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

Minutes / Pierce County Deputy Sheriff’s Independent Guild March 7, 2017

Executive Board Members Present:  Westfall, Anderson, Tjossem, Bird, Hardesty, Englund, Wilson, Estep, Paluck.

Members at Large Present:  Munson, Finch, Tevis, Anderson

Motion to Waive Reading of Minutes:  Approved

Treasurer’s Report:           Tapco Savings $5815.16

                                                Tapco Checking $217,622.89

                                                Benevolent Savings $521,411.24

                                                Benevolent Checking $ 2287.79


Motion to Accept Treasurer’s Report: Approved

Labor Management Update:

Overtime Bumping Guidelines / Rules:  L. Paluck completed Overtime LOU.  After discussion membership agreed that cover shifts should be considered as dayshift for bidding purposes.  L. Paluck will make changes and present to Admin.

DV/SOR Sergeant Swap:  Pushed back to July 2018 in order to let Sgt. Bautista finish his career rotation.

Out of County Vehicles:  Membership is at maximum allowed for vehicles allowed to be driven out of County.  Guild requested that the amount of vehicles allowed to be taken out of County be increased to 10%.  Admin stated needed to be considered in contract negotiations.

Property Crimes Unit:  The Proactive Property Crimes Unit asked that the rotation for personnel be extended due to training considerations.  Admin asked that a committee be formed to look at all Career Development positions regarding time.  Will discuss further in Labor Management.

Staffing Study:  Still ongoing, CID just completed time study.  Citizen survey sent out and replies are being processed.

Metro OIS Team:  First Reading held.

Contract Chief MOU:  First reading held.

PIE Policy:  Revised LOU to be presented to Admin at next Labor Management meeting.  Would require that when an Inquiry or Criticism has been initiated that information as to the basic allegation, the employee’s name and that the investigation is not complete would have to be disclosed to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  If the criticism is sustained the PAO would get the IA file in its entirety.  If Unfounded or Exonerated the PAO would be sent a retraction letter.  Not Sustained finding would result in the PAO having to request an in camera review of the information. 

SWAT Team Alternate: SWAT asked for an Alternative Team Member position.  Admin stated not supporting at this time.

Admin requested that Paul Evans be extended for one year as the Training Deputy.  Executive Board declined the request. 

Admin asked if the Guild was requesting that Sgt. Provost be extended in his position with CST.  Executive Board position was not to support that.

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement: Admin asked for clarification on length of Career rotation.  Resolved.

T. Hardesty brought up concern regarding CPO pay for supervisors that top out at 8% as opposed to 9% that Patrol gets.  Will be brought up in Labor Management.

First Reading of Contract Chief MOU:  Would create ½ step lower wage step for Assistant Chief.  T. Stephens would be grand-fathered in. 

First Reading of Metro OIS Team Proposal:  This item had not been previously posted on Agenda. Membership agreed to hold first reading and have second reading at April General Membership Meeting.  If any objections from members the April meeting will count as the first reading and a second reading will be held in May.  Main change to previous proposal is the term “observer” has been changed to “liaison.”

New Business: 

V. Tjossem is working on VEBA retiree medical plan.  Will potentially be a lot of ground work needed.  Will reach out to membership to find out if support / interest is there to continue with development.

Armed Forces Life Insurance:  Westfall advised that he found out that the Life Insurance Company does not appear to be registered to do business in the State of Washington.  Company assures that this is error.  Westfall will be contacting other agencies participating for further information.

Good of Order:

B. Anderson

J. Munson

L. Bird

J. Wilson



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