Release Time. A. The Employer will approve paid release time for a reasonable number of employee representatives who are scheduled to work during the time negotiations are being conducted, provided the absence of the employee will not interfere with the operating needs of the University. The Employer will approve compensatory time, vacation leave or leave without pay for additional employee representatives provided the absence of the employee will not interfere with the operating needs of the University.
Release Time. The Employer will approve up to a total of eighty (80) days of paid release time for union bargaining team members who are scheduled to work on the day negotiations are being conducted. The Union may propose, and the Employer will consider, paid release time for bargaining team members should the union bargaining team exhaust the eighty (80) days of paid release time prior to the completion of bargaining. Upon an employee’s request or the Union’s request, the Employer will approve compensatory time, vacation leave, exchange time or leave without pay, or at the discretion of their supervisor, an employee may be allowed to adjust his or her work hours to attend additional negotiations. Per diem and travel expenses will be paid by SEIU Healthcare 1199NW for Union team members. No overtime, compensatory time or exchange time will be incurred as a result of negotiations and/or travel to and from negotiations.
Release Time. Union Representatives and the grievant, as specified in "B" below, shall be allowed a reasonable amount of time, without loss of pay, during working hours while on the Appointing Authority's premises to investigate or process grievances in steps 1 through 3. Union representatives and the grievant shall not leave work or disrupt departmental routine to discuss grievances without first requesting permission from his/her immediate supervisor, which shall not be unreasonably withheld.
Release Time. If an employee covered by this Agreement gives testimony in connection with the disciplinary appeal procedure during working hours, the employee shall suffer no loss of pay. If the employee’s appeal is scheduled during working hours, the employee shall suffer no loss of pay in order to present his or her appeal.
Release Time. Employees may be approved for the lesser of ten percent (10.0%) or four (4) hours of time worked each week to attend classes, scheduled programs, or conferences with faculty that are not available at other times. While every effort will be made to accommodate the employee’s request, these hours may be restricted if business needs conflict. Additional time may be taken as approved leave or through the use of supervisor approved scheduled adjustments, in accordance with Article 7, Hours of Work.
Release Time. All grievances shall be heard on paid status for the aggrieved employee; however, should it be necessary to adjust an employee's schedule on the day of the grievance hearing, no overtime or penalty payment shall be incurred as a result of the schedule change. If a grievance hearing extends beyond the employee's normal shift, no overtime will be paid for the time beyond the employee's normal shift length. Whenever possible the parties agree to conduct grievance hearings by telephone. In those cases where the parties agree to conduct an in-person hearing, the aggrieved employee may use a state vehicle to travel to the hearing. The aggrieved employee may have the Association representative from the area of the aggrieved employee accompany him/her through the grievance steps. The Association President or Vice President may be substituted for the area representative at the Association’s discretion. The Association representative shall be authorized to use a state vehicle for transportation and shall be in paid on-duty status while traveling to or from or attending grievance hearings, without earning overtime.
Release Time. Officers and authorized representatives of the Union who are County employees may utilize time during normal working hours without loss of pay or benefits, for meeting and conferring with County management on matters within the scope of representation. The use of release time for this purpose shall be reasonable in amount and shall not interfere with the performance of County services. The authorized representatives of the Union shall be made known to the Director of Human Resource Services on a yearly basis and updated as changes occur.
Release Time. When the Union wishes to be represented by a County employee(s) rather than a business representative at meetings within the scope of representation which affect the Unit, such employee representative(s) will have release time for presentations to County boards, committees and commissions and for meeting with management at the department and county- wide level. A written notice will be provided to the County’s negotiating representative and the department head at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the scheduled meeting unless waived by mutual agreement. Reasonable release time will be approved if it does not interfere with the performance of County services, as determined by the department head.