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UTLA Know Your Rights - Complete

UTLA Know Your Rights - Complete

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Know Your Rights
KYR001 1/28/2008
Act of Violence Leave
What are my leave rights if I am physically injured during an act of violence?If you are physically injured during an act or acts of violence related to and during yourperformance of duties, then you may be entitled to an extended leave of absence.You must follow the following procedure:1. Complete and file the following forms within 24 hours*:1.A “Police Report2.An “Act of Violence” Form3.A “Workers Compensation” Form4.An “Incident Report”*If you encounter any difficulties in filing any of the above reports see yourUTLA Chapter Chair for assistance2. Report, as soon as it becomes evident that a leave extension is to be requested, for aphysical examination by the employee health coordinator and receive approval as aresult of the examination.3. Apply in writing for the 60-day extension on a form to be provided by the District assoon as you see the need for the extension This form should be turned in to yourimmediate administrator.The determination of whether the injury was the result of an act of violence, and whetherthe act of violence was related to and during the performance of your duties shall bemade in the reasonable judgement of the Office of Risk management.The determination of whether the injury is disabling beyond the 60-day period shall bemade in the reasonable medical judgement of the employee health coordinator.You may be required to be evaluated by the employee health coordinator at any timeduring the extended period.
It is highly recommended that if you are physically injured during an act of violencethat you notify the Site Administrator and appropriate law enforcement authoritiesin addition to completing a written report of the injury in order to preserve yourright to file for an extended leave of absence, if needed.
Know Your Rights
KYR013 3/8/2008
Administrative Transfers
While the assignment of personnel is customarily a management right, UTLAhas negotiatedlanguage to defend the rights of our members who feel a strong connection to their studentsand their work sites.
 – The proposed administrative transfer cannot be arbitrary or capricious but must be“deemed to be in the best interest of the educational program of the District.” Article XI,Section 2.0.
 – Anyone facing an administrative transfer should be notified and counseled by theresponsible administrator. It is imperative that you request written reasons for the transfer. Article XI, Section 2.0.
 – You have the right to request, in writing, a mediation within (5) days after receiv-ing notice. If the District does not agree to the mediation, you have fifteen (15) days to file agrievance. Article XI, Section 2.1.1.
Mandatory Mediation
 – Where the proposed transfer is due to “reasons related to the exer-cise of protected Union activity,” you have a right to mediation. Article XI, Section 2.1.2.
 – If the matter is not resolved through mediation, or if the District refuses to grantthe requested mediation, you may file a grievance within fifteen (15) days. Article XI, Sections2.1.1(d), 2.1.2(b).
 – Whether you are contesting the transfer through mediation or through thegrievance processes, confidentiality rules apply; accordingly, the issues and circumstancessurrounding the proposed transfer cannot be discussed publicly. Article XI, Section 2.1.3; Article V, Section 4.0-4.1.

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