The following sections shall govern in the case of assignment of personnel to any and all schools, lectures, seminars and training sessions, except college and the residential P.O.S.T. Academy.
SELECTION AND ASSIGNMENT
a. The Chief or his/her designee shall determine which assignments are to be offered under the terms of this Article
b. The Chief or his/her designee shall post, in the squad room of police headquarters, an announcement of assignments to be offered.
c. The announcement shall contain a closing date after which no member may make application to attend.
d. Members wishing to attend such assignments, which are offered under the terms of this article, shall make written application to the Chief or his/her designee prior to the closing date contained in the announcement.
e. Members who submit written application to the Chief or his/her designee to attend such assignments under the terms of this article are obligated to attend same if they are selected by the Chief or his/her designee.
f. After the closing date for application to the assignments has been passed, the Chief or his/her designee shall compile a list of all applicants, with a copy to be given to the Union.
g. The Chief or his/her designee shall select those members who are to attend the school or assignments from the list, but in no instance shall a member attend the same course(s) or assignment until all members who have signed the list have had an opportunity to attend.
h. Nothing in this article shall prevent or exclude the Chief or his/her designee from assigning members to schools, lectures, seminars and in-service training sessions during their regularly scheduled tour of duty, and such members shall be governed by the provisions of the existing contract between the City and the Union. The Chief or his/her designee may assign any employees to attend such functions at full pay when the particular offering is deemed by the Chief or his/her designee to be necessary for proper training of a particular officer or officers in cases where no written application has been filed. Such assignment shall be in lieu of a regularly scheduled tour, in which case the employee's work schedule shall be adjusted to provide eight (8) hours of training and work.