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2015-2018 Complete Contract (pdf version)

Table of Contents

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2015-2018 Contract:

 

ARTICLE 1 - AGREEMENT

ARTICLE 2 - PURPOSE

ARTICLE 3 - GRAMMAR

ARTICLE 4 - EFFECT OF AGREEMENT

ARTICLE 5 - CONFLICT AND AMENDMENT

ARTICLE 6 - MANAGEMENT RIGHTS

ARTICLE 7 – UNION RECOGNITION AND SECURITY

7.01  Bargaining Unit

7.02  Resolution of Dispute

7.03  Bargaining Unit Work

7.04  Special Duty

ARTICLE 8 - NO STRIKE/NO LOCKOUT PROVISION

 

8.01  Union Prohibition

8.02  Affirmative Duty

8.03  Disciplinary Actions

8.04  Employer Prohibition

 

ARTICLE 9 - NON-DISCRIMINATION

ARTICLE 10 - F.O.P. TIME

10.01  Associates

10.02  FOP/OLC Designated Meeting Areas

10.03  Contact With Employees

10.04  Labor Council Delegate and Officer Leave

10.05  Labor Council Materials

10.06  Negotiating Committee

10.07  Bargaining Agent Business

10.08  O.P.O.T.C. Memorial Service

10.09  Use of State Electronic Systems

ARTICLE 11 - DUES DEDUCTION

11.01  Deduction of Dues

11.02  Fair Share Fee

11.03  Collection of Dues Deductions and Fair Share Fee

11.04  Religious Accommodation Pursuant to Title VII

ARTICLE 12 - BALLOT BOXES AND ELECTIONS

ARTICLE 13 - F.O.P./O.L.C. BULLETIN BOARDS

ARTICLE 14 - HEALTH AND SAFETY

14.01  Mutual Concern

14.02  Compliance

14.03  Equipment

14.04  Unsafe Conditions

14.05  Unsafe Equipment

14.06  Safety Rules

14.07  Mandatory Tuberculosis Screening

14.08  Health and Safety Agenda

14.09  Duty to Report

ARTICLE 15 - JOINT COMMITTEES

15.01  Purpose

15.02  Composition and Conduct of Labor/Management Committee

ARTICLE 16 - OHIO EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

16.01  Committee Representation

16.02  Guidelines

16.03  Employees Covered Under Ohio E.A.P.

16.04  Scope of Coverage

16.05  Applicable Provisions

16.06  Referrals

16.07  Expenses

16.08  Diagnostic, Referral and Case Management

16.09  Leave

16.10  Formal and Voluntary Referral

16.11  Confidentiality

16.12  Job Security

16.13  Diagnosis of Problems

ARTICLE 17 - PERSONNEL FILES

17.01  Inspection of Personnel Files

17.02  Amount of Personnel Files and Documents

17.03  Inaccuracies

17.04  Copies

17.05  Disciplinary Record Removal and Limited Access File

ARTICLE 18 - ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATION

18.01  Purpose

18.02  Bargaining Unit Member Rights

18.03  Chemical and Mechanical Tests

18.04  Line-Up

18.05  Polygraph Machines

18.06  Notification of Disciplinary Action

18.07  No Disciplinary Action Taken

18.08  Disciplinary Action

18.09  Off-Duty Status

18.10  Criminal Investigation Disposition

18.11  Anonymous Complaints

ARTICLE 19 - DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

19.01  Standard

19.02  Administrative Leave

19.03  Length of Suspensions

19.04  Pre-suspension or Pre-termination Meeting

19.05  Progressive Discipline

19.06  Suspension Options and Implementation Procedure

ARTICLE 20 - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

20.01  Purpose

20.02  Definitions

20.03  Prohibitions

20.04  Specific Provision

20.05  Grievant

20.06  Termination of the Issue

20.07  Grievance Procedure

20.08  Arbitration

20.09  Disciplinary Grievances

20.10  Minor Suspensions Procedure

20.11  Representation

20.12  Miscellaneous

20.13  Election of Remedies

