The Menlo Park Fire Protection District employs approximately 98 employees who are represented by two different bargaining units. The Fire Chief and his designee are responsible for negotiation on behalf of the District with representatives of those bargaining units regarding wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.
Safety Employees Policies and Procedures
Labor Relations Policies
Labor Relations Communication Pollicy: At its October 18, 2011 meeting, the Board of Directors will consider adoption of a “Labor Relations Communications Policy”, which sets guidelines for the Board of Directors and District staff, to ensure that labor negotiations are conducted in good faith. Click Here
Labor Relations Policy and Plan: At its meeting on August 16, 2011, the District’s Board of Directors adopted a nine point Action Plan to serve as a blueprint for the District’s labor relations program. The plan encompasses a variety of “good government” principles, including good faith bargaining; transparency; rational and reasonable compensation; and work rules. To view a copy of the nine point action plan, click here.
Compensation Philosophy: At its meeting on August 16, 2011, the Board of Directors considered a new compensation policy. The second reading is scheduled for the meeting on September 20, 2011.The policy establishes core principles that the Board will observe when adopting compensation plans and labor contracts, including fairness; transparency; fiscal sustainability; accountability; and flexibility. To view a copy of the compensation philosophy, click here.
The District contracts with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Health Benefits program for the purpose of providing employees and their dependents with access to medical insurance benefits.
The District also maintains a Cafeteria Plan, pursuant to Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code, for the purpose of providing employees with access to various health and welfare benefits.