Posted to: Pamela S. Chally, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The UNF Constitution requires that department chairs “Department Chairs shall have an understanding of applicable collective bargaining agreements.” However anecdotal evidence suggests that some Department Chairs do not have a basic understanding of the UNF-UFF agreement. This lack of understanding can result in dysfunctional conflict, unnecessary grievances, and in some instances law suits. What training is provided to new chairs for understanding the CBA? What training is provided to existing administrators to update them on changes to the CBA? The UNF administration spends hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for an outside lawyer to represent them in CBA negotiations, how much money is spent on compliance training?
Response from the Floor by Provost Chally
That is an area that I believe we can improve. It is my intention that there will be a training for those individuals identified.