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File #: 21-0915   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 10/12/2021
Title: Adopt Resolutions Approving Amendments to the City's Contribution for CalPERS Medical Insurance for Management, Sunnyvale Employees' Association/International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (SEA/IFPTE Local 21), Confidential, and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Employees and Annuitants (Retirees)
Attachments: 1. Resolution Setting Employer’s Contribution under PEMHCA, 2. Resolution Amending the Salary Resolution
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Adopt Resolutions Approving Amendments to the City's Contribution for CalPERS Medical Insurance for Management, Sunnyvale Employees' Association/International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (SEA/IFPTE Local 21), Confidential, and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Employees and Annuitants (Retirees)

Report
BACKGROUND
The City's healthcare is administered through CalPERS. CalPERS healthcare is regulated by the Public Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Act (PEMHCA), which requires participating agencies to adopt a resolution stating the employer contribution amount toward the employees' and retirees' medical plans. These two resolutions are adopted annually or when there are changes in a bargaining unit agreement affecting amounts paid by the City toward medical coverage. PEMHCA regulations further require that medical insurance contributions for retired annuitants paid for by a contracting agency be equal to the medical insurance contributions paid for its active employees.

EXISTING POLICY
In accordance with Article 8 of PEMHCA, the City's contract with CalPERS provides that the City's contribution towards medical insurance (and the effective date of said contribution) be the same for active employees and retirees.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action being considered does not constitute a "project" with the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(4) in that it is a fiscal activity that does not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potential significant impact on the environment.

DISCUSSION
As established during negotiations with the Sunnyvale Employees Association /International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21 (SEA/IFPTE Local 21) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the existing Memoranda of Understanding for these respective bargaining units provide for ...

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