Collective Bargaining Agreement |

2020-2021

   

14.1

The Association and the District agree that the District will provide the Association with access to employee orientation sessions and shall jointly enact all aspects of AB 119, including new employee orientation covering aspects of the onboarding process such as: employment benefits, rights, duties and responsibilities.

In order to achieve access to employee orientation sessions, the Association and the District agree to the following:

 

14.1a

The District shall provide the Association with a new employee's name, job title, home and personal cell phone numbers, personal email addresses on file, and home address, as hired. The work location and work phone number shall be reported to the Association, when available.

 

14.1b

The annual orientation meeting shall be held at a mutually determined location, date, and time prior to the start of the school year. The Association shall be provided no less than 60 minutes of uninterrupted time to communicate with the bargaining unit members at all orientations/onboarding meetings without district personnel present. The Association is entitled to invite vendors and CTA staff to the Association portion of new bargaining unit member orientations/onboarding meetings.

 

14.1c

For new employees hired after the annual orientation meeting, the District will notify the Association of new hires one time per month at the start of the next pay period. Subsequentm onthlyo rientationsf or new hires shall be held monthly at the GGEA office. The dates and times of these monthly meetings shall be mutually determined by the Association and the District.

 

14.1d

In addition, the District shall provide the Association with each bargaining unit member's name, home address, phone numbers - work, home, cellular, personal email address, work site, date of hire, full time equivalent (FTE) status, and employment status (i.e., Probationary, Permanent, Temporary, etc.). This member information will be provided to the Association in Excel spreadsheet format three times per year: the first duty day in October, February and June.

14.2

The Association shall have the right of access at reasonable times to areas in which employees work; the right to use institutional bulletin boards, mailboxes, and other means of communications, ubjectt o the following regulations:

 

14.2a

Materials to be posted on designated faculty lounge bulletin boards shall be dated.

 

14.2b

Materials sent through District mail shall originate in the Association Office only and shall be so identified.

 

14.2c

Information distributed through the District mail or posted on designated bulletin boards shall be reasonable.

 

14.2d

Copies of District-mailed material will be routed to District Office of Informational Services before mailing.

14.3

The use of released time allocated to the Association by the District must be authorized by the Association. At least seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the release date, the Association shall contact the Office of Personnel Services in order to agree on the employee(s) and date(s) of release.

14.4

The Association shall be provided with any public information required, including, but not limited to, class size, statistical reports, and budgetary information.

14.5

Association meetings called at school sites are open only to members of the Association and/or bargaining unit, and guests invited by the Association.

14.6

The Association shall receive as a maximum each year, fifty (50) released days, plus one-eighth (1/8) day per member of the bargaining unit, as of November 1, 1980, for the purposes of meeting and negotiating, and for the processing of grievances during the term of this contract.

14.7

The provisions of the Agreement shall not be interpreted or applied in a manner which is capricious or discriminatory. Rules which are designed to implement this Agreement shall be uniform in application and effect.

14.8

Payroll Deductions

 

14.8a

The District shall deduct authorized Association dues/fees in accordance with written notice from the Association. The District will guarantee to maintain authorized payroll deduction of dues/fees by members required under the terms set forth above and provisions of the Education Code and Government Code section 3540.1(i}(1) of Division 4 of Title 1. Such authorized deductions shall continue when a member returns from unpaid leave.

 

14.8b

The District shall deduct authorized contributions to the Fund for Children and Public Education.

 

14.8c

The District shall deduct authorized contributions to the Foundation to Assist California Teachers.

 

14.8d

The District shall give employees an opportunity to have their paychecks directly deposited in any bank, credit union, or savings and loan participating in the direct deposit program.

 

14.8e

Employees may participate in any tax sheltered annuity/deferred compensation life insurance plan and/or shares in a regulated investment company of their choice with the District providing payroll deduction for this purpose.

 

14.8f

Employees may participate in a 125 Flexible Benefit Program for the employee contribution to the Health Services Insurance Plan, medical reimbursement including eligible over-the-counter purchases (to a maximum of $2500 per year), and dependent care expenses with the District providing payroll deduction for this purpose.

 

14.8g

Employees may participate in the Voluntary Receivable Program with the State Teachers' Retirement System, which is a tax deferred payroll deduction payment process for redeposit of previously withdrawn contributions and/or purchases of permissive service credit, with the District providing payroll deduction for this purpose.

14.9

Negotiation Procedures

 

14.9a

Not later than April 1 of the calendar year in which this Agreement expires, the Board shall meet and negotiate in good faith with the Association on negotiable items. Any agreement reached between the parties shall be reduced to writing and shall be signed by both.

 

14.9b

Either party may utilize the services of outside consultants.

 

14.9c

The Board and Association may discharge their respective duties by means of authorized officers, individual representatives, or committees.

 

14.9d

Negotiations shall take place during the regular school day and at other mutually agreeable times. The locations shall be mutually agreed upon. Such meetings shall be held within a reasonable time upon request.

14.10

A booklet of current Side Letters of Agreement will be printed for the membership of GGEA as needed.

   

 

 

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"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."