RATIFICATION WSU



CONTRACT RATIFICATION

Negotiations of the 2015-17 Tentative Agreement (TA) for the WFSE/AFSCME Washington State University (WSU) bargaining unit concluded on September 24, 2014.

WSU members ratified that tentative agreement on Sept. 30 by a vote of 45-1.

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TENTATIVE AGREEMENT SUMMARY

Major goals achieved in tough economic times include:

  • 3% increase in 2015; 1.8% in 2016  (see Art. 24)
  • Promotions to the entry step or two step increase not to exceed Step M, whichever is greater (see Art. 24)
  • Elevation to the entry step or two step increase not to exceed Step M, whichever is greater (see Art. 24)
  • Reallocation position salary to be set at a minimum 2 steps or entry step whichever is greater (see Art. 24)
  • Salary following layoff if current salary exceeds salary range of new position, employee will be placed in Step M (see Art. 24)
  • Status quo on Performance Evaluations (see Art. 9)
  • New language for parental leave (see Art. 21)

HIGHLIGHTS 
OF THE GAINS IN ECONOMIC ARTICLES


Article 7-Hiring and Promotion

  • Upon hiring, employee may be placed at any step above the minimum depending on knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Upon promotion, employee may be placed at any step above the minimum depending on knowledge, skills and abilities.

Article 24 – Compensation

  • 3% across the board increase effective 7/1/15.
  • 1.8% across the board increase effective 7/1/16.
  • A guaranteed “me-too” to ensure equity with the General Government table:
    • ” The University will follow the State HR General Service Salary Schedule in effect July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017, unless 24.1A and B reflects a greater overall salary schedule/compensation plan.”
  • Promotion salary to start at entry salary or 2 step increase not to exceed step M, whichever is greater for the employee.
  • Elevation salary shall start at entry salary or 2 step increase not to exceed Step M, whichever is greater for the employee.
  • Reallocation salary shall start at entry salary or 2 step increase not to exceed Step M, whichever is greater for the employee.
  • Salary following layoff if it exceeds current range, the employee shall be placed in Step M.

HIGHLIGHTS 
OF THE GAINS IN NON-ECONOMIC ARTICLES

Article 9-Performance Evaluations

  • Maintained current contract languages governing performance evaluations

Article 16-Holidays

  • The ability to use 2 Leave without Pay Faith and Conscience days per calendar year.

Article 21- Other Leave

  • May now use accumulated Sick Leave for Parental Leave time.

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TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

TENTATIVE AGREEMENT (updated 9/25/14 5:17pm)

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