Article 7



7.1              At the request of either party, representatives of Management and the Federation shall meet for the purpose of discussion of any matters of common interest arising out of the administration of this Contract.  Meetings will occur at times agreed to by Management and the Federation.


7.2              These meetings are not intended to bypass or substitute for any grievance or other review procedure of this Contract and shall not involve any re-negotiation of this Contract, nor shall they obligate the parties to modify any rights or duties they have hereunder.


7.3              Federation and Management agree to regularly discuss the issue of college-wide usage of sick leave by classified employees at Contract Administration meetings. The purpose of such discussions includes monitoring usage, examining the causes of sick leave usage and discussing ways of educating employees and managers on the purpose of sick leave and the intent of contract language regarding excessive absenteeism.