A Joint Union Management Committee will be established consisting of two persons from each party. The Committee will be advisory in nature and will not include any collective bargaining authority. The Committee will generally meet quarterly, but may schedule additional meetings as needed. The Committee may deal with matters of general union/employer concern including discussions over training needs/opportunities and contracting out. The Committee may make recommendations to the Director of Publications Services. The Director, at his discretion, may implement any or all of the recommendations and, upon request of Committee members, will discuss his decisions with the Committee. If the Director chooses to implement any or all of the Committee's recommendations, the Committee may monitor the progress of such implementation. The Committee may suggest modifications to its recommendations at any time.
The Committee will not discuss issues raised under Article 22, Grievance Procedure.