A subscriber contacted me about two errors on the April 2018 #50 Gold Sheet.
Add Pages should read 143.057-5 thru 143.057-14 and 143.073-3 thru 143.073-4
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We had a subscriber contact us about a small revision on the gold sheet.
The revision for the April 2017 #48 Update, page 1 is in bold type.
143.036 pp 5-12 should be 143.036 pp 5-10
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We mailed the April 2017 #48 Update Reporter’s last week. There is some interesting information on the blue sheet.
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OTHER PERTINENT STATUTES – REMOVE
614.021-3 thru 4 should be 614.021-1 thru 4
614.023-5 thru 6 should be 614.023-5 thru 8
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DISTRICT COURT OVERTURNS HEARING EXAMINER’S DECISION.
On Friday May 6, the 118th Judicial District Court in Howard County overturned a Hearing Examiner’s decision reinstating a Big Spring Fire Department employee. The City’s appeal was based, in part, on the Hearing Examiner’s reliance on an arbitration treatise’s definition of “progressive discipline.” Instead of applying the City’s own progressive discipline policy, which had been introduced into the record during the hearing, the Hearing Examiner erroneously chose to apply the progressive discipline standard slelled out in the arbitration book. The District Court agreed with the City’s argument that the Hearing Examiner exceeded his jurisdiction. (City of Big Spring v. Butler).
On May 7, Eagle Pass voters rejected collective bargaining sought by the City’s police officers and firefighters. By a 200+ vote margin, citizens defeated the proposition. The final tally was 970 votes against bargaining and 768 favoring it.