NOTE: This section is for filing policies relating to the process of negotiations, not for filing personnel "policies" that have been negotiated. (Most of the latter would go in the Personnel Section if you determine to include items from negotiated agreements in your policy manual.)

In compiling a policy manual, you need to make a decision at the start as to how you will handle the various statements in agreements with staff units that relate to the bargaining process and to employee compensation, benefits, and other conditions of work deter- mined through the process.

It is recommended that:

1. You use references to pertinent portions of agreements as appropriate to the various categories in the classification system. Otherwise, use agreement excerpts verbatim as appropriate to the various categories.

2. Whichever method you choose, be consistent in the treatment of negotiated "policies" throughout your manual and give the same treatment to agreements with all staff units with which you negotiate.

Many examples of the use of contract references appear in the Personnel (G) Section of this reference manual.


First reading: 06-20-07
Second reading, first vote: 07-11-07
Final vote: 08-15-07