PDA shall designate a reasonable number of representa­tives to assist in resolving grievances depending on geographical locations, hours of employment, and departmental organizational structure, notifying the Human Resources Director of the individuals desig­nated. Alternates may be designated to perform such functions during the absence or unavailability of the designees.  Representatives may be relieved from work duties by their supervisors to investigate and process grievances initiated by other employees within the same representation unit. Release time requests shall not be denied unreasonably.  Representatives shall promptly report to PDA any grievances which may arise and cannot be adjusted on the job.  Super­visory employees shall not represent non‑supervisoryRead More →

County employees who are official PDA representatives shall be given reasonable time off with pay, including reasonable travel time, to: A.     Formally meet and confer or consult with management representatives on matters within the scope of representation; B.     To be present at hearings where matters within the scope of representation are being considered; C.     To testify or appear as the designated representative of the Association in settlement conferences, hearings, or other proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Board, in matters related to unfair practice charges; or D.     To testify or appear as the designated representative of the Association in matters before the Civil Service CommissionRead More →