ARTICLE 10 – TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
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. With respect to non-required educational and training programs, the University may, in its sole discretion, pay the fees and related costs of such programs upon request of the employee. In the event the University declines to exercise its discretion, program-related costs, such as travel, etc., shall be borne by the employee for non- required programs.
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.
In the event the University establishes new training programs open to all staff employees, Teamsters 2010 unit employees shall be eligible to participate in such programs to the same degree as other staff employees.
Participation in educational or training programs during scheduled work hours must be requested to the employee’s immediate supervisor, in writing, ten (10) 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.
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 or off site to education/training, for up to twenty-four (24) hours a calendar year per employee that is relevant to the employee’s existing classification, job, University career related or is applicable to their continuing education units. Time spent on education/training will be paid up to eight (8) hours per day at the straight time rate of pay and 12 hours per day at the straight time rate of pay for 12 hour employees. The 24 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. An employee may be required to submit proof that they utilized the paid release time for the education/training.
J. Nothing contained in this Agreement will preclude the University from granting additional training and career development opportunities.