Effective 7/1/15 - 6/30/17
53.1 The Employer and Union agree that the Employer shall continue to encourage but not require employees covered by this Agreement to use alternate means of transportation to commute to and from work in order to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and reduce the Employer's leased parking costs.
53.2 The Employer and Union agree to continue Transportation Management Plan/Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) programs for employees covered by this Agreement, during the life of the Agreement. The Employer will continue the pre-tax deduction of parking passes to the extent allowed by law.
53.3 The Employer and Union agree transportation management including fee setting and permitting for parking are the discretion of the University. The Union may raise concerns at Joint Union/Management Committee meetings. The Union shall have a designated seat on the University Transportation Committee and a seat on the Harborview Medical Center Parking Advisory Committee, the University's committees that work on transportation and parking.
53.4 Flexible schedules to assist in commute trip reduction. Departments having continuous and/or public responsibility may establish independent work schedules in order to meet their special needs. Departments are encouraged to give serious consideration to employee requests for flexible schedules for commute trip reduction purposes. Individual requests for flexible scheduling may be approved by the employing official, provided that such scheduling does not interfere with the effective operation of the department and shall be dependent upon operating, business, and customer needs.