Meet and Confer 2017 Exam

  1. Art 1 Sec 1
    As authorized by Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code, the City of Austin, 
    Texas (hereinafter referred to as the “CITY”) and the Austin Police Association (hereinafter 
    referred to as the “ASSOCIATION”) reached a Meet and Confer Agreement effective on what date, (hereinafter referred to as the “AGREEMENT”). 



    B)  October 1, 2013
  2. Art 2
    “ASSOCIATION” means which one of the following:



    C) the Austin Police Association, and its officers and agents authorized to act on its behalf
  3. Art 2

    “Employer” or “CITY” means which of the following?



    B)  the City of Austin, Texas, the Austin Police Department and its officers, agents, managers, and others authorized to act on the CITY's behalf.
  4. Art 2

    “Officer” means, all police officers, as the term is currently defined in Texas Local Government Code, Section 143.003 (5), and those hired under the provisions of this Agreement in the Austin Police Department, except the Head of the Department and, unless otherwise specified, Assistant Department Heads in the rank or classification immediately below that of the Department Head. The term also excludes which of the following?



    A) cadets, civilian employees, retirees, reserve officers, and any other employees specifica
  5. Art 2

    ____ are excluded from the coverage of Article 18 and cannot file grievances pursuant to Article 20 regarding disciplinary 
    actions. 



    C) probationary officers
  6. Art 2

    “Civil Service Commission” means the three (3) member Civil Service Commission appointed by whom, pursuant to Section 143.006 of the Texas Local Government Code?



    D)  the City Manager
  7. Art 2

    “Business day” means which of the following?



    D) A day on which the City conducts normal business. In addition, the day of the act, event or default after which a period of time begins to run is not included. The last day of the period is included unless it is a weekend or City observed holiday.
  8. Art 3

    The City recognizes the ASSOCIATION as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent for all covered Police Officers, pursuant to Subchapter I of Chapter 143.  Who does this exclued?



    A) the Police Chief, the Assistant Police Chiefs, and all civilian employees of the Police Department
  9. Art 4 Sec 1

    Who retains all inherent rights to manage the Police Department and its work force... subject to applicable federal and state statutes and local ordinances, resolutions, and rules, except as specifically provided in this Agreement? 



    D) the City  (These rights include, but are not limited to: direction of the work force, including but not limited to, the right to hire; the right to discipline or discharge; the right to decide job qualifications for hiring; the right to lay-off or abolish positions; the right to make rules and regulations governing conduct...)
  10. Art 4 Sec 2

    Who fully retain their rights to independently investigate police conduct?



    A)  The Chief of Police and the City Manager
  11. Art 6 Sec 1

    The CITY agrees to deduct, for those Officers who provide a signed authorization form supplied by the CITY, premiums for other ASSOCIATION-preferred providers if approved by the CITY. Dues deductions for such premiums will begin when?



    A)  no later than the third pay period after the Officer submits a properly completed dues deduction form authorizing such deductions.
  12. Art 6 Sec 1 c

    The ASSOCIATION may change the amount of the deduction for those employees who have authorized payroll deductions by providing the City with a letter, at least:



    D)  thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the change
  13. Art 6 Sec 3

    Whenever an Officer dies, and the CITY is notified by the ASSOCIATION of its intent to invoke this provision, the CITY will deduct ____, as directed by the ASSOCIATION, from each ASSOCIATION member’s pay one time during the month immediately following the Officer’s death. 



    A)  $10 or $20
  14. Art 6 Sec 4

    The provisions of this Article shall remain in full force and effect after expiration of this AGREEMENT until a successor AGREEMENT has been reached, or for HOW MANY MONTHS after expiration of this AGREEMENT, if no subsequent agreement is ratified?



    B)  twelve (12) months
  15. Art 7 Sec 2

    Beginning with Fiscal Year 2013-2014 longevity pay in the amount of $____ per year of service, up to a maximum of ____ years, shall be paid in a lump sum in the first regularly scheduled pay period after the Officer's anniversary date.



    A)  $107.00; 25 years
  16. Art 7 Sec 8

    During the term of this AGREEMENT, the clothing allowance shall be what amount per year for all Officers deemed eligible by the Chief, with a payment schedule to be determined by the Chief. 



    C)  $500.00
  17. Art 7 Sec 9
    Each Officer holding a Bachelor's degree shall be paid ____ per month. 



    A) $220
  18. Art 7 Sec 9

    Education pay shall only be payable for degrees or college credit from an accredited college or university. An accredited college or university is an institution of higher education that is accredited or authorized by any of the following EXCEPT:






    D) the Southwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  19. Art 7 Sec 9 a
    What is the certificate pay for an Officer who holds an 
    Intermediate, Advanced, or Master TCLEOSE Certificate?  What is the cut off hire date for Officers to receive an Intermediate or Advanced certificate pay?



