The PBA is currently exploring the possibility of implementing a Career Path for the Civilians.
·Various Departments have different schedules and would like to explore possible changes.
Through the CBA, we can explore specific proposals.
·How long would the Civilian contract be for?
As PROPOSED, this contract would be for a period of one (1) calendar year, Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012. This will allow the PBA to renegotiate all PBSO CBA's next year at one time.
·How much vacation time does the PBA take and what is it used for?
All PBA members donate 2 hours of vacation time per year each January. This allows reps, site reps and members to take time from their normal duties to attend PBA functions (rep meetings, political activities, and other PBA related issues).
·How does the PBA help with a suspension or other forms of discipline?
If a member receives discipline that is greater than a three (3) day suspension, it may be grieved. The PBA will file the paperwork and ultimately may decide the issue warrants taking all the way to arbitration. Understand this is not automatic, but is an option. If the member does wish to file, there is a time limit that requires the PBA to file within 10 days, so it is the members responsibility to notify the PBA ASAP! If a suspension is accepted, the member may use comp or vacation time to avoid loosing pay from their paycheck.
·In reference to the 3% that is now being taken out of our pay checks, it is not going into our retirement as we were all led to believe via Governor Scott, What is the PBA's position on this?
As to the 3% taken by Gov. Scott; it is and has been the PBA's position that this is WRONG! We fought in Tallahassee and all the past legislative session to limit the injury to only 3%! WE DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS REDUCTION IN BENEFITS! Unfortunately, this is outside the boundaries of our collective bargaining agreement, which is with the Sheriff of Palm Beach County. We have joined with the state teachers union on a lawsuit against the state to overturn this issue, but the resolution to that is months away. Right now, we (PBC PBA) are concentrating on a collective bargaining agreement with the Sheriff for the civilians in our agency and we can only sit back and allow the lawsuit to wend its way through the court system.
·Can CSP’s rotate days off i.e. work on 5 days on and 2 days off and 5 days on and 3 days off?
CSP’s are civilian employees and not under high risk, therefore we have to follow fair labor standards, which means civilians must be scheduled for no more than 40.00 hours in a given week.