K-12 provincial job evaluation program takes next step

The Provincial Joint Job Evaluation Committee has signed off on job evaluation terms of reference, taking the next step towards implementing the job evaluation program negotiated under the Provincial Framework Agreement.

One goal of the provincial committee is to streamline the job evaluation process and make it more consistent across the board. With about 50 per cent of school districts reporting, there are already 2,000 different job descriptions, which reflect the diversity of services provided by K-12 support staff (and highlight the need for job evaluation).

With the new system, the Committee and Job Evaluation Representative Peter Coombes hope to have only a few hundred provincial job descriptions.

The Provincial Joint Job Evaluation Committee plans to roll out a pilot job evaluation in each of B.C.’s seven K-12 regions by 2019.