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* 1. Please rank the following in priority order with 1 being the most important:

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Adjust wages in high cost areas
Increase amount of longevity awards
Expand compensation for working in hazardous conditions
Increase state contributions to DCAA
Increase tuition reimbursement
Improve health insurance
Improve dental insurance
Provide compensation for additional hours worked by employees ineligible for OT
Prohibit standby assignments without compensation
Vacation buyback
Provide full pay for workers' comp absences
Improved travel reimbursement
Paid family leave

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* 2. How important is your guaranteed right to use your vacation?

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* 3. How important is strengthening protection against contracting out?

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* 4. How important is expanding promotional opportunities?

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* 5. How important is faster grievance processing?

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* 6. How important is the greater availability of alternate work schedules?

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* 7. How important is making health and safety grievances arbitrable?

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* 8. How important is limiting involuntary reassignments?

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* 9. How important is eliminating suspension without pay in pending disciplinary actions?

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* 10. How important is expanding light duty program for all injuries (not just workers' compensation injuries)?

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* 11. Please rank the following in priority order with 1 being the most important:

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
VRWS (Voluntary Work Reduction Schedule)/temporary reduction in work schedule
Compressed workweek
Telecommuting
Alternate work schedule
Flexible start/end times
Permanent part-time schedule
Over 40 Comp Time Program

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* 12. Please rank your top priorities for improving the Empire Plan with 1 being the most important:

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Maintain co-pays at current levels
Offer additional disease management services to patients with chronic medical conditions
Use leave credits to offset cost of plan for all salary grades
Offer discounts for participating in wellness programs
Increase the number of par providers
Create appeal process to reduce co-pay when doctor indicates a Tier 3 drug is necessary

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* 13. How can the Empire Plan be improved?

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* 14. For HMO enrollees, what is the primary reason you choose to enroll in an HMO?  Please rank in order with 1 being the most important?

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Premium cost
Choice of MDs
Level of medical benefits
Office visit co-pay
Prescription benefits
Wellness benefits
Ease of use/minimal "hassle" factor

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* 15. Please rank your top priorities for improving your Dental and Vision coverage with 1 being the most important.

  1 2 3 4 5
Increase number of participating dentists
Annual vision benefit for all enrollees
Increase reimbursement for services provided by non-participating dentists
Enhance coverage for Laser Vision Correction surgery
Enhance dental insurance to include dental implants and orthodontia

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* 16. How difficult was it to get your vacation approved for the time off you requested?

Not difficult at all Very difficult
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* 17. Have you forfeited vacation accruals?

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* 18. Would you like to receive a 60 advance notification of leave accruals that will be expiring?  (Vacation days, sick days, personal days, professional days)

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* 19. Please rank  with 1 being the most important.

  1 2 3 4 5
Swap leave credits to reduce health insurance premium payment (PEP)
Flexible start/end times
Leave donation
Compressed work week
Paid family leave

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* 20. Please rank your priorities with 1 being the most important.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Prohibit mandatory overtime for all employees
Prohibit schedule adjustments for overtime eligible employees that avoid payment of OT
Increase staffing so OT is unnecessary
Provide monetary compensation to OT INELIGIBLE employees
Provide additional compensation for unscheduled overtime
Create an annual limit to the amount of overtime worked
Provide comp time for overtime ineligible employees

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* 21. Please add any contract article specific item that you may have that was not included in the previous questions.

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