MEETINGS OF THE BOARD
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1.0 Employer-Employee Relations (Government Code § 3540 et seq.)
1.1 The Government Code establishes the right of certain public school employees to select an employee organization as the exclusive representative in their employment relationships with the District.
1.2 The Board shall enter into negotiations with the exclusive representative as provided by State law and, if agreement is reached, the Board shall execute a written document incorporating any such agreements which shall be considered part of the established policy of the Board.
1.3 The Chancellor is authorized to formulate regulations for handling exclusive representative negotiating proposals. (Government Code § 3547)
2.1 The Los Rios Community College District hereby establishes the following procedures for the presentation and adoption of all initial collective bargaining proposals, for the adoption of all new items of meeting and negotiating, and for the amendment of all negotiated collective bargaining agreements in accordance with Government Code Section § 3547 and regulations of the Public Employment Relations Board:
3.0 Presentation of Initial Proposals
3.1 The collective bargaining proposal procedure begins when a request from an exclusive representative of a unit of District employees is presented to the Board of Trustees.
3.1.1 The exclusive representative will present an initial collective bargaining proposal to the Board of Trustees at a public meeting. The presentation shall be indicated as an "Information" item on the Board agenda.
3.1.2 The public shall have an opportunity to comment upon the exclusive representative's initial proposal at a public hearing at a subsequent public Board meeting. The public hearing shall be indicated on the Board meeting agenda, and shall be held in accordance with Section 5.0 below. The Board will then receive the proposal.
3.1.3 Subsequent to the initial collective bargaining proposal (Section 3.1.1) and the public hearing (Section 3.1.2), the District will present its initial collective bargaining proposal at a public meeting. The presentation shall be indicated as an "Information" item on the Board agenda.
3.1.4 The public shall have an opportunity to comment upon the District's initial proposal at a public hearing at a subsequent public Board meeting. The public hearing shall be indicated on the Board meeting agenda, and shall be held in accordance with Section 5.0 below.
3.1.5 After the public has had a reasonable opportunity to comment upon the District's initial proposal, the Board of Trustees shall adopt the District's initial proposal at a public meeting. The adoption shall be indicated as an "Action Item" on the Board agenda. The District's initial proposal may be amended after the public is afforded a reasonable opportunity to comment upon the proposed amendment at a public meeting. Neither the Board nor its representatives will engage in negotiations on an initial proposal/amendment until the proposal/amendment is adopted by the Board at a public meeting.
4.0 New Subjects of Meeting and Negotiating
4.1 If new subjects of meeting and negotiating arise after the presentation of the initial proposals, the following procedure shall be followed:
4.1.1 All new subjects of meeting and negotiating, whether proposed by the exclusive representative or the District, shall be posted by the District on the official District Office bulletin board in the District administration building. No meeting and negotiating will take place on the subject until the item has been posted for a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours.
4.2 The Board of Trustees' vote on any new subject of meeting and negotiating proposed by the District shall be made public.
4.3 If the vote is taken during a public meeting of the Board of Trustees, the vote shall be recorded in the minutes of the Board and thereafter shall be a public record.
4.4 If the vote is taken during a closed session, the vote shall be recorded on the posted notice of the new item, and shall remain posted for a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours.
4.5 The Board of Trustees may, at its discretion, require that any new subject of meeting and negotiating proposed by the District be presented at a public meeting to afford the public an opportunity to respond.
5.0 Public Hearing
5.1 A public hearing, as provided for by Sections 3.1.2 and 3.1.4 above, shall be scheduled any time an initial collective bargaining proposal or an amendment to an existing agreement appears on the Board's agenda, and shall be in accordance with the following procedure. Public comment, other than that provided for by Sections 3.1.2 and 3.1.4, shall be in accordance with the Board's rules regarding communications to the Board.
5.2 Persons who wish to address the Board on a collective bargaining proposal may do so when recognized by the President of the Board and may speak for up to three minutes. At the discretion of a majority of the entire Board, time may be extended. If there is not a majority to extend the time, the three-minute rule will apply. Time limits defined in this section shall be applied only to testimony on the subject of a collective bargaining proposal.
5.3 Persons who wish to address the Board on a collective bargaining proposal shall present a request to the Secretary to the Board, giving a name, address and telephone number by 10:00 a.m. on the day of the Board meeting. The request shall include the name of the organization or group represented, if any, and shall inform the Secretary that the statement relates to a collective bargaining proposal on the Board's agenda.
5.4 New subjects of meeting and negotiating, which have been posted in accordance with the provisions of Section 4.1.1 above, may be the topic of a non-agenda item addressed by a member of the public in accordance with Board rules relating to public comments.
6.0 Information Available to the Public
6.1 Information regarding collective bargaining proposals shall be made available to the public as required by law.
6.2 The District's and the exclusive representative's initial collective bargaining proposals, new subjects of bargaining, and proposed amendments to executed collective bargaining contracts shall be public records. Copies of any proposal shall be available at the public meeting when it is presented to the Board as an "Information" item or copies may be obtained from the Director, Personnel Services.
7.1 Individual and/or groups wishing to make charges or complaints regarding alleged violations of this procedure by District employees may do so in accordance with the Board's rules and regulations regarding complaints. Such allegations shall be referred to the office of the Vice Chancellor, Human and Resource Development.
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