Kern veterans memorial

Kern veterans memorial

The Kern Veterans Memorial Foundation plans to construct a local “Wall of Valor” to recognize the 1007 Kern County citizens that have been killed in combat since World War I. The KCDOA Board of Directors would like to know if any of the 1007 listed heros are relatives...
8 hour shift meet & confer update

8 hour shift meet & confer update

Earlier today, President Dees and Director Leal met with Chief Nelson and other Detention Bureau Managers to discuss the department’s decision to transition the Detentions Bureau jail facilities from the current 12 hour shifts to 8 eight hour shifts. Chief...
Shift bid news

Shift bid news

After a request from KCDOA, Detention Bureau managers have agreed to move the shift bid location from Norris Road to the Lerdo Blue Room. The shift bid is still scheduled to occur next Tuesday April 19th at 0800 hours. KCDOA requested the move in an effort to allow...
Holiday pay grievance

Holiday pay grievance

KCDOA has filed a second grievance on behalf of the collective membership when it was discovered that employees working 12 hour shifts may have been compensated incorrectly for the recent holidays. The initial response from the department has confirmed that payroll...
8 and 12 hour shifts

8 and 12 hour shifts

The KCDOA Board of Directors has been advised that the transition from 12 to 8 hour shifts may have been done improperly. As a result, KCDOA has formally notified the Sheriff’s Office and the CAO’s office about the issue and has requested that discussions...
Update: holiday (retro) pay grievance

Update: holiday (retro) pay grievance

The KCDOA grievance regarding (2010) holiday pay was recently resolved resulting in a settlement agreement between KCDOA and the County. Many members who were assigned to squads 1 or 3 during the last holiday season are likely to see a ‘retro pay’ amount added to...
Fact finding update

Fact finding update

Yesterday, your KCDOA/COPS contract negotiation team met with County Administrative Office staff and the agreed upon arbitrator for “fact finding”. Both the negotiation teams made presentations to the arbitrator followed by a discussion of certain key issues which...
KCDOA members take bronze

KCDOA members take bronze

KCDOA members have once again represented the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (and Detention Deputies) well in the World Police and Fire Games in New York. After giving it their best effort, your co-workers took home the bronze medal in the softball competition. KCDOA...
Kcdoa fall 2011 election notice

Kcdoa fall 2011 election notice

This Fall, KCDOA will hold an election for the following 4 positions on the KCDOA Board of Directors: VICE PRESIDENT and 3 DIRECTORS Members elected into these positions will serve a 2 year term from January 2012 through December 2013. All KCDOA members are encouraged...
KCDOA election candidate update

KCDOA election candidate update

The candidate submission deadline for the Fall 2011 KCDOA election passed on Friday, October 28th. For the position of Vice President: Todd Dearmore is running unopposed and will be appointed in lieu of an election in accordance with KCDOA by-laws. For the position of...