June 25, 2022

Information on Shift-Bid from Human Resources

The following information is from an email sent from Human Resources Department at the Museum on June 15, 2021. Any questions or clarifications please contact Human Resources directly(e-mail below):

Dear Colleague,

As you know, The Museum is preparing to expand its operation to six days and extended hours on Friday and Saturday effective in September. In order to staff the Museum accordingly, we are conducting a Shift Bid beginning on June 15th.

Shift Bid FAQ

What?  You will have an opportunity to sign up for shifts based on your seniority. Seniority is now defined by years of service in your current title.

Who?  All Special Officers, Supervising Security Officers, and Security Officers.

When? 

Special Officers 

    • Round 1: 2:00 p.m. on June 15th through June 17th at 5:00 p.m.

Supervising Security Officers

    • Round 1:  2:00 p.m. on June 15ththrough June 17th at 5:00 p.m.
    • Round 2:  12:00 p.m. on June 20ththrough June 22nd at 5:00 p.m.

Security Officers

    • Round 1: 12:00 a.m. on June 25th through June 27that 5:00 p.m.
    • Round 2: 12:00 a.m. on June 29ththrough July 1st at 5:00 p.m.
    • Round 3: 12:00 a.m. on July 6ththrough July 8th at 5:00 p.m.
    • Round 4: 12:00 a.m. on July 10ththrough July 12th at 5:00 p.m.

Why? Due to the Museum’s upcoming change in operating hours, including 6 days per week and extended hours on Friday and Saturday, effective the first week in September.

How? You will be given a window in which to submit your preferences. You will be asked to rank your preferred shifts using an electronic form.You do not need to log-on to the Met network to access the form. You can access the link on any computer or smartphone. The HR team will assign each officer their highest ranked available shift by order of seniority in title.

Shortly following the close of your round, HR will contact you with your new shift. All new shifts will be posted outside of the Manpower office. We expect the new start date of these shifts to be on or about August 29th.

What if I am away/ will not be at work during my round?

If you are not onsite, please ensure you check your email at the start of your designated round for the link to participate. You can access the link on any computer or smartphone.

What if I need help filling out the form?

We will be holding Office Hours in the HR conference room for each round.  No appointment is necessary. You will be provided with the date(s) and time(s) of Office Hours at the onset of your round.

If you are having issues accessing the form/link, please email HumanResources@metmuseum.org before the close of your round.

What happens if I miss my round?

If you do not provide your selections by the close of your assigned round, you will be required to participate in the next open round.  If you miss all rounds, you will be automatically assigned to a shift.

Human Resources
212 650 2285
HumanResources@metmuseum.org

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