December 4, 2020 — After asserting our rights to negotiate with the Department regarding the upcoming full curtailment and demobilization of Community Colleges Bureau, today, we can report an agreement between PPOA and the Sheriff’s Department has been reached. Affected members are advised to monitor LASD email for notifications of the transfer preference protocol, and the available job positions for each classification from which to choose (anticipated to be sent out on December 7, 2020).
The Department’s budget woes are expected to persist as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to decimate the economy. While this particular curtailment is due to a loss of contract, the decision by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) was at least partially based on a loss of revenue and reduced need of services, as many students are attending classes online during the pandemic.
PPOA would like to take this opportunity to thank Sheriff Villanueva and his administration for their tireless efforts to ensure that NO LAYOFFS were necessary due to this loss of contract. This agreement represents a result of compromise on all sides to reduce the amount of impact to PPOA members and reflects the Department’s desire to ensure members remain working in these unprecedented times as well as PPOA’s unwavering commitment to protect the labor rights of the PPOA membership.
While PPOA members will continue to be affected by these potential burdens, options to address the budget crisis are well within the management rights of the Department. PPOA will of course continue to monitor all changes in working conditions and make every effort to ensure fair implementation.