Frequently Asked Questions, and their Answers, by topic.

 

New Hires Q&A: Questions frequently asked by new hires, and their answers.

 

How do I know if I received my raise?

Check your pay check to see that your pay increase is there. If you do not see a pay raise, email your Manager and keep a copy of your email for your own records. If your pay raise is not resolved call the CRONA office or email “crona at crona.org”.

 

I was hired as Clinical Nurse II Step 2. When am I eligible for a pay raise?

Six months from your hire date you will progress to Clinical II Step 3. Subsequent step increases up to Step 7 will occur each year on the pay period in which your annual review date falls. In addition to your yearly Step increase, you also receive across-the-board salary increase based on the amount negotiated in our contract. Check your pay check to see that your pay increase is there. If you do not see a pay raise, email your Manager and keep a copy of your email for your own records. If your pay raise is not resolved call the CRONA office or email “crona at crona.org”.

 

Should I track my timecard or pay stub for accuracy?

It is a good idea to keep an image of your schedule and timecard, so you can tell if it has been altered or if there is a dispute.

When can I start using my educational benefits?

After completion of your trial period.

How many education hours am I eligible for every year?
How much in educational monies am I eligible for every year?

It is prorated according to your commitment.

Can I roll-over any unused educational monies and/or hours to the following year?

You cannot roll-over unused educational monies to the following year.
You can roll-over unused educational hours as follows: SHC – all denied hours; LPCH – maximum of 16 denied hours

How do I roll-over unused educational hours?

You must first request education time on your preplanning schedule sheets. If your request is denied, write/email your Manager indicating that you are rolling-over your denied education hours. Personally keep track of these additional hours the following year.

What time of the year can I start using my educational benefits?

You can use your educational benefits from September 1 to August 31 every year. We encourage you to use your benefits early in the year. Your chances of taking education days from June – August are very slim due to summer vacations.