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UW - SEIU1199NW Master Contract

2015-2017 Biennium

Article 23 - Job Posting & Transfer

23.1 Registered Nurses.
Requests for a different shift in the nurse's present unit should be submitted to the nurse's immediate supervisor in writing.

Requests for transfer to another unit should be submitted on the University's Employment Website. A good faith effort will be made to facilitate lateral transfers from one unit to another.

The nurse's length of service shall be a consideration on transfer to a different shift or unit.

Applications for promotions should be submitted on the University's Employment Website during the period of official posting. Promotional openings will be posted for a minimum of seven calendar days in the unit, the Nursing and Outpatient Clinic Administrative Office and the Medical Centers Human Resources Office.

23.2 Professional/Technical Employees (Imaging Technologists / RT's / AT's / END's)
Employee requests for a different shift, schedule or assignment should be submitted to the employee's immediate supervisor in writing. The employee's length of service shall be a consideration on transfer to a different shift or section. A good faith effort will be made to facilitate lateral transfers within the department.

Application materials should be completed by employees seeking promotion or transfer and submitted on the University's Employment Website during the official posting period. Promotional openings will be posted for a minimum of seven (7) days on the University's Employment Website. External posting may occur simultaneously. Nothing in this contract will prohibit the Medical Center's ability to post any position as open continuous at any time.

23.3 Health Care Specialists and Social Workers.
Requests for a different shift/assignment/department in the employee's present unit should be submitted to the employee's immediate supervisor in writing.

Requests for transfer to another unit should be submitted on the University's Employment Website. A good faith effort will be made to facilitate lateral transfers from one unit to another.

For bargaining unit positions, the employee's length of service shall be a consideration on transfer to a different shift, assignment, or unit and in determining selection to regular job openings.

Applications for promotions should be submitted on the University's Employment Website during the period of official posting. Promotional openings will be posted or emailed internally for a minimum of seven calendar days on the unit, the Administrative Office and the Medical Centers Human Resources.

23.4 Internal Lateral Movement Within Unit

Prior to referring candidates, the Employer will provide seven (7) calendar days' notice to employees within the unit seeking a different shift regardless of shift or FTE. An employee's request for the vacant shift or FTE will be granted provided:

  1. The employee submitted the request in writing;
  2. The employee holds permanent status in the job classification;
  3. The employee is currently working in the same unit;
  4. No Final Counseling in his/her file for the past twelve (12) months;
  5. The employee has the skills and abilities necessary for the vacant shift.

If two (2) or more employees request the vacant shift and they meet the above criteria, the senior employee will be appointed.

The offering of a formal layoff option in accordance with Article 22, Seniority, Layoff, Rehire, prior to granting a transfer request under this sub-article, is not a violation of this sub-article. This sub-article is not subject to the grievance procedure in accordance with Article 27.

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