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Supervisors approve $3,000 pandemic bonuses for first group of employees | News – Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield, California 2021-08-10 19:58:00 –

The Kern County Oversight Board has approved a $ 3,000 lump sum payment to the first group of employees who worked during the coronavirus pandemic.

Supervisors unanimously voted on Tuesday to approve the bonus. The bonus was provided as part of a three-year memorandum of understanding with the Kern County Probation Officers Association.

The union has been operating without contract since 2015, and supervisors have praised the new MOU as a major step forward.

“This board loves the probation department so much that we have long wanted to be able to take good care of you and take care of you,” said the supervisor. Leticia Perez said on Tuesday.

The agreement changes the terms of payment for protection observers so that the employee group is in line with the county’s financial goals.

The Conservation Observers’ Union has approved a pandemic bonus as part of larger contract negotiations, but no other union is expected to follow suit. The county’s Human Resources Department will submit a separate proposal to the board within a month to pay a premium of $ 3,000.

The bonus is available to all employees hired before July 1st and is intended to address the financial difficulties that employees who worked throughout the pandemic endured.

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