· Sep 2018 - Steve Amos Commendation Click Here[ pdf ]
· Sep 2018 - Shawn Dockery Commendation Click Here[ pdf ]
· February 2018 - General Counsel - Click Here [ pdf ]
|ANOTHER FOP WIN
A Division of Agriculture Lodge 900 member was demoted from Sergeant to Officer. The member was demoted for poor performance as a supervisor because of the way he supervised an employee with a medical condition and the employee's poor hygiene. However, over the last few years the member has received above average yearly evaluations. The member was never notified by any of his supervisors that his supervision methods were unacceptable. The member's Lieutenant opened up an "investigation" claiming that the member has violated several departmental policies. The Lieutenant did not follow FS. 112 and did not interview the member before he was demoted. The FSL-LC General Counsel's Office represented the member at the arbitration hearing on January 31, 2018. The arbitrator ruled on March 23, 2018 that the Division of Agriculture did a poor investigation and did not follow FS. 112 and the agency and the chain of command bear most of the responsibility for the Sgt. actions. The arbitrator ruled that member SHALL be reinstated to rank of sergeant immediately with all back pay, benefits and seniority with only a one (1) day suspension.