Corrections Area Report 7/2018

1-    DTB DOC 410.210-220-235-920 Use of Force

Working with the Teamsters to identify discrepancies with the policies. We have concerns Prisons and the Field operations are combined. There are different constitutional issues. Met with management and developed a subcommittee to evaluate the policies.

First round of bargaining held and second is being scheduled.

Several meetings held to reduce the scope of time spent at the table. LRA is drafting the agreements and sending them over.

Pending final policy review with changes.

2-    DOC 380.200 Community Supervision

Workload, obtained an agreement with management to implement workload reductions strategies short term, midterm, and long term.  Monitoring implementation for compliance.

Management is overdue with the second round of reductions.

Met with Management and they are drafting a letter that will be sent out defining the current status and mid-term solutions

3-    DOC 460.130 Hearings

Significant issues related to increased duties and responsibilities. This item will be a supplemental contract item, increased complexity and duties attributed to PRP’s.

Re-opened discussions based upon implementation in preparation for supplemental bargaining.

Preparing for supplemental bargaining.

New PRP requiring Hearings Officers to evaluate the constitutionality of conditions placed upon offenders on supervision. Monitoring the implementation for working impacts.

4-    DOC 460.140 Violations

Significant issues related to increased duties and responsibilities. Workload is another significant concern. This item will be a supplemental contract item, increased complexity and duties attributed to PRP’s. Re-opened discussions based upon implementation in preparation for supplemental bargaining.

Preparing for supplemental bargaining.

Received the Advance Corrections Close Out Report, reviewing for changes that maybe interpreted as higher-level duties and responsibilities.

5-    DOC Identification Placards

Change eliminated the ability for CCO’s to wear placards that say Police when serving warrants with other LE…safety

Working with Mac Pevey to come to an agreement that will reflect significant changes to apparel policy.

Met with management, close to impasse, but management requested more time to complete a proposal that is more aligned with our goals.

Requested update on status

6-    DOC OMNI Stoppage Time Calculation

Early release issue, safety concerns. Pending agreement and timeframe for solutions to the responsive/passive approach to one that does not place staff potentially hostile situations.

No MOU from management yet, sent a reminder

7-    Termination Release Verification Process

Early release issue, safety concerns. Pending agreement and timeframe for solutions to the responsive/passive approach to one that does not place staff potentially hostile situations.

No MOU from management yet, sent a reminder

Additional Duties:

1- DOC Policy is proposing an amendment seeking to become a Law Enforcement Policy Group. Item referred back to policy by request of member leadership.

DOC Policy signed the Resolution.

The Executive Board met and approved the resolution converting The Public Safety Caucus and Campus Police and Security to the Law Enforcement Caucus. The Corrections policy resolution was postponed.

Pending appointment of the new chair

2- The Public Safety Caucus is drafting a resolution to combine Public Safety and Campus Police and Security into a Law Enforcement Caucus. Item referred back to policy by request of member leadership.

DOC signed the Resolution

This issue will be raised a the next policy meeting

3- Developing proposal with Chris Coker to provide training for members who may be involved in a shooting: Post incident response (Law Enforcement 100% AFSCME)