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AGREEMENT

BETWEEN
NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY,
and
AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION, LOCAL 726, AFL-CIO

Effective
December 18, 1997

TABLE OF CONTENTS
A R T I C L E I . - GENERAL
S E C T I O N 1.1
SECTION 1.2
S E C T I O N 1.3
SECTION 1.4
SECTION 1.5
SECTION 1.6
SECTION 1.7
S E C T I O N 1-8
SECTION 1.9
SECTION 1.10
SECTION 1.11
SECTION 1.12
SECTION 1.13
S E C T I O N 1.14
SECTION 1,15
SECTION 1.16
SECTION 1.17
SECTION 1.18
SECTION 1.19
SECTION 1.20
SECTION 1.21
SECTION 1.22
SECTION 1.23
SECTION 1.24
SECTION 1.25
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D E C L A R A T I O N O F PURPOSE
RECOGNITION
E N T I R E AGREEMENT
D R A F T I N G O F AGREEMENT
NO S T R I K E C L A U S E
MANAGEMENT R I G H T S AND E M P L O Y E E R I G H T S
RECIPROCAL OBLIGATIONS
HUMAN R E L A T I O N S COMMITTEE
WAGES
W E L F A R E B E N E F I T TRUST
,
O V E R T I M E CONTROL
FARMING OUT O F WORK
" C O P E " DEDUCTIONS
R E L E A S E TIME
I M P L E M E N T A T I O N OF A R B I T R A L AWARDS
R U L E S AND REGULATIONS
NEW JOB T I T L E S / R E Q U I R E M E N T S
D R U G / C O N T R O L L E D SUBSTANCE AND ALCOHOL P O L I C I E S ,
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
E D U C A T I O N FUND
S A F E T Y COMMITTEE
NO L A Y O F F S
LUMP SUM PAYMENT
L O N G E V I T Y PAYMENT
WORK E X P E R I E N C E PROGRAM

A R T I C L E I I . - T R A N S I T A U T H O R I T Y - GENERAL
SECTION 2.1
- G R I E V A N C E AND A R B I T R A T I O N PROCEDURES
SECTION 2 . 2
- RUN AND WORK S C H E D U L I N G PROCEDURES
SECTION 2 . 3
- PAYMENT WHERE CHARGES A R E P R E F E R R E D A G A I N S T E M P L O Y E E S .
SECTION 2.4
- VACATION
SECTION 2 . 5
- HOLIDAYS
SECTION 2 . 6
- S I C K LEAVE
SECTION 2 . 7
- I N J U R Y ON DUTY
SECTION 2.8
- J U R Y DUTY
SECTION 2 . 9
- L E A V E S O F A B S E N C E WITH PAY
SECTION 2 . 1 0
- L E A V E O F A B S E N C E FOR DEATH I N F A M I L Y
SECTION 2.11
- L E A V E S O F A B S E N C E WITHOUT PAY
SECTION 2.12
- L E A V E S O F A B S E N C E NOT TO B E GRANTED TO PERFORM WORK
O U T S I D E T H E A U T H O R I T Y ' S EMPLOYMENT
S E C T I O N 2 . 1 3 - PAYMENT FOR T I M E A T T E N D I N G HEARINGS OR I N V E S T I G A T I O N S .
SECTION 2.14
- PAYMENT FOR T I M E CONSUMED FOR P H Y S I C A L E X A M I N A T I O N S . . .
S E C T I O N 2 . 1 5 - PAYMENT FOR ATTENDANCE AT C I V I L S E R V I C E E X A M I N A T I O N S . .
SECTION 2.16 - PHYSICAL D I S A B I L I T Y
S E C T I O N 2 . 1 7 - EMERGENCY WORK
SECTION 2.18
- UNIFORMS
S E C T I O N 2 . 1 9 - M I S C E L L A N E O U S PAYMENTS
SECTION 2.20
- AGENCY SHOP F E E
SECTION 2.21
- E M P L O Y E E R E C O G N I T I O N PROGRAM
S E C T I O N 2 . 2 2 - S E N I O R I T Y UPON DEMOTION
S E C T I O N 2 . 2 3 - PAYMENT FOR T I M E S P E N T AT DRUG AND ALCOHOL T E S T I N G , , . .

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ARTICLE I I I SECTION
SECTION
SECTION
SECTION

DEPARTMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS


3 . 1 - TRANSPORTATION
3 . 2 - MAINTENANCE
3 . 3 - PLANT & EQUIPMENT
3.4 - DISTRIBUTION SUBDIVISION

ARTICLE IV.

CONCLUSION

91

4.0

91

SECTION

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX A

62
62
75
81
86

93

APPENDIX

99

APPENDIX

C -

DRUGS AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES P O L I C Y / I N S T R U C T I O N

103

APPENDIX

D -

ALCOHOL P O L I C Y / I N S T R U C T I O N

110

APPENDIX

E -

HOLIDAY S C H E D U L E

117

APPENDIX

F -

SIDE LETTER

118

APPENDIX G -

SIDE LETTER

APPENDIX H -

SIDE LETTER

121

APPENDIX

123

SIDE

APPENDIX J

MISCELLANEOUS

LETTER
1997-1999 SIDE

LETTERS

119

125

APPENDIX K -

PENDING A R B I T R A T I O N D I S C I P L I N A R Y CASE S T A T U S R E P O R T

128

APPENDIX

MAINTENANCE P R O D U C T I V I T Y S T I P U L A T I O N

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AGREEMENT made as o f t h e 1 8 t h day o f December, 1597 b y and b e t w e e n t h e NEW YORK


CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY
(hereinafter
r e f e r r e d t o a s t h e "AUTHORITY")
and
AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION, LOCAL 726, A F L - C I O ( h e r e i n a f t e r r e f e r r e d t o as t h e
"UNION").

ARTICLE I . - GENERAL
SECTION 1.1 -

DECLARATION OF PURPOSE

The A u t h o r i t y a n d t h e U n i o n ,
t h e i r d e s i r e s and o b l i g a t i o n s :

i n s i g n i n g t h i s Agreement,

A. To a s s u r e t o t h e p e o p l e o f t h e C i t y
s a f e and dependable t r a n s p o r t a t i o n s e r v i c e .

are governed

o f New Y o r k e f f i c i e n t ,

B. To p r o v i d e h o u r l y p a i d e m p l o y e e s o f t h e A u t h o r i t y
working c o n d i t i o n s and grievance procedures.

by

economical,

w i t h wages,

hours,

C. To p r o t e c t t h e i n t e r e s t o f t h e p u b l i c t h r o u g h a d e f i n i t e u n d e r s t a n d i n g
of t h e r e s p e c t i v e r i g h t s , d u t i e s , p r i v i l e g e s , r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s , and o b l i g a t i o n s
o f t h e A u t h o r i t y , t h e employees, and t h e Union.
SECTION 1.2 -

RECOGNITION

The A u t h o r i t y r e c o g n i z e s t h e Union as t h e e x c l u s i v e b a r g a i n i n g r e p r e s e n t a t i v e a n d
t h e e x c l u s i v e r e p r e s e n t a t i v e f o r t h e p r e s e n t i n g and p r o c e s s i n g o f employee
g r i e v a n c e s o f a l l o f t h e h o u r l y p a i d o p e r a t i n g and maintenance employees o f t h e
A u t h o r i t y i n t h e t i t l e s l i s t e d i n A p p e n d i x A, a t t a c h e d h e r e t o a n d made a p a r t
h e r e o f , i n t h e S t a t e n I s l a n d Bus D i v i s i o n .

SECTION 1.3 - ENTIRE AGREEMENT


This Agreement c o n s t i t u t e s t h e s o l e a n d e n t i r e e x i s t i n g Agreement between t h e
p a r t i e s , superseding a l l p r i o r Agreements o r a l and written, and incorporating t h e
1982

a r b i t r a t i o n panel a w a r d ,

t h e 1980 and 1978 Agreements a n d the l e t t e r s

appended thereto, and relevant Sections of Part I I I o f t h e Rules and Regulations


and the appropriate schedules of working conditions, as w e l l as the 1985
Memorandum of Understanding, the November 20, 1989 Memorandum o f Understanding,
the September 4, 1992 Memorandum of Understanding, the February 24, 1995
Memorandum of Understanding/ the S t i p u l a t i o n of Agreement dated November 7, 1995
adopting the terms of the Rubin Award, the December 18, 1997 Memorandum of
Understanding and the miscellaneous agreements attached hereto as Appendix K.
T h i s p r o v i s i o n does not preclude c o n s i d e r a t i o n of evidence as t o an
e s t a b l i s h e d past p r a c t i c e by the I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r , who s h a l l determine what
weight to a t t a c h t o i t i n l i g h t o f the other p r o v i s i o n s of t h i s Agreement.
In the event that e i t h e r party a s s e r t s the e x i s t e n c e of a past p r a c t i c e , such
p r a c t i c e s h a l l be r e s o l v e d pursuant to t h e following: i f e i t h e r p a r t y n o t i f i e s
the other i n w r i t i n g o r by telegram that the disputed p r a c t i c e r e q u i r e s prompt
r e s o l u t i o n , then the s e n i o r Labor-Management committee s h a l l have f i v e (5) days
to review or r e s o l v e the matter only a f t e r which e i t h e r party may submit the
disputed p r a c t i c e to the Impartial A r b i t r a t o r f o r an expedited d e c i s i o n .
Neither party waives any of t h e i r r i g h t s or p o s i t i o n s that c u r r e n t l y e x i s t
under t h i s Agreement.

SECTION 1 . 4

DRAFTING OF AGREEMENT

T h i s c o l l e c t i v e b a r g a i n i n g a g r e e m e n t b e t w e e n t h e p a r t i e s h a s been w r i t t e n as a
s i n g l e document c o n s o l i d a t i n g 1 9 8 0 a n d 1 9 7 8 a g r e e m e n t s a n d t h e l e t t e r s appended
t h e r e t o , r e l e v a n t s e c t i o n s o f P a r t I I I o f t h e R u l e s a n d R e g u l a t i o n s and t h e
a p p r o p r i a t e schedules o f w o r k i n g c o n d i t i o n s , t h e 1982 a r b i t r a t i o n p a n e l award,
t h e 1 9 8 5 Memorandum o f U n d e r s t a n d i n g , t h e 1 9 8 9 Memorandum o f U n d e r s t a n d i n g , t h e
September 4 , 1 9 9 2 Memorandum o f U n d e r s t a n d i n g ,
t h e F e b r u a r y 2 4 , 1 9 9 5 Memorandum
o f U n d e r s t a n d i n g , t h e S t i p u l a t i o n o f A g r e e m e n t d a t e d November 7 , 1 9 9 5 a d o p t i n g
t h e t e r m s o f t h e R u b i n A w a r d , t h e December 1 8 , 1 9 9 7 Memorandum o f U n d e r s t a n d i n g
a n d t h e m i s c e l l a n e o u s a g r e e m e n t s a t t a c h e d h e r e t o as A p p e n d i x K.
I n d r a f t i n g t h e d e f i n i t i v e a g r e e m e n t , t h e p a r t i e s , b y m u t u a l agreement may
have r e p h r a s e d , r e w r i t t e n , e d i t e d , d e l e t e d o r o t h e r w i s e c h a n g e d t h e w o r d i n g o f
v a r i o u s p r o v i s i o n s i n o r d e r t o e x p r e s s more a c c u r a t e l y t h e i n t e n t i o n o f t h e
p a r t i e s , t o a c h i e v e g r e a t e r c l a r i t y , o r make s u c h o t h e r changes t h a t t h e p a r t i e s
may have a g r e e d u p o n , p r o v i d e d t h a t t h e o r i g i n a l m e a n i n g a n d i n t e n t has been
maintainedI n t h e event o f any subsequent d i s p u t e over t h e i n t e r p r e t a t i o n o r
a p p l i c a t i o n o f any such e d i t e d o r r e w r i t t e n p r o v i s i o n , t h e i n t e n t o f t h e o r i g i n a l
language s h a l l be c o n t r o l l i n g .

SECTION 1 . 5

NO S T R I K E

CLAUSE

D u r i n g t h e t e r m o f t h i s Agreement t h e r e s h a l l be no s t r i k e , s i t - d o w n , s l o w - d o w n ,
stoppage of work, or w i l l f u l a b s t i n e n c e , i n whole or i n p a r t ,
from the
full,
faithful
and p r o p e r
performance
of
the
duties
of
employees
authorized
or
sanctioned by the Union.

SECTION 1 . 6
A.

MANAGEMENT R I G H T S AND EMPLOYEE

Management

RIGHTS

Rights

W i t h o u t l i m i t a t i o n upon t h e e x e r c i s e o f any o f i t s s t a t u t o r y powers or


r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s , t h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l have t h e u n q u e s t i o n e d r i g h t t o e x e r c i s e a l l
n o r m a l l y a c c e p t e d management p r e r o g a t i v e s , i n c l u d i n g t h e r i g h t t o f i x o p e r a t i n g
and personnel s c h e d u l e s , impose l a y o f f s , d e t e r m i n e work l o a d s , arrange t r a n s f e r s ,
o r d e r new w o r k a s s i g n m e n t s , a n d i s s u e a n y o t h e r d i r e c t i v e i n t e n d e d t o c a r r y o u t
its
managerial
responsibilities
to
operate
the
transit
facilities
safely,
e f f i c i e n t l y , and economically.
B.

Employee

Rights

1) T h e A u t h o r i t y
is
committed t o
assuring
that
the dignity
of
each
employee i s r e s p e c t e d a t a l l t i m e s .
Management s h a l l t r e a t employees f a i r l y and
reasonably, and s h a l l assure t h a t employees are not d i s c i p l i n e d without proper
cause, and t h a t t h e y a r e n o t i f i e d as e x p e d i t i o u s l y as r e a s o n a b l e w i t h r e s p e c t t o
any a l l e g e d v i o l a t i o n s c h a r g e d b y management.
2 ) The
above
f o l l o w i n g manner:

policy

shall

be

enforceable

by

the

Onion

only

in

a. Any Union V i c e - P r e s i d e n t
who h a s
reason to believe
that
any
employee has been t r e a t e d i n a manner i n c o n s i s t e n t w i t h t h i s p o l i c y
may s u b m i t t o h i s / h e r c o u n t e r p a r t i n m a n a g e m e n t t h e O n i o n ' s p r o o f o f
this allegation.
The a l l e g a t i o n s h a l l be i n v e s t i g a t e d .
W i t h i n two

the

{2} w e e k s , management s h a l l s u b m i t t o t h e U n i o n a r e p o r t
f i n d i n g on t h e a l l e g a t i o n a n d a n y p r o p o s e d a c t i o n .

stating

its

b. I f the Union i s
unsatisfied
with the r e p o r t
on t h e
proposed
findings,
it
may
submit
the
matter
to
the
Authority's
Vice
President-Labor Relations.
He/she s h a l l w i t h i n t h i r t y
(30)
days
advise the l o c a l p r e s i d e n t of h i s / h e r d e c i s i o n .
The d e c i s i o n of the
Authority's
Vice
President,
Labor R e l a t i o n s
s h a l l be
final
and
non-arbitrable.

SECTION

1.7

RECIPROCAL

OBLIGATIONS

The U n i o n f u l l y a c c e p t s
the A u t h o r i t y ' s b a s i c r i g h t
t o manage
the
transit
p r o p e r t i e s a n d e x e r c i s e t h e management p r e r o g a t i v e s s t a t e d i n S e c t i o n 1 . 6 ( A ) , a n d
i n t h e laws c r e a t i n g the A u t h o r i t y and agrees t o c o o p e r a t e w i t h t h e A u t h o r i t y i n
a joint effort
to p l a c e and keep the t r a n s i t s y s t e m on a s a f e ,
efficient,
economical operating b a s i s .
The A u t h o r i t y r e c o g n i z e s t h a t i n t h e e x e r c i s e o f i t s
r i g h t s a n d p r e r o g a t i v e s t o manage t h e t r a n s i t p r o p e r t i e s , a s s e t f o r t h i n S e c t i o n
1.6(A) above and i n t h i s S e c t i o n , t h e y w i l l p r e s e r v e t h e r i g h t s o f t h e employees
and/or t h e i r r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s through t h e l e g a l and o r d e r l y p r o c e s s e s p r o v i d e d for
i n S e c t i o n s 2.1 and 2.2 h e r e o f .

SECTION

1.8

HUMAN R E L A T I O N S

COMMITTEE

The A u t h o r i t y a n d t h e
Union
agree
to
establish
a
Human
Relations
Committee,
consisting
of
three
(3)
distinguished
members
of
the
public,
knowledgeable
i n the
f i e l d of
labor
relations
a n d New Y o r k
City
transit
operations.
The members o f t h e C o m m i t t e e a n d i t s c h a i r m a n s h a l l be j o i n t l y
a g r e e d upon by t h e p a r t i e s .
The f u n c t i o n o f t h e C o m m i t t e e w i l l be t o meet
p e r i o d i c a l l y w i t h t h e p a r t i e s t o r e v i e w p r o g r e s s t h a t h a s b e e n made i n c o n n e c t i o n
with agreements w i t h r e s p e c t to working c o n d i t i o n s , d i s c i p l i n a r y procedures,
w o r k e r s ' s e c u r i t y , p r o d u c t i v i t y and such o t h e r o v e r a l l p r o b l e m s , as the p a r t i e s
f r o m t i m e t o t i m e , b y a g r e e m e n t may r e f e r t o s u c h C o m m i t t e e .
I t i s expected that
t h e C o m m i t t e e , a f t e r c o n s i d e r a t i o n o f s u c h p r o b l e m s a s a r e p r e s e n t e d t o i t , may
make s u c h r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s o r s u g g e s t i o n s f o r c o n s i d e r a t i o n o f t h e p a r t i e s w i t h
r e s p e c t to such s u b j e c t s as w i l l s e r v e to produce harmonious r e l a t i o n s i n order
that
t h e r e be a minimum o f i s s u e s
concerning the p a r t i e s
d u r i n g the
next
n e g o t i a t i o n s so t h a t r e l i a n c e on c o n t r a c t d e a d l i n e p r e s s u r e s c a n be m i n i m i z e d .
The f o r e g o i n g a c t i v i t i e s a n d p r o c e d u r e s a r e n o t i n a n y way i n t e n d e d t o
replace free
and r e s p o n s i b l e
negotiations
between t h e p a r t i e s .
Therefore,
n e i t h e r t h e Onion n o r t h e A u t h o r i t y a g r e e s t o be bound b y t h e recommendations o r
suggestions
of
the
Committee.
Their
objective
is
to
secure
third-party
a s s i s t a n c e o f a n i n f o r m e d n a t u r e a n d o f t h e i r own s e l e c t i o n .

SECTION 1.9
A.

WAGES

Wages

1 ) T h e wage r a t e s f o r h o u r l y p a i d e m p l o y e e s s e r v i n g i n p o s i t i o n s
i n Appendix A, a t t a c h e d h e r e t o , s h a l l be t h e f o l l o w i n g :

set

E f f e c t i v e December 18, 1997, t h e r a t e s i n e f f e c t on September


s h a l l c o n t i n u e as s e t f o r t h i n Appendices A and B, i n the
h e a d e d S e p t e m b e r 1,
1996.

forth

1, 1 9 9 6
columns

E f f e c t i v e N o v e m b e r 1,
and B, i n t h e columns
B.

Night

1998, the r a t e s
h e a d e d November

set forth
1,
1998.

in said

Appendices

Differential

1) N i g h t d i f f e r e n t i a l s h a l l b e p a i d a t t h e a p p l i c a b l e r a t e s p e c i f i e d i n
A p p e n d i x B f o r h o u r s w o r k e d b e g i n n i n g a t 6 p . m . on o n e d a y a n d e n d i n g a t
5:59
a . m . t h e n e x t s u c c e e d i n g d a y , e x c e p t t h a t on w e e k e n d s , t h e d i f f e r e n t i a l s h a l l be
p e r work h o u r f o r a l l h o u r s w o r k e d b e t w e e n 6 p . m . on F r i d a y n i g h t and 5 : 5 9 a.m.
on Monday m o r n i n g .
2) H o u r s . . w o r k e d , f o r t h e p u r p o s e s o f t h i s s u b d i v i s i o n , s h a l l i n c l u d e a l l
hours w i t h i n the time L i m i t s s p e c i f i e d above, i n c l u d i n g a l l hours which are paid
as p a r t of t h e e m p l o y e e ' s r e g u l a r
schedule.
C.

ITHP

The A u t h o r i t y w i l l c o n t i n u e t o p r o v i d e f o r t h e e m p l o y e e s c o v e r e d by t h i s
A g r e e m e n t who a r e m e m b e r s o f t h e New Y o r k C i t y E m p l o y e e s ' R e t i r e m e n t S y s t e m a n d
who a r e e l i g i b l e a n d d o n o t e l e c t t o c o n t r i b u t e t o t h e r e t i r e m e n t s y s t e m f o r t h e
r i g h t to r e t i r e a f t e r
twenty
(20)
years
of allowable s e r v i c e as a
transit
employee
with
retirement
allowance
payable
at
or
after
age
fifty
(50),
pensions-for-increased-take-home-pay
b e n e f i t s t o the e x t e n t o f a reduced r a t e of
c o n t r i b u t i o n f a c t o r o f two and one h a l f p e r c e n t (2-1/2%) d u r i n g t h e t e r m of t h i s
Agreement,
provided,
however,
that
there
shall
be
in existence
enabling
l e g i s l a t i o n w h i c h w i l l p e r m i t t h e A u t h o r i t y , w i t h t h e a p p r o v a l o f t h e Mayor, to
provide such b e n e f i t .
D.

Pre-qualification

Training

E m p l o y e e s h i r e d o n o r a f t e r D e c e m b e r 1 8 , 1997 i n e n t r y l e v e l j o b s s h a l l be
p a i d a t t h e c u r r e n t n a t i o n a l minimum wage f o r t h e e s t a b l i s h e d t r a i n i n g p e r i o d
agreed-upon by t h e p a r t i e s ,
f o r up t o f i v e
(5) work d a y s .
Upon c o m p l e t i o n o f
their
first
week of employment,
they w i l l
b e g i n on t h e h i r i n g s c a l e
wage
p r o g r e s s i o n for t h e i r t i t l e as o u t l i n e d i n Appendix A.
However, n o t h i n g i n t h i s
Agreement s h a l l l i m i t Management's
r i g h t to establish different
periods
for
training.
E.

Late

Payment

Penalties

The A u t h o r i t y c o m m i t s i t s e l f t o t a k e m e a s u r e s n e c e s s a r y t o s e e t o
employees a r e p a i d a l l m o n i e s e a r n e d b y them i n a t i m e l y f a s h i o n .
The p a r t i e s a g r e e t h a t
redress s i t u a t i o n s where:

such

measures

as

stated

1.

an employee has been improperly


no f a u l t o f h i s own, o r

2.

an employee has monies due h i m as a r e s u l t


or grievance hearing decision.

underpaid

below

shall

his regular

o f an

pay

be

it

taken

through

arbitration

that

to

T h i r t y ( 3 0 ) d a y s f r o m when t h e l i a b i l i t y a c c r u e d , a f l a t p e n a l t y f o r each
f u l l t h i r t y ( 3 0 ) c a l e n d a r days s h a l l be added t o t h e amount due a c c o r d i n g t o t h e
following schedule;

F.

Amount

Owed

Penalty

$100
$200
$300
$400
$500

199
299
399
499
above

$2
$3
$4
$5
$10

Gainsharing

Program.

1. I t i s the i n t e n t of the p a r t i e s to e s t a b l i s h a G a i n s h a r i n g
whereby employees
who p a r t i c i p a t e
i n j o i n t l y adopted programs
to
productivity w i l l receive a share of the savings
generated.