    D) $50; $100; $150; March 25, 2001
  20. Art 7 Sec 9 b
    What are is the education pay for an Officer who holds an associates degree (or 60 credit hours)?  A bachelor's degree?  A Master's Degree?



    A) $100; $220; $300
  21. Art 7 Sec 10

    The CITY shall pay an additional three hundred dollars ($300.00) per month to an Officer normally assigned to an evening or night shift for a twenty eight (28) calendar day cycle, when the shift begins at or after 2:00 p.m. Only Officers working what percentage or more of their shifts  beginning at or after 2:00 p.m., in a 28 calendar day cycle, shall be eligible?



    D)  50%
  22. Art 7 Sec 14
    Who may authorize Officer Residency Incentive Pay if the ordinance applies equally to each Officer who meets the criteria established by the ordinance?



    B) city council
  23. Art 8 Sec 2

    The CITY will allow ____ hours of comp time per week for any non-exempt Officer on call, as defined by Department policy implemented by the Chief. 



    C) 8
  24. Art 8 Sec 3

    If an officer’s shift starts at 9:00 a.m., but he/she must attend municipal court at 8:00 a.m. or later, how much overtime is the officer entitled?



    B)  one full hour of overtime
  25. Art 8 Sec 4 a
    A non-exempt officer is off-duty at 1:05pm and his regular scheduled shift does not start until 2:00pm.  The officer receives notification to return to duty status one hour or less before the start of his regularly scheduled shift.  What compensation is the officer entitled?
    a) one (1) full hour of compensation at time and one half 
    b) one (1) full hour of administrative business leave 
    c) the actual amount of overtime hours worked
    d) one (1) full hour of flex time at time and one half
    a) one (1) full hour of compensation at time and one half
  26. Art 8 Sec 4 b

    If a non-exempt officer receives notification to return to duty status after the conclusion of their regularly scheduled shift, or more than one (1) hour before their regularly scheduled shift, what shall their compensation be?



    B)  a minimum of three (3) hours of compensation at time and one half
  27. Art 8 Sec 4 c

    Which of the following is true of compensation time?



    A) Non-exempt Officers who are off-duty and receive notification to return to duty status shall receive only fifteen (15) minutes of compensation at time and a half should the callback be cancelled within fifteen (15) minutes of the notification, or the actual time spent completing the assignment lasts no more than fifteen (15) minutes.
  28. Art 9 Sec 1

    Each Officer may utilize up to how many hours of paid emergency leave for a death in the immediate family as defined in the City of Austin personnel policies. 



    B) 40
  29. Art 9 Sec 2 a

    Officers may voluntarily donate up to ____ of leave to an ill or injured employee to avoid loss of pay. No Officer shall be permitted to bank more than ____ hours of such donated leave within any twelve (12) month period of time. 



    A)  40 hours of vacation or sick; 400 hours total
  30. Art 9 Sec 3 a

    Usually, the maximum accrued sick leave payable upon separation form the department in good standing will be ____ hours. 



    C)  1400
  31. Art 9 Sec 3 b

    The maximum accrued sick leave payable will be increased to 1700 hours if, in addition to the other requirements, the Officer has not used more than ____ hours of sick leave in either of the two prior twelve month periods before the date of separation, and has not used more than ____ hours cumulative in the prior 24 month period before the date of separation. 



    D) 80; 120
  32. Art 10 Sec 3

    All Officers shall accrue regular vacation leave at the rate of ____ hours for each pay period in which benefits accrue. 



    B)  6.25
  33. Art 10 Sec 4

    All Officers may accrue up to ____ hours of vacation. The maximum hours of vacation payable upon separation shall continue to be ____hours of vacation.



    D) 400; 240
  34. Art 10 Sec 4
    All Officers may accrue up to ____ hours of exception vacation.  The maximum hours of exception vacation payable upon separation shall continue to be ____.



    C) 160; 160
  35. Art 10 Sec 5

    All Officers shall accrue sick leave at the rate of ____ hours for each pay period in which benefits accrue. 



    B)  6.08
  36. Art 11 Sec 2

    Each year during the term of this AGREEMENT, during the first ten (10) days of the calendar year, the CITY will contribute how many hours of Association Business Leave (ABL) to a pool of leave time which may be used in accordance with this Article?



    D)  7,000
  37. Art 11 Sec 3 a2

    The ASSOCIATION President may be permitted up to how many hours of ABL per year?



    A)  2080
  38. Art 11 Sec 3 b3

    ASSOCIATION Board Members and each of the standing Committee Chairs may each be authorized to utilize up to how many hours of ABL from the Pool during the year. 



