HEERA stands for the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA), of 1984. A HEERA manager is also called an MPP or Management Personnel Plan employee. The MPP, defined in Title 5, Article 2.2, of the California Code of Regulations, is an integrated personnel system addressing employment rights, benefits and conditions for employees designated as "management" or "supervisory" level employee under HEERA.
All MPP's are non-bargaining unit employees and as a result, are "at will" employees. Most collective bargaining agreements refer to this category as HEERA or Administrator, or Non-bargaining unit administrator. They all mean the same. All collective bargaining agreements recognize that only MPP's (HEERA) may take employment actions such as: hire, discipline, finalize performance evaluations, etc.
A link to specific MPP related benefits, descriptions, and information is: