Provider Group Joint Job Evaluation

CUPE, SEIU, SGEU and SAHO, through a joint job evaluation project, have undertaken to develop and implement a sustainable plan using the principles of Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value and Pay Equity. Minimum qualifications will be determined and the skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions evaluated for all jobs in an organization.

News

Job Evaluation News February 2020 - Revised May 25, 2020
14-Feb-2020

Due to the situation with the COVID-19 Pandemic emails that were sent out in March for Provincial Review request for information were cancelled.
 
The following Provincial Job Descriptions Provincial Reviews will be reactivated and emails resent to employers and unions in September with updated timelines.
335 - Desktop Publisher
342 - Client Care Supervisor
322 - Orderly
300 - Combined Laboratory & X-Ray Technologist
404 - Combined Laboratory & X-Ray Technologist Working Supervisor
408 - Medical Diagnostic Technician
458 - Senior Combined Laboratory & X-Ray Technologist

Provincial Reviews are continuing to be completed:

Provincial Review history:
 
255 Provincial Reviews have been completed by the JJEMC from 2007 to 2020
200 PJDs remained in the same pay band (approximately 79%) as a result of the Provincial Review
44 PJDs went up in pay band (approximately 17%) as a result of the Provincial Review
11 PJDs went down in pay band (approximately 4%) as a result of the Provincial Review
 
1.Topic: NEW JOB(s): Implemented by JJEMC
 
There were no new jobs implemented for this time period.
 
2.Topic: PROVINCIAL REVIEWS COMPLETED:
 
Provincial Job Description #068 – Seamstress
Provincial Job Description #148 – Uniform Clerk
Provincial Job Description #153 – Unit Support Worker
Provincial Job Description #492 – Unit Support Services Supervisor
 
3.Topic: PROVINCIAL REVIEWS INITIATED:
 
The JJEMC has initiated a Provincial Review of:
 
Provincial Job Description #075 – Vehicle Operator
Provincial Job Description #120 – Porter
Provincial Job Description #313 – Safety Assistant
Provincial Job Description #495 – Dispatcher
 
Documents necessary for the Provincial Review were sent to Local Unions and HR Representative December 30, 2019.
 
Dates of completion are as follows:
 
   Employer HR Department is required to distribute to Employees by – January 13, 2020
   Employee(s) date of completion and submitted into OOS Supervisor by – February 11, 2020
   OOS Supervisor date of completion and submitted in to HR representative by – March 3, 2020
   Employer HR date for submission to JJEMC Assistant by – March 10, 2020
 
The JJEMC has initiated a Provincial Review of:
 
Provincial Job Description #345 – Volunteer & Health Promotion Coordinator
Provincial Job Description #307 – Recreation Worker
Provincial Job Description #331 – Dental Aide
Provincial Job Description #344 – Mentoring Program Coordinator
Provincial Job Description #338 – Aboriginal Health Coordinator
Provincial Job Description #334 – Detoxification Attendant
Provincial Job Description #332 – Educator
 
Documents necessary for the Provincial Review were sent to Local Unions and HR Representative February 18, 2020.
 
Dates of completion are as follows:
 
   Employer HR Department is required to distribute to Employees by – March 3, 2020
   Employee(s) date of completion and submitted into OOS Supervisor by – March 31, 2020
   OOS Supervisor date of completion and submitted in to HR representative by – April 29, 2020
   Employer HR date for submission to JJEMC Assistant by – May 6, 2020
 

Please contact Marianne Didowycz (347-5590) if you have any questions.

4. Topic: INITIATING A MAINTENANCE REQUEST:
 
Documentation required and process to follow for all changed and new jobs submitted to the Provider Group Joint Job Evaluation Maintenance Process.
 
Changed Job:
(Process for an employee(s) requesting to be reclassified to a new job or another existing job in the plan)

Provincial Job Description (PJD) (Amended from the PJD the incumbent is currently in) Provincial Job Descriptions

Provincial Job Fact Sheet (PJFS) (Amended from the PJFS the incumbent is currently in) Provincial Job Fact Sheets


OR
 
New Job:
(Process for Employers to create new jobs – no employee(s) attached to submission)
 
Documents must be reviewed and commented on by either the OOS Supervisor or employee(s), whichever is applicable. (e.g., if an employee initiates the Maintenance request, the OOS Supervisor is the “Reviewer”; if an OOS Supervisor initiates the Maintenance request, the employee(s) is the “Reviewer”).
Completed documents are forwarded to employer Human Resources department. Employer Human Resources department provides a copy to the local Union and forwards a copy to the Joint Job Evaluation Maintenance Committee (JJEMC) Assistant.
 
The JJEMC Assistant will arrange to meet with the Human Resources department and the local Union to discuss (three-party meeting) the maintenance request.
 
5. Topic: HEALTH INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT:
 
Should Employees or Employers wish to provide supporting documentation further to the required documents, then Regional Policies and Procedures and the Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) must be adhered to.
HIPA requires protection of health information such as Social Insurance Number (SIN), names, addresses, Health Services Number (HSN), next of kin or signatures that would identify an individual, who has not provided consent for information to be shared.
Please reference HIPA, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan’s website at 

www.oipc.sk.ca

or contact your Regional Privacy Office for further information.

 

Bulletins, Updates

MOA/LOU EDUCATION FACTOR

In November of 2017, a Letter of Understanding was signed by the parties and a sub-committee was formed and a subsequent Memorandum of Agreement was signed in January 2019. It was agreed that a change in education hours would not automatically affect the Provincial Job Description pay band going up or down unless one of the other nine factors changed as well.


PHARMACY TECHNICIAN ARBITRATION MEMORANDUM OF SETTLEMENT

In 2015 a settlement was reached in the Pharmacy Technician arbitration.

The history of this arbitration dates back to 2006, when a number of employee maintenance requests had been submitted to the Joint Job Evaluation Maintenance Committee (JJEMC). It was decided at that time that the classification as a whole would be reviewed. In 2007, the JJEMC completed their review which resulted in an increase to the existing pay band. The increase was implemented the first Sunday after the decision, as per the language governing annual/provincial reviews.

Grievances were filed shortly afterward on the basis that the effective date should be the date that individual requests had been submitted rather than the date relevant to the annual/provincial review. This dispute moved forward to arbitration and mediation, which then considered not only this classification, but others that posed a similar potential conflict. In addition, a review of the existing language was also undertaken. An agreement was reached on December 16, 2015, in which the parties agreed to operational language that will avoid this type of dispute in the future, with an effective date of February 1, 2016 for the language revisions. Revised timelines were the only changes to current processes that impacted employers, employees or unions.


MAINTENANCE LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING

In 2010, a Letter of Understanding was signed between the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Service Employees International Union-West (SEIU-West) and the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ union (SGEU). This letter speaks to the commitment from all parties to maintain a join Union/Management maintenance committee.


JOB EVALUATION PLAN

The Joint Job Evaluation Manual is the working guide that explains in greater detail the factors that are evaluated in the maintenance review process.