Summary of Changes of Proposed 2009-2011 PSE of WWU Contract.

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Summary of Changes of Proposed 2009
-
2011 PSE of WWU Contract.

1

Largest contract change:


There is now o
ne contract covering both BUD and PTE. There are some portions of articles that apply only to one or the other unit. If the
re is no
mention

of separate applications,

then the contract applies to both units.

Article

#

Title

Contract change for initial 09
-
11 Contract (July
08 negotiation
s



previously ratified)

Additional changes from

contract reopener
(
May 09

negotiations)


Preamble

Current agreement is between the Board of
Trustees. The 2009
-
2011 contract reads agr
eement
between PSE and the “State of Washington, referred
to as the “State,” on behalf of Western Washington
University.” We were told the Board of Trustees
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Summary of Changes of Proposed 2009
-
2011 PSE of WWU Contract.

2

Article #

Title

Contract change for initia
l 09
-
11 Contract (July
08 negotiations



previously ratified)

Additional changes from contract reopener
(May 09 negotiations)

Article 8

Nondiscrimination
& Affirmative
Action

No change

Change in language regarding discrimination
issues. Eliminated duplica
te filings. Issues can
now be filed internally and grieved via the
contract but the grievance process is suspended
until the internal investigation is completed.
Discrimination issues can also be filed with Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission or the
Hu
man Rights Commission but grievance is
suspended while EEOC or HRC investigates.

Article 9

Committee
Membership

No changes

No changes

Article 10

Labor Management
Committee

Reworded to reflect monthly meetings and ability to
increase attendees

No further
changes

Article 11

Management
Rights

No change

No changes

Article 12

Hours of Work

PTE and BUD articles were combined. Allows
emergency situations as a time when schedules
could be changed without notice.

No further changes

Article 13

Telework

No cont
ract change, but University Telework policy
has been changed. See HR web site for policies
http://www.wwu.edu/policies/vp_bfa.shtml#5400

No further changes

Article 14

Breaks & Lunch

Contract a
dopted current BUD

language which may
allow
for
a small bit of
flexibility when scheduling
breaks and lunches.

No further changes

Article 15

Overtime &
Callback

Combined the BUD and PTE language. BUD has
overtime after a 40 hour work week; PTE earns
overt
ime after 8 hours. PTE may waive 8 hour
overtime day with mutual

written

agreement. This
allows PTE to flex a bit on a daily schedule with
employer approval. All employees will be required
in future to change to “positive time reporting.”

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Summary of Changes of Proposed 2009
-
2011 PSE of WWU Contract.

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Article #

Title

Contract change for initial 09
-
11 Contract (July
08 negotiations



previously ratified)

Additional changes from contract reopener
(May 09 negotiations)

Article 16

Suspended
Operations &
Inclement Weather

For inclement weather, a PSE e
mployee may use up
to three days sick leave a year.

No further changes

Article 17

Holidays

No change in this article, However, Letter of
Understanding Attachment C provides for one
Personal Leave Day each fiscal year. Personal
Leave Day has same rules
as Personal Holiday but
runs by fiscal year and not calendar year.

Additional Personal Leave day can only be used
if there is no economic impact, i.e., if no
substitute is necessary and there is no overtime.

Article 18

Vacation Leave

No changes

No c
hanges

Article 19

Sick Leave

Three days sick leave may be used for inclement
weather

No further changes

Article 20

Shared Leave

Added additional shared leave uses that are
consistent with state WAC’s.

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Summary of Changes of Proposed 2009
-
2011 PSE of WWU Contract.

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Article #

T
itle

Contract change for initial 09
-
11 Contract (July
08 negotiations



previously ratified)

Additional changes from contract reopener
(May 09 negotiations)

Article 25

Compensation

1.6% Year 1, 1.7% year 2. Salary survey
adjustment to 25% for classificat
ions more than
25% behind salary survey. PTE receives $1.00 per
hour shift differential. BUD had an increase from
$.65 cents an hour. Letter of agreement states that
if the Teamsters Local 117 get a larger wage
increase percentage, WWU employees will rec
eive
the same increase each year. See Letter of
Understanding General Wage Improvements. PSE
will also get a one
-
time payment of 0.425% on both
the July 25, 2009 and the July 25, 2010 paychecks.
(Total 0.850 %) This 0.425% equals the total
bargaining un
its annual salaries on July 1 of the
respective years (2009, 2010) divided by the
number of individuals in the bargaining units
subject to this agreement. We anticipated it would
about at least $100.00 per person, but salaries and
number of employees will
change this figure. See
Additional Compensation, Attachment D.

