Child Care. A. Employees employed as of March 1 who meet the following criteria shall be eligible for a lump sum payment each year. Eligible employees may apply for this payment between March 1 and April 15 of each year. Payment shall be made within thirty (30) days of receipt of the completed application. Any application received after April 15 will be considered on a case by case basis and shall not be arbitrarily rejected.
Child Care. Pilot for Child Care Reimbursement for 2019 to be Processed in 2020 A Labor/Management committee comprised of one (1) representative for each participating bargaining unit appointed by the respective bargaining agent and an equal number of management members appointed by the Governor shall be established to develop a Child Care Reimbursement Pilot Program for the 2019 child care reimbursement applications to be submitted and processed in 2020. Committee members may participate in the work of the committee during working hours without loss of pay or benefits. The Child Care Reimbursement Pilot Program is intended to be based on employee salary, without requiring tax documents. The pilot shall not decrease maximum income amounts or maximum reimbursement amounts identified in the process below but may result in increased eligibility and participation. A recommended pilot program shall be submitted to the Governor or her designee for final approval, and if approved, may be implemented for the applications to be processed in 2020. If the parties do not agree on one recommended pilot program to be submitted to the Governor, multiple options may be submitted for final approval. Once the processing period for 2020 has been completed, the committee shall meet to review the process and make a recommendation or recommendations to the Governor or her designee to (a) continue the process as created for 2021; (b) make improvements to the process and run another pilot in 2021; or (c) end the pilot and revert back to the process below for 2021. The parties agree that the Labor/Management committee does not have the authority to change the contractual process beyond the scope of a pilot program for 2020 and/or 2021 and that any permanent changes must be negotiated in a successor contract.
Child Care. The Employer shall continue to provide tax sheltered dependent care accounts for employees' payroll deduction use, if allowable under state and federal statute. Each campus shall provide to employees information that is available on child care referral services existing for both well and sick child care. This information will be provided at employee orientation and upon employee request by the appropriate Human Resources Department. Additional child care information is included in Appendix E. Whenever the University establishes an active Child Care Committee on a campus, the Union shall be offered representation on that Committee.