Friday, August 03, 2012

Now the Office of Inspector General is after the police & firefighters contract? I guess they can't find any corruption at City Hall

IGO Releases Report Describing the City’s Labor Agreements with its Police Officers and Firefighters

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (IGO) has published a review of the collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) that govern the relationships between the City of Chicago and its police officers and firefighters. These CBAs affect nearly 17,000 current employees—over half the City’s workforce—and contain provisions that have a substantial financial impact on the City. On June 30, 2012, the CBAs expired.

The purpose of this review is to provide members of the City Council and City residents with reader friendly information on the contract provisions so that as new contracts are negotiated, these stakeholders may be better informed of the various provisions in the CBAs.

“City stakeholders have long been left without a comprehensive review of the accretion of costs and work restrictions that have crept into the City’s collective bargaining agreements with its public safety unions over the years,” said Inspector General Joe Ferguson. “The complex and at times obscure terms of the CBAs make such a review necessary for a truly informed understanding of what City government spends on one of the largest categories of the City budget. As the City continues to address its long-term structural deficit, understanding how existing public safety CBAs affect the City’s operations is a key to identifying ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of City services and, in the process, identifying possible budgetary savings.”

The report details major provisions of the CBAs including:
•In 2011, 15 percent of the wages of police officers and firefighters came from payments they received in addition to their regular salaries. These payments were in a variety of categories including overtime, duty availability pay, uniform allowance, and physical fitness exam pay.
•The agreement between the City and its firefighters effectively sets the minimum number of firefighters that the City must employ.
•Both police officers and firefighters receive up to 1 year of sick leave within any 2 year period for non-duty related illnesses or injuries
•The agreement between the City and its police officers prohibits the City from eliminating the ranks of Detective, Evidence Technician, Police Laboratory Technician, Forensic Investigator and Field Training Officer.

The City’s CBAs with its police officers and firefighters can be found here.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

WTF......

Anonymous said...

If you replace a hip or shoulder off duty, you cant very well do any police work. So theyre making THAT an issue now? Should I go work the desk where there is no glass partition when I can't pull my gun when shitbird with a hatred for cops decides today is the day he attacks a cop? There's a reason for the Agreement . We don't have jobs like civilians.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the IGO and Mayor Shylock are much better pals than we thought. Everybody wants to save money on the backs of cops and firefighters. Good luck guys on getting what you want. Crime is through the roof and you want to nickle and dime the very people who keep it under control. Priceless!

Anonymous said...

These fucking Democrats are starting to sound an awful lot like Hitler and his Gestapo. First they attack those who do not think like them, (Chick fil A, Cardinal George, etc.), then they go after those who may resist them (the unions, tea party, etc.), by controlling and using the offices
(I.G., St. Atty., Atty Gen.)that are there to protect US from THEM.

Local 2 member CFD said...

Where are the comments from Tom [Sissy] Ryan now ??
Do the CFD Local 2 members have to now put up with "No comment" from our ?union leader? .

Anonymous said...

have a walk out.. certain date and time all cops and firemen come off the streets for 24-48 hrs. let the mayor and his cronies respond to calls.

Anonymous said...

I love being the police, and Im not ready to let go of Chicago. I am still proud of the city, but that is spiraling Down the toilet. I'm tired of being attacked by politicians or trying to made examples of. This Chicago system is broke. I don't know if we'll ever get it back. Stop using the very people who protect this city and legitimately love Chicago to promote your careers off the backs of us

Anonymous said...

Typical grandstanding by the IG. what does are contract have to do with the job they're supposed to be doing. They go around doing things that aren't in their jurisdiction and then complain they need more mone to hire more help. Here's a good man on the street question should the City more IG to make sure City workers don't take a long lunch? or should the City hire more police to protect the citizens in war torn Chicago. I vote Cops, fuck the ig.

Anonymous said...

Did the IG mention why those payments are made? Because it was a way to give us more $ without raising our hourly rate. Tell you what, they can reduce duty availability in half if they just add the rest to my hourly salary rate. Fat chance that would happen

Anonymous said...

