At 4:40PM this afternoon (12/7/20), PPOA received the information below from the Sheriff’s Department:
Over the weekend the Department was informed that the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) will put on its agenda a contract to continue services with the Department. The contract agreement will be posted on the LACCD Board agenda this Wednesday (12/9) morning and will be voted on by their Board of Trustees on December 12th. How the vote swings is unknown. We will find out Saturday (12/12).
Below is the summary of the proposed changes to the Los Angeles Community College contract:
- Reduction of: 1 lieutenant, 8 sergeants, 4 B-1 (3 detectives, 1 Team Leader), 5 deputy generalists, 15 security officers, 1 station clerk II, 2 LET, 1 Crime Intel Analyst.
- Cost difference: Current annualized, including liability cost, is $25,788,926.94, compared to proposed annual cost of $19,514,435.98. However, the new agreement is only for six months. The cost difference for this period is $3,137,245.48
- The proposed agreement is through June 30, 2021.
- There is no release date of the RFP yet. LACCD planned to have the RFP, bidding, and make a decision of service provider within six months, hence the six-month agreement with LASD.
The reduced staffing is the plan while the campuses are primarily focused on remote learning due to COVID restrictions. Once the RFP is announced, LASD’s staffing proposal will be reassessed.
In the last two weeks, while abundant rumors were flying, NO LESS THAN THREE executives of the Department had said the Community Colleges contract would not be renewed. These representations continued during our Meet and Confer last Wednesday, when two commanders, emphatically stated, “NO, it is a dead issue.”
PPOA continues to ONLY provide information to our membership that is presented by Department executives as accurate. The emotional roller coaster ride the Department continues to place upon its members is completely unnecessary.
While PPOA is hopeful about the prospects of a lessened impact to our Community Colleges Bureau partners, there continues to be obvious concerns with the Department’s communications compared to its actions. The disconnect within the command staff of the Department and the blatant misinformation being provided to the unions warrants serious attention in the future. Why is this necessary?