ARTICLE 38. Released Time for Meet & Confer
A. Employees appointed by the Union shall be granted a reasonable amount of released time for the purpose of meeting and conferring at the bargaining table. In determining the amount of reasonable release time, preparation for meeting and conferring and travel to attend bargaining sessio ns will be cons idered. Not more than four employees shall be provided released time unless the parties mutually agree otherwise. Released time shall not be compensated for any hours which exceed the employee’s regularly scheduled hours of work.
B. The Union shall provide the Manager, Employee & Labor Relations or designee with the names of employees requiring such released time at least three (3) working da ys in advance of the Meet & Confer session. The University shall not arbitrarily deny a particular request for released time.