COPPEA Clips - Sept. 2015
Expand Your Work Skills! Apply for a grant from the Professional Development Fund!
Did you know that per your contract, the City of Portland is providing $150,000 this fiscal year -- between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 -- to the COPPEA Chapter for professional development?
It's true! Local 17 COPPEA Chapter members can apply for funds to take classes, buy textbooks, or attend conferences and trainings related to their work at the City. Funds go fast, so apply as soon as you have the details on your program!
You can find the application on the City of Portland webpage.
2.1% COLA Effective July 1
The Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) for 2015-2016 is 2.1% effective July 1, 2015.
Do You Know
About the Attendance Incentive?
Convert some of your sick leave to vacation leave!
Check out this video - starring some of your fellow Local 17 COPPEA Chapter members - that talks about the Attendance Incentive, a benefit in your contract that allows a percentage of unused annual sick leave to be converted to vacation leave.
Why are Local 17 dues changing from a flat rate to a percentage?
Check out our frequently asked questions for an answer to this question and other dues-related questions. Contact your Union Representative, Amy Bowles, if you have any questions.
Comp Time Amendment
The compensatory (comp) time provision in the Local 17 COPPEA Chapter contract (Article 19, section 7a) has been amended to reflect parity with the cap in the District Council for Trade Unions (DCTU) contract. The cap has been increased from 80 to 120 hours. This change went into effect on July 30, 2014 when it was approved by Council. You can read more in the Letter of Agreement below.
Letter of Agreement - Comp Time
The COPPEA Chapter meets at noon on the first Tuesday of each month. For details on the next meeting, please click here.
Aug. 2015 Meeting Notes
June 2015 Meeting Notes
May 2015 Meeting Notes
April 2015 Meeting Notes
Mar. 2015 Meeting Notes
Feb. 2015 Meeting Notes
Jan. 2015 Meeting Notes
Current contract is valid through June 30, 2017.
Bureau of Environmental Services
Bureau of Technology Services
Bureau of Transportation
Gudrun (Goodie) Utz
Bureau of Development Services
Bureau of Planning
(Fire, Police, Revenue, BGS, City Attorney’s Office)
Bureau of Parks and Recreation
Aulani (Jeremiah) Johnson
Professional Development Fund