After several months of work, the UAPD Negotiating Committee has reached an agreement with San Joaquin County. The team made several significan economic gains, particularly for those specialists who are difficult to recruit and retain. In addition to annual 2% cost of living increases, doctors will receive between 3%-10% in market adjustments, increased tuition reimbursement, and a guaranteed $20,000 in board certification pay. San Joaquin also becomes one of the first counties to contribute to a 401(a) plan for those doctors whose pensions have been capped by PEPRA. Complete information and ballots have been sent to members for a ratification vote.