Union membership

      • How do I join the Federation?
        Simply fill out the membership form on the website.
      • How do I know if I am a member of the Federation?
        If your pay stub has an employee deduction called “AFT,” you are a member.
      • How do I know if I am a member of the 1388 COPE?
        If your pay stub has an employee deduction called “AFT COPE,” you are a member.

Rehire Preference List (AKA, the “RPL“)

      • How do I get on the part time Rehire Preference List (also called the RPL)?
        To get on the RPL, you must teach at least one course (or the equivalent for non-teaching faculty) for at least 7 semesters during the previous 7 years and receive at least two (2) overall satisfactory evaluations during that time period. Here is the RPL language.
      • What does it mean to be on the RPL?
         Adjuncts on the RPL must be offered a minimum of two classes before any adjuncts not on the RPL are offered classes (as long as it does not exceed 67% of a full-time load). To put it another way, your dean/supervisor must offer at least two classes to all RPL instructors before offering classes to non-RPL instructors. Once an assignment (s) are offered, you have up to 10 days to notify your dean/supervisor about whether you accept or reject the class(es).
      • Great, I am on the part time Rehire Preference List. Does the RPL apply to winter and summer term appointments?
        No, the dean/supervisor makes the appointments for winter and summer.

Employment

      • How do I get in the part time hiring pool?
        Contact the specific division or program you want to teach in and see when they are accepting applications next.
      • How often am I evaluated?
        You will be evaluated twice in your first two years of employment as a part time faculty member.
      • Do I have a choice in the courses I teach?
        Those decisions are made by the dean of the division.
      • As an adjunct, how does paid flex time work?
        You fill out a form and will be paid shortly after you have filled out the form. Importantly, keep a record of the dates and hours and tasks completed.
      • As an adjunct, how do I get paid for the 2 paid office hours every semester?
        You fill out a form that will be available about week 8 and week 16 and will be paid shortly after you have filled out the form.  Importantly, keep a record of the date/times you provided office hours (video, email, in person) to students outside of your regularly scheduled class times. We recommend completing your two hours in the first half of the semester. NOTE: For Fall 2020 paid hours, the El Camino College payroll department is still working on the data entry. Payment will be soon.

Benefits

      • Do I have health insurance?
        The District does not offer part time faculty access to health insurance. The Federation in 2020 negotiated a $75 “health care” stipend per semester to offset medical expenses. The District reluctantly agreed to this after 9 months at the table. You must turn in your teaching paperwork (book orders, grades, etc.) on time to be eligible.
      • Is there a way for me to get dental and vision?
        Not yet. The District has opposed expanding coverage to part time faculty.
      • How does the semester health care stipend work?
        You must turn in your teaching paperwork (book orders, grades, etc.) on time. You are paid the stipend at the end of the semester.
      • Other questions?
        Drop us a note at eccfederation@gmail.com