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Memorandums of Understanding

Labor Agreements (MOUs)

Many City of Santa Barbara employees are represented by labor unions. The links below take you to the MOUs (Memoranda of Understanding) which are the labor agreements with these unions. Click on the union to see the MOU covering employees represented by that union. The Management Performance and Compensation Plan for unrepresented managers is also included. Unit 16 and Unit 5 are confidential units which are not represented by the union, but which receive many of the same salaries and benefits as similarly situated represented employees.

Labor Agreements (MOUs)
Bargaining Unit(s) Unit # Union Name Current MOU Current Side letters/ Salary Plans
General Employees 14, 16 Service Employees' International Union ("SEIU"), Local 620 General Unit Employees MOU

Treatment and Patrol Employees 19 Service Employees' International Union ("SEIU"), Local 620 Treatment and Patrol Employees MOU
Hourly Employees 18 Service Employees' International Union ("SEIU"), Local 620 Hourly Employees MOU  
Supervisory Employees 4, 5 Santa Barbara City Supervisory Employees' Bargaining Unit Supervisory Employees MOU  
Police Employees 24,29 Santa Barbara Police Officers Association ("SBPOA") Police Officers Association MOU  
Police Managers 23 Santa Barbara Police Management Association ("SBPMA")

Police Managers MOU

Police Managers MOU Extension

Fire Employees 34,39 Santa Barbara City Firefighters Association, Inc. ("SBCFA") Firefighters Association MOU  
Fire Managers 33 Santa Barbara Fire Managers Association ("SBFMA") Fire Managers MOU
Unrepresented Managers Various Not applicable Management Performance & Compensation Plan Salary Plan

Compensation Matrix

For your convenience, a summary of the pay and benefit provisions of each agreement is available by viewing the Compensation Matrix also on this website:

Compensation Matrix


Status of Negotiations

For the status of negotiations with the City’s bargaining units, please visit this site

Status of Negotiations


General Fund Balancing

Cash and Investments Overview

April 28, 2020 Finance Committee Presentation

TOT 2017 to March 2020 Comparison

10 Year History of Across the Board Salary Increases (Updated by Salary and Cost Sharing Only)

10 Year History of Across the Board Salary Increases (Updated by Salary Increases Only)

10 Year History of Across the Board Salary Increases (Cost Sharing Only)

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2020
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