Following six months of extensive negotiations, in November the UAPD Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement with Sacramento County for a new five year agreement. The UAPD Bargaining Team unanimously recommended ratification of this agreement, which has gone to members for a vote. Under the terms of the agreement, salaries will increase between 10% and 16% over five years, depending on the Consumer Price Index for the area. In addition to making solid salary gains, this contract also increases professional reimbursement to $1200 annually and improves the language that covers time off for continuing medical education/continuing education. The County agreed to quarterly meetings of a Medical Advisory Committee to continue to address issues of concern to members. The contract also implements aspects of AB 340, the Pension Reform Act that was passed in 2012.