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Association group grievance settlement information
Association Group Grievance UPDATE PTO/EIB Accrual Rates Issue Grievance # 20 – 05-0066#
In May, WSNA filed a group grievance on behalf of the nurses at Sacred Heart to remedy the situation that some nurses were not receiving adequate accrual rates of PTO and EIT according to the contract. Congratulations on your WIN SHMC nurses! It has been determined that there was, in fact, an error in the amount of time being accrued for full-time RNs (1.0 and .9 12-hr shifts). This error occurred on March 15, when the system was updated to account for the PTO Safe Sick time.
Because of this grievance, SHMC did a full audit on all full time RNs’ timecards from 3/15/20 – 7/4/20 to determine who may not have received full accruals. For those nurses for whom it was found they were short, they should see a change to their impacted banks (PTO, EIB, and PTO Safe Sick) as of July 31.
What do you need to do?
FIRST — Check your Aug. 7 pay stub, as this is the check the adjustments will be reflected on if you are impacted by this settlement. According to Management, there won’t be a specific entry to look for on the pay stub showing the actual adjustment-just the corrected balance. If you want to see the actual adjustment, you will need to go in through Employee Self Service to see the retro. You can also email WSNA Nurse Rep. Jaclyn Perkins to set up a time and discuss your changes.
SECOND – We have been told the Kronos programming can not be changed to automatically provide the full accrual rate. Managers have been given information on the coding process. We recommend following up with your Manager ASAP seeking this information, so you don’t lose out on any time moving forward.
THIRD – In the event you feel your accrual rates are still not correct, you must notify your Nurse Rep by no later than Aug. 21, 2020. In the event we DO NOT hear from you, we will assume the issue has resolved itself.
Because of nurses like you who move into action when a situation is not right, this win is a victory widespread. Way to stand strong and be united SHMC Nurses!
If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.
By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.
WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.
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If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.