10-4. College and Career Specialist (“CCS”) Classification

A. Job Duties/Responsibilities.

College and Career Specialists shall not perform any work not in conformity with applicable statutes, established guidelines and their job description.

B. Exempt Status.

CCSs are exempt professional employees.

C. Status Quo after Recognition.

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

D. Applicability of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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

E. Regular Work Day.

CCS 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 their first and last work location each day. The practice of one attendance swipes per day shall be maintained. The work day shall normally begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.; however, the start and end times may vary per the manager or according to the school start and end times as well as any meetings prior to or after the regular work day . It is understood that CCS may be required to work outside their regular workday or workweek schedule.

F. Work Year.

CCS are continuously employed on a 12 month, 52-week basis.

G. Salary.

1. Grade.

CCS employees shall be placed on Grade T13.

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 February 1, 2018, the Board will place employees on payroll as of October 31, 2019 (“incumbent CCS employees”) on the step in accordance with the following principles:
a) A CCS who has not been employed for 12 months or more as of October 31, 2019, will be placed on the step closest to their current salary without going under.

b) All other CCS incumbents 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 CCS 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 CCS employees any retroactive step pay due to them between February 1, 2018 and the date of actual step placement within six pay periods after the execution of this agreement.


Effective immediately, incumbent CCS employees step anniversary date will be February 1st.

H. Saturday/Sunday Work.

CCSs who are required to work on Saturday or Sunday will be paid a non-pensionable stipend of $100 per day for work performed on those days.

I. Annual Budget Money.

By September 1st, OSCPA will notify CCSs of its annual post-secondary investment budget. CCSs will submit funding requests for post-secondary activities including but not limited to college tours, college fairs and citywide LEARN PLAN SUCCEED events. Approval of funding requests will be done equitably and not solely on a first come first serve basis. All such requests are subject to approval by OSCPA at its discretion.

J. Reimbursement.

CCSs will be reimbursed for work related expenses in accordance with the Board’s Employee Travel and Work Related Expense Reimbursement Policy.

K. Vacation Accrual and Scheduling.

1. Vacation Accrual.

CCSs will accrue vacation in accordance with the Board’s Paid Time Off Policy.

2. Vacation Scheduling.

The Board may create vacation black-out periods during which CCSs will not be permitted to schedule vacations except as stated herein. Annual black-out periods shall include May 1-31st, June 15-30th, July 15-31st and October 15-31st. The Board will provide at least 45 days’ notice in the event any additional black-out periods are created. The Board will strive to accommodate vacation requests that fall within all black-out periods provided that the Board’s work is not disrupted. In other periods, vacation requests of one week or less shall not be denied by the Board absent reasonable justification. Vacation requests of two or more consecutive weeks shall be discussed with the manager or designee and accommodated to the extent possible, provided that the Board’s work is not disrupted.

L. Layoff and Recall.

1. Notice of Position Closing.

When a determination is made that a CCS’s services are no longer required, the CCS will be so notified (hereinafter “notice of layoff”) at least 21 days in advance of the effective date of layoff.


All other provisions of Appendix I shall apply.

M. Committee.

CCSs shall bring any issues of mutual concern, including recommendations from CCSs on how to improve the work of the CCSs and development of a policy for selection of individuals to attend professional development activities and conferences to the Ad Hoc committee established for the College and Career Coaches.