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SEIUHEALTHCARE 1199NW 2013-2015 

PREAMBLE 

PURPOSE 

ARTICLE 1 NON-DISCRIMINATION .................................................................................... 1 

ARTICLE 2 RECOGNITION CLAUSE.................................................................................... 1 

ARTICLE 3 DUES DEDUCTION ............................................................................................ 1 

3.1 Agency Shop..................................................................................................... 1 

3.2 Dues Cancellation ............................................................................................. 2 

3.3 Indemnification................................................................................................. 2 

3.4 Nurse Status Report .......................................................................................... 2 

ARTICLE 4 UNION ACTIVITIES........................................................................................... 3 

4.1 Union Representatives ...................................................................................... 3 

4.2 Union Delegates/Union Officers....................................................................... 3 

4.3 Use of State Facilities, Resources and Equipment............................................ 4 

4.4 Bulletin Boards ................................................................................................. 5 

4.5 Time Off for Union Activities .......................................................................... 5 

4.6 Temporary Employment with the Union .......................................................... 5 

4.7 New Employee Orientation............................................................................... 6 

4.8 2015 - 2017 Master Agreement Negotiations................................................... 6 

ARTICLE 5 HOURS OF WORK............................................................................................. 7 

5.1 Definitions......................................................................................................... 7 

5.2 Determination ................................................................................................... 8 

5.3 Overtime-Eligible Nurses ................................................................................. 8 

5.4 Telecommuting ............................................................................................... 10 

5.5 Overtime-Eligible Unpaid Meal Periods ........................................................ 10 

5.6 Overtime-Eligible Paid Meal Periods for Straight Shift Schedules................ 10 

5.7 Overtime-Eligible Rest Periods ...................................................................... 10 

5.8 Overtime-Exempt Nurses................................................................................ 10 

ARTICLE 6 OVERTIME...................................................................................................... 12 

6.1 Definitions....................................................................................................... 12 

6.2 Overtime-Eligibility and Compensation......................................................... 13 

6.3 Overtime Computation.................................................................................... 13 

6.4 General Provisions.......................................................................................... 13 

6.5 Compensatory Time for Overtime-Eligible Nurses........................................ 14 

6.6 Mandatory Overtime....................................................................................... 15 

ARTICLE 7 TRAINING AND EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT.................................................. 16 

7.1 General Provision............................................................................................ 16 

7.2 Continuing Education and Professional Development ................................... 16 

7.3 In-Service Training ......................................................................................... 16 

7.4 Tuition Reimbursement .................................................................................. 17 

ARTICLE 8 LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION.................................................................. 17 

ARTICLE 9 CLASSIFICATION............................................................................................ 17 

9.1 Classification Plan Revisions.......................................................................... 17 

9.2 Position Review.............................................................................................. 18 

9.3 Effect of Reallocation ..................................................................................... 18 

9.4 Salary Impact of Reallocation......................................................................... 19 

ARTICLE 10 COMPENSATION ........................................................................................... 20 

10.1 “N1” Pay Range Assignments ........................................................................ 20 

10.2 Pay for Performing the Duties of a Higher Classification .............................. 20 

10.3 Establishing Salaries for New Nurses............................................................. 21 

10.4 Periodic Increases ........................................................................................... 21 

10.5 Salary Assignment upon Promotion ............................................................... 22 

10.6 Demotion......................................................................................................... 23 

10.7 Transfer ........................................................................................................... 23 

10.8 Reassignment .................................................................................................. 23 

10.9 Reversion ........................................................................................................ 23 

10.10 Elevation ......................................................................................................... 23 

10.11 Part-Time Employment................................................................................... 23 

10.12 Callback .......................................................................................................... 24 

10.13 Shift Premium for Registered Nurses and Related Classes ............................ 24 

10.14 Supplemental Shift Premium for Nurses ........................................................ 26 

10.15 Standby ........................................................................................................... 26 

