1521 Pilgrim v. Region 1A

Case No: 1521


The Michigan Department of Corrections sets a high standard of conduct for its employees both on and off the job, which is codified in a series of rules. Pilgrim’s conduct following his arrest on July 30, 2003, was entirely inconsistent with the Department’s articulated standard of conduct for employees engaged in law enforcement duties. There has been no claim of improper motivation on the part of International Representative Jensen, and his decision not to take Pilgrim’s grievance to arbitration was clearly rational on the basis of this record.

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