10.0 CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
10.1 Training Provisions
Clerical and in-service training shall be conducted both during and after working hours and shall not be limited to job-related workshops offered by the District.
10.1.1 All in-service workshops shall be publicized at all sites employing classified staff.
10.1.2 The District will equitably compensate unit members who act as instructors consistent with pay for members of other bargaining units, including possible payment or time off for preparation, if necessary.
10.1.3 Upon satisfactory completion of the in-service, employees shall be issued a Certificate of Completion.
10.1.4 Priority consideration will be given to training in the District computer program.
10.2 Training for Library Technical Assistants
The District and appropriate instructional and Library staff shall meet, design and implement a series of in-service courses in skills appropriate to the Library Technical Assistant classification, and leading to a Certificate of Completion.
10.3 Career Development Committee
The District and the Union shall form a joint committee of equal representation to meet periodically to investigate the establishment of a possible career development program for employees who wish to become credentialed teachers in the District. Employees who have rendered satisfactory service to the District and who acquire a valid California teaching credential authorizing service to the District shall be given priority consideration for filling vacancies in said service areas.
10.4 Job-Related Workshops
Upon prior written approval of the Division or Department head, an employee may participate in job-related workshops offered by the District or outside agencies. An employee will receive release time for workshop attendance during regularly assigned hours. Unless compensatory time is granted by the employee’s Department head, employees shall attend in-service programs offered at times other than their regularly scheduled work hours without receiving compensation from the District. Compensatory time shall be taken in compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act provisions and the Salary Standardization Ordinance in effect on June 30, 1993.
10.5 Professional Development
The District shall mandate a total of eight (8) paid hours of professional development for each bargaining unit member over the course of each school year, which shall include both in-person and on-line professional development, on a unit basis. The scheduling of the hours in each unit will occur in consultation with the unit Supervisor in order to avoid disruption of District operations. Attendance at scheduled sessions shall be mandatory for all bargaining unit members. Chapter Officers, as identified by the Union, shall have the right to attend and address unit members during all in-person sessions.
The content of these sessions for full year employees shall be developed in consultation with the Union. These sessions may include but not be limited to the following:
- Civil Service Rules
- Understanding your Employee Benefits (e.g., Life Insurance)
- Team Building
- How do I get Information from Human Resources (SFUSD)?
- Employee Assistance Program
- Health Service System
- Career Development (Promotions)
- Emergency Preparedness training
- Sexual Harassment Training
10.6 Emergency Preparedness Training
All bargaining unit members shall undergo training in emergency preparedness (including the District’s Disaster Policy and Procedures – i.e., earthquakes, fires, blackouts, etc.) – in order that they will be able to respond as Emergency Disaster Workers when the need arises.
10.7 Professional Growth/Tuition Reimbursement Plan
The District shall establish a pool of $20,000/year for the purpose of reimbursing tuition cost to bargaining unit members. Classes to be reimbursed will be approved in advance by the District’s Department of Human Resources. Each member shall be eligible for no more than $1,000 per year of reimbursement as described herein upon verification of completion of classes (e.g. transcripts or sufficient written/electronic proof).
10.8 Certification Renewal
Employees shall be granted time off, without loss of pay, to complete mandatory requirements for certification renewal that are necessary for continued District employment in their classification. At this time, the following bargaining classifications are impacted by this provision: 7218, 1930, 2615, 2616, 2630, 2634, 2656, 2672, 2674, and 3616. When additional classifications are added to the bargaining unit, they will be included in this list if applicable.
10.9 City University
The District will participate in the City University program and work with the Union to identify courses that will provide additional opportunities for career development and service improvement within the District.