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Secondary Employment Unit

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Unit Commander
Lieutenant Tommy Troy
Office: (408) 277-4980 Fax: (408) 297-5981


PROGRAM PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION

The Secondary Employment Unit (SEU) is designed to administer and monitor the approval process for private and public entities (Secondary Employers) that contract or employ off-duty San Jose Police Officers and San Jose Reserve Officers.  This is accomplished by ensuring that all proper permits are obtained and regulatory requirements are fulfilled.  SEU personnel ensure that all Secondary Employers/Employees operate in compliance with applicable provisions of the San Jose Municipal Code and other applicable local, state and federal laws or regulations.  Periodic on-site inspections of secondary employment sites occur throughout the year.  Additionally, the SEU staff coordinates off-duty employment for City sponsored events, such as parades, festivals and other special events.  The Unit also coordinates the collection of funds from participating officers for the Secondary Employment Insurance Premium Payment Plan (liability insurance).

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
  1. Process and approve Secondary Employer applications.
  2. Process and approve Secondary Employee (officer work permit) applications.
  3. Conduct inspections of job sites and ensure compliance with Secondary Employment regulations by both employer and employee.
  4. Coordinate and track the number of hours and events which employ off-duty uniformed officers for City-sponsored events (parades, festivals and other special events) and other private events.
  5. Coordinate and monitor the collection of funds from participating officers for the Secondary Employment Insurance Premium Payment Plan (liability insurance).
  6. Monitor the cost of providing Secondary Employment capability.

FAQs:

Question

When officers are hired to perform uniformed traffic control how are the officers paid?


Answer

Officers who perform traffic control in a secondary employment assignment are paid with a check issued in the officer’s name and mailed directly to the officer.


Question

Who determines how many officers should be sent to a location to perform traffic control at a construction zone?


Answer

The number of officers needed for traffic control at a construction zone is determined by the City Inspector assigned to the project, or by the company based on their traffic plan.


Question

Once officers are scheduled to perform traffic control, who is responsible for notifying officers in the event of a cancellation?


Answer

Once an assignment is staffed, it is the responsibility of the company requesting the officers to give a direct cancellation notice at least three hours notice before the start time of the assignment. Timely notifications will avoid the 3 hour minimum fee to the officers.


Question

If I have an issue with a Secondary Employment officer that cannot be mitigated by the Event Supervisor who can I contact?


Answer

This link will allow you to report any issues directly to the Secondary Employment Unit supervisor.



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