The City and the Union agree to continue to adhere to the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes, sections 31-48b and 31-48d, regarding video monitoring. The City agrees to the following protocol regarding the use of Video Monitoring in its police facilities:
a.Each location where video monitoring occurs shall be posted giving notice of the camera locations.
b.The Union shall be notified of the locations of video monitoring and be allowed to inspect the camera views.
c.When discipline is pending from the use of video monitoring in a police facility, the employee and union representative, if requested, shall have the opportunity to view and where feasible have a copy of the video recording prior to providing an explanation in writing or orally. This opportunity shall be afforded before any discipline is taken.
The above does not apply to criminal investigations C.G.S., sec. 31-48d(d); covert investigations as authorized in C.G.S., sec. 31,48d(b)(2); and for security purposes in common areas which are held out for use by the public or which is prohibited by state or federal law as specified in C.G.S., sec. 31-48d(a)(3). This also does not apply electronic monitoring in public areas.
Leave of absence without pay: upon written request of an employee directed to the City Manager, the City Manager may grant the employee a personal leave of absence with the approved seniority and without pay, up to one (1) year, but not for the purpose of accepting other employment.
The City shall not withhold federal taxes against that portion of the weekly payment made to an employee under the provisions hereof that represents said worker's compensation payments.
In the event that an employee is absent due to injury or illness suffered in the line of duty or arising out of and in the course of his/her employment, including his/her departure from his/her duty, he/she shall receive the same weekly compensation being paid during the period of his/her absence to members of the department in the same position or rank occupied by the injured employee at the time of his/her injury, less worker's compensation payments, until such time as he/she is able to return to duty, or reaches maximum recovery, whichever occurs first.
A return to work program and preferred providers network will be instituted during the life of the agreement. The City and the Union agree to negotiate the establishment and implementation of this program.