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Ratification Voting Info / Highlights
Updated On: Sep 13, 2017

Contract Ratification Vote - New Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #93 and the Orange County Sheriff's Office have reached an agreement on a new, two-year contract for 2017-19.  This new contract agreement includes the largest wage increases in the history of the Orange County Sheriff's Office.  

We will be voting on whether to ratify the contract on September 19th and 20th.  The voting locations are as follows:

  • Sector 1  
  • Sector 2  
  • Sector 5  
  • Courthouse

If the contract is ratified, the wage increases would be effective on the first paycheck in October 2017.  Deputies and Court Security Deputies will vote on ratification on the contract as one bargaining unit.  Corporals and Sergeants will vote on ratification as one bargaining unit.  

We believe this contract is immensely better than the last contract.  We are hopeful that all bargaining unit members will vote YES and ratify this collective bargaining agreement.

Below are the highlights of the agreement, some articles were minor word changes and/or Present Contract Language only:  

Fraternal Order of Police / Orange County Sheriff's Office

2017-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement Article Synopsis

Article 1          Recognition 

  • Added the Classification Court Security Deputy

Article 2          Gender Reference

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 3          Dues Check Off

  • Added Union Membership dues to the contract and increased dues to $20.00 Per Pay Period

Article 4          No Discrimination

  • Added language - Gender Identity

Article 5          Employee Representation and FOP Activities

  • Language clarifying the title FOP Representative
  • Increase 1/2 to 1 hour allocation for FOP presentation during BRC
  • Eliminated the restriction on how many bargaining unit members who can use Union Pool time

Article 6          Grievance Procedure

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 7          Internal Investigations

  • Language added that allows the subject of an investigation who asserts a conflict of interest with the Supervisor conducting the investigation a process for reassignment of the investigation.

Article 8          Layoffs and Recall

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 9          Promotions and Appointments

  • Elimination of the DFC rank/appointment for those who have not received the appointment prior to the effective date of this contract. Language allows for those who have received the appointment to maintain the appointment with no reduction in the current compensation.
  • Language will be governed by General Order allowing appointment to Master Deputy the month the member qualifies.
  • The Sergeant and Corporal promotional test cycle shall last no longer than sixty (60) days absent unforeseen circumstances.

Article 10        Grooming

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 11        Strike Prohibition and Work Requirements

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 12        Personnel Records

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 13        Compliance with General and Special Orders and Modifications

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 14        Performance Review

  • Written notice shall be given to an employee whose "Overall" performance is below standard at least 90 days prior to the end of the rating period.

Article 15        Seniority

  • Added Section Seniority and Classification Seniority. Language added that address when there is a tie in Section Seniority and Classification Seniority.

Article 16        Off Duty Employment

  • Off-Duty rate increase to $35.00.
  • Approved single off-duty jobs no more than four (4) hours (was two (2) hours) in length by be worked by bargaining unit members prior to the start time of their regularly assigned duties or during the middle of their shift, with prior approval from their supervisor.
  • Holiday pay will be at least ten dollars ($10.00) more than the minimum established rate for the job.

Article 17        Agency Issued Vehicles

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 18        Leave, Workers Compensation, Disability & Personnel Issues Grievance

Procedure      

  • Maintained all Holidays in current contract, with change of dates.
  • Language change for "well" baby - In the case where both parents are bargaining unit members, both may take sick leave to care for a "well" baby. If desired, each may share the responsibility, however they shall receive no more than six (6) weeks per member.

Article 19        Equipment, Uniform and Clothing Allowances Loss/Damage to personnel Property

  • Names of squads and units revised to their current titles and elimination of squads and units that no longer exist.

Article 20        Educational Assistance and Training

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 21        Acting Ranks

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 22        Transfer or Change in Assignment

  • Revised names of units and elimination of units that no longer exist.
  • Added language that was approved previously by bargaining unit members concerning the FTO and FTEP Programs (language that was previously included in an MOU regarding the FTEP/FTO Program).

Article 23        Workday, Workweek and Overtime

  • Present Contract Language

Article 24        Court Appearance, On-Call and Re-Call

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 25        Wages

  • Significant Wage Increases - See Charts

Article 26        Equipment and Service Awards

  • Present Contract language (PCL)

Article 27        Insurance Benefits

  • Significant Improvements - Union will have participation on all RFP (Bid) processes.
  • The Union will receive monthly up dates on the funding status of the insurance program.
  • The Union will have input on plan design and insurance coverage.

Article 28        Longevity Pay, Specialty Pay, Assignment Pay, and Shift Differential

  • Dive Team Specialty Pay Increase.
  • Included FTO Specialty Pay as previously agreed to by bargaining unit members.
  • Added Specialty Pay for TOPS unit.
  •  Increase to longevity pay for those reaching 10, 12, 14, and 16 years of service.

Article 29        Drug Testing

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 30        Management Rights

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 31        Entire Agreement

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 32        Savings Clause

  • Present Contract Language (PCL)

Article 33        Duration

  • Date Changes


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