10.16 Relocation Compensation ............................................................................... 27 

10.17 Salary Overpayment Recovery ....................................................................... 27 

10.18 Dependent Care Salary Reduction Plan.......................................................... 28 

10.19 Pre-tax Health Care Premiums........................................................................ 28 

10.20 Medical/Dental Expense Account................................................................... 28 

10.21 Voluntary Separation Incentives – Voluntary Retirement Incentives ............ 28 

10.22 Assault Benefits .............................................................................................. 29 

ARTICLE 11 HEALTH CARE BENEFITS AMOUNTS........................................................... 29 

ARTICLE 12 PERSONNEL FILES........................................................................................ 29 

12.5 Removal of Documents................................................................................... 29 

ARTICLE 13 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION...................................................................... 30 

13.1 Objective ......................................................................................................... 30 

13.2 Evaluation Process .......................................................................................... 31 

ARTICLE 14 FLOATING..................................................................................................... 31 

ARTICLE 15 HOLIDAYS .................................................................................................... 32 

15.1 Paid Holidays .................................................................................................. 32 

15.2 Holiday Rules.................................................................................................. 32 

15.3 Personal Holidays ........................................................................................... 33 

ARTICLE 16 VACATION LEAVE........................................................................................ 34 

16.1 Vacation Leave Credits................................................................................... 34 

16.2 Vacation Leave Accrual.................................................................................. 34 

16.3 Vacation Leave Accrual Rate Schedule.......................................................... 35 

16.4 Vacation Scheduling ....................................................................................... 35 

16.5 Family Care..................................................................................................... 36 

16.6 Vacation Cancellation..................................................................................... 36 

16.7 Vacation Leave Maximum.............................................................................. 36 

16.8 Separation ....................................................................................................... 36 

ARTICLE 17 SICK LEAVE ................................................................................................. 37 

17.1 Sick Leave Accrual ......................................................................................... 37 

17.2 Sick Leave Use ............................................................................................... 37 

17.3 Use of Compensatory Time, Exchange Time, or Vacation Leave for Sick Leave Purposes ............................................................................................... 37 

17.4 Restoration of Vacation Leave........................................................................ 38 

17.5 Sick Leave Reporting and Verification........................................................... 38 

17.6 Sick Leave Annual Cash Out.......................................................................... 38 

17.7 Sick Leave Separation Cash Out..................................................................... 38 

17.8 Reemployment ................................................................................................ 39 

ARTICLE 18 MISCELLANEOUS LEAVE............................................................................. 39 

18.3 Bereavement Leave......................................................................................... 39 

18.4 Personal Leave ................................................................................................ 40 

ARTICLE 19 LEAVE WITHOUT PAY ................................................................................. 40 

19.3 Limitations ...................................................................................................... 41 

19.4 Returning Nurse Rights................................................................................... 41 

19.5 Compensable Work-Related Injury or Illness Leave...................................... 41 

19.6 Military Leave................................................................................................. 41 

19.7 Educational Leave........................................................................................... 42 

19.8 Childcare and Elder Care Emergencies .......................................................... 42 

19.9 Governmental Service Leave.......................................................................... 42 

19.10 Volunteer Firefighting Leave.......................................................................... 42 

19.11 Military Family Leave .................................................................................... 42 

19.12 Domestic Violence Leave ............................................................................... 42 

ARTICLE 20 FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ........................................................................... 43 

20.1 Eligibility ........................................................................................................ 43 

20.5 Parental Leave................................................................................................. 45 

ARTICLE 21 INCLEMENT WEATHER AND NATURAL DISASTER LEAVE.......................... 46 

ARTICLE 22 SHARED LEAVE............................................................................................ 46 

ARTICLE 23 UNION MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION COMMITTEES ........................... 51 

23.1 Purpose............................................................................................................ 51 

23.2 Committees ..................................................................................................... 51 

23.3 Participation .................................................................................................... 52 

23.4 Scope of Authority.......................................................................................... 52 

ARTICLE 24 MANDATORY SUBJECTS............................................................................... 53 

ARTICLE 25 DISCIPLINE................................................................................................... 53 

25.3 Investigations .................................................................................................. 53 

25.4 Representation................................................................................................. 54 

ARTICLE 26 RESIGNATIONS –WITHDRAWALS PRESUMPTION OF RESIGNATION.......... 54 

26.1 Resignations – Withdrawals ........................................................................... 54 

26.2 Presumption of Resignation............................................................................ 55 

ARTICLE 27 REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AND DISABILITY SEPARATION.............. 55 

