ARTICLE 1 - PREAMBLE AND PURPOSE
This Agreement is made by and between the Board of Regents of the University of Washington,hereinafter referred to as the Employer, and the Service Employees International Union, Local925, AFL-CIO, hereinafter referred to as the Union.The Employer is the Board of Regents of the University of Washington acting through its agents,administrators, and supervisors as determined by the Board of Regents.Provisions of this Agreement apply to those regular monthly employees who are employed at theUniversity of Washington in classifications included in the Clerical Campuswide Nonsupervisory, Administrative Nonsupervisory, Media Services, and Data ProcessingBargaining Units (see Appendix I).The purpose of this Agreement is to set forth certain terms and conditions of employment and to promote orderly and peaceful labor relations between the parties. The parties agree that it has been and will be their mutual aim to promote systematic and effective employee-managementcooperation; fair and reasonable working conditions; effective methods for the prompt adjustmentof differences, misunderstandings, and disputes; and dignified and fair treatment of employees inthe implementation of all policies and procedures.
ARTICLE 2 - NONDISCRIMINATION/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Nondiscrimination. Neither the Employer nor the Union shall discriminate against anyemployee by reason of the following status: age, sex (except where age or sex is a bonafide occupational qualification), race or ethnic origin, color, creed, national origin,religion, disability, disabled or Vietnam era veteran, political affiliation, marital status,sexual orientation, or membership or nonmembership in a union.2.2
Policies. In conjunction with Federal and State Executive Orders, the Employer andthe Union agree on the need for an affirmative action approach to correct and reviewany inequities in the employment process. The Employer shall have and implementan affirmative action plan which requires the Employer to make special efforts torecruit, employ, retain, train, promote, encourage career development, and transfer qualified members of groups formerly excluded, even if that exclusion cannot betraced to particular discriminatory actions on the part of the Employer, and todevelop, implement, and monitor affirmative action goals and timetables for hiringand/or promoting members of protected groups into job classes/categories where ithas been determined that under-utilization exists.(b)
Applicable Law. The Union and the Employer agree to abide by and support theapplicable statutory and administrative laws pertaining to equal opportunity andelimination of employment inequities. In order to promote this policy, the Employer will continue its affirmative action program for qualified women, ethnic and racialminorities, persons of disability, persons age forty (40) and over, disabled veterans,and Vietnam era veterans.