Ferguson, like Hoffman, is a two-bit cheap publicity hound who has higher political aspirations. Neither one has done anything about the rampant corruption in Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Called these Morons at Office of Inspector General's Office today to see if an online Complaint I submitted went thru. All DOUBLE-TALK, said I had to submit a FOI Act Request just to confirm they got my online complaint. Expect little, or NOTHING from these Tools, unless you are Politically-Connected. Typical Crookago, Felonois Investigators. About as straight as Milwaukee and Archer Avenues.. The Inmates truely HAVE taken over the Asylum, here in Crookago.

Anonymous said...

Called these Morons at Office of Inspector General's Office today to see if an online Complaint I submitted went thru. All DOUBLE-TALK, said I had to submit a FOI Act Request just to confirm they got my online complaint. Expect little, or NOTHING from these Tools, unless you are Politically-Connected. Typical Crookago, Felonois Investigators. About as straight as Milwaukee and Archer Avenues.. The Inmates truely HAVE taken over the Asylum, here in Crookago.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I love being the police, and Im not ready to let go of Chicago. I am still proud of the city, but that is spiraling Down the toilet. I'm tired of being attacked by politicians or trying to made examples of. This Chicago system is broke. I don't know if we'll ever get it back. Stop using the very people who protect this city and legitimately love Chicago to promote your careers off the backs of us

August 3, 2012 10:13 AM

WAKE UP and realize that you are working for a Political Organization, NOT a legitimate Law Enforcement Organization. A legitimate Law Enforcement Agency follows the Laws, Rules, and Regulations it is bound by Law to.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
These fucking Democrats are starting to sound an awful lot like Hitler and his Gestapo. First they attack those who do not think like them, (Chick fil A, Cardinal George, etc.), then they go after those who may resist them (the unions, tea party, etc.), by controlling and using the offices
(I.G., St. Atty., Atty Gen.)that are there to protect US from THEM.

August 3, 2012 9:13 AM

Exactly. Their Gestapo are the Feds, Trial Lawyers, Corrupt Politicians, and Union Leader Thugs

Anonymous said...

heard it over at Dirksen building this week, if some of these disability people are found to be full of shit which they are they will be charged with wire fraud ala mailing the checks to their accounts,i would be worrying right about now,

Anonymous said...

About time they went after corrupt cops: Lazy do-nothing disability-collecting drunks and liars living off the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

I'm not argueing that fact at all. It just sucks to turning CPD over to them

I Voted For Obama said...

Rahm has many weapons to use against those who
Oppose him.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit, they will just call their Clouts, kickback to them, and all will be well again. Dont you understand the Chicago-Feds-Democommunist Party way by now?

Anonymous said...

BULLSHIT YOUR LAWYER SUCKS AND I CAN'T GO THRU A METAL DETECTOR OR GET AN.MRI.

Yeah it takes a few minutes of sleep when I fly but the ADA and HIPAA SCARES THE SHIT OUT OF BOTH CPD &FOP.

By a fucken med alert and be proud the medical section WON'T play poker with you.

Anonymous said...

Send the request and a copy of it to the US IG WITH A NON COMPLIANCE COMPLAINT TO SAVE TIME.

AND A LIST OF EVERY MEDIA SOURCE ON THE PLANET FROM YOUR FLASH DRIVE. YOU'LL GET COPYS BEFORE THE GO IN YOUR FILE.


I demanded the put a couple back in you would be surprised how many bricks they made.

Anonymous said...

FUCK THE CFD!, FUCK THE IG!, You can't get FUCKING PROMOTED on the CFD UNLESS YOU SUCK A YARD OF COCK!The IG SHOULD ask WHY IT TAKES A YR. TO MARK THE FUCKING THING and WHY YOU HAVE TO KISS AN EXEMPT RANKS ASS? Sound familar, Jimmy Joyce & Pat Kehoe

Anonymous said...

Reap what you sow you fucking retards

Anonymous said...

They're all Corrupt, the question is, to what percent?