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Labor Relations Overview

Our Responsibilities

SFMTA Governing Rules & Regulations

Statement of Incompatible Activities

Division Organizational Structure

 

Our Responsibilities

The Employee & Labor Relations team is responsible for fostering harmonious and cooperative labor management relations between employee organizations and the Agency. In this effort, the Employee & Labor Relations Division is charged with:

  • Negotiating labor agreements with recognized employee organizations;
  • Administering 8 MTA Service-Critical and 10 Citywide labor agreements for 18 bargaining units within the SFMTA;
  • Resolving contract disputes through mediation, arbitration and administrative hearings;
  • Administering employee relations codes, ordinances, and statutes, and policies;
  • Providing advice and counsel to Agency managers and supervisors regarding labor relations issues and the Collective Bargaining Agreements/Memorandums of Understanding;
  • Administering the SFMTA Collective Bargaining Agreements/Memorandums of Understanding Payments;
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining policies and administrative monitoring practices and controls;
  • Approving and submitting Personal Services Contracts (PSC's) to the Civil Service Commission for authorization;
  • Reviewing, approving and processing Tuition Reimbursement requests.

The Employee & Labor Relations Division of the SFMTA Human Resources Department works closely with the City and County of San Francisco Department of Human Resources and the City Attorney's Office in providing assistance and direction to Agency supervisors and managers.

 

SFMTA Governing Rules & Regulations 

The SFMTA Employee & Labor Relations Division is a part of the SFMTA Department of Human Resources, reporting to the SFMTA Director of Human Resources.

San Francisco Charter - Article 8A - The Municipal Transportation Agency  / Appendix A - A8.409 - Declaration of Policy

Frequently Referenced Agency Charter Provisions

  • Article 8A. Section 104 - Provides the SFMTA with the authority to establish its own personnel/labor relations office to discuss issues within the scope of representation and to negotiate collective bargaining agreements and memorandums of understanding concerning wages, hours, and working conditions with labor organizations representing employees in service-critical job classifications.

  • Appendix A. Section A8.409 - Defines and discusses management's rights, bargaining in good faith, scope of representation, impasse procedures and timelines.

  • Appendix A. Section A8.409.4 - Impass Resolution Procedures

Civil Service Rules - Volume IV: The Municipal Transportation Agency

Employee Relations Rules - Employee Relations Operating Resolution

Transit Operations Rules - All MUNI employees are responsible for providing safe, efficient and courteous service to our passengers. As employees of MUNI, it is our duty to perform our duties with pride, courtesy, and attention toward providing safe and reliable transportation to our passengers. The customers we serve expect and deserve employees who are neat in appearance, friendly, courteous, and who execute their duties in a competent and professional manner. All employees must understand and comply with these rules.

  • SF Municipal Railway Rules and Instructions Handbook - This handbook sets forth the standards that govern the conduct of all SFMTA MUNI employees in the performance of their duties.
  • Rail Rule Book - This handbook contains rules which govern the safe performance and conduct of all rail employees and personnel responsible for revenue service and maintenance of SFMTA's Rail Operations.

 

Statement of Incompatible Activities

This Statement of Incompatible Activities is intended to guide officers and employees of the Municipal Transportation Agency, which includes the San Francisco Municipal Railway and the San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic, about the kinds of activities that are incompatible with their public duties and therefore prohibited.

 

Division Organizational Structure

The SFMTA Employee & Labor Relations Division is a part of the SFMTA Department of Human Resources, reporting to the SFMTA Director of Human Resources.

EMPLOYEE & LABOR RELATIONS TEAM

  • Mike Helms - Employee & Labor Relations Manager
  • Parveen Boparai - Acting Labor Relations Manager
  • Lawrence Lindisch - Senior Labor Relations Analyst
  • Rod Goree - Reasonable Accomodation and Personal Services Contracts Coordinator
  • Cherylynn Norona - Senior Labor Relations Analyst
  • Aaron Beckwith - Labor Relatiions Analyst
  • Amy Nuque - Junior Management Assistant
  • Betsy Moy - Administrative Staff