Member Benefits

Exclusive SLOCEA Member Benefits

The following benefits and discounts are available only to members of SLOCEA:

  1. Vote in contract negotiations and elections for the Board of Directors and Negotiating Committee
  2. Free financial planning through SLOCEA’s benefits coordinator, Eddie Holmes: 544-5311
  3. Group insurance plans at special low rates
  4. Discounts at major amusement parks in California, attractions in San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area, car rentals, hotels, motels, campgrounds through Wild at Work: www.slocea.benefithub.com 
  5. Low-Cost Legal Services Program
    • Choose your own lawyer from participating firms
    • Free 30-minute consultation
    • Free document review
    • 30% discount on most services
  6. SLOCEA Academic Scholarship Program awards up to $3,000 in scholarships for members and their immediate families and the Summer Childcare Reimbursement Program is available to County employees in Bargaining Units 01, 02, 05, 13 or 11 with a child between the ages of 5 and 14.  There is also a $500.00 scholarship available through WAGE (Working Assembly of Governmental Employees).
  7. Subscription to our monthly newspaper, The County Blade.
  8. Your own copy of the current Memorandum of Understanding (contract) for your bargaining unit and the County
  9. Free Life Insurance Policy (click here: Beneficiary Form for information and application form)
  10. Ability to apply for emergency funds under the Member’s Benefit Fund.

For SLOCEA fee-payers and members, we provide the following services:

  1. Free, confidential employment counseling
  2. Collective bargaining and individual representation for the following:
    Collective Bargaining
    As the exclusive representative of County employees in your bargaining unit, SLOCEA goes to the bargaining table to negotiate with the Countyfor your wages, benefits, working conditions and workers’ rights. As a member you vote to improve your contract and can become actively involved on the negotiating team.
    Grievances & Appeals
    A SLOCEA representative is available to help you with any grievance, appeal or other problem you have with County management. View your Representation Rights. We can represent you in any hearing before the County from departmental problems to the Civil Service Commission and Board of Supervisors. Click here for a downloadable grievance/appeal form.
    Reclassifications
    SLOCEA has assisted employees to achieve appropriate re-classifications – which usually entitles them to higher pay. Click here for a downloadable “JAWS” (Job Analysis Worksheet) to be completed and submitted to the Human Resources Department.