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Lodge Contests Extension Of Units

President Kevin Graham announced today that the Lodge will oppose the department’s decision to extend two temporary units.

Graham said that the extension of the Summer Mobile Patrol and the Summer Deployment by the department is a violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The department announced the extension of the Summer Mobile Patrol by one day, and the extension of the Summer Deployment from 19 August 2017 to 9 September 2017.

The FOP’s position is that both programs had specific end dates when the orders came out. An extension for the term of the detail constitutes a new detail.

“We expect that the Officers currently listed on BOP #17-0189 will be paid time and one- half per the parameters of that same contract section,” the FOP said in a letter to Management and Labor Affairs. “We will encourage them to submit overtime slips for each day that they are improperly assigned. We will encourage them to file individual grievances if the overtime requests are denied.”