PAAC 2019 Tax Filings

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PDF: 2019 Parole Agents

Labor Management Meeting 11/18/20

Labor Management Meeting 11/18/20

Here are some of the issues PAAC discussed with management:

1.) Covid / Testing: As of now, more counties are turning Purple in this Covid Stage. DAPO will not be switching stages for now. We will remain in the stage we are in, utilizing PPE’s and social distancing. DAPO will not be testing for Covid, for now.

2.) Polo Shirts: Those lovely polo shirts we all recently received are not within uniform compliance. The stated is currently looking to see if the manufacturer made the mistake and got the order wrong. If they did than the manufacturer would have to replace the polo shirts. However, if the state made the mistake when they placed the order they will look into their options. For now you do not have to do anything with the shirts. They have not asked for them back and do not know if they want them back. We will see what they decide down the road.

3.) Complex Closures: December 10, 2020, Redwood City will be closing down and moving to San Jose. They have not decided which other complexes will be closing down next. However, there are more to come in the near future.

4.) Central Filing: Some complexes throughout the state already have centralized filing. As complexes are closed we will be going paperless, which means all the files will be scanned and uploaded into ERMS. Eventually we will no longer have files. As for complexes that do not have centralized filing we discussed having the files scanned an agent at a time so we do not disrupt the flow of the complex by making everyone go to centralize filing first. Makes better sense to me anyways.

5.) SPARCLE: In our meeting we discussed computer programs and equipment needed for our gang agents. The stated will be giving the gang agents Cal Photo for now and that should be rolling out very soon.

6.) We also discussed tasers for PAII Specialist in CCTRP and MCRP programs as there has been an increase in physical altercations.

7.) PSA Issues: Beth Buck spoke on multiple PSA concerns such as, workload issues, vacancies, shared or loaner PSA’s where other locations are short staffed, PARTS, etc. All the issues raised by Beth were heard and will be looked into.

8.) Open Tables: Incident Report Taking, CITF, South Sac, and Modesto are on the top of the states list. We have multiple issues / concerns with those tables and are currently in negotiations.

9.) PARTS: The state is not prepared to move forward with the new “Continuous” change in PARTS. We proposed to conduct PARTS on November 24th, however it appears December 4th is the tentative date. We asked the state for the effective transfer date to be no later than January 1st. The state is confirming with both the north and the south to confirm the tentative date and the effective transfer dates.

PART Info & Documents

Assembly Bill 2342 Update

We are opening this thread to discuss proposed legislation for the upcoming year. Every year there are bills that are introduced that would affect our profession in major ways and this year is no different. One of the bills that was introduced for the 2020 year is AB2342, which seeks to set up an early discharge system by granting credits to parolees for numerous reasons. AB2342 is very similar to AB1182, which was introduced in the legislature last year, as it has the same authors.
The current legislature has focused on criminal justice reforms and has focused on bills that have a rehabilitative narrative. During the last legislative session, the previous PAAC President refused to meet or work with the authors of 1182 and by doing so, we did not get any language or substantial changes in the bill itself. In addition, he also acted without keeping the CCPOA legislative branch informed of what he was doing. This bill in various forms would keep coming back and would eventually be passed without our input if we do not start working to carve out what we need. By refusing to meet with or speak to the author of the bill, we had no ability to voice our concerns from the start and put the chapter into a very bad place. While the bill eventually died due to a flaw that we discovered in the bill, it did not change the vision that they had when it was originally introduced.
In December of 2019, the current PAAC President, along with other PAAC Board Members started the discussions with the authors of the current bill. We saw the opportunity to craft language which could substantially lower our caseloads (40:1) and allow us focus on our core job of supervision and move away from simply checking off “spec” boxes on a roster. We also made several other demands about ongoing funding mechanisms, which would allow us to retain each and every job we have, by making it clear that we would not lose a single job as a result of this bill.
The bill in its current form has changed numerous times and all of the demands that we made in order to back the bill are obviously not contained within it yet. This year has also seen the current pandemic issues take the nation by storm, which in turn threw off the legislature’s timelines for passing bills and getting things done according to its own rules. The pandemic Has also made it difficult for our team to meet with the authors of the bill in order to craft better language.
Maribel Hinojosa formed a team consisting of John Bostick, Melinda Silva and myself.  We met and dissected the current language in the bill to remove what we viewed as unacceptable to public safety/our membership.  We then added language that would benefit DAPO monumentally. Monday, of this week our CCPOA Chief Lobbyists met with the several members of the legislature to voice concerns about the current bill and presented our version of the bill.  We are currently waiting to hear back from them regarding our proposal.  We are on top of this bill and will continue to fight for our membership. CCPOA is working in close proximity with us on getting the changes we need added to the bill. While some of the talks regarding changes to the bill’s language are ongoing and subject to change rapidly, we cannot post those everyday.  However, we will keep you updated on key points moving forward.  Let’s keep the open forum of ideas and thoughts moving forward by focusing on the bill itself and not our individual political ideologies.