PDA shall designate a reasonable number of representa­tives to assist in resolving grievances depending on geographical locations, hours of employment, and departmental organizational structure, notifying Employee Relations of the individuals desig­nated. Alternates may be designated to perform such functions during the absence or unavailability of the designees.  Representatives may be

4.1 Attendance at Meetings County employees who are official PDA representatives shall be given reasonable time off with pay to meet and confer or consult with management representatives or to be present at hearings where matters within the scope of representation are being considered. The use of time for this