usage Unit members are entitled to be paid for sick leave used, to a maximum of the time accrued, under the following conditions: (1)        The unit member’s illness, injury or exposure to contagious disease which incapacitates him/her from performance of duties.Read More →

14.1     Vacation Allowance Unit members, excluding extra help, or as herein otherwise provided, shall be entitled to vacation with pay in accordance with the following schedules: (1)        During the first five (5) years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 4.0 hours per biweekly pay period worked. (2)        After the completion of five (5) years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 4.9 hours per biweekly pay period worked. (3)        After the completion of ten (10) years of continuous service, vacation will be accrued at the rate of 5.9 hours per biweekly pay period worked. (4)        AfterRead More →

13.1     Eligibility Regular full-time unit members in established positions shall be entitled to take all authorized holidays at full pay, not to exceed eight (8) hours for any one (1) day, provided they are in a pay status on both their regularly scheduled work days immediately preceding and following the holiday. Part-time unit members shall be entitled to holiday pay in proportion to the average percentage of full-time hours worked during the two (2) pay periods immediately preceding the pay period which includes the holiday. If two (2) or more holidays fall on succeeding or alternate pay periods, then the average full-time hours worked inRead More →

12.1      Notice of Layoff The department head will give at least fourteen (14) days advance written notice to unit members to be laid off, except in an emergency situation in which case the Human Resources Department Director may authorize a shorter period of time. 12.2     Precedence by Employment Status No permanent unit member shall be laid off while employees working in an extra help, temporary, provisional or probationary status are retained in the same classification unless that unit member has been offered the extra help, temporary or provisional appointment. The order of layoff among unit members not having permanent status shall be according to theRead More →

A salary differential of Fifty-five Dollars ($55.00) biweekly shall be paid incumbents of positions requiring bilingual proficiency as designated by the appointing authority and Human Resources Department Director. Said differential shall be prorated for unit members working less than full-time or who are in an unpaid leave of absence status for a portion of any given pay period. Bilingual pay for unit members designated as occupying positions that provide services to a patient population which is considered as comprised of fifty percent (50%) non-English speaking clients will be paid a salary differential of Seventy Dollars ($70.00) per biweekly pay period, said differential shall be proratedRead More →

On-Call duty is currently taken on a voluntary basis. However, when warranted and in the interest of County Operations, department heads may assign unit members to “on-call” status.           The County shall meet and confer with UAPD should on-call assignments become required of unit members. The call schedule is defined as Weeknight call (15 hours) from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m., Weekend call (24 hours) from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., and Holiday call (24 hours) from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. The standard on-call hourly rate is twenty dollars ($20.00) except as specified below. The frequency of the on-call assignments will be determined byRead More →

For unit members who have been regularly working a shift described in Section 8 for thirty or more calendar days immediately preceding a paid holiday, or the commencement of a vacation, or the commencement of a paid sick leave period, or compensatory time off, as the case may be, the applicable differential shall be included in such unit member’s holiday pay, vacation pay, paid sick leave or paid compensatory time. The vacation, sick leave, holiday and compensatory time off pay of a unit member on a rotating shift shall include the differential such unit member would have received had he/she been working the same shiftRead More →

The appointing authority shall fix the hours of work with due regard for the convenience of the public and the laws of the County, State and Federal Governments. Unit members occupying part-time positions shall work such hours and schedules as the Board and the appointing authority shall prescribe. Resident physicians are employed with the understanding that they have specific needs related to their training that require additional time above that required for their employment. Resident physicians will not be compensated by the County for such additional time. Such training requirements include, but are not limited to, seminars, supervision, rotation requirements at outside institutions, and suchRead More →

5.1       Salary Ranges The salary ranges for all unit members in the aforementioned representation unit will be as set forth in Exhibit A which is attached hereto and made a part hereof. The rates of pay set forth in the Exhibit represents for each classification the standard rate of pay for full-time employment, unless the schedule specifically indicates otherwise. As reflected in the Exhibits, salaries shall be adjusted as follows. Effective June 21, 2015, there shall be an increase of four percent (4%); effective May 8, 2016, there shall be an increase of three percent (3%) effective May 7, 2017, there shall be an increaseRead More →

4.1       Attendance at Meetings County unit members who are official representatives or Stewards of the Union shall be given reasonable time off with pay to meet and confer or consult with management representatives or to be present at hearings where matters within the scope of representation are being considered. The use of official time for this purpose shall be reasonable and shall not interfere with the performance of County services as determined by the County. Such representatives or Stewards shall submit written requests for excused absences to the Human Resources Department Director at least two (2) working days prior to the scheduled meeting whenever possible.Read More →

There shall be no discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, legitimate union activities and any other classification protected by law, against any unit member or applicant for employment by the Union or by the County or by anyone employed by the County; and to the extent prohibited by applicable state and federal law there shall be no discrimination because of age. There shall be no discrimination against any disabled person solely because of such disability unless that disability prevents the person from meeting the minimum standards established.Read More →

2.1       Dues Deduction The Union may have the regular dues of its members within a representation unit deducted from unit members’ pay checks under procedures prescribed by the County Controller for such deductions. Dues deduction shall be made only upon signed authorization from the unit member upon a form furnished by the County, and shall continue (1) until such authorization is revoked, in writing, by the unit member; or (2) until the unit member transfers to a unit represented by another employee organization. Unit members may authorize dues deductions only for the organization certified as the recognized employee organization of the unit to which such unit membersRead More →

The Union of American Physicians and Dentists and representatives of the County of San Mateo have met and conferred in good faith regarding wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment of unit members in the Professional Physicians representation unit, have exchanged freely information, opinions and proposals and have endeavored to reach agreement on all matters relating to the employment conditions and employer-employee relations of such unit members. This Memorandum of Understanding is entered into pursuant to the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (Government Code Sections 3500 et seq.) and has been jointly prepared by the parties for the period commencing May 10, 2015 and ending May 4,Read More →