    C) 300
  39. Art 11 Sec 4

    It is specifically understood and agreed that ABL shall not be utilized for legislative and/or political activities at the State or National level, unless they relate to any of the following conditions affecting members of the ASSOCIATION, EXCEPT:



    A)  concerns of officer safety
  40. Art 11 Sec 4 a

    At the local level, the use of ABL for legislative and/or political activities shall be limited to raising concerns regarding what? 



    B)  officer safety
  41. Art 12 Sec 2 c

    Any concerns about the content of posted material shall be brought to the attention of whom for review and adjustment as soon as the concerns are noticed? The Chief shall direct the objectionable material to be removed from the bulletin board until final determination.



    B)  the Association's executive board
  42. Art 13 Sec 6 e


    The Consultant also selects the assessors, who shall meet the following criteria: Active duty, sworn officers of similar rank to the promotion, or above, from cities with a population of ____ or greater.



    B)  200,000
  43. Art 13 Sec 7 b

    In the event of a clerical or electronic error in computing the test scores, the expiration date of any promotional examination eligibility list may be amended by written agreement between what two people?



    C) the President of the ASSOCIATION and the City Manager
  44. Art 13 Sec 6 b

    The consultant will design the Assessment Center from among any or all of the following exercises EXCEPT:  






    E) Anything actually directly related to the job that would offer some semblance of reality in this system.
  45. Art 13 Sec 6 f

    All of the following are true statements EXCEPT:



    B) If a mandatory orientation is scheduled during an Officer's work time, he/she will be permitted personal leave to attend. (If scheduled during work hours, employees WILL be allowed to attend without leave.)
  46. Art 13 Sec 8

    What committee will determine the criteria for what may be appealed to the Police Civil Service Commission following all written promotional examinations? This committee shall establish appeal criteria which will be used for all written examinations held during the term of this AGREEMENT.



    C)  Appeals Criteria Committee (ACC)
  47. Art 13 Sec 9 

    Within how many hours after a promotional examination is held shall the Commission post the individual raw scores by PID numbers only on a bulletin board located in the main lobby of the city hall?



    A)  72
  48. Art 13 Sec 9

    Any Officer who has taken a written promotional examination may review his/her examination results. The process shall be established by the Director of Civil Service; provided, however, that each Officer who has taken a promotional examination may be given time to review his/her examination, write, and submit the appeal, if any.  Within how many days of the posting of the written promotional exam results shall the officer be allowed to review his/her exam?  How many hours shall they be afforded for this review?



    D) 7 business days; 4 hours
  49. Art 13 Sec 9
    Which of the following is TRUE of an Officer's right to review their exam results?



    C)  The Civil Service Director shall make blocks of time available for Officers to review examination results from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and, in addition, shall provide at least two (2) evening options until 10:00 p.m.
  50. Art 13 Sec 9

    Which of the following is NOT true of an Officer's review of the exam?



    D)  An Officer may not receive a copy of his/her appeal. (yes they can!)
  51. Art 13 Sec 10

    What committee will be appointed to screen written examination appeals to the Civil Service Commission? 



    D)  Employee Review Committee (ERC)
  52. Art 13 Sec 11

    It is expressly understood and agreed that the provisions in Chapter 143.036(d) and (e) and 143.014(f) of the Local Government Code prescribing time limits for filling vacancies at the rank of Sergeant or above shall be expanded to how many days from the date the vacancy occurs during the term of this AGREEMENT?



    D)  120 calendar days
  53. Art 14 Part B Sec 2

    For all applicants, the maximum age for application to the cadet position shall be ____ years old:



    B) 45
  54. Art 14 Part b Sec 1

    In order to be considered for the position of cadet, each applicant must first submit a proper application as defined by the Department. The contract indicates FOUR items that the proper application shall include, but not be limited to.  Which of the following IS NOT included in the Contract?




    A) credit history
  55. Art 14 Part B Sec 3 c

    Each (Cadet) eligibility list created as a result of the process described in this Section shall remain effective for how long after certification by the Civil Service Commission?



    D) 24 months
  56. Art 14 Part B Sec 4

    Any intern who successfully completes the Police Internship Program shall be placed at the top of the current or next eligibility list for hire as a Police Cadet. What percentage of each Police Academy class may consist of interns who successfully completed the Police Internship Program?



    D)  Up to 38%
  57. Art 14 Part B Sec 6

    The “at will” probationary period of individuals filling beginning positions in the police Department shall begin, under this AGREEMENT, on the date the cadet receives his/her commission and shall end at the expiration of how many months?

    a) 15 months
    b) 12 months
    c) 16 months
    d) 18 months
    a) 15 months
  58. Art 14 Part B Sec 6

    The probationary period of any cadet that already holds a commission prior to entering the police academy shall begin on the date the officer receives their first assignment after successful completion of the academy, and shall end at the expiration of how many months?



