The Regents of the University of Michigan
Graduate Employees Organization
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Local 3550
May 7, 2002 February 1, 2005
Special conferences for important matters of mutual interest may be arranged between the Grievance Committee Chairperson and the designee (as listed in Article XV) of the provost. Such conferences will not be used to circumvent the grievance procedure.
Arrangement for such special conferences shall be made in advance by the submission of a written agenda setting forth the nature of the matters to be discussed. The meeting shall be scheduled within fourteen (14) calendar days of the submission of a written agenda unless the parties mutually agree to delay the meeting. Attendance at such meetings shall be limited to five (5) representatives of each party.
It is understood that any matter discussed, or any action taken pursuant to such conferences, shall in no way change or alter any of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement, or the rights of either the University or the Union under the terms of the Agreement.