COUNCILMEMBER EVANS TAKES ACTION ON CARRYOVER LAW
FILES LEGISLATION RESTORING CARRYOVER AMOUNT
Last night Councilmember Jack Evans filed legislation that would amend D.C. law to repair the damage done to D.C. Code section 1-612.03(h). Recently, the Council improperly passed an amendment to reduce the amount of annual leave that District employees can carry into a successive calendar year from 30 days to 20 days. As a result of the amendment, “District government employees who accrue annual leave may now carry-over a maximum of 160 hours (20 days) of annual leave from one leave year to the next, a decrease from the previous amount of 240 hours.”
On Monday, May 7, 2012, D.C. Police Union Chairman Kristopher Baumann sent two letters to Mayor Vincent Gray regarding the amendment to D.C. Code section 1-612.03(h). Chairman Baumann informed Mayor Gray that absent immediate action to prevent enforcement of the amendment, the D.C. Police Union intended to pursue legal action. In addition, Chairman Baumann sent a second letter demanding bargaining on the issuance of the DPM Instruction and any implementation or change to the carryover provisions.
On Wednesday, May 10, 2012, the D.C. Police Union announced that Councilmember Jack Evans, the best advocate for public safety and police officers on the Council of the District of Columbia, had begun gathering the necessary votes to have the amendment overturned.
True to his word, Councilmember Evans last night filed a bill that would rescind the amendment to D.C. Code section 1-612.03(h). The bill should be moving forward to the full Council soon. Stayed tune for updates.
THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER EVANS.
If you are a D.C. police officer and member of the D.C. Police Union and would like to read the legislation, the Chairman’s letters, or any other information, it is available in the members-only portion of the D.C. Police Union website (www.fop-mpd.org). If you have not registered for the members-only portion of the website, please go to the website to register and take the survey. Let your voice be heard.