    C) 15 months
  59. Art 14 Part C Sec 2
    All of the following are TRUE of the Modified Hiring Process, EXCEPT:




    D) Employment by or experience with a school or university law enforcement agency is acceptable.   (is NOT acceptable)
  60. Art 14 Part C Sec 3 b

    Upon hire, the applicant will be placed in the position of ____ regardless of any rank or position the officer previously held in another law enforcement agency, to the same extent as if they had been hired under the processes prescribed by Chapter 143. 



    D) Cadet Senior
  61. Art 14 Part C Sec 4 b

    Each Cadet Senior shall successfully complete a probationary period of at least how many months following completion of the Modified Training Academy, but not to exceed the probationary period for officers hired through the Department’s regular hiring process?



    C) 3 months (Art 14 Part B Sec 6 states 15 months for cadets with prior law enforcement service, NOT cadet seniors)
  62. Art 14 Part C Sec 6 a&b

    All of the following are true of the Modified hiring process EXCEPT:



    • A)  Seniority for purposes of longevity pay shall begin when the Officer successfully completes the probationary period. (it begins when the officer successfully completes the Modified Training Academy)
  63. Art 15 Sec 3

    Officers may, at their own expense, request to have a test administered at an approved physician's office accompanied by the testing personnel provided such testing is administered within how many hours after notification by the Chief?



    A) 8 hours
  64. Art 15 Sec 3

    Drug testing shall consist of a two-step procedure.  Which of the following accurately identifies these two steps?



    A) initial screening test and confirmation test
  65. Art 15 Sec 3

    The CITY shall require any laboratory involved in collecting samples to comply with all of the following EXCEPT:



    D) use only employees who have been continuously employed by the lab for a period of not less than six (6) months from the date a sample is taken from an employee of this Department
  66. Art 16 Sec 1 b


    The purpose of Citizen Oversight is all of the following EXCEPT: 



    C) To provide confidential and inflammatory documents to the media in a timely manner in order to bolster the community/police tension
  67. Art 16 Sec 3 ab
    Which of the following statements is NOT true of the OPM?



    A)  The OPM may gather evidence, contact or interview witnesses, or otherwise independently investigate a complaint or other information of police misconduct. (OPM may NOT, except for the complainant)
  68. Art 16 Sec 3 b 2

    The OPM may obtain all of the following information in connection with the filing of a complaint of officer misconduct EXCEPT:





    C) Witness information and statements (Only info... NOT statements)
  69. Art 16 Sec 3 b 3

    The following is correct of the OPM procedures EXCEPT:



    B) A complaint by a complainant, including a Police Officer, shall not be accepted unless the complainant verifies the complaint in writing before a public officer who is authorized by law to take statements under oath. (Police Officers are exempt from this)
  70. Art 16 Sec 3 c

    All of the following is correct concerning OPM access to investigation interviews, EXCEPT:



    A) The OPM representative may not directly question the Officer who is the subject of the investigation  (YES they can BUT only if agreed to by the subject Officer or his/her representative and the IAD investigator.)
  71. Art 16 Sec 3 d

    True or False: The Police Monitor may attend any Dismissal Review Hearing (or other administrative hearing conducted for the purpose of determining whether the Department shall take disciplinary action against an Officer for alleged misconduct). 
    a) TRUE
    b) FALSE
    a) TRUE
  72. Art 16 Sec 3 d
    True or False: The Police Monitor and/or the Internal Affairs Representative(s) may remain in the Hearing while the chain of command and the Chief of Police or his/her designee discusses the final classification and/or appropriate discipline, if any, to be imposed. 


    C) FALSE (Neither the Police Monitor nor the IAD staff can be in the room)
  73. Art 16 Sec 3 e

    On a quarterly basis who shall meet to discuss the OPM and any issues with the citizen oversight process?



    A) The Police Monitor, the Chief of Police, the Commander of the IAD, and the Association President
  74. Art 16 Sec 4 b

    To be eligible for appointment to the Citizen Review Panel, applicants must not have any of the following, EXCEPT:



    C) a misdemeanor conviction for violence involving a family member (one can beat a spouse and still serve on the Panel to review police conduct)
  75. Art 16 Sec 4 e 1&2

    The Panel may review the following two categories of cases regarding officer conduct:



    B) Review Requested by Complainant and No Review Request by Complainant
  76. Art 16 Sec 4 f 1
    All of the following is true of the Citizen Review Panel proceedings, EXCEPT:



    • A) The Panel shall have the authority to subpoena witnesses in cases when the complainant has alleged a pattern of Department-wide misconduct (The Panel shall not have the authority to subpoena witnesses at all)
  77. Art 16 Sec 4 f 3
    All of the following is true of a Citizen Review Panel meeting, EXCEPT:



    B)  Not less than three (3) business days prior to a Panel meeting, the OPM shall provide the Internal Affairs Division and the ASSOCIATION President's designee as Panel liaison, with a copy of the Panel meeting agenda. (Not less that 5 days EXCEPT special meetings may require shorter notice)
  78. Art 16 Sec 4 f 4

    By virtue of its purely advisory role, the Citizen Review Panel is not a governmental body and is not subject to the Open Meetings Act. What portion of the Panel's meetings ARE open to the public and recorded by video and audio?



