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MOU Grievance Issue

GRIEVANCE ON BEHALF OF RPOA Research done on the MOU discovered that in 1997, the language was changed by a clerical error on the part of the city. The City wished to insert the Personnel Director into the discipline process as a step, which they did. However, when they did this, it moved step 4, which was arbitration, to step 5 and out of the process for non disciplinary MOU grievances. This has not been an issue since 1997 and has not been caught by any negotiating team. According to Steve Allen (former negotiator for RPOA), RPOA is now the only association in the City that is not allowed to go to arbitration for non-disciplinary MOU violations, to include RPOA Misc and RPMA, both of whose

Feb 2020 Issues addressed with Admin

SPECIALTY POSITION ISSUE (FEB 18) Issue to Board regarding DUI position. Position was opened for filling. A single RPOA member (qualified) applied for the position. This opening was extended even after qualified person expresses interest. Again, no one else put in. A probationary employee was directed to be assigned to the position. STATISTICS being reintroduced since the introduction of SPILLMAN. Stats including the number of Arrests, Citations, Case and FI’s are placed in each patrol officers box each month. No context or expectations were given. Many officers worried due to past practice of the department misusing statistical information for various reasons. BASED ON THESE CONCERNS, a mee

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