Good afternoon CEMA members,
The challenge process for ITCC has drawn to a close for our members who were impacted – many thanks to all who helped bargain, advocate, represent and revise the job specifications, salaries and governance.
In the most recent CEMA to CEMA challenges a total of 187 CEMA challenges were received and of those 68 were granted as requested or an alternate classification was offered. This is a successful challenge rate of about 36%. Taken in context with the additional 298 CEMA who were satisfied with their initial allocation we have a placement satisfaction rate of 75%. The new pay, positions and responsibilities will become active June 17th – so please be ready to work to your new specifications Monday – that may mean restricted or different work from what you are doing today. This is, however, by no means the end of the process. Some members will still be unsatisfied with their placement and two further processes have been set up for that eventuality.
Some key items to remember in the coming months as ITCC implementation effects us all. All non-senior codes and are alternately staffed allowing greater flexibility for promotion and hiring (management codes excluded). Currently vacant codes will be hired internally first where there are sufficient applicants. No probationary period will occur for your newly moved to classifications as a result of the ITCC mapping. Any CEMA member allocated down in pay continues to enjoy steps and pay raises for two years and is in an “overfill or Y rated status” and no one lost their job as a result of this study and many opportunities for promotion remain even if your mapping was not ideal.
If you are a CEMA classification mapped to another CEMA classification OR a CEMA classification mapped to an SEIU classification that pays less money than you currently make and you are still not mapped correctly after this process please do the following – go to https://www.sccgov.org/sites/esa/labor/Pages/CEMA%20Classification-Review-Process.aspx and select the Position Classification Questionnaire.
Fill this out completely and submit it to HR at email@example.com and copy CEMA at firstname.lastname@example.org
CEMA has negotiated an abbreviated timeline for this review. The study normally takes 12 – 24 months and for ITCC related studies the County has committed to a 6 month turnaround after the close of this review. All studies must be submitted by August 1, 2019.
For CEMA members who are mapped to an SEIU classification that pays the same or more money than you currently make may challenge through SEIUs allocation review process. This process window begins in November, 2019. SEIU has a fixed application period that is not flexible and is why the SEIU process has a predetermined window whereas CEMA has a custom window.
Thank you all for the hard work you do for the County and remember the average CEMA member received a 10% increase as a result of this study.