ARTICLE 28 LAYOFF AND RECALL .................................................................................. 56 

28.2 Basis for Layoff .............................................................................................. 56 

28.3 Voluntary Layoff, Leave without Pay or Reduction in Hours........................ 56 

28.4 Non-Permanent and Probationary Nurses....................................................... 57 

28.5 Temporary Reduction of Work Hours or Layoff – Employer Option............ 57 

28.6 Layoff Units .................................................................................................... 57 

28.7 Formal Options ............................................................................................... 58 

28.8 Informal Options............................................................................................. 58 

28.9 Notification to the Union ................................................................................ 59 

28.10 Notification to Nurses with Permanent Status ................................................ 59 

28.11 Salary .............................................................................................................. 59 

28.12 Transition Review Period ............................................................................... 60 

28.13 Recall .............................................................................................................. 60 

28.14 General Government Transition Pool Program .............................................. 61 

28.15 Project Employment........................................................................................ 61 

ARTICLE 29 PRIVACY AND OFF-DUTY CONDUCT ........................................................... 61 

ARTICLE 30 HIRING AND APPOINTMENTS....................................................................... 62 

30.1 Filling Positions .............................................................................................. 62 

30.2 Lateral Transfer within a Facility or Program – Permanent Employees ........ 63 

30.3 Permanent Status............................................................................................. 64 

30.4 Types of Appointment .................................................................................... 64 

30.5 Review Periods ............................................................................................... 66 

ARTICLE 31 MANAGEMENT RIGHTS ............................................................................... 68 

ARTICLE 32 DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE WORKPLACE .................................................. 69 

ARTICLE 33 TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE..................................................................... 69 

ARTICLE 34 TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT.............................................................................. 70 

ARTICLE 35 TRAVEL ........................................................................................................ 70 

ARTICLE 36 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE............................................................................. 70 

36.1 Terms and Requirements ................................................................................ 70 

36.2 Filing and Processing...................................................................................... 73 

36.3 Arbitration....................................................................................................... 74 

ARTICLE 37 SENIORITY.................................................................................................... 75 

37.1 Definition ........................................................................................................ 75 

37.2 Ties.................................................................................................................. 76 

37.3 Seniority List................................................................................................... 76 

ARTICLE 38 SAFETY AND HEALTH .................................................................................. 76 

38.2 Ergonomic Assessments ................................................................................. 77 

38.3 Safety Committees .......................................................................................... 77 

ARTICLE 39 SAFE PATIENT HANDLING........................................................................... 78 

ARTICLE 40 JOINT NURSE STAFFING COMMITTEE......................................................... 79 

40.3 Composition of the Joint Staffing Committees............................................... 79 

40.4 Responsibilities of the Joint Staffing Committees.......................................... 79 

40.5 Annual Report................................................................................................. 80 

40.6 Posting of Staffing Plan and Staffing Levels.................................................. 80 

40.7 Non-Retaliation............................................................................................... 80 

ARTICLE 41 STRIKES AND LOCKOUTS............................................................................. 80 

ARTICLE 42 SKILLS AND ABILITIES................................................................................. 81 

ARTICLE 43 PRINTING OF AGREEMENT .......................................................................... 81 

ARTICLE 44 SAVINGS CLAUSE ......................................................................................... 81 

ARTICLE 45 ENTIRE AGREEMENT ................................................................................... 81 

ARTICLE 46 DURATION.................................................................................................... 82 

APPENDICES 

APPENDIX A A-1 Bargaining Units Represented by the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW 

APPENDIX B A-2 "N1" Range Salary Schedule - Effective July 1, 2013 

APPENDIX C A-6 Statewide and Local Union-Management Communication Committees 

APPENDIX D A-7 Possible 1% MOU Increase "N1" Range Salary Schedule 

APPENDIX E A-11 Health Care Benefits Amounts 

MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING 

ONE-PERCENT ACROSS THE BOARD INCREASE CONTINGENT UPON GENERAL-FUND STATE REVENUE CONDITIONS......................................................................................M-1 

OTHER SPECIFIC INCREASES TO 41.80RCWBARGAINING UNITS APPLY .................M-2 

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