20.14  Alternative Dispute Resolution

ARTICLE 21 - WORK RULES

21.01  Copies of Work Rules

21.02  Application

21.03  New Work Rules

ARTICLE 22 - HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME

22.01  Work Week and Work Day

22.02  Posting of Work Schedules

22.03  Work Schedule/Split-Shift

22.04  Meal Breaks

22.05  Breaks

22.06  Report-Back Pay

22.07  Overtime and Compensatory Time

22.08  Overtime Assignment

22.09  Reporting to Work

22.10  Stand-by Pay

22.11  Double-Back Pay

22.12  No Intimidation

ARTICLE 23 - TEMPORARY WORKING LEVEL

23.01  Payment of Temporary Working Level

23.02  Bargaining Unit Status

ARTICLE 24 - SHIFT TRADE

ARTICLE 25 - RIDING WITH MEMBERS OF THE BARGAINING UNIT

ARTICLE 26 - RESIDENCY

ARTICLE 27 - REPORTING ON-DUTY ILLNESS OR INJURY

27.01  Reporting

27.02  Agency Responsibility

27.03  Worker's Compensation

27.04  Salary Continuation for Workers' Compensation Claims

27.05  Other Leave Usage to Supplement Worker's Compensation

27.06  Implementation

27.07  Transitional Working Programs

27.08  Health Insurance Coverage During Lost Time Workers' Compensation Eligibility

ARTICLE 28 - MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

28.01  Submission to Medical Examination

28.02  Hazardous Material

28.03  Treatment

28.04  Communicable Diseases in Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Veterans Services

ARTICLE 29 - UNIFORMS, EQUIPMENT, VEHICLES

29.01  Uniforms

29.02  Equipment

29.03  Vehicles and Protective Vests

29.04  Equipment

29.05  Badge

29.06  Water

29.07  Off-Duty Carry

ARTICLE 30 - COMPENSATION FOR LOST OR DAMAGED PERSONAL PROPERTY

ARTICLE 31 – SELECTIONS, PROMOTIONS AND TRANSFERS

31.01  Vacancies

31.02  Selection Process

31.03  Probationary Period

31.04  Nepotism

31.05  Physical Fitness Qualifications

ARTICLE 32 - STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE

ARTICLE 33 - REASSIGNMENTS AND REQUIRED TRANSFERS

33.01  Reassignments

33.02  Required Transfers

33.03  Moving

33.04  Temporary Living Expenses

33.05  Transfers

ARTICLE 34 - SENIORITY

34.01  Definitions

34.02  Termination of Continuous Service

34.03  Seniority Credit Calculation

34.04  Seniority Lists

34.05  Identical Hire Dates

ARTICLE 35 - REDUCTION IN FORCE

35.01  Layoffs

35.02  Guidelines

35.03  Bumping or Displacement

35.04  Placement

35.05  Recall

35.06  Closing of Facilities

35.07  Class Modernization

ARTICLE 36 - EDUCATION AND TRAINING

36.01  Guidelines

36.02  Ohio Department of Natural Resources

36.03  Mental Health and Addiction Services/Developmental Disabilities/Public Safety/Veterans Services

36.04  Education

36.05  FOP Fund

ARTICLE 37 - VACATION ALLOWANCE

37.01  Rate of Accrual

37.02  Maximum Accrual

37.03  Eligible Employees

37.04  Vacation Leave

37.05  Termination from Service

37.06  Leave Availability

ARTICLE 38 - HOLIDAYS

38.01  List of Days

38.02  Holiday Pay

38.03  Computation of Holiday  Pay

ARTICLE 39 - PERSONAL LEAVE

39.01  Eligibility for Personal Leave

39.02  Charge of Personal Leave

39.03  Uses of Personal Leave

39.04  Notification and Approval of Use of Personal Leave

39.05  Overtime/Compensatory Time

39.06  Prohibitions

39.07  Conversion or Carry Forward of Personal Leave Credit at Year's End

39.08  Conversion of Personal Leave Credit Upon Separation From Service

