The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 22, 2011
CCPOA board sends tentative contract to members for vote

The board of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association on Monday approved the tentative agreement that union negotiators reached last week with Gov. Jerry Brown, according to Pacovilla blogger Bob Walsh.

As of Monday night, we couldn't find the agreement's language posted on CCPOA's website. The Department of Personnel Administration hadn't published the agreement online either.

Walsh, a retired correctional officer, attended the Monday board meeting. The late-afternoon vote went 47-4 with six abstentions, Walsh reported, noting that, "Interestingly enough, the whole Executive Council except (CCPOA President) Mike Jimenez abstained."

Walsh had a few more details that didn't surface in our reporting on the CCPOA contract:

Holidays will now pay double-time, as opposed to the old 1.5 time plus 8 hours of holiday time. There will now be no mechanism to earn holiday time. Holiday relief officers will go away, though the state still has an obligation to allow people to burn existing holiday time.

On July 1 every Unit 6 employee loses 1 hr of vacation time, which goes into the (release time bank.)

Walsh's opinion: "I honestly think that this is likely the best deal that can be had for Unit 6 at this time under these circumstances."

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