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UW/UAW Contract (Effective 5/4/12 - 4/30/15)
Article 24 Summer Non-registered Graduate Research Student Assistants

Section 1. In the limited number of Departments or Hiring units where it had been past practice before the 2004 UAW Local 4121—University of Washington contract to pay non-registered graduate ASEs to perform hourly research work during Summer Quarter (June 16th through September 15th), Departments or Hiring Units will appoint such ASEs according to the following terms.

  1. Departments will place ASEs who have not registered for Summer Quarter, but who are performing research work, into a Graduate Research Student Assistant (GRSA) job classification (0854). Departments shall not use this job classification at any time other than Summer Quarter (June 16th through September 15th);
  2. The minimum hourly rates of payment made to non-registered ASEs performing research work during the Summer Quarter shall be based on a 220 hour quarterly workload;
  3. In cases where an individual ASE’s only way to have paid health insurance coverage during Summer Quarter is by registering and working in a Graduate Student Service Appointee (GSSA) title at .50 FTE, the department shall notify the ASE in advance of their option to do so. In the event the ASE wishes to be covered by health insurance, the University and the Union will work together to make sure the ASE is covered.

An overview of the new UW-UAW contract provisions can be found on the UW Graduate School website.