On Friday, March 18, 2022, UPE met with Representatives from the District Attorney's office regarding implementing a new social media policy. Some portion of the policy was vague, and some areas of the proposed policy concerned UPE. The concerns ranged from potential safety issues requiring our members to include disclosure statements, which would reveal where the member works when responding to comments, and the lack of specification on some areas, which could potentially impose our members to discipline by not adhering to the policy.
UPE rejected the social media policy as it is currently written. Once the policy is revised and addresses the concerns that UPE has regarding the policy. UPE and the County will meet again.