Another recent agreement was reached involving our ETSS classification. The sum and substance of the changes are that ETSS’s will once again be allowed to perform certain scope covered work. The work they will be allowed to perform is narrow and clearly defined in the amended agreement. In conjunction with this amendment, a system-wide no furlough provision will be in effect so long as the ETSSs are being used for the described work. Additionally, the ETSS classification will now be compensated at an hourly rate instead of a monthly rate. Conversion to hourly rates is a priority for this committee and, while this agreement affects only a small group, it is another step in that direction. The converted hourly rate for the ETSS classification is $55.17 and is subject to all future GWIs.