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Article - State Personnel and Pensions


    (a)    Subject to subsections (b) and (c) of this section, with regard to the University System of Maryland, if an exclusive representative represents more than one bargaining unit of employees and requests to bargain a consolidated memorandum of understanding, the Chancellor and the exclusive representative shall negotiate the terms of one consolidated memorandum of understanding to apply to all bargaining units for employees of all system institutions represented by the exclusive representative.

    (b)    (1)    A consolidated memorandum of understanding shall include terms relating to:

            (i)    contracting out or supplementing bargaining unit work;

            (ii)    duration of the consolidated memorandum of understanding;

            (iii)    employee rights;

            (iv)    grievance and appeals of discipline;

            (v)    health, safety, and welfare, including personal protective equipment;

            (vi)    insurance related to health and other benefits;

            (vii)    union stewards;

            (viii)    labor management committees;

            (ix)    layoffs and recall;

            (x)    leave;

            (xi)    maintenance of membership;

            (xii)    management rights;

            (xiii)    nondiscrimination;

            (xiv)    performance evaluations;

            (xv)    personnel files;

            (xvi)    probationary periods;

            (xvii)    recognition and scope;

            (xviii)    retirement benefits;

            (xix)    tuition remission;

            (xx)    rights and responsibilities of essential workers;

            (xxi)    union rights; and

            (xxii)    wages and salaries.

        (2)    (i)    A president of a system institution, or the president’s designee, and the exclusive representative shall negotiate and enter into a separate agreement regarding the following matters:

                1.    designation of essential employees;

                2.    student breaks and holidays;

                3.    hours of work;

                4.    other compensation that does not directly impact wages or salary;

                5.    shift differentials;

                6.    teleworking; and

                7.    uniforms and equipment.

            (ii)    A consolidated memorandum of understanding may not include terms relating to the matters listed in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph.

        (3)    For a matter particular to a system institution that is not listed in paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection, the matter shall be negotiated:

            (i)    on mutual agreement and in writing, by the exclusive representative and the president of the system institution or the president’s designee; or

            (ii)    if the parties in item (i) of this paragraph cannot mutually agree, as part of the consolidated memorandum of understanding.

    (c)    On conclusion of negotiations under this section, all matters of agreement regarding matters listed in subsection (b)(1) and (b)(3) of this section shall be included in the consolidated memorandum of understanding.

    (d)    Subject to § 3–603 of this subtitle, the effective date of a consolidated memorandum of understanding under this section shall be July 1 to align with the fiscal year of the University System of Maryland and shall continue in effect until a subsequent June 30.

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