Gardner Health Services Agreement Reached

On February 1, 2011, the UAPD Negotiating Team at Gardner Health Services reached an agreement with management for a successor Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  The agreement took into consideration the current fiscal challenges and future uncertainties faced by non-profit clinics.  The  Negotiating Team, which consisted of Dr. Ranjani Chandramouli, Dr. William Lee, Dr. Shakalpi Pendurkar, Lisa Fredrichs-Sherard and Senior Representative Patricia Hernandez, unanimously recommended ratification of the agreement.  They planned membership meetings to review the terms in advance of the ratification vote.  Details of the three-year agreement, which were sent to Gardner members, include:

  • Lump Sum Payment :  Effective July 2011, all employees shall receive a 3% lump sum payment contingent on “assigning the EHR  inventive payment to GFHN.”
  • 20 Years or More Service Bonus : Effective January 1, 2011, all employees with 20 years or more shall receive a bonus of $1500.
  • 2nd Year Salary Increase :  Effective January 1, 2012, the 2.5% salary step increases shall resume on  employees’ anniversary date.  Those at the top of salary scale shall receive a 2.5% increase on their anniversary.
  • 3rd Year Salary Increase:   Effective January 1, 2013, all steps of the salary scale shall be  increased by 1.5% and all employees not at the top of the scale will advance to the next step of the salary  scale on their anniversary date (4% increase).    Employees at or the top of salary scale shall each receive a salary increase of 2.5% on their anniversary date.
  • Reimbursement of Continuing Education, Professional License, and DEA fees for employees working 80% or more.