The Police Officers Unit (PA) is a systemwide bargaining unit of non-supervisory police officers who provide the full range of law enforcement services at all UC campuses. The unit is represented by the Federated University Police Officers Association (FUPOA). Currently, the unit includes approximately 254* police officers.
An approximate breakdown of the number of non-supervisory police officers at each location is as follows:
*FTP Data, April 2016
The state Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) was amended in January 2000 to establish an "agency shop" at the University of California (HEERA §3583.5). By law, UC employees who are represented by a union but do not join and pay membership dues are required to pay a "fair share" fee through mandatory paycheck deductions. The deductions are paid to the union to help cover the union's costs for negotiations, contract administration, and related representational activities.
Fair share fees must be paid by all employees in the PA Unit who are not members of the Federated University Police Officers Association (FUPOA) whether or not they support the union. The only exception under the law is for an employee "who is a member of a bona fide religion, body or sect that has historically held conscientious objections to joining or financially supporting public employee organizations." (HEERA §3584). Employees may apply to FUPOA for conscientious objector (CO) status. Once FUPOA grants CO status, the employee may select one of the charities agreed to by FUPOA and UC, to which the fees will be paid (see chart below).
Employees who wish to apply for conscientious objector status should contact FUPOA directly.
FUPOA dues structure and fair share fees
(effective November 2016)
|Campus||Dues — Officers (monthly)||Dues — Sergeants (monthly)||Agency Fee||CO Charities|
|Berkeley||$166.50||$68.50||$30.00 Flat Rate||California Peace Officer's Memorial Foundation; Children Hospital; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society|
|San Diego||$124.00||Handled Locally|
|San Francisco||$136.50||Handled Locally|