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" There comes a time in your
life, when you walk away from
all the drama and people who
create it. You surround yourself
with people who make you laugh.
Forget the bad, and FOCUS ON
THE GOOD. Love the people
who treat you right, and pray for
the ones who don't. Life is too
short to be ANYTHING BUT 
HAPPY. Falling down is part of
life, getting back up is living".
  Jose N. Harris
Breaking News
Health Insurance Open Enrollment will begin Monday November 10, 2014 Extended until Sunday November 30, 2014. Any D.P.O.A. Member wishing to switch to C.O.P.S. Trust will have to Sign Up at the D.P.O.A. Office (8am to 4:00pm)                    
C.O.P.S. Trust How to Elect
All D.P.O.A. Members must go on the Website and make a Selection Regardless of Medical Option for Life Insurance, Dental and Vision Coverage. (Before Deadline of November 30, 2014)
Vision Plan (VSP) is Available for D.P.O.A. Members Through C.O.P.S. Trust

Side Note
The city is contractually obligated to pay 80% of the total monthly premium for its"city-sponsored" plans.
For C.O.P.S. Trust, the city is contractually obligated to pay only the equivalent of the lowest 80% contribution
of the two city plans. Therefore, the city is paying $872.98 to BCBS as a portion of a $1091.22 total monthly premium and is paying $872.98 to COPS as a portion of a $1436.00 total monthly premium.This leaves
$563.02 monthly portion to be paid by the employee which translates to $259.86 bi-weekly. By way of
comparison, if the city were to pay the true 80% of the COPS premium of $1436.00,their portion would be $1148.00. This would leave an employee portion of $287.20 monthly or $132.55 bi-weekly. This explanation
is provided to show that the higher employee contribution is the fault of neither the D.P.O.A. or C.O.P.S. Trust
but rather another example of the continuing opposition to providing adequate benefits for our members. 

DPOA Notices

DPOA Dues Return If your name appears on this list you have a check waiting for you to pick up at the D.P.O.A. Office , you must sign for this check
The D.P.O.A. Leadership met with the heads of City Labor and the City Benefits office on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 and were informed that the "signing bonus" will not be on the November 14, 2014 paycheck as we were originally informed. The "signing bonus" and the December "retention bonus" will both be issued the last paycheck in November which should be distributed on November 26, 2014. 

D.P.O.A. Kiddie Christmas Party
Sunday December 7, 2014 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm at the Holly Cross K of C Hall 4381 Larkins at Michigan 
Need Emergency Assistance After Hours? - Executive Board Members
Are On Call For Emergency Situations Only. 

Garrity Notices - Member Shall be given 48 Hours written notification prior to being interviewed at which time the Member being served shall Immediately notify the D.P.O.A. Office (313) 567-8770 to have the Attorney scheduled. Members are not Required to do Phone Interviews. 

Notify the D.P.O.A. Office if you are Ordered to make Statements
to Schedule an Appointment @ (313) 567-8770
Has Your Address Changed? - Don't Miss Out On Important 
Information. Notify The D.P.O.A. Office As Those Changes Take Place. 
Retirees - Keep Up With Current Events And Meeting Dates.
Become An Associate Member Of The D.P.O.A. For $25.00 A Year.
Contact The D.P.O.A. Office @ (313) 567-8770 For An Application.

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