ARTICLE 25

DURATION AND IMPLEMENTATION

25.1

Except as provided below, and otherwise agreed to in this contract, this Agreement shall become effective upon execution by both parties, and shall remain in effect up to and including May 31, 2012.

25.2

Negotiations for a successor agreement shall commence when one of the parties delivers to the other its proposals in writing no earlier than January 1 and no later than February 1 immediately preceding the expiration date of this Agreement.

25.3

For fiscal years 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 either party may reopen for the purpose of negotiations, subject to the public notice provisions of HEERA, Article 18, Salary. The party seeking to reopen this article must deliver to the other party its proposal in writing no earlier than January 1 and no later than February l in the fiscal year in which negotiation of the article is desired.

Any term of this Agreement determined by Head Start to carry an economic cost shall not be implemented until Head Start determines that the amount required therefore has been appropriated and is available for expenditure for that purpose. If Head Start determines that less than the amount needed to implement any provisions of this Agreement has been appropriated, those provisions that carry an economic cost shall automatically be subject to the meet and confer process.

 

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