UW Haborview Medical Center Area Reports

University of Washington – Harborview Medical Center

10/2018

Filed DTB:

Installation of Cameras in Security Dispatch Office

UW/HMC have proposed to install security cameras in the Dispatch office.

(Still Pending) MA Apprentice Pilot Program – HMC has proposed to establish a MA Apprentice Pilot Program, at both the UW and HMC. Met with HMC on October 26. Awaiting a joint / follow up meeting with SEIU and for HMC to send us updated proposal.

Withdrew DTB:

Extension of Contract - Pacific Medical – UW/HMC has confirmed there won’t be any negative impacts to the BU, therefore WFSE has agreed to allow UW/HMC to move forward extending its contract with Pacific Medical

Settled DTB:

ReClass Mental Health PractitionerUW/HMC has agreed to the following resolution:

  1. UW/HMC will move the on the CO table, at Range 87 and Step H
  2. UW/HMC will retroactivity pay the affected employee from January 1, 2018 to current
  3. There will not be any negative impacts to the current Mental Health Practitioner job classification
  4. UW/HMC will appropriately assign work to all of the employees in the unit based upon their classification. 

Did Not File DTB:

Nothing to Report

8/2018

(Still Pending) HMC Security Officers Lunch Requirements – UW/HMC has proposed that the Security Officers will no longer be required to monitor their radios and respond during their meal breaks. UW/HMC will be adhering to the CBA language, and will treat all meal periods as unpaid time.

*Banks Evans declared Impasse, and advised UW/HMC would implement effective September 1, 2018

Filed DTB:

ReClass Mental Health Practitioner – HMC has proposed to reclass our member to a higher paying position, a position that is outside of our bargaining unit, and plans on eliminating the MHP position.

7/2018

Settled DTB:

STD Clinic - Schedule/Leave, Procedure – The following is the new Schedule and Leave policy for the PSS’s employees at the STD Clinic:

SCHEDULES:

  • Once the schedule is posted for each month, it will not be changed to accommodate last minute changes.
  • Please rely on your co-workers to trade shifts. Email the supervisor on Trades for review and approval.
  • Any Flex schedules, outside of a regular set schedule must be submitted/ requested 1 week in advance and will be considered on a case by case depending on the department’s needs for staffing.

SICK / CALLS LEAVE

  • If you believe you have a medical condition eligible for FMLA- please contact FMLA leave specialist.

VACATIONS AND TIME OFF REQUESTS

  • Time off requests will be approved dependent upon sufficient vacation balance available at the time to be used. The request will be reviewed two weeks prior to time of use to ensure the employee has a sufficient balance. If the available balance is not sufficient to cover the time off requested dates, it may be denied.
  • Exceptions will be made for medical appointments requested with zero Sick leave or PTO balance.

VACATION SUBMISSION

As stated in the collective bargaining agreement, the department will follow Article 17 when reviewing and scheduling time off requests.

In accordance with Article 17.2(a), twice each year, on April 1 and October 1, a vacation request sheet will be distributed to employees in the department. Each employee will be given the opportunity to indicate their preference for vacation time for the subsequent (6) months. The employees will have one month to make their selections, for each of these biannual selection periods, that is, April 1-30, and October 1-31, respectively. The department will post the vacation schedule by May 1 and November 1, which shall remain in effect for each succeeding six (6) months, that is, June 1 through November 30, and December 1 through May 31, respectively.

For supplemental vacation requests, outside this twice yearly request process above, the department will follow Article 17.2(c). These requests will not take precedence over requests scheduled in accordance with 17.2(a).  Employees may submit the supplemental vacation requests at any time. However, employees are encouraged to submit their supplemental vacation request(s) as far in advance as possible. This would allow the supervisor and/or their designee to respond within a reasonable amount period of time, but in no case more than fourteen (14) calendar days after the request has been submitted.

Vacation periods may be changed at any time by mutual agreement between the employee(s) concerned and supervision. However, in no case shall an employee’s scheduled vacation interfere with the necessary work of the organization, the determination of which shall rest with supervision.

All vacation requests will be reviewed within 14 days after being submitted on Kronos.  If vacation leave balance is insufficient, vacation approved may be rescinded and/or will be approved with the portion of available balance, and the remaining vacation hours will be considered unpaid and an excused absence. The approval of unpaid vacation hours and an excused absence will be done on a case by case basis.

(Still Pending) HMC Security Officers Lunch Requirements – UW/HMC has proposed that the Security Officers will no longer be required to monitor their radios and respond during their meal breaks. UW/HMC will be adhering to the CBA language, and will treat all meal periods as unpaid time.

Meeting is scheduled for August 10 at 8am

6/2018

(Still Pending) STD Clinic - Schedule/Leave, Procedure - Settlement reached in principal (approx.. 90%). Sent counter language to UW/HMC on June 1, 2018

HMC Security Officers Lunch Requirements – UW/HMC has proposed that the Security Officers will no longer be required to monitor their radios and respond during their meal breaks. UW/HMC will be adhering to the CBA language, and will treat all meal periods as unpaid time.

Meeting is scheduled for July 6 at 11am

5/2018

DTB Pending

Schedule/Leave, Procedure - Settlement reached in principal, waiting final language. Sent counter language to UW/HMC on June 1, 2018

Settled DTB:

Termination of Pilot Program at the STD Clinic – The STD Clinic has made a new work schedule effective June 4, 2018. All 5 members were able to give their input as to what schedule would work best for them.

Filed but Subsequently settled DTB on the following Notice:

  1. Hospital Assistants – 5EH – Settlement includes:
  • UW / HMC hiring more HA’s for 5EH.
  • WFSE reserving its right to file a DTB over the “unknown” impacts relating to the transition of patients to 5EH, and the hiring of additional HA’s.

4/16/18

Attempting to Schedule a DTB re: PSS’s at the STD Clinic – Schedule/Leave, Procedure

2/19/18

I have two (2) pending mediation hearings regarding a termination case scheduled for March 27, and a final counsel case scheduled for March 29. I also have a mediation case scheduled for May 1. However, I haven’t received the file (129977-G) on this case yet.