CITY OF SUSANVILLE POLICY REGARDING THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW REGARDING LABOR NEGOTIATIONS

MOU Management Unit
MOU Susanville Peace Officers Association

MOU Administrative Confidential Unit
MOU Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 Firefighters
MOU Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 Miscellaneous Employees
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 Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to provide the public with more information about ongoing labor negotiations and to provide the public with adequate notice of labor agreements prior to their approval by the City Council in open session so as to assure the public that their government continues to enter into fiscally responsible financial arrangements.

Policy
In order to inform the public regarding the labor contracts of the City of Susanville and to assure the public that the City of Susanville is following a fiscally reponsible financial path the City hereby adopts the following policy regarding labor negotiations:

UPDATE ON LABOR NEGOTIATIONS
Prior to conducting a closed session on labor negotiations the City's representative in the negotiations, or his designee, shall make an oral report on the current status of negotiations with the particular employee or bargaining unit or units that will be the subject of the closed session.

IDENTIFICATION OF BARGAINING UNITS
The City of Susanville agenda description shall continue to identify the employee or bargaining unti that is/are the subject of the negotiations along with identification of the representative of the individual or group.

FINAL VOTE IN OPEN SESSION
The City Council shall continue to approve labor agreements in open session with the opportunity for public comment. Said final vote shall take place at a duly scheduled regular or special meeting with the appropriate legal notice as required by law in order for the public to become informed and to be able to express itself. There must be a staff report accompanying a resolution to adopt the agreement. Said staff report shall at a minimum contain a summary of the proposed agreement's major provisions including its fiscal impact.

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