Sec­tion 1.  Unit Descrip­tion.  The Employ­er here­by rec­og­nizes the­Union as the sole and exclu­sive col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the pur­pose of col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing on mat­ters relat­ing to wages, hours, and oth­er terms and con­di­tions of employ­ment of all full-time sworn patrol offi­cers in the bar­gain­ing unit.  The bar­gain­ing unit shall include: All sworn mer­it­ed Deputy Sher­iffs and Deputy Sheriff/Dispatchers/ Jail­ers in the rank of Cap­tain and below, but exclud­ing the Sher­iff of Union Coun­ty and all oth­er non-sworn per­son­nel and those as defined in the Illi­nois Pub­lic Labor Rela­tions Act.

Sec­tion 2.  Super­vi­sors. Super­vi­sors may con­tin­ue to per­form bar­gain­ing unit work, which is inci­den­tal to their jobs.  They may also per­form bar­gain­ing unit work in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions and where such work is nec­es­sary to train a bar­gain­ing unit offi­cer.  Such work by super­vi­sors shall not cause any lay­offs of the bar­gain­ing unit officers.

Sec­tion 3.  Sheriff’s Aux­il­iary. The Employ­er may con­tin­ue to uti­lize the ser­vices of the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Police Aux­il­iary to per­form bar­gain­ing unit work in accor­dance with Illi­nois statutes.

Sec­tion 4.  Short-Ter­m/­­Part-Time Employ­ees.  The Employ­er may con­tin­ue to uti­lize the ser­vices of short-term and part-time employ­ees to per­form bar­gain­ing unit work in accor­dance with past prac­tice, pro­vid­ing such use does not reduce reg­u­lar­ly sched­uled hours or ben­e­fits of offi­cers cov­ered by this Agreement.