The Employer possesses the sole right to operate the Sheriff’s Office of the County and all management rights repose in it.
Nothing herein shall affect the internal control authority of the Sheriff. Except as specifically amended, changed or modified by the Agreement, these rights include, but are not limited to, the following:
(A) To direct all operations of the Employer;
(B) To establish reasonable work rules and schedules of work;
(C) To hire or promote from the Merit Commission eligibility list, transfer, schedule and assign officers in positions and to create, combine, modify and eliminate positions within the County;
(D) To suspend, discharge and take other disciplinary action against officers under the established work rules and regulations of the Sheriff’s Police and the provisions of this Agreement;
(E) To lay off officers;
(F) To maintain efficiency of Employer operations;
(G) To introduce new or improved methods or facilities;
(H) To change existing methods or facilities;
(I) To determine the kinds and amounts of services to be performed as pertains to Employer operations; and the number and kind of classifications to perform such services;
(J) To contract out for goods or services;
(K) To determine the methods, means and personnel by which Employer operations are to be conducted;
(L) To take whatever action is necessary to carry out the functions of the Employer in situations of emergency.
It is understood and agreed that any of the rights, powers, or authority the Employer had prior to the signing of this Agreement are retained by the Employer except those specifically abridged, granted, or modified by this Agreement.