Program,
increase

2. A J o i n t
Onion-Management C o m m i t t e e composed o f two
(2)
management
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s a n d two (2) u n i o n r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s w i l l m e e t t o c o n s i d e r work
p r o d u c t i v i t y i s s u e s which w i l l enhance the cost e f f e c t i v e n e s s and/or e f f i c i e n c y
of t h e A u t h o r i t y .
T h e Committee w i l l r e v i e w c u r r e n t work p r a c t i c e s and c o n s i d e r
alternatives
which
will
reduce
the
cost
of
operating
the
system
without
diminishing service.
However, t h e A u t h o r i t y waive none o f t h e i r r i g h t
to
e x e r c i s e a l l m a n a g e m e n t p r e r o g a t i v e s a s s e t f o r t h i n t h e Management R i g h t s c l a u s e
of t h e Agreement, i n c l u d i n g but n o t l i m i t e d t o the l e v e l and t y p e of s e r v i c e
enhancement:
nor does the Union waive any c o n t r a c t u a l r i g h t or working c o n d i t i o n
secured to i t by the c o l l e c t i v e b a r g a i n i n g
agreement.
3 . Upon t h e r e c o m m e n d a t i o n o f a J o i n t C o m m i t t e e t o i m p l e m e n t a g a i n s h a r i n g
project,
a p r o g r a m s h a l l be e s t a b l i s h e d .
The s a v i n g s
associated
w i t h any
gainsharing
program,
w h i c h may i n c l u d e a p i l o t
phase
if
the committee
so
recommends, w i l l be d e t e r m i n e d b y p e r i o d i c a u d i t s c o n d u c t e d b y t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s
Office of I n t e r n a l Audit.
I f the Union disagrees
with the findings of the
A u t h o r i t y ' s O f f i c e of I n t e r n a l A u d i t , t h e p a r t i e s w i l l s e l e c t an independent
outside auditor.
I f t h e p a r t i e s c a n n o t a g r e e on a i n d e p e n d e n t o u t s i d e a u d i t o r ,
the
contract
arbitrator
will
select
an independent
outside
auditor.
The
d e t e r m i n a t i o n o f t h e i n d e p e n d e n t o u t s i d e a u d i t o r w i l l be b i n d i n g on t h e p a r t i e s .
A f t e r c o m p l e t i o n o f a u d i t i n g , t h e c o s t s a v i n g s w i l l be q u a n t i f i e d .
4 . E f f e c t i v e May 1 , 1 9 9 3 , o r o n a s u b s e q u e n t d a t e a s d e s c r i b e d b e l o w ,
savings
thus q u a n t i f i e d s h a l l be d i s t r i b u t e d to employees i n v o l v e d i n each
program as f o l l o w s :
a sum u p t o b u t n o t t o e x c e e d 1% o f t h e a n n u a l w a g e s o f t h e
e m p l o y e e s s h a l l b e d i s t r i b u t e d t o e m p l o y e e s a s wage i n c r e a s e s , p r o v i d e d h o w e v e r ,
t h a t wage r a t e s may n o t v a r y f o r a n y p a r t i c u l a r t i t l e .
A n y t h i n g beyond s h a l l be
d i v i d e d as f o l l o w s :
1/3 t o e m p l o y e e s , i n c a s h : 1/3 t o t h e A u t h o r i t y ; a n d 1/3 t o
p r o v i d e s e r v i c e enhancements t o t h e p u b l i c p r o v i d e d t h a t the A u t h o r i t y i s not
otherwise r e q u i r e d to reduce e x i s t i n g s e r v i c e .
I f t h e q u a n t i f i e d s a v i n g s do n o t
g e n e r a t e 1% o f t h e a n n u a l w a g e s o f t h e e m p l o y e e s b y May 1, 1 9 9 3 , t h e 1% wage
i n c r e a s e w i l l b e made e f f e c t i v e o n t h e s u b s e q u e n t d a t e w h e n t h e 1% s a v i n g s
is
annualized.
I n o r d e r t o p r e v e n t c r e a t i n g d i f f e r e n t w a g e r a t e s f o r t h e same
t i t l e , t h e 1% w a g e i n c r e a s e m a y , b y a g r e e m e n t o f t h e p a r t i e s , b e c o n v e r t e d i n t o
a cash payment.
5. By m u t u a l a g r e e m e n t , t h e p a r t i e s
I n t h i s c a s e , the payments a s s o c i a t e d w i t h
shall also
cease.

are

6.
not

may d i s c o n t i n u e g a i n s h a r i n g p r o g r a m s .
s u c h d i s c o n t i n u e d g a i n s h a r i n g programs

The r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s o f a J o i n t C o m m i t t e e a n d t h e amount o f c o s t s a v i n g s
subject
to
the
grievance
procedure
of
the
collective
bargaining
5

agreement.
Recommendations o f t h e Committee t o p r o c e e d w i t h a G a i n s h a r i n g
p r o j e c t must b e u n a n i m o u s l y a p p r o v e d b y i t s members.
In t h e event o f
d i s a g r e e m e n t e i t h e r p a r t y may a p p e a l a d e c i s i o n o f t h e C o m m i t t e e t o t h e
P r e s i d e n t s o f t h e A u t h o r i t y and t h e Union.
F a i l u r e o f t h e Committee and t h e
p r e s i d e n t s t o a g r e e o n a p r o j e c t recommendation w i l l b e deemed a r e j e c t i o n o f t h e
project.
SECTION 1.10
A.

WELFARE

Basic

BENEFIT

TRUST

Benefits

1) T h e T r u s t h e r e t o f o r e
created for the purpose of providing for
all
h o u r l y - r a t e d employees r e p r e s e n t e d by the Union i n t i t l e s l i s t e d i n Appendix A
a n d p e n s i o n e r s who r e t i r e d f r o m s u c h p o s i t i o n s
in titles
r e p r e s e n t e d by the
Union, such m e d i c a l , s u r g i c a l , or other h e a l t h b e n e f i t s as the A u t h o r i t y , the
U n i o n a n d t h e T r u s t e e s may j o i n t l y a g r e e u p o n s h a l l b e c o n t i n u e d d u r i n g t h e t e r m
of t h i s Agreement, but o n l y f o r t h e purpose of p r o v i d i n g s u p p l e m e n t a l
health
benefits.
The t r u s t e e s w i l l continue to decide appeals of d e n i a l s of
benefits
and e l i g i b i l i t y
issues,
and w i l l
be i n f o r m e d o f
and have i n p u t
into
any
a d m i n i s t r a t i v e c h a n g e s t h a t may i m p a c t u p o n t h o s e r e c e i v i n g b e n e f i t s ,
i n the
event of a d i s p u t e concerning any a d m i n i s t r a t i v e change, the P r e s i d e n t of the
Union and t h e V i c e P r e s i d e n t o f L a b o r R e l a t i o n s o f t h e A u t h o r i t y w i l l meet to
resolve the dispute.
H e n c e f o r t h , and commencing December 18, 1 9 9 7 , t h e A u t h o r i t y
w i l l d i r e c t l y p r o v i d e t h e b a s i c b e n e f i t s h e r e t o f o r e p r o v i d e d by t h e H e a l t h and
Welfare Fund.
T h e same l e v e l o f b e n e f i t s w i l l c o n t i n u e t o b e p r o v i d e d .
Provided
t h a t t h e U n i o n a g r e e s , t h e A u t h o r i t y may c h a n g e a n y o f t h e e x i s t i n g b a s i c b e n e f i t
providers.
2} D u r i n g t h e t e r m o f t h i s A g r e e m e n t ,
employees covered by the T r u s t ,
except
retirees,
s h a l l be g i v e n a c h o i c e between t h e p l a n o f
the
"Health
I n s u r a n c e P l a n o f G r e a t e r New Y o r k "
(HIP/HMO) a n d t h e p l a n o f " G r o u p H e a l t h
I n s u r a n c e , I n c . - Comprehensive B e n e f i t P l a n " (GHI/CBP)
IS10 employee co-payment
for p a r t i c i p a t i n g p r o v i d e r s e r v i c e s , d i a g n o s t i c , l a b o r a t o r y , and X - r a y s e r v i c e s ) ,
i n c o m b i n a t i o n w i t h E m p i r e B l u e C r o s s - B l u e S h i e l d ($50 i n - h o s p i t a l d e d u c t i b l e ) .
I n a d d i t i o n , e f f e c t i v e December 1 8 , 1997, t h e A u t h o r i t y a g r e e s t o p r o v i d e GHI a n d
Blue Cross dependent student coverage,
f o r c o l l e g e s t u d e n t s up t o 23 y e a r s o l d .
E f f e c t i v e December 18, 1997, a c t i v e employees w i l l a l s o have the o p t i o n to choose
f r o m a menu o f t h r e e HMO p r o v i d e r s { N Y L C a r e , S a n i s , a n d U . S . H e a l t h c a r e ) t h r o u g h
w h i c h t h e i n d i v i d u a l may c h o o s e t o o b t a i n c o v e r a g e f o r b a s i c b e n e f i t s i n l i e u o f
t h e c u r r e n t B l u e C r o s s / G H I o r H I P c o v e r a g e , p r o v i d e d t h a t t h e employee s h a l l be
o b l i g a t e d t o p a y t h e d i f f e r e n c e between t h e premium c o s t f o r s u c h c o v e r a g e w i t h
s u c h a l t e r n a t i v e p r o v i d e r and t h e premium c o s t c h a r g e d b y H I P f o r t h e e q u i v a l e n t
coverage
(i.e.,
i n d i v i d u a l or family).
Payment f o r
t h a t premium s h a l l
be
d e d u c t e d from t h e e m p l o y e e ' s p a y c h e c k on a b i w e e k l y b a s i s .
3) R e t i r e e s s h a l l be e n t i t l e d t o be g i v e n a c h o i c e b e t w e e n t h e p l a n o f t h e
" H e a l t h I n s u r a n c e P l a n o f G r e a t e r New Y o r k , I n c . " (HIP/HMO) o r t h e p l a n o f " G r o u p
H e a l t h I n s u r a n c e , I n c . - Expanded F a m i l y P l a n " i n combination w i t h Empire Blue
C r o s s - B l u e S h i e l d (120
d a y p l a n ) . T h o s e e l i g i b l e t o r e c e i v e b e n e f i t s may e l e c t ,
however, to r e c e i v e o n l y the Blue Cross h o s p i t a l i z a t i o n b e n e f i t .
Reimbursement
for o f f i c e v i s i t s f o r non-Medicare e l i g i b l e r e t i r e e s r e p r e s e n t e d by t h e Union and
c o v e r e d by G H I , w i l l be r a i s e d from t h e c u r r e n t r a t e o f $ 4 . 0 0 p e r v i s i t t o $ 1 0 . 0 0
p e r v i s i t e f f e c t i v e J u l y 1, 1 9 9 8 .
S u c h r e i m b u r s e m e n t f o r o f f i c e v i s i t s w i l l be
r a i s e d t o $ 1 5 . 0 0 e f f e c t i v e J a n u a r y 1, 1 9 9 9 .
I t i s understood t h a t reimbursement
as i n d i c a t e d i n t h i s paragraph w i l l be p r o v i d e d f o r a l l c o v e r e d o f f i c e
visits
including mental h e a l t h outpatient v i s i t s as well as c h i r o p r a c t i c b e n e f i t s .
Only
r e t i r e e s w i l l be reimbursed for Medicare P a r t B premiums.
The reimbursement
l i m i t f o r s u c h M e d i c a r e P a r t B premiums s h a l l r e m a i n $ 1 4 . 6 0 p e r month.
6

4 ) a ) An o p e n e n r o l l m e n t p e r i o d f o r b o t h a c t i v e e m p l o y e e s a n d r e t i r e e s
r e p r e s e n t e d by t h e U n i o n w i l l be h e l d w i t h t h e e f f e c t i v e d a t e o f any c h a n g e J u l y
1, 1 9 9 8 .
T h e r e a f t e r no c h a n g e s i n c h o i c e o f h e a l t h c a r e p r o v i d e r s
will
take
p l a c e u n t i l J a n u a r y 1, 2 0 0 0 .
C o m m e n c i n g J a n u a r y 1, 2 0 0 0 , e m p l o y e e s a n d r e t i r e e s
r e p r e s e n t e d by t h e Union w i l l have t h e r i g h t t o choose a d i f f e r e n t h e a l t h c a r e
p r o v i d e r under the T r u s t .
H o w e v e r , p e r s o n s who e x e r c i s e t h i s r i g h t w i l l
be
p r o h i b i t e d f r o m c h a n g i n g h e a l t h c a r e p r o v i d e r s f o r 18 m o n t h s f r o m t h e t i m e t h e
new c h o i c e i s m a d e .
b)
I f an employee
represented
by t h e U n i o n e l e c t s
one o f
the
a v a i l a b l e HMO's i n t o w h i c h t h e y a r e r e q u i r e d t o c o n t r i b u t e , s u c h p e r s o n w i l l h a v e
t h e o p t i o n o f c h a n g i n g t h e i r c o v e r a g e a f t e r 12 m o n t h s .
Thereafter,
(a) s h o u l d
t h e employee change back to n o n - c o n t r i b u t o r y c o v e r a g e
(HIP/HMO o r
GHI/Blue
C r o s s ) , t h e e m p l o y e e w i l l h a v e an o p t i o n t o c h a n g e a g a i n o n l y a f t e r e i g h t e e n (18)
months;
(b) s h o u l d t h e e m p l o y e e c h a n g e t o a n o t h e r c o n t r i b u t o r y HMO c o v e r a g e
o p t i o n , the employee w i l l a g a i n have an o p t i o n t o change c o v e r a g e o n l y
after
t w e l v e (12) m o n t h s .
5) T h e U n i o n a n d t h e A u t h o r i t y w i l l c o n t i n u e t o e x p l o r e t h e f e a s i b i l i t y o f
a d o p t i n g o p t i o n s f o r r e t i r e e s t o e n r o l l i n a l t e r n a t i v e HMOs.
The Welfare B e n e f i t
T r u s t s h a l l pay for the c o s t s o f any a c t u a r i a l , b e n e f i t c o n s u l t a n t or other
e x p e r t s e r v i c e s needed i n c o n n e c t i o n w i t h t h i s study p r o v i d e d t h e p a r t i e s agree
on t h e n e e d f o r s u c h s e r v i c e s .

B.

Supplemental

Benefits

1)
make t h e

Effective
following

December 18, 1997, t h e A u t h o r i t y a g r e e s t h a t t h e


changes i n the supplemental b e n e f i t
package:

retirees

a) add C h i r o p r a c t i c
(8
who a r e c o v e r e d b y G H I ) .

visits

per

year

for

active

Trust

will

employees

and

b) c h a n g e t h e p r e s c r i p t i o n d r u g p l a n t o one i n w h i c h t h e
eligible
p a r t i c i p a n t s r e c e i v e a c a r d with which to purchase p r e s c r i p t i o n drugs r a t h e r than
s e e k i n g reimbursement w i t h forms s u b m i t t e d t o t h e p r o v i d e r ( e x c e p t t h a t t h e r u l e s
and methods f o r p r o v i d i n g m a i n t e n a n c e drugs s h a l l be m a i n t a i n e d , a s w e l l a s t h e
c u r r e n t l y a p p l i c a b l e c o - p a y s ; b e g i n n i n g J a n u a r y 1, 1 9 9 8 , t h e a n n u a l c a p s s h a l l
be 5 3 , 5 0 0 / a n n u m f o r
a c t i v e employees
and $ 2 , 5 0 0 / a n n u m f o r
retirees).
The
e x i s t i n g f o r m u l a r y w i l l be r e t a i n e d .
c) p r o v i d e m e n t a l h e a l t h o u t p a t i e n t coverage t o a c t i v e employees and
n o n - m e d i c a r e e l i g i b l e r e t i r e e s . A c t i v e e m p l o y e e s r e p r e s e n t e d b y t h e U n i o n who a r e
c o v e r e d b y GHI w i l l r e c e i v e r e i m b u r s e m e n t f o r m e n t a l h e a l t h o u t p a t i e n t
services
a t 80% o f r e a s o n a b l e a n d c u s t o m a r y f e e s w i t h a maximum p a y m e n t o f $ 3 2 . 0 0 f o r a n y
one v i s i t .
Non-medicare e l i g i b l e r e t i r e e s w i l l be r e i m b u r s e d a t the r a t e
of
$10.00
per
visit
effective
July
1,
1998.
Effective
July
1,
1999,
such
r e i m b u r s e m e n t s h a l l b e a t t h e r a t e o f $15.00 p e r v i s i t .
C.

Funding of

Benefit

1) E f f e c t i v e D e c e m b e r 1 8 , 1 9 9 7 , t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s d e f i n e d c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o
t h e W e l f a r e B e n e f i t T r u s t f o r supplemental b e n e f i t s s h a l l be e l i m i n a t e d through
November 30, 1 9 9 9 .
2) A t a n y t i m e d u r i n g t h e t e r m o f t h e a g r e e m e n t , T r u s t r e s e r v e s o r f u n d
b a l a n c e s o r the l i k e , i n c l u d i n g a n y f u n d s a s s o c i a t e d w i t h the 25/55 p r o g r a m may
b e a c c e s s e d by the A u t h o r i t y , p r o v i d e d t h a t a r e s e r v e o f $ 2 0 0 , 0 0 0 i s l e f t i n t h e
Trust.
A n y f u n d s i n e x c e s s o f $200,000 may be u t i l i z e d by the A u t h o r i t y f o r a n y
lawful purpose.
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3) E f f e c t i v e
December
1,
1999,
t h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l recommence making
monthly c o n t r i b u t i o n s
to
the Trust
for
the
supplemental
benefits
provided
pursuant to t h i s agreement.
Aggregate c o n t r i b u t i o n s
s h a l l be d e t e r m i n e d by
d i v i d i n g t h e e x p e n s e s o f ATU p a r t i c i p a n t s f o r t h e m o s t r e c e n t 12 m o n t h s b y 1 2 ,
p r o v i d e d t h a t the r a t e s o f c o n t r i b u t i o n s s h a l l not be l e s s t h a n t h o s e i n e f f e c t
on S e p t e m b e r 2 9 , 1 9 9 7 .
T h e p a r t i e s s h a l l m e e t p r o m p t l y on o r a f t e r November 1,
1 9 9 9 , t o d e c i d e w h a t s h a l l be t h e a c t u a l p e r c a p i t a m o n t h l y c o n t r i b u t i o n p u r s u a n t
to t h i s
formula.
I f the p a r t i e s
cannot
a g r e e on t h e per
capita
monthly
c o n t r i b u t i o n b y November 1, 1 9 9 9 , e i t h e r p a r t y may i n i t i a t e a n a r b i t r a t i o n b e f o r e
t h e I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r o n o r a f t e r D e c e m b e r 1, 1 9 9 9 t o r e s o l v e t h e d i s p u t e .
The A u t h o r i t y w i l l make c o n t r i b u t i o n s c o n s i s t e n t w i t h w h a t t h e A u t h o r i t y b e l i e v e s
c o m p l i e s w i t h the language above p e n d i n g t h e outcome o f t h e a r b i t r a t i o n .
4} T h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l make a o n e - t i m e c o n t r i b u t i o n t o t h e T r u s t o f o n e
month's c o n t r i b u t i o n for reserve purposes.
S a i d o n e m o n t h c o n t r i b u t i o n s h a l l be
d e t e r m i n e d by t h e p r o v i s i o n s s e t f o r t h i n (3) a b o v e .
This contribution is in
a d d i t i o n to the c o n t r i b u t i o n s s e t f o r t h i n (3)
above.
5) D u r i n g t h e p e r i o d i n w h i c h t h e A u t h o r i t y m a k e s no c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o t h e
W e l f a r e B e n e f i t Fund f o r t h e p r o v i s i o n of s u p p l e m e n t a l b e n e f i t s ,
the Authority
may c h a n g e t h e p r o v i d e r s
of the supplemental
benefit(s)
provided the Union
agrees.
6) T h e p a r t i e s a g r e e t h a t t h e s a l a r y a n d b e n e f i t s o f o n e o f t h e e m p l o y e e s
o f t h e T r u s t s h a l l b e e l i m i n a t e d M a r c h 1, 1 9 9 8 .
The A u t h o r i t y w i l l endeavor to
f i n d a l t e r n a t i v e employment f o r s u c h employee.
D.
E f f e c t i v e December 18, 1 9 9 7 , t h e a d d i t i o n a l one (1) p e r c e n t employee
c o n t r i b u t i o n made b y p a r t i c i p a t i n g members t o t h e 2 5 / 5 5 r e t i r e m e n t p l a n , p u r s u a n t
t o t h e November 7, 1 9 9 6 S t i p u l a t i o n o f A g r e e m e n t , s h a l l b e e l i m i n a t e d r e t r o a c t i v e
t o J a n u a r y 1,
1997.

SECTION

1.11

O V E R T I M E CONTROL

A.
T h e p a r t i e s s h a l l v o l u n t a r i l y u n d e r t a k e t o i n s u r e t h a t no e m p l o y e e i s
r e q u i r e d o r a l l o w e d , e x c e p t i n the c a s e of emergency, t o perform overtime work
i n a n y month i n w h i c h s a i d e m p l o y e e ' s t o t a l g r o s s e a r n i n g s , i n c l u d i n g o v e r t i m e ,
e x c e e d e d $ 7 2 , 2 5 0 d u r i n g t h e t w e l v e (12) months i m m e d i a t e l y p r e c e d i n g .
It
is
u n d e r s t o o d t h a t t h e o v e r t i m e c a p o f $ 7 2 , 2 5 0 w i l l be c o r r e s p o n d i n g l y i n c r e a s e d by
negotiated i n c r e a s e s i n wages.
B.
The e f f e c t i v e n e s s o f t h e v o l u n t a r y a c t i o n s t a k e n u n d e r s u b s e c t i o n A
above w i l l
be
reviewed monthly,
and the A u t h o r i t y s h a l l have the
right,
notwithstanding any o t h e r p r o v i s i o n s of t h i s Agreement, t o deny f u r t h e r overtime
work t o any employee whose t o t a l g r o s s e a r n i n g s ,
i n c l u d i n g overtime, for the
i m m e d i a t e l y p r e c e d i n g t w e l v e (12) months e x c e e d $ 7 2 , 2 5 0 , u n t i l s u c h time a s a
subsequent monthly overtime r e p o r t demonstrates
t h a t t h e employee no
longer
exceeds the a f o r e s a i d c r i t e r i o n .
C.
The p a r t i e s s h a l l j o i n t l y u n d e r t a k e r e a s o n a b l e e f f o r t s to i d e n t i f y
p r o j e c t e d o v e r t i m e r e q u i r e m e n t s a n d q u a l i f i e d v o l u n t e e r s who a r e w i l l i n g
to
perform such overtime work.
They w i l l a l s o undertake reasonable e f f o r t s
to
i d e n t i f y , f r o m t i m e t o t i m e , t h o s e e m p l o y e e s who a r e u n a b l e t o w o r k o v e r t i m e ,
except i n the case of emergency,
f o r good a n d s u f f i c i e n t p e r s o n a l
reasons.
E m p l o y e e s who a r e u n a b l e t o w o r k o v e r t i m e w i l l n o t n o r m a l l y b e r e q u i r e d
to
p e r f o r m o v e r t i m e w o r k . P r e f e r e n c e w i l l b e g i v e n t o q u a l i f i e d e m p l o y e e s who
volunteer for overtime work, s u b j e c t t o the p r o v i s i o n s o f s u b s e c t i o n s A and B
above.
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D.
I f a t any time the j o i n t v o l u n t a r y e f f o r t s of the p a r t i e s pursuant
to s u b s e c t i o n c above f a i l to y i e l d s u f f i c i e n t q u a l i f i e d v o l u n t e e r s for overtime
work i n a j o b t i t l e w i t h i n a work u n i t i n a r e s p o n s i b i l i t y c e n t e r , t h e head of
s u c h r e s p o n s i b i l i t y c e n t e r s h a l l h a v e t h e o p t i o n t o c a n c e l t h e work o r a s s i g n t h e
work to q u a l i f i e d employees on t h e b a s i s of i n v e r s e s e n i o r i t y , not i n c l u d i n g
t h o s e employees g e n e r a l l y unable to work overtime p u r s u a n t to s u b s e c t i o n C above.
E.
I f the a c t i o n s t a k e n under s u b s e c t i o n D above,
do n o t r e s u l t i n
e q u i t a b l e coverage of the s e r v i c e r e q u i r e m e n t s of the A u t h o r i t y without abuse,
e i t h e r p a r t y may b r i n g t h e m a t t e r b e f o r e t h e I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r b y s u b m i t t i n g
a new p l a n t o a c c o m p l i s h t h e o b j e c t i v e s s t a t e d i n t h i s S e c t i o n .
Pending approval
o f a n y s u c h p l a n , t h e p r o v i s i o n s o f t h i s S e c t i o n s h a l l r e m a i n i n f u l l f o r c e and
effect.
F.
Where employees
are being assigned
m a n d a t o r y o v e r t i m e on t h e i r
r e g u l a r d a y o f f , a s a r e s u l t o f a manpower p l a n n i n g f a i l u r e o f t h e A u t h o r i t y , t h e
U n i o n may b r i n g t h e p r o b l e m d i r e c t l y t o t h e a t t e n t i o n o f t h e V i c e P r e s i d e n t - L a b o r
Relations.
The A u t h o r i t y s h a l l t h e n take e f f e c t i v e
measures t o remedy the
p r o b l e m ; among t h e m e a s u r e s t o b e c o n s i d e r e d i s t h e l i f t i n g o f r e l e v a n t o v e r t i m e
caps.

SECTION

1.12

FARMING OUT O F WORK

The A u t h o r i t y s h a l l g i v e f a v o r a b l e c o n s i d e r a t i o n t o h a v i n g c e r t a i n r e p a i r work
performed by t h e i r employees i n s t e a d o f b e i n g farmed o u t , p r o v i d e d the work i s
performed w i t h e x i s t i n g f a c i l i t i e s , w i t h o u t a d d i n g employees, and t h a t the c o s t
o f s u c h work i s c o m p e t i t i v e w i t h o u t s i d e m a n u f a c t u r e r s a s t o t h e q u a l i t y , p r i c e ,
time of performance,
and w i l l
not c o n f l i c t w i t h the performance of normal
maintenance.
The A u t h o r i t y s h a l l
continue
a
joint
A u t h o r i t y - U n i o n Committee
to
f a c i l i t a t e c o m m u n i c a t i o n between t h e p a r t i e s a s t o work b e i n g c o n s i d e r e d
for
farming out,
and t h e a d v i s a b i l i t y o f h a v i n g s u c h work performed by p r e s e n t
employees.
T h e c o m m i t t e e m a y make r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s t o t h e A u t h o r i t y c o n c e r n i n g
the farming out of work.
T h e c o m m i t t e e s h a l l b e made up o f f o u r { 4 ) m e m b e r s , two
(2) a p p o i n t e d b y t h e A u t h o r i t y a n d two (2) a p p o i n t e d b y t h e U n i o n .
The committee
s h a l l k e e p w r i t t e n m i n u t e s a n d s h a l l m e e t m o n t h l y , u n l e s s no f a r m i n g - o u t p r o p o s a l
i s pending.
Before any work, as d e s c r i b e d above, i s farmed out, the A u t h o r i t y s h a l l
p r o v i d e the a p p r o p r i a t e committee w i t h c o p i e s o f t h e i n f o r m a t i o n submitted to the
p r o s p e c t i v e b i d d e r s on t h e i t e m s p r o p o s e d t o b e f a r m e d o u t , t h u s , e n a b l i n g t h e
Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s to prepare and submit a p r o p o s a l for the performance of
s u c h work b y t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s e m p l o y e e s w i t h i n t h e t i m e frame a f f o r d e d
the
p r o s p e c t i v e bidder to submit a b i d .
The i n f o r m a t i o n t o t h e a p p r o p r i a t e committee
s h a l l b e f u r n i s h e d n o l a t e r t h a n t h e i n f o r m a t i o n i s made a v a i l a b l e
to
the
prospective bidder.
The d e c i s i o n w i t h r e s p e c t t o t h e
remain s o l e l y t h a t of the A u t h o r i t y .

farming

out

of

a n y p a r t i c u l a r work s h a l l

SECTION

1.13

"COPE"

DEDUCTIONS

Employees
shall
be
a l l o w e d to
authorize
payroll
deductions
for
political
c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o a f u n d k n o w n a s t h e " C o m m i t t e e on P o l i t i c a l E d u c a t i o n " ( t h e
"Committee").
I t s h a l l be t h e r e s p o n s i b i l i t y o f t h e Union to o b t a i n and d e l i v e r
such a u t h o r i z a t i o n c a r d s to the A u t h o r i t y .
The c o n t e n t o f s u c h c a r d s s h a l l be
agreed t o by the A u t h o r i t y and the Union.
Upon r e c e i p t
payroll deductions

of a u t h o r i z a t i o n cards, the Authority s h a l l


on t h e f i r s t f e a s i b l e p a y r o l l .

begin

bi-weekly

The A u t h o r i t y s h a l l deduct the a c t u a l expense


of making the p a y r o l l
deductions
by a d e d u c t i o n
from the c o n t r i b u t i o n s .
Contributions shall
be
t r a n s m i t t e d t o t h e C o m m i t t e e on a monthly b a s i s , a f t e r t h e p a y r o l l d e d u c t i o n s a r e
made.

