| Whereas, NYC Transit has
entered into agreements with the unions representing the hourly workforce
concerning productivity/work quality standards in the maintenance, repair
and inspection of buses.
Whereas, NYC Transit and the
Subway Surface Supervisors Association agree that Maintenance Supervisors
have an important role in overseeing and implementing these
productivity/quality standards; and
The parties agree to the
Maintenance Supervisor shall assign each maintainer under their
supervision to primary maintenance functions for 95% of the
productive work time on each shift. Productive work-time includes
all work hours absent contractual breaks and the scheduled lunch
period. Primary maintenance functions includes duties such as:
removing, disassembling, cleaning, inspecting, machining, installing
and adjusting vehicle parts, components or systems, fabrication,
painting and structural work. |
2. Such assignments will be
based upon the quality/productivity standards agreed upon by the
unions representing the hourly workforce, i.e. the flat rate manual
times or the times established by the Work Procedure Review Teams
for certain core jobs.
3. Time lost due to the lack of
parts, unavailable tools or equipment or the unavailability of buses
shall not exceed 5% of productive time on any shift.
Maintenance Supervisors shall help to monitor the work performance
of the hourly workforce and will be responsible for helping to
identify, counsel and help train maintainers who fail to meet normal
productivity/quality standards as agreed upon by the hourly unions
with NYC Transit.
5. Daily work assignments will be made to
reflect the following principle:
achieve maximum productivity with a quality work product
recognizing that some employees have different skill levels
and fairly distributing work assignments taking into
consideration those skill levels and performance.
Maintenance Supervisors who meet the standards outlined in the above
provisions at least 90% of the time in each quarter shall receive a
$600 bonus to be paid within 20 work days from the end of the
quarter. After the first two (2) full quarters, a supervisor must
achieve 95% compliance to receive the bonus. Commencing in the
second quarter of the year 2002, the bonus will be increased to
7. In order to receive the bonus, the supervisor must
actually work forty (40) days in the quarter in which the bonus is
to be paid. Paid vacation shall count as time actually worked.
8. Management and the Union will monitor the program on a
daily basis. Compliance will be measured and monitored utilizing NYC
Transit's work order system.
9. The intent of this program
is to reward superior performance, however, no punitive or
disciplinary action resulting from individual non-achievement of
this incentive will be taken based upon this agreement.
The agreement shall be reviewed every six (6) months by management
and the Union to address problems. Any changes, amendments, or
modifications to this agreement, must be agreed to by both parties.
11. Within 60 days after full ratification of the contract,
all Maintenance Supervisors will receive a $300 bonus payment.