Supervisors hold off on PCSO request to re-classify Command Staff as At-Will Employees

There is controversy brewing in the Pinal County Sheriff’s office regarding a new proposal by Sheriff Paul Babeu regarding command staff.  The January 9, 2013 Pinal County Board of Supervisors’ meeting agenda includes an item labeled as follows:  “Discussion/approval/disapproval to re-classify all command staff level leaders in PCSO to an uncovered or At-Will status” The policy change  “will have no financial impact on the general fund” according to the agenda.

The Supervisors voted to continue the item until next month. Supervisor Todd House said he received correspondence both for and against the measure and wanted more time to review the proposal. The Board unanimously voted to wait on a vote.

The State Bar of Arizona website indicates “The majority of private sector workers in Arizona are employees “at-will.” Employment on an “at-will” basis means the employment is not covered by a written contract or bargaining agreement and the employment relationship may be ended at any time by either the employee or the employer, with or without cause.

What specific rights can be claimed from At-Will public sector employees is not clear and would be specific to the government agency.

Captain Karns submitted a letter to several media outlets expressing his displeasure with the policy change. A link to the letter is provided from the Arizona Daily Star.









admin (7654 Posts)

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Butterfly Count at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum Sept. 6

    August 28th, 2014

    Volunteers with the Central Arizona Butterfly Association invite participants to join their 8th annual Autumn census of all the butterflies […]

    Daytripping & Camping Opportunities South of Sedona for Labor Day Weekend

    August 28th, 2014

    Phoenix- The State Parks in Arizona provide many opportunities for Labor Day 2014 campers. If you have not already reserved […]

    No closures along Phoenix freeways, state highways over Labor Day weekend

    August 28th, 2014

    Phoenix— Drivers heading out on state highways for the Labor Day weekend will get a break from construction closures, according […]

    Playoffs or bust for Panthers girls’ volleyball

    August 26th, 2014

    Superior Sun Last year the Panthers finished with a record of 13 – 10, just missing a berth in the state playoffs.

  • Stories Just For You

    Raised medians remain irritant as U.S. 60 widening project set to begin this summer; Superior Chamber of Commerce continues efforts to convince ADOT to retain left turns at Belmont

    January 15th, 2014

      By James J. Hodl Superior Sun Get ready! The widening of U.S. 60 from two to four lanes – […]

    November funding override rejects leave Pinal County school districts in grim mood; Only Casa Grande succeeds as other districts eye program and job cuts

    December 30th, 2013

      By James J. Hodl Copper Area News November 5 was a bad day for school override referendum in Pinal […]

    Rios: Pinal County waste disposal voucher program to begin January 6, 2014

    December 30th, 2013

    Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios is pleased to announce that the Waste Disposal Voucher Program for 2014 will begin Wednesday, […]

    DPS Encourages all Motorists to Drive Courteously This Holiday Season

    December 23rd, 2013

    Arizona – The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS), through its Highway Patrol Division, encourages all travelers to drive with […]

  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin