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Engineers Society 2018-2021

Content

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLE 1. RECOGNITION 1
   • Section 1. Recognition 1
   • Section 2. Union Security (Dues Check–Off) 1
   • Section 3. Time Off for Representation 1
   • Section 4. Access to Work Locations 2
   • Section 5. Mail/Bulletin Boards 2
   • Section 6. District Facilities 3
   • Section 7. Access to Information 3
   • Section 8. Written Notice 3
   • Section 9. New Hire Information 3
   • Section 10. Orientation 3
ARTICLE 2. DISTRICT/EMPLOYEE RIGHTS 5
   • Section 1. Employee Rights 5
   • Section 2. District Rights 5
   • Section 3. Non–strike/Lockout Provision 6
ARTICLE 3. COMPENSATION 7
   • Section 1. Salaries 7
   • Section 2. Step Placement 7
   • Section 3. Step Placement Upon Promotion, Demotion, Lateral Transfer,Reassignment or Reclassification 8
   • Section 4. Salary Adjustment and Service Time 8
   • Section 5. Pay Differentials 9
   • Section 6. On Call Pay 9
   • Section 7. Call Back Pay 9
   • Section 8. Translation Services Pay 9
   • Section 9. Temporary Promotion Pay 10
   • Section 10. Out–of–Class Assignment 10
ARTICLE 4. WORKWEEK/OVERTIME/COMPENSATORY TIME 12
   • Section 1. Workweek and Lunch Break 12
   • Section 2. Compressed Workweek 12
   • Section 3. Overtime Meal Breaks 12
   • Section 4. Overtime Meal Allowances 12
   • Section 5. Rest Period 13
   • Section 6. Overtime/Compensatory Time 13
   • Section 7. Fatigue Time 14
   • Section 8. Flextime 15
ARTICLE 5. BENEFIT PROGRAMS 16
   • Section 1. Maintenance of Benefits 16
   • Section 2. Medical 16
   • Section 3. Vision Care 17
   • Section 4. Dental 17
   • Section 5. Life Insurance 17
   • Section 5. Life Insurance 17
   • Section 7. Personal Accidental Death and Dismemberment 18
   • Section 8. Part–Time Classified Employee Benefits 18
   • Section 9. Dependent Care Assistance Program 18
   • Section 10. Employee Assistance Program 18
ARTICLE 6. PENSION BENEFITS 19
   • Section 1. PERS Pension 19
   • Section 2. Retiree Health Benefits 20
   • Section 3. Medicare Enrollment 21
   • Section 4. Deferred Compensation 22
ARTICLE 7. PAID LEAVES 23
   • Section 1. Holidays 23
   • Section 2. Absence Notification 23
   • Section 3. Vacation 24
   • Section 4. Vacation Cash Out 25
   • Section 5. Personal Leave 25
   • Section 6. Sick Leave 25
   • Section 7. Sick Leave Conservation Program 27
   • Section 8. Sick Leave Donation Program 27
   • Section 9. Bereavement Leave 28
   • Section 10. Jury/Witness Leave 28
   • Section 11. Military Leave 28
   • Section 12. Industrial Injury Leave 28
   • Section 13. Part Time Classified Employee Paid Leaves 29
   • Section 14. Exempt Leave 30
ARTICLE 8. LEAVES OF ABSENCE 31
   • Section 1. General Provisions 31
   • Section 2. Medical Leave of Absence 31
   • Section 3. Family Care Leave of Absence 32
   • Section 4. Parental Leave 32
   • Section 5. Personal Leave of Absence 33
   • Section 6. Educational Leave of Absence 33
ARTICLE 9. REIMBURSEMENTS 34
   • Section 1. Tuition Reimbursement 34
   • Section 2. Certification and Professional Memberships and Materials and LicenseReimbursement 34
   • Section 3. Education Records 34
   • Section 4. Safety Shoes/Glasses 35
   • Section 5. Travel and Subsistence Policy 35
ARTICLE 10. HIRING/EMPLOYMENT 36
   • Section 1. Hiring Process Policy and Procedures 36
   • Section 2. Physical Examination 36
   • Section 3. Rotation 36
   • Section 4. Administrative Reassignment 36
ARTICLE 11. EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE/EVALUATION 38
   • Section 1. Personnel Records 38
   • Section 2. Employee Performance Evaluations 38
   • Section 3. Probation 39
ARTICLE 12. CLASSIFICATION 41
   • Section 1. Overview 41
   • Section 2. Maintenance of the Classification Process 41
ARTICLE 13. DISCIPLINE PROCESS 42
   • Section 1. Right to Representation 42
   • Section 2. Examples of Employee Misconduct 42
   • Section 3. Progressive Discipline 42
   • Section 4. Disciplinary Actions 42
   • Section 5. Pre–Disciplinary Procedure 42
   • Section 6. Counseling 44
   • Section 7. Oral Reprimand 44
   • Section 8. Written Reprimand 44
   • Section 9. Administrative Leave 45
   • Section 10. Compulsory Leave 45
   • Section 11. Arbitration 45
   • Section 12. Arbitration Procedure. 46
   • Section 13. Probationary Employees 46
ARTICLE 14. GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE 47
   • Section 1. Grievance Defined 47
   • Section 2. Informal Grievance Procedure 47
   • Section 3. Formal Grievance Procedure 47
   • Section 4. Arbitration 48
   • Section 5. Arbitration Procedure 49
   • Section 6. Duty of Arbitrator 49
TICLE 15. LAYOFF 50
   • Section 1. Reason for Layoff 50
   • Section 2. Definitions 50
   • Section 3. Order of Layoff 51
   • Section 4. Notice 51
   • Section 5. Displacement (Bumping) Rights 52
   • Section 6. Reinstatement 52
   • Section 7. Reassignment or Voluntary Demotion in Lieu of Layoff 53
   • Section 8. Severance Pay 53
   • Section 9. Appeal 53
ARTICLE 16. COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS 55
ARTICLE 17. PRACTICES, POLICIES, PROCEDURES 56
ARTICLE 18. NON–DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT (GENERAL) 57
ARTICLE 19. ACCOMMODATION OF DISABLED EMPLOYEES 58
ARTICLE 20. DRUG FREE WORKPLACE 59
ARTICLE 21. CONFLICT OF INTEREST 60
ARTICLE 22. POLITICAL RIGHTS 61
ARTICLE 23. CONTRACTING OUT 62
   • Section 1. Sectional Privatization 62
ARTICLE 24. MISCELLANEOUS 63
   • Section 1. Full Agreement 63
   • Section 2. Savings Clause 63
ARTICLE 25. TERM 64

 

APPENDIX A – SALARY SCHEDULES