PAAC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
DOUBLETREE HOTEL, MONROVIA
924 W. HUNTINGTON DR.
MONROVIA, CA 91016
*FEBRUARY 25, 2017*
9 am – 2 pm
Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
Topics of Discussion:
– Guest Speaker: DAPO Director
– 2017 PAAC Budget / Budget Proposals
– Committee Appointments
– Job Steward List Updates
– PART Issues
– SB869 Lock Boxes for Law Enforcement
– PAL Warrant Requests (301’s)
For more information about PAAC: www.paac.com
Meshal Kashifalghita, President
The following reflects upcoming Union Negotiation Tables:
1. Lifer peer re-entry navigation network program.
2. DAPO intent to disseminate the protocol for adherence to language added to all minute orders issued by Superior Court of Los Angeles County
3. Basic Parole Agent Academy curriculum
4. Implementation of the DAPO, DOM supplement 54090.1, request for interview, item or service.
5. Deactivation of the CDCR, DAPO Orange GPS monitoring Parole Unit 2/Activate the El Monte GPS Monitoring Parole Unit.
6. Revision to the CD CR, DOM, chapter 8, article 34 by the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) procedures for mentally disordered offender.
7. Revisions to the CD CR, DAPO department operations manual chapter 8 article 16 through 25.
If any PAAC Agents are interested in assisting with the negotiation process, please contact Mesh Kash via email or by phone. Click on “Contact” Tab above to contact Mesh Kash.
Parole Agent Association of California Meeting
NORTHERN REGION, COURTYARD SACRAMENTO CAL EXPO
DECEMBER 10, 2016 (0900-1400)
- CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Meeting called to order at 0910 hours by President John Bostick.
|BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT||BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT
EXCUSED YES / NO
|PRESIDENT: JOHN BOSTICK||(SEE ATTACHED)|
|VICE PRESIDENT: DELIA REESE|
|SOUTHERN REGION:||MESHAL KASHIFALGHITA (N)|
|SOUTHERN REGION: MARK JOSEPH|
|SOUTHERN REGION: JACK HOOD|
|SOUTHERN REGION:||JORGE ROBLES (N)|
|NORTHERN REGION:||JOHN BATTLE (Y)|
|NORTHERN REGION: FERNANDO CISNEROS|
|NORTHERN REGION:||ANA ALEXANDER (Y)|
|TREASURER: ROCHELLE PENDLETON|
|SECRETARY: TIFANI LADUKE|
|CCPOA REPRESENTATIVE: NICOLE CLAVO|
- PAAC election results were revealed. Kashifalghita was elected PAAC President and Delia Reese Vice President. President Bostick thanked the Board and previous PAAC Presidents Melinda Silva and Ondre Henry for their help and assistance over the past years. Newly elected Northern Rep. Dalilia Stewart was present at the meeting.
- Deputy Director Jeff Green was invited to the meeting but had a previous engagement.
- Correctional Peace Officer’s Foundation (Charlie Bennett) was present and spoke during the meeting.
- REPORT FROM COMMITTEES:
- Firearms Committee (Jack Hood): No major policy changes over the last six months as current director is leaving. Approval of the Glock and vest policy changes still on hold. If new weapons are approved there will be a full transition class. Agent should wait for new policy to come out before they buy personal weapons to use on duty. There are ongoing discussions in regard to modifications to the firearm that will be allowed. May have a better idea in January as to where the Division will move regarding approved weapon. The current director was moving in a direction to eliminate .40 calibers and approve 9 mm. only. PAAC has asked that no policies be changed/implemented due to anticipated change in director.
- Legal Defense Committee (Bostick, Reese, Hood): No new cases presented since last meeting. There are ongoing issues with misuse of state vehicle and 65-mile rule from home to office.
- UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
- Cell phones: All agents will be assigned cell phones and radios will likely be phased out. Phones will be part of mandatory equipment and must turned on and accessible while on duty. Phones will be outfitted with emergency signals for safety purposes. Otter cases will be provided and policy will dictate how stolen/damaged phones will be replaced/reimbursed. Phones should not be used to take pictures. Agents will not be able to disconnect or disable location services. GPS will be first to be assigned phone with the entire division on schedule to have them by next Spring. Mobile applications still be created and ability for remote access which takes time and money. Face sheet and ROS capability is currently functional.
- 3 Years to Excellence: DAPO will continue on current path of programming and rehabilitation. The state has determined the utilizing programs is more cost efficient than custody. Accreditation is also a priority and ongoing training and education will be recommended and provided to keep the division up to date and more viable with current supervision practices.
- Overtime/Waiver of Specs: Agents working in remote areas, who are above the 53:1 case count or the GPS matrix, overtime and/or waiver and modification of specs should be discussed on an ongoing basis with the unit supervisor. If agents are spending greater amounts of time transporting parolees to programs and coordinating program placements, overtime should be requested if appropriate.
- DAPO is undergoing leadership changes and there are many upper management vacancies. Vacancies and out of class assignments will continue to exist until new director is appointed and has time to acclimate to the position. A nationwide search for director was conducted.
- PART moves were done again but PAAC had to force management’s hand. About 15 moves were made in the south and 10-15 in the north. About half of the people who requested a move via PART received a move. PART moves should be made before positions are offered to new hires. Next academy is late February so PART should happen again in January.
- NEW BUSINESS: NONE.
- REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS:
On a roster. Los Angeles County was getting a lot of cases directly transferred to them for program participation.
- GOOD OF ASSOCIATION:
- Melinda Silva brought the issue that agents that go out on Worker’s Compensation for “Stress,” are receiving a letter from the department stating they are not “mentally fit” to carry a firearm. Even if they return to work, the letter is still on file.
- Current PAAC Board members were thanked for their services as representative.
Joseph made a motion to adjourn. The motion was 2nd by Hood. The motion passed by a unanimous vote. The meeting was concluded at 1232 hours.
List of newly elected President, Vice President and Board Members.
Board – North Reg:
Board – South Reg:
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.
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.
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.