Contract
(2012 - 2014)

Contract

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This contract is valid from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014. You may download the ENTIRE CONTRACT or select separate articles and appendices (given below).

Index and Tables

 


A. The University and the Union

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Definitions

Recognition and Fair Practices

University Management Rights and Prerogatives

Scope of the Agreement

General Rights

Grievance Procedure

B. Personnel Policies and Practices

VII

VIII

IX

X

XI

XII

XIII

XIV

Criteria for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure

Tenure and Promotion Procedure

Evaluation of Faculty and Librarians

Nonunit Faculty: Performance of Bargaining Unit Work

Affirmative Action Programs

Access to Official Faculty Personnel Files

Retrenchment

Termination, Dismissal and Resignation Policies

C. Academic Work

XV

XVI

XVII

XVIII

Academic Freedom and Responsibility

Workload

Department Chairperson / Department Committees Academic Policy

Support Services and Facilities

D. Compensation, Benefits and Leave

XIX
XX
XXI

Salary and Other Financial Benefits

Supplemental Benefits

Sabbatical Leave

E. The Contract in Force

XXII
XXIII
XXIV
XXV
XXVI

Appropriation by the General Court

No Strike Clause or Lock Out

Duration and Extent

Savings Clause

Agency Service Fee

Appendices

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
A8
A9
A10
A11
A12
A13
A14
A15
A16

Payroll Deduction Authorization

Mass. General Laws. Chapter l50(e), Section 10

Addendum in Partial Settlement of the Statutory Based Contractual Agency Fee Obligation

Intellectual Property Policy

Policy on Conflicts of Interest Relating to Intellectual Property and Commercial Ventures

Policy on Faculty Consulting and Outside Activities

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

Personnel Forms #16A and #14, Professional Vita and Annual Merit Evaluation

Personnel Form #6, Comprehensive Professional Vitae

Memorandum of Agreement for Sabbatical Leave of Absence

Personnel Forms #9 and #8, Memorandum of Professional Academic Reappointment

Grievance Form

Agreement PMYR

Joint Labor / Management Committee

Externally Funded Research Faculty

Graduate Coordinators, Undergraduate Coordinators, and Transfer Coordinators