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File #: 2895   
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2020 Department: County Administrative Office
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Subject: Side Letter Agreement
Attachments: 1. ATT-CAO-9-15-20-Side Letter Agreement CNA
REPORT/RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
AND RECORD OF ACTION

September 15, 2020

FROM
GARY McBRIDE, Chief Executive Officer, County Administrative Office

SUBJECT
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Side Letter Agreement
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
Recommendation
Approve the proposed Side Letter Agreement between the County of San Bernardino and the California Nurses Association.
(Presenter: Bob Windle, County Labor Relations Chief, 387-3101)
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COUNTY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Create, Maintain and Grow Jobs and Economic Value in the County.
Improve County Government Operations.
Operate in a Fiscally-Responsible and Business-Like Manner.
Ensure Development of a Well-Planned, Balanced, and Sustainable County.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
Approval of the side letter agreement with California Nurses Association (CNA) will not result in the use of Discretionary General Funding (Net County Cost). The proposed side letter agreement with CNA includes a retention incentive differential for eligible employees whose primary work location is a COVID-19 unit or who regularly floats to a COVID-19 unit during their regularly scheduled shift. If approved, the retention incentive differential will be paid on a per pay period basis to each eligible employee. The total estimated one-time cost associated with the approval of this side letter agreement is approximately $94,400 for 2020-21, which will be funded by State Medi-Cal, Federal Medicare, private insurances, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and other departmental revenue. Sufficient appropriation and revenue are included in the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) 2020-21 budget.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ARMC has experienced challenges in the retention of certain staff whose primary work is on the COVID-19 units. As such, the County requested to meet and confer with the California Nurses Association (CNA) to ...

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