Today we received a response from the DOC regarding our August 3 grievance hearing over the Department's elimination of recruitment and retention pay.

As you will see, the Department has decided to retain the Group C assignment pay for LPN2s and Psychologist 4s.  They do not plan to retain the pay for other job classifications and claim that there has been no violation of our contract.

We will be moving this grievance to arbitration immediately. The next step in the process will likely be a pre-arbitration hearing in the coming weeks. As soon as we have any more information, we will let you know.