The Committee on Workforce Development and Audit has two items on today’s agenda: a mayoral appointment to the Human Resources Board and a collective bargaining agreement with unionized emergency phone operators.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the appointment of Karen Coppa to the Human Resources Board, a three member body that hears cases of alleged misconduct against city employees. Coppa is currently a principal at Clear Brook Consulting and does legal work for her own firm, Karen Coppa, LLC. Coppa was also a former Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City’s Law Department. If her appointment is approved, she’ll join the board’s current members, Salvador A. Cicero and Samuel L. Evans, Jr.
In addition to confirming Coppa, the Committee is also scheduled to approve a collective bargaining agreement between the City and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local Union No. 700. The year-long agreement covers approximately 17 Supervising Police Communications Operators employed in the Office of Emergency Management and Communication. (Here are the agreements for 2014 and 2013).