RA SCC Area Reports

Rehabilitation Administration:  Special Commitment Center

8/2018

Our union received notice on 4/27/2017 from SCC of their intent to change the requirements for defense and control tactics.    The employer and our Union met on 1/26/2018 to discuss the change in training requirement.  The outcome was to change the training requirement related to Control and Defensive tactics for Security Guard 2s and Security 3s and all Residential Rehabilitation Counselor 4 classifications with an implementation date of 7/1/2018.  On 5/7/2018 in response to incidents at SCC our Union received a notice of intent to include RRC2 and RRC3 classifications in implementation of the changed defense tactic training requirements to.   Our Union had informal discussions on 8/6 with management where they indicated that they will begin implementing this new requirement for RRC staff on October 15th of this year.  

7/2018

Our union received notice on 4/27/2017 from SCC of their intent to change the requirements for defense and control tactics.    The employer and our Union met on 1/26/2018 to discuss the change in training requirement.  The outcome was to change the training requirement related to Control and Defensive tactics for Security Guard 2s and Security 3s and all Residential Rehabilitation Counselor 4 classifications with an implementation date of 7/1/2018.  On 5/7/2018 in response to incidents at SCC our Union received a notice of intent to include RRC2 and RRC3 classifications in implementation of the changed defense tactic training requirements to.   Our Union had informal discussions and management where they indicated that they will begin implementing this new requirement for RRC staff on October 15th of this year.   

6/2018

Our union received notice on 4/27/2017 from SCC of their intent to change the requirements for defense and control tactics.    The employer and our Union met on 1/26/2018 to discuss the change in training requirement.  The outcome was to change the training requirement related to Control and Defensive tactics for Security Guard 2s and Security 3s and all Residential Rehabilitation Counselor 4 classifications with an implementation date of 7/1/2018.  On 5/7/2018 in response to incidents at SCC our Union received a notice of intent to include RRC2 and RRC3 classifications in implementation of the changed defense tactic training requirements to.   Our Union has requested informal discussions about this, and will meet with management on August 6th—more to follow.

5/2018

Our union received notice on 4/27/2017 from SCC of their intent to change the requirements for defense and control tactics.    The employer and our Union met on 1/26/2018 to discuss the change in training requirement.  The outcome was to change the training requirement related to Control and Defensive tactics for Security Guard 2s and Security 3s and all Residential Rehabilitation Counselor 4 classifications with an implementation date of 7/1/2018.  On 5/7/2018 in response to incidents at SCC our Union received a notice of intent to include RRC2 and RRC3 classifications  in implementation of the changed defense tactic training requirements to.   Our Union has requested informal discussions about this—more to follow.

11/17/17

Notice was received on 4/27/2017 of the employer’s intent to change training requirements.  The employer proposal would change the training requirement related to Control and Defensive tactics for Security Guard 2s and Security 3s and all Residential Rehabilitation Counselor classifications. The proposal would also change the training requirement upon hire for all other classifications at SCC.  This is scheduled for 1/26/2018.   

Notice was received of SCC’s intent to reorganize Food Services.  Our Union and management met to discuss this on 11/8.   The organizational structure was altered to improve efficiencies.   Our Union and management came to an agreement over the reallocation of certain positions to accommodate this change and the plan has been implemented by the SCC administration.  

Our Union became aware that SCC was revising and potentially changing policy related reasonable suspicion searches at SCC.  An informal discussion is scheduled for 11/7.  The only changes to the policy were superficial in nature, and the conversation was primarily operational in nature.  In response to our Union’s suggestions management agreed to give serious consideration to both the use of a randomizer and a screened area to ensure both truly random selection and privacy during searches.    

Our Union received notice of SCC’s intent to implement a new policy regarding residents and tobacco use.    SCC became smoke free for residents beginning 16 November 2017, and an informal discussion was held on 11/7.   It was recognized that staff will not be required to refrain from smoking while on McNeil island, but they will be required to smoke in designated areas.  Management agreed to check with CMO regarding covering for the smoking areas and staff locker for tobacco products to be kept.