39.09  Transfer of Personal Leave Credit

39.10  Leave Availability

ARTICLE 40 - SICK LEAVE

40.01  Definitions:  Sick Leave for State Employees

40.02  Sick Leave Accrual

40.03  Notification

40.04  Sick Leave Policy

40.05  Carry-Over and Conversion

40.06  Leave Donation Program

40.07  Leave Availability

ARTICLE 41 - BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

ARTICLE 42 - OCCUPATIONAL INJURY LEAVE

42.01  Establishment

42.02  Definitions

42.03  Maximum Hours of Occupational Injury Leave

42.04  Eligibility

42.05  Administration of OIL Benefits

42.06  Authority to Approve or Disapprove

42.07  Appeal of the Denial of an OIL Claim

42.08  Disqualification

42.09  Transitional Work Programs

42.10  Procedures

42.11  Continuation of Benefits

ARTICLE 43 - DISABILITY LEAVE

43.01  Disability Program

43.02  Insurance Providers and Third Party Administrators

43.03  Information and Orientation

ARTICLE 44 – HOSTAGE LEAVE

ARTICLE 45 – OTHER LEAVES OF ABSENCE

45.01  Requesting Leave of Absence Without Pay

45.02  Length of Leave

45.03  Abuse of Leave

45.04  Failure to Return

45.05  Return to Service

45.06  Service Credit

45.07  Family Leave

45.08  Paid Adoption and Child Birth Leave

ARTICLE 46 - COURT LEAVE

46.01  Granting of Court Leave

46.02  Compensation

46.03  Granting of Leave When Bargaining Unit Member is a Party to the Matter Before the Court

46.04  Court Pay

ARTICLE 47 - MILITARY LEAVE

ARTICLE 48 - LEAVE FOR DISASTER RELIEF SERVICES

ARTICLE 49 - OLYMPIC COMPETITION LEAVE

ARTICLE 50 - UNION BENEFITS TRUST

50.01  Amount

50.02  Insurance for Members of the Bargaining Unit Killed in the Line of Duty

50.03  Disability Coverage

50.04  Optional Like Insurance

50.05  Voluntary Supplemental Benefits Plans

ARTICLE 51 - GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE

 

51.01 Health Insurance

51.02 Dental/Vision

 

ARTICLE 52 - INDEMNIFICATION OF MEMBERS

52.01  Indemnification

52.02  Insurance Policy

ARTICLE 53 - DEATH OF A MEMBER OF THE BARGAINING UNIT

ARTICLE 54 - PAYMENT OF PERSONAL EARNINGS TO A DECEASED MEMBER

ARTICLE 55 - WAGES

55.01  Definitions of Rates of Pay

55.02  Pay Schedule

55.03  Pay Range Assignments

55.04  Promotions

55.05  Step Movement

55.06  High Performance Work Systems

55.07  Electronic Funs Transfer (EFT)

55.08  Ratification/Contract Finalization Payment

ARTICLE 56 - LONGEVITY PAY

56.01  Longevity Adjustment

56.02  Computation of Longevity

ARTICLE 57 - SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL

ARTICLE 58 - USE OF TECHNOLOGY

ARTICLE 59 - TRAVEL

59.01  Cash Advance

59.02  Expense Reimbursement

59.03  Direct Billing

ARTICLE 60 - HOME OFFICE SUPPLEMENT FOR DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

ARTICLE 61 - EMERGENCIES

ARTICLE 62 - COPIES OF THE AGREEMENT

ARTICLE 63 - INTRA-OFFICE MAILING SYSTEM

ARTICLE 64 - ERRONEOUS WAGE PAYMENTS

ARTICLE 65 - CLASSIFICATION

65.01  Working out of Class

65.02  Classification Changes

ARTICLE 66 - ABSENCE CONTROL POLICY

66.01  Absence Control Policy

66.02  Abuse of Leave

ARTICLE 67 - JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING CLIENT ABUSE AND NEGLECT

ARTICLE 68 - DURATION

 

APPENDIX A – CLASSIFICATIONS

APPENDIX B – LAYOFF JURISDICTIONS

APPENDIX C – VOLUNTARY COST SAVINGS PROGRAM

APPENDIX D – FURLOUGH

APPENDIX E – DRUG–FREE WORKPLACE POLICY 

APPENDIX F – PEAK SEASONS