USW Job Evaluation – Next Steps

PDAD&C #78-2011
HR #32, 2010-2011

To:
 PDAD&C
  Professional/Managerial Staff
From:
 Christina Sass-Kortsak
 Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources
Date:
 May 13, 2011
Re:
 USW Job Evaluation – Next Steps



As you are aware, the University and USW Local 1998 have reached a final settlement on the implementation and maintenance of the new job evaluation system and classification process called SES/U (http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/public/pdadc/2010_to_2011/75.htm).  One of the next steps under that agreement is to complete the rating of any positions that have been newly created or reclassified since August 2007 up until May 2011 (referred to as "Wave 7"). The first step in this process is to launch the joint University and Union questionnaire to obtain additional information about positions that may not be captured in the job description.  Many of you were involved in completing questionnaires with respect to the positions that have already been evaluated (Waves 1-6). On June 1, 2011 the on-line questionnaire will be launched to all employees in Wave 7. Employees will have 3 weeks to complete the questionnaire and are to receive up to 3 hours release time for this purpose.  Managers of USW employees in Wave 7 will then have up to four weeks to review the questionnaire and make comments.

It is very important that the managers take time to review and comment on the questionnaire.  The information in the Questionnaires will be relied on to rate USW positions and can have an impact on relative salary levels.  If the manager has not reviewed and provided feedback on the employee's questionnaire responses within the 4 week timeline, the Joint Job Evaluation Committee will use the employee comments in the job evaluation exercise without any management validation.. Those of you with employees in Wave 7 will receive the questionnaire by email sometime during the last 2 weeks of June.

Divisional HR Offices will be organizing training sessions for Managers on the questionnaire throughout the month of June.  If you were unable to attend a session a copy of the PowerPoint presentation can be found at: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/labourrelations/sesu/managers.htm

Thank you in advance for your assistance in ensuring that we have the necessary information to rate positions appropriately.

*More information and resources on the SES/U Job Evaluation Project are available at http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/labourrelations/sesu.htm