    B)  Those portions of the meeting during which public input or communication is accepted
  79. Art 16 Sec 4 g 1

    All of the following is true of the Citizen Review Panel's access to confidential information, EXCEPT:



    A)  The Monitor’s Office may hold a conference call with the Panel in which the Panel is given a preview of the general nature of the cases that will appear at the next Panel meeting and to discuss specific facts of any particular case.  (specific facts of any particular case SHALL NOT be discussed)
  80. Art 16 Sec 4 h 2 a

    An APD Officer designated by the President of the ASSOCIATION and one individual from the Internal Affairs Division shall be present during the Citizen Review Panel Private Session case briefing, subject to all of the following provisions, EXCEPT:




    A) The President of the ASSOCIATION may request that the Association Representative present information relevant to a case before the Panel.
  81. Art 16 Sec 4 k

    After receiving public input, if any, the Citizen Review Panel shall discuss the particular case under review in private session (deliberation). Other than the Panel members, all of the following are allowed to attend, EXCEPT:




    D) The President of the Association, or his designee (if the Panel requests further information, the Police Monitor or Assistant Police Monitor, and the IA Commander or Lieutenant, must also be present.)
  82. Art 16 Sec 4 L 1

    At the conclusion of the (CRP) review process set forth above, the Panel, upon a majority vote of its total members, may make the following written recommendations to Chief of Police.  Which of the following recommendations is limited to cases involving a “critical incident” as defined in Article 16 of the Contract?  




    D) A non-binding recommendation on discipline
  83. Art 16 Sec 6

    Unless made confidential by a law, the Citizen Review Panel's recommendation that an Independent Investigation is warranted or the Panel's recommendation on discipline in a case involving a critical incident shall be subject to public release, in their entirety, only after what has occurred?



    B) the Police Chief’s final disciplinary decision as to the subject Officer, regardless of whether discipline is imposed.
  84. Art 16 Sec 6

    Unless made confidential by a law, a Panel report setting forth the Panel’s conclusions and recommendations after its review of any Independent Investigation or the body of a final report (but not exhibits) prepared by an investigator who conducts an Independent Investigation authorized by the Chief of Police or City Manager concerning police conduct, whether or not recommended by the Panel 
    shall be subject to public release, in their entirety, only after what has occurred?



    D) the Police Chief’s final disciplinary decision as to the subject Officer, regardless of whether discipline is imposed.
  85. Art 16 Sec 6

    Unless made confidential by a law other than Section 143.089(g) of the Texas Local Government Code, a Panel recommendation that Department policies warrant review and/or change shall be subject to public release, in their entirety, when?



    B) upon delivery to the Chief of Police.
  86. Art 16 Sec 6

    A Panel recommendation that further investigation by the Department is warranted, as authorized by Section 4(l)(1)(a). Unless made confidential by a law other than Section 143.089(g) of the Texas Local Government Code, such recommendations shall be subject to public release, in their entirety, only after what has occurred? 
    a) the Police Chief’s final disciplinary decision as to the subject Officer, regardless of whether discipline is imposed. 
    b) the Police Chief’s final disciplinary decision as to the subject Officer, only if discipline is imposed. 
    c) the Police Chief’s final disciplinary decision as to the subject Officer, only if discipline is not imposed. 
    d) the Police Chief’s final disciplinary decision as to the subject Officer, regardless of whether discipline is imposed, only in cases involving a “critical incident” as defined in Article 16 of the Contract
    b) the Police Chief’s final disciplinary decision as to the subject Officer, only if discipline is imposed.
  87. Art 16 Sec 7
    All of the following is TRUE of the Dispute Resolution process for OPM employees EXCEPT:



    A)  The final decision of a complaint made against the conduct of an OPM employee shall be made by the Police Monitor. (shall be made by the CITY MANAGER)
  88. Art 6 Sec 7
    All of the following is TRUE of the Dispute Resolution process for Citizen Review Panel members, EXCEPT:



    D)  Complaints concerning the conduct of Panel members shall be filed with the Police Monitor. (shall be filed with the City Manager)
  89. Art 6 Sec 11 b

    The parties have agreed to expedited arbitration for all unresolved grievances related to the application or interpretation of this Article in order to achieve immediate resolution and to avoid the need for court intervention in equity. Such arbitrations shall be conducted pursuant to the Expedited Labor Arbitration Procedures established by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), and in effect at the time of the dispute. To be appointed, the arbitrator must be available to hear the arbitration within ___ days of selection?



