Contract Articles

Table of Contents

Preamble – The purpose of this Agreement is to promote and ensure harmonious and constructive relations between the parties with respect to terms and conditions of employment.

Article 1 – Recognition

Article 2 – Acting Appointment

Article 3 – Administrative Leave

Article 4 – Alternate Work Schedule to Take Educational Courses 

Article 5 – Auto Liability and Indemnification

Article 6 – Bereavement Leave

Article 7 – Bulletin Board

Article 8 – Call Back Pay

Article 9 – Changes to Hours of Work and Work Schedules

Article 10 – Compassionate Leave Program

Article 11 – Conversions of Existing Positions from Twelve Month to Ten Month and from Ten Month to Twelve Month

Article 12 – Division of Dining Services Employees

Article 13 – Employee Assistance Program

Article 14 – Grievance Procedure

Article 15 – Health Benefits

Article 16 – Holidays and Personal Holidays

Article 17 – Job Openings

Article 18 – Jury Duty

Article 19 – Just Cause/Discipline

Article 20 – Labor Management Conferences

Article 21 – Layoff Notice

Article 22 – Leave of Absence for Personal Reasons

Article 23 – Meal Allowance

Article 24 – Military Leave

Article 25 – NE/NL Designation

Article 26 – Non-Discrimination

Article 27 – Non-Hostile Work Environment

Article 28 – Overtime/Compensatory Time Benefits

Article 29 – Parking

Article 30 – Personnel Files

Article 31 – Political Check-off

Article 32 – Printing of Agreement

Article 33 – Probationary Employees

Article 34 – Professional Development

Article 35 – Reclassification

Article 36 – Removal of URA Employee/Titles from the Bargaining Unit

Article 37 – Retirement and Life Insurance Benefits

Article 38 – Health and Safety

Article 39 – Salary Adjustments

Article 40 – Salary Grade Structure and New Job Titles

Article 41 – Salary Improvements

Article 42 – Seniority and Layoff

Article 43 – Severability

Article 44 – Sick Leave

Article 45 – Ten-Month and Part-Time Employees

Article 46 – Tuition Remission Benefits

Article 47 – Union-Employer Information Exchange

Article 48 – Union Leave

Article 49 – Union Representatives

Article 50 – Union Security

Article 51 – University Closings 

Article 52 – University Policies and Procedures

Article 53 – Use of University Facilities, Campus Mail & Equipment

Article 54 – Vacation

Article 55 – Vision Care Program

Article 56 – Direct Deposit

Article 57 – Federal Family & Medical Leave, New Jersey Family
Leave, New Jersey SAFE Act Leave

Article 58 – Accessible Parking 

Article 59 – Flexible Work Arrangements

Article 60 – Temporary and Casual Employees

Article 61 – Self-Initiated In-Grade Salary Adjustment Pilot Program

Article 62 – Term 

Side Letter – Agreement Between URA-AFT (Union) and Rutgers
University Regarding Community Assistant Trainee I and Community Assistant Trainee II Positions

Side Letter – Agreement Between URA-AFT and Rutgers
University Regarding Union Initiation Fees and Assessments

Appendix A – University Indemnification Policy

Appendix B – Dining Services Meal Program “Opt-Out” Form 

Appendix C – Agreement Concerning Payroll Deductions to COPE

Appendix D – Indemnification Agreement

Appendix E – Salary Tables

Appendix F – URA-AFT Job Titles

Appendix G – Application of the Subject to Language in the Preface

to Article 41 – Salary Improvements

Appendix H – Performance Evaluation Form/Staff Compensation
Program Review Request Form

Appendix I – Use of Sick Leave to Care for Seriously Ill Family
Members Form