SEIU Summer Transfer Program
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Summer Transfer Program began more than 25 years ago to offer annual developmental opportunities for eligible SEIU employees. It also serves as a summer employment option for those with a less than 12-month work schedule (i.e. term employees, and academic year employees). We are seeking participants who are eager to learn new skills and build new networks to increase their potential for career development at the University.
How the Program Works
Eligible employees apply for the program and attend the Job Fair. At the Job Fair participating departments, offices, and trade shops offer a variety of jobs throughout the University and interview the interested applicants.
Eligibility & Qualifications
Applicants are required to participate in the Job Fair to be considered for the program.
SEIU employees who work in a regular position, term position, or AYE position are eligible and encouraged to apply. However, casual employees are not eligible for the Summer Transfer program at this time. Supervisors are encouraged to approve employee applications where participation does not hinder summer business operations.
To qualify for a Summer Transfer Program position, employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position for which they apply. Employees must also be selected by the participating department, office, or trade shop to which they apply. Prior experience is not required.
Disciplinary records of those selected to participate will be considered. The Office of Human Resources will contact current supervisors to verify availability of employees selected to participate in the Summer Transfer Program.
Opportunity for Development
Employees in the program can increase their knowledge, skills, and opportunities for advancement. Participation can offer opportunities for personal development and networking. HR’s Learning and Development team are available (by appointment) to provide learning and developmental options for University employees, and advice on how to enhance behaviors needed to accomplish meaningful goals.
Employees are expected to meet performance standards set by the host department, including time and attendance. The host department supervisor can issue one oral warning should performance issues occur. Behavior that does not improve may result in the participant being removed from the program. At the end of each summer, the host department will provide Human Resources with feedback on each participant. This feedback may have an impact on future participation in the Summer Transfer Program.
Vacation and Attendance
Employees should not take an extended summer vacation during the program. Participants in the Summer Transfer Program should discuss the use of personal and vacation days with the hiring managers at the Job Fair during the interview. The host department monitors employee attendance. For 12-month employees, time off will be charged to their regular attendance record. For employees with less than 12-month work schedules (i.e. Academic Year employees, AYE), time off will be charged to “leave without pay.”