The City of La Palma employs approximately 55 full-time employees who are represented by three recognized employee organizations: the La Palma General Employees Association (LPGEA), the La Palma Police Association (LPPA), and the La Palma Professional Employees Association (LPPEA). Additionally, there are approximately 7 management employees, the City Manager, and various part-time employees which are not represented by a formal organization.
In 2013, the City adopted a revised Employer-Employee Resolution (2013-04), that provides orderly procedures for the administration of employer-employee relations between the City and its employee organizations. Employee salaries and benefits are further described on the Job Description & Salaries page, the Employee Compensation page, or in the documents below.
This Association represents a variety of classifications, including: Administrative Secretaries, Deputy City Clerk/Executive Assistant, Human Resources Specialist, Maintenance Workers, Recreation Coordinators, Senior Office Assistants, and Water Workers.
This Association represents sworn and civilian employees in a variety of police classifications, including: Police Dispatcher, Police Officer, Police Corporal, Police Records Clerk, Police Sergeant, and Civilian Investigator.
This Association represents a variety of professional or supervisory classifications, including: Accounting Manager, Assistant to the City Manager, Maintenance Supervisor, Management Analyst, and Water Supervisor.
The City’s management employees are not represented by a formal association or MOU; however, a comprehensive agreement is prepared that list salaries, personnel practices, and benefits for management employees.
The City Manager has an individual Employment Agreement with the City of La Palma and is an "at-will" employee.
The City’s part-time employees are not represented by a recognized labor organization or association; however, a Salary Resolution is frequently prepared that list salaries, personnel practices, and benefits for these part-time employees.