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File #: 22-0636    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/30/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action: 5/10/2022
Title: Human Resources Department recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign the negotiated Letter of Agreement to the Memorandum of Understanding between the County of El Dorado and Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 representing the Trades and Crafts bargaining unit. FUNDING: Various.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Blue Route 5-10-22, 2. B - Letter of Agreement 5-10-22, 3. Executed LOA
Related files: 22-0987, 22-0864
Title
Human Resources Department recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign the negotiated Letter of Agreement to the Memorandum of Understanding between the County of El Dorado and Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 representing the Trades and Crafts bargaining unit.

FUNDING: Various.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
County of El Dorado (County) and Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 (Union), representing employees in the Trades and Crafts bargaining unit, have an executed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the period of January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024.

In December 2021, the Facilities Division of the Chief Administrative Office conducted a Request for Proposals (RFP) for countywide custodial services. The results from that RFP projected an estimated savings for the County of between $304,000 - $508,000 annually when custodial services are contracted out to the lowest bidders. The projected savings also reflect a higher level of service than can currently be performed with existing staff in house, and assume the retention of only one (1) Custodial Supervisor to help oversee contracted vendors.

Currently, the County has 8.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) Custodian, 1.0 FTE Sr. Custodian, and 1.0 FTE Custodial Supervisor filled allocations. In order to realize the projected savings, the County would outsource (contract out) custodial services and have a Reduction in Force (RIF) of up to nine (9) existing County custodial employees (retaining the one Custodial Supervisor allocation).

The County met and conferred in good faith with the Union over bargainable impacts associated with the conceptual transfer of bargaining unit work to a contracted vendor and the associated RIF of custodial staff; the parties have reached an agreement accordingly. Because of the unique nature of this RIF related to the outsourcing of bargaining unit work, the terms of this Letter of Agreement (LOA) would supersede existing MOU provisions on RIF, with except...

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