Police union contract/collective bargaining agreement (Seattle Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking #

P062628-081820

Multi Request Police union contract/collective bargaining agreement
Status
Completed

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the current collective bargaining agreement (also known as a collective agreement or a union contract) between this department/agency and the local police union/fraternal order/benevolent association (or similar/equivalent organization). This includes any and all memorandums of understanding or similar agreements. Please provide all associated addendums, amendments, appendices, exhibits, and other supplemental and supporting documents.

Here are examples of responsive materials provided by other agencies in response to similar requests:
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/02/27/2-21-18_MR18491_RES_IDC000697-022018.pdf (Long Beach, California)
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2015/08/24/Collective_Bargaining_Agreement_1.pdf (St. Louis, Missouri)
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2015/12/14/TPPA_2015-2017.pdf (Toledo, Ohio)
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2020/07/17/2020-134_2020-02-18_Meet___Confer_Agreement_Waco_Police_Association.pdf (Waco, Texas)

This request is being submitted as a collaborative research effort in the public interest. It is being submitted to your agency partially due to public feedback that your locality should be included in this work. This request is being submitted in the public interest and without any commercial interest.

We will appreciate that your agency assesses any necessary fees according to the public and academic interest with which this request is being made. In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. There is also an upload link provided as part of the electronic version of this message that we encourage your agency to use to transfer files.

If you have any questions or need additional clarification about this request, please let me know.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Seattle Police Department

At this time, the Seattle Police Department’s Legal Unit is operating under an extreme backlog of requests, staffing shortages, the redeployment of supporting units to SPD’s frontline COVID-19 response, and, pursuant to CDC recommendations and City direction, reassignment to remote access. For these reasons, our ability to process new requests is substantially limited; we are currently estimating minimum response timelines, depending on the volume and complexity of requests, in excess of 6-12 months. Current requests should likewise anticipate that it will take additional time to process records and respond. We apologize for any inconvenience, and deeply appreciate your understanding as we all pull together, in the face of this unprecedented, pandemic public crisis, to manage as best we can our business operations.

Dear Beryl Lipton:

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Your request was received on August 18, 2020and the reference number is P062628-081820.

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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the current collective bargaining agreement (also known as a collective agreement or a union contract) between this department/agency and the local police union/fraternal order/benevolent association (or similar/equivalent organization). This includes any and all memorandums of understanding or similar agreements. Please provide all associated addendums, amendments, appendices, exhibits, and other supplemental and supporting documents.

Here are examples of responsive materials provided by other agencies in response to similar requests:
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/02/27/2-21-18_MR18491_RES_IDC000697-022018.pdf (Long Beach, California)
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2015/08/24/Collective_Bargaining_Agreement_1.pdf (St. Louis, Missouri)
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2015/12/14/TPPA_2015-2017.pdf (Toledo, Ohio)
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2020/07/17/2020-134_2020-02-18_Meet___Confer_Agreement_Waco_Police_Association.pdf (Waco, Texas)

This request is being submitted as a collaborative research effort in the public interest. It is being submitted to your agency partially due to public feedback that your locality should be included in this work. This request is being submitted in the public interest and without any commercial interest.

We will appreciate that your agency assesses any necessary fees according to the public and academic interest with which this request is being made. In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. There is also an upload link provided as part of the electronic version of this message that we encourage your agency to use to transfer files.

If you have any questions or need additional clarification about this request, please let me know.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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From: Seattle Police Department

08/19/2020

Beryl Lipton
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request #: P062628-081820

Dear Beryl Lipton,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.

The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you a status update. Your request status is: Assigned.

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From: Seattle Police Department

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08/26/2020

Beryl Lipton
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P062628-081820

Dear Beryl Lipton,

Dear Beryl Lipton,
The current Collective Bargaining Agreements are publically available online. They can be found at https://www.seattle.gov/personnel/resources/agreements.asp. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nZGH0ylxadMp5hTpNkeAFkyIy2XcfX8DIve2xlxYdDYUrQCzBJ-2FNXH3mvm9gvkJgamQJyfZ4g-2BTMDAtCda9EzyEjc3UeqAUDVpPzbrU-2FKcc-3DZd3X_Wco69oKaPapnX8vgC82bJamAAas1fVpR8qIQr-2BP7XepZwFe8ntc2mQ5vs-2F74MQyQh9TWqdLNxw3uPO8SMQUZRQDyd12THAMF7JiVRwvObzpUZQc8-2FRu4yfyWnWwqvoQeDfid6JOSL7QexEbdCVRMCGJNgz9TMpCUIdyBX1rvNYO30HNcVC1pPap1RUBrt5-2B3KqVv7321bgW9e7W4fMWpkgJGYHcGB-2FdsuGmIG2iOBCvI9G4CBzxZBuN9jNcQgrS-2BVqbYp-2Blp9iMIFVq2SHxjDtPhxrRV7sN1x9wyhIIPuFz4V-2BjudKpnqT2AXJzOX9-2FwDG-2FTy2prCeypk6mnC55roZd8XrAFSwBLYv9PMsIUvPUKWsx1WBUav7sL0osIIKKrfK10W6ywx89Ms5eW2sAmjQ-3D-3D)
This concludes the Seattle Police Department's response to your request.

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

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