Article 60 – Temporary and Casual Employees

Negotiations unit members appointed to a Class 1 position will normally not have a predetermined end date to their employment. Effective January 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2026, the parties agree to a pilot program under which the University may appoint negotiations unit members to a Class 1 position with a term of appointment of one (1) year or less in the following circumstances:

1. As a temporary replacement for an employee on a leave of absence;

2. As a temporary replacement while a position is vacant; or

3. The position will coincide with a specific project or one-time initiative.

For any position which will have a term of appointment of one (1) year or less, the job posting shall set forth the appointment’s expected end date. Appointments to a Class 1 position with a term of appointment of one (1) year or less will automatically terminate upon the expiration date of the term of appointment, except that such appointments may be extended at the discretion of the department, provided that the total length of the appointment does not exceed one (1) year. Appointments to a Class 1 position with a term of appointment of one (1) year or less may be terminated prior to the expected end date of the appointment at the discretion of the department with fourteen (14) calendar days’ notice to the employee, except that such notice shall not apply to disciplinary terminations. Articles 35, 42, 46 and 48 of this Agreement shall not apply to employees with a term of appointment of one (1) year or less.

UHR shall provide notice of the end date of these appointments and any extensions either through Article 47 or some other method agreed to by the parties should that means not be operationally feasible.

Until a resolution is reached on the terms and conditions of employment for Class 4 employees, the terms and conditions of employment for such employees will continue to be governed only by applicable University policies.

Until a resolution is reached on the terms and conditions of employment for Class 4 employees, Class 4 employees who are members of the negotiations unit may utilize the grievance procedure set forth in Article 14 of this Agreement to grieve alleged violations of only those University policies that apply to Class 4 employees.

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