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Union Agreements  /  Employee Manuals

This page lists the various agreements between the City of Berkeley and its unions, associations, and bargaining units.  Also included is the Unrepresented Employee Manual which covers employees not represented by a union, and the Personnel Rules and Regulations which contain provisions that are not otherwise covered by specific union agreement.  (NOTE: your computer must have the "Adobe Acrobat" viewer program installed in order to view these files.)

Bargaining Unit / Union


Contract Expiration

Berkeley Chief Fire Officers Assoc • IAFF • Local 1227      Sworn managerial Fire employees June 2023
Berkeley Fire Fighters Assoc • I.A.F.F. • Local 1227   Sworn non-managerial Fire employees June 2021
Berkeley Police Association  

Sworn managerial Police employees and sworn-non-managerial Police employees  

June 2023
IBEW • Local 1245  

Career Electrical staff  

June 2020
Public Employees Union • Local 1

Career Management, Career Professional and Career Engineering Paraprofessional staff

June 2024
SEIU Local 1021 • Community Services and Part-Time Recreation Activity Leaders   Career and non-career Health, Welfare and Social Services, Career and non-career professional Nursing, career supervisory Library staff, career non-supervisory Library staff including all Library Aides, career and non-career miscellaneous and administrative staff, career benefitted part-time and full time recreational staff and non-career, non-benefitted Recreational staff June 2024
SEIU Local 1021 • Maintenance and Clerical Chapters

Career Manual Labor, Career Police Non-Sworn, Career Clerical and Career Supervisory Clerical staff

June 2024




Last Revised

Unrepresented Employees

Executive and Confidential Management, Confidential Professional, Confidential Clerical

July 2021

Personnel Rules & Regulations Contains rules that govern the personnel system for City of Berkeley and sets forth general provisions which apply to all City of Berkeley employees that are not otherwise covered by specific union agreement. July 2014





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