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UW/SEIU 1199 Contract (Effective 7/1/13 - 6/30/15)
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 "Application for Staff Employment, Promotion or Transfer" form to the Nursing Recruitment/Retention Coordinator. 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 "Application for Staff Employment, Promotion or Transfer" form to the Nursing Recruitment/Retention Coordinator 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 to Medical Center Human Resources during the official posting period. Promotional openings will be posted for a minimum of seven (7) days in the Department and Medical Center Human Resources. 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 "Application for Staff Employment, Promotion or Transfer" form to the supervisor. 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 "Application for Staff Employment, Promotion or Transfer" form to the supervisor 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 ALNW Bargaining Unit. Nurses will be made aware of open bargaining unit positions prior to making those positions known to external candidates. An applicant's length of service with ALNW shall be a consideration on a transfer to a vacant position within ALNW. Such a transfer may be delayed until the vacancy created by the transfer is replenished, if a nurse's vacancy of their position will unduly impact the operations of the base they are leaving. All ALNW nurse job openings will be emailed internally two weeks prior to being posted externally. If the internal transfer is requested by a Juneau based nurse prior to completion of their commitment, all initial moving cost incentive must be repaid in full, and ALNW will not incur moving expenses for transfer to any Washington base. ALNW will make every best faith effort to make the internal transfer within six months, but such internal transfer may take up to nine months to occur.