TO:������������������ Montana Board of Regents
FROM:������������� Kevin McRae, Director
Labor Relations and Human Resources
RE:������������������ Approval of Tentative Agreement with The University Faculty Association, The University of Montana
DATE:�������������� July 14-15, 2005
Attached is a summary of the tentative agreement reached with The University Association, The University of Montana. The tentative agreement was ratified by members of the bargaining unit.� The entire collective bargaining agreement is available at the Montana University System web site.
This bargaining unit is comprised of approximately 570 faculty members at The University of Montana-Missoula.
Major changes include:
� Wage increases in accordance with HB 447�3.5 percent and 4.0 percent effective October 1, 2005, and October 1, 2006, respectively.
� Four-year contract term; compensation only negotiated at end of two years.
� Timeline established for notice of UFA executive board and Faculty Senate assignments.
� Continuation the Dependent Partial Tuition Waiver.
� Specify availability of course syllabi.
� Clarify appointment as instructor non-tenurable and instructor appointment not allowable toward credit for probationary service.
Other modifications were made for reasons for clarification and/or contract housekeeping.
I recommend approval of the tentative agreement with The University Faculty Association, The University of Montana.