In the Matter of
Fraternal Order of Police
23 OPER 30
2006 OPER (LRP) Lexis 31
Dismissal of Unfair Labor Charge
The Fraternal Order of Police, Butler County Lodge 101 (Charging Party) filed an unfair labor practice charge against the Butler County Sheriff (Charged Party). The charge alleged the Charged Party violated Ohio Revised Code §§ 4117.11(A)(1) and (5) by unilaterally implementing a fitness evaluation as part of the promotional process for Deputy Sheriff.
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code § 4117.12, the Board has conducted an investigation of this charge. The investigation reveals no probable cause exists to believe the Charged Party has violated Ohio Revised Code § 4117.11. Information gathered during the investigation reveals the fitness evaluation is voluntary and is not a requirement for promotion. Accordingly, the charge is dismissed with prejudice.
It is so directed.
GILLMOR, Vice Chairman, and VERICH, Board Member, concur.