COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT ?· collective bargaining agreement between tri-counties regional center…

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<ul><li><p>COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT</p><p>BETWEEN</p><p>TRI-COUNTIES REGIONAL CENTER</p><p>AND</p><p>SEIU, LOCAL 721</p><p>January 1, 2010, To December 31, 2014</p></li><li><p>470871.1 1</p><p>TABLE OF CONTENTS</p><p>Page</p><p>AGREEMENT ............................................................................................................................5ARTICLE 1. RECOGNITION ................................................................................................5ARTICLE 2. NEW JOB CLASSIFICATION.........................................................................5ARTICLE 3. NON-DISCRIMINATION ................................................................................5ARTICLE 4. UNION SECURITY ..........................................................................................6</p><p>4.1 Union Membership ................................................................................64.2 Discharge for Violation of 4.1 ...............................................................74.3 Checkoff.................................................................................................74.4 Indemnification ......................................................................................74.5 Notification ............................................................................................74.6 Religious Exemption..............................................................................74.7 Exclusive Bargaining Representative ....................................................84.8 Copies of Agreement .............................................................................8</p><p>ARTICLE 5. MANAGEMENT RIGHTS ...............................................................................8ARTICLE 6. BENEFITS DEPENDENT UPON CONTINUED STATE FUNDING............9ARTICLE 7. HIRING, RECRUITMENT, AND SELECTION............................................10</p><p>7.1 Employment and Deployment of Relatives .........................................107.2 Filling of Vacancies .............................................................................107.3 New Employees ...................................................................................107.4 Re-Employment After Resignation......................................................107.5 Out of Classification Work ..................................................................117.6 Service Coordination Case Assignment...............................................11</p><p>ARTICLE 8. DEFINITION OF EMPLOYEES ....................................................................118.1 Full Time Employee ............................................................................118.2 Part-Time Employee ............................................................................118.3 No Guaranteed Work Week.................................................................118.4 Intermittent, Temporary, and Casual Employees ................................118.4.1 AARP Temporary Employees .............................................................128.5 Probationary Employees ......................................................................128.6 Service Date .........................................................................................13</p><p>ARTICLE 9. PERSONNEL FILES.......................................................................................139.1 Content and Inspection of Personnel Files...........................................139.2 Release of Confidential Information....................................................14</p><p>ARTICLE 10. HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME .........................................................1410.1.1 Normal Work Schedules ......................................................................1410.1.2 Rest and Meal Period ...........................................................................1610.1.3 Start of Workday/Workweek ...............................................................1610.2 Overtime ..............................................................................................1610.3 Advance Approval for Overtime .........................................................1710.4 No Pyramiding .....................................................................................1710.5 Time Keeping.......................................................................................1710.6 Notice of Absence................................................................................17</p></li><li><p>470871.1 2</p><p>10.7 Call-Back .............................................................................................18ARTICLE 11. PAST PRACTICE NOT BINDING ................................................................18ARTICLE 12. DISCIPLINE AND DISCHARGE ..................................................................18</p><p>12.1 Post-Probationary Employees..............................................................1812.2 Representation......................................................................................1812.3 Initial Probationary Period...................................................................1812.4 Annual Performance Evaluation ..........................................................1912.5 Written Warnings.................................................................................1912.6 Discharge Without Prior Written Warning ..........................................19</p><p>ARTICLE 13. COMPENSATION ..........................................................................................1913.1 Wages...................................................................................................1913.2 Service Step Increases..........................................................................2113.3 Promotions and Transfers ....................................................................2113.4 Demotions ............................................................................................2113.5 Bilingual Skills.....................................................................................2113.6 Pay Periods...........................................................................................2213.7 Payment Upon Termination.................................................................2213.8 On Call .................................................................................................2213.9 Information Systems Support Associates ............................................2213.10 Staff Trainer Stipend............................................................................22</p><p>ARTICLE 14. INSURANCE BENEFITS...............................................................................2314.1 Eligibility .............................................................................................2314.2 Health Insurance ..................................................................................2314.3 Dental Insurance ..................................................................................2414.4 Life Insurance ......................................................................................2414.5 Long term Disability Insurance ...........................................................2514.6 Retirement Benefits .............................................................................25</p><p>ARTICLE 15. HOLIDAYS .....................................................................................................2615.1 Holidays Observed...............................................................................2615.3 