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25.1 All job openings in this unit shall be posted on the official bulletin board for seven (7) calendar days prior to filling of the position. In addition, openings shall be posted in the same Immediate Geographic Area in which they occur.
25.2 A copy of the posting shall be made available for the UNION prior to its being posted. However, a delay of the union in obtaining such copy shall not delay the official posting. The union may post these openings in the designated posting spaces provided in each Immediate Geographic Area (such posting shall not be considered official).
25.3 If a temporary job opening is posted, and the employer later decides to continue the position beyond the temporary period initially posted, such job opening must again be posted for seven (7) calendar days prior to the continuation, provided that the continuation is for a period of at least four (4) months. This requirement to re-post the position also exists if the employer later decides to change a temporary job into a continuing position.
25.4 Vacancies within an Immediate Geographic Area shall be filled on the basis of master seniority where qualified employees apply for such vacancies. Lacking applicants with master seniority, vacancies shall be filled on the basis of total seniority and relevant experience from among qualified employees in the Immediate Geographic Area applying for such vacancies. Lacking applicants from the Immediate Geographic Area, vacancies shall be filled on the basis of total seniority and relevant experience from among qualified employees applying for such vacancies.
25.5 An employee wishing to apply for a vacancy within the bargaining unit in his/her Immediate Geographic Area shall be allowed a reasonable amount of time off with pay to make such application and, if he/she meets the qualifications for the vacancy, to attend any subsequent interviews, providing that such time off does not unduly interfere with his/her job duties and responsibilities. To receive such time off, the employee must first notify and receive the approval of his/her assigned supervisor.
25.6 An employee wishing to move from one Immediate Geographic Area to another shall make advance application on forms provided by the employer. The application must be sent to the appropriate campus Business Manager or station Superintendent and must indicate clearly which classification(s) the advance application is intended to cover. Advance applications must be renewed on an annual basis, or they will be presumed to have lapsed.
If a vacancy occurs which is not filled by an employee from the same Immediate Geographic Area, and another employee has properly filed an advance application for such a vacancy, such employee shall be notified and considered for the vacancy. If he/she appears to meet the qualifications, he/she shall be given a reasonable amount of time without pay to attend any required interview, providing that such time off does not unduly interfere with his/her job duties and responsibilities. To receive such time off, the employee must first notify and receive the approval of his/her assigned supervisor.
25.7 Upon return to work, an employee who has been receiving Workers' Compensation benefits shall have the right to the position held at the time of the injury at the salary rate he/she would have normally achieved. Every effort will be made to place an employee unable to perform his/her regular duties into a position for which he/she is qualified. An employee receiving Workers Compensation benefits shall continue to accrue seniority for the entire period of absence.
25.8 The employer agrees that the hiring supervisor shall inform the union and all qualified employees that apply for a specific job opening of the name of the person eventually selected for such vacancy.