ITEM 122-107-R0104

 

SUMMARY OF TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

AND

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE,

COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES,

LOCAL 2235

 

Extend the 2001-2003 collective bargaining agreement until June 30, 2005 except for the following changes and additions:

 

A.   Revise Addendum A as follows.

 

1.   Effective June 30, 2004, employees shall be eligible for .5% Achievement Pay.  The award of Achievement Pay on June 30, 2004 follows the Performance Development Cycle which commences no later than February 1, 2004 and ends on May 31, 2004.

 

2.   Effective June 30, 2005, employees shall be eligible for .5% Achievement Pay.  The award of Achievement Pay on June 30, 2005 follows the Performance Development Cycle which commences on June 1, 2004 and ends on May 31, 2005.

 

3.   Effective January 1, 2005, employees shall receive a 25 cent per hour salary increase. 

 

4.   In addition to the salary increases specified above, employees may be eligible for additional forms of pay increases as outlined in the Guide to the MUS Achievement Program (MAP) such as:  lump sum awards, strategic pay, and progression pay.

 

B.   Addendum D and Addendum E will not be in effect during the 2003-2005 contract term.

 

C.   Add the following new provision:

 

The parties agree to meet and establish a Labor Management Coordinating Committee whose membership, meeting schedule, policies, procedures, rules and regulations shall be established by and between the committee members.  The parties further agree to request Montana State Board of Personnel or the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services to provide appropriate training and guidance.

 

D.   Add the following new memorandum of understanding:

 

A partial tuition waiver benefit for dependents will be piloted for bargaining unit employees during FY 2005.  Such benefit shall be administered in accordance with Regent policy.