The Union shall designate a reasonable number of extra-help Stewards to assist in resolving grievances. The designation will depend on such circumstances as geographical locations, hours of employment, and departmental organizational structure. The Union shall notify the Director of Human Resources in writing of the individuals so designated. Alternates may be designated to perform steward functions only during the absence or unavailability of the stewards except by mutual agreement of the parties. Extra-help stewards may be relieved from their assigned work duties by their supervisors to investigate and process grievances initiated by other extra-help employees within the same work area or representation unit. Requests forRead More →

Extra-help employees who are official representatives or Stewards of the Union shall be given reasonable time off with pay during attendance at a meet and confer session, consultation with management representatives, or being present at hearings where matters within the scope of representation are being considered, when the time spent coincides with their pre-scheduled work day/shift. The use of official time for this purpose shall be reasonable and shall not interfere with the performance of County services as determined by the County. Such representatives or stewards shall submit written requests for excused absences to the Director of Human Resources at least two (2) working daysRead More →