Article 3 Definitions
3.1 UNION: The Minnesota Teamsters Public and Law Enforcement Employees Union, Local No. 320.
3.2 EMPLOYEE: A member of the exclusively recognized bargaining unit.
3.3 EMPLOYER: The University of Minnesota.
3.4 OFFICIAL BULLETIN BOARD: The official bulletin board shall be the web page of the Office of Human Resources. (http://www.umn.edu/ohr/employment)
3.5 PROBATIONARY POSITION: Any position change resulting in a change in duties.
3.6 ASSIGNMENT CHANGE: A change of an employee’s assignment within the same classification and the same department. Such change shall not require a new probationary period.
3.7 TRANSFER: A change of an employee from a position in one department to a position having the same classification in a different department, or a change of classification where the difference between the salary range maximums assigned to the classifications is not greater than four percent (4%). Such changes shall require a new probationary period.
3.8 IMMEDIATE GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Each of the distinct geographic areas listed here shall be separate immediate geographic areas:
1) Twin Cities campus and the surrounding metropolitan area
including Rosemount, Chaska, Excelsior, and Navarre
2) Duluth campus
3) Crookston campus and Northwest Research and Outreach Center
4) Morris campus and West Central Research and Outreach Center
5) Southern Research and Outreach Center
6) North Central Research and Outreach Center
7) Southwest Research and Outreach Center
8) Lake Itasca Forestry and Biological Station
9) Cloquet Forestry Center
11) Hormel Institute, Austin
3.9 CALL BACK: When an employee is called back after completing a work day and leaving the work premises or a non-work day to work for a period of time not contiguous or connected with the employee’s scheduled shift.
3.10 EARLY REPORT: When an employee is asked and/or required to report early for work that is contiguous and/or connected with the employee’s scheduled shift.
3.11 SHIFT EXTENSION: When an employee is asked to remain at work beyond the end of the employee’s scheduled shift to perform work that is contiguous and/or connected with the scheduled shift.
3.12 COACHING: A coaching meeting is an opportunity for the employer to provide feedback on job performance and is intended to be corrective and positive. Coaching is not discipline.