A salary differential of fifty-five dollars ($55) biweekly shall be paid incumbents of positions requiring bilingual proficiency as designated by the appointing authority and Director of Human Resources. Said differential shall be prorated for employees 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 employees carrying a caseload at least 50% of which is comprised of non-English speaking clients shall be paid a biweekly salary differential of seventy dollars ($70). Designation of positions for which bilingual proficiency is required is the sole prerogative of the County and the decision of the Human Resources Director is final. The Council shall be notified when such designations are made.