Bargaining 4-5-2019

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The college shared some Interests.

  • They asked us what might EF need for insurance information sessions?  Frequency, time of day, etc.?

We replied that we would want sessions to be during both day and evening shifts, and that we must be sure to include our satellite facilities such as Florence, Cottage Grove, DCA, etc.

We discussed beginning sessions with an “Insurance 101”, then bring OEBB to campus to explain their plans, then providing drop in sessions for one on one questions.

We discussed messaging from both HR and LCCEF will stress these are information sessions only, members need to thoroughly understand the options to make an informed decision. LCCEF will post regularly in their Monday Weekly.  We also want sessions posted in the Lane Weekly, and may make ¼ sheet fliers to distribute to departments.

  • Appendix O and possible issues with the new Pay Equity Act. The college thought the contract might supersede the new law but BOLI are not allowing that. The college shared a few ideas to address this.  LCCEF brought up ORS 652.220 section 1d thinking this might negate the problem. The College will look into it. We are also looking into the effective date a claimant can make a claim.
  • Non contracted classified and re-classifications. Because of the Pay Equity Act, the non contracted classified employees need to be part of the reclassification process. The college asked us to allow an abridged version of re-class procedure for non contracted classified, perhaps not have the appeal process, rather than 2 cycles per year have 1 cycle for contracted and 1 for time sheet, maybe non contracted would have to wait until they have 1040 hours, etc.  We stated we want the process to be the same for non-contracted as it is for contracted and we will not agree to only 1 time a year for either group.
  • The college shared restructuring ideas for the Health Clinic. The college wants to move it into Health Professions and create a lab/learning space for students.  The Health Clinic would then report through ASA instead of College Services. Utilization data shows 18% of students access the Health Clinic but 100% pay the $45 per term fee. Employees (all 3 groups) have a utilization of less than 10%. If it is moved under instructional it would make it easier to make it a learning space.  If embedded in instruction the college would retain the classified staff and faculty would be able to teach in Health Professions. In the event of a campus emergency they would likely still be initial responders.Ideas of how it will work for employee use and other details are not yet determined. We will discuss further when more solid details are available.