MSOP Meet and Confer 09.08.22



St. Peter – HR Conference Room – Microsoft Teams

September 8, 2022

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Ryan Cates, Steaed Doehring, Erin Wiederich, Matt Stenger, Eric Hesse, Tim Lokensgard, Bonnie Wold, Paul Rodriguez, Michelle Breamer, Nicole Broder, Karen Holicky, Chris Hagen, Troy Sherwood (not present), Michelle Sexe (not present), Jonelle Gressman, Scott Halvorson, Annie Jakacki, Scott Halvorson, and Kim Franek



  1. Inverse Numbers – Operations 714.05 hours

1st Watch            41 staff inversed for 178.38 hours

2nd Watch          55 staff inversed for 238.75 hours

3rd Watch            50 staff inversed for 296.5 hours


  1. OT Numbers – Operations 3825.37 hours

Labor brought up there seems to be roughly 400 more hours of overtime and inverse and asked if there were any ideas what could be contributing.  Management said there has been more hospital coverages and continue to have staff shortages.  Labor asked if they have talked about reduction in the client outings?  Management replied that they plan to continue to look at them and evaluate as the overtime rates go.    

  1. Vacancy Rates – St Peter overall (18%) , AFSCME only (21.1%), & SCs only (11.4 SC Leads-20.47%) added a few leads so that can account for that
  2. Local Hospital Coverage-Management is working with MNIT for a viable option, MNIT doesn’t have a good answer. MNIT said that token for each person on the laptop isn’t a good option, MNIT is going to continue to look for options, management is going leave it for now, if new technology comes available then look at it again, labor is asking about going back to paper copies



  1. Staff Schedule Option-Looking at creating options—1 fulltime vacancy split it into 2 halftime spots…some of the recruiting events are saying they would prefer halftime.  It will be offered internally first then go to the outside.  Management is trying to see if there’s any interest out there for the halftime spots. 
  2. Timebook training- HR has given the job coaches the most used timebook codes and put in the job coach folder.  Job coaches are covering it and then employees are given the sheet of codes.  New staff are told to ask coworkers.  There were two instances where timebooks were talked about during investigations but not disciplines.  There have been more instances as a reminder note; staff can ask to get it removed after a year.  If it continues to be a problem, we could look at adding a CBT to training.  Management will talk to supervisors regarding that they should not be putting notes about timebook changes in employee’s files.



  1. Masks-Labor asked about when can we go without masks?  DOC has optional use of the masks. Management said, for clients no masks are needed on the units but have clients off the unit need to wear masks.  Staff positives continue to happen.  Management said masks will be part of the uniform for quite some time and it’s about the healthcare setting.  Labor said it’s hard to see the people making the decisions not having to wear the masks. Management agreed that it must be difficult.
  2. Shantz 2 East- re-open?  Management said once they say it’s an endemic then we may look at using it as a unit again. No other updates currently.
  3. Clorox 360 Machine- NOC staff feel like they shouldn’t have to shoulder a lot of the responsibility.  Management said, best case is getting more staff voluntarily N95 trained.  Management will talk to first watch ODs to see if we can get it more evenly spread out. 


STEP 3 GRIEVANCES – There is 1 Step 3 Grievance.


Adjourned at 1223