MEMO - Announcements
Below is a recap from the LTE staff meeting on Nov 18, following is a summary and list of recurring issues that need to be addressed.
DRESS CODE: Passing by a manager or someone who might not put the pieces together that you’re working and out of uniform, does not deem or signify an approval. As an adult and an employee, you are expected to adhere to clearly work rules and dress code policy. Just because you didn’t get caught does not make it right or acceptable. Willful violators will see their actions resulted in future schedules and as always may be sent home if not in uniform. The most common violations to be noted are:
1) Pants: Sweatpants or non-form fitting i.e., saggy-droopy pants are not allowed. I don’t care what you are or aren’t wearing underneath your uniform pants, it should not be seen. When we say a belt may be required, it is to be there for function to actually hold the pants to your body at the hips/waist and not as a token fashion statement.
2) Covering STAFF logo by wearing hoodies, coats or sweatshirts over the t-shirt . There is a reason we went with BOLD lettering on the shirts, so Staff is recognized at a distance as here to work and assist. I am working on a vest for over your coats in the winter time but until then, the shirt must remain the outermost layer of clothing.
3) Hats: Winter knit/stocking caps can be purchased anywhere for literally a few dollars. They must be solid black or blue in color or be an AEC or New Holland issued hat.
PAYROLL: Pay periods and the corresponding pay can be confusing at times. If you have questions on your pay stub, ask. Do not however be disrespectful to or take your frustrations out on payroll/admin staff who are trying to answer your questions; this is unacceptable. As an adult and an employee, it is your responsibility to properly file your hours of availability, check the schedule when it’s posted (every Friday by 1pm), show up to work your scheduled shift and recognize your paycheck only reflects the hours you showed up for and worked.
No one was hired into this position with any guarantee of hours other than there is a limit of 1,040 per calendar year. Yes I know it can be feast or famine; that is the nature of our business. To be blunt, if you need more money, show up when you’re scheduled, be a good employee and or secure additional
TIME CLOCK: Step by step instructions to clock & code are posted right at the time clock. SLOW DOWN, TAKE 30 SECONDS TO ENSURE YOUR TIME IS ACCOUNTED FOR SO YOU ARE PAID IN FULL.
1) Clock in and scan the appropriate distribution code at the start of your shift and any time your Center/Lead Worker tells you to code to a different event.
2) Employees are expected to clock out and IN for lunch. If you do not clock back in, or fail to clock out at all, a minimum of one hour will be deducted.
3) Employees are required to clock out when leaving, regardless if it’s the end of your scheduled shift or you’re leaving early with a slip.
Moving forward we will not track people down to verify what time you left and you will only be paid for actual complete in and out punches on the clock. We do not have the time or resources to follow behind employees ensuring you get paid. Lesson: this is your paycheck on the line and you need to take it seriously. Pay close attention to all punches particularly lunch punches as missing a punch in there could easily negate the last half of your shift.
OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT NEWS
It has been brought to my attention that some Limited Term Employees have expressed they do not have to or will not listen to the instruction, work assignments or notification of dress code violation from Center Workers or other Full Time Employees. As stated in the meeting, in this position we serve many forms of customers and as such we have many bosses, from Center Worker to Crew Leader to Event Coordinators and EOS. Center Workers often serve as the primary or sole Worker on Duty for events and in the absence of others, as a Lead Worker. Yes there is a chain of command, but instruction and directives from them carry the same weight and should be followed. Previous restrictions on the actions that various Full Time Employees can or cannot make within the Union or position classification does not by any means negate their role, value or again, instructions. They have been charged by me and Dane County to perform their job, and ensure follow through on frequently changing job assignments to ensure our success and client satisfaction. I have repeatedly stated that we can not do this job without LTEs; we can and will however do it without LTEs who are not interested in carrying their own weight and abiding by the rules.
If you are unable to work your shift or will be late call
608-267-3950 and PRESS #2 to "leave a message for your supervisor" to ensure your call in is recorded.