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Case No. 19-0652

Troy Kleppe
Fort Dodge Police Department and City of Fort Dodge, Iowa


Troy Kleppe


Fort Dodge Police Department and City of Fort Dodge, Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Judd Parker and Blake Parker

Attorney for the Appellee

Ryan A. Kehm and Mark R. Crimmins

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Webster County, Adria Kester, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (16 pages)

            Troy Kleppe, a former public employee, appeals the grant of summary judgment to the Fort Dodge Police Department and the City of Fort Dodge (collectively, the “City”) on a wage claim under Iowa Code chapter 91A (2018).  Kleppe claims he is owed overtime pay for work as a police canine handler and trainer.  The district court found Kleppe failed to exhaust the administrative remedies under the public employees’ collective bargaining agreement (CBA).  OPINION HOLDS: On our review, we find no error in the district court’s determination there were no issues of material fact and the City was entitled to judgment as a matter of law.  Kleppe was obligated to exhaust the administrative procedures offered in the CBA and failed to do so.  We affirm.

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