    • A)  thirty (30) calendar days (a decision shall be made within 1 week of the hearing)
  90. Art 17 Sec 4 

    Not less than ____ hours before the Officer who is the subject of an investigation provides a statement to an investigator, the Officer shall be provided a copy of the complaint(s). 



    C) 48
  91. Art 17 Sec 4 f

    Not less than forty eight (48) hours before a Dismissal Review Hearing (or any other administrative hearing conducted for the purpose of determining whether the Department shall take disciplinary action against an Officer for alleged misconduct), the Officer and his representative shall be allowed up to ____ hours to review any and all evidence gathered or obtained during the investigation. 



    • C) 8 (shall include the IA summary, if any)
  92. Art 17 Sec 5
    The following is true of Dismissal Review Hearings, EXCEPT:



    A)  If the Officer chooses not to attend or has determined he/she will not answer any questions at the hearing, the Officer must give 24 hours-notice to the Department by filling out the necessary waiver form. (48 hrs is required)
  93. Art 17 Sec 9

    If an Officer appeals an indefinite suspension to an Independent Third Party Hearing Examiner, the parties will make a good faith effort to schedule the appeal of an indefinite suspension within ____ days of the date the Officer was indefinitely suspended. 



    A)  90-180
  94. Art 18 Sec 1

    In the event that an Officer appeals a 1, 2 or 3 day suspension to a Hearing Examiner, it is agreed that the party that loses the hearing shall be responsible for all costs of the Hearing Examiner, including travel and lodging if necessary. The Officer shall submit, at the time of appeal, a signed payroll deduction agreement that if the Hearing Examiner rules in favor of the CITY he/she authorizes up to ____ to be deducted from his/her regular pay until such time as what would usually be the CITY’s portion of the Hearing Examiner’s costs have been satisfied. 



    C)  $100 per month
  95. Art 18 Sec 1 c

    Suspensions of 1, 2, or 3 days, which are/were not appealed, shall be reduced to a written reprimand 2 years after the date the suspension was served on the Officer if the Officer does not have:



    A) a sustained complaint for substantially similar conduct within 2 years from the date the suspension was served on the Officer.
  96. Art 18 Sec 1 c 2

    Suspensions of 1, 2, or 3 days, which are not appealed, shall be reduced to a written reprimand ___ years after the date the suspension was served on the Officer if:  
    i. The Officer has been previously disciplined for substantially similar conduct, and; 
    ii. The Officer does/did not have a sustained complaint for substantially similar conduct within the next ____ years from the date the suspension was served on the Officer. 



    • B) 3; 3 (Any controversy over whether or not the prior conduct was substantially similar may be presented to a Hearing Examiner under the other provisions of this Article.)
  97. Art 18 Sec 1

    The parties agree that when an Officer is suspended for 1, 2, or 3 days, the Officer may choose to appeal the suspension. All of the following is TRUE of an Officer's appeal EXCEPT:



    • D)  The Officer may appeal the suspension to a Hearing Examiner only. (a Hearing Examiner OR the Civil Service Commission)
  98. Art 18 Sec 3

    The Police Chief may, in cases the Chief deems to warrant indefinite suspension, offer to impose instead a suspension without pay for a period from sixteen (16) to ninety (90) days. The following is all true of these suspensions EXCEPT:



    B) The Chief may permit sick leave to be substituted for unpaid days of suspension. (NO sick leave is permitted)
  99. Art 18 Sec 4

    An Officer who has been indefinitely suspended may, upon request, be paid in a lump sum for up to ____ hours of accrued vacation and up to ____ hours of accrued exception vacation. 



    B) 240 vacation; 160 exception
  100. Art 18 Sec 6

    In considering appropriate disciplinary action, the Police Chief may require that an Officer be evaluated by a qualified professional designated by the Police Chief. If that professional recommends a program of counseling and/or rehabilitation for the Officer, the Police Chief may offer the Officer the opportunity to enter into an alternative disciplinary agreement under which the Officer would accept a temporary suspension of up to ____ days and agree to successfully complete the program of counseling and/or rehabilitation recommended by the qualified professional designated by the Police Chief. 



    • B) 90 (If the Officer accepts the opportunity for agreed alternative discipline, the Officer may not appeal any terms of the Agreement.)
  101. Art 18 Sec 7

    The Police Chief may offer the Officer, as an alternative to indefinite suspension, the opportunity to enter into a last chance agreement. All of the following is true, EXCEPT:



    A)  The Officer will agree to a probationary period not to exceed 2 years. (not to exceed 1 year)
  102. Art 18 Sec 8

    All of the following concerning Extending Disciplinary Deadline by Agreement is true, except:



    D)  An agreement to extend the deadline may affect an Officer’s right of appeal from the disciplinary action. (DOES NOT affect the right of appeal)
  103. Art 18 Sec 10

    In order to be mutually accepted on the hearing examiners list, an individual:



    A) must be impartial to the ASSOCIATION and the OFFICER (to the ASSOCIATION and CITY)
  104. Art 18 Sec 12


    In any proceeding before a hearing examiner,
    the Department shall furnish the charge letter to the Hearing Examiner by delivering a copy to the AAA far enough in advance, so that the Hearing Examiner receives the copy at least ____ before the start of the hearing. 



