ERIC Number: ED239361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Confidential Employee as a Member of the Management Team. ACSA Operations Notebook 28.
McDermott, Betty; And Others
Compiled in response to California legislation excluding confidential employees (staff whose jobs involve access to information regarding employer-employee relations) from collective bargaining units and authorizing districts to expand their management teams to include confidential employees, this handbook defines the role of the confidential employee and prescribes attitudes and training necessary to fulfill it. Collected here are (1) a reprint of an essay by a confidential employee emphasizing the common interests of confidential, classified, and certificated employees in management teams and (2) narratives by two confidential employees who faced teachers' strikes. In other articles, the central role of the superintendent in effectively integrating confidential employees into the management team is underscored, and confidential employees are advised of methods of enhancing their superintendent's image in the community and steps to bridge the gap between classified staff and management. Ways to help administrators and classified staff break down their stereotypes of each other and methods of dealing with potential tensions between confidential and other classified staff are suggested. The rights of confidential employees are summarized and techniques for successfully asking for a raise outlined. Also included are sample personnel policies for confidential employees and the results of a comparative survey of district personnel policies. (MJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Management Teams, Participative Decision Making, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Salaries, School Districts, School Personnel, School Secretaries, Staff Development, Strikes, Superintendents
ACSA/Foundation Publications Department, 1575 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ($4.75 plus $1.00 postage and handling, prepaid or purchase order; California residents add applicable tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Educational Administration, Burlingame, CA.
Identifiers: California; Classified Staff; Confidential Employees; Rodda Act (California)
Note: The Foundation for Educational Administration is affiliated with the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). This publication is a project of the Classified Manager/Confidential Employee Committee of ACSA.