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*Formerly part of the University Handbook
Administrative Policy Statement
43.2



Payroll Deduction Policy for Classified Staff Employee Representative Dues

(Approved by the Executive Vice President by authority of Executive Order No. 5)



1.  Policy

The following guidelines are established for use in determining whether requests for payroll deductions will be granted by the University for union dues. It is the responsibility of the Vice President for Human Resources to evaluate each request for a payroll deduction plan in light of the following guidelines.

2.  Guidelines

Subject to all applicable laws and regulations, payroll dues or fee deduction for employees in certified bargaining units is permitted in accordance with the following:

  #1 The union must be certified as the exclusive bargaining representative.

  #2 The employee must be in a bargaining unit for which the union has been certified as the exclusive bargaining representative.

  #3 The employee must have authorized such deduction on forms provided by the exclusive bargaining representative.

  #4 The employee must be in a bargaining unit covered by a contract that contains an article expressly providing for union dues deductions or, in the absence of a contract, a separate agreement authorizing such deductions.

3.  Additional Information

For further information contact the Labor Relations Office:

May 1, 2002; RC, February 21, 2014.