Managing staff workload in the California State University. WORKLOAD WORKSHOP. A presentation of the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU). Why care about workload?.
Ignore whether or not you have a position description
Let duties accumulate without being added
Work outside of the classification or the hours (non-exempt)
Think that your position description is all that matters
Perform work out-of-class without documentation or pay
Work logs can be used to track workload, out-of-class assignments, overtime, etc. This documentation can be important for evaluations, reclasses, grievances, etc.
Lose track of what you are doing, adding new duties or doing special projects without any record
Expect your administrator to remember what you’ve done in the past or expect a reward (reclass, IRP, bonus) when there is no documentation
Employees work by task rather than schedule
Employees are paid on a salary (monthly) basis
Employees do not receive overtime for work over 40 hours in a week
(Articles 18 and 19)
Work through breaks or lunch without pay
Come in early or stay late without pay
Take jobs home and work without pay
Make “informal” overtime arrangements
Flex your days to work a different schedule than authorized to avoid overtime
All of these are illegal!
Report on the basis of a fixed work schedule
Take time off if you haven’t met the deadlines
Work extra hours in furlough weeks without pay
Work extra hours in non-furlough weeks to make up for deferred work earlier
Count on your evaluation always being good or fair or accurate
Rely on the administrator to remember your successes
Hope your administrator forgets the problems
A STRONG UNION!!!