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Sonoma County Law Enforcement Managers Association (SCLEMA)

2023 - 2026 SCLEMA Memorandum of Understanding: Article 28: Management Rights


The Association recognizes that the County has and will continue to retain in all respects whether exercised or not, the unilateral and exclusive right to operate, administer, and manage its public services and its work force performing those services.

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The County has and will continue to retain exclusive decision making authority on matters not officially and expressly modified by specific provisions of this Memorandum, and such decision making shall not in any way, directly or indirectly, be subject to any grievance procedure.

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The exclusive rights of the County shall include, but not be limited to, the right to determine the organization of County government and the purpose and mission of its constituent agencies; to set standards of service to be offered to the public, and through its management officials to exercise control and discretion over its organization and operations; to establish and enforce administrative regulations and work rules in addition to and not inconsistent with the specific provisions of this Memorandum of Understanding; to direct its employees; to take disciplinary action; to relieve its employees from duty because of their positions are abolished, or whenever necessary because of lack of work or lack of funds, or under conditions where continued work would be ineffective or non-productive; to determine whether goods or services shall be made, purchased or contracted for; to determine the methods, means and personnel by which the County’s services are to be provided, purchased or contracted including the right to schedule and assign work and overtime; and to otherwise act in the interest of efficient service to the County and the public. The County retains its right to assign and place volunteers in accordance with County policy.

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