Library Unit

  1. Work Location – When a worker is temporarily assigned to work at a location different from the regularly assigned work location, and when said assignment results in work at more than one location in a given day, the worker shall be reimbursed for the use of the worker’s own vehicle in accordance with the County regulations.
  2. Working Conditions – If the department head, or the Safety Officer after conferring with the department head, determines that the physical conditions in any of the Library buildings have become a safety or health hazard, workers shall not be required to work at such facility while such condition exists. If the department head or their representative or the County Safety Officer is not available the person in charge of the branch library shall make any necessary decision in accordance with established guidelines.
  3. Probationary Period: Workers in the Librarian I, Library Assistant I, and Library Technician I classifications who are promoted to the Librarian II, Library Assistant II, and Library Technician II classifications and who fail the probationary period at the II level shall have the right to return to the I level. It is understood that this language applies only to the Library Unit, is not precedent setting in any way and shall not apply to any other flexibly staffed positions in the County.
  4. Additional Hours – Permanent part-time workers who desire to work hours outside their current schedule, either at their home branch/department or at other branches/departments that they are trained to work in, are responsible for recording their availability to work in the online scheduling system, and communicating desired locations to their supervisor, who will enter the information into the online scheduling system. The Branch Manager / Circulation Supervisor, or designee, will offer and notify permanent part-time workers of open shifts. Permanent part-time staff will be given forty-eight (48) hours to accept the shift in the online scheduling system. If the shift remains vacant after the forty-eight (48) hours has elapsed, extra-help will then be offered the shift.

Once an offer has been made and not accepted, permanent part-time workers cannot “bump” extra-help from those hours and days. If the shift needed to be filled is within one week, this process will be bypassed and the shift will be offered to all available staff.