SECTION

1.14

A.

RELEASE

Joint

Employees
to the i n t e r e s t s
t o engage i n t h e
and upon a d v a n c e
benefits,
except

TIME

Labor-Management

Activities

who a r e d u l y d e s i g n a t e d b y t h e U n i o n t o a c t o n m a t t e r s r e l a t i n g
o f e m p l o y e e s r e p r e s e n t e d b y s u c h o r g a n i z a t i o n s h a l l be p e r m i t t e d
f o l l o w i n g a c t i v i t i e s , subject to the conditions set forth herein
a p p r o v a l b y t h e A u t h o r i t y , w i t h o u t l o s s o f pay o r o t h e r employee
as otherwise provided i n subsection C, paragraph
(6):

1)

to i n v e s t i g a t e
grievances
grievance procedure;

2}

to

3)

to p a r t i c i p a t e
committees;

4)

to

5)

to engage i n any o t h e r a c t i v i t y f o r which time w i t h o u t l o s s of pay o r


other employee b e n e f i t s
i s s p e c i f i c a l l y provided for i n t h i s
labor
agreement o r which has the s p e c i f i c p r i o r a p p r o v a l of the A u t h o r i t y ' s
Labor R e l a t i o n s Department;

6)

t o c o n f e r w i t h a u t h o r i z e d members
representatives.

B.

represent

serve

as

employees
in

at

and

of

process

disciplinary

meetings

members

to

of

joint

at

all

levels

of

the

hearings;
departmental

authorized Safety

of

them

Labor-Management

Committees;

management

or

their

designated

Union A c t i v i t i e s

E m p l o y e e s who a r e d u l y d e s i g n a t e d b y t h e U n i o n s h a l l b e p e r m i t t e d u p o n
p r i o r a p p r o v a l by t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s Labor R e l a t i o n s Department t o take time o f f
w i t h o u t p a y , o r t o c h a r g e s u c h t i m e to t h e i r a n n u a l l e a v e a l l o w a n c e , t o e n g a g e
i n t h e f o l l o w i n g a c t i v i t i e s f o r o r on b e h a l f o f t h e U n i o n o r i t s members:
1)

to

attend

Union meetings

2)

to

attend

collective

3)

to

attend

trial

4)

to
appear
before
committees,
etc;

board
or

or

conventions;

bargaining

sessions

with

the Authority;

hearings;
confer

with
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governmental

bodies,

officials,

5)

to

6) to

administer
organize

welfare,

security

and r e c r u i t

7)

to

collect

Union

8)

to

distribute

Union

and a n n u i t y

funds;

members;

dues;

Union

pamphlets,

c i r c u l a r s or

Where
employees
request
leaves
a c t i v i t i e s , such requests,
regardless of
must b e :

of
the

other

literature.

absence
without
pay
for
Union
number o f h o u r s o r d a y s i n v o l v e d ,

1}

i n i t i a t e d by an e l e c t e d or appointed o f f i c i a l of the Union,


who h a s b e e n d e s i g n a t e d b y t h e U n i o n t o make s u c h r e q u e s t s on
b e h a l f o f e m p l o y e e s s e e k i n g t o be r e l e a s e d ;

2)

approved i n advance
his/her
designee;

3)

accompanied by a "Request f o r Leave of Absence Without Pay"


form s p e c i f y i n g t h e e x a c t number o f hours o r d a y s for which
t h e l e a v e o f a b s e n c e w i t h o u t p a y was r e q u e s t e d .

by

the

employee's

department

head

or

Employees
on a p p r o v e d
leaves
of
absence
for
Union a c t i v i t i e s
shall
strictly
follow the established
timekeeping procedures
in effect
in their
department o r work l o c a t i o n i n c l u d i n g s i g n i n g i n and o u t , o r c l o c k i n g i n and o u t ,
a s t h e c a s e may b e , a t t h e s t a r t a n d e n d o f t h e i r t o u r o f d u t y a n d d u r i n g t h e i r
tour of duty i f such l e a v e s occur w i t h i n the employee's tour of duty.

C.

under

Regulatory

Provisions

Department h e a d s s h a l l be r e s p o n s i b l e
for ensuring
t h e i r s u p e r v i s i o n adhere to the f o l l o w i n g g u i d e l i n e s

that a l l
employees
and p r o v i s i o n s :

1)

Leaves of absence without pay


i n t h i s Agreement.

set

2)

E m p l o y e e s a s s i g n e d t o j o i n t L a b o r - M a n a g e m e n t a c t i v i t i e s who
a r e p a i d o u t o f U n i o n o r p r i v a t e f u n d s s h a l l n o t be p a i d b y
the Authority.

3)

An employee r e l e a s e d
full
or part
time and p a i d by
the
Authority
shall
be
required
to
submit
periodically,
an
affidavit
c e r t i f y i n g t h a t h e / s h e has not been p a i d by the
U n i o n o r p r i v a t e f u n d d u r i n g t h e same p e r i o d f o r w h i c h h e / s h e
was p a i d b y t h e A u t h o r i t y .
I n addition, the a f f i d a v i t ,
which
must be
submitted
at
least
once
a year,
also
requires
employees
covered
by
this
paragraph
to
report
any
compensation o r expenses r e c e i v e d from anyone e l s e f o r time
worked o v e r and above t h e t i m e t h e y a r e r e q u i r e d to work f o r
the
Authority.
Department
Heads
shall
establish
the
necessary
administrative, safeguards
to
insure that
each
employee
involved in release
time
submits
the
required
affidavit
a t l e a s t once e a c h y e a r and s u c h a f f i d a v i t s
are
properly filed.
The L a b o r R e l a t i o n s Department s h a l l be
responsible for auditing t h i s procedure.

shall

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be g r a n t e d

as

forth

4)

A n e m p l o y e e who i s
released
f u l l or p a r t t i m e , w i t h or
w i t h o u t pay, s h a l l not o r g a n i z e , p l a n , d i r e c t o r p a r t i c i p a t e
i n s t r i k e s , w o r k s t o p p a g e s , or job
actions.
Violation
of
t h i s p r o v i s i o n w i l l c a u s e t h e p r i v i l e g e t o be w i t h d r a w n a n d
t h e p a r t i c i p a t i n g e m p l o y e e w i l l be s u b j e c t to t h e p e n a l t i e s
p r o v i d e d by l a w a n d to a p p r o p r i a t e d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i o n .

5)

Employees r e l e a s e d
incumbents i n t i t l e s

6)

Employees released f u l l
or p a r t
time with pay s h a l l
not
r e c e i v e o v e r t i m e , s h i f t d i f f e r e n t i a l , compensatory time, meal
a l l o w a n c e s o r h o l i d a y p r e m i u m w h i l e on r e l e a s e t i m e ,
except
a s p r o v i d e d i n t h e Award of t h e I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r i n t h e
F r a n k Ancona c a s e of October,
1980.
No e m p l o y e e o f
the
A u t h o r i t y s h a l l be p a i d by t h e A u t h o r i t y f o r more t h a n f o r t y
(40)
h o u r s p e r week f o r r e l e a s e t i m e i n o r d e r t o
perform
Labor-Management a c t i v i t i e s .

7)

Employees released
full
or part
t i m e w i t h p a y may w o r k
overtime assignments for the A u t h o r i t y for a d d i t i o n a l pay
w i t h i n t h e l i m i t s e s t a b l i s h e d i n t h i s Agreement p r o v i d e d t h a t
the f o l l o w i n g p r o v i s i o n s are met:

full

or p a r t t i m e
r e p r e s e n t e d by t h e

with pay
Union.

shall

a.

The o v e r t i m e
work a s s i g n e d
is
necessary
and
p r o d u c t i v e work i n t h e j o b t i t l e and i s r e q u i r e d
t o be p e r f o r m e d by s u p e r v i s i o n .

b-

The o v e r t i m e
a u t h o r i z e d by

c-

The employee r e p o r t s d i r e c t l y to the


immediate
s u p e r v i s o r f o r t h e work a s s i g n m e n t and o t h e r w i s e
conforms
to
all
established
procedures
in
c o n n e c t i o n with the proper performance of
the
work a s s i g n m e n t .

d.

I n o r d e r t o r e c e i v e any o v e r t i m e pay t h e employee


c l a i m i n g the overtime must s t r i c t l y adhere to a l l
e s t a b l i s h e d r u l e s , r e g u l a t i o n s and p r o c e d u r e s o f
the A u t h o r i t y i n c o n n e c t i o n w i t h the performance
of
overtime
assignments,
including
proper,
accurate and r e g u l a r maintenance of time records,
records
of
work
performed,
and
such
other
documents
or
records
of
work
assigned
the
A u t h o r i t y may r e q u i r e .

e.

F a i l u r e t o adhere
employees t o t h e
overtime
and t o
Authority.

work a s s i g n m e n t
supervision.

is

be

specifically

t o these provisions
loss
o f opportunity
disciplinary action

subjects
to
earn
by
the

8)

D e p a r t m e n t Heads s h a l l b e r e s p o n s i b l e f o r k e e p i n g a c c u r a t e t i m e r e c o r d s
o f employees on release time and on overtime work assignments.

9}

Employees r e l e a s e d pursuant t o
s e n i o r i t y , promotion and pension
increments.

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this provision shall preserve


r i g h t s and t h e i r e n t i t l e m e n t to

their
salary

The A u t h o r i t y agrees

D.

Board

(1) 1 d a y
member.
(2)

1 hour

per

per

week

in

day

for

to

provide

Maintenance

shop

(3) 1 d a y p e r month p e r
d e s i g n a t e d by t h e P r e s i d e n t of

for

stewards

depot
for
the Union.

in
a

the

following

the

ATU 7 2 6

release

time:

Maintenance

Executive

Maintenance.
Maintenance

Representative

to

be

( 4 ) T h e A u t h o r i t y a g r e e s t h a t 1 4 4 0 h o u r s o f r e l e a s e t i m e w i l l be p r o v i d e d
t o b a r g a i n i n g u n i t e m p l o y e e s s e l e c t e d b y t h e U n i o n , c o l l e c t i v e l y , p e r annum f o r
participation
as
peer
counselors
i n peer
counseling
t r a i n i n g and
outreach
programs d e s i g n e d and implemented by the Union A s s i s t a n c e Program.
E.
when a Depot C h a i r m a n ( r e l e a s e d f i v e d a y s p e r week, e i g h t h o u r s p e r
day)
attends
arbitration
hearings
or
grievance
hearings
s c h e d u l e d by
the
A u t h o r i t y o u t s i d e the Staten I s l a n d D i v i s i o n , the labor r e l a t i o n s released time
p o s i t i o n s h a l l be b a c k f i l l e d f o r t h e d a y .
A Depot C h a i r p e r s o n ' s l a b o r r e l a t i o n s
p o s i t i o n s h a l l a l s o b e b a c k f i l l e d , up t o a maximum o f f o u r d a y s p e r m o n t h , when
t h e Depot C h a i r p e r s o n a t t e n d s s c h e d u l e d i n t h e S t a t e n I s l a n d D i v i s i o n .
A Depot
Chairperson's
labor
relations
position
s h a l l be b a c k f i l l e d when t h e
Depot
C h a i r p e r s o n i s a b s e n t f o r any approved l e a v e
( s i c k , v a c a t i o n , AVA, d e a t h i n
f a m i l y , approved unpaid l e a v e of absence,
e t c )
F.

Reimbursement

of

Union

President's

Salary

The P r e s i d e n t o f t h e Union s h a l l be p a i d f o r t y h o u r s p a y a t t h e r a t e o f pay


p e r t i n e n t t o t h e P r e s i d e n t ' s t i t l e w i t h t h e A u t h o r i t y f o r so l o n g as
he/she
remains the President of the Union.
The A u t h o r i t y s h a l l be r e i m b u r s e d i n l i k e
amount b y t h e U n i o n f o r t h i s p a y m e n t .
T h e amount o f r e i m b u r s e m e n t s h a l l a l s o
include
the
employer's
share
of
FICA,
the
employer's
share
of
pension
c o n t r i b u t i o n , a n d a n y o t h e r p a y m e n t s management i s r e q u i r e d t o make i n c o n n e c t i o n
with such s a l a r y .
Reimbursement s h a l l be p a i d e v e r y c a l e n d a r
quarter.
Upon i m p l e m e n t a t i o n o f t h i s p r o g r a m o f payment o f t h e U n i o n P r e s i d e n t ' s
s a l a r y , t h e Union P r e s i d e n t s h a l l submit to the A u t h o r i t y e v e r y c a l e n d a r q u a r t e r
an a f f i d a v i t s t a t i n g t h a t s / h e has not engaged i n e l e c t o r a l p o l i t i c a l a c t i v i t i e s ,
whether i n c o n n e c t i o n w i t h f e d e r a l , s t a t e or l o c a l p o l i t i c a l campaigns d u r i n g the
p e r i o d f o r w h i c h s a l a r y payments were advanced by t h e A u t h o r i t y d u r i n g
the
preceding
quarter.

SECTION

1.15

I M P L E M E N T A T I O N O F A R B I T R A L AWARDS

When t h e a w a r d o f a n a r b i t r a t o r o r p a n e l o f a r b i t r a t o r s a p p o i n t e d p u r s u a n t
to
the Agreement
is
confirmed by any c o u r t of o r i g i n a l
jurisdiction,
the
A u t h o r i t y s h a l l comply w i t h and e f f e c t u a t e the p r o v i s i o n s of s u c h award f o r t h w i t h
upon s e r v i c e o f s u c h o r d e r w i t h n o t i c e o f e n t r y upon t h e A u t h o r i t y .
Such
c o m p l i a n c e s h a l l n o t p r e c l u d e t h e A u t h o r i t y from a p p e a l i n g t h e l o w e r c o u r t o r d e r
b u t s u c h a p p e a l s h a l l i n n o way a c t a s a s t a y o r e x c u s e t h e A u t h o r i t y f r o m s u c h
c o m p l i a n c e , u n l e s s a n d u n t i l t h e o r d e r a p p e a l e d f r o m may b e s e t a s i d e b y a n
appellate court.
The A u t h o r i t y s p e c i f i c a l l y waives any s t a t u t o r y r i g h t to an
automatic s t a y on appeal of a lower court order confirming the a r b i t r a t i o n award.
In the event the A u t h o r i t y ' s position i s subsequently
sustained,
the
A u t h o r i t y s h a l l have t h e r i g h t t o implement the d e c i s i o n and to r e c o v e r any
p a y m e n t s made p u r s u a n t t o t h e a r b i t r a t i o n a w a r d o r a p r i o r c o u r t d e t e r m i n a t i o n .

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SECTION

1.16

Every
Authority's
herein.

SECTION 1 . 1 7

R U L E S AND R E G U L A T I O N S

employee
r u l e s and

- NEW JOB

should
study
and
be
regulations,
as w e l l as

thoroughly
the working

familiar
with
the
conditions
included

TITLES/REQUIREMENTS

T h e U n i o n a n d A u t h o r i t y a g r e e t h a t a s t h e n e e d f o r a new j o b t i t l e
requirements i s i d e n t i f i e d the p a r t i e s
w i l l meet t o d i s c u s s
said title
r e q u i r e m e n t s w i t h the i n t e n t o f c l a r i f y i n g and g e t t i n g
Union input i n
process.
A s s a i d new j o b t i t l e s a r e e s t a b l i s h e d , t h e A u t h o r i t y w i l l m a k e
to incumbent employees the o p p o r t u n i t y t o a c h i e v e the r e q u i s i t e b a s i c
qualify for entry into s a i d t i t l e t r a i n i n g .

SECTION

1.18

DRUG/CONTROLLED

SUBSTANCE AND ALCOHOL

and
and
the

available
s k i l l s to

POLICIES

The D r u g a n d C o n t r o l l e d S u b s t a n c e P o l i c y / I n s t r u c t i o n a s a m e n d e d , i s
set
forth i n Appendix C.
The A l c o h o l P o l i c y / I n s t r u c t i o n a s amended, i s s e t f o r t h i n
A p p e n d i x D.
A. Where a n employee
is
to be d i s m i s s e d
pursuant
to
either
Policy/
I n s t r u c t i o n a s amended and s u c h d i s m i s s a l i s not f i n a l , c a l e n d a r a c t i o n on t h e
d i s m i s s a l w i l l n o t t a k e p l a c e u n t i l t h e e m p l o y e e i s no l o n g e r e l i g i b l e
for
r e s t o r a t i o n p u r s u a n t t o S e c t i o n 9.0,
e x c e p t t h a t s u c h d i s m i s s a l s h a l l be c o u n t e d
as a d i s m i s s a l f o r any o t h e r purpose under the p o l i c y .
B. T h e e x i s t i n g E m p l o y e e A s s i s t a n c e P r o g r a m {EAP) w i l l no l o n g e r s e r v i c e
v o l u n t e e r s f o r a l c o h o l and drug and c o n t r o l l e d s u b s t a n c e t r e a t m e n t .
Instead,
v o l u n t e e r s may u t i l i z e b e n e f i t s a v a i l a b l e t h r o u g h t h e H e a l t h B e n e f i t T r u s t f o r
the purposes of o b t a i n i n g c o u n s e l i n g .
C. A Labor-Management Committee s h a l l be e s t a b l i s h e d
consisting of
one
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f management a n d one r e p r e s e n t a t i v e o f t h e U n i o n .
The committee
w i l l meet m o n t h l y t o d i s c u s s a n d r e v i e w EAP c o u n s e l i n g p r o g r a m i s s u e s , a s w e l l
as the p l a n n i n g and d e l i v e r y o f s e r v i c e s .
A n y c h a n g e s i n s u c h p o l i c i e s w i l l be
d i s c u s s e d by t h i s committee p r i o r to i m p l e m e n t a t i o n .
D. T h e U n i o n a g r e e s t o w i t h d r a w w i t h p r e j u d i c e a n y e x i s t i n g
litigation
c h a l l e n g i n g t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s Drug and C o n t r o l l e d Substance P o l i c y , a g r e e s t o b r i n g
no a c t i o n i n t h e f u t u r e c h a l l e n g i n g t h i s P o l i c y / I n s t r u c t i o n a s h e r e i n amended;
a g r e e s n o t t o u t i l i z e a t t o r n e y s who a c t o n b e h a l f o f t h e U n i o n t o
represent
i n d i v i d u a l s i n c h a l l e n g i n g t h e above p o l i c y ; and a g r e e s not t o fund any c h a l l e n g e
to such p o l i c y .
S h o u l d any p o r t i o n o f t h i s p o l i c y be d e c l a r e d u n c o n s t i t u t i o n a l
o r o t h e r w i s e i l l e g a l by c o u r t d e c i s i o n , t h i s agreement on d r u g s and c o n t r o l l e d
s u b s t a n c e s s h a l l b e deemed m o d i f i e d b y t h e f i n a l d e c i s i o n o f t h e c o u r t u n l e s s
stayed, but s h a l l otherwise continue i n
effect.
In
the
event
that
State
or
Federal
statutes,
rules
or
regulations
h e r e a f t e r a d o p t e d impose on t h e A u t h o r i t y t h e o b l i g a t i o n t o conduct drug o r
a l c o h o l t e s t i n g i n a manner i n c o n s i s t e n t w i t h t h e p r o v i s i o n s o f t h i s
agreement
a n d / o r t h e p o l i c i e s , t h i s a g r e e m e n t a n d / o r t h e p o l i c i e s s h a l l be amended a f t e r
d i s c u s s i o n s by the p a r t i e s to conform t o s u c h l e g a l
requirements.
E. The A u t h o r i t y w i l l provide to the Onion
reasonable
sum,
t o be a g r e e d
upon,
to
be used

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A s s i s t a n c e Program (OAF) a
for
payment
of
reasonable

a d m i n i s t r a t i v e a n d o p e r a t i o n s e x p e n s e s o f t h e p r o g r a m . The UAP w i l l p r e p a r e a
d e t a i l e d b u d g e t f o r t h e p e r i o d O c t o b e r 1, 1997 t o O c t o b e r 1, 1 9 9 8 , d e s c r i b i n g the
p r o j e c t e d e x p e n s e s o f t h e p r o g r a m a n d p r o p o s e d a l l o c a t i o n o f t h e m o n i e s t o be
provided.
T h e UAP b u d g e t f o r O c t o b e r 1, 1 9 9 8 t o O c t o b e r 1, 1 9 9 9 w i l l be s e t
f o r t h i n t h e same m a n n e r a n d s u b j e c t t o t h e same p r o v i s i o n s a p p l i c a b l e t o t h e
O c t o b e r 1, 1 9 9 7 t o O c t o b e r 1, 1 9 9 8 p e r i o d .
T h e UAP b u d g e t f o r O c t o b e r 1, 1999
t o F e b r u a r y 15, 2000 w i l l b e s e t f o r t h i n t h e same m a n n e r a n d s u b j e c t t o t h e same
p r o v i s i o n s a p p l i c a b l e t o t h e O c t o b e r 1, 1 9 9 7 t o O c t o b e r 1, 1 9 9 8 p e r i o d .
All
expenses
which are
presently being
r e i m b u r s e d by t h e A u t h o r i t y ,
i n c l u d i n g s a l a r i e s o f t h e D i r e c t o r , t h e UAP a n d i t s c o u n s e l o r s o t h e r t h a n t h o s e
r e l e a s e d b y t h e A u t h o r i t y , w i l l b e p a i d b y t h e UAP f r o m t h e f u n d s t o be p r o v i d e d
a s d e s c r i b e d h e r e i n . I n no e v e n t s h a l l p a y m e n t s t o t h e UAP e x c e e d t h e a g r e e d upon
b u d g e t e d sum f o r e a c h p e r i o d a s a p p r o v e d b y t h e U n i o n a n d t h e A u t h o r i t y .
F . T h e UAP s h a l l m a k e i t s a c c o u n t i n g ,
a d m i n i s t r a t i v e and other
records
documenting e x p e n d i t u r e s p u r s u a n t t o t h i s agreement a v a i l a b l e f o r i n s p e c t i o n and
a u d i t b y t h e A u t h o r i t y o r A u t h o r i t y d e s i g n e e s u p o n r e a s o n a b l e n o t i c e t o t h e UAP.
S u c h r e c o r d s s h a l l r e m a i n a v a i l a b l e f o r i n s p e c t i o n f o r a p e r i o d o f two y e a r s
a f t e r each i n s p e c t i o n .
G . The U n i o n w i l l e n c o u r a g e i t s members t o c o n t a c t t h e U n i o n A s s i s t a n c e
P r o g r a m c o u n s e l o r s w h e n t h e y b e l i e v e t h a t a n o t h e r e m p l o y e e may b e i n a n u n s a f e
c o n d i t i o n o r may p r e s e n t a d a n g e r t o h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f o r o t h e r s .
H. The A u t h o r i t y w i l l make r e a s o n a b l e e f f o r t s t o p l a c e t h e U n i o n on e q u a l
footing with the A u t h o r i t y w i t h r e g a r d to s i t e v i s i t s t o l a b o r a t o r i e s which i t
s e l e c t s for use.

SECTION

1.19

A.

- MISCELLANEOUS
Employee

PROVISIONS

Facilities

A L a b o r - M a n a g e m e n t C o m m i t t e e w i l l b e e s t a b l i s h e d c o n s i s t i n g o f one
(1)
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e f r o m Management a n d o n e ( 1 ) r e p r e s e n t a t i v e f r o m t h e U n i o n w i t h t h e
s p e c i f i c i n t e n t o f p r i o r i t i z i n g t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s e f f o r t s t o r e p a i r and/or upgrade
employee
facilities.
Employee f a c i l i t i e s
towers.
B.

