This may alleviate some of the manpower shortages….and pay some bills:
TIME OFF INITIATIVE
The Lodge reached agreement with the Department on a time off initiative this morning. It increases the maximum percent off allowed from 15% to 30%. This is for District Law Enforcement only. It will work in the following way;
Officers will submit time off requests 14 days or more prior to the date(s)
They will be granted or denied time no less than 7 days prior to the day requested.
Manpower will be augmented by a vri- like initiative according to the 5 police areas. Officers can sign up to work their RDO’s and/or Furlough segments. As long as there are enough volunteers up to 30% would get their time off. Volunteers would come from in district first (district of assignment) and then patrol area secondly if needed and strictly by seniority. Time off requests CANNOT be denied as long as their is manpower available. Volunteer list must be exhausted before days off can be cancelled.
This is a Memorandum of Understanding that is protected by the grievance and arbitration procedures. It has a guarantee of 2 years through the end of 2022. After that it will be subject to negotiations.
There are details still being addressed. The FOP will maintain a copy of the volunteer lists to monitor proper enactment of the program. Any questions, please call the Lodge during normal business hours.
Overtime paid at time and a half.
M-T 8-8; Fri 8-7
This is precisely how it was sent to us, so any questions should be directed to the Lodge. Our main question is are those the hours every day at the bottom, meaning NOT on weekends and minimum 12 hours, 11 on Fridays? And this looks like a day shift only? That doesn’t make sense at all.
UPDATE: Hey, remember when Groot budgeted $95 million for OT and then they eliminated VRI? And then she spent $200 million on OT already in 2020?