Contract

July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2026 Contract

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.

Download Full Contract (1.8 MB .pdf) >> Full printed contract.

Gains From Last Contract (317 KB .pdf) >> One-page overview

Memorandum of Agreement (July 20, 2023 MOA) (1.9 MB .pdf) >> Shows markups of changes from previous contract.


Table of Contents – Individual articles and appendixes in the current contract.

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