Section 1. F.O.P. Representative Visits. Authorized representatives of the National or State Union shall be permitted to visit the Department during working hours to talk with officers of the local Union and/or representatives of the Employer concerning matters covered by this Agreement. Such visits shall not interfere with the operations of Employer and notice shall be provided to the Sheriff prior to theUnion engaging in such activity.
Section 2. F.O.P. Examination of Records. TheUnion or a representative shall have the right to examine time sheets and other records pertaining to the computation of compensation of any officer whose pay is in dispute or any other records of the officer pertaining to a specific grievance, at reasonable times with the officer’s consent.
Section 3. Dry Cleaning. The Sheriff of Union County and Union County, Illinois, shall provide dry-cleaned uniforms for officers of the Sheriff during the life of this Agreement. Dispatchers are entitled to have two (2) uniforms dry cleaned per week to be paid out of the above amount.
Section 4. Damaged Personal Equipment. The Employer agrees to repair or replace as necessary an officer’s eyeglasses, contact lenses, prescription sunglasses, watches (up to a value of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00)), or other items of personal equipment, if such are damaged or broken, if during the course of the employee’s duties the employee is required to exert physical force or is attached by another person. Incident is to be documented with immediate supervisor.
Section 5. Required Inoculations. The Employer agrees to pay all expenses for inoculation or immunization shots for the officer and for members of an officer’s family when such becomes necessary as a result of the officer’s exposure to contagious diseases when the officer has been exposed to said disease in the line of duty.
Section 6. Work Rules. Work rules of the Union County Sheriff which are not in conflict with this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
Section 7. Ballistic Vests. Patrol Deputies covered by this Agreement shall be furnished a ballistic vest by the Employer. This vest shall be replaced during the sixth (6th) year following its initial issue.
Section 8. Squad Meetings. Road deputies shall be required to attend squad meetings with the Sheriff as a group no more than once per month and no less than bi-monthly on dates scheduled by the Sheriff. A deputy may be excused from such meetings when circumstances beyond the deputy’s control exist. The deputies shall be paid straight time for such attendance but not in addition to pay being received at the time of such meetings.
Section 9. Uniforms/Maintenance Allowance. Employees performing patrol/road duties covered by this Agreement shall receive an annual allowance of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) to pay for purchase and maintenance of uniform items and equipment not normally provided by the Employer. Such funds shall be used through the use of vouchers or purchase orders, and up to Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) of the maintenance allowance may be carried over from year to year, to a maximum of Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00).
Section 10. Shift Differential. A shift differential shall be paid to employees working between the hours of 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. at the rate of Fifty Cents ($0.50) per hour.