Next PAAC meeting 12/10/16 Sacramento

The next PAAC meeting will be in Sacramento on December 10th at the Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield Inn by Marriott 1782 Tribute Road, Sacramento Ca 95815.

The meeting is 9am to 1pm and as always continental breakfast will be served along with a Mexican buffet lunch. Quest speakers from Headquarters will be invited to share information on the 3 years to excellence and the direction of DAPO.
Some of the topics on the agenda for discussion will be
The new MOU, cellular phones, new weapons policy, retirement security , Prop 57.
Please come and voice your concerns, get information and give support to your chapter and the Parole Division.

Election Season

It’s that time of the year for elections.
Your PAAC board is up for election again after 3 long years. Many of the same board members are running again and a few new prospective board members.
Your Board members are very important, they provide you information and represent you at meetings with management and negotiations for new policies.
Consider the board representatives as important as an attorney who is going to fight for you and provide you with actuate information with a professional demeanor.
Please ask questions to the candidates and find out what they are about before making a decision.

thank you


Upcoming negotiations

Several new policies are currently being drafted by DAPO management.
In addition several notices have even sent from DAPO to the Labor Relations department.
We are currently reviewing and determining potential impact of these new policies.
Some of those policies are Prop 47 policy, The weapons and safety equipment policy, CPAT referral policy, Program referral policy as it pertains to the 70% cohort list, Article 19.08 J of the MOU vacancy and position report, PSA workload, Samsung 6 cellular phones for all field staff, not to mention the entire 3 Years to Excellence.
These negotiations are currently either on going or preparing to start.
If you feel that you have information pertaining to the scope of these topics please email your Vice President Delia Reese with your concerns or comments. Delia is on every table with your President John Bostick and a very important person in the process of negotiations.
Reese will pass on information that she has gathered as well as suggested table members for negotiations.
PAAC will consider your input and negotiate on your behalf while at the table.
With that said be aware that we negotiate for the entire chapter of Parole and not for specific individuals.
Negotiations that have statewide impact have to be reviewed and all staff have to be considered when agreeing or opposing a policy or directive. With nearly 1500 members the majority wins during the decision process.
PAAC does not have the ability to provide any specific information about current ongoing negotiations other than the topic. We will take input and solicit information that will assist PAAC at the tables.
Once the negotiations have concluded most policies are implemented and sent out within a week.

PART moves

Parole Agent Request to Transfer.
After a very long time we finally got management to complete the PART process.
PAAC complained for months to both of the Regional Administrators about the PART process not being following per the MOU.
After several failed attempts to have our Director resolve the problem it was decided to take this issue above the Director level.  PAAC President John Bostick gathered information regarding vacancies, new hires, vacancy rates, eligibility etc.. to provide proof of a MOU violation.
The Office of Labor Relations was provided the documentation that was gathered and regonized that DAPO failed to follow the MOU. OLR gave DAPO a clear direction to immediately facilitate PART to prevent class action grievances that they would ultimately lose.
After a long battle with DAPO management your PAAC President was able to prevail and force PART moves.

On 10/26 the Northern Regional Administrator reluctantly completed PART and notified Agents that were successful. Agents will be moving in December

On 11/4 the Southern Region made its selections for PART moves. Agents will be moving 1/2/17.

The PART process is by contract a continual process and PAAC will continue to ensure that DAPO follows the MOU.
We would like to congratulate all of you that were successful and hope that you are closer to your home.
Additional PART moves will be coming in January we believe.
Thank you

October 2016

Over the past month many new changes have come about in DAPO.
With the Director leaving the division as well as many of the upper management staff it may seem unstable. We believe it is just a hiccup and that we will keep moving forward.
Hopefully in the next few months things will settle down in DAPO. Typically once the Director is secure the rest of the Executive Management appointments are made. This change does come at a bad time with the start of the 3 years to excellence plan just a few months away. Stay tuned for updates on the direction of DAPO or attend our PAAC meeting on Dec 10th for information.

October was a busy month for PAAC.
PAAC President John Bostick along with PAAC Vice President Delia Reese toured several Complexes in the South. PAAC got the chance to meet members as well as answer questions.
The Riverside and Anaheim offices were toured on 10/25 and the San Diego and Escondido offices on 10/26. We had a good turn out and would like to thank all of you who came by and asked questions.
We plan on touring around the entire state next year and providing lunch or breakfast as much as possible.
With the end of this year we may tour the San Bernadino Complex in December and provide lunch to the building, take questions and listen to your concerns. Dates for the tour will follow as well as notifications via email.
Thank you