The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved labor agreements with two of the county’s law enforcement unions, both of which provide for about 2.5 percent wage adjustments.
The board approved on consent resolutions recognizing new memorandums of understanding with the Association of San Luis Obispo County Deputy Sheriffs and the District Attorney Investigators Association.
The deputies union, as well as its bargaining unit for mid-level management, which includes about 142 employees, includes a 2.5 percent general wage increase retroactive to Jan. 1, when their previous agreement expired, and another 2.5 percent increase effective Jan. 1, 2016, according to a staff report.
The wage increases are expected to cost the county an additional $747,297 for the 2015-16 Fiscal Year and total ongoing costs of $1,000,513 in the future.
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Under the agreements, those employees will continue to shoulder half the share, not to exceed 2 percent, of any pension rate increases.
The contracts are effective through Dec. 31, 2016.
The DA investigators union, which represents 14 employees, has operated without an agreement since June 30. The MOU approved Tuesday grants a 2.6 percent wage increase effective July 1 and an additional 2.5 percent increase effective July 1, 2016, according to a staff report.
The increases will cost the county an additional estimated $51,906 for the 2015-16 Fiscal Year and $51, 208 for the 2016-17 Fiscal Year.
It also includes a 50-50 employee-county share of any pension rate increases, capped at 3 percent.
The investigators’ contracts expire on June 30, 2017.