The University of Iowa and AFSCME Local 12
Labor Management Committee Meeting
June 15, 2010
Present: Tim Cook, Michelle Dixon, Dee Gansemer, Deb Conger, David Bergeon, Shannon Bartlett, Suzanne Hilleman, Joe Marron, John Stellmach, Josey Bathke.
Absent: Kevin Ward, Al Schepker
Guest: Joni Troester, Director of Organizational Effectiveness
Review Summary of May Meeting prepared by Union
Minutes from May meeting not available.
Clerk IV/Secretary IV Update
Three informational brown bag sessions were held to inform Clerk IV's and Secretary IV’s about the changes in their employment status if these two classifications are covered by the collective bargaining agreement. No decisions have been made as analysis has just started on positions. No time frame has been defined as this analysis has to be coordinated with Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa.
Early Retirement Incentive Program II Update
As of June 9, 260 employees applied for the early retirement program. Of those, 15 were faculty, 117 were AFSCME covered and 128 were other (SEIU, Merit Exempt & P&S). Of the 15 faculty applications 7 were approved. Twenty-one of the AFSCME applications were approved and 35 of the other applications were approved.
2009 Notices of Intent to Layoff Update
From the 103 employees who received a Notice of Intent letter letting them know that their positions were to be eliminated 76 have been retained. The others are as follows:
10 - Retired
13 - Voluntary Resignations
4 - Pending layoff
Total Merit Bargaining Population
Hire and Terms between 7/1/2009 and 6/1/2010
# Merit Bargaining Hires
# Merit Bargaining Terminations
*Includes only bargaining merit population
*Excludes confidential positions
*If a merit employee has two jobs was counted for each job.
*The changes to the bargaining unit (illustrated in the two tables above) do not match exactly because of other changes, such as Nursing Assistants transferring to Staff Nurse positions as part of the typical career progression upon certification/graduation.
Implementation of the 90% appointments was intended to allow employees and departments more flexibility and was not done as a budgetary or cost-saving measure. Positions are examined on a case-by-case basis to confirm the percentage of appointment will allow the department to operate effectively. In April 2010, there were 198 positions at 90% time in Org 17, 70s and 80s. Of those, 115 have worked extra hours over the 90% appointment; 104 of the 115 worked 20 extra hours or less in a month; of the 104, 69 have worked 10 extra hours or less.
Wellness Center Memberships
New University Wellness Center will open on August 2, with a free trial period running from August 2 – August 15th. Beginning August 16, membership will be required. Membership to the Wellness Center will be $300.00 per year but a 50% incentive ($150.00) is provided for a single faculty/staff membership if employee is in a half-time or greater regular position and completes the on-line personal health assessment one-time annually. Additional information about the Wellness Center can be found at http://recserv.uiowa.edu/Apps/Facilities/CRWC.aspx
No membership will be needed to access the Wellness Coaches.
Information will be sent out to the University community in July about the membership incentive.
General Workers’ Compensation Process
Information about the Workers’ Compensation process can be found at: http://www.uiowa.edu/hr/benefits/wc/locations.html
Feedback regarding the Workers’ Health Clinics should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking Attendants at UIHC
Joe Marron is to summarize issues and send to Josey Bathke. Josey will then send information to appropriate audience as this is not a Labor Management issue.
Incident investigation issues will be taken to Safety Steering Committee. Not a Labor Management issue.
Concerns with PNA’s Getting Breaks
Josey Bathke requested list of names of PNA's that are not getting breaks. No employee names were available at the time of the meeting. This will be an agenda item for the next Labor Management meeting.
Josey Bathke requested that any information requests such as the 90% position information request be sent to her in advance of the LMC meeting and in writing. She can then evaluate the request and let AFSCME know if there will be a charge for creating a query to compile the requested information.
Meeting adjourned at 3:07 pm.