Capital

are

defined

as

toilets,

Program C o n s t r u c t i o n

washrooms,

lunchrooms,

c r e w rooms

and

Committee

A local
advisory
committee
comprised
of
one
(1)
representative
of
M a n a g e m e n t a n d o n e ( 1 ) r e p r e s e n t a t i v e o f t h e O n i o n s h a l l b e e s t a b l i s h e d when
c a p i t a l program c o n s t r u c t i o n i s s c h e d u l e d t o t a k e p l a c e a t a work f a c i l i t y .
The
C o m m i t t e e s h a l l make r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s o n f a c i l i t y a c c o m m o d a t i o n s
i n order
to
m i n i m i z e t h e impact o f c o n s t r u c t i o n on employee
facilities.
C

Payroll

System

1.
A l l h o u r l y employees have the o p t i o n o f d i r e c t l y d e p o s i t i n g t h e i r
paychecks
with
their
banking
establishments
subject
to
submitting
proper
authorization.

MTA's

457

2.
A l l h o u r l y employees have the option
T a x d e f e r r e d A n n u i t y P l a n on t h e same b a s i s

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of
as

participating in
other employees.

the

3 . O v e r t i m e p a y m e n t s u n d e r t h e b i - w e e k l y p a y r o l l s y s t e m w i l l be made no
l a t e r than the pay p e r i o d next s u c c e e d i n g the p e r i o d i n which the
overtime
assignment o c c u r r e d .
4. Wherever
cashing time e x i s t s ,
became a v a i l a b l e .

the p r a c t i c e
i t has been

of p r o v i d i n g h o u r l y employees w i t h p a i d check
e l i m i n a t e d once t h e o p t i o n of d i r e c t d e p o s i t

5. A l l e x i s t i n g o n - s i t e c h e c k c a s h i n g s e r v i c e s p r o v i d e d f o r members o f
t h e Amalgamated T r a n s i t U n i o n , L o c a l 726 a t v a r i o u s T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y l o c a t i o n s
have been e l i m i n a t e d s i n c e t h e o p t i o n o f d i r e c t d e p o s i t became a v a i l a b l e .
D.

Cardiopulmonary

Resuscitation

(CPR) T r a i n i n g

The A u t h o r i t y s h a l l p r o v i d e CPR t r a i n i n g t o t e n p e r c e n t
(10%) o f
represented employees s p r e a d a c r o s s the A u t h o r i t y ' s f a c i l i t i e s .
No e m p l o y e e
be r e q u i r e d t o a c c e p t t h e o f f e r o f s a i d t r a i n i n g .
.

Revenue

all
will

Attendants

1. T h e t i t l e
Revenue Attendant
has
been e l i m i n a t e d .
performed by employees i n t h a t t i t l e i n c l u d i n g but not l i m i t e d
revenue
from bus
fareboxes,
and c o m p l e t i n g
reports
related
a c t i v i t i e s ) w i l l h e r e i n a f t e r be performed b y employees i n t h e t i t

All
functions
to retrieving
to
collection
l e of S h i f t e r .

2. The A u t h o r i t y a g r e e s t o p r o v i d e o p p o r t u n i t i e s
f o r B u s O p e r a t o r s who
become p e r m a n e n t l y m e d i c a l l y r e s t r i c t e d t o b e r e c l a s s i f i e d i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h i t s
r e s t r i c t e d duty p o l i c y i n t o a v a i l a b l e budgeted p o s i t i o n s .
Up t o 11 Bus O p e r a t o r s
s h a l l be r e c l a s s i f i e d a t Bus O p e r a t o r r a t e o f pay r e g a r d l e s s o f the t i t l e
into
w h i c h t h e y a r e r e c l a s s i f i e d a n d s o l o n g a s t h e r e a r e 11 p e r m a n e n t l y r e s t r i c t e d
Bus O p e r a t o r s a v a i l a b l e t o be
reclassified.
3 . S h i f t e r s who p e r f o r m t h e d u t i e s o f R e v e n u e A t t e n d a n t s
d i f f e r e n t i a l i n c r e a s e d f r o m . 2 5 C t o . 50C p e r h o u r .
F.

Part-Time

s h a l l have

their

Operators

T h e p a r t i e s r e c o g n i z e t h a t t r a n s p o r t a t i o n d e m a n d s a r e c h a n g i n g i n New Y o r k
City.
To m e e t t h e d e m a n d s , t h e p a r t i e s h a v e a g r e e d t h a t t h e T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y
may u t i l i z e P a r t - t i m e O p e r a t o r s u n d e r t h e f o l l o w i n g p r o v i s i o n s :
1)

I t i s t h e i n t e n t i o n of t h e T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y t o develop a v a r i e t y of
new s e r v i c e t y p e s a n d l e v e l s i n c l u d i n g s u b w a y / r a i l r o a d f e e d e r s e r v i c e ,
curb-to-curb type transit
service,
and/or
circulator service
using
vans,
mini-buses
and passengers
cars t o meet t h e needs of
public
transit.
I n a d d i t i o n , these provisions s h a l l apply i n the event that
t h e T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y d e t e r m i n e s t o p e r f o r m any e x i s t i n g
contracted
s u b s c r i p t i o n s e r v i c e s o r any portion thereof,
with bargaining
unit
personnel.
Employees employed t o p e r f o r m o n e o f more of t h e s e types of
s e r v i c e s h a l l n o t perform e x i s t i n g f i x e d route bus service work.

2)

F o r a n y o f t h e s e n e w r o u t e s d e s c r i b e d a b o v e , t h e T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y may
h i r e e m p l o y e e s t o p e r f o r m u p t o t h i r t y s c h e d u l e d h o u r s o f w o r k p e r week
a t a wage r a t e t o b e n e g o t i a t e d b y t h e p a r t i e s .
If a dispute
arises
o v e r e x a c t r a t e s o f p a y , t h e p a r t i e s a g r e e t o make a j o i n t r e q u e s t t o
t h e N . Y . S . P u b l i c Employment R e l a t i o n s Board f o r a r b i t r a t i o n r e f e r r a l
p u r s u a n t t o S e c t i o n 209(5) of t h e T a y l o r Law.

3)

Employees employed t o p e r f o r m one o r more o f these types o f service


s h a l l receive overtime pay i n accordance w i t h t h e provisions o f the
16

F a i r L a b o r S t a n d a r d s A c t a n d s h a l l a s a minimum s t a n d a r d
comply w i t h motor v e h i c l e l i c e n s i n g p r o v i s i o n s ,

be r e q u i r e d

to

4)

E m p l o y e e s h i r e d a s p a r t - t i m e o p e r a t o r s s h a l l be r e c o g n i z e d as u n i o n
members s u b j e c t t o d u e s c h e c k o f f p r o v i s i o n s .
Such employees w i l l not
r e c e i v e any o f t h e b e n e f i t s
described i n the c o l l e c t i v e bargaining
agreement
and a l l
work p r a c t i c e s
will
be t h e s u b j e c t
of
further
d i s c u s s i o n s between the p a r t i e s .
The T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y r e s e r v e s a l l o f
i t s management r i g h t s w i t h r e g a r d t o p a r t - t i m e w o r k .

5)

A hiring
retirees,

G,

p r e f e r e n c e w i l l be g r a n t e d to t h e
t o t h e e x t e n t p e r m i t t e d by l a w .

Authorities,

OA a n d

TA

W o r k P r o c e d u r e R e v i e w Team

1) A Work P r o c e d u r e R e v i e w Team s h a l l b e e s t a b l i s h e d i n t h e D e p a r t m e n t o f
Buses to r e v i e w such t a s k s or f u n c t i o n s performed i n the operating depots as are
s u b m i t t e d t o t h e Team a n d r e c o m m e n d a n o r m o r s t a n d a r d f o r t h e p e r f o r m a n c e o f
t h e s e f u n c t i o n s i n t h e TA Maintenance D i v i s i o n s .
I n making i t s recommendations
t h e w o r k p r o c e d u r e r e v i e w t e a m s h a l l b e g u i d e d b y t h e p r i n c i p l e t h a t t h e norm o r
s t a n d a r d s h o u l d be t h e l o w e s t r e a s o n a b l e and a p p r o p r i a t e time w i t h i n which a
t r a i n e d m e c h a n i c c o u l d p e r f o r m a t a s k o r f u n c t i o n on an ongoing b a s i s .
T h e Team s h a l l c o n s i s t o f f o u r m e m b e r s , two o f whom s h a l l b e d e s i g n a t e d b y
t h e O n i o n a n d t w o o f whom s h a l l b e d e s i g n a t e d b y t h e T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y .
The
p a r t i e s s h a l l d e t e r m i n e who t h e i r r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s s h a l l b e a n d h a v e t h e o p t i o n
of d e s i g n a t i n g non-TA employees o r non-Onion o f f i c i a l s .
The
Team s h a l l r e v i e w t h e p r e s e n t
work p e r f o r m a n c e
of
any
function
s u b m i t t e d t o i t i n recommending a norm f o r t h a t f u n c t i o n , a s w e l l a s
possible
v a r i a n t s i n t h e d i f f e r e n t work s i t e s .
The recommendation of a m a j o r i t y of t h e
Team s h a l l b e t h e n o r m f o r t h e t a s k o r f u n c t i o n .
This

Team s h a l l

function

so

long

as

both p a r t i e s

agree

thereto.

Where
at
least
the
majority
of
the
Team
is
unable
to
make
a
r e c o m m e n d a t i o n , t h e C h i e f M a i n t e n a n c e O f f i c e r a n d / o r t h e a p p r o p r i a t e ATU O f f i c e r
w i l l p r o p o s e a norm t a k i n g i n t o c o n s i d e r a t i o n t h e f i n d i n g s o f t h e Team.
I f no
agreement i s r e a c h e d , t h e p a r t i e s s h a l l submit the d i s p u t e to a t h i r d - p a r t y
a r b i t e r s e l e c t e d by t h e p a r t i e s f o r r e s o l u t i o n o f t h i s p a r t i c u l a r d i s p u t e ,
for
final
and b i n d i n g r e s o l u t i o n .
I t i s understood t h a t any disputes
will
be
resolved expeditiously.
Work t i m e s a v i n g s , i f a n y , o v e r p r e s e n t p e r f o r m a n c e , s h a l l n o t b e u s e d t o
reduce present
manning l e v e l s
o r o v e r t i m e work b u t r a t h e r t o enhance
the
operating e f f i c i e n c y of the f l e e t .
Failure
itself.
H.

to

meet

Maintenance

norm s h a l l

Productivity

not

be

the

basis

for

discipline

in

and

of

Standards

The U n i o n a n d t h e A u t h o r i t y a g r e e t h a t t h e t e r m s and c o n d i t i o n s r e l a t i n g
t o t h e amount o f t i m e i n w h i c h c e r t a i n j o b s a r e t o b e c o m p l e t e d s h a l l b e a s s e t
f o r t h i n t h e m a i n t e n a n c e p r o d u c t i v i t y p r o c e d u r e s i n A p p e n d i x L.

17

I.

to
of

Commercial D r i v e r s '

Licenses

Commencing J a n u a r y 1, 1 9 9 7 , t h e A u t h o r i t y w i l l r e i m b u r s e e m p l o y e e s r e q u i r e d
have C o m m e r c i a l D r i v e r s ' L i c e n s e s (CDLs) f o r t h e f e e s a s s o c i a t e d w i t h r e n e w a l
C D L s e x p i r i n g a f t e r J a n u a r y 1,
1997.
J.

Schedule

R e v i e w Committee

I s s u e s r e l a t i n g t o s c h e d u l e s w h i c h c a n n o t be r e s o l v e d a f t e r d i s c u s s i o n s
at
t h e O p e r a t i o n s P l a n n i n g m e e t i n g s may be b r o u g h t t o a r e v i e w c o m m i t t e e w h i c h s h a l l
c o n s i s t of r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f the Union, O p e r a t i o n s , P l a n n i n g , the S t a t e n I s l a n d
D i v i s i o n , and a d e s i g n e e o f t h e V i c e P r e s i d e n t o f L a b o r R e l a t i o n s f o r
final
resolution.

SECTION

1.20

EDUCATION

FUND

A.
The A u t h o r i t y and t h e Union s h a l l c r e a t e a T r u s t Fund w h i c h s h a l l
a d m i n i s t e r e d u c a t i o n a l b e n e f i t s f o r a l l h o u r l y - r a t e d employees r e p r e s e n t e d by the
Union.
The b e n e f i t s a v a i l a b l e t o s u c h employees s h a l l be f i x e d and d e t e r m i n e d
by t h e T r u s t e e s o f t h e Fund p u r s u a n t t o r u l e s a n d r e g u l a t i o n s t h e y a d o p t a n d t h e
T r u s t Agreement e n t e r e d i n t o h e r e a f t e r .
A l l o f t h e funds r e c e i v e d by s u c h T r u s t
Fund s h a l l be u s e d f o r t h e e x c l u s i v e b e n e f i t o f t h e e l i g i b l e e m p l o y e e s ,
excepting
o n l y t h o s e funds w h i c h must be expended f o r a d m i n i s t r a t i v e p u r p o s e s a t t e n d a n t t o
t h e management o f t h e F u n d , i n c l u d i n g , b u t n o t l i m i t e d t o , a c c o u n t i n g f e e s .
The
Trustees
shall
determine
the
appropriateness
of
educational
programs
by
considering
the
value
of
any
educational
opportunity
to
the
individual
participant.
T h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l h a v e t h e r i g h t t o a u d i t t h e f u n d on a n a n n u a l
basis.
B.
T h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l make a n i n i t i a l o n e - t i m e c o n t r i b u t i o n t o s u c h
T r u s t Fund o f one h u n d r e d a n d f i v e t h o u s a n d ( $ 1 0 5 , 0 0 0 . 0 0 ) on o r b e f o r e F e b r u a r y
1, 1 9 9 8 .
C.
E f f e c t i v e F e b r u a r y 1, 1 9 9 8 , t h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l p a y t o t h e T r u s t
Fund $ 2 5 . 0 0 p e r y e a r p e r a c t i v e employee.
The c o n t r i b u t i o n f o r each y e a r s h a l l
be p a i d o n o r b e f o r e F e b r u a r y 1 o f e a c h y e a r .
In addition, the Authority s h a l l
pay f o r r e a s o n a b l e a d m i n i s t r a t i v e e x p e n s e s , n o t t o e x c e e d two t h o u s a n d d o l l a r s
($2,000.00) per year.
D.
The T r u s t e e s o f t h e Fund s h a l l c o n s i s t o f two T r u s t e e s a p p o i n t e d by
t h e U n i o n a n d two T r u s t e e s a p p o i n t e d b y t h e A u t h o r i t y .
I n the event of a dispute
which the T r u s t e e s cannot r e s o l v e by a vote of the m a j o r i t y of T r u s t e e s ,
the
matter s h a l l be s u b m i t t e d t o an education s p e c i a l i s t m u t u a l l y s e l e c t e d by the
parties for r e s o l u t i o n .
The d e c i s i o n of s a i d e d u c a t i o n s p e c i a l i s t s h a l l be f i n a l
and
binding.
I n the
event that the p a r t i e s
are
unable
t o a g r e e on
the
d e s i g n a t i o n o f t h e e d u c a t i o n s p e c i a l i s t w i t h i n 30 d a y s f o l l o w i n g t h e i r i n a b i l i t y
t o r e s o l v e t h e i r d i s p u t e , e i t h e r p a r t y may s u b m i t t h e d i s p u t e b e f o r e t h e A m e r i c a n
Arbitration Association, Labor Disputes Tribunal.

SECTION
A.
1}

1.21

Joint
Local

SAFETY
Safety
Safety

COMMITTEE
Committee

Procedure

Committee

At the l o c a l l e v e l , t h e designated Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s employed by the


d e p a r t m e n t a t t h a t l o c a t i o n s h a l l meet m o n t h l y w i t h t h e r e s p o n s i b i l i t y c e n t e r
head t o d i s c u s s s a f e t y i s s u e s o f mutual c o n c e r n w i t h no l o s s o f p a y t o t h e U n i o n
18

representative.
E i t h e r member o f t h e L o c a l S a f e t y C o m m i t t e e may p l a c e i t e m s on
the agenda f o r t h e m o n t h l y m e e t i n g .
W r i t t e n m i n u t e s of t h e s e m e e t i n g s s h a l l be
k e p t a n d c o p i e s s e n t to S y s t e m S a f e t y ,
t h e D i v i s i o n a l G e n e r a l Manager and the
Union R e p r e s e n t a t i v e .
2)

Departmental

Safety

Committee

I s s u e s u n r e s o l v e d b y t h e D e p a r t m e n t a l S a f e t y C o m m i t t e e may b e r e f e r r e d i n
writing,
as r e q u i r e d ,
t o the S e n i o r Labor-management
S a f e t y Committee.
The
Committee
shall
be
composed
of
the V i c e
President,
Department
of
Buses,
Authority's
Assistant
Vice
President,
System
Safety
and
a
representative
d e s i g n a t e d by t h e U n i o n .
The committee s h a l l convene w i t h i n f o r t y - e i g h t
(48)
h o u r s (two w o r k d a y s ) o f r e c e i p t of a w r i t t e n r e q u e s t t o d i s c u s s s u c h u n r e s o l v e d
issues.
3)

Senior

Labor-Management

Safety

Committee

I s s u e s u n r e s o l v e d b y t h e D e p a r t m e n t a l S a f e t y C o m m i t t e e may b e r e f e r r e d i n
writing,
as r e q u i r e d ,
t o the S e n i o r Labor-Management S a f e t y Committee.
The
Committee
shall
be
composed
of
the Vice
President,
Department
of
Buses,
Authority's
Assistant
Vice
President,
System Safety,
and a
representative
designated by t h e Union .
The committee s h a l l convene w i t h i n f o r t y - e i g h t
(48)
h o u r s (two w o r k d a y s ) o f r e c e i p t o f t h e r e q u e s t f o r a h e a r i n g .
4)

Presidential

Review

Where t h e S e n i o r L a b o r - M a n a g e m e n t S a f e t y C o m m i t t e e h a s b e e n u n a b l e
to
r e s o l v e t h e s a f e t y c o n c e r n s u b m i t t e d t o i t , t h e i s s u e may b e g i v e n d i r e c t l y t o
the
President
of
t h e A u t h o r i t y and t h e Union f o r
d i s c u s s i o n and
possible
resolution.
5)

Emergency S a f e t y

Issues

In e m e r g e n c i e s ,
r e l e v a n t A u t h o r i t y S e n i o r . Management
will
meet
their
counterparts
from
the
Union
(Union
President)
to
investigate
emergency
s i t u a t i o n s , d a y o r n i g h t , and attempt t o c o r r e c t problems where p o s s i b l e .
I f not
possible,
the issue
w i l l be a d v a n c e d to t h e S e n i o r Labor-Management
Safety
Committee f o r r e v i e w .
The p a r t i e s agree t h a t where a r e s o l u t i o n i s not a c h i e v e d
after
the
Senior
Labor-Management
Safety
Committee meeting,
an
expedited
a r b i t r a t i o n w i l l be
requested.
6)

Union

Safety

Committee

The d e s i g n a t e d r e p r e s e n t a t i v e o f t h e U n i o n may b e r e l e a s e d w i t h p a y f o r t h e
p u r p o s e o f p r i o r i t i z i n g t h e O n i o n ' s s a f e t y c o n c e r n s w h i c h do n o t l e n d t h e m s e l v e s
to immediate r e s o l u t i o n .
T h e s e s u g g e s t e d p r i o r i t i e s s h a l l be f o r w a r d e d t o t h e
S e n i o r L a b o r - M a n a g e m e n t S a f e t y C o m m i t t e e , s u b j e c t t o p a r a g r a p h 2)
above,
which
s h a l l review t h e s u g g e s t e d p r i o r i t i e s and develop an a c t i o n p l a n , i f and as
appropriate,
for dealing with these concerns.

SECTION

1.22

NO L A Y O F F S

D u r i n g t h e p e r i o d b e t w e e n December 1 8 , 1997 a n d December 1 5 , 1 9 9 9 ,


the
A u t h o r i t y w i l l not l a y o f f o r f u r l o u g h any employee r e p r e s e n t e d by t h e U n i o n ,
c o n s i s t e n t w i t h t h e o r i g i n a l n o l a y o f f a g r e e m e n t r e a c h e d b e t w e e n New Y o r k C i t y
a n d DC 3 7 .
C o o p e r a t i v e e f f o r t s between the p a r t i e s r e g a r d i n g
redeployment,
reassignment,
e t c . , o f employees, s h a l l c o n t i n u e where n e c e s s a r y .

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SECTION

1.23

LUMP SUM PAYMENT

A)

In January,
1998, the A u t h o r i t y s h a l l pay a o n e - t i m e ,
non-recurring,
lump
sum
payment
to
each
employee
who
meets
the
eligibility
requirements s p e c i f i e d h e r e i n .
T h e lump sum w i l l b e t w o ( 2 ) p e r c e n t o f
the employee's
h o u r l y r a t e o f wages
in effect
o n N o v e m b e r 1,
1997
m u l t i p l i e d by two t h o u s a n d a n d e i g h t y - e i g h t
(2088).
The payment w i l l
be p e n s i o n a b l e .

B)

I n o r d e r t o be e l i g i b l e
to
receive the above-referenced
lump
sum
p a y m e n t , t h e e m p l o y e e m u s t h a v e b e e n on t h e p a y r o l l on N o v e m b e r 1,
1996
a n d N o v e m b e r 1, 1 9 9 7 . F o r a n e m p l o y e e h i r e d b e f o r e N o v e m b e r 1,
1996,
who h a s r e t i r e d o r h a s b e e n i n j u r e d o n d u t y p r i o r t o N o v e m b e r 1,
1997,
s o t h a t h e / s h e i s n o t on t h e p a y r o l l on t h a t d a t e , t h e e m p l o y e e w i l l b e
e n t i t l e d t o a p r o - r a t a s h a r e o f t h e lump sum.

SECTION

1.24

LONGEVITY

PAYMENT

E f f e c t i v e J a n u a r y 1,
1997, t h e A u t h o r i t y w i l l make
payable b i w e e k l y , a c c o r d i n g to the f o l l o w i n g s c h e d u l e :

longevity

payments,

A . An employee w i t h t h i r t y (30) o r more y e a r s o f c o n t i n u o u s s e r v i c e s h a l l


r e c e i v e a b i w e e k l y e q u i v a l e n t payment o f an a n n u a l payment o f f i v e hundred
dollars
($500.00).
B . An employee
with twenty-five
(25)
continuous s e r v i c e s h a l l receive a biweekly
payment o f f o u r h u n d r e d d o l l a r s
($400.00).

but
less
than t h i r t y years
of
e q u i v a l e n t payment o f an a n n u a l

C . An e m p l o y e e w i t h t w e n t y ( 2 0 ) b u t l e s s t h a n t w e n t y - f i v e
c o n t i n u o u s s e r v i c e s h a l l r e c e i v e a b i w e e k l y e q u i v a l e n t payment
payment of t h r e e h u n d r e d d o l l a r s
($300.00).
D. An e m p l o y e e w i t h f i f t e e n
(15)
but
continuous s e r v i c e s h a l l receive a biweekly
payment o f two h u n d r e d d o l l a r s
($200.00).

SECTION

1.25

less
than
equivalent

(25) y e a r s of
o f an a n n u a l

twenty
(20)
payment o f

years
of
an annual

- WORK E X P E R I E N C E PROGRAM

A . Work E x p e r i e n c e P r o g r a m p a r t i c i p a n t s ( h e r e i n a f t e r r e f e r r e d t o a s " W E P s " )


may b e u t i l i z e d i n t h e S t a t e n I s l a n d D i v i s i o n i n t h e s a m e m a n n e r a s a g r e e d i n t h e
1 9 9 6 MOO b e t w e e n t h e TWO a n d t h e T A c o n c e r n i n g t h e u s e o f WEPs i n t h e D e p a r t m e n t
of Buses.
T h a t a g r e e m e n t s t a t e s t h a t WEPs m a y b e u t i l i z e d i n t h e D e p a r t m e n t o f
Buses t o supplement t h e work o f bus c l e a n i n g ( i . e . , n o t i n bus d e p o t s o r a t p u l l
i n time at
the
end o f
the t o u r . )
A labor-management
committee
will
be
e s t a b l i s h e d t o k e e p t h e O n i o n i n f o r m e d o f how W E P s a r e b e i n g u t i l i z e d a n d t o
a d d r e s s i s s u e s t h a t may a r i s e .
B . T h e n u m b e r o f WEPs i n t r o d u c e d i n t o S t a t e n I s l a n d w i l l n o t b e i n g r e a t e r
p r o p o r t i o n t h a n t h e number i n t r o d u c e d i n t o B r o o k l y n .
The p r o p o r t i o n w i l l
be
b a s e d upon t h e number o f b u s e s a s s i g n e d t o e a c h d i v i s i o n .
C . I f t h e A u t h o r i t y takes a c t i o n to reduce t h e l e v e l of c l e a n e r s below
quota which e x i s t s
at t h e time o f t h i s agreement
(38 i n m a i n t e n a n c e ) ,
A u t h o r i t y w i l l e l i m i n a t e t h e u s e o f WEPs i n t h e S t a t e n I s l a n d D i v i s i o n .

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the
the

D. The Union and t h e A u t h o r i t y agree t h a t n e i t h e r t h i s agreement as t


use o f WEPs n o r u s e o f WEPs s h a l l i m p a i r o r o t h e r w i s e a f f e c t t h e Un
c o n t e n t i o n t h a t t h e work performed by c l e a n e r s i n ATU 726 h a s been h i s t o r i
and c o n t i n u e s t o be p e r f o r m e d e x c l u s i v e l y by ATU 726 members.

