recently I was sent on a call at 3 minutes before quitting time on a friday, from one school to another. Does this fall under regular overtime or the 4 hr min call out OT. At the Time i was sent i was calling out for the day to the desk. Can you clarify for me/
RF Response: If you were assigned during working hours the 4 hr. minimum doesn’t apply.
Anonymous asked:Well, overtime to cover an emergency is one thing but to require it to perform a task on a daily schedule is another. am I wrong?
I don’t have any details so I can’t say. RF
Anonymous asked:I always thought that overtime was voluntary, I just been "directed" by one of my supervisors to perform a task on overtime. is this possible?
Although overtime is usually voluntary it’s not always. If there’s an emergency health, safety or security matter any of us can be directed to work OT. RF
Anonymous asked:Hi RF. What's the policy regarding shorts in the work place. I'm a PM and in the summer I just wish we could wear something a little cooler. Im sure theres more m&o personnel that feel the same way. Thanks
Sorry but no shorts for M&O. As much as I would like to wear them myself, along with my flip flops, it’s not appropriate attire for the work we do. RF
Anonymous asked:What are the Guidelines when it comes to an Earthquake? As a B&G I have quite a few questions about what we can and cannot due, I heard we can get dismissed if we left our job site without permision, and to having to report right away to work after a big earthquake?? I been with the district over 10 years these guidelines really have never been brought up
As a California city, county, or state agency or public district employee, you may be called upon as a disaster service worker in the event of an emergency. Public employees can be assigned disaster service duties by their supervisors, or by law in the event of a disaster. The link below describes the laws supporting use of public employees as disaster service workers: http://www.clpccd.org/emerinfo/documents/dsw_brochure.pdf
All LAUSD employees are considered public employees under the law. In the event of a large earthquake or other natural disaster occurs during working hours, Maintenance and Operations workers would report to the site administrator. If the event occurs during non-working hours we are to report to the nearest M&O area. RF
Anonymous asked:Good morning mr R F I did the written test for window washer on March 17 and I have not received anything yet about it do you how much longer is the time to find out if I passed or the position is been canceeled
The exam is still being reviewed and candidates will a receive a notice in the next few weeks. RF
Anonymous asked:Mr. RF I am a Gardner I would like to know how much longer does this AOS has to supervisor us. Doesn't he anything better to do.. Ever time I look he is there. Me and the rest of my coworkers feel the same way. But he can be checking school, PM and BGW
Not sure I understand the problem. RF
Anonymous asked:RF I have a vacant BGW position at my school. Can I have my cousin transfer to my school site. If not can he work overtime at me school.
Not a good idea. The perception by others would be that you are favoring your cousin. And conversely, if there’s family issues that arise, it could affect the work environment. It’s better to keep family members in different work locations. RF
Anonymous asked:Im a Building And Grounds Provisional worker with 1 year and 1 month what benefits do I qualify for if any you and when Thanks
The response from HR Dept. is that provisional employees do not qualify for benefits. RF
Anonymous asked:Hi Mr R F do you know how much time a pool custodian have to do as bgw and how much as a pool custodian is there any rule Because I am cleaning the half of the school and no time for cleaning the pool thanks
Typical is 2-4 hours per day for pool care, and can depend on the season and use of the pool. During hotter weather, increased usage of the pool will increase time required to maintain the pool. Also, on days when the pool is in use, LAUSD Policy requires monitoring of the pool chemical levels every 2 hours. Good communication between the pool custodian and the plant manager is essential in managing the time, assignments, and responsibilities for both the pool assignment, and the cleaning assignments for the pool custodian. Since every pool is different in size and use, questions regarding the proper care of the pool may be directed to the Swimming Pool Technical Supervisor, Jim K at (213) 241-6435.
Anonymous asked:I have been told that kin-care, personal necessity, and sick days reset in July. But I also heard that it resets at the beginning of the year. Could you please let me know which one is correct. Thank you. 4/10/14 9:56am
Here’s the answer from our HR department:
In a school year, a regular classified employee may be permitted to use not more than seven days of paid illness leave for personal necessity leave, except that six additional days (Kin Care) may be taken solely to attend to the illness of a child, parent, or spouse of an employee, provided that adequate notice is given to his or her immediate supervisor and the reason for the absence is stated on the prescribed form. Personal Necessity Leave is limited to a maximum of seven (7) days per year from July 1 through June 30, as such resets on July 1 every year. Kin Care is an additional six (6) days of Personal Necessity Leave that may be used between January 1 and December 31, thereby resetting on January 1 every year.
Illness benefits are adjusted each July 1.
Anonymous asked:Hey RF, Plumbing has been getting tons of calls to have the gym showers working in the MS & HS in case of an emergency. As you know, kids haven't been required to shower seens the '70. And most are in great disrepair. Would there be any way to get money from FEMA or someone like that to do the work in the projects units. The cost to rehab the average gym showers $20k, those logan stems are high dollar. Just wondering. Thanks
Thanks for the heads up. I’ll check into these requests because I haven’t heard about this. FEMA provides grants for hazard mitigation so I don’t think we can get money there. But if we need to do this we will have to find the funding somewhere. RF
Last Friday the Superintendent released a draft budget for the next 3 years. His budget takes into account the increased funding under the governor’s new funding allocation model called “Local Control Funding Formula” or LCFF. To implement the budget a “Local Control Accountability Plan” or LCAP must be adopted.
There’s increases to Maintenance AND Operations in the draft budget. Its important to note this is a draft and there’s likely going to be changes made. There’s intense lobbying from all interested groups going on. Both the Building Trades Council and SEIU have been very active on behalf of M&O. The draft budget was also discussed at today’s Board meeting.
You can view the Superintendent’s proposed budget increases by clicking here.
Note the dollar amounts shown are in $millions
You can view the discussion on the LCAP at the Board meeting by clicking here
And you can find additional information on the District’s LCAP by clicking here
Anonymous asked:Is it true, that if a B & G worker or plant manager is out due to illness, that worker is no longer eligible to work overtime during that same payroll month regardless of funding source. i.e. site based funds. Also what is the district bulletin number or M and O procedure number that explains district policy regarding this procedure. Thank you.
There’s no strict prohibition from using someone who was out ill for overtime work. It’s just not good management practice to do so. RF