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File #: 22-691    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2022 Departments: HUMAN RESOURCES
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Accept an analysis on the actuarial impact upon future costs if the board were to adopt a resolution changing retiree health benefits for Organization of Sheriff's Sergeants.
Attachments: 1. 20220913_att_OSS post employment benefits actuarial analysis.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Rocio Kiryczun, Human Resources Director
Michelle Kuka, Deputy Director, Human Resources

Subject: Actuarial impact upon future annual costs if the board were to adopt a resolution changing retiree health benefits for Organization of Sheriff's Sergeants

RECOMMENDATION:
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Accept an analysis on the actuarial impact upon future costs if the board were to adopt a resolution changing retiree health benefits for Organization of Sheriff's Sergeants.

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BACKGROUND:
On April 26, 2016, your Board adopted the tentative agreement establishing the terms and conditions of a successor agreement to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Organization of Sheriff's Sergeants (OSS) which expired on April 4, 2021.

The County and OSS have been negotiating a successor agreement. As part of those negotiations, the County and OSS are exploring changes to the current retiree health benefits which currently provides a monthly sick leave value of $675 or $400 for each 8 hours of sick leave to use towards monthly retiree health care premiums upon retirement from SamCERA.

DISCUSSION:
The actuarial report analyzes proposed changes to the current retiree health benefit, which is tied to sick leave, and the financial impacts of implementing the following changes to retirement benefits or other post employment benefits for members of the Organization of Sheriff's Sergeants:

1) At time of transition current sick leave hours will be frozen with the exception of 192 hours that will remain in employee's balances and new sick leave hours will continue to be earned at 3.7 hours per pay period (96.2 hour per year) with a cap of 960 hours.

2) Retiree Health Benefits will be based on hire date and years of service at time of retirement

a. Employees hired before the transition date with less than fifteen years of service at the time of retirement will have...

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