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ARTICLE

S E C T I O N 2.1

I I . - TRANSIT AUTHORITY - GENERAL

G R I E V A N C E AND A R B I T R A T I O N

PROCEDURES

The f o l l o w i n g g r i e v a n c e a n d a r b i t r a t i o n p r o c e d u r e s h a l l be
effective
S e p t e m b e r 4 , 1992,
a n d n o p a r t o f t h i s p r o c e d u r e s h a l l a p p l y to a n y g r i e v a n c e ,
a s d e f i n e d h e r e i n , commenced p r i o r t o t h a t d a t e .
A n y g r i e v a n c e s commenced p r i o r
to S e p t e m b e r 4 , 1992
s h a l l b e p r o c e s s e d p u r s u a n t to A r t i c l e 2.1 of t h e November
20,
1989
Agreement.
A.

DEFINITIONS

1) A C o n t r a c t I n t e r p r e t a t i o n G r i e v a n c e i s h e r e b y d e f i n e d t o b e a c o m p l a i n t
on t h e p a r t o f a n y c o v e r e d e m p l o y e e o r g r o u p o f s u c h e m p l o y e e s t h a t t h e r e h a s
b e e n on t h e p a r t o f M a n a g e m e n t , n o n - c o m p l i a n c e w i t h o r a
m i s i n t e r p r e t a t i o n of
any
of
the
provisions
of
this
Agreement
or
of
any
written
rule,
or
P o l i c y / I n s t r u c t i o n of the A u t h o r i t y governing or a f f e c t i n g i t s employees, or that
any run o r work s c h e d u l e i m p e r i l s t h e h e a l t h o r s a f e t y o f employees.
A Contract
I n t e r p r e t a t i o n G r i e v a n c e s h a l l not i n c l u d e a n y c l a i m s u b j e c t to t h e D i s c i p l i n a r y
Grievance Procedure.
2) D i s c i p l i n a r y G r i e v a n c e i s h e r e b y d e f i n e d t o b e a c o m p l a i n t o n t h e p a r t
of
any c o v e r e d employee t h a t t h e r e h a s b e e n a v i o l a t i o n o f t h e
employee's
contractual r i g h t s with respect to a d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i o n of a warning, reprimand,
fine,
suspension,
demotion,
and/or
dismissal
except
that
a
"disciplinary
g r i e v a n c e " s h a l l not i n c l u d e the removal o r other d i s c i p l i n e of a p r o b a t i o n a r y ,
provisional,
part-time,
or temporary employee.
T h i s p r o v i s i o n s h a l l n o t be
construed to
deprive
a p r o v i s i o n a l employee of h i s / h e r r i g h t
to
use
this
p r o c e d u r e p r i o r t o s u s p e n s i o n o r t e r m i n a t i o n from h i s / h e r p e r m a n e n t t i t l e .
3! A M e d i c a l A p p e a l G r i e v a n c e i s h e r e b y d e f i n e d t o b e a c o m p l a i n t o n t h e
p a r t o f any c o v e r e d employee t h a t w o u l d o t h e r w i s e be s u b j e c t t o S e c t i o n s
72
a n d / o r 73 o f t h e C i v i l S e r v i c e L a w t h a t h e o r s h e h a s b e e n i m p r o p e r l y p l a c e d on
s u c h i n v o l u n t a r y l e a v e and t h e p r o c e d u r e s c o n t a i n e d h e r e i n s h a l l be i n l i e u of
any a d m i n i s t r a t i v e p r o c e d u r e s p e c i f i e d i n S e c t i o n s
72 a n d / o r 73 o f t h e C i v i l
S e r v i c e Law.
A m e d i c a l appeal g r i e v a n c e s h a l l a l s o i n c l u d e a c h a l l e n g e to a
medical
finding
of
full
work by a n employee
suffering
from
(or
allegedly
s u f f e r i n g f r o m ) a n o r d i n a r y d i s a b i l i t y o r a c h a l l e n g e b y a n e m p l o y e e i n j u r e d on
d u t y t o a m e d i c a l f i n d i n g o f no w o r k w h e n a n e m p l o y e e c l a i m s h e / s h e c a n w o r k .
B.

CONTRACT I N T E R P R E T A T I O N G R I E V A N C E PROCEDURES

1. A C o n t r a c t I n t e r p r e t a t i o n G r i e v a n c e w h i c h i s f i l e d w i t h t h e s t a t e m e n t
of f a c t s t h a t a l l e g e s a c o m p l a i n t a s d e f i n e d b y s u b - s e c t i o n A, P a r a g r a p h 1 above
but w h i c h f a i l s t o s p e c i f i c a l l y c i t e w h a t t h e a l l e g e d v i o l a t i o n i s s h a l l be
returned to t h e f i l i n g party f o r c o r r e c t i n g and r e f i l i n g .
R e f i l i n g s h a l l be
w i t h i n f i v e ( 5 ) d a y s a n d s u c h g r i e v a n c e s h a l l b e d e e m e d a s f i l e d e f f e c t i v e on t h e
o r i g i n a l f i l i n g d a t e , except t h a t t h e t i m e period f o r processing such grievance
s h a l l commence a t r e f i l i n g .
2. A g r i e v a n c e w h i c h i s a m e n d e d a t a n y s t e p t o e f f e c t i v e l y
s u b j e c t o f t h e c o m p l a i n t s h a l l b e r e f i l e d a s a new g r i e v a n c e .

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change

the

3.

interpretation

Contract

Paragraph 1 above,

shall

a.

Step

An

employee

permitted

grievances

as

defined

in

subsection

b e p r o c e s s e d and s e t t l e d i n t h e f o l l o w i n g

manner:

I
or

within

his/her

thirty

Union

(30)

representative

work

days

from

shall

t h e time

be

g r i e v a n c e a r o s e t o r e q u e s t i n w r i t i n g , by c o m p l e t i n g a form
p r o v i d e d by t h e A u t h o r i t y , t o be h e a r d a t t h e D e p a r t m e n t a l
level
by the Department
Head o r h i s / h e r d e s i g n e e .
The
g r i e v a n c e s h a l l b e s c h e d u l e d t o be h e a r d w i t h i n t h i r t y (301
c a l e n d a r days a f t e r r e c e i p t o f t h e w r i t t e n r e q u e s t by t h e
e m p l o y e e ' s Department Head o r designee.
T h e e m p l o y e e may be
accompanied at t h i s meeting by h i s / h e r Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e .
The d e c i s i o n o n t h e a p p e a l w i l l b e r e n d e r e d t o t h e e m p l o y e e
a n d h i s / h e r U n i o n r e p r e s e n t a t i v e w i t h i n f i f t e e n (15) c a l e n d a r
days a f t e r the m e e t i n g .
Revenue s h o r t a g e and l o s s g r i e v a n c e s , s i c k l e a v e g r i e v a n c e s
a r i s i n g from d e n i a l by t h e S i c k Leave Review Committee, and
injury
on d u t y
differential
grievances
may b e
appealed
d i r e c t l y to Step I I bypassing Step I of t h i s procedure.
Such
g r i e v a n c e s s h a l l be s c h e d u l e d f o r a S t e p I I h e a r i n g w i t h i n
t h i r t y (30) d a y s from r e c e i p t o f a w r i t t e n a p p e a l .
W h e r e t h r e e ( 3 ) o r m o r e e m p l o y e e s i n one d e p a r t m e n t h a v e a
similar grievance,
t h e D e p a r t m e n t Head o r h i s / h e r d e s i g n e e
s h a l l o r d e r an i n f o r m a l h e a r i n g and r e n d e r h i s / h e r d e c i s i o n
w i t h i n t e n (10)
days.
b.

Step

II

I n the event t h a t t h e m a t t e r i s not s a t i s f a c t o r i l y


adjusted
with the
Department
Head,
the employee o r h i s / h e r
Union
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e m a y , w i t h i n f i v e (5) d a y s a f t e r t h e r e c e i p t o f
written notification
from the Department Head o f
his/her
d e c i s i o n , s u b m i t t h e d i s p u t e i n w r i t i n g , b y c o m p l e t i n g a form
p r o v i d e d by t h e A u t h o r i t y , to the A u t h o r i t y ' s Deputy V i c e
President, Labor Disputes Resolution or h i s / h e r
designee.
The a p p e a l s h a l l b e s c h e d u l e d t o be h e a r d w i t h i n t w e n t y - f i v e
(25) d a y s a f t e r t h e r e c e i p t o f t h e w r i t t e n r e q u e s t by t h e
Deputy V i c e P r e s i d e n t , L a b o r D i s p u t e s R e s o l u t i o n o r h i s / h e r
designee.
The
Deputy
Vice
President,
Labor
Disputes
R e s o l u t i o n o r d e s i g n e e s h a l l , w i t h i n t w e n t y (20) d a y s
after
such hearing i s closed, render h i s / h e r decision i n w r i t i n g .
Where a g r i e v a n c e c o n c e r n i n g t h r e e (3) o r more e m p l o y e e s i n
one department
i s processed
through the expedited Step I
procedure s e t f o r t h above, an appeal by the Union to Step I I
s h a l l be s c h e d u l e d t o be h e a r d w i t h i n t e n (10) days a f t e r t h e
r e c e i p t of t h e w r i t t e n r e q u e s t by t h e Deputy V i c e President',
Labor Disputes R e s o l u t i o n or h i s / h e r designee, and a w r i t t e n
d e c i s i o n s h a l l b e r e n d e r e d t o t h e U n i o n w i t h i n t e n (10) days
after the hearing i s
closed.
The D e p u t y V i c e P r e s i d e n t , L a b o r D i s p u t e s R e s o l u t i o n may, a t
a n y t i m e , o n h i s / h e r own m o t i o n r e v i e w a n y d e c i s i o n a t S t e p
I,
a n d may o v e r r u l e o r m o d i f y s a i d d e c i s i o n a f t e r
first
g i v i n g t h e e m p l o y e e o r e m p l o y e e s who a r e a f f e c t e d
thereby,

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and h i s / h e r or
be h e a r d .

t h e i r Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e ,

an o p p o r t u n i t y

to

G r i e v a n c e s i n v o l v i n g t h e " f a r m i n g - o u t o f w o r k " may b e f i l e d


d i r e c t l y at Step I I a f t e r being reviewed and c o n s i d e r e d by
t h e farming-out committee e s t a b l i s h e d
heretofore.
c.

Impartial Arbitration

If
an employee
or
his/her
Union
representative
is
not
s a t i s f i e d w i t h t h e d e c i s i o n on t h e c o n t r a c t
interpretation
g r i e v a n c e at Step I I of the grievance procedure, the Union
g r i e v a n c e r e p r e s e n t a t i v e o r t h e e m p l o y e e may f i l e w i t h t h e
I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r at any time w i t h i n f i f t e e n
(15)
days
a f t e r s a i d d e c i s i o n h a s b e e n made a t S t e p I I , a d e m a n d t h a t
the
Impartial Arbitrator give
his/her opinion
and
make
h i s / h e r d e t e r m i n a t i o n w i t h r e s p e c t t o the s a i d g r i e v a n c e . The
A u t h o r i t y may a l s o s u b m i t t o t h e I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r
for
his/her
opinion
and d e t e r m i n a t i o n
any c o m p l a i n t
arising
s o l e l y out of the i n t e r p r e t a t i o n , a p p l i c a t i o n , b r e a c h ,
or
c l a i m o f breach, of the p r o v i s i o n s o f t h i s Agreement.
The
I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r s h a l l f i x a d a t e f o r t h e h e a r i n g on a t
l e a s t f o u r t e e n (14) days n o t i c e t o t h e A u t h o r i t y a n d t o t h e
employee or h i s / h e r r e p r e s e n t a t i v e , at which the employee, or
his/her
representative,
and
a
representative
of
the
Authority,
s h a l l b e on hand t o p r e s e n t b o t h s i d e s o f
the
controversy.
At the request of the I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r , s u c h w i t n e s s e s ,
r e c o r d s , a n d o t h e r d o c u m e n t a r y e v i d e n c e a s may b e r e q u i r e d ,
s h a l l be p r o d u c e d .
A l l witnesses s h a l l take
p r i o r to t e s t i f y i n g .

an a p p r o p r i a t e

oath

or

affirmation

A w a r d s w i l l be i s s u e d i n w r i t i n g a t t h e c o n c l u s i o n o f e a c h
h e a r i n g day except where e i t h e r p a r t y requests
to f i l e
a
b r i e f or t h e a r b i t r a t o r requests a d d i t i o n a l time to render a
decision.
The p a r t i e s
shall
agree upon t h e form to
be
u t i l i z e d for these expedited awards.
On t h e d a t e o f t h e
h e a r i n g , e i t h e r p a r t y may r e q u e s t a w r i t t e n o p i n i o n t o f o l l o w
the expedited award.
when a w r i t t e n o p i n i o n a n d award i s t o be r e n d e r e d ,
the
I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r s h a l l m a i l a copy o f h i s / h e r o p i n i o n and
award t o t h e Deputy Vice President, Labor Disputes R e s o l u t i o n
and t o t h e employee o r h i s / h e r r e p r e s e n t a t i v e w i t h i n f i v e
(5)
days
after
the close
of
the hearing
before
him.
The
d e t e r m i n a t i o n o f t h e I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r upon m a t t e r s w i t h i n
his/her
jurisdiction,
and submitted t o him/her under and
pursuant t o t h e terms and c o n d i t i o n s o f t h i s Agreement,
shall
be f i n a l and b i n d i n g upon b o t h p a r t i e s .
The I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r t o s e r v e as such f o r t h e t e r m o f
this
agreement
shall
be M a r t i n
Scheinman
who h a s
been
selected by t h e p a r t i e s t o t h i s agreement.
I f t h e o f f i c e o f I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r s h o u l d become v a c a n t ,
t h e A u t h o r i t y a n d t h e Onion w i l l d e s i g n a t e a new A r b i t r a t o r
as soon as p r a c t i c a b l e .
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d.

Expedited Arbitration

1) S i c k l e a v e ,
s h o r t a g e and d i f f e r e n t i a l
grievances
s h a l l be p r o c e s s e d , h e a r d a n d d e t e r m i n e d t h r o u g h t h e i n s t a n t
expedited a r b i t r a t i o n procedure.
The p a r t i e s may m u t u a l l y
agree to have o t h e r c a s e s processed through t h i s procedure.
A d i f f e r e n t i a l g r i e v a n c e i n v o l v i n g a major i n t e r p r e t a t i o n of
t h e c o l l e c t i v e b a r g a i n i n g a g r e e m e n t may b e s u b m i t t e d t o t h e
I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r pursuant to the c o n t r a c t i n t e r p r e t a t i o n
g r i e v a n c e p r o c e d u r e s e t f o r t h above upon m u t u a l agreement of
the p a r t i e s .
2) A m u t u a l l y a g r e e d upon I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r ( s )
will
be a u t h o r i z e d t o h e a r a n d d e c i d e t h o s e c a s e s t h a t t h e p a r t i e s
a g r e e s h a l l be h e a r d p u r s u a n t t o t h e e x p e d i t e d
arbitration
procedures.
3) A t
the
conclusion
of
each
hearing
date,
the
I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r s h a l l i s s u e an Award f o r e a c h c a s e heard
during that day.
Awards i s s u e d by t h e A r b i t r a t o r s h a l l be
f i n a l and b i n d i n g .
4) The A r b i t r a t o r s h a l l i s s u e a w r i t t e n A w a r d , w i t h o u t
a w r i t t e n o p i n i o n on t h e E x p e d i t e d A r b i t r a t i o n A w a r d Form.
Awards
issued
by
the
Arbitrator
shall
not
establish
a
p r e c e d e n t and w i l l n o t be u s e d o r r e f e r r e d t o i n t h e f u t u r e
by e i t h e r p a r t y .
5) E a c h p a r t y s h a l l b e r e p r e s e n t e d b y o n e p e r s o n t h a t
i t may c h o o s e a n d d e s i g n a t e ,
and each p a r t y s h a l l be l i m i t e d
to one p e r s o n t o t e s t i f y o r o f f e r c l a r i f y i n g i n f o r m a t i o n .
6) E a c h p a r t y s h a l l i n f o r m t h e o t h e r p a r t y , i n w r i t i n g
( S t a t i n g name a n d c a s e n u m b e r ) , o f i t s i n t e n t i o n o f h a v i n g
i t s w i t n e s s p r e s e n t a t l e a s t t e n (10) w o r k i n g d a y s p r i o r t o
t h e d a t e t h e c a s e i s t o be h e a r d .
7 ) E a c h p a r t y s h a l l h a v e no m o r e t h a n t w e n t y - f i v e ( 2 5 )
m i n u t e s t o p r e s e n t i t s c a s e and e a c h p a r t y s h a l l have an
a d d i t i o n a l f i v e (5) m i n u t e s f o r r e b u t t a l .
A l l documentary
e v i d e n c e must be s u b m i t t e d b y t h e p a r t i e s w i t h i n t h e t i m e s e t
forth i n t h i s paragraph.
8)
P r i o r t o the s t a r t o f a h e a r i n g , each p a r t y s h a l l be
g r a n t e d one postponement f o r c a u s e .
Once e i t h e r p a r t y has
p r e s e n t e d e v i d e n c e i n s u p p o r t o f i t s c a s e , t h e r e w i l l be no
adjournments or postponements of the h e a r i n g .
9)
The time
to the p a r t i e s .
scheduled
unless
u n n e c e s s a r y t o do

and d a t e of the h e a r i n g must b e a g r e e a b l e


Two d a y s o f h e a r i n g s p e r w e e k s h a l l b e
the
parties
deem
it
impractical
or
so.

10) The A r b i t r a t o r
is
prohibited
from
calling
any
w i t n e s s , except those w i t n e s s e s so d e s i g n a t e d i n p a r a g r a p h 5,
to t e s t i f y i n t h e p r o c e e d i n g .
11) T h e r e s h a l l b e no t r a n s c r i p t s
made o f t h e p r o c e e d i n g s .
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or

electronic

records

e.

Impartial

Arbitrator

An
Impartial
Arbitrator,
in
rendering
any
opinion
or
determination,
shall
be
strictly
limited
to
the
i n t e r p r e t a t i o n and a p p l i c a t i o n of
the p r o v i s i o n s
of
this
Agreement, o r o f any w r i t t e n r u l e , or P o l i c y / I n s t r u c t i o n o f
the A u t h o r i t y g o v e r n i n g or a f f e c t i n g h o u r l y p a i d employees,
and h e / s h e s h a l l be w i t h o u t a n y power o r a u t h o r i t y t o add t o ,
delete
from,
or
modify
any
of
the
provisions
of
this
Agreement,
or of
such rules
or P o l i c y / I n s t r u c t i o n .
The
I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r s h a l l not have the a u t h o r i t y to render
any o p i n i o n o r make a n y r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s :

of

the

1) i n c o n s i s t e n t w i t h o r c o n t r a r y t o t h e p r o v i s i o n s
a p p l i c a b l e C i v i l S e r v i c e Laws and R e g u l a t i o n s ;

2) l i m i t i n g o r i n t e r f e r i n g i n a n y w a y w i t h
the
statutory powers, d u t i e s ,
and r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s of
the
A u t h o r i t y i n o p e r a t i n g , c o n t r o l l i n g , and d i r e c t i n g the
maintenance and o p e r a t i o n of the t r a n s i t f a c i l i t i e s ,
or
with the A u t h o r i t y ' s managerial r e s p o n s i b i l i t y to run
the t r a n s i t l i n e s s a f e l y , e f f i c i e n t l y and e c o n o m i c a l l y ;
3)
provided

appeal
C.

w i t h r e s p e c t t o m o d i f i c a t i o n o f a n y wage
i n the c o l l e c t i v e bargaining agreement;

4) w i t h r e s p e c t
grievance.

DISCIPLINARY

to

GRIEVANCE

any

disciplinary

or

rates
or

medical

PROCEDURES

1) I t i s u n d e r s t o o d t h a t t h e r i g h t t o d i s c h a r g e o r d i s c i p l i n e e m p l o y e e s
for
cause
and t o m a i n t a i n d i s c i p l i n e
and e f f i c i e n c y
of
employees
is
the
r e s p o n s i b i l i t y of the Authority.
Although the p a r t i e s
d i s a g r e e as to
the
a p p l i c a t i o n of t h e p r i n c i p l e o f p r o g r e s s i v e d i s c i p l i n e i n the p a s t , the A u t h o r i t y
shall
be g u i d e d
by s u c h p o l i c y i n t h e a d m i n i s t r a t i o n
of
its
disciplinary
procedures.
So a s t o a s s i s t
the parties
i n t h e mutual commitment to
progressive
d i s c i p l i n e , the p a r t i e s s h a l l e s t a b l i s h a four p e r s o n management-labor
committee
composed o f t w o a p p o i n t e e s e a c h w h i c h s h a l l m e e t q u a r t e r l y .
The Committee s h a l l
examine t h e manner i n w h i c h t h e v a r i o u s d e p a r t m e n t s h a v e a p p l i e d
progressive
d i s c i p l i n e a n d make a p p r o p r i a t e
recommendations.
2) T h e d i s c i p l i n a r y p r o c e d u r e s e t f o r t h i n t h i s S e c t i o n s h a l l b e i n l i e u
of any o t h e r d i s c i p l i n a r y p r o c e d u r e t h a t may have p r e v i o u s l y a p p l i e d to an
employee c o v e r e d b y t h i s A g r e e m e n t i n c l u d i n g b u t n o t l i m i t e d t o t h e p r o c e d u r e
s p e c i f i e d i n S e c t i o n s 75 a n d 76 o f t h e C i v i l S e r v i c e Law a n d s h a l l a p p l y t o a l l
p e r s o n s who b u t f o r t h i s p r o c e d u r e w o u l d b e s u b j e c t t o S e c t i o n s 75 a n d 76 o f t h e
C i v i l Service Law. T h i s procedure s h a l l n o t a p p l y t o p r o b a t i o n a r y , p r o v i s i o n a l ,
part-time or temporary employees.
3) I n t h e A u t h o r i t y , n o d i s c i p l i n a r y p r o c e e d i n g s h a l l b e commenced m o r e
than t h i r t y (30) w o r k i n g days a f t e r the e m p l o y e e ' s R e s p o n s i b i l i t y C e n t e r Manager
or Immediate S u p e r v i s o r h a s knowledge o f t h e a l l e g e d i n c o m p e t e n c y o r misconduct
complained o f and described
i n the charges,
provided,
however,
that
such
l i m i t a t i o n s h a l l n o t a p p l y when t h e i n c o m p e t e n c y o r m i s c o n d u c t c o m p l a i n e d o f and
described i n t h e charges i s t h e subject o f an i n v e s t i g a t i o n o r would, i f proved
i n a Court of appropriate j u r i s d i c t i o n , c o n s t i t u t e a crime.
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the

Employee a b s e n c e s and A u t h o r i t y o b s e r v e d h o l i d a y s s h a l l
t h i r t y (30) w o r k i n g d a y s .

be e x c l u d e d f

4) a . I n t h e A u t h o r i t y , no w a r n i n g , r e p r i m a n d , s u s p e n s i o n ,
d e m o t i o n or
d i s m i s s a l s h a l l be e n t e r e d o n a n e m p l o y e e ' s r e c o r d o r o t h e r w i s e i m p o s e d u n t i l
the
completion of the d i s c i p l i n a r y procedure s e t f o r t h .
T h i s p r o v i s i o n s h a l l not,
however, f o r e c l o s e p r e - d i s c i p l i n a r y s u s p e n s i o n of an employee f o r r e a s o n s
of
s e r i o u s m i s c o n d u c t d e t r i m e n t a l to the o p e r a t i o n of the A u t h o r i t y i n c l u d i n g but
not l i m i t e d to use of c o n t r o l l e d s u b s t a n c e s ,
b e i n g u n d e r t h e i n f l u e n c e o f an
i n t o x i c a t i n g l i q u o r on t h e j o b , t h e f t o f A u t h o r i t y p r o p e r t y , c h r o n i c a b s e n t e e i s m ,
a s s a u l t upon a s u p e r v i s o r o r g r o s s i n s u b o r d i n a t i o n .
b . T h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l make i t s
best efforts
to n o t i f y
the
h e a d q u a r t e r s on t h e d a t e t h a t an employee i s p r e - d i s c i p l i n a r y s u s p e n d e d -

Union

5) I n
a
disciplinary
grievance
where
an
employee
subject
to
the
d i s c i p l i n a r y g r i e v a n c e p r o v i s i o n s h e r e i n has been suspended pending a p p e a l under
t h i s procedure,
s u c h employee s h a l l be r e s t o r e d t o t h e p a y r o l l p e n d i n g
the
f i n a l i z a t i o n o f t h e d i s c i p l i n a r y c a s e a f t e r t h e e m p l o y e e h a s b e e n s u s p e n d e d from
s e r v i c e f o r t h i r t y (30) d a y s .
The t h i r t y ( 3 0 ) d a y s s h a l l b e c o u n t e d f r o m t h e d a y o n w h i c h t h e A u t h o r i t y
r e c e i v e s the employee's n o t i c e of appeal to Step I and c o u n t i n g s h a l l c o n t i n u e
u n t i l the day t h a t the case i s f i r s t scheduled before the a r b i t r a t o r .
However,
t h e t h i r t y (30) d a y s s h a l l not i n c l u d e a n y t i m e a f t e r an employee i s n o t i f i e d o f
the d e c i s i o n a t any of the steps u n t i l the A u t h o r i t y r e c e i v e s w r i t t e n n o t i c e of
the appeal to t h e next s t e p i n the procedure nor any d e l a y of a h e a r i n g or
postponement b r o u g h t about by the employee o r h i s / h e r Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e .
I n no e v e n t s h a l l t h i s s u b s e c t i o n 5 e n t i t l e a n e m p l o y e e t o p a y b e y o n d t h e
f i r s t s c h e d u l e d h e a r i n g d a t e b e f o r e t h e A r b i t r a t o r e x c e p t t h a t where s u c h h e a r i n g
date i s postponed at the request of the A u t h o r i t y .
The t h i r t y (30) d a y s s h a l l
i n c l u d e any d e l a y d i r e c t l y caused by s u c h postponement.
Should t h e Union or employee a d j o u r n t h e s c h e d u l e d h e a r i n g d a t e b e f o r e the
A r b i t r a t o r , t h e c a s e s h a l l be r e s c h e d u l e d b y t h e A u t h o r i t y w i t h i n t w e n t y (20)
days
unless
the
parties
mutually
agree
to
extend
the
time
period
for
rescheduling.
S h o u l d t h e A u t h o r i t y f a i l t o meet t h i s r e s c h e d u l i n g r e q u i r e m e n t ,
t h e employee s h a l l be r e s t o r e d t o t h e p a y r o l l u n t i l t h e m a t t e r i s r e s c h e d u l e d f o r
a hearing.
The A u t h o r i t y may, i n i t s d i s c r e t i o n ,
grievance procedure to ensure compliance with

waive any of the


this subsection
5.

steps

of

the

6) w h e r e a n e m p l o y e e i s c h a r g e d w i t h a d i s c i p l i n a r y o f f e n s e a n d c h a r g e s
against
him/her are not sustained at any Step a f t e r
a Step I hearing,
the
employee s h a l l be p a i d t h r e e (3) h o u r s s t r a i g h t t i m e f o r e a c h h e a r i n g s e s s i o n
h e / s h e has a t t e n d e d b e g i n n i n g w i t h t h e S t e p I I h e a r i n g .
7) A n e m p l o y e e may w o r k o f f s u s p e n s i o n t i m e , a t m a n a g e m e n t ' s d i s c r e t i o n ,
on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r d a y o f f o r d u r i n g h i s / h e r v a c a t i o n p e r i o d a t a r a t e o f o n e d a y
for each day of s u s p e n s i o n .
a)
Upon m u t u a l a g r e e m e n t o f t h e p a r t i e s , a n e m p l o y e e may
choose t o work f o r any p e r i o d o f s u s p e n s i o n and pay a f i n e
e q u a l t o 30% o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r s a l a r y d u r i n g t h e p e r i o d i n
question.
For" purposes of p r o g r e s s i v e d i s c i p l i n e , the o n l y
penalty reflected
on t h e e m p l o y e e ' s
record w i l l
be
the
suspension
t i m e t h a t was o r i g i n a l l y a c c e p t e d
or
imposed

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through a r b i t r a t i o n .
The A u t h o r i t y s h a l l n o t d e d u c t more
t h a n t h i r t y p e r c e n t (30%) o f a n e m p l o y e e ' s w e e k l y s a l a r y i n
any g i v e n week.
b)
The p r o v i s i o n s s e t f o r t h
a v a i l a b l e t o e m p l o y e e s who a r e

i n p a r a g r a p h 7 a s h a l l n o t be
pre-disciplinary
suspended.

