In accordance with state law, the City of Beverly Hills participates in labor negotiations (also known as collective bargaining) with its employee associations, or bargaining units. The result of the negotiations processes are written agreements or contracts reached between the City and the City employee associations. These agreements are commonly referred to as Memoranda of Understanding (MOU's). There are nine represented employee associations within the City, who are all in the midst of multi-year MOU’s, which can be accessed at the links below. Additionally, the terms and benefits of employment for executive and senior management employees in the City are governed by an executive compensation plan.