University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

MOU Task Force on Office Ergonomics

  1. During the course of this Agreement, the University and the Union agree to continue the task force for the purpose of assessing and evaluating office ergonomic considerations and possible occupational health hazards associated with office ergonomics.
  2. Task force membership shall be comprised of one (1) technical unit, three (3) clerical unit, one (1) Health Care unit and five (5) University representatives. Additional members of the University may be invited to participate including a representative from the Purchasing Department.
  3. With advance notice and supervisory approval, the task force shall be released for up to two (2) hours per month without loss of pay for the duration of this Agreement or as mutually agreed.
  4. The task force will develop operational guidelines/communication plans regarding office ergonomics and prepare recommendations and conclusions for presentation to the ULMC. The task force will not continue beyond the duration of this Agreement.