Professional Practices Committee: The Professional Practices Committee shall be established consisting of no more than three (3) employees selected by the Union who are covered by this Memorandum of Understanding. The objectives of the Professional Practices Committee shall be to consider constructively the professional practice of medical technology and to consider ways and means to improve medical technology. The Clinical Services Managers in the Public Health Laboratory and the San Mateo Medical Center Laboratory shall meet with the Professional Practices Committee, upon request, for a meeting of no longer than two (2) hours to discuss the activities of the Professional Practices Committee. There shall be no more than one (1) bi-monthly meeting and the Professional Practices Committee shall be excused from duty with pay to attend such meeting.

Lab Coats: The County has agreed to provide each employee in this unit with four (4) laboratory coats per an exchange system. The County agrees to discuss issues related to lab coats in a Labor Management Committee to be convened within sixty (60) days of the Board of Supervisors approval of a successor 2019 MOU. These discussions shall include, but not be limited to, availability of sufficient numbers of lab coats and potential use of disposable lab coats.

  • Lead Workers: Employees designated as lead workers in the Clinical Laboratory shall receive one step in addition to all other compensation. Only two (2) employees may be so assigned at any given time.

Clinical Laboratory Scientists assigned to be lead workers shall receive a one-step differential in addition to all other compensation. Only two (2) Clinical Laboratory Scientists may be assigned at any given time, with one (1) lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist differential specifically tied to providing leadership on the evening shift.

Employees may be designated as lead over department scheduling, coverage and staff leadership or for having blood bank assignment.

  • Continuing Educational Leave: All employees in the classifications of, Clinical Laboratory Scientist I, Clinical Laboratory Scientist II, Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Public Health Microbiologist I, and Public Health Microbiologist II shall be allowed three (3) days of educational leave each fiscal year under prescribed policies. The three (3) days is meant to provide a baseline commitment to the continuing educational needs of the unit’s employees for licensure and does not constitute a limit on time for additional training that may be needed by the employee or the department.
  • Cross Trained Scientists on Evening/Night Shift Differential: Cross-trained Clinical Laboratory Scientists who are regularly assigned to and work on the evening or night shift shall receive an extra two and one-half percent (2.5%) for being cross-trained in two areas of specialization. Cross-trained Clinical Laboratory Scientists shall receive an extra five percent (5%) for being cross-trained in three (3) or more areas of specialization.

No Salary Linkage: County does not commit to ongoing linkage in salaries between Microbiologist (Public Health) and Clinical Lab Scientist (SMMC).

  • Night Shift Differential: Effective no later than two (2) months following Board of Supervisors’ adoption of a successor MOU, employees in job classifications in the Clinical Laboratory Scientist Unit who are regularly assigned by a supervisor to work the night shift, as defined by the County, at the San Mateo County Medical Center shall be paid shift differential rate of twelve percent (12%) for all hours worked during such shift. This is in lieu of shift differential provided under Section 8 (entitled “Shift Differential”) of the MOU between the parties.

To be eligible for shift differential, such shifts must be approved by the Department Head or designee. Time worked on a flexible schedule requested by the employee and approved by the supervisor shall not be eligible for shift differential.

