SEIU Local 1000 Representational Wins
Out-of-Class grievance win earns member back pay and more
When one of our members—working in Sacramento at the Emergency Medical Services Authority—completed a 120-day out-of-class assignment, her increased duties were not removed by the department, and the expectations remained.
Our contract offers strict guidelines to protect our represented employees from working above their current classification without an increase in pay.
The member reached out to our Member Resource Center and a grievance was filed. The member was appointed to the higher classification retroactive to the end of her 120-day assignment and received back pay along with experience credit that allows the member to advance to Range B sooner than otherwise expected.
Know Your Rights: Article 14.2 Working Out-of-Class
- An employee is working “out-of-class” when the employee
spends a more than half of his/her/their time over the course of
at least 2 consecutive work weeks performing duties and
responsibilities associated with a higher-level
- Employees may be temporarily required to perform out-of-class
work by the department for up to 120 calendar days in any 12
consecutive calendar months, if certain conditions are met.
- Employees required to perform out-of-class work are paid the same rate of pay as the higher classification.
Our contract (Article 14.2) describes the process by which employees may protect their hard-earned rights when working out-of-class and not receiving pay commensurate with the higher classification.
To learn more about Article 14.2 Out-of-Classification Grievances and Position Allocation Hearing Process, you can read your contract online with our easy-to-use, mobile-friendly search tool at contract.seiu1000.org
If you feel your contract rights are being violated, you should first contact your Local 1000 Job Steward, or call the Member Resource Center (MRC) at 866.471.SEIU (7348) for guidance.