April 6: Monday represented the first regularly scheduled meeting of the week for PPOA President Tab Rhodes, Executive Director Wayne Quint, Labor Rep. Venise Wallace, Labor Rep. Teresa O’Neil, Intake Rep. Kevin Thompson and PPOA attorneys to address and analyze COVID-19 issues impacting PPOA members.
COVID-19 Conference with Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner
April 7: A teleconference was hosted on Tuesday for PPOA Board Member Joyce Kato, Executive Director Quint, Labor Rep. Wallace, Labor Rep. O’Neil and executives from the Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. Discussions centered on COVID-19 but also included the recent employee overpayment issues.
Additional COVID-19 Conference with PPOA Legal Team
April 8: Wednesday morning represented the second regularly scheduled meeting of the week for PPOA President Rhodes, Executive Director Wayne Quint, Labor Rep. Wallace, Labor Rep. O’Neil, Intake Rep. Thompson and PPOA attorneys to continue addressing and analyzing COVID-19 issues impacting PPOA members.
COVID-19 Conference with DA’s Office
April 8: A teleconference was hosted Wednesday morning for Board Member Robert Maus, President Rhodes, Executive Director Quint and executives from the DA’s Bureau of Investigation to discuss issues, many of which were COVID-19 related, affecting PPOA members.
COVID-19 Medical Privacy Issues Addressed
April 8: On Wednesday, President Rhodes addressed medical privacy issues that resulted from Sheriff Villanueva’s recent message to LASD personnel. The video update from President Rhodes was emailed to all active PPOA members. If you have not yet watched it, please click here.
COVID-19 Conference with LA County Public Safety Unions
April 9: On Thursday, a COVID-19 teleconference was hosted for leaders of LA County public safety unions. These weekly meetings provide an important roundtable discussion for PPOA, ALADS, County Fire, Probation and Lifeguards. This week’s meeting was extremely informative regarding even more anticipated changes to be enacted and revisions to current practices to be implemented at the County level. As these protocols come to fruition, PPOA will update membership through emails, video briefings, Facebook, our website and mobile app.
COVID-19 Conference with Labor Organizations and LA County CEO
April 9: President Rhodes and Executive Director Quint joined fellow representatives from the Coalition of County Unions (CCU) and other LA County labor organizations to address the impact of COVID-19 on union members. PPOA is grateful to LA County CEO Sachi Hamai for hosting these weekly meetings and for postponing her previously-scheduled retirement in order to lead the county through the unprecedented challenges of the current pandemic.
PPOA Board of Directors Meeting
April 9: The monthly PPOA board meeting took place via video conference on Thursday. Directors in attendance included: President Tab Rhodes, Vice President Jim Blankenship, Secretary Tony Coleman, Treasurer Robert Maus and Directors Jody Clounch, Joyce Kato, Chris Lee, Carlos Marquez, Tony Romo, John Satterfield, Jim Schallert and Ryan Vienna.
New Comprehensive COVID-19 Resource Page Added to PPOA.COM
April 8: On Thursday morning, PPOA launched a new comprehensive resource web page for COVID-19 news. Please see PPOA.COM for details and regular updates on all COVID-19 issues impacting PPOA members.
Dual Track Settlement Agreement
April 9: PPOA and the Sheriff’s Department finalized an agreement on Friday to eliminate future use of the Dual Track career path while protecting, through amendment to the MOU, the promotional rights of 51 existing Dual Track sergeants and lieutenants. We are particularly pleased to report, that as the result of this agreement, the remaining 51 Dual Track sergeants will have the opportunity to participate in future promotional examinations. The agreement also allows all remaining Dual Track sergeants and lieutenants to have a career path to the rank of Captain.
Stay Informed — Stay Connected with PPOA
PPOA members: Please make every effort to stay connected with PPOA as we all navigate through the constantly evolving realities of this pandemic. Make sure you read our email blasts, follow us on Facebook, download the PPOA mobile app and visit PPOA.COM. We are committed to keeping all PPOA members informed of the issues affecting your career and personal safety.