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Members sought for Career Development and Advancement Committee

Career Development and Advancement Labor-Management Committee

As part of the negotiations around our 2017-19 contract, state management and MAPE agreed to form a committee to look at the issue of career advancement and professional development.

State management agrees, in principle, that it is under-investing in the development of its current workforce. The official charge of the Joint Labor-Management Committee on Career Advancement is:

  • Identify barriers, best practices, career path options and educational/training opportunities that could be offered to enhance career development and advancement opportunities for professional employees, which includes examining:
    • Use of the classification system within and across agencies;
    • Methods of advancing employees who have grown their skills and knowledge;
    • Qualification requirements for MAPE positions; and
    • Other strategies the committee believes would aid employees in their career development and advancement.

It is a wide-ranging charge and a big responsibility. We need people who are committed to putting in the time and energy necessary to get the most out of this.

MAPE can have as many as seven people on this committee. It will involve multiple meetings over a 12-month period. Committee members will be expected to devote considerable time to engaging other members to learn about the issues and discuss potential outcomes.

If you are interested, please fill out the application below. Return by May 30 to action@mape.org. The application is here: