POPA filed the following association grievance on Friday, April 10, 2020. The next step will be an informal meeting with management to discuss.


"Dear Deputy Commissioner Faile,

"Please accept this email as formal notice of POPA's invocation of the grievance procedure regarding the Agency's failure to provide the same full set of equipment to all [bargaining unit] members who have been placed into mandatory telework status due to the coronavirus pandemic. A 'full set of equipment' includes: universal laptop computer (UL), mouse, keyboard, headset, webcame, docking station, SOHO router, two 24" monitors, Cisco telephone, printer with scanning capabilities, toner, printer paper, and all appropriate power and data cables. 

"The grievance docket number identifying this matter is as follows: XX-XXX-XX.

"This grievance has been directed to you in accordance with the parties' Collective Bargaining Agreement. In the event that you do not have the authority to resolve the matter, please promptly refer the grievance to the official who does have such authority and notify POPA."

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