8) No m e e t i n g , h e a r i n g o r a r b i t r a t i o n f o r
i n t e r f e r e w i t h the e m p l o y e e ' s work s c h e d u l e .

disciplinary

grievance

shall

9) W a r n i n g s s h a l l b e i m p l e m e n t e d a t a n y s t e p o f t h e g r i e v a n c e
procedure
when t h e e m p l o y e e i s n o t i f i e d a n d f a i l s
to appear
for a scheduled hearing
p r o v i d e d t h a t t h e h e a r i n g w a s n o t s c h e d u l e d f o r a d a y w h e n t h e e m p l o y e e i s on
authorized substantiated leave.
W a r n i n g s s h a l l be d i s m i s s e d i f management
fails
t o p r o c e e d a t a s c h e d u l e d h e a r i n g u n l e s s t h e management w i t n e s s i s a b s e n t due t o
a substantiated i l l n e s s .
N o t i f i c a t i o n o f h e a r i n g d a t e s s h a l l b e made i n w r i t i n g
and employees s h a l l be r e q u i r e d to acknowledge,
i n w r i t i n g , r e c e i p t of
said
notification.
A n e m p l o y e e ' s r e f u s a l t o a c k n o w l e d g e r e c e i p t i n w r i t i n g s h a l l be
cause for f u r t h e r d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i o n .
10) A c o p y o f t h e
s u p p l i e d to the Union as

employee's t r a n s c r i p t of d i s c i p l i n a r y record
e a r l y i n the p r o c e d u r e as i s
feasible.

will

be

11) I f a n e m p l o y e e f a i l s t o a p p e a r o n t w o o c c a s i o n s a t a n y s t e p h e a r i n g i n
t h e d i s c i p l i n a r y g r i e v a n c e p r o c e d u r e , t h e g r i e v a n c e s h a l l b e deemed a b a n d o n e d a n d
the penalty imposed.
T h i s does not p r e v e n t t h e Union from a p p e a l i n g the i s s u e
o f abandonment.
Employees s h a l l be n o t i f i e d o f s u c h h e a r i n g s t h r o u g h p e r s o n a l
s e r v i c e or by c e r t i f i e d m a i l .
12) I n a n y c a s e i n w h i c h a member o f t h e p u b l i c i s a w i t n e s s o n b e h a l f o f
the A u t h o r i t y or the Union and a p p e a r s at
a scheduled arbitration
hearing
prepared to t e s t i f y ,
t h e t e s t i m o n y o f s u c h a w i t n e s s s h a l l be t a k e n w h e t h e r o r
not the b a l a n c e of the c a s e i s
adjourned.
13) A t t h e p r e - a r b i t r a t i o n s t e p s o f t h e d i s c i p l i n a r y g r i e v a n c e
t h e e m p l o y e e may r e p r e s e n t h i m / h e r s e l f ,
b u t s h a l l n o t be a l l o w e d
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e other than a Union R e p r e s e n t a t i v e .

shall

14) D i s c i p l i n a r y g r i e v a n c e s a s d e f i n e d i n s u b s e c t i o n
be p r o c e s s e d a n d s e t t l e d i n t h e f o l l o w i n g m a n n e r :
a.

Step

A,

paragraph

An
employee
or
his/her
Union
representative
shall
be
p e r m i t t e d w i t h i n f i v e (5) d a y s f r o m t h e t i m e o f n o t i f i c a t i o n
of
the
disciplinary
action
to
request
in
writing,
by
c o m p l e t i n g a form p r o v i d e d by t h e A u t h o r i t y , t o be h e a r d by
the e m p l o y e e ' s Department Head o r d e s i g n e e .
The g r i e v a n c e
s h a l l be s c h e d u l e d t o be h e a r d w i t h i n f i f t e e n (15) days a f t e r
r e c e i p t of the w r i t t e n request by the employee's
Department
Head o r d e s i g n e e .
T h e e m p l o y e e may be a c c o m p a n i e d a t t h i s
m e e t i n g b y h i s / h e r U n i o n r e p r e s e n t a t i v e . T h e d e c i s i o n on t h e
a p p e a l w i l l be r e n d e r e d t o t h e employee and h i s / h e r Union
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e w i t h i n t e n (10) d a y s a f t e r t h e m e e t i n g .
Where a p r e - d i s c i p l i n a r y s u s p e n s i o n h a s b e e n imposed,
the
employee w i l l
be
given an opportunity
t o meet
with
the
Department Head o r h i s / h e r d e s i g n e e , w i t h i n t w e n t y - f o u r (24)
h o u r s a f t e r h i s / h e r s u s p e n s i o n ( o r t h e n e x t weekday work day
e x c l u s i v e of the employee's r e g u l a r days off,
i f
suspension
28

procedure,
to have a

above,

is
on S a t u r d a y ,
Sunday
or
holiday)
at
which meeting
a
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e o f t h e Union may b e p r e s e n t , a n d n o t i c e , w h i c h
may b e b y t e l e p h o n e , o f s u c h m e e t i n g s h a l l b e g i v e n t o s u c h
employee and h i s / h e r Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e or the Union o f f i c e
in
the event
the employee's
Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e
is
not
a v a i l a b l e a t l e a s t t w e l v e (12) h o u r s b e f o r e such m e e t i n g .
The l o c a t i o n o f t h e m e e t i n g w i l l n o r m a l l y be a t t h e
field
o f f i c e o f t h e d e s i g n a t e d member o f s u p e r v i s i o n . The d e c i s i o n
o f t h e D e p a r t m e n t H e a d o r h i s / h e r d e s i g n e e w i l l be r e n d e r e d
i n w r i t i n g t o the employee and h i s / h e r Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e
w i t h i n t w o (2) d a y s f o l l o w i n g s a i d m e e t i n g .
b.

Step

I I

I n the event t h a t the matter i s not s a t i s f a c t o r i l y


adjusted
w i t h the Department
Head,
the
employee or h i s / h e r Union
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e may, w i t h i n f i v e ( 5 ) d a y s a f t e r t h e r e c e i p t o f
written notification
from t h e D e p a r t m e n t Head o f
his/her
d e c i s i o n , s u b m i t t h e d i s p u t e i n w r i t i n g , b y c o m p l e t i n g a form
p r o v i d e d by t h e A u t h o r i t y , t o t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s Deputy v i c e
P r e s i d e n t , Labor Disputes R e s o l u t i o n or h i s / h e r designee.
The a p p e a l s h a l l be h e a r d w i t h i n t h i r t y (30) d a y s a f t e r
the
r e c e i p t of t h e w r i t t e n r e q u e s t by t h e Deputy V i c e P r e s i d e n t ,
Labor Disputes Resolution or h i s / h e r designee.
The D e p u t y
V i c e President, Labor Disputes Resolution or designee s h a l l
w i t h i n t w e n t y (20) days a f t e r s u c h h e a r i n g i s c l o s e d , r e n d e r
his/her decision in writing.
Where a p r e - d i s c i p l i n a r y s u s p e n s i o n h a s b e e n imposed,
the
h e a r i n g s h a l l be h e l d w i t h i n e i g h t
(8) d a y s o f r e c e i p t o f
appeal i n the Labor R e l a t i o n s Department.
The Deputy V i c e
President, Labor Disputes Resolution or designee s h a l i within
two (2) d a y s a f t e r
such hearing i s closed,
render h i s / h e r
decision in writing.
Where p r o o f o f t h e v i o l a t i o n i n v o l v e s e v i d e n c e from a S p e c i a l
Inspector,
the Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e
may r e q u e s t
that
the
Deputy V i c e P r e s i d e n t , Labor D i s p u t e s R e s o l u t i o n or h i s / h e r
d e s i g n e e d i r e c t t h a t s u c h S p e c i a l I n s p e c t o r be p r e s e n t a t a
f a c t - f i n d i n g c o n f e r e n c e between t h e Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e and
management.
I n h i s / h e r d i s c r e t i o n t h e Deputy V i c e P r e s i d e n t ,
L a b o r D i s p u t e s R e s o l u t i o n o r h i s / h e r d e s i g n e e may d i r e c t t h a t
s u c h a c o n f e r e n c e be h e l d .
c.

Impartial

Arbitration

In
the
event
that
the
disciplinary
grievance
is
not
satisfactorily
adjusted
w i t h t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s Deputy V i c e
President, Labor Disputes Resolution or h i s / h e r designee at
S t e p II,
t h e employee o r h i s / h e r Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e
may
w i t h i n f i v e (5) d a y s o f n o t i f i c a t i o n o f t h e d e c i s i o n ,
appeal
i n w r i t i n g , by completing a form p r o v i d e d by the A u t h o r i t y ,
to the Arbitrator.
The a r b i t r a t o r s h a l l meet a s s o o n a s p r a c t i c a b l e a t a time
a n d p l a c e t o be a g r e e d upon b y t h e p a r t i e s ,
or,
if
they
cannot agree, a t a time and p l a c e f i x e d by the
arbitrator
upon a t l e a s t f o u r t e e n (14) d a y s n o t i c e t o t h e p a r t i e s .
The
arbitrator
s h a l l not be g i v e n a c a s e f i l e p r i o r
to
arbitration hearings.
The a r b i t r a t o r s h a l l not be g i v e n t h e

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grievant t r a n s c r i p t of
testimony i n the case.

record

until

the

conclusion

of

the

The U n i o n o r management s h a l l be a b l e t o t a k e a c a s e o f f t h e
C a l e n d a r one t i m e f o r
cause
with forty-eight
(48)
hours
n o t i c e to the other p a r t y p r i o r to the hearing date.
I f the
Union a d j o u r n s a m a t t e r where the g r i e v a n t i s suspended,
the
A u t h o r i t y s h a l l a c c r u e no b a c k - p a y l i a b i l i t y due t o t h e d e l a y
in the hearing.
I f a n e m p l o y e e f a i l s t o a p p e a r a t a a r b i t r a t i o n h e a r i n g on
two
(2) o c c a s i o n s ,
t h e employee w i l l be g i v e n f i f t e e n
(15)
c a l e n d a r d a y s from t h e d a t e o f t h e second s c h e d u l e h e a r i n g t o
submit w r i t t e n proof demonstrating that he/she c o u l d not
a p p e a r f o r good c a u s e .
The a r b i t r a t o r w i l l d e t e r m i n e w h e t h e r
good
cause
has
been
established.
Absent
a
written
c o r r e s p o n d e n c e from t h e g r i e v a n t r e c e i v e d by t h e a r b i t r a t o r
w i t h i n f i f t e e n (15) c a l e n d a r d a y s a f t e r t h e s e c o n d s c h e d u l e d
hearing,
the charges
and p e n a l t y s h a l l be u p h e l d by
the
arbitrator.
Both
the
Union
a n d management
have
the
right
to
one
adjournment
when a
case has
been calendared b e f o r e
the
arbitrator.
T h i s p r o v i s i o n s h a l l n o t p r e v e n t a member o f t h e
p u b l i c from t e s t i f y i n g i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h S e c t i o n 2 . 1 C (12)
above.
If
a
case
is
adjourned
where the
grievant
is
suspended
and
the
Authority i s
ready
to
proceed,
the
A u t h o r i t y s h a l l a c c r u e no b a c k - p a y l i a b i l i t y due t o t h e d e l a y
in the hearing.
The O n i o n and t h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l be g i v e n an o p p o r t u n i t y t o
be h e a r d a n d t o s u b m i t p r o o f
a s may b e d e s i r e d
to
the
arbitrator.
No t r a n s c r i p t o f t h e a r b i t r a t i o n h e a r i n g s h a l l
be r e q u i r e d .
A l l witnesses s h a l l take
p r i o r to t e s t i f y i n g .

an appropriate

oath or

affirmation

Within fifteen
(15) d a y s a f t e r t h e c l o s i n g o f t h e h e a r i n g ,
t h e d e c i s i o n o f t h e a r b i t r a t o r , w h e t h e r i t be t o s u s t a i n o r
t o o v e r r u l e o r m o d i f y t h e d e c i s i o n made a t a S t e p I I h e a r i n g
i n t h e p r o c e d u r e , s h a l l be i s s u e d .
Such d e c i s i o n s h a l l be
f i n a l and b i n d i n g .
S u c h d e c i s i o n s h a l l be m a i l e d t o
the
e m p l o y e e a n d h i s / h e r r e p r e s e n t a t i v e and to t h e D e p u t y V i c e
President, Labor Disputes Resolution.
Where an employee i s suspended,
t h e a r b i t r a t o r s h a l l make
e v e r y e f f o r t t o make h i s / h e r d e c i s i o n w i t h i n f i v e
days.
Where such a d e c i s i o n i s reached w i t h i n f i v e days b u t t h e
a r b i t r a t o r has n o t y e t reduced i t t o a w r i t t e n o p i n i o n ,
said
d e c i s i o n s h a l l be rendered i n w r i t i n g t o a l l p a r t i e s as a one
line
a w a r d , a n d t h e a r b i t r a t o r may s e t f o r t h t h e w r i t t e n
opinion afterwards.
T h i s , however,
does n o t r e l i e v e
the
arbitrator from i t s o b l i g a t i o n t o render a formal
written
o p i n i o n and award within fifteen days.
The a r b i t r a t o r ,
i n rendering any opinion or determination,
shall
be
strictly
limited
to
the
interpretation
and
a p p l i c a t i o n o f t h e p r o v i s i o n s o f t h i s Agreement, o r o f any
written
rule,
or
Policy/Instruction
of
the
Authority
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g o v e r n i n g o r a f f e c t i n g h o u r l y p a i d e m p l o y e e s , a n d i t s h a l l be
w i t h o u t any power o r a u t h o r i t y to add t o ,
delete
from,
or
modify any of the p r o v i s i o n s of t h i s Agreement, or of such
rules, or P o l i c y / I n s t r u c t i o n s .
The a r b i t r a t o r s h a l l n o t h a v e
the
authority
to
render
any
opinion
or
make
any
recommendations:
(i)
inconsistent
p r o v i s i o n s of the
and R e g u l a t i o n s ;

with
or
applicable

contrary
to
Civil Service

the
Laws

(ii)
l i m i t i n g or i n t e r f e r i n g i n any way w i t h t h e
s t a t u t o r y powers, d u t i e s , and r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s o f
the
Authority in
operating,
controlling,
and
d i r e c t i n g the maintenance and o p e r a t i o n o f
the
transit
facilities,
or
with
the
Authority's
managerial
responsibility
to
run t h e
transit
l i n e s s a f e l y , e f f i c i e n t l y and e c o n o m i c a l l y ;
(iii)
w i t h r e s p e c t t o m o d i f i c a t i o n o f a n y wage
rates
provided
in
the
collective
bargaining
agreement.
I f t h e r e i s presented to the a r b i t r a t o r
for d e c i s i o n any
charge which, i f proved i n Court, would c o n s t i t u t e a f e l o n y ,
or any charge i n v o l v i n g a s s a u l t , t h e f t of A u t h o r i t y p r o p e r t y ,
intoxication,
use
of
Controlled
Substances,
chronic
absenteeism,
t h e q u e s t i o n t o be d e t e r m i n e d b y t h e a r b i t r a t o r
s h a l l be w i t h r e s p e c t t o t h e f a c t o f s u c h c o n d u c t .
Where
s u c h c h a r g e i s s u s t a i n e d by t h e a r b i t r a t o r , t h e a c t i o n by t h e
A u t h o r i t y , b a s e d t h e r e o n , s h a l l be a f f i r m e d a n d s u s t a i n e d by
the a r b i t r a t o r except i f there i s presented to the a r b i t r a t o r
c r e d i b l e e v i d e n c e t h a t the a c t i o n by the A u t h o r i t y i s c l e a r l y
excessive
in
light
of
the
employee's
record
and
past
precedent i n s i m i l a r cases.
I t i s u n d e r s t o o d by t h e p a r t i e s
t h a t t h i s e x c e p t i o n w i l l be u s e d r a r e l y and o n l y t o p r e v e n t
a clear injustice.
All
f e e s and expenses
of the a r b i t r a t o r
shall
e q u a l l y between t h e A u t h o r i t y and t h e Onion.
D.

MEDICAL APPEAL GRIEVANCE

be

divided

PROCEDURES

1) T h e m e d i c a l a p p e a l g r i e v a n c e p r o c e d u r e s c o n t a i n e d
l i e u o f any a d m i n i s t r a t i v e p r o c e d u r e s p e c i f i e d i n S e c t i o n s
C i v i l S e r v i c e Law,

h e r e i n , s h a l l be i n
12 a n d / o r 7 3 o f t h e

2) N o t h i n g i n t h e s e p r o c e d u r e s s h a l l p r e v e n t t h e A u t h o r i t y from p l a c i n g
e m p l o y e e on m e d i c a l l e a v e o f a b s e n c e where s u c h l e a v e h a s b e e n d e t e r m i n e d t o
a p p r o p r i a t e b y the A u t h o r i t y ' s D i v i s i o n of M e d i c a l S e r v i c e s .

above,

3) M e d i c a l A p p e a l g r i e v a n c e s ,
as defined i n s u b s e c t i o n
s h a l l be p r o c e s s e d and s e t t l e d i n the f o l l o w i n g manner:
a.

Step

A,

paragraph

An
employee
or
his/her
Union
representative
shall
be
p e r m i t t e d w i t h i n t e n (10) days from t h e t i m e o f n o t i f i c a t i o n
o f h i s / h e r w o r k s t a t u s b a s e d upon t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s m e d i c a l
diagnosis
to
request
in writing,
by
completing
a
form
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an
be

p r o v i d e d by t h e A u t h o r i t y , t o be h e a r d d i r e c t l y by t h e Deputy
Vice
President,
Labor
Disputes
Resolution
or
his/her
designee.
T h e e m p l o y e e may b e a c c o m p a n i e d a t t h i s m e e t i n g b y
h i s / h e r Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e and must p r o v i d e w r i t t e n m e d i c a l
documentation i n support of h i s / h e r c l a i m .
The Deputy V i c e
P r e s i d e n t , Labor Disputes R e s o l u t i o n or designee s h a l l w i t h i n
t w e n t y (20) d a y s a f t e r s u c h h e a r i n g i s c l o s e d , r e n d e r h i s / h e r
decision in writing.
S u c h d e c i s i o n may b e t o r e t u r n t h e
g r i e v a n t t o f u l l d u t y , t o a l l o w t h e g r i e v a n t t o r e m a i n on
leave
or
to
require
the
grievant
to
undergo
a
medical
e x a m i n a t i o n by an i m p a r t i a l p h y s i c i a n . The f i n d i n g s o f
the
I m p a r t i a l P h y s i c i a n s h a l l be b i n d i n g upon t h e p a r t i e s .
If
the d e c i s i o n of the I m p a r t i a l P h y s i c i a n i s not c l e a r ,
the
p a r t i e s may s e e k a w r i t t e n c l a r i f i c a t i o n .
The d e s i g n a t i o n o f
t h e i m p a r t i a l p h y s i c i a n s h a l l b e made p r o m p t l y a f t e r t h e S t e p
I decision i s rendered.
A j o i n t l e t t e r w i l l be sent by the
A u t h o r i t y and t h e Union r e q u e s t i n g t h e m e d i c a l e x a m i n a t i o n .
The f e e s of the i m p a r t i a l p h y s i c i a n s h a l l be d i v i d e d e q u a l l y
between the A u t h o r i t y and t h e U n i o n .
b.

Impartial

Arbitration

Within ten
(10)
days of n o t i f i c a t i o n of the d e c i s i o n
of
Impartial
Physician,
the
employee
or
his/her
Union
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e may a p p e a l i n w r i t i n g t o t h e a r b i t r a t o r . I n no
c a s e s h a l l t h e h e a r i n g b e f o r e t h e a r b i t r a t o r be
scheduled
before the i m p a r t i a l p h y s i c i a n ' s report i s r e c e i v e d by the
parties.
The
jurisdiction
of
the
arbitrator
shall
be
limited
e x c l u s i v e l y to
the issue
of
whether the employee's
work
status
established
by
the
Authority complies
with
the
findings of the i m p a r t i a l p h y s i c i a n .
The p a r t i e s a g r e e t h a t
t h e I m p a r t i a l ' s w r i t t e n f i n d i n g s s h a l l a u t o m a t i c a l l y become
part
of
the
record i n each medical appeal.
The
party
requesting the hearing s h a l l bear the burden of proof.
The
I m p a r t i a l P h y s i c i a n c a n n o t be c a l l e d as a w i t n e s s a t
the
hearing.
The a r b i t r a t o r s h a l l meet a s soon a s p r a c t i c a b l e a t a t i m e
and p l a c e t o be a g r e e d upon b y t h e p a r t i e s ,
or,
if
they
cannot agree, at a time and p l a c e fixed by the
arbitrator
upon a t l e a s t f o u r t e e n (14) d a y s n o t i c e t o t h e
parties.
The Union and t h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l be g i v e n a n o p p o r t u n i t y
t o b e h e a r d a n d t o s u b m i t p r o o f a s may be d e s i r e d t o t h e
arbitrator.
No t r a n s c r i p t o f t h e a r b i t r a t i o n h e a r i n g s h a l l
be r e q u i r e d .
Within fifteen
(15) days a f t e r t h e c l o s i n g o f t h e h e a r i n g ,
the decision of the a r b i t r a t o r , whether i t be to s u s t a i n or
to
overrule
or
modify
the
decision of
the
Deputy
Vice
P r e s i d e n t , Labor Disputes R e s o l u t i o n or h i s / h e r d e s i g n e e ,
s h a l l be i s s u e d .
S u c h d e c i s i o n s h a l l be f i n a l a n d b i n d i n g .
Such d e c i s i o n s h a l l be m a i l e d t o t h e employee and h i s / h e r
s a i d r e p r e s e n t a t i v e and to t h e Deputy V i c e P r e s i d e n t , Labor
Disputes Resolution.
The Union w i l l promptly a p p r i s e
the
member o f t h e d e c i s i o n .

