10-1. Youth Intervention Specialists (“YIS”) Classification

A. Job Duties/Responsibilities.

Youth Intervention Specialists shall only perform work in conformity with applicable statutes, established guidelines and their job description.

B. Exempt Status.

YISs are non-exempt employees.

C. Status Quo after Recognition.

No YIS shall suffer a loss in salary or benefits due to the agreement to bring YISs into the bargaining unit.

D. Applicability of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

All provisions of the CBA applicable to PSRPs also apply to YISs unless they specifically conflict with the provisions of this Article.

E. Regular Work Day.

YISs shall work an 8-hour workday, inclusive of a forty-five minute duty free lunch period. All travel time is part of an 8-hour workday, except travel to and from the school each day. The practice of two attendance swipes per day shall be maintained. The work day shall normally begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.; however, the start and end times may vary according to the school start and end times as well as any meetings prior to or after the regular work day (e.g., if a YIS is assigned to a school that starts at 8:30 a.m. and has mandatory administrative meetings at 7:30 a.m., the YISs day would start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.). It is understood that YISs may be required to work outside their regular workday or workweek schedule.

F. Work Year.

YISs are employed on a 208-day basis.

G. Salary.

1. Grade.

YIS employees shall be placed on Grade GA10.

2. New hire step placement.

New hires will be placed on Step 1 or any appropriate advanced step in accordance with CPS policies.

3. Incumbent Employee Step Placement.

Effective July 1, 2016, the Board will place employees on payroll as of October 31, 2019 (“incumbent YIS employees”) on a step in accordance with the following principles:
a) All YIS incumbents except those identified in subparagraph (b) will be placed on the step closest to their salary as of July 1, 2016 or their respective date of entry into their position without going under.

b) Those identified in the attached chart will be placed on the appropriate step commensurate with their years of service as follows: one year of service credit for every two years of service in a CTU position from the initial hire date to their entry date in the YIS position provided that the step has a salary equal to or greater than their current salary.

4. Retroactive Step.

As soon as practicable after placing them on the appropriate step under paragraph three above, the Board will pay incumbent YIS employees any retroactive step pay due to them between July 1, 2016 and the date of actual step placement within six pay periods after the execution of this agreement.


Effective immediately, incumbent YIS employees step anniversary date will be July1st.