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October General Membership Meeting Minutes
Updated On: Jun 12, 2017

Minutes for the Pierce County Deputy Sheriff’s Independent Guild

General Membership Meeting – October 4, 2016 1900 hours

South Hill Precinct Training Room

Executive Board Members Present

Tjossem, Wilson, Anderson, Bird, Hardesty, Englund, Moss, Nicodemus, Westfall, L. Paluck, Sanders

Members Present

B. Anderson, Messineo, LaTour, Calata, Fuller, J. Kelly, K. Pressel, Davidson, K. Roberts, Jake, B. Ward, Blumenshine, Kadow, Richardson, Evans, B. Johnson, Cropp, Sanchez, Carter, Merod, Hefty, McClendon, S. Pecheos, Hayes, Jarvis, W. Sargent


Motion to waive reading – Moss.  Second – Nicodemus

Vote passed

Treasurer’s Report

Homestreet $56,125.41

Tapco Savings $5615.02

Tapco Checking $216,486.12

Benevolent Fund Savings $510,991.24

Benevolent Fund Checking $6729.74

All bills paid / current.

Motion to accept – Tjossem.  Second – Cropp

Vote passed

Metro OIS – Final reading and vote held.  Guild concerns discussed regarding supplanting work, training, doesn’t bring real transparency.  Sheriff Pastor, Undersheriff Masko and Chief Hausner attended to address membership.  Discussion held regarding Observer vs. Actively Working Team Member.  Sheriff states desire to bring other agencies up to our level and get ahead of national trend in Officer Involved Shootings. 

Motion to Accept MOU as written – Cropp.  Second – Calata.

Vote was conducted by show of hands.  0 votes to accept.  32 votes to reject.  1 abstained.

Labor Management Update

AVL Data – Guild provided with print out of information which would be released if a PDR was submitted.  Westfall is requesting his own history as a PDR to ensure what information is present and if there is anything that would compromise officer safety.  Dispatch continues to report problems, with main complaint that it now takes two dispatchers to work a priority call.  Please remember to send an email to Lt. Roberts with any problems you are experiencing.

Staffing Study – Still looking at how to capture data on CID to show need for additional detectives.  Should be completed in February.

Metro SWAT – On hold for now pending Metro OIS discussion / vote.

Emergency Notification – 10 people still have not filled out their emergency notification or opted out. Please do so ASAP if you have not already.

Chief Pay / Assistant Chief Pay / Transit – Due to new staffing levels, the Chief and Asst. Chief would make same pay.  Admin wants to have different tier to allow Asst. Chief to be a step below the Chief.  Discussions ongoing.

Transit – There will be 6 new FTE’s and they will be keeping the bomb dog in 2017.  As the new FTE’s are brought on board it will eliminate overtime.  Those currently trained and on the overtime list will be allowed to work overtime in Transit when needed.

Renumbering Personnel – The unit numbers will be “crunched” at the end of the year.  Any unpaid status will affect seniority as will discipline.

ULP – Shift Start Times and Rotation – Had been scheduled for arbitration.  Cancelled at County’s request.  Schedule returns to previous one and will be discussed / negotiated further.  In January the waterfall schedule returns along with five start times. (Status Quo)

Det. Backfill – Administration is requesting that a Detective be promoted to fill Det. Wood’s position until such time he returns from military duty, with the understanding that upon Det. Wood’s return the Detective could be riffed.  No objections by Guild.  On hold until end of October pending new military orders for Det. Wood.

Background Unit – Currently multiple positions are being filled by members on light duty and then they are extended.  Background is a CPO position and Guild believes the positions should be boarded for.  In January Admin is looking at opening a position with a one year rotation for operational needs.  Discussion ongoing on selection process.

ADA Vests – A standardized ADA vest is being designed.  This standardized vest, with NO modifications, will be approved for all personnel to purchase on their own without ADA recommendation.

Good of Order Winners – Sargent, Pecheos. Richardson and Evans both donated to Chaplaincy.

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