2005-2007 Collective Bargaining Agreement
Table of Contents
Health and Human Services
35.1 Department employees may submit suggestions directly to the state office when the employee can substantiate that his/her suggestion has substance and has not received appropriate consideration through the normal chain of command.
35.2. Employees, whose normal duties do not require it, shall not be required to unload delivery vehicles.
35.3. The Association shall appoint a committee of eight (8) Department employees who will consult with the Department regarding:
- Workload standards for all field staff and all State Office staff involved in delivery of services to clients.
- Any proposed changes during the term of the Agreement to any workload standards established by the Department.
In both cases, a thirty (30) day comment period and a ten (10) day consultation period shall be provided prior to the adoption of any such standards.
35.4. In order to improve worker-client contact the Department should continue to make reasonable effort to make such improvements to district office work sites that should increase privacy within limits of available funds.
35.5. The Employer shall make available by electronic posting the policy on dress code, which shall be subject to reasonable change by the Employer. The employer will consult with the Association two weeks prior to any proposed change in the policy.
35.6. Two employees will be present whenever an infant or client, who, in the determination of the supervisor, poses potential safety problems to the employee or to him or herself, is transported.
35.7. The Employer will make every reasonable effort to insure that the employee parking areas at all DHHS buildings, owned or leased, are properly plowed and/or treated prior to 7:30 a.m., in cases of inclement weather.
35.8. The Employer shall designate a specific representative to whom employee complaints relative to civil rights discrimination may be submitted and who will review such complaints and counsel the employee on remedies available.
35.9. Within limits of available funds, employees shall be assisted with costs for tuition, fees, and books relative to approved, job-related courses.
35.10. Employees will be provided with an identification card bearing their photograph and signature.
35.11. At the request of the Association, the Department shall establish a Labor Management Committee, which shall be made up of equal numbers of members appointed by the Association and members appointed by the Employer. The committee shall meet at least quarterly.
35.12 The employer shall make every reasonable effort when negotiating a lease for a Department worksite to provide for a parking space for every Department employee at that leased worksite.