The Council shall designate a reasonable number of representatives to assist in resolving grievances. The designation will depend on such circumstances as geographical locations, hours of employment and departmental organizational structure. The Council shall notify the Director of Human Resources in writing of the individuals so designated. Alternates may only be designated to perform representative functions during the absence or unavailability of all of the designated representatives. Representatives may be relieved from their assigned work duties by their supervisors to investigate and process grievances initiated by other employees within the same bargaining unit. Requests for release time shall not be unreasonably denied. Representatives shall promptlyRead More →

3.1.             Attendance at Meetings County employees who are official representatives of the Council shall be given reasonable time off with pay, including reasonable travel time, to: Formally meet and confer or consult with management representatives on matters within the scope of representation; To be present at hearings where matters within the scope of representation are being considered; To testify or appear as the designated representative of the Council in settlement conferences, hearings, or other proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Board, in matters relating to an unfair practice charge; or To testify or appear as the designated representative of the Council in matters before theRead More →