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CAPS MOU

AGREEMENT between the STATE OF CALIFORNIA and the
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL SCIENTISTS

Covering all Unit 10 Professional Scientific Employees
July 2, 2015 through July 1, 2018

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preamble

Article 1 – Recognition

Article 2 – Salaries

2.1 Salaries

2.2 Merit Salary Adjustments

2.3 Night Shift Differential

2.4 Bilingual Differential Pay

2.5 Timely Payment of Wages

2.6 Staff Specialist Compensation

2.7 Diving/Climbing Pay

2.8 Overpayments/Payroll Errors

2.9 Alternate Range 40

2.10  Recruitment and Retention Differentials

2.11 Out-of-State Pay Differential

2.12 Tax Deferral of Lump Sum Leave Cash Out Upon Separation

2.13 Emergency Pay (Veterinarians)

2.14 Operational Availability Incentive Program

2.15  Salary and Alternate Range Disclosure

2.16  Range Change Deferral

Article 3 – Leaves

3.1 Vacation Leave

3.2 Sick Leave

3.3 Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

3.4 Bereavement Leave

3.5 Parental Leave

3.6 Union Leave

3.7 Unpaid Leave of Absence

3.8 Jury Duty

3.9 Non-Industrial Disability Insurance

3.10 Catastrophic Leave

3.11 Work and Family Program – Transfer of Leave Credits Between Family Members

3.12 Catastrophic Leave – Natural Disaster

3.13 Annual Leave

3.14 Enhanced Non-Industrial Disability Insurance – Annual Leave

3.15 Blood Donation

3.16  Mentoring Leave

3.17 Mentoring Leave Authorization – Science Fairs

3.18 Precinct Election – Paid Time Off

3.19 Voluntary Personal Leave Program (VPLP)

3.20 Personal Leave Program 2011

3.21 No Mandated Reduction in Work Hours

3.22 Vacation/Annual Leave Cash-Out

Article 4 – Holidays

4.1  Holidays

Article 5 – Health and Welfare

5.1  Health, Dental, Vision

5.2  Employee Assistance Program

5.3  Medical Monitoring

5.4  Employee Injury on the Job

5.5  Independent Medical Examinations

5.6  Employee Injury or Disability

5.7  FlexElect Program

5.8  Pre-Tax of Health/Dental/Vision Premiums

5.9  Benefits Advisory Committee

5.10 Pre-Retirement Death Continuation of Benefits

5.11 Accidental Death/Dismemberment Benefits – Department of Fish and Wildlife

5.12 Rural Health Care Equity Subsidy Program

5.13 Health Promotion Activities

5.14  Organ and Bone Marrow Donation

Article 6 – Business and Travel Expenses

6.1  Business and Travel Expenses

6.2  Moving Expenses

6.3  Business Equipment, Materials and Supplies

6.4 Uniform Replacement

6.5  Damage of Personal Items

6.6  License Renewal Fees

6.7  Safety Footwear

Article 7 – Hours of Work and Overtime

7.1  Meal Period

7.2  Alternative Work Schedule

7.3  Overtime Scheduling

7.4  Call Back Time

7.5  Fair Labor Standards Act

7.6  Duty Officer – Department of Toxic Substances Control

7.7  Work Week Group Definitions and Compensation

7.8  On-Call Assignments – Department of Fish and Wildlife

7.9  Arduous Duty Differential for FLSA Exempt Employees

7.10 Telecommute/Telework Program

7.11 On-Call Assignments – Public Health

Article 8 – Retirement

8.1  Miscellaneous/Industrial – First Tier Members: first Tier A (2% at age 55), First Tier B (2% at age 60), and (PEPRA) First Tier (2% at age 62) Formulas/Contribution Rate/Final Compensation Earnable

8.2  Retirement – Safety Members: State Safety A Formula (2.5% at age 55), State Safety B Formula (2% at age 55) and Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) State Safety Formula (2% at age 57)

8.3  Second-Tier Retirement Plan

8.4  Savings Plus Program

8.5  Items Excluded from Compensation for Retirement Purposes

8.6  Enhanced Industrial Retirement

8.7  Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA)

8.8 Tax Treatment of Employees Retirement Contributions

8.9 Prefunding of Postretirement Health Benefits

8.10 Employer Contribution for Retiree Health Benefits

8.11 Health Benefit Vesting

Article 9 – Grievance and Arbitration Procedure

9.1  Purpose

9.2  Definitions

9.3  Time Limits

9.4  Waive of Steps

9.5  Presentation

9.6  Informal Discussion

9.7  Formal Grievance – Step 1

9.8  Formal Grievance – Step 2

9.9  Formal Grievance – Step 3

9.10 Formal Grievance – Step 4

9.11  Response

9.12 Formal Grievance – Step 5

9.13 Health and Safety Grievances

Article 10 – CAPS’ Representational Rights

10.1  Representational Designation

10.2  Access

10.3  Use of State Phones

10.4  Distribution of Literature

10.5  Use of State Facilities

10.6  Representative Time Off

10.7  Employee Time Off

10.8  Representative Protection

10.9  Releases of Home Addresses

Article 11 – Organizational Security

11.1  Organizational Security

Article 12 – State Rights

12.1  State Rights

Article 13 – General Provisions

13.1  No Strike

13.2  No Lockout

13.3  Individual Agreements

13.4  Savings Clause

13.5  Reprisals

13.6  Supersession

13.7  Non-Discrimination

13.8  Sexual Harassment

13.9  State-Owned Housing Rental and Utility Rates

Article 14 – Health and Safety

14.1 Health and Safety Committees

Article 15 – Career Development

15.1  Release Time for State Civil Service Examinations

15.2  Performance Appraisal

15.3  Training

15.4  Certification or Registration

15.5  Department Orientation

15.6  Professional Papers

15.7  Volunteer Training

15.8  Professional Society Dues

15.9 Professional Conferences

15.10 Professional Development

Article 16 – Transfer and Layoff

16.1  Layoff and Reemployment

16.2  Reducing the Adverse Effects of Layoff

16.3  Change in Work Location

16.4  Appeal of Involuntary Transfer

Article 17 – Classification

17.1  Classification Changes

17.2  Out-of-Class Grievance Process

Article 18 – Permanent Intermittent Appointments

18.1  Permanent Intermittent Appointments

Article 19 – Miscellaneous

19.1  Request for Reinstatement After AWOL Separation

19.2  Incompatible Activities

19.3  Personnel and Evaluation Materials

19.4  Release Time for State Personnel Board

19.5  Peer Review

19.6  Transportation Incentives

19.7  Group Legal Services

19.8  Workplace Violence Prevention

19.9  CalEPA Relocation and Transportation Agreement

19.10 Contracting Out

19.11 Union/Management Committee on State Payroll System 

19.12  Excess Leave Balance Committee

Article 20 – Entire Agreement and Duration

20.1  Entire Agreement

20.2  Duration

20.3   Contract Appropriation

20.4  Previous Tentative Agreement

Attachment – Salary Schedule