Friday, Apr 01, 2022
Human Resources Department
  • Amended AFSCME Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Retiree Health 
    October 3, 2021 – October 5, 2024

    On February 22, 2022, the Board of Supervisors approved the Tentative Agreement amending the AFSCME MOU. This included the following summary of changes to sick leave accrual and retiree health benefits effective June 12, 2022:


    “Old” Sick Leave

    • will cease to accrue on June 12, 2022
    • with the exception 192 hours which will remain in the employees sick leave bank, any remaining “Old” Sick Leave will be frozen and kept on file with the County

    “New” Sick Leave

    • accrual of 3.7 hours for each biweekly pay period of full-time work will begin on June 12, 2022
    • will not have conversion value for the purpose of retiree health coverage
    • can accrue up to a cap of seven hundred twenty (720) hours


    Mandatory Employee Contribution for Cost of Retiree Health Benefits

    • seven-tenths of a percent (0.7%) of employee’s base wage rate each pay period for the duration of their employment with the County

    Unused Frozen “Old” Sick Leave

    • The County will establish and contribute to the employee’s Retiree Health Reimbursement Account (RHRA) based on unused Frozen “Old” Sick Leave hours at the conversion rate set forth by the AFSCME MOU at the time of employee’s retirement

    Post-65 and Pre-65 Benefit

    • County contribution based on years of service and age for purchase of medical purchase of medical, dental and vision insurance through the County health plans; Any remaining contribution amount will be deposited into the retiree’s RHRA on a monthly basis
    • If the retiree is not enrolled in County benefit plans, the contribution will be deposited into the retiree’s RHRA on a monthly basis

    For more detailed information, see a Comparison of Current and After 6/12/2022 AFSCME Plan and the Retiree Health Reimbursement Account (RHRA) FAQ.


    Are you eligible to retire and would like to know more about these changes?

    Sign up through LMS and attend an information session via Microsoft Teams

    AFSCME Retiree Health Changes Information Session

    April 19, 2022, 12pm – 1pm

    May 4, 2022, 3pm - 4pm


    For questions on other terms and conditions of the AFSCME MOU, please contact your AFSCME Representative.| 650-363-1919

    Monday to Thursday, 7:00am to 6:00pm