30.6 County Charter and Civil Service Commission (a) The provisions of this Section shall not abridge any rights to which the employee may be entitled under the County Charter, nor shall it be administered in a manner which would abrogate any power which, under the County Charter may be within the sole province and discretion of the Civil Service Commission. (b) All grievances of employees in representation units represented by PDA shall be processed under this Section. If the County Charter requires that a differing option be available to the employee, no action under paragraph (b) of subsection 30.2 above shall be taken unless itRead More →

30.5 No Strike PDA, its members and representatives, agree that it and they will not engage in, authorize, sanction, or support any strike, slowdown, stoppage of work, curtailment of production, concerted refusal of overtime work, refusal to operate designated equipment (provided such equipment is safe and sound) or to perform customary duties; and neither PDA nor any representatives thereof shall engage in job action for the purpose of effecting changes in the directives or decisions of county management, nor to effect a change of personnel or operations of management or of employees not covered by this MOU.Read More →

30.4 Compensation Complaints All complaints involving or concerning the payment of compensation shall be initially filed in writing with Employee Relations. Only complaints which allege that employees are not being compensated in accordance with the provisions of this MOU shall be considered as grievances. Any other matters of compensation are to be resolved in the meeting and conferring process if not detailed in the MOU which results from such meeting and conferring process shall be deemed withdrawn until the meeting and conferring process is next opened for such discussion. No adjustment shall be retroactive for more than sixty (60) days from the date upon whichRead More →

30.3 Scope of Adjustment Board and Arbitration Decisions (a) Decisions of Adjustment Boards and arbitrators on matters properly before them shall be final and binding on the parties, to the extent permitted by County Charter. (b) No adjustment Board and no arbitrator shall entertain, hear, decide or make recommendations on any dispute unless such dispute involves a position in a unit represented by PDA and unless such dispute falls within the definition of a grievance as set forth in subsection 30.1. (c) Proposals to add to or change this MOU or written agreements or addenda supplementary hereto shall not be arbitrable and no proposal toRead More →

30.2 Grievances shall be processed in the following manner: (a) Step 1. Department Head and/or the Designated Representative Any employee who believes that he/she has a grievance may discuss his/her complaint with such management official as his/her department head may designate. If the issue is not resolved within the department, or if the employee elects to submit his/her grievance directly to PDA, the procedures hereinafter specified may be invoked, provided, however, that all complaints involving or concerning the payment of compensation shall be in writing to Employee Relations. (b) Step 2. Employee Relations Any employee or official of PDA may notify Employee Relations in writingRead More →

30.1 A grievance is any dispute which involves the interpretation or application of any provision of this MOU excluding, however, those provisions of this MOU which specifically provide that the decision of any County official shall be final, the interpretation or application of those provisions not being subject to the grievance procedure. Any grievance will be terminated once an EEO complaint is filed on the issue being grieved.Read More →