County of San Bernardino Human Resources logo
Click here for HR HomePage Click here for HR FAQ'S Click here for Contact HR Click here for HR Forms Click here for HR Sitemap Click here for NEOGOV Login
www.sbcounty.gov

Employee Benefits
Perfect Attendance Program

It pays to be at work! Earn Perfect Attendance Leave (PAL) or an annual health club membership for perfect attendance at work.

How to Qualify

The County's Perfect Attendance Program rewards employees in bargaining units that participate in the Perfect Attendance Program, who meet the following criteria:

  • A full-time employee
  • Hired on or before Pay Period (PP) 01
  • Has not used any of the following for the calendar year:
    • □ Sick leave (SCK, SCKAE),
    • □ Sick family leave (SCKFM, SCKAF);
    • □ Occupational illness or injury leave (OCU, OCUS), including 4850 time;
    • □ Short or long term disability leave (HSF, HSP);
    • □ Military leave when applicable (MILLV, WOPML);
    • □ Medical Emergency Leave (MEL, MLSAE, MSAF, MLSCK, MLSCF);
    • □ Absent without pay leave (WOPAP, WOPUA,WOPSK, WOPOI).

Qualification for Perfect Attendance is determined by the payroll system in cooperation with the department payroll specialist. If you do not receive a Perfect Attendance notification letter and election form, please check first with the department payroll specialist.

Definition of Calendar Year

For bargaining units that participate in the Perfect Attendance Program, the calendar year is:

From pay period 1 through
pay period 26 or 27,
when applicable, of the same year


Pay period 1 is actually for time worked in December of the previous year. Here are a couple of examples:

Employee A

Employee B

If Employee A began employment in January of 2010, he or she is not eligible for rewards in 2010 because he or she was not employed during pay period 1.

If Employee B was hired in December of 2009, he or she is eligible for Perfect Attendance rewards for 2010.


Refer to your specific MOU for more information.

Rewards

Employees who meet the criteria listed above are eligible for Perfect Attendance rewards. Refer to the chart below for Perfect Attendance rewards applicable to your specific bargaining unit.

Perfect Attendance Leave (PAL) and Annual Health Club Memberships by Bargaining Unit

Bargaining Units with Perfect Attendance Provisions Leave Provisions Gym Membership / Reimbursement Provisions
  • All SBPEA units
  • Attorneys
  • General Fire Support Unit
  • Contract PSD 12 month
  • Professional Unit
Eligible employees may receive sixteen (16) hours of PAL time. Eligible employees may receive reimbursement up to a maximum of $299 for an annual individual (employee only) health club membership. Health club membership cost must be incurred and submitted for reimbursement within a reasonable period of time from when it was awarded.
  • Nurses Unit
  • Specialized Peace Officer Unit
  • Specialized Peace Officer Supervisory Unit
  • Probation Unit
Eligible employees may receive sixteen (16) hours of PAL time. Eligible employees may receive either a 12-month prepaid membership in a participating 24 Hour Fitness - All Club Access* -OR- may be reimbursed up to $299 for a one-year paid membership in a health facility of their choice.

*Excluding Super Sport and Ultra Sport Clubs
  • Contract PSD 9 Month
Eligible employees may receive eight (8) hours of PAL time. No Gym Membership / Reimbursement Provision
  • Exempt Compensation Plan
  • Exempt Special Districts
Eligible employees may receive sixteen (16) hours of PAL time. No Gym Membership / Reimbursement Provision
  • Emergency Services Support Unit
  • Non-Represented Employees
  • Specialized Fire Services Unit
  • Water & Sanitation Unit
Eligible employees may receive sixteen (16) hours of PAL time. Eligible employees may receive either a 12-month prepaid membership in a participating 24 Hour Fitness - All Club Access* or LA Fitness – All Club Access** -OR- may be reimbursed up to $324 for a one-year paid membership in a health facility of their choice.
*Excluding Super Sport and Ultra Sport Clubs
**Excluding Signature Clubs and clubs located within the state of New York

You have until the end of pay period 26 to use your PAL time. Otherwise, the time is forfeited. Perfect Attendance Leave may not be cashed out.

If You Have Questions

Call EBSD at 1-909-387-5787 for more information.

 

© 2009 County of San Bernardino HR. All rights reserved. ADA compliant. This site uses Adobe PDF. Get Adobe Reader