1-5. Exchange of Information
1-5.1. General Provision.
The Office of the Chief Executive Officer shall, upon request and within seven calendar days or as soon as possible thereafter, furnish to the UNION available and pertinent reports, statistics and general information concerning CPS. The Chief Executive Officer shall have the same right to receive pertinent information from the UNION.
1-5.2. Grievances and Professional Problems.
The Office of the Chief Executive Officer shall, upon request and within seven calendar days or as soon as possible thereafter, furnish to the UNION information necessary to the intelligent and professional resolution of specific grievances and professional problems of bargaining unit employees, including laid off or retired employees whose grievances arose during their employment as a bargaining unit employee. Any such information shall be made available only with the consent of the bargaining unit employee involved and shall be kept in confidence unless otherwise agreed. The Chief Executive Officer shall have the same right to receive pertinent information from the UNION.
1-5.3. Board Meeting Agendas and Actions.
Prior to each regular or special Board meeting, the BOARD shall post online the public agenda for the meeting and copies of the proposed Board reports listed on the public agenda. The BOARD shall electronically transmit a copy of the public agenda and the copies of the proposed Board actions to the UNION President simultaneously with the online posting. Insofar as possible, if any Board report directly affects this Agreement, the Chief Executive Officer or his or her designee shall contact the UNION President to discuss the report as soon as the report is finalized and prior to the meeting during which the report will be considered. After each meeting, the BOARD shall post online the Board Action Index for the meeting and all Board actions during such meeting.
1-5.4. Finance and Budget Information.
During the budget planning process, the BOARD agrees to meet with the UNION on a monthly basis through the parties’ Budget Committee to review revenue and expenditure assumptions, including capital expenditures, and other pertinent budgetary information. After the budget is adopted, the BOARD agrees to meet with the UNION upon request to review the quarterly Interim Summary Financial Statements and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for each Fiscal Year.
1-5.5. CPS Weekly Newsletter and Bulletins.
A copy of the CPS Weekly Newsletter and any employee bulletin relating to the Agreement shall be transmitted to the UNION President simultaneously with its transmission to employees.
The Office of the Chief Executive Officer agrees to supply the UNION with the following reports as long as such reports are prepared: (a) teacher payroll step and lane report and (b) monthly teacher substitute activity report.
1-5.7. UNION Delegate Handbook.
The UNION shall furnish the Office of the Chief Executive Officer with five copies of the current UNION delegate’s handbook.
1-5.8. Bargaining Unit Employee Information.
The BOARD shall provide the UNION on at least a monthly basis, and on a weekly basis for the months of August, September, and October, a list of all current employees in the bargaining unit, which shall include each employee’s first and last name, job title, department, work location, home address, all telephone numbers (including cell phone number if available), personal and work email addresses, date of birth, seniority date, base hourly pay rate (if available), language preference (if available), identification number/payroll code/job number, salary, status as a member or non-member, UNION dues, and COPE payment.
1-5.8(a). Meetings Regarding Bargaining Unit Employee Information.
The parties agree to meet at reasonable times in good faith to ensure that they are operating under the same list of represented workers, members, and individuals who have authorized the deduction of dues, fees, assessments, and COPE. As a part of their meetings, the parties shall endeavor to identify any changes that need to be made to their systems or operations to ensure that systems and operations accurately track those individuals who are in the bargaining unit, and, among those individuals, those who have not authorized the deduction of union dues, fees, assessments and COPE contributions.
1-5.8(b). Job Fairs and New Employee Meetings.
The BOARD shall provide the UNION with notice of CPS job fairs, new teacher orientation dates, and all gatherings of 25 or more new employees (excluding school-level meetings and events) including their time, date and location, as soon as practicable after their scheduling. At all such events, if the UNION attends, the UNION representatives will conduct themselves in a professional manner.
1-5.8(c). Informational Tabling.
The BOARD shall allow the UNION to do informational tabling indoors in the lobby or vestibule at the Staffing Center locations. The UNION shall request permission a minimum of a week in advance of its proposed date for informational tabling. The BOARD retains the exclusive right to designate the specific location of the information table, provided the location is readily accessible and visible to employees entering and leaving the buildings.