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All Part-time faculty should remember that they are eligible for unemployment compensation benefits between semesters and over the summer break. You are eligible unless you are working another job between semesters or over the summer and you are earning more than your unemployment grant would be.
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As a part-time faculty member, you earn seniority and rehire rights. Eligible Temporary (Credit and Noncredit) Unit Members (ETUMs) are defined in Section 126.96.36.199. of the CBA.
Part-time faculty with more seniority (as defined in the collective bargaining agreement) will be assigned to classes before part-time faculty with less seniority in cases where there is more part-time faculty than classes to fill.
Ranking of ETUMs for purposes of unit assignments is determined by seniority based on the first date of hire as an ETUM within that discipline.
Each semester, the District shall provide the ETUM with written notice of the assignments being offered to the unit member for the upcoming semester, as well as the deadline by which the ETUM must indicate whether the ETUM is accepting the assignments being offered.
For the purposes of allocating units to temporary unit members and in compliance with California Education Code 87482.3, the ETUM category is divided into two (2) subcategories,
Any temporary unit member who meets the criteria specified in 6.8.2 of the CBA.
Any temporary unit member who meets all of the following criteria shall be considered a Senior ETUM upon verification by HR of the information submitted:
- Completion of twelve (12) semester assignments as a Junior ETUM (which, if applicable, shall include semesters assigned but not yet completed)
- Receipt of two (2) consecutive satisfactory evaluations as a Junior ETUM.
For more information see Article 6 of the current CBA.
Most frequent questions and answers
ETUM denotes any qualified temporary hiring pool unit member who has attained eligibility pursuant to Section 188.8.131.52. of the CBA including providing service for three (3) complete semesters within a five (5) semester period.
Ranking of ETUMs for purposes of unit assignments is determined by seniority based on first date of hire as an ETUM within that discipline. If there is a tie, rank shall be determined by a one-time lottery. Members included in a lottery shall be provided with notice at the time of the lottery of their right to request the reorder of the ranking by one placement every three years, with the last placement within the lottery rankings becoming the first.
There is no obligation on the part of the District to implement a re-ranking of positions determined by lottery unless/until a member makes a written request as provided for in this section 6.8.3 of the CBA.
- Complete twelve (12) semester assignments as a Junior ETUM.
- Receive two (2) consecutive satisfactory evaluations as a Junior ETUM.
Submit a completed Notice of Senior ETUM Eligibility Form to Human Resources.
Minimum Unit Allocation.
a) Junior ETUM.
Each semester, in any discipline where there are available temporary credit units, Junior ETUMs shall be offered, in ranked order (as defined in 6.8.3), the available temporary credit units in a discipline until that Junior ETUM has reached a minimum load of 40%.
So long as the member is offered a minimum load of 40%, the District is not required to offer additional units.
b) Senior ETUM.
Each semester, in any discipline where there are available temporary credit units, Senior ETUMs shall be offered, in ranked order (as defined in 6.8.3), the available temporary credit units in discipline until that Senior ETUM has reached a minimum load of 60%. So long as the member is offered a minimum load of 60%, the District is not required to offer additional units.
No Junior ETUM or Senior ETUM shall be assigned more than a total of 67% of the hours per week considered a full-time equivalent workload for the semester.
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