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Effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017

This contract is an agreement between Association of College Educators, AFT Local 6554 and West Valley-Mission Community College District.

Article 22 Administrative Change to Member’s Permanent Assignment

22.1 Purpose

This article is for full-time members who are unable to continue fulfilling their load requirement in their current permanent assignment(s).

22.2 Definitions

A. Permanent Assignment

A member’s permanent assignment is the position or positions in the District Position Control File that the member is currently filling. As a result of implementing the options in this article, the member shall be filling all or part of a new permanent position or positions in the District Position Control File.

B. Transfer

A transfer is the reassignment of a member from the college or department where presently assigned to fill a full-time vacancy in which the member meets the minimum qualifications or equivalencies. The vacancy may be in another department at the same college or in the same or a different department at the other college.

C. Split Assignment

A split assignment is one in which a member holds permanent assignments in more than one department in which the member meets the minimum qualifications or equivalencies within the District.

D. Concurrent Assignment

A concurrent assignment is one in which a member holds permanent assignments in which the member meets the minimum qualifications or equivalencies at both Colleges.

22.3 Procedures

  1. The Division Chair and the appropriate Vice-President shall be notified by the member and the Department Chair if it is determined that the member no longer is able to maintain a full load within the member’s Department. The determination shall be made through program review and the performance goals process or by the member and/or the Department Chair. The appropriate Vice-President shall notify the Associate Vice-Chancellor of Human Resources and ACE, AFT 6554.
  2. After having met with the member to discuss assignment preferences and other options (such as retraining), the Division Chair shall meet with the appropriate Vice-President to ascertain alternatives for the member. The evaluation of alternatives shall include consultation with all affected departments and all affected departments may submit, in writing, an analysis of the impact on the department of any member reassignment.
  3. After consultation with the appropriate college President, the Vice-President shall meet with the member to make the administrative assignment to maintain load.
  4. The member shall receive written confirmation of the assignment within ten (10) days after the consultation meeting with the college President. Copies shall be sent to the member’s official personnel file, affected departments, ACE, AFT 6554 President, and the Associate Vice-Chancellor of Human Resources.

22.4 Member’s Rights

  1. Under this article, a member holding a permanent assignment in more than one department has the same rights and privileges of regular members of the involved departments.
  2. The member who receives an administrative assignment to maintain load shall have the same voting privileges in each department as other members in all departments to which the member is assigned. The member shall have only one vote on any Division- or College-wide issue.
  3. If seniority is used for any purpose within a department (such as the assignment of overloads), then seniority within the department shall be based on the date a member enters the department. Note, seniority within a department does not supersede the seniority rights established by law for purposes of a reduction in force (See Article 26).