Classified Unions

Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE)

Bargaining Unit A (BUA)

This bargaining unit represents a unit of non-supervisory classified employees in office-clerical positions.

Bargaining Unit B (BUB)

This bargaining unit represents a unit of non-supervisory classified employees in custodial, maintenance, operations, grounds, campus police, parking, steam plant, mail services, and warehouse positions.

Bargaining Unit E (BUE)

This bargaining unit represents a unit of supervisory classified employees in custodial, maintenance, operations, grounds, campus police, parking, steam plant, mail services, and warehouse positions.

Temporary Employees

Temporary employees who work in a classification represented by one of the units described above and who work more than 350 hours in any 12 month consecutive period are represented.

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Public School Employees (PSE)

Professional and Technical Employees (PTE)

This bargaining unit represents a unit of non-supervisory professional and technical classified employees.

Bargaining Unit D (BUD)

This bargaining unit is comprised of two separate units: supervisors and non-supervisors. The non-supervisory unit represents classified employees who oversee student workers performing office-clerical and administrative support functions. The supervisory unit represents classified employees who supervise classified employees performing office-clerical and administrative support functions.

Temporary Employees

Temporary employees who work in a classification represented by one of the units described above and who work more than 350 hours in any 12 month consecutive period are represented.

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Classified Employee Probationary Periods:

Following his or her initial appointment into a permanent position, a classified employee will serve a probationary period of *six (6) months. This period is to allow the Employer the opportunity to observe and assess the employee’s work and to train and aid the employee in adjusting to the position in order to determine if the employee will be granted permanent status in the position.

  • It is recommended that the employee complete an employee evaluation and discuss it with the employee about three (3) months into his/her employment.
  • An employee’s probationary period may be extended by up to six (6) months.
  • The Employer may terminate the employment of a probationary employee at any time during the probationary period, and such action is not subject to the grievance procedure.

* Exception – Every permanent Campus Police Officer, following his or her initial appointment to a permanent appointment, will serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months following the successful completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission’s basic law enforcement academy, or twelve (12) months if academy training is not required. 

Classification and Compensation

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