K6 Unit – ART. 42: Apprenticeship Program – Addendum

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ARTICLE 42 ADDENDUM

CRAFTS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
AND
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 2010

ARTICLE 1
Purpose and Policy

The University of California, San Diego hereby declares its purpose and policy to establish an organized, planned system of apprenticeship. These apprenticeship standards have been adopted and agreed upon by the University of California, San Diego (referred to hereinafter as the “University”) and Teamsters Local 2010 (referred to hereinafter as the “Union”) to govern the employment and training of apprentices in the trades and crafts herein.

ARTICLE 2
Trades and Crafts

Trades and Crafts

ARTICLE 3
Jurisdiction

These standards shall apply to the University and Union signatory hereto, and to all apprentice agreements executed hereunder.

ARTICLE 4
Joint Apprentice and Training Committee (JATC)

In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University and the Union, a Joint Apprentice and Training Committee (referred to hereinafter as the “JATC”) is hereby established to monitor the administration and supervise the enforcement of these standards. The JATC will consist of three (3) persons appointed by the University and three (3) craftspersons appointed by the Union. A University official and a non-employee Union representative may also participate on the committee.

ARTICLE 5
Functions and Responsibilities

The JATC shall have the following functions and responsibilities:

1. To meet on call, but not fewer than every six (6) months; and to record and maintain the minutes of each meeting. Upon mutual agreement of the University and the Union, there may be additional meetings of the JATC.

2. To ensure an efficient program of apprenticeship through systematic on-the-job training with related and supplemental instructions.

3. To monitor and supervise the administration and the enforcement of these standards.

4. To establish and accurately maintain adequate apprenticeship and training records, including hours of work experience and attendance at related training classes.

5. To review the periodic evaluations and recommendations provided by University supervisors and classroom instructors for the following purposes, among others:

a. To approve the advancement of an apprentice and advance salary step increase for up to six (6) months where merited by previous related work experience and/or previous related vocational education. Such advancement may only occur at the time of appointment to the apprentice position.

b. To approve regular advancement as demonstrated by satisfactory progress in the program.

c. To hold back the advancement of an apprentice and delay salary step increase for up to a maximum of six (6) months when warranted by inadequate or unsatisfactory progress in the program as demonstrated by on-the-job performance and/or classroom performance.

d. To recommend to the cognizant Department Head the termination of the apprenticeship agreement when an apprentice has demonstrated an inability to complete the program, or his/her progress is not adequate to maintain scheduled advancements beyond the maximum hold back.

6. To counsel and advise apprentices on program objectives. Any apprentice may request, in writing, a meeting with the JATC to seek advice or present problems he or she may be encountering in the program.

7. To approve and recommend alternate curriculum on a case-by-case basis.

8. To maintain a signed copy of each apprenticeship agreement and provide copies to all parties to the agreement.

9. To determine when apprentices have completed their training and to certify the satisfactory completion of each apprentice to the cognizant Department Head. Certification must include a valid journey level license where required by law.

10. To submit the UCSD-Teamsters Local 2010 Apprenticeship Program to the State of California, Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standard (DAS) for review and approval as a State-Certified Program.

In the event that the JATC cannot reach agreement on an issue pertaining to its functions and responsibilities as outlined in this article above, the matter in question will be submitted to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, who shall render a decision. The above functions and responsibilities which have been delegated to the JATC do not limit or preclude the University from the normal exercise of its management rights, including but not limited to, the right to discipline apprentices.

ARTICLE 6
Selection Procedure

The University shall have the sole discretion to determine the number of craft apprentices. Whenever the University determines that an apprentice position is to be filled, the selection will be made in accordance with the UCSD Skilled Crafts Agreement. The University may select apprentices from among internal and external candidates. External candidates who are selected must serve a six (6) month probationary period.

Internal candidates must:

1. be UCSD employees, who have held a career appointment for at least eighteen (18) continuous months immediately preceding application;

2. be currently evaluated as a satisfactory or better employee;

3. be able to pass a test designed to determine aptitude for the specific craft to be apprenticed;

4. be able to pass an oral interview designed to determine suitability and potential for success in the program; and

5. not currently be in an apprentice position or terminated from any other apprentice position.

The selection committee may recommend to the JATC accelerated advancement of the apprenticeship where merited by previous work experience and/or related vocational education pursuant to Article 5, Section 5.a. of these standards. In the event that the JATC cannot reach agreement on any decision pertaining to its functions and responsibilities as outlined in this article above, the matter in question will be submitted to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, who shall render a decision.

ARTICLE 7
Apprentice Agreement

1. The standard term of apprenticeship is forty eight (48) months (four (4) years).

2. Each apprentice shall be required to sign an apprentice agreement which sets forth the intent of the University and the apprentice to abide by the requirements set forth in these standards.

3. Each apprentice agreement shall be signed by the apprentice and the cognizant Department Head.

4. Each apprentice shall be furnished with a copy or given an opportunity to study these standards before signing the apprentice agreement. These standards shall be considered a part of the apprentice agreement as though expressly written therein.

ARTICLE 8
Apprenticeship Duties

1. Each apprentice shall receive such instruction and experience in the trade as is necessary to develop the skills, knowledge, and abilities required of a UCSD crafts person. He/she shall also perform other duties on the job that are commonly related to shop responsibilities.

