Research and Development All product research and development activities, including quality assurance, quality control, testing, and research and analysis activities, conducted by the Corporation and the Subsidiaries in connection with their business is being conducted in compliance, in all material respects, with all industry, laboratory safety, management and training standards applicable to the Business and all such processes, procedures and practices required in connection with such activities are in place as necessary and are being complied with in all material respects.
Technology Research Analyst Job# 1810 General Characteristics Maintains a strong understanding of the enterprise’s IT systems and architectures. Assists in the analysis of the requirements for the enterprise and applying emerging technologies to support long-term business objectives. Responsible for researching, collecting, and disseminating information on emerging technologies and key learnings throughout the enterprise. Researches and recommends changes to foundation architecture. Supports research projects to identify and evaluate emerging technologies. Interfaces with users and staff to evaluate possible implementation of the new technology in the enterprise, consistent with the goal of improving existing systems and technologies and in meeting the needs of the business. Analyzes and researches process of deployment and assists in this process.
Professional Development Plan Professional Development Plan (PDP) refers to plans developed by faculty members addressing the criteria contained in Article 22 and Appendix G.
Professional Development Fund A budgetary item equal to one and one-half percent (1-1/2%) of Employees' salaries shall be set aside annually to be used to:
Training and Development 3.1 Authorities will develop local 'Workforce Development Plans (see Part 4.8),' closely linked to their service delivery plans, which will provide the focus for the establishment of training and development priorities. Training and development should be designed to meet the corporate and service needs of authorities both current and in the future, taking into account the individual needs of employees. Local schemes on training and development should enable authorities to attain their strategic objectives through development of their employees. Training and development provisions should be shaped to local requirements and take account of the full range of learning methods. Such an approach should enable access to learning for all employees. The needs of part time employees and shift workers need particular consideration.
Staff Development A regular and ongoing staff development program shall be maintained and made available to all shifts and to all personnel with programs posted in advance. The posting will indicate if attendance is mandatory. Every effort will be made by the Employer to provide reasonable advanced notice of mandatory education. To ensure employees have the ability to complete mandatory education, when possible, a minimum of two (2) months advance notice will be given of the education requirements. Topics to be offered will be determined by discussions between nurses, management and the Clinical and Education Practice Subject to patient care needs and with appropriate advance notice, the Employer will make a good faith effort to release nurses to attend mandatory education and continuing education programs within employees FTE unless scheduled on time off by mutual agreement. Mandatory education programs will be scheduled in an effort to accommodate varying work schedules. Nurses required by the Employer to attend mandatory staff development programs will be compensated at the applicable rate of pay for hours spent in the program. The employer will make their best effort to make employees whole for their entire shift if a mandatory education is scheduled on a day in which an employee was regularly scheduled to work and was released from work by offering productive and nonproductive opportunities within the pay period for all hours missed. The Employer will provide contact hours for continuing education programs. It shall be the responsibility of the presenter to complete and submit the application process on a timely basis. The ABC Committee will have a quarterly agenda item to discuss: new and upcoming educational opportunities, additional educational interests from employees, access to computers and/or other tools necessary to facilitate training and professional development, and review the offerings for mandatory education classes to evaluate if enough classes are being offered at appropriate times to accommodate variable shifts.