KM Unit – ART. 10: Training and Development


A. General

The University may permit employees to attend career-related or position related development programs. In each case payment of fees, duration of released time and status of released time as time on pay or non-pay status is at the discretion of the University.

B. Required Training

When the University requires attendance at an educational or training program, the University will pay the fees and related costs. Education or training, which is suggested or recommended, but not required, is not “required” within the meaning of this Article. Education or training for the acquisition or maintenance of a license that is required as a condition of employment shall not qualify as “required” within the meaning of this Article.

C. Fee Reduction

Non-probationary employees in career positions who are residents of the State of California and who are admitted to the University are eligible for a two-thirds reduction of both the University registration fee and the University educational fee per quarter or semester, for up to nine units or three regular session University courses, per quarter or semester, whichever is greater.

D. Incidental Services

An employee so registered shall not be eligible for the services or facilities of counseling centers, gymnasia, or student health services incidental to such reduced-fee registration. The University agrees that bargaining unit employees may use University facilities to the same extent as other University staff employees.

E. Other Programs

Eligibility for discounts for other University of California courses and programs, including University Extension courses, are at the sole discretion of the University.

F. Approval

Participation in educational or training programs during scheduled work hours must be requested to the employee’s immediate supervisor, in writing, twenty (20) working days in advance of the scheduled training program.

G. Leaves For Training

If an employee requests leave for training, the University shall consider the request in accordance with Article 22 Leaves of Absence Without Pay, of this Agreement.

H. Disputes

Disputes concerning this Article shall be subject to the Grievance Procedure of the Agreement, Article 26, but shall not be subject to the Arbitration Procedure of the Agreement, Article 27.

I. Professional Development

The University will permit access, on site to education/training, for up to ten (10) hours a calendar year per employee that is relevant to the employee’s existing classification and is applicable to their continuing education units. Time spent on education/training will be paid. The 10 hours is not subject to roll-over each year and is subject to approval, scheduling and coordination by the University. Training may be in person or using on-line resources.

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