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Upon the request of the Association and upon such conditions as may be reasonable, the Employer shall permit Members whom the Association has elected or appointed to meet and negotiate with the Employer to be released from the normal duties of their employment to permit them to do so, in accordance with Section 101.800.
If the Association wishes to exercise the rights established by Section 101.810 and if the Association's exercising those rights interferes with the Member's performing h/her duties to the Employer, the Member shall submit a request to the Principal Administrator of the academic unit in which s/he is employed. The Member shall submit h/her request no later than seven days prior to the date on which s/he proposes to commence the exercise of those rights, except under unusual circumstances. Unless the Principal Administrator identifies in writing compelling reasons relating to the instructional needs of the Employer and subject to Section 101.830, the Principal Administrator shall grant the Member's request if it is for a purpose set forth in Section 101.810. Unless the Principal Administrator identifies in writing compelling reasons relating to the instructional needs of the Employer, the Principal Administrator shall adjust, upon request, a Member's class schedule when the Member has been appointed or elected to perform the rights established in Section 101.810.
In the event the Member is to be relieved of h/her duties to meet and negotiate with the Employer, any leave granted for such purpose shall be with pay for up to two days of the leave in each calendar week. All other days of leave for purposes of Section 101.800 shall be without pay.
Upon the request of the Association and upon such conditions as may be reasonable, the Employer shall permit officers, Lead Negotiator, Grievance Official, or Contract Administrator of the Association to be released from portions of their normal teaching duties to perform duties necessary for the Association. Any Member released from h/her normal teaching duties pursuant to this Section 101.840 shall not be released from any other duties of h/her position as set forth in this Agreement or any applicable University policy.