November 2021 MSOP Meeting Minutes

AFSCME MSOP Labor Management

November 16, 2021

Human Resources Room/Conference



Attendance: Adam Castle, Eric Hesse, Ryan Cates, Michelle Sexe, Bonnie Wold, Alli Kuhlman, Alli Kuhlman, Tim Lokensgard, Chris Hagen, Troy Sherwood, Nicole Boder


Follow Up Items

  1. 1.      OT Numbers Operations: Tim-74 3rd watch staff for 316.5 hours. 74 1st watch staff for 219.25 hours. 87 2nd watch staff for 356.25 hours. Total: 1963.5 hours. Health Services had 55 hours ot with 1 inverse.
  2. 2.      Inverse Numbers:
  3. 3.      Time Book Training: Alli-Denise sent an email today with documents she has been able to compile with the information. Looking for feedback from afscme and then move forward.
  4. 4.      Different Classifications Taking OT at Point of Inverse: Eric-Any update? It would go to sc first, then other afscme classifications, then mape and then MA. Then inversing. Questions regarding sign up, uniform, training, etc. Bonnie-I did talk with Tim and Troy along with cps. They don’t have concerns. Next step is to get together to outline the process and communication. Brenda and Paul manage mape groups for msop. They will need to communicate with mape leadership as well. The only training would be count training and not require uniforms. We can set up a meeting.
  5. 5.      Contact Numbers for HR: Eric-Drop box response to have the numbers. Alli-we have a general HR for forensics and msop. We are working with IT on this because of some movement. Tracy put together a communication that outlines who will be the contacts. Heidi Peura took another position so we are looking at who will take her responsibilities. We hope to have it figured out by the end of the week. Eric-In the future, it would be nice to have communication when someone leaves, etc. Alli-We will keep that in mind as well.

AFSCME Agenda Items

  1. 1.      OT Bonus for Security Counselors: Eric-Is there any interest to include SCs in that? The numbers are really high right now, it would help to get people to volunteer. Bonnie-We can take a look at it and the language. Eric-The language is in our contract. CDPAs were added during negotiations. We would only need an MOU for it. Tim-We can look into it.
  2. 2.      Hiring More Direct Care Staff: Eric-Concerns with adding managerial staff that didn’t have anything to do with CPS. We have eliminated direct care staff the last four years. We have a lot of overtime right now, it would help. Michelle-For CPS positions, they all have been filled. We created a utility pool for CPS that were additional positions. Tim-It helps that we have the hiring pool. There has been a lot leaving first watch. Making sure to get people back hired. We are down 9 spots right now. I don’t know if we can get more, this is where we are budgeted but we can always ask. I can look up the current vacancy rate. Rate is 4.2 percent.
  3. 3.      Booster Shot Vaccine Clinic: Eric-Will this be a state operated clinic? Nicole-There will not be a booster clinic because they are readily available in the public. The state will not use resources into that. The client ones, we are doing tomorrow on campus for MSOP.
  4. 4.      Local Hospital Coverage: Eric-Any thought of changing it where staff can report to the hospital? It would save from inversing and overtime. Tim-Looking at the ability for coverage to have a laptop to have a hotspot that has our network on it. Preloaded ability to get into phoenix to write reports. That was part of our issue back then to have staff documenting what happens at the hospital to adjust coverage, etc. MNIT is looking at it. They have said they are testing the ability to have universal VPN with hotspot. You still have login capabilities but can log in to phoenix from another location. Eric-If this works, we can send then directly? Tim-It will remain normal as of now but can revisit the ability to go directly there if they have a way to document from there. Eric-I urge you to look at it even if it doesn’t work out due to inversing. Bonnie-We also had issues with restraints and documentation with equipment. That is when we made the change. If we can get communication figured out, we are willing to look at it. we don’t want to go backwards from our incident review. Eric-staff issues? Bonnie-Not necessarily.

CPS and st peter division and ICS: Nikki-St peter nurses will responds to CPS medical ics as we work through this and becomes comfortable. I am receiving a lot of emails about vaccination mandates. MSOP is not one of the sites required. MSOP will not be part of the mandate.



Adjourned at 1223PM