Department of Housing
November 22, 2010
BOARD MEETING DATE:
November 30, 2010
Honorable Board of Supervisors, (sitting as the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of County of San Mateo)
Duane Bay, Director, Department of Housing
William Lowell, Executive Director, Housing Authority
Memorandum of Understanding with the American Federation for State, Municipal and County Employees Council 57
Adopt Resolution No. 2010-11 authorizing the Executive Director of the Housing Authority to execute the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 57 for the period October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2013.
The previous MOU by and between AFSCME Council 57 and HACSM expired on September 30, 2010. Collective bargaining for the new MOU was completed on October 19, 2010 and the membership of the union ratified HACSM’s offer on October 20, 2010.
Department of Housing management worked closely with the Human Resources Department throughout their negotiations with AFSCME. The County’s labor management consultant, IEDA, acted as the consultants to management and served as the chief negotiator on behalf of HACSM.
A major component of the negotiations was implementing an employee share of cost for health care premiums. In prior agreements, HACSM paid 100% of premiums.
HACSM employees are not covered by a defined benefit retirement plan. Instead, a fixed amount is contributed each pay period towards employees’ 401(a) accounts.
The following summarizes the major elements in the MOU:
• October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2013 (three years);
• Employees to pay 5% of monthly premiums effective 10/1/2011;
• Employees pay an additional 3%, for a total of 8% of premiums, effective 10/1/2012;
• One-time payment of $400 before the end of December 2010;
• 1.5% increase on 10/1/2011;
• 2% increase on 10/1/2012;
• Increases from $325 to $425;
• Adds one floating holiday to be used by 6/30/2011;
• The revised MOU contains a number of “housecleaning” items that clarify contract language, but which have no associated costs or impact on personnel rules.
County Counsel has reviewed and approved the Resolution as to form.
There is no Net County Cost associated with this action. HACSM is funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.