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CUB employees working with HRS to find new jobs
January 18, 2006

As Compton Union Building renewal plans near finalization, some concerns have circulated about elimination of CUB classified positions and where employees would go. “It is premature to say anyone is losing their job at this point,” said Steve DeSoer, director of Human Resource Services. “The only thing certain we know at this point is that the CUB will close on May 15. Other than that, everything else is just conjecture.”DeSoer said his department has been working with CUB employees since early December to outline people’s qualifications and experience and to look for employment options. Jerry Marczynski, associate vice president of Student Affairs, said the positions … » More …

Popular leadership training sequel planned for Nov. 2
September 30, 2005

Some of the world’s foremost leaders, thinkers and innovators are featured in a simulcast, “Leading to Greatness,” that will be shown 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in FSHN T-101. The event follows last year’s popular simulcast, also sponsored by WSU Human Resource Services (HRS), of “Living Leadership.”Seating is limited to 100, and the registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 12. The nonrefundable $179 registration fee ($109 for students) includes the simulcast, a custom workbook, a one-year subscription to Fortune magazine and an onsite brunch. Register at www.hrs.wsu.edu by clicking on Leading to Greatness. For more information, call HRS at 335-4521.“This program brings some of … » More …

Union ‘disclaims’ bargaining units after Legislature adjourns
April 28, 2005

It has been a rollercoaster week for about 795 classified staff from Washington State University, with it all ending on a happy note. First the Washington Federation of State Employees “disclaimed interest” in three bargaining units, leaving them without representation and under the state’s Civil Service jurisdiction. The following day, WSU President V. Lane Rawlins said the university would fund pay raises for those who were newly nonrepresented Civil Service employees.The Washington Federation of State Employees surprised university administrators and employees on April 27, when it announced during the course of a conference call with the state Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) that WFSE was “disclaiming interest” in three of the WSU … » More …

Union contract rejected second time; What’s next?
October 29, 2004

Classified staff in bargaining units represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees voted 502-342 to reject the proposed contract between WFSE and Washington State University a second time. The tally also included 54 contested ballots. The revote was held on Oct. 20 or 21, depending upon locations.The contract was originally rejected 426-401 by classified staff in a vote held on Sept. 29. The union rejected the validity of the vote and filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the WSU, alleging that the university interfered in the voting process. The university strongly disagrees.The contract calls for a wage increase in base pay of 3.2 … » More …