ARTICLE 31

DURATION AND IMPLEMENTATION


31.1

This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect from the date of ratification by both parties up to and including June 30, 2007.

31.2

The union shall deliver to the CSU its written proposals for reopener negotiations for fiscal years 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 on Article 24, Salary and Article 25, Benefits or a successor agreement no earlier than February 1 and no later than March 1 of the year in which negotiations are to be reopened in accordance with this Article or the Agreement expires.

31.3

Any term(s) of this Agreement, which is deemed by the Employer to carry an economic cost, shall not be implemented until the Employer determines that the amount required therefore has been appropriated and makes such amount available for expenditure for such purpose. If the Employer determines that less than the amount needed to implement this Agreement or any provision herein has been appropriated or makes available less than the amount needed to implement this Agreement or any provision herein, the term(s) of this Agreement deemed by the CSU to carry economic cost shall automatically be subject to the meet and confer process.

31.4

This Agreement may be amended or modified from time to time by mutual agreement in writing, and any such amendments or modifications shall become a part of this Agreement. All supplements to be effective must be signed by the parties.


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