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Westside DOC Report - May 2014

The topics below are intended to reflect only a limited sample of the representational work that is occurring at your facility.  If you have questions about specific issues, please talk to your Business Representative.

MONROE CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX
  • Representative Manning attended contract negotiations in Olympia on May 13and 14.  View a negotiations update here.
  • Statewide Pharmacy Consolidation bargaining resumed on May 15 where your Union was given an update on progress towards transitioning to one facility.  Construction recently began at the new location at Maple Lane with estimates of completion in the early fall.  Meanwhile, some staff in the State have decided not to accept incumbency and have already left the department.  This is important in that Pharmacy operations have licensure requirements which may force the department to make unanticipated decisions and modifications to their already fluid plans if more staff were to resign.  At Risk letters are being given to members this week providing formal notice of what everyone already knows is coming.  There are still a great many unanswered questions and the parties have agreed to meet again on July 11.
  • The Specialized Units Staffing Policy bargaining that has been going on has not resumed after the March 28 session and a conference call on the matter is currently scheduled for June 10.  The Union will provide a response to the department’s proposal made at the last bargaining session .  More on this important topic as bargaining goes on.
  • The implementation of the new schedule for Nursing staff that was recently negotiated has been delayed until July 1.  There are several reasons why it made sense to delay implementation and your Union requested that it be put off to assure as smooth a transition as possible.  Some staff will need additional training and/or orientation for working in areas they may not have previously worked.  There are currently two new LPN4 positions being offered for competitive fill as the position has not been implemented at MCC before now.
WASHINGTON CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Representative Davis attended contract negotiations in Olympia on May 13and 14.  View a negotiations update here.
  • On May 15, Representative Davis participated in Centralized Pharmacy negotiations at OFM in Olympia.  Negotiations will continue on July 11.
  • On June 2, we will have an LMCC with medical staff to discuss the impacts of the pharmacy relocation.
  • On May 19, Representative Davis was in mediation to discuss the issue involving the use of polo shirts in IMU.  An update on the issue is expected soon.
MISSION CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMEN
  • Representative Davis attended contract negotiations in Olympia on May 13and 14.  View a negotiations update here.
  • Representative Davis was at the facility on May 23 for a site visit. New Business Representative Shannon Reeder also visited the facility on May 23.
LARCH CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Your Director of Corrections and Law Enforcement Michelle Woodrow attended contract negotiations in Olympia on May 13and 14.  View a negotiations update here.
  • Director Woodrow participated in an LMCC with Classification Counselors at the facility to discuss position job descriptions and the members’ participation in evidence-based programming.
  • New uniforms were issued at the facility this month.
  • Your Union was able to informally resolve issues regarding mandatory overtime when a member is on the voluntary overtime list.
  • Director Woodrow was at the facility on May 27 for a site visit.
STAFFORD CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Representative Davis attended contract negotiations in Olympia on May 13and 14.  View a negotiations update here.
  • Representative Davis was at the facility on May 22 for a site visit. New Business Representative Shannon Reeder also visited the facility on May 22.
  • On May 19, Representative Davis was in mediation to discuss the issue involving the use of polo shirts in IMU.  An update on the issue is expected soon.
CLALLAM BAY CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Representative Davis attended contract negotiations in Olympia on May 13and 14.  View a negotiations update here.
  • Representative Davis was at the facility on May 8 for a site visit.
  • On May 19, Representative Davis was in mediation to discuss the issue involving the use of polo shirts in IMU.  An update on the issue is expected soon.
WASHINGTON CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMEN
  • Your Director of Corrections and Law Enforcement Michelle Woodrow attended contract negotiations in Olympia on May 13and 14.  View a negotiations update here.
  • Director Woodrow was at the facility on May 21 to attend a staff awards ceremony.
  • Director Woodrow was at the facility on May 22 for an LMCC with medical staff to discuss LPN schedules and to attend at-risk meetings with Pharmacy staff.
  • The LMCC regarding custody staff issues has been rescheduled to May 29; we will be discussing a variety of issues at that meeting. 
OLYMPIC CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Representative Davis attended contract negotiations in Olympia on May 13 and 14.  View a negotiations update here.
  • Representative Davis was at the facility on May 8 for a site visit.
  • Representative Davis is still working with management to align the sergeants’ shift schedule with other facilities across the state.
CEDAR CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Contract negotiations took place in Olympia on May 13and 14.  View a negotiations update here.
  • Representative Groff settled a grievance to compensate an employee for work performed outside of the regular work schedule.
  • The Union is currently investigating grievances involving improper CO2 promotional wage compensation.
  • Your Union is currently investigating management’s refusal to fill vacant officer positions in accordance with the contract.
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