The union has received many emails from members asking about job security if “Students First” is approved on December 14.
Consistent with 2011 SEBAC Agreement, there shall be NO loss of employment for permanent employees (hired prior to July 1, 2017) through June 30, 2021.
Protection from job loss does not apply to:
- Expiration of a temporary or special appointment (in 1st year),
- Nonrenewal of a nontenured employee for performance-related reasons,
- Termination of grant or other outside funding specified for a particular position; and
- Less than 20-hour per week part-time employees.
Employees in the 2nd or subsequent special appointment year on the effective date of this Agreement shall be covered by this job security provision.
Job security does not prevent the BOR from restructuring and eliminating positions but the BOR must reassign or transfer the affected employees to an existing comparable job in the system. If there is not a comparable position, the BOR can reassign or transfer employees to any position for which the employee possesses the requisite qualifications and experience. Salary and tenure status shall be preserved. An employee who refuses an offered position shall not be considered a layoff.
In simple terms, if you meet the qualifications to be covered by job security and your position is eliminated, you must be offered another job until June 30, 2021 at the same salary. It may be at a different location or it may be a different position that you currently hold, but unless you refuse an offer, the BOR must continue to employ you until June 30, 2021.
ebenson December 12th, 2017
Posted In: Consolidation, Contract