Flashcards in Sheriff Policy Manual Ch 3 Deck (157)
The Class A or B uniform/Business Professional attire (civilians) will be worn to all court-related appearances. Appropriate attire for official public meetings is at the discretion of Command
Wearing the Regulation Uniform: Uniformed employees will wear the Class B uniform unless:
a. Their duty assignment requires or allows the Class A or Class C uniform Directed by their supervisor to wear other clothing
b.Directed by their supervisor to wear other clothing
Wearing a partial uniform will be prohibited except
during emergency situations or under supervisory order.
Fire Rescue and Emergency Service uniforms are pursuant to
the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Refer to the Fire Rescue and Emergency Services SOP and the Collective Bargaining Agreement for policy and procedures regarding uniforms, uniform items, accessories and the use of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services Uniforms.
The authorized mourning band should be no larger than --- in height and be either solid black, or solid black with a “thin blue line” through the center.
The mourning band should only be worn following a line of duty death of a law enforcement/correctional officer or firefighter within the State of Florida
upon notification of the death until the end of day on the day of the funeral.
For a line of duty death of a law enforcement/correctional officer or firefighter outside the State of Florida,
the mourning band should only be worn while attending funeral and burial services.
(Non) Line of Duty Deaths: The mourning band may be worn only while
attending funeral and burial services.
The mourning band will be authorized to be worn during the
National Peace Officers Memorial Day, National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, the State of Florida Memorial Day and the Broward County Memorial Day.
Workers comp:Employees will receive full pay during the first -----working days they are out of work.
If an employee's lost time reaches 60 continuous working days and approval from BSO's disability insurance carrier is given, BSO's disability carrier will:
1. Begin to supplement the Workers' Compensation payments. These payments will not exceed 95% of the employee's gross salary. Note: Employees having automobile accidents where seat belts were not worn may receive a 25% reduction in their benefits.
2)Continue payments for a maximum of 12 months after the 60 continuous working days have passed, totaling a maximum of 15 months of payments.
It is the responsibility of the employee's home division to notify Risk Management/Workers’ Compensation Section within---- hours of the incident (via approved form) of:
1. Employee's commencing date of absence from work
2. Employee's return to full or part-time work
3. Amount of time lost due to treatment, doctor visits, etc.
4. All injuries (employees and residents) resulting in death
BSO and/or the disability insurance carrier reserve the right to have eligible employees on disability periodically evaluated by
a carrier-approved physician other than the Workers' Compensation physician on the case.
Employees able to return to work within the 15-month period, but not to the position which they performed before the disabling injury, may be offered
temporary reassignment status
Temporary assignment status will not be granted for more than
60 working days unless the Sheriff or designee grants an extension.
Supplemental disability programs (partial or full time) will not continue beyond a -----month period which, in connection with the BSO full-pay policy, gives a continuous disability payment of ----months.
During the 15-month workers comp period, the following BSO-paid benefits remain in effect
4) Disability insurance if applicable
The Florida Retirement System (FRS) grants credible service for periods when employees receive temporary Workers' Compensation payments, providing they return to work for ----days in a regularly established position.
The 30-day period must be verified to FRS by BSO if BSO has not reported the employee out on Workers' Compensation on the monthly payroll reports.
Salary reclassification policy
1)Positions reclassified to higher pay ranges are increased to the step closest to 5% or the higher pay range's minimum rate, whichever is greater.
2)Employees with cases of overlapping pay ranges where the employee is at or above the reclassified pay's minimum rate are increased at least 5%, provided there is room in the new range. 3)Employees reclassified to lower pay ranges will not receive more than the lower pay range's maximum rate. Employees with pay rates above the lower classification's maximum rate are reduced to the lower maximum rate.
Temporary work in higher class
If a vacancy exists in a higher classification, qualified employees may be directed to work in that classification on a temporary, incidental, or emergency basis.
2)If such assignment to the higher classification exists for more than 40 hours per calendar year, full-time employees will be eligible to get 5% above their regular pay for the duration they are in that function, subject to the completion and approval of an Out-of-Classification Pay Form (BSO AP#45) This form must be received and approved by Human Resources. Exception: Differences in compensation for temporary work assignment in higher classifications may exist pursuant to collective bargaining agreements. If a vacancy exists in a higher classification, qualified employees may be directed to work in that classification on a temporary, incidental, or emergency basis.
3)If such assignment to the higher classification exists for more than 40 hours per calendar year, full-time employees will be eligible to get 5% above their regular pay for the duration they are in that function, subject to the completion and approval of an Out-of-Classification Pay Form (BSO AP#45). This form must be received and approved by Human Resources. Exception: Differences in compensation for temporary work assignment in higher classifications may exist pursuant to collective bargaining agreements. Human Resources must be notified in writing, when a temporary Employees' pay will return to their regular position's established pay rate at the end of the assignment.
4) If assignments are for extended periods or other sufficient reasons, the Sheriff or designee may authorize a temporarily filling of this position, compensated at the vacant position's pay range.
What wage increases do employees who are at the maximum rate for the classification receive?
Employees receiving a salary in excess of the maximum rate for that classification will receive no further increases.
What are the 2 types of recruitments?
There are two types of recruitments; open competitive (any person can apply) and in-house (only current BSO employees can apply).
Job postings will be for how long?
Job postings will be posted for 10 working days unless a special need exists.
Requesting employees will submit an on-line Application for Employment by the time and closing date listed on the job posting. In lieu of an on-line application --------
a paper application may be submitted to Human Resources by the time and closing date listed on the job posting.
Will a resume alone be accepted in lieu of an application.
A résumé alone will not be accepted unless an Application for Employment has been submitted.
Can probationary employees apply for another position?
Probationary employees may apply for another position within BSO. If they are qualified for the position, their applications will be processed, but their names will not appear on the eligibility list until the probationary period is successfully completed.
Individuals or employees sponsored/enrolled by BSO in an academy will be required to sign and comply with a
When do transfers become effective
Transfers usually will be made effective on the first day of a pay period.
Promoted employee probation
3.9.1Commencing from the promotion date or as specified by applicable bargaining unit agreements, newly promoted employees serve a standard probation period of at least six months, which may be extended for an additional six months.