ARTICLE 5

ASSOCIATION RIGHTS

5.1

Association Director: The term "Association Director" as used in this Article refers to one (1) employee on each campus who has been designated in writing as the Director of the campus Association, or his/her designee.

5.2

Association President: The term "Association President" as used in this Article refers to one (1) employee who has been designated in writing as the systemwide Chairman of the Association.

5.3

Association Representative: The term "Association Representative" as used in this Article refers to an employee of the Association or other representative of the Association who has been designated in writing as an official representative of the Association.

5.4

The Association Director shall have the authority to represent employees on the campus at which the Association Director is designated only in matters related to the investigation and presentation of grievances in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement. The Association Director may request to meet with the Chief of Police to discuss bargaining unit issues related to the implementation of this Agreement. The Association Director shall not have the authority to represent the Association in any statewide matters.

5.5

The Association President and the Association Representative may visit the CSU campuses to speak with bargaining unit employees during those employees' rest periods, lunch periods, or before or after their scheduled workshifts only. Rest periods may be taken at the beginning or end of a work period for this purpose subject to work needs. Prior to any visit, the Association President or Association Representative shall give notice to the President of any such visit. Notice shall include the identity of the visitor, the time of the visit, and the areas to be visited. Upon arrival on the campus, the Association President or Association Representative shall make his/her presence and destination known to the President. Under no circumstances shall the Association President or Association Representative interfere with the work of an employee.

5.6

The Association President and the Association Representative may request to meet with management and/or supervisory employees on matters related to the investigation and presentation of grievances in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement and/or on bargaining unit issues related to the implementation of this Agreement. Prior to any such visit, the Association President and the Association Representative shall make an appointment and shall specify the reason(s) for such visit.

5.7

Except as provided for in Provision 5.8 below and in Article 7, Grievance Procedure, all Association activity shall be limited to rest periods, lunch periods, or before or after scheduled workshifts only. Rest periods may be taken at the beginning or end of a work period for the purpose of engaging in such Association activity subject to work needs.

5.8

A reasonable number of employees designated by the Association as Negotiation Committee Members shall be granted reasonable periods of release time for participating in meet and confer sessions. The CSU shall not be required to grant release time to more than six (6) employees at any one time, or to more than one (1) employee from any individual campus. Release time shall not include any compensation beyond an employee's straight-time rate of pay. Requests for release time shall be made well in advance of the negotiating sessions and shall be made directly to the Office of the Chancellor. Such requests shall include the employee's name, campus, classification, date(s) to be released, and the hours the employee is scheduled to work on the respective day(s).

5.9

The Association shall, within fourteen (14) days of the effective date of this Agreement and annually thereafter, send to the Office of the Chancellor a written list with the names of the Association Directors, the Association President, Negotiating Committee Members, and Association Representatives who are officially authorized to represent the Association.

5.10

The Association further agrees to notify the Office of the Chancellor, in writing, of any changes in such listing as soon as possible.

5.11

Upon prior written request by the Association of not less than fourteen (14) days, the CSU may grant Association leave not to exceed a total of 260 days per contract year without loss of compensation subject to the following:

  1. Such leave may be partial or full-time and shall be not less than one (1) day nor more than six (6) months in duration. An employee on such a leave shall continue to earn service credit and retirement credit. Vacation, holiday and sick leave credit(s) shall not accrue during such a leave. The employee on such a leave shall have the right to return to his/her former position upon expiration of the leave. Such a leave shall not constitute a break in the employee's continuous service for the purpose of salary adjustments, sick leave, vacation, or seniority. The CSU reserves the right to refuse Association leave requests due to work requirements.

  2. The CSU shall be reimbursed by the Association for all compensation paid the employee on account of such leave and for incidental costs at the rate of 30% of the salary paid to the employee. Reimbursement by the Association shall be made no later than thirty (30) days after its receipt of the CSU certification of payment of compensation to the employee. The parties agree that failure to reimburse the CSU within thirty (30) days will result in the denial of any subsequent requests for leave under this provision until all delinquent payments have been made. Such denials will not be subject to the provisions of Article 7, Grievance Procedure, of the Agreement.


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