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 Employee Relations 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 work area or 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 representRead More →

4.1 Attendance at Meetings County employees who are official PDA representatives shall be given reasonable time off with pay to meet and confer or consult with management representatives or to be present at hearings where matters within the scope of representation are being considered. The use of time for this purpose shall be reasonable and shall not interfere with the performance of County services as determined by the County. Representatives shall submit requests to Employee Relations at least two working days in advance whenever possible. Except by agreement with Employee Relations the number of employees excused for such purposes shall not exceed three at anyRead More →