The County and the Unions shall continue to work on best practices to ensure labor access to new employees for the purpose of educating them on their representation opportunities.  Toward that goal, the County shall administer an opportunity for the Union to meet with new employees as follow:

All new employees are encouraged to attend the first new employee benefits orientation following the commencement of their employment.  New Employee Benefits Orientation is scheduled for every other Monday, and the Unions will have up to thirty (30) minutes at the end of each session to provide information regarding its organization to its represented employees and members.

For employees who do not attend a benefits orientation within the first month of their employment, the Union may schedule, at the supervisor’s discretion, up to thirty (30) minutes with each employee to meet directly with them to provide information.  Release Time requested for this activity will be reviewed and approved by Employee & Labor Relations under normal Release Time processes.