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(2011-2012 HR#63) USW Job Evaluation Update

Date: June 7, 2012
To: PDADC; Professional & Managerial Staff
From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Cc: Divisional HR Offices
Re: USW Job Evaluation Update

Background
Last year, we implemented a good portion of the USW positions in the SESU job evaluation system. Since then, we have worked hard with the Union to complete the evaluation of the remaining positions: those that have been newly-created or reclassified since August 2007 up until May 2011 (referred to as ‘Wave 7′).

On April 29, 2011 I had expressed hope that we would move towards full implementation of one compensation system this spring.

Latest News and Next Steps
On Friday, June 1, the University and the Union met about the USW Job Evaluation process. Our plan was to discuss the next steps in our commitment to complete the evaluation process. We were hopeful that we could reach an agreement that would ensure all USW positions were implemented in the SESU system this July.

Unfortunately, while progress was made in the discussions, outstanding issues remain that prevent us from being able to implement in July.

We know that supporting different processes and two compensation systems has been difficult and time-consuming for everyone including hiring managers, the HR Divisional Offices and the impacted employees.

We will continue to meet with the Union to work towards resolution of the outstanding issues. We will keep you updated on our progress and appreciate your continued support, patience and understanding.