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THE RISE AND FALL OF SANTA MONICA COLLEGE: PART IV : Santa Monica Dispatch
It didn't help that Robert Sammis, the Vice President of Human Resources, was loath to grant classified employees release time to participate in the program.
Sammis, a former labor representative for CSEA, had become an employment attorney representing management, prior to coming to SMC.
He was an avowed enemy of CSEA and knew the union's weaknesses from inside.
followed suit and so SMC
had two lawyers at the helm with the "doctor" appellation, an affectation that would have made Donner laugh at an earlier phase of his
was faced with a deadline to get the College's finances straightened out, develop an enrollment recovery plan, and hammer out a shared governance structure acceptable to the perpetually yammering constituencies at SMC
At least Donner held everyone in contempt.
never hired anyone smarter than he
was, so he
regarded managers as mindless drones.
had complete contempt for tenured faculty, whom he
felt could all be replaced with use-'em-as-you-need-'em adjuncts.
Santa_Monica_Lookout_News The Road in the Sea PART III -- Swept Away
The union -- which opposed the deal because it would allow the board to set employee schedules -- has until October 6 to accept the offer and can continue negotiations in collective bargaining, said Robert Sammis, SMC's vice president of human resources.
Santa Monica Mirror: SMC, Teachers Continue Salary Negotiation Talks
Dr. Robert Sammis, SMC vice president of human resources, represented the administration the hearings.He also commented on the number of issues."It's very difficult for a fact-finding.It makes it difficult for them to focus.""Our problem is that our new administration interprets our very thin contract differently than it was ever intended and differently than it has been interpreted in the past."She said that paid "re-assign time" for purposes of having [faculty] association leaders negotiate and handle grievances has been interpreted as only time spent at the negotiating table itself.In addition, she said the District has changed its definition of community service faculty excluded from the unit governed by the contract.,
When asked for his
said that he
makes it a practice not to negotiate in the press, but told the Mirror, "Ms.
Directory: Human Resources Commission - Chair Archives
Robert Sammis, Vice President Human ResourcesSanta Monica CCD1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 434-4206(310) 434-4256 (fax)
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Mr. Robert Sammis, J.D.VP of Planning & Development