A key component of CCSO’s function is assisting members in the resolution of labor disputes. Although we don’t discuss all grievances being processed for our members, some issues come up that affect a large number of supervisors. A current issue that CCSO is undertaking is the latest stance that California Correctional Health Care Services has taken denying uniform replacement costs, more commonly referred to as uniform allowance, for the Supervising Registered Nurses (SRN). The denial is based on the fact that supervisors are not covered under the Bargaining Unit 17 contract, and therefore are not entitled to the same uniform allowance as the rank and file staff. While researching the issue we discovered direction by the Department of Personnel Administration, dating back to 1980, providing that supervisors receive the same entitlement relative to uniform replacement costs as the rank and file employees. We anticipate this evidence will resolve the issue for our SRNs and will update you on the outcome.