    A) 5 days
  105. Art 18 Sec 12

    In any proceeding before a hearing examiner, the Officer may furnish a position statement to the Hearing Examiner by delivering copies to the AAA and to the Department far enough in advance, so that the Hearing Examiner and the Department receives the copies at least ____ days before the start of the hearing. 



    D) 5 days
  106. Art 18 Sec 13

    Concerning involuntary demotions based on misconduct or performance issues, an Officer may appeal the demotion by filing a written appeal notice with the Director of Civil Service within ____ after the date of the demotion. 



    B)  10 days
  107. Art 18 Sec 13
    The following is true of involuntary demotions based on misconduct or performance issues, EXCEPT:



    C)  If the Officer appeals to a Hearing Examiner, the decision may not be appealed. (MAY be appealed)
  108. Art 18 Sec 13

    If the Officer appeals to a Hearing Examiner, the decision may be appealed only under all of the following grounds EXCEPT:



    C) that the order was biased
  109. Art 18 Sec 17

    If an Officer is indefinitely or temporarily suspended, all of the following are true, EXCEPT:



    B) If the charge is found to be true, the Commission or Hearing Examiner may affirm or reduce the suspension imposed by the Chief of Police to a temporary suspension not to exceed 90 days. (180 days.)
  110. Art 18 Sec 18

    If an Officer appeals a disciplinary action, and provides a written request, the CITY will provide to the Officer and his/her representative a copy of the unredacted IAD file within ____ of receiving the request. 



    D) 5 business days
  111. Art 19 Sec 3

    In the event of a proposed adjustment to work schedules that would have a significant impact upon working conditions of affected Officers, the Commander or Assistant Chief contemplating that adjustment shall notify the President of the ASSOCIATION in writing of the proposed work schedule adjustment at least ____ prior to its implementation. 



    • C)  30 calendar days (Advanced notice shall not be required in emergency situations.)
  112. Art 19 Sec 3

    The ASSOCIATION, after receiving notification of a proposed adjustment to work schedules, may request in writing a meeting with the involved Commander/Assistant Chief to discuss the merits/necessity of the work schedule change, and to suggest an implementation plan that accomplishes the goals of the Department and has least possible impact upon the affected Officers. The involved Commander/Assistant Chief shall be required to meet with the President of the ASSOCIATION within ____ of this written request. 



    B) 5 business days (emergency or unforeseen event, staffing shortages, or emergency crime threats do not apply)
  113. Art 19 Sec 4

    In the event of a proposed adjustment to policies which differ or vary between units or divisions, the Commander or Assistant Chief contemplating that adjustment shall notify the President of the ASSOCIATION in writing of the proposed change at least ____ prior to its implementation. 



    • D) 30 days (Advanced notice shall not be required in emergency situations.)
  114. Art 19 Sec 4

    The ASSOCIATION, after receiving notification
    of a proposed adjustment to policies which differ or vary between units or divisions, 
    may request in writing a meeting with the involved Commander/Assistant Chief for the purpose of discussing the merits/necessity of the change, and to suggest an implementation plan that accomplishes the goals of the Department and has least possible impact upon the affected Officers. The involved Commander/Assistant Chief shall be required to meet with the President of the ASSOCIATION within ____ of this written request. 



    • A) 5 business days (emergency or unforeseen event, staffing shortages, or emergency crime threats do not apply)
  115. Art 19 Sec 5 a 1

    "Special Event(s)” means all the following listed events, EXCEPT:





    C) Austin City Limits Music Festival
  116. Art 19 Sec 5 a 4

    “Outside Law Enforcement Agency” means a municipal, county, or state police agency that serves a minimum population base of ____.



    D)  50,000
  117. Art 19 Sec 5 d 3

    The South by Southwest Volunteer Roster shall be open for at least ____ days.



    B) 21
  118. Art 19 Sec 5 d3

    The South by Southwest Volunteer Roster shall be open for at least twenty-one (21) days, after which the Department may fill any remaining need for certified personnel with in all the following ways EXCEPT:




    B)  paid or volunteer peace officers employed by any state agency (TABC, Texas Attorney General's Investigators)
  119. Art 19 Sec 5 e 1

    An Officer subjected to a significant schedule change to perform duties at a Special Event will be provided a twenty-eight (28) calendar-day notice of the schedule change. If such notice is not provided, the Officer will be granted ____ hours of Administrative Leave.



