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. 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. 

F. Approval 

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. 

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 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.