CONTRACT

* This is a new MAP unit.

"Originally all of their raises were based on the merit system, so we were able to get a substantial increase for new hires, then once they hit two years, they are in the merit system," said MAP Labor Relations Specialist James Steffes. "They used to have no funeral leave. We got the afternoon and night shift premiums increased. New hires, under the old union's contract, were limited to a maximum of 10 vacation days no matter how many years they worked. We got that increased to 15 days and they have the option to cash in 5 a year so they can get paid for them and not lose them. The older people always had the ability to get up to 20 days, but now have the ability to cash in 5 if they don't use them."

"I feel like it was a very big change for our group. It was a nice improvement from the last contract we had," said Kettering Campus Safety Officers Chief Steward Phil Howell of MAP's representation. "The union we were with didn't help us out very much. Our union stewards used to have to go into contract talks by themselves."

Contract Duration: 3-year agreement ratified 2-27-15 and effective 3-1-15 to 3-1-18.
Wage Increases:
New Hire - Increase from $10.25 per hour to $13 per hour.
Completion of probation - Increase from $10.95 per hour to $13.50 per hour.
Completion of 1 year - New Step Increase to $14.00 per hour.
Completion of 2 years - New Step Increase to $14.50 per hour.
After 30 months of service, Campus Safety Officers are eligible for performance based wage increases.
• Officers scheduled to work Sunday will be paid time and one-quarter for hours worked during their regularly scheduled shift. Officers will be paid time and one-half for all hours worked over 40 in a scheduled work week. Any approved vacation time will be counted as hours worked for the purpose of reaching 40 hours in calculating eligibility for overtime.
• Officers scheduled to work second shift will be paid a premium of 5% of their regular hourly rate up to a maximum of $.90 per hour. Officers who are regularly scheduled to work third shift will be paid a premium of 10% of their regular hourly rate up to a maximum of $1.60 per hour. There will be no pyramiding of premium pay.

Fringe Benefits: Officers can carry-over 15 vacation days to the next year. Upon resignation or retirement with at least 14 calendar days written notice, Officers shall receive 50% payoff of unused vacation days. If the Officer is discharged there is no payoff. Unused vacation days cannot be used to extend the date of resignation or retirement. Officers may request, upon 30 days notice in September and April to receive vacation payout at the Officer's base rate of pay excluding shift premiums in accordance with the schedule below:

Years of Service   Vacation Days   Optional Payout

0-4

 

10

  0  

5-9

 

12

 

2

10 or more

 

15

 

5

 

Safety Officers hired on or before Oct. 1, 2006 receive an additional 5 vacation days for a total of 20 vacation days as of the beginning of each fiscal year.
• Employees are eligible for up to 3 days of bereavement leave for the death of a spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, step-parent, or step-child.
Bargaining Team: Labor Relations Specialist James Steffes and Kettering Campus Safety Officers Chief Steward Phil Howell and President Paul Vaughn.