Sisters and Brothers of ODRC and ODYS chapters of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH,
As you know the state has retained an outside organization to explore the feasibility of a merger of DYS and DRC. The initial process has been completed with the identified areas being included in the following document at the link below. The Office of Collective Bargaining and your representatives participated in a conference call yesterday to hear these initial areas of focus and to share our concerns and thoughts. The attached memos were shared today and we wanted to insure that our members are being kept updated with the latest information.
We indicated several areas of initial concern and also notified OCB of our interest in having members of 1199 participate in these workgroups to determine further feasibility and potential pitfalls.
We have continually been reassured that it is not a fore drawn conclusion that these agencies will merge, that they are identifying areas of overlap and places where shared services make sense. The workgroups will do additional examination and research in to making further determinations about feasibility moving forward.
Please let us know if you would be interested in participating in any of the work groups.
We will continue to monitor this closely and share any new information as it becomes available.
As always, if anyone has any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to your administrative organizer.
Attachment: shared service recommendations 020817
Public Division Director
SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH