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Memoranda of Understanding

Consistent with State law, the County of Santa Barbara negotiates with recognized employee organizations regarding wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment. If an agreement is reached through this collective bargaining process, it is memorialized in a “Memorandum of Understanding” which becomes a binding contract between the parties once it is ratified by the organization membership and the County Board of Supervisors.

The County has current memoranda of understanding with all nine of the  recognized employee organizations that represent County employees. These memoranda of understanding provide for various terms and conditions of employment for the employees subject to the agreement, including salary adjustments and other forms of compensation, health insurance, retirement, paid leave, etc.

In addition to memoranda of understanding which pertain to employees who are represented by a recognized employee organization, this site provides the Board of Supervisors’ resolution which provides for terms and conditions of employment for unrepresented executive, management and confidential employees.

The County’s personnel rules are published separately from our memoranda of understanding, and are available on this web site under Civil Service Rules.

Memoranda of Understanding