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The a r b i t r a t o r ,
i n r e n d e r i n g any o p i n i o n o r d e t e r m i n a t i o n ,
shall
be
strictly
limited
to
the
interpretation
and
a p p l i c a t i o n o f t h e p r o v i s i o n s of t h i s Agreement, o r of any
written
rule,
or
Policy/Instruction
of
the
Authority
governing or a f f e c t i n g
hourly paid employees,
and
he/she
s h a l l be w i t h o u t a n y p o w e r o r a u t h o r i t y t o a d d t o ,
delete
from, o r modify any of t h e p r o v i s i o n s of t h i s Agreement, or
of such rules, or P o l i c y / I n s t r u c t i o n s .
The a r b i t r a t o r s h a l l
n o t h a v e t h e a u t h o r i t y t o r e n d e r a n y o p i n i o n o r make a n y
recommendations:
(i)
inconsistent
p r o v i s i o n s of the
and R e g u l a t i o n s ;

with
or
applicable

contrary
to
Civil Service

the
Laws

( i i ) l i m i t i n g or i n t e r f e r i n g i n any way w i t h t h e
s t a t u t o r y powers, d u t i e s , and r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s
of
the
Authority
in
operating,
controlling,
and
d i r e c t i n g the maintenance and o p e r a t i o n of
the
transit
facilities,
or
with
the
Authority's
managerial
responsibility
to
run
the
transit
lines safely,
e f f i c i e n t l y and e c o n o m i c a l l y ;
(iii)
w i t h r e s p e c t t o m o d i f i c a t i o n o f a n y wage
rates
provided
in
the
collective
bargaining
agreement.
All
fees and expenses
of the a r b i t r a t o r
shall
e q u a l l y between the A u t h o r i t y and the Union.
E.

the

GENERAL

be

divided

PROVISIONS

1) T h e A u t h o r i t y r e c o g n i z e s t h e U n i o n a s t h e e x c l u s i v e
p r e s e n t i n g and p r o c e s s i n g o f employee g r i e v a n c e s .

representative

for

2) I t i s a g r e e d t h a t n e i t h e r t h e f i l i n g o f a n y c o m p l a i n t , n o r t h e p e n d e n c y
of any g r i e v a n c e , as p r o v i d e d i n t h i s A r t i c l e s h a l l p r e v e n t , d e l a y , o b s t r u c t ,
or
i n t e r f e r e w i t h the r i g h t of the A u t h o r i t y to take t h e a c t i o n complained
of,
s u b j e c t , o f course, to the f i n a l d i s p o s i t i o n of the c o m p l a i n t or the grievance
as provided for h e r e i n .
3) A t
each
step
of
the
above
contract
interpretation
grievance
or
d i s c i p l i n a r y grievance procedure,
management
retains
the right to
increase,
d e c r e a s e o r o t h e r w i s e m o d i f y t h e d e c i s i o n made a t t h e l o w e r l e v e l .

bypass

4) B y m u t u a l
any s t e p of

a g r e e m e n t , on a c a s e b y c a s e b a s i s ,
t h i s procedure.

the

parties

may a g r e e

to

51 I n c o m p u t i n g t h e t i m e w i t h i n w h i c h a n y a c t i o n m u s t b e t a k e n u n d e r t h e
above procedures, S a t u r d a y s ,
Sundays and h o l i d a y s s h a l l not be counted except
where otherwise
specified.
6) T h e t i m e l i m i t a t i o n s p r o v i d e d i n t h i s S e c t i o n s h a l l b e s t r i c t l y a d h e r e d
to b y employees, by t h e Union and by t h e A u t h o r i t y .
A g r i e v a n c e may b e d e n i e d
at
any l e v e l
because
of
failure
to
adhere
to
the
time
limitations.
In
e x c e p t i o n a l c a s e s , h o w e v e r , a n d f o r g o o d c a u s e s h o w n , t h e t i m e l i m i t a t i o n s may
b e w a i v e d a n d a d e c i s i o n made o n t h e m e r i t s .
I t i s the understanding of the
p a r t i e s t h a t t h i s language w i l l be e n f o r c e d i n the f u t u r e notwithstanding past
enforcement.
I n any c a s e where t h e A u t h o r i t y does n o t s c h e d u l e a matter
for

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h e a r i n g or r e n d e r a d e c i s i o n w i t h i n the p r e s c r i b e d
be a p p e a l e d to t h e n e x t S t e p o f the
procedure.

time l i m i t s

the grievance

may

7) In a n y c a s e w h e r e t h e d e c i s i o n on a g r i e v a n c e f i l e d a n d p r e s e n t e d by an
employee i n d i v i d u a l l y , w o u l d a f f e c t
o t h e r employees and would i n v o l v e a b a s i c
i n t e r p r e t a t i o n or a p p l i c a t i o n o f t h e p r o v i s i o n s o f t h i s c o n t r a c t , or of
any
w r i t t e n w o r k i n g r u l e s o r r e s o l u t i o n , t h e Union s h a l l be g i v e n n o t i c e , and i t s
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s h a l l be p e r m i t t e d to a t t e n d a n d b e h e a r d a t e a c h s t e p i n t h e
grievance procedure.
8) N o t h i n g c o n t a i n e d i n t h i s S e c t i o n , o r e l s e w h e r e i n t h i s A g r e e m e n t ,
shall
be c o n s t r u e d t o d e p r i v e a n y i n d i v i d u a l e m p l o y e e ,
or employees,
from
p r e s e n t i n g a n d p r o c e s s i n g h i s / h e r o r t h e i r own g r i e v a n c e s t h r o u g h t h e p r o c e d u r e s
provided i n t h i s S e c t i o n except as s p e c i f i c a l l y provided for h e r e i n .

of
of
F.

9) A c o m p l a i n t t h a t a n y r u n o r w o r k s c h e d u l e i m p e r i l s t h e h e a l t h o r s a f e t y
an e m p l o y e e o r e m p l o y e e s , s h a l l be p r o c e s s e d i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e p r o v i s i o n s
the r u n and work s c h e d u l i n g p r o c e d u r e o f the c o l l e c t i v e b a r g a i n i n g agreement.
Miscellaneous

Agreements

1) T h e p a r t i e s a g r e e t h a t c o m m e n c i n g a s s o o n a s t h e p a r t i e s c a n c a n c e l
a r b i t r a t i o n d a t e s w i t h o u t p a y i n g a p e n a l t y , t h e r e s h a l l o n l y be one a r b i t r a t i o n
d a t e p e r month b e f o r e t h e i m p a r t i a l a r b i t r a t o r .
I n t h e e v e n t t h a t f i v e months
f o l l o w i n g t h i s d a t e , t h e r e i s a b a c k l o g o f more t h a n 40 d i s c i p l i n a r y c a s e s i n
which S t e p 2 d e c i s i o n s h a v e b e e n r e n d e r e d , t h e n e i t h e r p a r t y s h a l l have t h e r i g h t
to
request
from t h e
I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r an a d d i t i o n a l
d a y i n a n y month
t h e r e a f t e r u n t i l the b a c k l o g f a l l s below 40.
2)
Whenever t h e r e a r e c a s e s which have not o t h e r w i s e been s c h e d u l e d f o r
arbitration
within
12 w e e k s
following
a Step 2 appeal,
and e i t h e r
party
determines t h a t the need f o r an a d d i t i o n a l a r b i t r a t o r e x i s t s , the p a r t i e s s h a l l
a g r e e u p o n a n d r e t a i n a n a d d i t i o n a l a r b i t r a t o r who s h a l l h e a r o n l y g r i e v a n c e s
f r o m d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i o n s w h e r e t h e p e n a l t y s o u g h t b y t h e A u t h o r i t y i s o f no
greater
severity
than
a
three-day
suspension.
Arbitrations
before
this
a d d i t i o n a l a r b i t r a t o r s h a l l b e c o n d u c t e d no more t h a n two d a y s i n a m o n t h .
The
A u t h o r i t y s h a l l s e t t h e c a l e n d a r o f c a s e s to be h e a r d .
The c a l e n d a r must be
c o m m u n i c a t e d t o t h e U n i o n ' s c o u n s e l a t l e a s t 10 d a y s b e f o r e t h e s c h e d u l e d d a t e
o f a r b i t r a t i o n ; i n a d d i t i o n , t h e f u l l d i s c i p l i n a r y p a c k a g e f o r e a c h c a s e m u s t be
t r a n s m i t t e d t o t h e U n i o n ' s c o u n s e l a t l e a s t 10 d a y s b e f o r e t h e s c h e d u l e d d a t e o f
arbitration.
The p r o v i s i o n s i n S e c t i o n 4 below s h a l l not a p p l y t o the a d d i t i o n a l
arbitrator.
3)
The d e c i s i o n s o f t h e a d d i t i o n a l a r b i t r a t o r r e f e r r e d t o i n p a r a g r a p h 2
need not c o n t a i n a s t a t e m e n t o f r a t i o n a l e .
Both p a r t i e s a g r e e t h a t the awards
s h a l l not be d e f i c i e n t b e c a u s e t h e a r b i t r a t o r s t a t e s o n l y t h a t the g r i e v a n t i s
g u i l t y and, i f so what t h e p e n a l t y s h a l l be, or t h a t the g r i e v a n t i s not g u i l t y .
The p a r t i e s a g r e e t h a t t h e a r b i t r a t o r s h a l l be e n c o u r a g e d t o r e n d e r h i s / h e r
decision at the close of each hearing.
4)
I n e a c h day o f a r b i t r a t i o n b e f o r e the I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r , the Union
s h a l l h a v e t h e r i g h t t o i n s i s t t h a t h a l f o f t h e c a s e s s c h e d u l e d , up t o a t o t a l
o f s i x c a s e s , s h a l l be n o n - d i s c i p l i n a r y g r i e v a n c e s .
T h e U n i o n s h a l l g i v e NYC
T r a n s i t a t l e a s t t e n (10)
d a y s n o t i c e o f t h e c a s e s i t w i s h e s t o p l a c e on t h e
calendar.

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SECTION

2.2

RUN AND WORK S C H E D U L I N G

PROCEDURES

A.
When a new r u n o r w o r k s c h e d u l e i s p r e p a r e d , a c o p y t h e r e o f s h a l l be
g i v e n to the Union as soon as p o s s i b l e ,
a n d i n no e v e n t l e s s t h a n f i f t e e n
(15)
d a y s p r i o r t o t h e d a t e s e t f o r t h o n t h e s c h e d u l e a s t h e d a t e on w h i c h i t w i l l be
posted for p i c k .
The d a t e o f t h e p o s t i n g f o r p i c k s h a l l be d e t e r m i n e d by t h e
appropriate Vice President.
The a p p r o p r i a t e V i c e P r e s i d e n t s h a l l a l s o determine
a n d s e t f o r t h o n t h e s c h e d u l e t h e d a t e u p o n w h i c h t h e new s c h e d u l e s h a l l become
effective,
which d a t e s h a l l t a k e i n t o a c c o u n t the time r e a s o n a b l y r e q u i r e d to
complete the p i c k i n g .
P i c k i n g s h a l l commence n o t l a t e r t h a n f i v e (5) d a y s a f t e r
the schedule i s posted.
E m p l o y e e s who f o r a n y r e a s o n f a i l t o e x e r c i s e t h e i r
p i c k i n g r i g h t s s h a l l be
assigned.
B.
The Union s h a l l have t h e r i g h t a t a n y time a f t e r i t has r e c e i v e d t h e
schedule to d i s c u s s i t w i t h the a p p r o p r i a t e V i c e P r e s i d e n t .
A n y c o m p l a i n t made
by t h e Union s h a l l be d e c i d e d by t h e V i c e P r e s i d e n t w i t h i n t w e n t y - f o u r (24) h o u r s
a f t e r the c l o s e of the d i s c u s s i o n .
I f , a f t e r s u c h d i s c u s s i o n , any change i n the
s c h e d u l e a g r e e d t o by t h e Union i s d i r e c t e d b y t h e V i c e P r e s i d e n t w h i c h c a n n o t
b e made p r i o r t o t h e p o s t i n g d a t e , t h e s c h e d u l e s h a l l n o t b e p o s t e d f o r p i c k
u n t i l such change h a s b e e n made.
C.
T h e U n i o n , o r a n y i n d i v i d u a l e m p l o y e e who i s a f f e c t e d t h e r e b y , may
f i l e w i t h the Deputy V i c e P r e s i d e n t , Labor D i s p u t e s R e s o l u t i o n , at any time, a
w r i t t e n complaint t h a t the schedule i m p e r i l s the h e a l t h or s a f e t y of employees.
A n y s u c h c o m p l a i n t s h a l l s e t f o r t h s p e c i f i c a l l y how, a n d i n w h a t m a n n e r ,
the
s c h e d u l e i m p e r i l s the h e a l t h and s a f e t y o f employees.
1) w h e r e s u c h c o m p l a i n t i s f i l e d a f t e r t h e s c h e d u l e h a s b e e n p o s t e d f o r
p i c k , s u c h c o m p l a i n t s h a l l c o n s t i t u t e a n o r m a l g r i e v a n c e t o be h e a r d i n t h e f i r s t
i n s t a n c e , however, at S t e p 2 of the g r i e v a n c e p r o c e d u r e .
Such complaint s h a l l
t h e r e a f t e r be g o v e r n e d b y t h e n o r m a l p r o v i s i o n s o f t h e g r i e v a n c e p r o c e d u r e ,
2) W h e r e s u c h c o m p l a i n t i s f i l e d b e f o r e t h e p o s t i n g o f t h e s c h e d u l e f o r
p i c k , a h e a r i n g t h e r e o n s h a l l b e h e l d a t S t e p 2 n o t m o r e t h a n two
(2)
working days a f t e r t h e f i l i n g o f t h e c o m p l a i n t and the d e c i s i o n t h e r e o n
s h a l l b e made w i t h i n t w e n t y - f o u r ( 2 4 ) h o u r s a f t e r t h e h e a r i n g .
D.
Where s a i d
Union,
or
any i n d i v i d u a l employee
affected
by
the
schedule, f i l e s h i s / h e r complaint w i t h the Deputy Vice P r e s i d e n t , Labor Disputes
R e s o l u t i o n b e f o r e t h e d a t e f i x e d f o r t h e p o s t i n g o f t h e s c h e d u l e , a n a p p e a l may
be t a k e n t o t h e I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r i m m e d i a t e l y a f t e r t h e S t e p I I d e c i s i o n ,
which appeal s h a l l be accompanied by a s t a t e m e n t s e t t i n g f o r t h the b a s i s of the
contention t h a t the s c h e d u l e i m p e r i l s the h e a l t h or s a f e t y of employees,
and
accompanied a l s o by a copy of t h e d e c i s i o n a t S t e p I I .
The I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r
s h a l l hold a h e a r i n g on n o t i c e ,
by telephone
or o t h e r w i s e ,
as promptly
as
possible
after
the f i l i n g of the appeal.
At the request
of the
Impartial
A r b i t r a t o r , s u c h w i t n e s s e s , r e c o r d s , a n d o t h e r d o c u m e n t a r y e v i d e n c e a s may b e
r e q u i r e d s h a l l be p r o d u c e d .
The I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r s h a l l m a i l a copy of
h i s / h e r opinion to the Deputy V i c e P r e s i d e n t , Labor Disputes R e s o l u t i o n , to the
Onion, and, where t h e a p p e a l i s t a k e n by a n i n d i v i d u a l , t o s u c h i n d i v i d u a l ,
w i t h i n two ( 2 ) w o r k i n g d a y s a f t e r t h e c l o s e o f t h e h e a r i n g b e f o r e h i m .
If, in
c o n s i d e r i n g s u c h c o m p l a i n t , t h e I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r f i n d s t h a t a r u n o r work
schedule i m p e r i l s the h e a l t h or s a f e t y of employees - which i s the s o l e extent
of h i s / h e r j u r i s d i c t i o n - he/she
shall set
forth s p e c i f i c a l l y the
precise
elements i n t h e s c h e d u l e on which h e / s h e b a s e s such o p i n i o n .
The o p i n i o n of the
I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r w i t h r e s p e c t t o w h e t h e r a r u n o r work s c h e d u l e i m p e r i l s t h e
h e a l t h o r s a f e t y o f e m p l o y e e s , s h a l l be f i n a l and b i n d i n g upon b o t h p a r t i e s .

above,

E.
Except to the extent s p e c i f i c a l l y provided i n paragraphs
(B) a n d (D)
n e i t h e r t h e f i l i n g o f a c o m p l a i n t , n o r t h e pendency o f a g r i e v a n c e a t any
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l e v e l , s h a l l p r e v e n t or d e l a y p u t t i n g the schedule i n t o e f f e c t
therefor,
subject
t o a n y c h a n g e w h i c h may a t
a n y t i m e be
A u t h o r i t y upon t h e d e t e r m i n a t i o n of t h e g r i e v a n c e .

SECTION

2.3

PAYMENT WHERE CHARGES A R E P R E F E R R E D A G A I N S T

on t h e d a y f i x e d
d i r e c t e d by
the

EMPLOYEES

If
charges
w h i c h a r e p r e f e r r e d a g a i n s t an employee a r e not s u s t a i n e d ,
the
e m p l o y e e w i l l be p a i d a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f p a y f o r t h e t i m e l o s t by r e a s o n
of such charges.
I f t h e c h a r g e s a r e s u s t a i n e d , t h e e m p l o y e e w i l l n o t be p a i d f o r
any l o s t time as a r e s u l t of such charges.

SECTION

2.4

VACATION

A.
A v a c a t i o n w i t h p a y w i l l be g r a n t e d e a c h y e a r t o e a c h e m p l o y e e o f
the
A u t h o r i t y as h e r e i n a f t e r provided, at such time w i t h i n the year as the A u t h o r i t y
shall
fix
and d e t e r m i n e .
The t w e l v e
(12) month p e r i o d w i t h i n w h i c h
such
v a c a t i o n s w i l l be g r a n t e d and a l l o c a t e d i s r e f e r r e d t o i n t h i s S e c t i o n as t h e
vacation year.
T h e v a c a t i o n y e a r w i l l be e i t h e r t h e c a l e n d a r y e a r , o r a y e a r
c o m m e n c i n g t h e f i r s t d a y o f May i n a c a l e n d a r y e a r a n d e n d i n g o n t h e t h i r t i e t h
d a y o f A p r i l o f t h e f o l l o w i n g c a l e n d a r y e a r , a s t h e A u t h o r i t y may d e t e r m i n e t o
be a p p r o p r i a t e f o r
the p a r t i c u l a r department
or s e d t i o n of a
department.
V a c a t i o n s may b e s p r e a d o v e r t h e e n t i r e t w e l v e ( 1 2 ) months o f t h e v a c a t i o n y e a r
w h e n e v e r t h e A u t h o r i t y deems t h i s a d v i s a b l e i n t h e i n t e r e s t o f e f f i c i e n c y o r
economy.
The amount o f v a c a t i o n a l l o t m e n t i n weeks o r d a y s w i l l be computed on
t h e b a s i s o f t h e t i m e and d u r a t i o n o f a c t i v e employment p r i o r t o t h e b e g i n n i n g
of the vacation year.
For the purpose of t h i s S e c t i o n , periods of leave of
a b s e n c e w i t h o u t p a y f o r o n e (1) m o n t h o r m o r e , e x c e p t w h e r e s u c h l e a v e o f a b s e n c e
s h a l l h a v e b e e n f o r o r d e r e d m i l i t a r y d u t y , s h a l l n o t be deemed t o be
active
employment.
B.
1 ) E a c h e m p l o y e e t o whom t h i s S e c t i o n i s a p p l i c a b l e w h o , a t
beginning of a v a c a t i o n year,
s h a l l have been a c t i v e l y i n the employ o f
A u t h o r i t y f o r l e s s t h a n o n e (1) y e a r , w i l l b e g r a n t e d a v a c a t i o n o f one (1)
for
each f u l l
c a l e n d a r month h e / s h e s h a l l have been i n the employ of
A u t h o r i t y p r i o r t o t h e b e g i n n i n g of t h e v a c a t i o n y e a r b u t not e x c e e d i n g two
weeks.

the
the
day
the
(2)

2 ) E a c h s u c h e m p l o y e e o f t h e A u t h o r i t y who, a t t h e b e g i n n i n g o f a
v a c a t i o n y e a r , s h a l l h a v e b e e n a c t i v e l y i n t h e employ o f t h e A u t h o r i t y f o r one
( 1 ) y e a r b u t who a t t h e b e g i n n i n g o f t h a t v a c a t i o n y e a r s h a l l n o t h a v e b e e n
actively
employed
for
more
than three
(3)
years
in
connection
with
the
m a i n t e n a n c e a n d o p e r a t i o n o f a n y t r a n s i t f a c i l i t y now c o n s t i t u t i n g p a r t o f t h e
New Y o r k C i t y T r a n s i t S y s t e m s h a l l b e g r a n t e d a v a c a t i o n o f t w o ( 2 ) w e e k s d u r i n g
such vacation year.
3 ) E a c h s u c h e m p l o y e e who, a t t h e b e g i n n i n g o f a v a c a t i o n y e a r s h a l l
h a v e b e e n a c t i v e l y e m p l o y e d f o r more t h a n t h r e e (3) y e a r s i n c o n n e c t i o n w i t h t h e
m a i n t e n a n c e a n d o p e r a t i o n o f a n y t r a n s i t f a c i l i t y now c o n s t i t u t i n g p a r t o f t h e
New Y o r k C i t y T r a n s i t S y s t e m , s h a l l b e g r a n t e d a v a c a t i o n o f f o u r ( 4 ) w e e k s i n
each such v a c a t i o n year.
4) E a c h s u c h e m p l o y e e who, a t t h e b e g i n n i n g o f a v a c a t i o n
year,
s h a l l h a v e b e e n a c t i v e l y e m p l o y e d f o r more t h a n f i f t e e n (15) y e a r s i n c o n n e c t i o n
w i t h t h e m a i n t e n a n c e a n d o p e r a t i o n o f a n y t r a n s i t f a c i l i t y now c o n s t i t u t i n g p a r t
o f t h e New Y o r k C i t y T r a n s i t S y s t e m s h a l l b e g r a n t e d a v a c a t i o n o f f i v e ( 5 ) w e e k s
i n each such v a c a t i o n year.

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5) F o r t h e p u r p o s e o f d e t e r m i n i n g t h e l e n g t h o f a c t i v e employment
u p o n w h i c h i s b a s e d t h e a l l o w a n c e p r o v i d e d i n p a r a g r a p h s B.3 a n d B.4, any l e a v e
o f absence w i t h o u t p a y a n d a n y b r e a k i n s e r v i c e o f l e s s t h a n one (1) y e a r s h a l l
n o t be c o n s i d e r e d as i n t e r r u p t i o n s i n c o n t i n u o u s employment, e x c e p t however, t h a t
an employee w h o , f o r a n y r e a s o n , l e a v e s t h e employ <?f t h e A u t h o r i t y a n d r e t u r n s
w i t h i n one y e a r , w i l l be c o n s i d e r e d a new employee f o r t h e p u r p o s e o f c o m p u t i n g
h i s / h e r v a c a t i o n a l l o w a n c e as p r o v i d e d u n d e r p a r a g r a p h (B) d u r i n g t h e v a c a t i o n
y e a r i m m e d i a t e l y f o l l o w i n g t h e one i n w h i c h he/she i s r e i n s t a t e d .
6) A n e m p l o y e e who d u r i n g t h e p r e c e d i n g v a c a t i o n y e a r s h a l l have
b e e n o n l e a v e o f a b s e n c e w i t h o u t p a y e x c e p t f o r o r d e r e d m i l i t a r y d u t y , s h a l l be
g r a n t e d a v a c a t i o n w i t h p a y on t h e f o l l o w i n g b a s i s :
a . An e m p l o y e e w h o , a t t h e b e g i n n i n g o f a v a c a t i o n y e a r ,
s h a l l n o t h a v e been a c t i v e l y e m p l o y e d f o r more t h a n t h r e e (3)
y e a r s s h a l l b e g r a n t e d a v a c a t i o n w i t h pay o f one (1) d a y p e r
month f o r each month o r t h e m a j o r p o r t i o n t h e r e o f he/she
s h a l l have worked d u r i n g t h e p r e c e d i n g v a c a t i o n year b u t n o t
more t h a n t w o (2) w e e k s .
b . An e m p l o y e e w h o , a t t h e b e g i n n i n g o f a v a c a t i o n y e a r ,
s h a l l h a v e b e e n a c t i v e l y e m p l o y e d f o r more t h a n t h r e e (3)
y e a r s s h a l l b e g r a n t e d a v a c a t i o n w i t h p a y o f t w o (2) d a y s
p e r month f o r e a c h month o r t h e m a j o r p o r t i o n t h e r e o f h e / s h e
s h a l l have worked d u r i n g t h e p r e c e d i n g v a c a t i o n y e a r b u t n o t
more t h a n f o u r (4) w e e k s .
c . An e m p l o y e e who, a t t h e b e g i n n i n g o f a v a c a t i o n
year,
s h a l l h a v e b e e n a c t i v e l y e m p l o y e d f o r more t h a n f i f t e e n
(15)
y e a r s s h a l l be g r a n t e d a v a c a t i o n w i t h pay o f t w o and
o n e - h a l f (2 1/2) d a y s p e r m o n t h f o r e a c h m o n t h o r t h e m a j o r
p o r t i o n t h e r e o f he/she s h a l l have w o r k e d d u r i n g t h e p r e c e d i n g
v a c a t i o n y e a r b u t n o t more t h a n f i v e ( 5 ) w e e k s .

