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� CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH! <br />COUNCIL STAFF REPORT <br />Agenda Item No. 8 <br />August 14, 2012 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: City Manager's Office <br />Dave Kiff, City Manager <br />949 - 644 -3002, dkiff <br />PREPARED BY: Dave Kiff, City Manager <br />APPROVED: �LN—, 1(-^A. <br />V <br />TITLE: Labor Agreement: Newport Beach Fire Management Association <br />ABSTRACT: <br />The City's negotiators and the Newport Beach Fire Management Association have <br />reached a tentative agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the term <br />of January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014. The Council's ratification of the MOU would <br />complete the agreement. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Authorize Mayor Gardner to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) <br />with the Newport Beach Fire Management Association ( NBFMA). <br />Adopt Resolution No 2012 -76 to change the reporting of the Employer Paid <br />Member Contribution (EPMC) for the PERS retirement benefit (as provided for in <br />the proposed MOU). <br />FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br />See financial information in the body of the discussion text. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />The Fire Management Association is the recognized labor bargaining unit for employees <br />in the classifications of Fire Battalion Chief and Fire Division Chief. The Memorandum <br />of Understanding between the City and the NBFMA expired December 31, 2011 and <br />City and NBFMA negotiators have been meeting and conferring since November 2011 <br />on a successor MOU. A number of key issues took time to address and it was <br />necessary for negotiations to continue past the expiration date. <br />