Whenever possible the arbitrator shall deliver his or her decision orally at the conclusion of the hearing and give a brief resume of his or her reasons and confirm his or her conclusions in writing thereafter. When the decision is not delivered orally at the conclusion of the hearing, the arbitrator shall render it in writing within thirty (30) days.
Whenever possible each provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted in such a manner as to be valid and effective under applicable law. In the event that any one or more of the provisions of the Agreement shall be held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, such provisions shall be severed from this Agreement, and the validity, legality, and enforcement of the remaining provisions contained herein shall not be affected or impaired thereby.
Whenever possible an Employee will provide the Employer with at least two (2) working days’ notice of their intention to utilize their Sick Leave hours prior to the leave. Employees and the Employer will discuss the timing of the leave and, whenever possible, the leave will be scheduled at a time that meets both the needs of the Employee and the need to minimize the operational impact of the leave.
Whenever possible grievance meetings shall be scheduled so as not to interfere with professional responsibilities of individuals involved. If it is necessary to meet with the employer during working hours, the grievant, one (1) Association representative who is a member of the bargaining unit, and necessary witnesses may attend without loss of time or compensation for such meetings. No grievance meeting to which a part-time unit member is a party or a witness shall be scheduled during the part-time unit member's work time unless the President of the College or designee has approved an alternate work schedule; no part-time unit member shall receive release time with pay.