CF HEALTH SERVICES UMCC
MEETING OF JUNE 25, 2014
UNDE EVP/OPI CFHS REPORT
|Mary Chamberlain, UNDE EVP, and Col Richard Pucci, COS, called the meeting to order; Capt(N) Young, Director of Health Services Delivery (D HS Del) and Col Kevin Goheen, 1 Dental Unit (1 DU); Brother Rick Smith, PIPSC, and HR Director Danielle Villemaire, were in attendance.
Adoption of the March 26, 2014 minutes of meeting were previously agreed to secretarially.
The agenda was amended to add 4d.
|Professional Development. HR, Ms Villemaire, provided the draft policy to the unions secretarially for consultation. The unions expressed concerns that, while a good start, the orginal intent of a policy that provides a standard criteria and selection process has not been met. Ms Villemaire requested that the unions provide additional feedback on the draft.||Open|
|Professional Dues Reimbursement. HR, Ms Villemaire, advised that direction to pay the reimbursements was sent out last week. It was agreed that unless new concerns are raised, the matter is considered closed.||Closed|
|Staffing Issues. UNDE expressed frustration with CFHS’ professed support for public service staffing when the reality faced in the clinics is the opposite. The COS advised that public service staffing is supported as first choice, however, the imposed FTE count limits their ability to staff all the currenly vacant positions, thus the use of contractor employed persons. Also, some positions are being held for people currently on mat/pat leave or DI. In order to staff a position, there must be an off-set of lesser priority. The COS added the hiring of 54 public service employees in the mental health field speaks to the employer’s commitment.
The COS suggested that “staffing” be moved to the standing items. Agreed.
|Moved to Standing Items|
|Redress of Grievance Policy (CFHS 3100-34). The policy was shared and UNDE feedback has been incorporated into the final version of the policy.||Closed|
|Immunization. UNDE stated that although this item was considered closed following the March 2014 meeting, the National Health and Safety Policy Committee (NHSPC) meeting was held on June 24; the subject of immunizations was not discussed. UNDE requested that the COS follow up as it had been agreed that the issue would be referred back to the NHSPC..||Open|
|Type of Leave – Inclement Weather. It was agreed that individual circumstances should be addressed on a case by case basis; but common sense should prevail.||Closed|
|New CPRR/Performance Apparaisal Process. PIPSC advised that a policy grievance has been filed alleging disguised discipline.|
|Contractors in Health Services Positions. D HS Del representative provided a written update advising that there has been an increase of 75 contract employees in the clinics. It is anticipated that the surge is because of posting season, contract workers are being used to fill the gaps. (attached)||Standing Item|
|Grievance Report. Attached.||Standing Item|
|Employment Equity Statistics. The expected March 31, 2014 have yet to be provided. HR will share electronically once received.||Standing Item|
Next Meeting. September 2014 (to be confirmed)
UNDE Executive Vice President