K8-Unit – ART. 10: Promotions & Temporary Assignments

ARTICLE 10. Promotions & Temporary Assignments

A. Notice
When any permanent vacancy or new career job in the UCSB Skilled Craft unit is available, it shall be posted on the University’s online recruitment system for a minimum period of two (2) weeks. In addition, vacancies in the K8 bargaining unit and or promotional opportunities for the K8 bargaining unit shall be emailed to each steward for posting on the bulletin boards. The University may limit the recruitment to internal applicants.

B. Selection
Employees desiring to be considered for a promotion or transfer opportunity in the UCSB Skilled Craft unit shall be considered if they meet the minimum qualifications for the position and complete the application process for the position. The candidate determined by management to be the best qualified for the vacant position shall be selected. Management will consider the objective of promotion or transfer of career employees in making its selection. Special consideration will be given to bargaining unit applicants to allow for promotional or transfer opportunities for career employees in making selection. In those cases where qualifications are essentially equal, bargaining unit seniority will be the factor for selection.

C. Interview Panels
The University shall have responsibility for the selection of an individual to fill a vacant position. To assist in making such selections, the University shall seek the input of bargaining unit employees from the trade being recruited and include bargaining unit employees on the Interview Panel.

D. Release Time for Interviews
Employees who are scheduled for a job interview for positions at the UC Santa Barbara campus shall be granted reasonable time off with pay as determined by the University, if the interview has been scheduled during the employee’s scheduled work time.

E. Temporary Assignment
The University may temporarily assign an employee to perform all the functions in a higher level classification. If a temporary assignment is for more than 4 weeks (20 working days), then a stipend will be paid at the salary rate or within the salary range of the higher level position during the entire period of the temporary assignment. Stipends for temporary assignments are non-base-building. The maximum for a temporary assignment is one year. Extensions may be approved by Human Resources up to a maximum of two years.

F. The Union agrees to cooperate with the University’s efforts to comply with legally mandated Affirmative Action obligations.