Here is an update on where we are with our upcoming contract bargaining. We will be begin mediation on 07/20/2021 as discussions were not moving in a timely manner therefore mediation was necessary.
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AOCE Summary of Tentative Agreements Reached To Date
June 30, 2021
Below is a list of the articles that we have TA’d with current contract language - so no changes were made to them:
Art. 1 – Scope of Agreement
Art. 3 - Management Rights
Art. 4 – Association Security
Art. 5 - Association/Management Meetings
Art. 6 - Employee Parking
Art. 7 - Separability of Provisions
Art. 9 – Contracting Out
Art. 14 – Call Back and Reporting Pay
Art. 15 – On Call Standby
Art. 17 – Lead Work Differential
Art. 18 - Per Diem/Mileage/Moving Allowance
Art. 23 – Sick Leave Without Pay
Art. 24 – Inclement Conditions
Art. 25 – Leaves With Pay
Art. 26 – Leave of Absence Without Pay
Art. 32 - Job Sharing
Art. 33 - Stress/Career Counseling
Art. 34 – Trial Service
Art. 35 – Promotions/Advancement
Art. 37 - Review of Classification Series
Art. 38 – Reclassification Procedure
Art. 40 – Personnel Files
Art. 43 – Discipline and Discharge
The following articles have TA’d changes:
Art. 8 – Fire Assignments – incorporated language on assignment of fire overtime. Officers will be on one list. Corporals and Sergeants will be on another list.
Art. 11 – Salary Administration – make annual steps automatic without tying them to performance. DOC can no longer deny a salary step increase.
Art. 27 – Pre-retirement Counseling Leave – can now be used anytime. No longer has the requirement the employee be at least 45 years old and 5 years from retirement.
Art. 31 – Safety and Health – chemical spray will now be offered to all Corrections Professionals (excluding Health Services), who request it. Training will be provided to staff who request the spray.
Art. 36 – Training/Education – added ability to complete online portion of annual in-service at home.
Art. 39 – Seniority – organized language to make it easier to find sections; removed ability for individual AFSCME-represented institutions to have AOCE seniority wall dropped; clarified employees will not accrue seniority during periods of unpaid, unprotected leave greater than 15 consecutive calendar days; added retirees at SFFC can keep seniority for shift bidding and vacation bidding.
Art. 41 – Employee Rights – added improvements to notice requirement and interviews. 24-hour notice will include name of interviewers. AOCE and institution management will meet monthly to review and get an update on the status of all open investigations. Employees will receive written notice of the outcome of an investigation.
Art. 44 – Grievance and Arbitration – clarified Step 4 DAS grievance meeting process.
The remainder of the contract is still open. We have mediation set for July 20th.