The Council shall designate a reasonable number of representatives to assist in resolving grievances. The designation will depend on such circumstances as geographical locations, hours of employment and departmental organizational structure. The Council shall notify the Director of Human Resources in writing of the individuals so designated. Alternates may only be designated to perform representative functions during the absence or unavailability of all of the designated representatives. Representatives may be relieved from their assigned work duties by their supervisors to investigate and process grievances initiated by other employees within the same work area or bargaining unit. Requests for release time shall not be unreasonably denied.Read More →

County employees who are official representatives of the Council 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 official time for this purpose shall be reasonable and shall not interfere with the performance of County services as determined by the County. Such representatives shall submit written requests for excused absences to the Human Resources Director at least two (2) working days prior to the scheduled meeting whenever possible. Except by agreement with the Director of Human Resources, theRead More →