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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Emergency Paid Sick Leave
The act provides paid sick leave to employees who are unable to work due to the effects of COVID-19.  Employees requesting Paid Sick Leave are to complete the request form noted below and transmit to their supervisor for processing in the department.
Request for Emergency Paid Sick Leave
Questions and Answers Regarding Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Emergency Family Medical Leave
The act permits employees to take public health emergency leave through December 31, 2020 to care for the employee’s child during a COVID-19 public health emergency.  Employees requesting Emergency Family Medical Leave are to complete the request form noted below and transmit to their supervisor for processing.
Request for Emergency Family Medical Leave
Questions and Answers Regarding Emergency Family Medical Leave

Leave Advance Request and Repayment Agreement
Employees who have exhausted all of their accrued leave may request an advance of no more than 80 hours of their Sick or Annual Leave bank during the City’s declared emergency related to COVID-19 for qualifying reasons found on the form.
Leave Advance Request and Repayment Agreement

Employee Rights
The Department of Labor has prepared a notice summarizing the benefits provided by the Families First Coronavirus Act.  For your convenience, a link to this notice is provided below.
Employee Rights

City of Fresno employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid holidays and vacation, flexible spending account programs for dependent care and health care expenses, deferred compensation, retirement, and more. The cafeteria-style Benefit Plan is offered as allowed under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code, which allows employees the opportunity to pay for certain benefits with pretax dollars. Full-time employees participate either in the City of Fresno Employees Retirement System or the City of Fresno Fire and Police Retirement System and do not contribute to Social Security.

Summary of Benefits by Bargaining Unit:

Employee Assistance Program
An employee assistance program (EAP) is a confidential, prepaid, results-oriented service with resources designed to address everyday problems. These resources include assessment, referral, and brief sessions with a qualified mental health professional. The EAP is designed to help you and your family members better manage whatever issues come your way and ultimately improve the quality of life at home and at work. The EAP is designed to help with any concern or problem affecting your behavioral health, well-being, or even job performance.

  • Any employee of the city of Fresno and his/her family members is entitled to receive services under the EAP.
  • Services are provided at no cost to the employee or family members.
  • The full cost of the services is paid by the city of Fresno.
  • 3 free confidential counseling sessions per six months, 6 sessions per year
  • Telephonic legal & financial consultation, a 30-minute session per individual separate matter
  • Unlimited child and eldercare referrals The City of Fresno Employee Assistance Program is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at (800) 498-9055 or (559) 261-9053.


  • One-on-one clinical counseling sessions
  • Three (3) sessions per person per issue, every six months
    • Stress/anxiety
    • Interpersonal relationships
    • Depression
    • Substance abuse
    • Grief/loss
    • And other issues
  • Telephone consultations
  • One (1) 30-minute consultation per separate matter
    • Legal assistance
    • Financial guidance
    • Tax planning
    • Retirement planning
  • Unlimited access to the following services
    • Child care referrals
    • Elder care referrals
    • And other issues
  • Educational sessions
  • Wellness seminars/referrals
    • Diabetes
    • Asthma
    • Weight loss
    • Smoking cessation
    • Pain management
  • And other subjects

EAP Provider: Avante Behavioral Health
Avante is legally and ethically obligated to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality. To inquire about services, simply call Avante Behavioral Health at (559) 261-9053 anytime, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, to speak with a professional service provider. Should you need help beyond the EAP, referrals may be coordinated if Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare mental health benefits need to be accessed.

The Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Plan
City of Fresno employees are covered under the Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Plan.  The Plan is administered by a Board of Trustees consisting of eleven (11) Trustees representing Employees and three (3) representing the Employer. The Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the offices of HealthComp Administrators.

The Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Plan is designed to give participants control of their own health care.  Participants have freedom of choice in choosing the Hospital and Physician they wish to use.  However, the Plan offers a considerable financial advantage to participants if the provider selected has contracted with Blue Shield of California.

Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Plan Booklet

Find Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Preferred Provider contracted with Blue Shield of California.  When you reach the Blue Shield website, follow the simple steps to locate a PPO doctor.

Trust Board Meeting Agenda for July 8, 2020

HealthComp Service Center
Under the Plan, employees have the capability of accessing their own eligibility and claims information by visiting the HealthComp Service Center.  Through the HealthComp Service Center, employees can obtain claim forms, review claims status, order insurance identification cards, check the balances in their Flexible Spending Accounts, and much more.

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Labor Relations & Memoranda of Understanding

Labor Relations

The Labor Relations Division provides management support and advice to other City departments, particularly in the areas of employer / employee relations as mandated by the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA) of 1968.

It is responsible for representing the City in negotiations with employee organizations, administering negotiated contracts, grievance resolution, personnel policy consultation and training, unit determinations and elections, bilingual certification, special projects / assignments, and salary and benefit analysis and surveys.

Labor Relations: (559) 621-6975

Memoranda of Understanding

International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers, Local 39 (Local 39)
Unit 1 – Non-Supervisory Blue Collar

Fresno City Employees Association (FCEA)
Unit 3 – Non Supervisory White Collar

Fresno Police Officers Association (FPOA
Unit 4 – Non-Management Police
Unit 9 – Police Management

International Association of Firefighters A.F.L.C.I.O., Fresno City Firefighters Association, Local No. 753 (IAFF)
Unit 5 – Non Management Fire
Unit 10 – Fire Management

Amalgamated Transit Union, Local No. 1027 (ATU)
Unit 6 – Bus Drivers

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 100 (IBEW)
Unit 7 – Non Supervisory Groups and Crafts

City of Fresno Professional Employees Association (CFPEA)
Unit 13 – Exempt Supervisory and Professional and Non-Exempt Professional

City of Fresno Management Employees Association (CFMEA)
Unit 14 – Management Classes

Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 3 (FAPSS)
Unit 15 – Airport Public Safety Supervisors

Fresno Airport Public Safety Officers (FAPSO)
Unit 11 – Fresno Airport Public Safety Officers