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GRPD discharge hearings
(2007-09-24)
(wgvu) - THE CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS IS MOVING FORWARD WITH DISCHARGE HEARINGS FOR SEVERAL POLICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ON THE JOB.

DURING THE HEARINGS THE EMPLOYEES HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONTEST THE FINDINGS OF AN INVESTIGATION .WHICH RECOMMENDED THAT THE EMPLOYEES BE DISCHARGED.

AFTER THE HEARINGS THE CITY MANAGER WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATION OR IMPOSE ANOTHER FORM OF DISCIPLINE.

HOWEVER .DUE TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS THE EMPLOYEES CAN TAKE THE MATTER TO ARBITRATION ..AND THE CITY SAYS THAT PROCESS CAN TAKE UP TO A YEAR.


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