Academic Collective Bargaining Administrator

Location
Ypsilanti, MI
Posted
Mar 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
This position is responsible for employee and labor relations including policy administration and contract administration for teaching staff. Serves as contract Administrator. Performs other assignments and special projects assigned by the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The major responsibilities of this position are to assist with administration of labor agreements and negotiations between Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and the instructional bargaining units representing employees engaged in the delivery and support of academic services; including the American Association of University Professors and the Michigan Federation of Teachers. This position will translate Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) from language to practice.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Assist with developing and administering employment policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements in a collaborative, future-focus manner on behalf of the University.

Serve as liaison between Academic Human Resources and the Benefits and Compensation & Employment Departments and participate on cross-functional teams that address benefits, wellness and compensation matters.

Ensure consistent interpretation, compliance and administration of CBA terms across the University, particularly within the Academic Affairs function. This will include the development of procedures and delivery of training in all aspects of contract interpretation and policy administration, as well as participation in input and evaluation processes.

Collaborate with the Assistant Vice President and union representatives to develop prompt solutions to questions and concerns pertaining to CBAs.

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of CBAs – identify provisions that are effective and those that are not; develop and present alternatives to improve contract terms.

Compile appropriate and necessary data for negotiations, including comparison information on wages and salaries, fringe benefits, and comparative contract language to assure that the University is appropriate and competitive in negotiating successor contracts and/or new contracts.

Directly or indirectly manage the employee problem-solving and grievance process. Perform related duties, as assigned.

Help develop and implement negotiation strategies; prepare bargaining proposals; interpret the contract and provide guidance and direction to management on the application of the agreements; explore the use of alternative negotiation strategies and tactics.

Solicit input from University leadership, the Benefits, Compensation, and Academic Affairs offices, and others as appropriate, and incorporate into collective bargaining proposals.

Assist with the creating, reviewing, coordinating, and distribution of collective bargaining agreements. General Summary:

This position is responsible for employee and labor relations including policy administration and contract administration for teaching staff. Serves as contract Administrator. Performs other assignments and special projects assigned by the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The major responsibilities of this position are to assist with administration of labor agreements and negotiations between Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and the instructional bargaining units representing employees engaged in the delivery and support of academic services; including the American Association of University Professors and the Michigan Federation of Teachers. This position will translate Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) from language to practice.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with developing and administering employment policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements in a collaborative, future-focus manner on behalf of the University.

Serve as liaison between Academic Human Resources and the Benefits and Compensation & Employment Departments and participate on cross-functional teams that address benefits, wellness and compensation matters.

Ensure consistent interpretation, compliance and administration of CBA terms across the University, particularly within the Academic Affairs function. This will include the development of procedures and delivery of training in all aspects of contract interpretation and policy administration, as well as participation in input and evaluation processes.

Collaborate with the Assistant Vice President and union representatives to develop prompt solutions to questions and concerns pertaining to CBAs.

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of CBAs – identify provisions that are effective and those that are not; develop and present alternatives to improve contract terms.

Compile appropriate and necessary data for negotiations, including comparison information on wages and salaries, fringe benefits, and comparative contract language to assure that the University is appropriate and competitive in negotiating successor contracts and/or new contracts.

Directly or indirectly manage the employee problem-solving and grievance process. Perform related duties, as assigned.

Help develop and implement negotiation strategies; prepare bargaining proposals; interpret the contract and provide guidance and direction to management on the application of the agreements; explore the use of alternative negotiation strategies and tactics.

Solicit input from University leadership, the Benefits, Compensation, and Academic Affairs offices, and others as appropriate, and incorporate into collective bargaining proposals.

Assist with the creating, reviewing, coordinating, and distribution of collective bargaining agreements.

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