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TSIP Update (August 15, 2022)

As of August 13, TSIP has ended.

OSUNO has continually advocated to extend TSIP, through negotiations and even reaching out over the weekend with your concerns, anger, and frustrations. Staffing is a disaster, a disaster of OSU's making, and not an excuse to violate the contract. Sr. Administrators are making decisions that continually make our jobs less and less sustainable. We have made multiple proposals to extend TSIP and all have been REJECTED.

We have a grievance hearing Wednesday 8/17 to address OSU's lack of prompt and diligent efforts to maintain adequate staffing as required by the contract. We'll update everyone after the hearing. In the meantime, push back and escalate through your chain of command and reach out to your OSUNO Board members for support!

REMINDER! Now that OSU has let TSIP prematurely end standard contractual floating procedures apply:

Article 14, Section 9: Nurses who have voluntarily signed up for extra hours on a unit WILL NOT be floated to another unit unless they have agreed in advance. If the nurse does not agree to float, their extra hours for that day will be cancelled. Nurses on regularly scheduled hours SHALL NOT be involuntarily displaced from their home unit by nurses in extra hours.

Finally, we want to remind everyone that whether a nurse chooses to sign up for extra hours or not is that nurse’s choice.  Nurses are not required to work over their FTE.

Below are answers to frequently asked questions related to extra hours:

Q: Do nurses have to pick up voluntary extra hours?

A: No, under our CBA individual nurses do not have to volunteer for extra hours. (As opposed to being mandated).

Q. Does expiration of TSIP or the lack of a new incentive program affect nurses’ right to volunteer for extra hours?

A. No, nurses may continue to volunteer for extra hours in accordance with CBA.

Q: Can I make the individual choice not to pick up voluntary extra hours?

A: Yes, while nurses should not do this in coordinated or “concerted” manner to interrupt operations, you can make the individual choice to stop picking up voluntary extra hours in accordance with the CBA.

Q: What should I do if I make the individual choice to stop working voluntary extra hours?

A: Follow the procedures in the CBA.

Q. What should I do if I make the individual choice to continue working voluntary extra hours if TSIP expires and there is no new incentive program?

A. Follow the procedures in the CBA.