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MOU - Definition of a Member

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Article 002.150 of the collective bargaining agreement defines a member under the provision of PELRA. For purposes of clarification, the parties have agreed to calculate the percent time in the following manner for purposes of defining a member of this bargaining unit.

Calculation of an employee’s workload (percent time) for determination of eligibility in the bargaining unit shall include teaching and service appointments, including continuing education and distributed education. Articles 255.300 – 255.400 of the collective bargaining agreement shall apply to continuing education workload issues. The employer shall use the following formula to calculate the appointment percentage to determine whether faculty assignments exceed the 35% appointment provision and are part of the bargaining unit.

Credit Hour Assignment = Contact hour limit number * 1.50 * 0.85 * 0.35

Contact hour limit number is taken from Table 1 of Article 250.222. Faculty are part of the bargaining unit when their contact hour appointment is greater than the Credit Hour Assignment.