The Honolulu Police Department is committed to
abiding by established rules governing collective
bargaining and negotiating in “good faith” with
bargaining units that represent the employees.
Employer: The Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu.
Exclusive representative: The employee organization,
as certified by the Hawaii Labor Relations Board,
has the right to be the collective bargaining agent
for all employees in the applicable bargaining unit
without discrimination and regard to employees’ organizational membership.
A. The role of the department in the collective
bargaining process is outlined below.
1. Assist the Department of Human Resources’
(DHR) principal negotiator with information on
police operations so that rational decisions
affecting wages and working conditions can be made.
In no case will reprisals be sought against any
employee who may be lawfully engaged in the collective
2. Recognize the right of employees to
organize for collective bargaining. Except
when they are assigned to do so or specifically
permitted in collective bargaining agreements,
personnel shall not conduct collective bargaining
tasks on duty.
B. The department shall furnish necessary
information and keep the lines of communications
open to facilitate negotiations and settlements
to labor disputes.
C. The Chief of Police and designated
representatives shall participate in negotiations
in accordance with Chapter 89, Collective
Bargaining in Public Employment, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS).
D. All valid collective bargaining agreements
shall be in writing and signed by all required parties.
E. Agreements resulting from collective
bargaining shall be disseminated to all affected
personnel and their supervisors/managers.
F. The philosophy of all supervisors and
managers is to assure that the terms of the
bargaining agreements are met in spirit as well
as through technical compliance.
A. Collective Bargaining Team
1. At the discretion of the Chief of Police,
a collective bargaining team representing the
department may be assembled for negotiations.
The department’s principal negotiator shall be
appointed by the Chief of Police. The membership
may also be made up of one or more non-bargaining
unit, departmental employees and/or other personnel
within the county government.
2. The department’s collective bargaining team
is part of the DHR’s collective bargaining team.
3. The principal negotiator for the City and
County of Honolulu shall be a person assigned by the DHR.
B. Exclusive Representative
1. The department recognizes the State of
Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO),
Unit 12, as the sole representative bargaining
unit for police officers who are covered by the
SHOPO bargaining agreement.
2. The department also recognizes the Hawaii
Government Employees Association (Units 2, 3, 4,
and 13) and United Public Workers (Unit 1) as the
exclusive representatives for civilian employees as
outlined within the respective collective bargaining agreements.
C. Impasse Resolving Procedure
Procedures to resolve an impasse shall be in
accordance with Section 89-11, Resolution of
disputes; impasses, HRS.
D. Collective Bargaining Procedures
Collective bargaining procedures shall be in
accordance with Chapter 89, Section 89-9,
Scope of Negotiations, HRS.
E. Updating Directives
Directives shall be reviewed and amended as
necessary to reflect collective bargaining agreements.