2. Wherever possible, work experience and vocational education will be coordinated to take place concurrently. Each apprentice shall satisfactorily perform all assigned work and learning requirements both on-the-job and in related instruction.

3. Each apprentice shall be evaluated by the JATC at least every six (6) months of the program to determine whether the apprentice is fulfilling the vocational and educational requirements of the program. If at any time the apprentice is not satisfactorily meeting the educational and/or vocational objectives, he/she shall be so informed by the JATC and normally be given one (1) six (6) month extension to meet the requirements. Failure to meet the requirements will result in termination from the apprenticeship program and dismissal from employment without recourse to Article 21, Grievance Procedure or Article 22, Arbitration Procedure of this Agreement. Under unusual circumstances, the University may, at its discretion, consider other options for employment.

4. Each apprentice shall be responsible for keeping a daily record of time spent in each on-the- job training assignment or work area and shall submit this record to the JATC during his/her periodic review.

5. Each apprentice shall be responsible for having his/her transcript submitted to the JATC at the end of each semester.

6. Each apprentice is required to comply with all the rules and regulations which apply to University employees and failure to do so may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the UCSD Skilled Crafts Agreement.

ARTICLE 9
Working Conditions

All provisions of the UCSD-Teamsters Local 2010 Agreement shall apply to apprentices except for the following:

1. Apprentices shall have access to Article 21, Grievance Procedure, but shall not have access to Article 22, Arbitration Procedure of this Agreement. Grievances that remain unresolved at Step 2 of the grievance procedure may be appealed to the appropriate Human Resources Officer, who shall forward the grievance to the Joint Apprentice Training Committee (JATC) for a decision. If a majority of the JATC cannot reach a decision, the grievance shall be submitted to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources for campus-funded employees or to the Chief Human Resources Officer for health system-funded employees, who shall render a decision.

2. Article 10, Performance Evaluation, shall have no application to apprentices.

3. Article 11, Promotions/Transfers, shall have no application to apprentices.

4. The parties agree that the words “work schedule(s)” wherever they appear in Article 8, Hours of Work, shall not include scheduled courses of related and supplemental instruction, except for any course of instruction which is given on a job site during work time.

5. The parties agree that “overtime” as defined in Article 9, Overtime, shall not include time spent by apprentices in connection with any course of related or supplemental instruction except for any course of instruction given on a job site during work time.

ARTICLE 10
On-The-Job Training

1. Each apprentice shall be supervised by the craft superintendent/supervisor and will work under the direction of a journey level craftsperson.

2. Each apprentice will be trained in the use of new equipment, materials, and process as they come into use at the University in the apprentice’s craft.

3. Each apprentice shall satisfactorily complete eight thousand (8,000) hours of on-the-job training.

ARTICLE 11
Vocational Training

1. Each apprentice shall participate in related and supplemental instruction normally scheduled outside of work hours.

2. The related and supplemental instruction shall include appropriate safety recommendations of the Environment, Health and Safety Department and other recognized trade safety practices and accident prevention, including first aid and CPR.

3. Related and supplemental instruction will not be less than one hundred forty four (144) hours per year.

4. Time spent in classroom instruction outside normal working hours will not be considered time worked and will not be compensated.

5. Two (2) unexpected absences in any given course is cause for immediate termination of the apprenticeship agreement and dismissal from employment.

6. Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to be credited toward the program. Apprentices will be required to submit a copy of the course transcript to the JATC at the end of each semester.

7. If an apprentice fails to receive a grade “C” or better in a course, he/she shall at the discretion of the JATC, be given the opportunity to repeat the course one time. Failure to demonstrate adequate academic progress will result in termination of the apprenticeship agreement and dismissal from employment. Under unusual circumstances, the University may, at its sole discretion, consider other options for employment.

8. The cost of tuition, fees, books and related industrial expenses are the responsibility of the apprentice. The apprentice may submit a request to the University to cover the cost of the aforementioned costs pursuant to the terms of Article 37, Training and Development.

9. A schedule of required classroom training for each craft will be attached hereto and made a part of this Agreement.

10. Courses are available through the San Diego Unified School District, local community colleges, and programs sponsored by Teamsters Local 2010.

ARTICLE 12
Work Processes

A schedule of the on-the-job training requirements for each craft will be attached hereto and made a part of this Agreement.

ARTICLE 13
Wage Structure

A craft apprentice shall be paid the following percentages of his/her respective craft wage rate as set forth in the UCSD Skilled Crafts Agreement:

Pay Percentages

Upon completion of the program and approval by the JATC, an apprentice shall receive the respective journey level rate of pay.

Nothing in this Article shall be construed to override any responsibility or authority granted to the JATC to accelerate or hold back the advancement of an apprentice as set forth in Article 5 of these standards.

ARTICLE 14
Completion Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued to each apprentice by the cognizant Department Head and the Teamsters Local 2010-UCSD JATC upon satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship program as approved by the JATC and the Teamsters-UCSD JATC.

If the Teamsters Local 2010-UCSD Apprentice Program becomes State-Certified, then a certificate of completion will be issued by the State Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) to graduate apprentices.