Collective Bargaining

Calaveras County employees deliver a wide range of services to county residents and include law enforcement, public safety employees, skilled craftspeople, custodians, health care professionals, engineers and office support staff, among many others. During negotiations with its employee unions, the County strives to strike a balance between maintaining and improving services to County residents, and ensuring that the employees who provide those services are compensated and treated fairly.

Human Resources is responsible for fostering harmonious and collaborative labor management relations between employee organizations and the County. In this effort, we are charged with:

  • Negotiating labor agreements with recognized employee organizations;
  • Administering labor agreements for 4 bargaining units; CCPSEA, DSA, SEIU and Sheriff’s Management;
  • Resolving contract disputes through mediation, arbitration and administrative hearings;
  • Administering employee relations statutes, ordinances and policies; and
  • Providing advice and counsel to County management regarding labor relations issues.

The Human Resources Department works closely with the County Administrative Officer and County
Counsel in providing assistance and direction to the County supervisors and managers.

Employer-Employee Relations Resolution


Calaveras County Public Safetey Employees Association

Memorandum of Understanding for January 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021


  • President:  Wanda Maddock
  • Vice President: TBD
  • Secretary/Treasurer:  Natalie Jackson
  • Board Members:  TBD
  • Stewards:  Sean Smylie

Bargaining Team:

Bargaining Team Alternates


Brett Sherman ▪ Goyette & Assoc. ▪ 1300 G Street, Modesto, CA 95354 Ph: (916) 851-1900 ▪

Sheriff's Management Unit

Memorandum of Understanding for January 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021


  • Eddie Ballard
  • Anthony Eberhardt


W. Robert "Bob" Phibbs ▪ Phibbs Law ▪ POB 417, Lodi, CA  95241 ▪ 209-369-6169 

Deputy Sheriff's Association

Memorandum of Understanding for January 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021


  • President: Rudi Leon
  • Vice President: Chad Poortinga
  • Treasurer: Shawn Cechini
  • Secretary: Brian Terry
  • Member at Large: Vacant

Bargaining Team Members:


Paul Konsdorf ▪ Goyette & Assoc. ▪ 1300 G Street, Modesto, CA 95354 Ph: (916) 851-1900

Service Employees International Union

Memorandum of Understanding for January 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021


  • President(Interim): Jennifer Herndon, Public Works
  • Vice President: Jennifer Herndon, Public Works
  • Secretary: Betty Johnson, Mental Health
  • Communications Officer:
  • Treasurer:  Vacant
  • Shop Stewards: Ernesto Garcia, Todd Nosanow

Bargaining Team Members: Amy Eaves, Marcy Porovich, Loren Skrimager, Daniel Cooper, Jennifer Herndon

First Alternate: Todd Nosanow

Second Alternate: Dianne Johnson


SEIU 1021 ▪ 201 Clinton Rd., Suite 101A ▪ Jackson, CA 95642 ▪ Phone: (877) 687-1021

Field Representative: Andrea Colavita Pinkham ▪ Phone: (209) 817-3656