University enters new four-year contract with members of Teamsters UnionBy Peter Schuler
A four-year labor contract signed between the University and the Teamsters Union includes a Pilot-Credentialing Program designed to mentor, coach and train employees for promotional opportunities on campus.
Members of Local 743 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters include the Universitys clerical workers, service and maintenance workers and animal care specialists.
The Credentialing Program will be offered first to clerical workers and will be implemented during the second year of the agreement. A clerical employee seeking advancement will work with the Universitys Human Resources staff to establish a credentialed bid file that demonstrates his or her competency to perform in selected positions.
The file will contain an updated resume, career profile, test scores, documentation of relevant training at the University and elsewhere and letters of reference. Clerical employees also may enhance their opportunities by taking advantage of workshops on networking, interviewing and resumé preparation.
The bid file is intended to provide a supervisor with a comprehensive profile of the job seeker that will be prescreened for promotion opportunities and the hiring supervisor can better focus on a candidates suitability to fill their specific opening. Among the programs goals are the retention of valued employees, better opportunities for career advancement, improved workplace morale, and a reduction in the number of vacant clerical positions.
For further information about this program, contact Fay Guy at 702-6759.