Nebraska Association of Public Employees

Body Cameras

Members,
There are some employees at TSCI that want to wear body cameras  and some that do not want to wear them.  The Union representatives listened to the concerns of members, both pro and con.  Body cameras have been established throughout the country as a mandatory subject of bargaining, both in the courts and arbitration rulings.  The Union believed it would be an acceptable idea to agree to a limited pilot program with a defined end date and then receive feed back from the members, prior to opening full negotiations for implementation of body cameras.  The Union offered two separate letters of agreements to the NDCS in regards to this issue.  The NDCS never entered into either of the agreements with NAPE, nor did NAPE agree to the pilot program without  the letter of agreement.
1.  The first agreement was to limit the authority of the employer to discipline the employee that was addressed by those employee that did not want to wear them.
2. The second agreement was to limit the body cams to only those employees that wanted to wear one and not force any employee to wear one that refused.
Mike Marvin
NAPE Executive Director
NDCS NAPE Letter orf Agreement Body Cams 1
NDCS NAPE Letter orf Agreement Body Cams 2nd Letter
Nebraska Association of Public Employees