  • Discussion Regarding Conversion of Vacant Positions: The County will meet with the Union prior to converting any vacant Clinical Laboratory Scientist or vacant Laboratory Assistant position to a Medical Laboratory Technician to discuss the rationale for doing so.
AFSCME: Professional Clinical Lab Tech Salaries – 2/24/2019  
  Class Code   Class Title Work Group Step A BiWeekl vRate StepBBi Weekly Rate StepCBi Weekly Rate StepDBi Weekly Rate StepEBi Weekly Rate
F074 Clinical Laboratory Scientist I 5 3,471.20 3,670.40 3,881.60 4,104.00 4,339.20 4,514.40
F074-R Clinical Laboratory Scientist I – Relief 5 3,611.20 3,817.60 4,036.80 4,268.80
B040 Clinical Laboratory Scientist I – Unclassified 5 3,471.20 3,670.40 3,881.60 4,104.00   4,339.20
F023 Clinical Laboratory Scientist II 5 3,675.20 3,885.60 4,108.80 4,344.00 4,593.60
F023-R Clinical Laboratory Scientist II – Relief 5 3,823.20 4,041.60 4,272.80 4,519.20 4,777.60
B041 Clinical Laboratory Scientist II – Unclassified 5 3,675.20 3,885.60 4,108.80 4,344.00 4,593.60
F070 Cytology Technologist II 1 3,800.80 4,018.40 4,249.60
F065 Public Health Microbiologist I 5 3,213.60 3,397.60 3,593.60 3,800.00 4,016.80
F066 Public Health Microbiologist II 5 3,402.40 3,597.60 3,803.20 4,020.80 4,252.00
Fl 91 Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist – Exempt 5 4,045.60 4,277.60 4,522.40 4,781.60 5,057.60
F062 Supervising Public Health Microbiologist – Exempt 5 3,744.80 3,959.20 4,187.20 4,428.00 4,681.60
AFSCME: Professional Clinical Lab Tech Salaries – 10/6/2019
Class Code   Class Title Work Group Step A BiWeekl yRate StepBBi Weekly Rate StepCBi Weekly Rate StepDBi Weekly Rate StepEBi Weekly Rate
F074 Clinical Laboratory Scientist I 5 3,610.40 3,817.60 4,036.80 4,268.00 4,512.80
F074-R Clinical Laboratory Scientist I – Relief 5 3,756.00 3,970.40 4,198.40 4,439.20 4,695.20
B040 Clinical Laboratory Scientist I – Unclassified 5 3,610.40 3,817.60 4,036.80 4,268.00 4,512.80
F023 Clinical Laboratory Scientist II 5 3,822.40 4,040.80 4,272.80 4,517.60 4,777.60
F023-R Clinical Laboratory Scientist II – Relief 5 3,976.00 4,203.20 4,444.00 4,700.00 4,968.80
B041 Clinical Laboratory Scientist II – Unclassified 5 3,822.40 4,040.80 4,272.80 4,517.60 4,777.60
F070 Cytology Technologist II 1 3,952.80 4,179.20 4,419.20
F065 Public Health Microbiologist I 5 3,342.40 3,533.60 3,737.60 3,952.00 4,177.60
F066 Public Health Microbiologist II 5 3,538.40 3,741.60 3,955.20 4,181.60 4,422.40
Fl 91 Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist – Exempt 5 4,207.20 4,448.80 4,703.20 4,972.80 5,260.00
F062 Supervising Public Health Microbiologist – Exempt 5 3,894.40 4,117.60 4,354.40 4,604.80 4,868.80
AFSCME: Professional Clinical Lab Tech Salaries – 10/4/2020
Class Code   Class Title Work Group Step A BiWeekl yRate StepBBi Weekly Rate StepCBi Weekly Rate StepDBi Weekly Rate StepEBi Weekly Rate
F074 Clinical Laboratory Scientist I 5 3,718.40 3,932.00 4,157.60 4,396.00 4,648.00
F074-R Clinical Laboratory Scientist I – Relief 5 3,868.80 4,089.60 4,324.00 4,572.00 4,836.00
B040 Clinical Laboratory Scientist I – Unclassified 5 3,718.40 3,932.00 4,157.60 4,396.00 4,648.00
F023 Clinical Laboratory Scientist II 5 3,936.80 4,162.40 4,400.80 4,652.80 4,920.80
F023-R Clinical Laboratory Scientist II – Relief 5 4,095.20 4,329.60 4,577.60 4,840.80 5,117.60
B041 Clinical Laboratory Scientist II – Unclassified 5 3,936.80 4,162.40 – 4,400.80 4,652.80 4,920.80
F070 Cytology Technologist II 1   4,071.20 4,304.80 4,552.00
F065 Public Health Microbiologist I 5 3,442.40 3,640.00 3,849.60 4,070.40 4,303.20
F066 Public Health Microbiologist II 5 3,644.80 3,853.60 4,073.60 4,307.20 4,555.20
F191 Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist – Exempt 5 4,333.60 4,582.40 4,844.00 5,121.60 5,417.60
F062 Supervising Public Health Microbiologist – Exempt 5 4,011.20 4,240.80 4,484.80 4,743.20 5,015.20