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File #: 2022-1934   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2022
Title: Adoption of Resolution Approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the Alameda Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA) and the City of Alameda for a Forty-Eight Month Term Commencing December 19, 2021 and Ending December 31, 2025. (Human Resources 10025060)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - MOU, 2. Exhibit 2 - MOU - Redline, 3. Exhibit 3 - AFCA Salary Schedule, 4. Resolution
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Adoption of Resolution Approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the Alameda Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA) and the City of Alameda for a Forty-Eight Month Term Commencing December 19, 2021 and Ending December 31, 2025. (Human Resources 10025060)
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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City of Alameda (City) has nine labor groups and administers two compensation plans. This includes four Public Safety groups and five miscellaneous groups. In 2020, the City reached an agreement on a contract extension with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) through December of 2023. Labor agreements with the three remaining Public Safety groups expired in December of 2021. The agreements with the five miscellaneous groups and the two Compensation Plans expire on June 30, 2022. The City has been actively negotiating with the three remaining Public Safety groups for successor agreements. These groups are:

* Alameda Police Officers Association (APOA)
* Alameda Police Management Association (APMA)
* Alameda Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA)

The City previously reached agreement with APOA and has now reached agreement on a 48-month agreement with AFCA. Staff are recommending approval of the new labor agreement. AFCA members have ratified this agreement.

BACKGROUND

The prior agreement with AFCA, representing division chiefs, expired December 19, 2021. Negotiations between the City and AFCA commenced in September of 2021. Employee salary and benefits continue until a successor agreement is approved.

The prior agreement between AFCA and the City was negotiated in 2015. As a result of the length of time between contract negotiations, the City and AFCA focused on clarifying and updating outdated provisions in the MOU and updating compensation provisions to recognize the responsibilities of the division chief position, changes in operations and increases in the cost of living.

Items negotiated include modi...

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