Contract news and offers

Contract news and offers

On November 11, KCDOA received a “Last, Best, Final” offer from the County. The terms of the County LBF offer to KCDOA are: TERM: 4 years [2009-13]. SALARY: No increase in salary. MEDICAL: Employees not currently paying for medical would pay 20% of the...
Community outreach / camp owen

Community outreach / camp owen

On Saturday December 11th, KCDOA members spent the day with the wards at Camp Owen in Kernville. In addition to supplying and barbequing the lunch meal, KCDOA donated funds so that the facility could purchase some new sporting equipment. During the lunch meal, KCDOA...
January membership meeting reminder

January membership meeting reminder

The next Kern County Detention Officers Association membership meeting will be held this Wednesday at the association office. Items set for discussion include updates related to contract negotiations and the COPS reorganization. All KCDOA members are encouraged to...
New cops web site and phone number

New cops web site and phone number

In the event that KCDOA members need to contact COPS Legal for representation or other issues, please take note of their new web site address www.copslegal.com and their new toll free phone number: (800) 925-8868
County negotiators declare impasse

County negotiators declare impasse

County negotiators have rejected the most recent KCDOA contract counter offer and have declared an impasse in the contract talks. For the last several months, the County has continued to reiterate their terms as they have refused to move from their last best final...
Board of supervisors to consider impasse declaration with kcdoa

Board of supervisors to consider impasse declaration with kcdoa

The agenda for the Board of Supervisors PM session next Tuesday, February 15th (1400 hours) includes a County proposed declaration of impasse in the negotiation proceedings with KCDOA. Impasse declarations are also set to be declared with KLEA and KCFFU (Fire). KCDOA...
Supervisors declare impasse with KCDOA, KLEA, & KCFFU (fire)

Supervisors declare impasse with KCDOA, KLEA, & KCFFU (fire)

MEDIA: Board of Supervisors Video Feed KGOV – Tuesday, February 15, 2011 – PM Session [ use the drop down box to jump to items 15, 16, and 17 ] County declares impasse with more unions The Bakersfield Californian – Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Excerpt:...
Up next:  fact finding…

Up next: fact finding…

Now that the County has declared an impasse with KCDOA in contract negotiations, KCDOA has requested “fact finding” to resolve disputed facts. Fact finding, much like mediation, is facilitated by an independent arbitrator (usually) provided by the California State...
Kcdoa is on facebook

Kcdoa is on facebook

Like the rest of the world, many Detention Deputies enjoy and use facebook on a daily basis to play games and stay in touch with friends, family, and coworkers (at least those that don’t qualify as friends or family). Next time you log in, be sure to check out the new...
Cao rejects first grievance

Cao rejects first grievance

In recent weeks, KCDOA has filed multiple ‘group’ grievances on behalf of all Detention Deputies. The first such grievance was filed after a comprehensive review of the KCDOA MOU, in which it was determined that there is no exclusion that prohibits shift differential...