Post and Bid FAQ
What is the process for me to go through Post and Bid?
- That depends on your employment status. Please see the chart below.
I’m in Excess but Not Laid Off
I’m Laid Off but Not in Excess
I Was Declared in Excess AND I’m Laid Off
I’m Not in Excess and I’m Not Laid Off
What is the timeline?
- The Post will open for bids at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, and will remain open for ten calendar days.
- Names will be forwarded shortly after the Post closes. Principals will be able to interview candidates until July 10. There will then be a “freeze” on the process until August 14, at which point principals will again be able to interview and select candidates.
- Principals must notify Human Resources of their selections by August 24.
What if I can’t access Post and Bid?
- If you are having technical difficulties or for some reason cannot access Post and Bid, contact the SDUSD Human Resources Department.
What if I believe my contractual rights have been violated during the Post and Bid process?
- If you believe your rights have been violated, go to the SDEA website, and download and complete the June 2012 Post and Bid Grievance Intake Form. Return the form to Maureen Purvis at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 619-727-5522. SDEA staff will review and analyze all grievance intake forms and determine if your rights have indeed been violated. We will then work with you to file an individual or class action grievance as appropriate. Grievance timelines are on hold when school is not in session. June 2012 Post and Bid related grievances will be filed in the fall when school starts, so you will likely be contacted in mid to late summer. In order to protect the grievance timeline, please return forms no later than August 31, 2012. Common violations include:
- You are excessed and did not receive an interview (bearing exceptions to priority consideration in mind — see Know Your Rights! Flyer).
- You are not allowed to bid on a position for which you are qualified and credentialed.
- There is a position on the Post that should not be.
- There is a position that should be on the Post that is missing.
- There is a problem with the way a position is posted.
Multiple Assignment Prep Time Position Postings
SDUSD surprised SDEA members and staff by posting multiple assignment (a position located at more than one site and funded from more than one cost center) prep time positions on the July post. In recent years SDUSD had not been posting vacant or consolidated multiple assignment prep time positions as required by the union contract. Teachers on the SDEA-SDUSD Preparation Time Committee raised this contractual violation in the spring, but reached no resolution with SDUSD, so the members of the Prep Time Committee, too, were surprised by the inclusion of these multiple assignment positions on the post. It’s unclear at this point to what SDUSD is following, or will follow, the contract provisions related to the posting and awarding of multiple assignment positions. Bidders and Prep Time Teachers should be aware of the following basic information from Section 12.15 of the union contract:
Multiple assignment prep time positions must be posted if the parts of the position are consolidated, or if the position is left vacant (such as through a retirement). Multiple assignment prep time positions should not be posted if the components of the position didn’t change. Let’s take the following position as an example:
Music Prep Time Teacher
.4 FTE at X School
.4 FTE at Y School
.2 FTE at Z School
Music Prep Time Teacher
.2 FTE at Y School
.2 FTE at Z School
.6 FTE at A School
Given the changes and consolidation and changes in the components of the multiple assignment position from 2010-11 to 2011-12, for the sake of transparency and fairness, the union contract requires that the example multiple assignment position be posted. If there had been NO CHANGE (in other words, if the position remained .4 FTE at X School, .4 FTE at Y School, .2 FTE Z School for 2011-12), and if the position did not become vacant (such as through a retirement or long-term leave of absence), the example position should NOT be posted.
When multiple assignment positions are posted, unit members who previously occupied part of the position have priority for the newly arranged multiple assignment position over all other bidders. When two unit members bid on a multiple assignment position, part of which each occupied in the preceding year, the unit member with the greater district seniority must be awarded the position. If no bidder had previously occupied part of the position, then ANY bidder who is part of the prep time program (Prep Time Teacher) must be awarded the position. If no bidder is part of the prep time program (Prep Time Teacher), then SDUSD may award the position to a unit member outside of the prep time program.
What should you do if part of the multiple assignment prep time position you occupied last year is posted? If you are interested in continuing to work in the newly arranged position, you MUST bid on the position! You will not be automatically awarded the position.
For more detailed information, visit www.sdea.net and view Sections 12.15 and 12.1.7 of the SDEA contract.