Substantial changes
-

all pay increases previously
negotiated from both state and local levels have
been suspended.


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Summary of Changes of Proposed 2009
-
2011 PSE of WWU Contract.

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Article #

Title

Contract change for init
ial 09
-
11 Contract (July
08 negotiations



previously ratified)

Additional changes from contract reopener
(May 09 negotiations)

Article 28

Types of
Appointments

Moved section about temporary appointments to
Article 33, Temporaries.

WWU may continue curren
t pay practices.

Article 29

Classification &
Reclassification

PSE will be notified of proposed changes of
classification
plan. This

article is not grievable.

No further changes despite PSE’s continual
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just current positions.

Article 31

Seniority

PSE wide seniority instead of separate seniority

for
BUD and PTE.

Seniority in now considered

for all time spent at
WWU in a classified position instead of just time
in the PSE unit. Up to five years seniority credit
will also be given for all veterans including
widows/widowers of veterans

Article 32

Reduction in
Force/Lay
-
off/Resignation

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Summary of Changes of Proposed 2009
-
2011 PSE of WWU Contract.

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Article #

Title

Contract change for initial 09
-
11 Contract (July
08 negotiations



previously ratified
)

Additional changes from contract reopener,
May 09 negotiations

Article 33

Temporary
Appointments

Employees who work over 350 hours in 365 day
period are now part
-
time employees represented by
PSE and covered under the union contract. They
may or may not

receive medical benefits depending
upon their average hours (Health Care Authority
dictates this) but we have negotiated some items for
temporary employees. They may have release time
for WWU interviews. Also, if they perform the full
scope of duties of a

position that they are
subsequently hired into (same position, same
department) their temporary time will count towards
the six month probationary period.

New article outlaying provisions for temporary
employees who work 350
-
1050 hours, now
represented
by PSE.

Article 34

Performance
Evaluations

Strengthened probationary employee language
otherwise used BUD language from previous
contract. One exception
-

the content of the
evaluation was not grievable, but the evaluation
process is grievable.

No furth
er changes

Article 35

Personnel Files

No change

No changes

Article 36

Discipline &
Discharge

When three or more reprimands from the same
supervisor are received within a twelve month
period, the third and all subsequent reprimands are
subject to the full

grievance procedure. Expansion
of the grievance procedure.

No further changes

Article 37

Grievance
Procedure

For any arbitration, all notices must be sent to the
State Labor Relations Office (LRO). PSE will be
offered an optional “pre
-
arbitration” mee
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Summary of Changes of Proposed 2009
-
2011 PSE of WWU Contract.

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Article #

Title

Contract change for initial 09
-
11 Contract (July
08 negotiations



previously ratified)

Additional changes from contrac
t reopener
(May 09 negotiations)

Article 39

Training and
Development

No changes

No changes

Article 40

License &
Certification

No changes

No changes

Article 41

Authorized Per
Diem & Mileage

No changes

No changes

Article 42

Parking &
Transportation

Added

Transportation to title. Employer may offer
incentives for trip reductions. Parking rates may not
be raised above 1.6% of 2008 rates and 1.7% of
2009 rates.

Parking rates will
not
increase for the 1
st

year.
Any 2
nd

year rate increases will come from
re
commendations via the Transportation
Advisory Group and must be bargained with PSE

Article 43

Employee
Assistance

No changes.

No changes

Article 44

Child Care

(Should be Childcare Development Center) No
change

No changes

Article 45

Uniforms &
Equipment

No changes

No changes

Article 46

Health & Safety

Moved Workplace Harassment & Violence to
Article 5.7.

No further changes

Article 47

VEBA

No changes

No changes

Article 48

Scope of
Agreement

No changes

No changes

Article 49

No Strike, No
Lock
-
out

No c
hanges

No changes

Article 50

Term of the
Agreement

Covers 7/1/09 to 6/30/2011 with one year status quo
if no agreement reached by October 1, 2010.

Contract goes into affect on date of ratification
which may be past July 1st

Appendix A

Bargaining Unit
Def
initions and Job
Titles

The unit definitions from the Public Employment
Commission are listed and all current job titles.

Update current titles listed

Appendix B

Flexible Schedules

No change, lists classifications from PTE that have
arranged a flexible

schedule.