The agreement negotiated with Gov. Jerry Brown's Department of Human Resources covers roughly 1,500 employees. Like contracts other unions have bargained in the last several weeks, the timing of the pay increases depends on state revenue projections.
If the numbers look good, the raises will be spread over the the last two years of the deal, 2014-15 and 2015-16. If the administration anticipates revenues will slump next year, the pay increases will be delayed and lumped together in 2015-16.
The administration estimates that the agreement adds a total $28.9 million in salary expenses.
Some medical consultants and public health medical officers are in line to receive a total 5 percent raise, and a few subsets of doctors and surgeons will receive a total 8 percent hike. All other UAPD-covered employees will get a total 4 percent raise within three years.
The agreement guarantees no furloughs during the life of the contract and accepts the changes to pensions that the Legislature and Brown made law last year. Business and travel reimbursement rates get a bump and employers' contributions to health, dental and vision plans increase by 8 percent.
The Legislature and UAPD rank and file must both approve the agreement, which would run retroactively from last month to July 1, 2016. Here's the official summary:
PHOTO: Dr. Sasan Salmi works at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran on Wednesday, February 11, 2009. The Sacramento Bee/Randall Benton