Suggestions for improvement
- Advance to 2017 in terms of overall operation (in my particular office . . . the most important--or productive--offices are technologically advanced: ITD, HR, Payroll) Recognize employees for quality of work, teamwork, work habits and social skills, not politically (my office in particular has inner cliques, though they're not unfriendly or abusive to others in the office.) My office needs a program specifically designed to increase productivity and communication in terms of the work (socially we're fairly okay.) Give employees work at their skill and experience level, and don't leave those as non-functioning employees who are outside the inner circle.
What I like about the company
Unionized, one of the most nationally secure positions, especially for employees with seniority. Excellent benefits including pension with early retirement option. Public sector job, so employees are well protected by California law from all types of abuse. Very lenient easygoing position. I can get up and walk around outside for an hour with no repercussions, and take lunch whenever I choose. Tardiness and long lunch hours are routinely overlooked. Permanent employees who don't produce can only be transferred between departments, not terminated or disciplined. The school district requires supervisors to initiate all work output by giving directives to the subordinate; staff are not required to take initiative. Clerical staff dress however they choose. Staff can walk into administrators' including executive director's office and talk to them even during informal meetings. Staff can socialize and talk on our phones. Administrators often bring lunch or breakfast for everyone, and we celebrate holidays and decorate. I have practically the longest seniority for my position in the district; the only way a clerical employee with my seniority can be fired is if they literally commit a felony. We're generally a very polite department and never yell or use abusive language.