Holiday Pay..........................................................................................27</p><p>ARTICLE 16. VACATION.....................................................................................................2716.1 Vacation Accrual .................................................................................2716.2 Vacation Approval ...............................................................................2816.3 Holidays During Vacation ...................................................................2816.4 Vacation Retention...............................................................................2816.5 Other Regional Center Service ............................................................2816.6 Vacation Cash-Out...............................................................................28</p><p>ARTICLE 17. SICK LEAVE ..................................................................................................2917.1 Accrual .................................................................................................2917.2 Sick Leave Use ....................................................................................2917.3 Sick Leave Accumulated and Unused .................................................2917.4 Illness During Leave ............................................................................2917.5 Sick Leave Pay Out at Termination .....................................................29</p><p>ARTICLE 18. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE..............................................................................30ARTICLE 19. CIVIC LEAVES ..............................................................................................30</p><p>19.1 Jury Duty..............................................................................................3119.2 Military Leave......................................................................................31</p></li><li><p>470871.1 3</p><p>19.3 Voting ..................................................................................................31ARTICLE 20. LEAVES OF ABSENCE.......................................................................................31</p><p>20.1 General .................................................................................................3120.2 Pregnancy Disability Leave .................................................................3320.3 Family and Medical Leaves .................................................................3320.4 Medical Leave......................................................................................3320.5 Paid Family Leave ...............................................................................3320.6 State Disability Insurance (SDI) ..........................................................3420.7 Industrial Injury or Illness Leave.........................................................3420.8 Personal Leaves ...................................................................................3520.9 Catastrophic Illness and Injury Leave Donation..................................35</p><p>ARTICLE 21. JOB DESCRIPTIONS .....................................................................................36ARTICLE 22. CONTRACTING OUT....................................................................................36ARTICLE 23. TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT..............................................................36ARTICLE 24. USE OF MOTOR VEHICLE ..........................................................................36</p><p>24.1 Personal Motor Vehicle .......................................................................3624.2 Rental Cars...........................................................................................3624.3 Driving Qualifications .........................................................................36</p><p>ARTICLE 25. INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION.......................................................37ARTICLE 26. LAYOFF OR REDUCTION IN FORCE ........................................................37</p><p>26.1 Layoff...................................................................................................3726.2 Seniority/Order of Layoff ....................................................................3726.3 Notice of Layoff...................................................................................3826.4 Open Position.......................................................................................3826.5 Recall After Layoff ..............................................................................38</p><p>ARTICLE 27. UNION BUSINESS.........................................................................................3927.1 Access of Union Representative ..........................................................3927.2 Union Stewards....................................................................................4027.3 Union Communications .......................................................................4027.4 Union Leave.........................................................................................41</p><p>ARTICLE 28. GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION.............................................................4128.1 Definition .............................................................................................4128.2 Representation......................................................................................4128.3 Time Limits..........................................................................................4128.4 Step 1 ...................................................................................................4128.5 Step 2 ...................................................................................................4128.6 Step 3 ...................................................................................................4228.7 Step 4 ...................................................................................................42</p><p>ARTICLE 29. SAVINGS CLAUSE........................................................................................43ARTICLE 30. NO WORK STOPPAGES ...............................................................................43</p><p>30.1 No Strikes.............................................................................................4330.2 Discipline .............................................................................................4330.3 Remedies for Breach............................................................................4430.4 Lockouts...............................................................................................44</p><p>ARTICLE 31. PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS...............................................................44ARTICLE 32. PROFESSIONAL WORK ENVIRONMENT.................................................44ARTICLE 33. NOTICES.........................................................................................................45</p></li><li><p>470871.1 4</p><p>ARTICLE 34. TERM OF AGREEMENT AND WAGE REOPENERS ................................45ARTICLE 35. BARGAINING OBLIGATION.......................................................................45ARTICLE 36. EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENTS...................................................................46EXECUTION ..........................................................................................................................47APPENDIX A. WAGE SCALE................................................................................................49</p></li><li><p>470871.1 5...</p></li></ul>