PERSONNEL RELATIONS AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
The Department shall establish and maintain a continuous program designed to ensure optimal employee-employer relations and morale in order to provide the most desirable environment for the development and education of all students. The program shall be structured to encompass, but not be limited to, the establishing and maintaining of a communication and informational system to alleviate employee dissatisfaction and concerns; the counseling of employees relative to present and future benefits as provided in federal and state programs; and in the recognition of employee services and their contributions.
EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM
The Department shall develop and maintain a communication and information program which provides for the establishment of a system to update and revise the School Code, and to develop new and/or revised informational materials for distribution to employees.
EMPLOYEE COUNSELING PROGRAM
The Department shall develop and maintain an employee counseling program encompassing, but not limited to, pre-retirement, post-retirement, health fund benefits, tax sheltered annuity, grievances and other activities calling for counseling services.
INCENTIVE AND SERVICE AWARDS PROGRAM
The Department shall establish and maintain a structured program of awards and incentives as prescribes by the State to recognize years of service and achievements of employees of the Department.
EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
The Department recognizes the right of its employees to join, or refrain from joining, any lawful employee organization. It also recognizes the right of eligible employees to participate in the affairs of a bona fide bargaining unit to the extent that may be consistent with law and regulation. The Department further acknowledges the right of lawfully designated employee organizations to serve as exclusive representative in negotiating on behalf of Department employees.
Revised: 9/1/70; Amended: 10/74; 6/86