FSA CMO Area Reports

6/2018

The CMO second quarter UMCC was held June 26th at Fircrest RHC. Some of the topics included an apprenticeship program for painters, carpenters, electricians, and plumbers, and NICET certification. The apprenticeship programs are being developed jointly with Union members, management and representatives from L&I and will begin meeting monthly with an anticipated implementation date of July 1, 2019.  NICET certification will impact every electrician that works with fire alarm systems and is effective at the start of this fiscal year. Management indicated that our Union would receive a notice of intent and will have the opportunity for discussion and to negotiations. 

Given the delays of the having a capital budget from the legislature and the sunny weather on its way, we are seeing an influx of notices of intent to contract out projects coming our way.  We are responding to them as they are received; your timely input into this work has been incredibly useful as we work through the process.  

5/2018

The CMO second quarter UMCC is scheduled for June 26th.  Updates coming next month.  

Given the delays of the having a capital budget from the legislature and the sunny weather on its way, we are seeing an influx of notices of intent to contract out projects coming our way.  We are responding to them as they are received; your timely input into this work has been incredibly useful as we work through the process.  

4/16/18

Our Union and management are engaged in ongoing discussions regarding the creation of apprenticeship programs for the carpenter, electrician, painter, and plumber crafts.  CMO anticipates that the implementation of these programs are still 12-18 months away before which our Union will receive a formal notice of intent and have an opportunity to identify and negotiate impacts of the programs.  On 3/29 CMO indicated that they will be forming an apprenticeship committee to work with Labor and Industries on the development of the committee.   Our union will be seeking volunteers and appointing participants to the committee.   

Given the delays of the having a capital budget from the legislature and the sunny weather on its way, we are seeing an influx of notices of intent to contract out projects coming our way.  We are responding to them as they are received; your timely input into this work has been incredibly useful as we work through the process.  

2/19/18

Our Union and management are engaged in ongoing discussions regarding the creation of apprenticeship programs for the carpenter, electrician, painter, and plumber crafts. CMO anticipates that the implementation of these programs are still 12-18 months away before which our Union will receive a formal notice of intent and have an opportunity to identify and negotiate impacts of the programs.

CMO has sent our union a notice of intent to reallocate four construction and maintenance supervisors at the Special Commitment Center. Our union met with management to negotiate these reallocations on Feb 27th—they will be effective on July 2nd of this year, and our Union will work with management to ensure that the new position descriptions are appropriate for both the new classifications and the realities of the work.

CMO and Fircrest RHC has sent our Union a notice of intent regarding the instillation of security cameras within the CMO areas of the campus. This is in response to multiple thefts or attempted thefts. Our Union met with management on Feb 6th to discuss the security cameras and their use. Management will provide our Union with “finish plans” detailing the location and orientation of the cameras. If any footage is used as a basis of discipline it will be provided to our Union. Management agreed that any future incidents of crimes, or attempted crimes will be discussed in UMCC, or safety committee, and that safety will be an ongoing conversation at Fircrest.

Our union met with management on Feb 27th to discuss vacation scheduling for CMO employees. CMO management notified us of their intent to apply 11.5 of the CBA to CMO employees when scheduling leave.

11.5 Vacation Scheduling for 24/7 Operations (Excluding the School for the Blind, Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss; and Department of Corrections)

A. Employees who work in operations that are twenty-four (24) hours, seven (7) days a week, may submit in writing to their supervisor their preferences for different segments of vacation for the period March 1st of the current year through the end of February of the next year. The Employer will compile and post a vacation leave schedule. Employees on this schedule will have priority and will be granted vacation leave at the times specified, if possible.

B. Employees will not be granted more than four (4) segments during the annual vacation scheduling process. In the event that two (2) or more employees request the same vacation period and the supervisor must limit the number of people who may take vacation leave at one time due to business needs and work requirements, preference will be determined by seniority for up to four (4) segments of vacation. A “segment” is three (3) or more contiguous days of vacation leave.

C. In addition to vacation leave approved in Subsection 11.5 B above, employees may request vacation leave at any time on a first come, first served basis. Approval of supplemental requests will take into consideration the annual vacation leave schedule, which will take precedence, as well as operational needs.

Beginning the calendar year 2019 CMO employees will be required to schedule leave in this manner.

12/19/17  

Our union met with management for informal discussions regarding the the implementation of two policies.  

  • Management notified our Union of their intent to implement policies related to Safety training and Advanced Maintenance Management System (AMMS). Management articulated the roles and responsibilities of CMO staff as it is related to safety training and documentation. 
  • Management clarified the roles and responsibilities for use of AMMS and at our Union’s suggestion management agreed to include flexibility to accommodate local practices. 

The fourth quarter CMO UMCC was held on 12/14 The union and management spent considerable time discussing the creation of apprenticeship programs for the carpenter, electrician, painter, and plumber crafts.   We reviewed a very preliminary draft and agreed to make this a standing UMCC topic.   CMO anticipates that the implementation of these programs are still 12-18 months away before which our Union will receive a formal notice of intent and have an opportunity to identify and negotiate impacts of the programs.