2014-15 Negotiations

2014-15 Negotiations

Tentative Bargaining Agreement Summary

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Proposed Changes:

2% COLA as of 07/01/14

Upgrade Kaiser Permanente Benefits
$15.00 office visit co-pay, $15.00 Rx co-pay
The buy-up plan will be eliminated
(The current plan is $30.00 office visit, $10.00 generic Rx, $30.00 brand-name Rx)
Effective 10-1-2014

Upgrade Vision Plan from MES to VSP
Exam, Lenses and Frames every 12 months
$20.00 co-pay
Effective 10-1-2014

Add Minimum Value PPO Plan*
(An optional lower-cost insurance plan for those who have to a pay a portion of their health insurance premium, in accordance with the Affordable Health Care Act)

Change Long-Term Sick Leave Option from 5-month Differential Pay Leave to 100-day 50% Salary Pay Leave*

Clarify contract language for retiree benefits regarding buy-up plans for healthcare*

Voting will take place:

Thursday, July 10th
Room 1A at City Centre
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Absentee Ballots can be obtained from Daríe Wright, SOSCA Director of Negotiations, at dawright@kern.org. Employees located at City Centre, Larry E. Reider Education Center and the Access Center must be scheduled for leave time in order to be eligible for an absentee ballot.

Resources:

Minimum Value PPO Plan

Classified 100 Day – 50% Pay Option

Retiree Medical Draft *REVISED*

  • The Objectives of this Organization are to:

    • Provide its members with duly authorized representation for the purpose of protecting and improving their rights under the Merit System.
    • To settle disputes between employee and employer arising from grievances as they apply to the Merit System, and
    • To provide the communication vehicle between employee and employer.