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Union President’s Evaluation, Transfer Found To Be Retaliatory

The City of Williamsport, Pennsylvania and Lodge 29 of the Fraternal Order of Police are parties to a collective bargaining agreement. Lieutenant Steve Helm is the president of Lodge 29. When a captain completed Helm’s 2017 performance evaluation, he downgraded Helm on communications issues, citing Helm’s role as FOP president. For example, the captain wrote that “I still find, however, that some issues that should be brought to my…

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No Jobs, Inability To Work, Doom Corrections Officer’s Transfer Request

Celena Ramos was a corrections officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and was assigned to the Donovan correctional facility. Ramos worked in the Donovan Medical Transportation Unit. At the end of September 2011, Ramos went on medical leave, citing anxiety and depression stemming from a sexual harassment issue. Ramos moved to Hanford, California, which is located more than 300 miles away from Donovan. Ramos asked the…

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Disciplinary Transfer Held Subject To Grievance Procedure

Sergeant Charles Jenkins works for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as a property crimes supervisor. In February 2011, after investigating an internal complaint against him, the Department issued Jenkins a written reprimand for violating its harassment and discrimination policy. The reprimand, which Jenkins signed, did not mention a transfer to a new assignment. Nonetheless, the Department transferred Jenkins on the same day he signed the reprimand. The transfer…

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