    B) 20 hours (must be used by December 31st of the year accrued)
  120. Art 19 Sec 5 e 2

    An Officer subjected to a significant schedule change to perform duties at the 2016 South by Southwest Event will be provided a ____ notice of the schedule change.



    D) 21 calendar day
  121. Art 19 Sec 5 f



    To enhance the Department’s ability to staff Special Events and to lessen workforce, the Department may hire Reserve Officers.  All of the following is true EXCEPT:




    C) Reserve Officers shall be required to attend and complete training as determined by the Chief. (policy indicates the MAY be required)
  122. Art 20 Sec 2

    As used in this Article, a “grievance” is defined as:



    A) any dispute, claim, or complaint involving the interpretation, application, or alleged violation of any provision of this AGREEMENT.
  123. Art 20 Sec 3

    If any timeline or deadline for a decision is missed by the CITY:



    B) the grievance automatically proceeds to the next step in the process.
  124. Art 20 Sec 3

    If any timeline or deadline for a decision is missed by the ASSOCIATION:



    A) the grievance is considered to be resolved and dismissed.
  125. Art 20 Sec 4

    The ASSOCIATION President or an aggrieved Officer who desires to file a grievance under this procedure must file his/her grievance with the Association Grievance Committee within ____ after the ASSOCIATION President or the Officer knew of or should have known of the facts or event(s) giving rise to the grievance.



    B) 30 business days
  126. Art 20 Sec 4

    A copy of the grievance shall be forwarded to the Chief of Police, or designee, by the Association Grievance Committee within ____ after receipt of the grievance. 
    a) 3 days
    b) 3 business days
    c) 5 days
    d) 5 business days
    b) 3 business days
  127. Art 20 Sec 4

    Within ____ after its receipt of a grievance filed by an individual Officer or filed on behalf of the ASSOCIATION under this procedure, the Association Grievance Committee shall determine, in its sole discretion, if a valid grievance exists. 



    C) 15 business days
  128. Art 20 Sec 4

    Any grievance found to be valid by the Association Grievance Committee shall be submitted to the Chief of Police within ____ of the Step 1 ruling. 



    A)  15 business days
  129. Art 20 Sec 4

    Each grievance shall be submitted on a form agreed to by the parties and must include all of the following EXCEPT:




    D) Any response by any answering member of the Department to the initial inquiry
  130. Art 20 Sec 4

    Within ____ after receipt of the Step 2 grievance, the Chief of Police shall submit a written response to the Association Grievance Committee. 



    A)  15 business days
  131. Art 20 Sec 4 b

    If a grievance is not resolved at Step 2 , the ASSOCIATION may within ____ after receipt of the Chief’s Step 2 response submit the grievance to arbitration in accordance with the provisions of this AGREEMENT. 



    B) 15 business days
  132. Art 20 Sec 4 b

    If a grievance is not resolved at Step 2 , the ASSOCIATION may within fifteen (15) business days after receipt of the Chief’s Step 2 response, submit the grievance to arbitration in accordance with the provisions of this AGREEMENT. How shall the grievance arbitration procedure be implemented?



    B) by the ASSOCIATION notifying the Chief of Police in writing of its intent to submit the grievance to arbitration.
  133. Art 20 Sec 4 b

    The arbitration hearing will be scheduled by agreement at the earliest date possible, preferably within ____ after submitting the grievance to arbitration. The arbitrator will be selected as agreed or under the AAA process. 



    A)  30 business days
  134. Art 20 Sec 4 

    Each party shall be responsible for its own expenses in preparing for and representing itself at arbitration. The fees of the arbitrator shall be borne by:



    B) the losing party
  135. Art 20 Sec 4 b

    In the event of a composite decision (following arbitration), who shall determine the portion of such cost to be borne by each party?



    D)  the arbitrator
  136. Art 20 Sec 5

    It is specifically and expressly understood that filing a grievance under this Article, which has as its last step final and binding arbitration, constitutes an:



    D)  election of remedies
  137. Art 21 Sec 3

    If either the CITY or the ASSOCIATION desires to engage in negotiation for a successor Agreement, then either or both shall give the other party written notice of its desire 2 to negotiate for a new Agreement no less than ____ before the expiration of the present AGREEMENT.



    A)  120 days
  138. Art 21 Sec 3
    In the event that notice of intent to renegotiate is given by either party, and the parties agree, the parties will begin negotiations for a new Agreement not later than ____ after notice is given, unless the parties agree otherwise.



    C) 60 days
  139. Art 21 Sec 4

    If the parties are engaged in negotiations for a successor Agreement at the time this AGREEMENT expires, the ASSOCIATION’s and the CITY’s negotiating teams shall have the authority to extend this AGREEMENT in ____ increments by mutual written agreement, during any period of good faith negotiations after such termination date, not to exceed a total of ____. 



    D) 30 calendar days; 6 months
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