For this installment of APA Questions From the Trenches, we asked APA President Maury Koffman to answer a potpourri of questions that members have brought to attention recently.
How is overtime and compensatory time handled for AP grade level 12 and above?
Per Article 18 of the APA contract, Employees at grade level AP 12 and above are not eligible for overtime pay. However, where unusual staffing and work requirements exist, the unit administrator may approve compensatory time off equal to the number of overtime hours worked.
What can an APA member do if s/he disagrees with the results of their Performance Excellence annual evaluation?
Per Article 12 of the APA contract, a member has a right to place written comments regarding the performance evaluation in the Official Personnel File. However, each case is fact specific so members are encouraged to contact the APA office to further discuss their individual questions and concerns.
What can an APA member do when fulfilling work responsibilities outside his/her current job classification?
First, a member should always verify their current job classification and description. That information can be found through EBS and utilizing the job classification search on the MSU HR website. Of course, a member can also contact the APA office for assistance in identifying and reviewing this information.
Additionally, a member can request a reclassification to their immediate supervisor and/or a desk audit conducted by HR. The APA can also initiate the process. Prior to submitting any such request, APA members are encouraged to contact the APA office to discuss their specific concerns.
How long do I have to maintain one APA position before applying for others on campus?
Per the APA contract, individuals can apply for other APA and campus positions at any time. There is no period of time a bargaining unit member must wait before seeking alternative positions.
I have been offered another job on campus. How much notice must I give before resigning my current position?
There is no length of notice requirement to resign from your current position. MSU requests APs provide one month notice when possible before transition to another APA bargaining unit position elsewhere on campus. The APA encourages providing as much notice as possible with a minimum two weeks notice if your calendar for transition allows.