Do you know the essential duties and responsibilities of your classification and, more importantly, of related, higher-paid classifications?
Every job classification has an associated job description, and every job description has been bargained with SEIU-UHW. Job descriptions contain, at a minimum:
- An educational requirement,
- An experience requirement,
- A certification/licensure requirement (if applicable), and
- A list of the essential duties and responsibilities.
Here are two ways it could pay to know your, and other, job descriptions:
- You will know when you can claim higher pay (for performing work that appears in a higher-paid job description).
- You will know if you can use your bidding rights to secure a higher-paid position.
Relief in a Higher Classification
If your manager, or a lead, asks you to do something listed as the duty or responsibility of a higher-paid classification (but not yours), you’re entitled to correspondingly higher pay:
465 5. Temporary Relief in a Higher Paid Classification.
An Employee working in a higher paid classification shall be paid for all hours worked (except for relief of breaks and meals) at the step in the higher paid classification which provides a minimum increase of fifteen cents ($0.15)
Transfer to a Higher Paid Classification
If you meet the minimum eligibility requirements of a higher-paid classification, you can use your bidding rights to secure a higher-paid position. SEIU-UHW has even negotiated a special exception for its members:
602 2. Waiving Experience Requirements.
The Employer agrees to work collaboratively with the Union to waive experience requirements in cases where Employees can show equivalent competency utilizing a mutually agreed upon measurement tool.
Where to Find the Job Descriptions
Note: You cannot access the job descriptions from home; you must be logged into a Kaiser computer.
Click here or, alternatively:
- Login to MyHR, here: https://epf.kp.org/wps/portal/hrintercept/home/intercept.
- Click “Career”, in the top menu.
- Click “Represented jobs”, under “Jobs and Job Families.”
- Click “Local 250 – Health Care Workers.”
- Click “Job Descriptions by Job Title.”