Extra Shift Incentive-Shifts in TARGET CLINICS for SCPMG LVN and MA Classifications February 16, 2023 (7am) to March 31, 2022 (7am)

The Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region is experiencing a high increase in patient census resulting in an increased demand for staffing as a result of COVID-19 impacts. Faced with this challenge, Southern California Permanente Medical Group ("SCPMG") leadership and USW 7600 agreed to temporarily offer an "Extra Shift Incentive" to induce Employees in the following Licensed Vocational Nurse ("LVN") and Medial Assistant ("MA") classifications to work extra shifts in the Target Clinic sites under SCPMG as specifically listed below: 

UnionJob TitleJob Code
USWLVN Inpatient30134
USWLVN Newborn Hearing Coord30136
USWLVN Outpatient 30135
USWLVN Retail30862
USWLVN HH/Hospice/Palliative Care30797
USWMedical Assistant I30134
USWMedical Assistant II36320

The specifics of the Extra Shift Incentive" are as set forth below:

An additional shift is defined as hours worked in the care of patients that is in excess of 36 hours in one work week for Variable On-Call staff and in excess of 40 hours in one work week for 1.0 FTE staff. If the staff member is routinely scheduled for four 12-hour shifts in one week (1.05 FTE), the additional shift definition for that week would be hours worked in the care of patients that is in excess of 48 hours. In addition, for part-time staff, a minimum of 24 hours must first be worked in the work week before being eligible for the incentive. Nonproductive hours do not count toward eligibility. All scheduled shifts in place at the time of the agreement's effective date may be eligible if all other criteria of the agreement are met.

Employees in the identified aforementioned classifications who sign up for and are needed to work additional shifts, for which they are not regularly scheduled, will be eligible to receive an incentive payment for each additional shift worked as follows:

$100.00 for each additional 4-hour shift
$200.00 for each additional 8-hour shift
$250.00 for each additional 10-hour shift
$300.00 for each additional 12-hour shift

The Extra Shift Incentive is in addition to applicable overtime and differential provisions as may be required by law and/or as set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The "Extra Shift Incentive" will be in effect from 7:00 a.m. on February 16, 2023, to 7:00 a.m., on March 31, 2023. Any extension of the "Extra Shift Incentive" beyond the aforementioned time period must be made by mutual agreement between the parties.

Once an employee's extra shift has been confirmed on the work schedule, the employee cannot be cancelled.

If the employee calls in sick or takes an educational day for one of their regularly scheduled shifts in a week where they are also scheduled for an "Extra Shift Incentive" shift, they will no longer be eligible for the incentive. Staff are free to seek approval from their manager to cancel education time so that they may work their regular shift(s) if available or make themselves available for extra shifts.

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