MEA Seeking Volunteers to Serve on a Labor Management Committee (LMC) for the Forensic Science Section (Police Department Crime Lab) – Get Involved to Help Make a Difference!
As a follow up to concerns raised by employees and after discussions with Assistant Chief Guaderrama, management has agreed that a Labor Management Committee (LMC) for the Crime Lab would help improve communication and provide a forum to discuss issues in a safe, non-adversarial environment. MEA and the Police Department have participated in an LMC within the Communications Division for many years and have found it to be a productive and effective platform to discuss workplace issues. LMCs help reduce misunderstandings and miscommunications and assist in fostering a healthy work environment, beneficial to both employees and management. The committees help build labor-management relationships, improve organizational effectiveness, and help resolve minor problems before they become significant grievances. They are not a forum for personal attacks or venting by either side.
The labor side of this committee will consist of a cross section of the classifications that are represented in the Lab, i.e., Crime Scene Specialists, Criminalists, Latent Print Examiners, Police Property and Evidence Clerks, Laboratory Technicians, as well as MEA represented supervisors. The number of members on the committee will be determined once we know who the volunteers are. MEA staff will meet with the labor side of the committee to discuss details, ground rules and agenda items prior to meeting with management. Frequency of meetings will also be determined at the first LMC meeting.
Please email Katy Seals, MEA Labor Relations Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in serving on the FS / PD Lab Labor Management Committee no later than Monday, March 5, 2018.
Please feel free to contact Katy if you have any additional questions.