TO:������ ����������� Board of Regents

 

FROM:������������� Sue Hill, Director

����������������������� Labor Relations and Personnel

 

RE:                   Approval of Tentative Agreement with Montana State University-Billings Faculty Association

 

DATE:�������������� March 21-22, 2002


Attached is a summary of the tentative agreement with the Montana State University-Billings Faculty Association.� The summary only includes the sections of the agreement where changes were made.� The entire contract is available for review on line at http://mus.edu/hr/cba/collbarg.asp.�

 

Only compensation issues and other sections mutually agreed upon were open for negotiations.� The tentative agreement provides for a 3.95% increase for 2001-2002, retroactive to November 1, 2001.� The method of calculating summer session compensation was changed.� Effective with the 2001 summer session, salaries will be calculated based on the preceding year�s salary instead of on the following year�s salary.

 

A minor change was made to section 10.120 to include reference to online or electronic copies of course outlines.� The option for faculty to receive their pay over 26 pay periods which was piloted last year was made permanent.� The timing of the implementation of the new schedule for faculty reviews was clarified.

 

I recommend approval of the tentative agreement with the Montana State University-Billings Faculty Association.� Faculty are scheduled to ratify the agreement prior to the date of the Regent meeting. �If the ratification vote does not pass, this item will be withdrawn.