USW / and Queen’s HR Joint Communications
January 31, 2017 – Queen’s/USW JE Project Milestone achieved
The Working Group on Job Evaluation (WGJE) recommended in June 2016 new job evaluation tools. In December 2016, Queen’s University and USW Local 2010 approved the recommended tools, which will form the main components for building a new job evaluation system. The WGJE continued to meet in October, November, and December to review the timetable as set out in the collective agreement and to prepare for upcoming project activities. The WGJE met again in January 2017 and will continue to update the community as the project progresses.
June 27, 2016
The Working Group on Job Evaluation (WGJE) has continued to hold monthly meetings in 2016 to meet timelines established during collective bargaining last year.
As a result of this collaborative process, the WGJE will be recommending key components of the job evaluation system, including a questionnaire to collect information about job requirements. The components were pilot tested on a cross-section of jobs to ensure they capture the full range of work in the bargaining unit.
The Working Group will resume meeting in the fall and will provide an update to the university community regarding next steps of the project.
Members of the Working Group left to right: Front row: Cathy Clare, Daina Green, Carol Kavanaugh, Karen Topping, Katherine Rudder, Diane Pointer, Sue McLeish. Back row: Ken Pearce, Bonni Titgemeyer, A.J. Gould, Kelly Orser, Ann MacDonald, John Goldthorp.
December 7, 2015
The Working Group on Job Evaluation (WGJE) has begun pilot testing draft job evaluation tools and processes. This is a common and preliminary step in the design phase of new job evaluation tools and processes.
This step involves gathering information from employees on their positions. A representative sample of jobs were identified from across the USW bargaining unit to gather job content information. Orientation sessions were held by the WGJE in November for the participants.
The WGJE will be reassembling to review the input from the pilot sample in the New Year.
October 16, 2015
In January 2015, Queen’s and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2010 began a collaboration to modernize the university’s job evaluation process to better reflect a changing work environment.
Based on the Letter of Understanding in the newly ratified USW Local 2010 Collective Agreement, the members of the Joint Working Group on Job Evaluation (WGJE) along with their consultants, Bonni Titgemeyer and Daina Green, are proceeding to design and develop new job evaluation tools for USW bargaining unit positions.
The Working Group met in February, April, May, June and September to design a plan of activities and develop new tools. The Working Group will be providing regular updates to the Queen’s community as work progresses, including pilot testing the new tools.
Queen’s HR/USW Joint
Working Group on Job Evaluation (WGJE)
Members of the Working Group left to right.
Front row: Sue McLeish, Carol Kavanaugh, Ann MacDonald. Middle row: Cathy Clare, Daina Green, Katherine Rudder, Karen Topping. Back row: Bonni Titgemeyer, A.J. Gould, Kelly Orser, Ken Pearce, Diane Pointer.
USW Job Evaluation Committee Members
Front L-R: Daina Green (USW Consultant), Carol Kavanaugh, Karen Topping, Kelly Orser (President); Back: Briana Broderick (notes), Ken Pearce.
Absent: Katherine Rudder
- Carol Kavanaugh, Faculty of Arts & Science (Chair)
- Andrew MacIsaac, USW National Office, Legal Department
- Peggy McComb, USW 2010 Staff Representative
- Kelly Orser, USW 2010 President
- Ken Pearce, Library
- Katherine Rudder, Life Sciences
- Karen Topping, Environmental Studies
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- Job Evaluation from 2015 Collective Agreement – Renewal of 2012 LOU, new LOU, Schedules A-D (9p pdf)
- Queen’s HR website on Joint Job Evaluation Project – Queen’s & USW New JE System Project
- Job Evaluation Letter of Understanding – page 79 of our 2012 collective agreement.
- EdCom and member meeting presentations on our Education Comm
- JobEvalittee (EDCom) presentations page.