FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2015
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Court Upholds Proper Use of Civilian Workers in County Jails
(Santa Ana, CA) — A state appeals court has again ruled in favor of the County’s use of civilian workers in the jail system, denying a demand by the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs for as much as $8 million in damages.
The union, which represents about 2,000 deputy sheriffs, sued the County in 2010, claiming some jail duties had been improperly transferred from deputies to newly created civilian Correctional Services Assistants (CSAs). The move was estimated to save about $8 million a year in salary and overtime costs, which the union sought to recover as damages. Continue reading