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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 1. GENERAL [100 - 7931.000]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 4. PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES [1000 - 3599]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

CHAPTER 12. Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations [3560 - 3599]

  ( Chapter 12 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 744. )

ARTICLE 6.5. Supervisors [3580 - 3581.7]
  ( Article 6.5 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 744. )

3580.
  

Except as provided by this article, supervisory employees shall not have the rights, or be covered by, any provision or definition established by this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 744.)

3580.3.
  

“Supervisory employee” means any individual, regardless of the job description or title, having authority, in the interest of the employer to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline other employees, or responsibility to direct them, or to adjust their grievances, or effectively to recommend such action, if, in connection with the foregoing, the exercise of such authority is not of a merely routine or clerical nature, but requires the use of independent judgment. With respect to faculty or academic employees, any department chair, head of a similar academic unit or program, or other employee who performs the foregoing duties primarily in the interest of and on behalf of the members of the academic department, unit or program, shall not be deemed a supervisory employee solely because of such duties; provided, that with respect to the University of California and Hastings College of the Law, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that such an individual appointed by the employer to an indefinite term shall be deemed to be a supervisor. Employees whose duties are substantially similar to those of their subordinates shall not be considered to be supervisory employees.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 744.)

3580.5.
  

(a) Supervisory employees shall not participate in the handling of grievances on behalf of nonsupervisory employees. Nonsupervisory employees shall not participate in the handling of grievances on behalf of supervisory employees.

(b) Supervisory employees shall not participate in meet and confer sessions on behalf of nonsupervisory employees. Nonsupervisory employees shall not participate in meet and confer sessions on behalf of supervisory employees.

(c) The prohibition in subdivisions (a) and (b) shall not be construed to apply to the paid staff of an employee organization.

(d) Supervisory employees shall not vote on questions of ratification or rejection of memoranda of understanding reached on behalf of nonsupervisory employees.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 744.)

3581.1.
  

Supervisory employees shall have the right to form, join, and participate in the activities of employee organizations of their own choosing for the purpose of representation on all matters of supervisory employee-employer relations as set forth in Section 3581.3. Supervisory employees also shall have the right to refuse to join or participate in the activities of employee organizations and shall have the right to represent themselves individually in their employment relations with the employer.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 744.)

3581.2.
  

Employee organizations shall have the right to represent their supervisory employee members in their employment relations, including grievances, with the employer. Employee organizations may establish reasonable restrictions regarding who may join and may make reasonable provisions for the dismissal of employees from membership. Nothing in this section shall prohibit any employee from appearing on his or her own behalf or through his or her chosen representative in his or her employment relations and grievances with the higher education employer.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 744.)

3581.3.
  

The scope of representation for supervisory employees shall include all matters relating to employment conditions and supervisory employee-employer relations including wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 744.)

3581.4.
  

The higher education employer shall meet and confer with representatives of employee organizations upon request. Meet and confer means that they shall consider as fully as the employer deems reasonable such presentations as are made by the employee organization on behalf of its supervisory members prior to arriving at a determination of policy or course of action.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 744.)

3581.5.
  

The higher education employer shall allow a reasonable number of supervisory public employee representatives of verified employee organizations reasonable time off without loss of compensation or other benefits when meeting and conferring with representatives of the higher education employer on matters within the scope of representation.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 744.)

3581.6.
  

The higher education employer and employee organizations shall not interfere with, intimidate, restrain, coerce, or discriminate against supervisory employees because of their exercise of their rights under this article.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 744.)

3581.7.
  

Subject to review by the board, the higher education employer may adopt reasonable rules and regulations for the administration of supervisory employee-employer relations under this article. Such rules and regulations may include provisions for:

(a) Verifying that an employee organization does in fact represent supervisory employees of the employer.

(b) Verifying the official status of employee organization officers and representatives.

(c) Access of employee organization officers and representatives to work locations.

(d) Use of official bulletin boards and other means of communication by employee organizations.

(e) Furnishing nonconfidential information pertaining to supervisory employee relations to employee organizations.

(f) Such other matters as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this article.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 744.)

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