Further to this morning’s announcement of a study of PTO procedures by The Naples Roundtable, two senior members of the profession have each responded, as below.
The First Response: I have long been pressing Director Lee openly to reward outstanding examiners and discipline, at least by transfer to less desirable and less harmful positions, those who perform poorly, whether by pattern of wrongful allowances or pattern of wrongful denials. She implied contracts or understandings with the union largely tied her hands. I would love to investigate these issues and determine the extent of accuracy in her explanations.
If she is really blocked, then the PTO-union arrangements must be revised. If she is not, then she should be placed under unrelenting pressure to do as I suggested.
The Second Response: The Collective Bargaining Agreement can be found here.http://popa.org/about/popa-leg