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
I don’t have any details so I can’t say. RF
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
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
On behalf of the entire M&O family our thoughts and prayers go out to the Families and Students involved in the Northern CA bus crash.
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
The exam is still being reviewed and candidates will a receive a notice in the next few weeks. RF
Not sure I understand the problem. RF
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
The response from HR Dept. is that provisional employees do not qualify for benefits. RF
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.
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.
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
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
Anonymous PostRF Comment: FYI - I have no idea who “Hawk” is. The intent of this blog is to allow a forum for various points of view from all M&O staff, anonymously, not just my own. I try to post the comments I receive as long as they don’t cross lines of appropriateness. As far as opportunity goes, we each are responsible for making our own. RF