C . 1) D u r i n g t h e v a c a t i o n p e r i o d e a c h e m p l o y e e w i l l be a l l o w e d v a c a t i o n
p a y e q u a l t o w h a t t h e e m p l o y e e w o u l d have e a r n e d h a d he/she b e e n w o r k i n g d u r i n g

t h a t p e r i o d on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r work o r r u n s c h e d u l e .
I f e n t i t l e d to
shift
d i f f e r e n t i a l , same w i l l be p a i d f o r v a c a t i o n p e r i o d .
O v e r t i m e w o r k p l a n n e d ahead
s h a l l n o t be c o n s i d e r e d p a r t o f t h e e m p l o y e e ' s r e g u l a r work s c h e d u l e e x c e p t w h e r e
i t i s p a r t o f a s c h e d u l e d r u n f o r a Bus O p e r a t o r .
However, i f a B u s O p e r a t o r who
h a s a r e g u l a r r u n i s p e r m i t t e d , by p i c k o r o t h e r w i s e , t o take on a n y e x t r a work
i n a d d i t i o n t o h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r u n , s u c h e x t r a work s h a l l not be c o n s i d e r e d p a r t
of h i s / h e r r e g u l a r work s c h e d u l e .
W h e n e v e r , a s a r e s u l t o f a new p i c k o f r u n s ,
t h e run time o f a Bus Operator changes d u r i n g h i s / h e r v a c a t i o n p e r i o d ,
he/she
s h a l l be p a i d f o r h i s / h e r v a c a t i o n on t h e b a s i s o f what h e / s h e w o u l d h a v e e a r n e d
had h e / s h e b e e n w o r k i n g on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r work o r r u n s c h e d u l e i n e f f e c t on e a c h
day o f h i s / h e r v a c a t i o n .
2 } T h e v a c a t i o n p a y f o r t h e p e r i o d o f v a c a t i o n o f a B u s O p e r a t o r who
an " e x t r a l i s t " o p e r a t o r s h a l l be p a i d a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f p a y when
v a c a t i o n a n u m b e r o f h o u r s e q u a l t o t h e a v e r a g e number o f p a i d h o u r s p e r w e e k
a l l r e g u l a r r u n s on t h e s c h e d u l e s i n e f f e c t f o r the d i v i s i o n to which he/she
assigned at the time he/she takes such v a c a t i o n .

is
on
in
is

D.
I n t h e e v e n t o f a c h a n g e i n t h e d a t e o f commencement o f t h e v a c a t i o n
y e a r f o r any d e p a r t m e n t o r s e c t i o n o f a department o r any c l a s s o r group of
e m p l o y e e s , s o t h a t t h e v a c a t i o n y e a r s h a l l commence o n t h e f i r s t d a y o f J a n u a r y
i n s t e a d of t h e f i r s t d a y o f May, t h e a l l o c a t i o n s o f v a c a t i o n t i m e t h a t h a v e b e e n
announced p r e v i o u s t o s u c h a c t i o n by the A u t h o r i t y w i l l remain unchanged, except
f o r t h o s e w h o s e a l l o c a t e d v a c a t i o n t i m e i s w i t h i n t h e f i r s t f o u r (4} months o f
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the following calendar year.


I f such change should o c c u r ,
a computation of
v a c a t i o n a l l o w a n c e s w i t h i n t h e new v a c a t i o n y e a r , b a s e d o n t h e t i m e o f employment
b y t h e A u t h o r i t y up t o t h e b e g i n n i n g o f s u c h y e a r , w i l l b e made a n d p u b l i s h e d i n
t h e month o f November, a n d a s e l e c t i o n a n d a l l o c a t i o n o f v a c a t i o n t i m e d u r i n g t h e
n e x t v a c a t i o n y e a r w i l l b e made i n a c c o r d a n c e
with
t h e u s u a l methods
and
practices
governing
allocation
of
vacation
time.
Those employees
who h a d
p r e v i o u s l y s e l e c t e d o r had p r e v i o u s l y been a l l o c a t e d v a c a t i o n t i m e d u r i n g the
months of J a n u a r y , F e b r u a r y , March o r A p r i l , a s t h e i r v a c a t i o n t i m e f o r t h e o l d
v a c a t i o n y e a r w h i c h commenced t h e p r e c e d i n g M a y , w i l l h a v e a p r e f e r e n t i a l r i g h t
t o h o l d and r e t a i n s u c h a l l o c a t i o n s o f v a c a t i o n t i m e f o r t h e v a c a t i o n t o be had
i n t h e new v a c a t i o n y e a r , i f t h e y s o d e s i r e , b u t a l l t h o s e who d o n o t make known
s u c h d e s i r e w i l l p a r t i c i p a t e i n a new s e l e c t i o n a n d a l l o c a t i o n o f v a c a t i o n t i m e
f o r t h e new v a c a t i o n y e a r c o m m e n c i n g t h e f i r s t d a y o f J a n u a r y .
For a l l such
allocations,
the b a s i c p r i n c i p l e as to the length of v a c a t i o n set
forth in
subsection B of t h i s S e c t i o n w i l l govern v a c a t i o n time a l l o w a b l e .
No e m p l o y e e
w i l l be a l l o w e d t w o p e r i o d s o f v a c a t i o n t i m e i n t h e s a m e c a l e n d a r y e a r b e c a u s e
o f s u c h c h a n g e i n t h e d a t e o f commencement o f t h e v a c a t i o n y e a r , u n l e s s
the
A u t h o r i t y , upon a r e v i e w o f t h e f a c t s i n t h e p a r t i c u l a r c a s e , d e t e r m i n e s t h a t an
e x c e p t i o n s h o u l d be m a d e .
E.
The a n n u a l v a c a t i o n a l l o w a n c e w i l l n o t be a c c r u a b l e a n d w i l l not be
c a r r i e d o v e r f r o m one y e a r t o a n o t h e r e x c e p t u p o n t h e a p p r o v a l o f t h e A u t h o r i t y .
H o w e v e r , when a n e m p l o y e e i s h o s p i t a l i z e d d u r i n g v a c a t i o n , t h e e m p l o y e e w i l l b e
p e r m i t t e d to c a r r y - o v e r such v a c a t i o n to t h e f o l l o w i n g v a c a t i o n y e a r , not to
e x c e e d t h e number o f d a y s o f h o s p i t a l i z a t i o n d u r i n g t h e s c h e d u l e d
vacation
period.
F.
T e r m i n a l v a c a t i o n w i t h pay s h a l l be a l l o w e d a n e m p l o y e e ,
permanent, t e m p o r a r y , o r p r o v i s i o n a l , i n a d d i t i o n t o a n y v a c a t i o n due
u n d e r s u b s e c t i o n (B) o f t h i s S e c t i o n :

whether
him/her

1) w h e r e t h e e m p l o y e e ' s s e r v i c e s a r e t e r m i n a t e d o r s u s p e n d e d t h r o u g h
no f a u l t o f h i s / h e r o w n , o r b e c a u s e o f h i s / h e r i n d u c t i o n i n t o t h e
Armed F o r c e s o f t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s ,
or
2) w h e r e t h e e m p l o y e e , who i s r e s i g n i n g o r r e t i r i n g o f h i s / h e r own
v o l i t i o n and not because of,
or i n a n t i c i p a t i o n of
disciplinary
a c t i o n a g a i n s t h i m / h e r , s h a l l , p r i o r t o s e p a r a t i o n f r o m s e r v i c e , make
a request
therefor.
However, n o v a c a t i o n / t e r m i n a l v a c a t i o n w i l l be d u e a n e m p l o y e e , h i r e d on
o r a f t e r November 2 0 , 1 9 8 9 , i f t h e e m p l o y e e r e s i g n s o r i s t e r m i n a t e d p r i o r t o t h e
completion of h i s probationary p e r i o d .
Terminal

vacation

shall

be computed

as

follows:

To
an employee,
who h a s c o m p l e t e d
his/her
probationary
period/
a n d who a t t h e b e g i n n i n g o f t h e v a c a t i o n y e a r
in
which he/she leaves t h e employ o f t h e T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y , w i l l
n o t h a v e c o m p l e t e d t h r e e (3) y e a r s o f s e r v i c e :
One
(1) day f o r each complete
calendar
month
worked i n t h a t v a c a t i o n year p r i o r t o t h e date o f
s e p a r a t i o n , b u t n o t e x c e e d i n g two (2) weeks.
To a n e m p l o y e e , w h o , a t t h e b e g i n n i n g o f t h e v a c a t i o n y e a r i n
which he/she leaves t h e employ o f t h e Authority, having t h r e e
(3) y e a r s o f s e r v i c e b u t h a v i n g n o t completed f i f t e e n (15)
years o f service:
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Two (2) days for each complete calendar month


worked in that vacation year p r i o r to the date of
s e p a r a t i o n , but not exceeding four (4) weeks.
To an employee who, at the beginning o f the vacation year in
which he/she leaves the employ, of the Authority having
completed f i f t e e n ( 1 5 ) years of s e r v i c e or more:
Two and one-half (2 1/2) days for each complete
c a l e n d a r month worked i n that vacation year p r i o r
to the date of s e p a r a t i o n , but not exceeding f i v e
( 5 ) weeks.
No a d d i t i o n a l vacation allowance or t e r m i n a l v a c a t i o n s h a l l accrue to an
employee f o r the p e r i o d o f s u c h t e r m i n a l v a c a t i o n .
No t e r m i n a l vacation s h a l l
be g r a n t e d f o r s i c k leave with p a y , v a c a t i o n or overtime o f f s e t c r e d i t s used
i m m e d i a t e l y p r i o r to a n y t e r m i n a l v a c a t i o n g r a n t e d under t h i s paragraph, except
t h a t a n e m p l o y e e who r e t i r e s under e i t h e r the IRT, BMT or C i t y pension plan s h a l l
be e n t i t l e d to c r e d i t a s time worked for each month o r m a j o r portion of a month
p r i o r to h i s / h e r r e t i r e m e n t while he/she i s on r e g u l a r
vacation.
T e r m i n a l v a c a t i o n s h a l l be paid o n t h e b a s i s o f e i g h t ( 8 ) hours per day.
No a d d i t i o n a l p a y m e n t s h a l l b e made b e c a u s e o f a n y r u n or tour i n excess o f eight
( 8 ) hours i n a d a y b y w h i c h a n e m p l o y e e may h a v e b e e n p a i d p r i o r to t h e period
of t e r m i n a l v a c a t i o n .
Bus O p e r a t o r s s h a l l , upon r e t i r e m e n t , receive t e r m i n a l
v a c a t i o n p a y o n the b a s i s o f the run held at the t i m e o f s u c h retirement.
No
h o l i d a y p a y s h a l l be g r a n t e d f o r a n y o f t h e s t a t e d h o l i d a y s p r o v i d e d under
S e c t i o n 2.5, w h i c h may f a l l within t h e p e r i o d o f s u c h t e r m i n a l v a c a t i o n .
An
e m p l o y e e who h a s n o t w o r k e d d u r i n g a v a c a t i o n y e a r s h a l l n o t receive any t e r m i n a l
v a c a t i o n i f h e / s h e i s s e p a r a t e d from t h e s e r v i c e d u r i n g s u c h y e a r .
The allowance
of such t e r m i n a l vacation s h a l l b e c o n d i t i o n e d , however, upon an agreement by the
employee to whom i t i s g r a n t e d t h a t should h e / s h e return to t h e s e r v i c e of the
A u t h o r i t y before the e n d o f the following vacation year, the number of t e r m i n a l
vacation days so allowed to him/her s h a l l b e deducted f r o m any vacation he/she
may b e e n t i t l e d t o t a k e i n s u c h f o l l o w i n g year a f t e r r e t u r n i n g .
G.

An e m p l o y e e

who i s

a w a y on l e a v e o f a b s e n c e w i l l not be g r a n t e d any
continuance of such l e a v e .
H e / s h e must be in
active s e r v i c e immediately preceding the period for which he/she i s granted a
vacation.
I n t h e e v e n t , h o w e v e r , t h a t a n e m p l o y e e i s t a k e n s i c k and on that
account s t o p s work b e f o r e he/she has had h i s / h e r v a c a t i o n f o r t h e v a c a t i o n year
i n w h i c h t h e i l l n e s s c o m m e n c e s , h e / s h e may e l e c t s u b j e c t t o a p p r o v a l b y t h e h e a d
of h i s / h e r department,
to take such vacation as provided i n Section 2.6
(T).
When a l e a v e o f a b s e n c e d u e t o i l l n e s s , b e g i n s i n o n e v a c a t i o n y e a r a n d extends
i n t o t h e n e x t s u c c e e d i n g v a c a t i o n y e a r , a n e m p l o y e e may, s u b j e c t t o a p p r o v a l by
the head o f h i s / h e r department, e l e c t t o t a k e t h e v a c a t i o n due h i m / h e r i n such
l a t e r v a c a t i o n y e a r a s p r o v i d e d i n S e c t i o n 2 . 6 (T) .
However, s u c h e l e c t i o n under
t h i s r u l e a n d u n d e r S e c t i o n 2 . 6 (T),
s h a l l apply o n l y t o the complete vacation
d u e t h e e m p l o y e e a t t h e t i m e o f h i s / h e r r e q u e s t , a n d n o g r a n t s h a l l b e made o f
only a portion of a vacation allowance.

vacation a l l o w a n c e d u r i n g t h e

H.
A n e m p l o y e e who i s d i s m i s s e d o n c h a r g e s ,
o r who r e s i g n s w h i l e o n
charges or i n a n t i c i p a t i o n thereof,
s h a l l not have the d a t e of t e r m i n a t i o n of
h i s / h e r e m p l o y m e n t p o s t p o n e d t o a l l o w h i m / h e r a n y v a c a t i o n p a y w h a t e v e r whether
h e / s h e s h a l l have p r e v i o u s l y had a v a c a t i o n i n t h a t v a c a t i o n y e a r or n o t .
I.
W h i l e a permanent employee i s away i n any y e a r on m i l i t a r y duty,
h e / s h e w i l l be t r e a t e d ' a s c o n t i n u i n g i n t h e employ o f t h e A u t h o r i t y for the
p u r p o s e o f d e t e r m i n i n g how m u c h v a c a t i o n h e / s h e i s e n t i t l e d t o t a k e i n t h e
following v a c a t i o n year should he/she r e t u r n to the a c t i v e s e r v i c e of
the
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Authority during that year.


Upon h i s / h e r r e t u r n b e f o r e t h e e n d o f t h a t y e a r ,
h e / s h e s h a l l , t o t h e e x t e n t t h a t t h e t i m e i n t e r v e n i n g between h i s / h e r r e t u r n and
t h e e n d o f t h e y e a r may p e r m i t ,
be e n t i t l e d t o t a k e b e f o r e t h e end o f
the
v a c a t i o n y e a r s u c h v a c a t i o n a s h e / s h e would have been e n t i t l e d t o t a k e i n t h a t
y e a r h a d h e / s h e n o t b e e n away o n m i l i t a r y l e a v e , l e s s s u c h p a r t t h e r e o f a s h e / s h e
may h a v e b e e n a l l o w e d a t t h e t i m e o f h i s / h e r i n d u c t i o n i n t o t h e a r m e d f o r c e s .
He/she s h a l l not, however, c a r r y over to a subsequent v a c a t i o n year a v a c a t i o n
w h i c h h e / s h e may h a v e m i s s e d b e c a u s e o f b e i n g away on m i l i t a r y l e a v e o f a b s e n c e .
J.

be

Hourly paid

employees

may b e

paid

for

their

vacations

K.
The u s e of any v a c a t i o n a l l o w a n c e p r o v i d e d by t h i s
a n t i c i p a t e d u n l e s s a u t h o r i z e d by t h e A u t h o r i t y .

in

Section

advance.
shall

not

L.
A n e m p l o y e e who, d u r i n g t h e v a c a t i o n y e a r , i s i n s e r v i c e p a r t o f t h e
t i m e i n a p o s i t i o n t o w h i c h , t h i s Agreement i s not a p p l i c a b l e and p a r t of the time
i n a p o s i t i o n to which i t i s a p p l i c a b l e s h a l l accrue annual leave allowances i n
a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e t e r m s o f t h i s A g r e e m e n t f o r e a c h month d u r i n g t h e m a j o r p a r t
o f which h e / s h e s e r v e d i n a p o s i t i o n t o w h i c h t h i s Agreement i s a p p l i c a b l e , and
s h a l l a c c r u e a n a n n u a l l e a v e a l l o w a n c e f o r e a c h month d u r i n g t h e m a j o r p a r t o f
w h i c h h e / s h e s e r v e d i n a p o s i t i o n to w h i c h t h i s Agreement i s not a p p l i c a b l e i n
accordance w i t h the r u l e s and r e g u l a t i o n s a p p l i c a b l e to such other p o s i t i o n .
An e m p l o y e e s h a l l , i n e a c h v a c a t i o n y e a r , b e g r a n t e d h i s / h e r t o t a l a c c r u e d
l e a v e allowance r e g a r d l e s s of the t i t l e i n which he/she i s s e r v i n g at the time
he/she takes h i s / h e r annual leave allowance.
M.
T o t h e e s t a t e s o f d e c e a s e d e m p l o y e e s , a c a s h p a y m e n t s h a l l b e made
e q u a l t o t h e c u r r e n t m o n e t a r y v a l u e o f a c c u m u l a t e d u n u s e d v a c a t i o n a n d u n u s e d AVA
days standing to the c r e d i t of such deceased
employees.

SECTION

2.5

HOLIDAYS

A.
To t h e e x t e n t t h a t i t m a y b e p r a c t i c a b l e , a n e m p l o y e e o f t h e A u t h o r i t y , i n
s e r v i c e t h i r t y (30) d a y s o r m o r e , w i l l be r e l e a s e d from work w i t h o u t l o s s o f p a y
o n t h e f o l l o w i n g h o l i d a y s : New Y e a r ' s D a y , L i n c o l n ' s B i r t h d a y ,
Washington's
B i r t h d a y , M e m o r i a l D a y , I n d e p e n d e n c e Day, L a b o r Day, V e t e r a n s ' Day, T h a n k s g i v i n g
D a y , C h r i s t m a s D a y a n d t h e e m p l o y e e ' s b i r t h d a y e x c e p t t h a t a new e m p l o y e e s h a l l
n o t be e n t i t l e d t o t h e b i r t h d a y h o l i d a y u n t i l a f t e r t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f one (1)
year of s e r v i c e .
S u c h a n e m p l o y e e e x c u s e d from work on one o f t h e
stated
h o l i d a y s s h a l l be p a i d f o r t h a t h o l i d a y o n l y i f h e / s h e r e p o r t e d f o r work on t h e
s c h e d u l e d w o r k day b e f o r e and t h e s c h e d u l e d work day a f t e r t h e h o l i d a y , u n l e s s
h e / s h e i s p r e v e n t e d b y bona f i d e i l l n e s s o r f o r good r e a s o n i s e x c u s e d from so
r e p o r t i n g o r by order of the A u t h o r i t y i s s e r v i n g a suspension as a r e s u l t of a
d i s c i p l i n a r y p e n a l t y w h i c h s t a r t s t h e day a f t e r t h e h o l i d a y o r ends the day
before the h o l i d a y .
W i t h r e s p e c t t o h o l i d a y pay, where an employee i s s c h e d u l e d
t o work on a n y o f t h e s t a t e d h o l i d a y s a n d t h e f i r s t d a y o f h i s / h e r a b s e n c e ,
b e c a u s e o f a c l a i m e d i l l n e s s , f a l l s on t h e h o l i d a y , h e / s h e s h a l l , upon s u b m i t t i n g
p r o o f s a t i s f a c t o r y t o t h e department h e a d , be granted h o l i d a y pay for t h e f i r s t
day o f s u c h a b s e n c e a n d s h a l l n o t be p a i d s i c k l e a v e .

in

The d a t e s
Appendix E .

of

observance

for

holidays

i n 1997,

1998

and 1999 a r e

specified

B.
A n e m p l o y e e , i n s e r v i c e t h i r t y d a y s o r m o r e , who i s n o t
released
f r o m work b y o r d e r o f h i s / h e r s u p e r i o r a n d i s t h e r e f o r e r e q u i r e d t o work on any
o f t h e s t a t e d h o l i d a y s , - w i l l b e p a i d o n t h e same b a s i s a s i f i t h a d b e e n one o f
h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d w o r k i n g d a y s and i n a d d i t i o n w i l l b e p a i d e i g h t (8)
hours for the holiday.
I f u n d e r a n o t h e r S e c t i o n o f t h i s Agreement s u c h employee

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would have b e e n e n t i t l e d t o be p a i d a t t h e r a t e of t i m e and o n e - h a l f f o r w o r k i n q


on t h e d a y i n q u e s t i o n h e / s h e s h a l l be p a i d a t t h e r a t e o f t i m e a n d o n e - h a l f f o r
a l l work p e r f o r m e d on t h a t d a y a n d i n a d d i t i o n w i l l be p a i d e i g h t (8) h o u r s f o r
the holiday.
E m p l o y e e s who a c t u a l l y w o r k on a h o l i d a y s h a l l r e c e i v e
( 5 2 . 0 0 ) p e r h o u r d i f f e r e n t i a l f o r a l l h o u r s a c t u a l l y w o r k e d on
h o l i d a y s : J u l y 4 t h , T h a n k s g i v i n g , C h r i s t m a s a n d New Y e a r ' s D a y ,

a two d o l l a r
the f o l l o w i n g

C.
A n e m p l o y e e who i s r e q u i r e d t o w o r k on a p a i d h o l i d a y a t a t i m e when
h e / s h e d o e s n o t h a v e s i x (6) u n u s e d AVA d a y s ( A d d i t i o n a l V a c a t i o n A l l o w a n c e ) t o
h i s / h e r c r e d i t may e l e c t t o b e p a i d f o r h i s / h e r w o r k o n t h e h o l i d a y o n l y w h a t
h e / s h e would r e c e i v e t h e r e f o r i f i t were p e r f o r m e d on one o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r
w o r k i n g d a y s a n d i n s t e a d o f r e c e i v i n g e i g h t (8) h o u r s a d d i t i o n a l pay t h e r e f o r ,
b e c r e d i t e d w i t h a n AVA d a y e n t i t l i n g h i m / h e r t o a n o t h e r d a y o f f w i t h p a y i n l i e u
of the h o l i d a y .
T h e p r o v i s i o n s o f t h i s p a r a g r a p h s h a l l n o t be a p p l i c a b l e t o any
e m p l o y e e who i s r e q u i r e d t o w o r k o n L i n c o l n ' s B i r t h d a y .
To m a k e s u c h
his/her superior in

e l e c t i o n , h e / s h e must g i v e
advance of the h o l i d a y .

notice

thereof

in

writing

to

An e m p l o y e e s h a l l n o t b e a l l o w e d t o make s u c h e l e c t i o n more t h a n s i x t i m e s
i n a n y o n e c a l e n d a r y e a r o r a t a t i m e w h e n h e / s h e a l r e a d y h a s s i x AVA d a y s t o
his/her credit.

of

The p a r t i c u l a r d a y o n w h i c h h e / s h e i s t o b e r e l e a s e d f r o m w o r k t o make
a n y AVA c r e d i t m u s t b e a g r e e d u p o n i n a d v a n c e b y h i s / h e r s u p e r i o r .

Despite the fact that the l e t t e r s "AVA" stand


V a c a t i o n A l l o w a n c e " , t h e s o - c a l l e d AVA d a y s
shall
vacations or used i n a group as a v a c a t i o n period.

use

f o r t h e words " A d d i t i o n a l
i n no e v e n t b e a d d e d
to

The e m p l o y e e s h a l l h a v e t h e o p t i o n o f r e q u e s t i n g a n d o b t a i n i n g e i g h t
(8)
h o u r s p a y i n c a s h a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r s t r a i g h t t i m e r a t e f o r a n y AVA d a y s h e / s h e
has accumulated.
S u c h r e q u e s t s h a l l b e made o n a f o r m p r e p a r e d b y t h e A u t h o r i t y
for that purpose.
F o r p e n s i o n p u r p o s e s , t h e payment s h a l l n o t be i n c l u d e d i n t h e
f i n a l y e a r ' s e a r n i n g s , e x c e p t f o r AVA d a y s a c c r u e d i n h i s / h e r f i n a l y e a r .
D.
A n e m p l o y e e who i s
not r e l e a s e d
from d u t y by o r d e r o f
his/her
superior
on
one
of
the
stated
holidays
and
who n e v e r t h e l e s s
absents
h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f from work s h a l l f o r f e i t h i s / h e r r i g h t to any pay for the s a i d
h o l i d a y o r t o a n y o t h e r d a y o f f i n l i e u t h e r e o f , e x c e p t t h a t t h i s s h a l l n o t be
a p p l i c a b l e t o v e t e r a n s ( a s d e f i n e d i n S e c t i o n 63 o f t h e P u b l i c O f f i c e r s Law) i n
r e s p e c t to M e m o r i a l Day o r V e t e r a n s ' Day.
E.
A n e m p l o y e e , i n s e r v i c e t h i r t y (30) d a y s o r more, whose r e g u l a r day
o f f o c c u r s o n o n e o f t h e s t a t e d h o l i d a y s m a y e l e c t t o r e c e i v e c r e d i t f o r a n AVA
d a y r a t h e r t h a n e i g h t (8) h o u r s h o l i d a y p a y , w h e t h e r o r n o t h e / s h e i s r e q u i r e d
t o w o r k on t h a t d a y , i f h e / s h e i s e l i g i b l e u n d e r p a r a g r a p h C .
The p r o v i s i o n s o f
t h i s paragraph
s h a l l not be a p p l i c a b l e
t o a n y h o u r l y p a i d e m p l o y e e who i s
r e q u i r e d t o work on L i n c o l n ' s B i r t h d a y .
F.
When a n e m p l o y e e ' s
v a c a t i o n p e r i o d i n c l u d e s one o r more o f
the
s t a t e d h o l i d a y s w i t h p a y , h e / s h e may e l e c t t o r e t a i n s u c h d a y o r d a y s a s AVA
a l l o w a n c e , w h e t h e r t h e h o l i d a y f a l l s o n a s c h e d u l e d w o r k i n g d a y o r on a r e g u l a r
day off,
i f h e / s h e i s e l i g i b l e u n d e r p a r a g r a p h C , b u t t o make s u c h e l e c t i o n
h e / s h e m u s t g i v e w r i t t e n n o t i c e t h e r e o f b e f o r e t h e commencement o f h i s / h e r
vacation period.
The p r o v i s i o n s o f t h i s p a r a g r a p h s h a l l n o t be a p p l i c a b l e t o any
e m p l o y e e who i s r e q u i r e d t o w o r k o n L i n c o l n ' s B i r t h d a y .
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G.
None of t h e f o r e g o i n g p r o v i s i o n s i n t h i s S e c t i o n s h a l l b e a p p l i c a b l e
respect
to any of t h e s t a t e d h o l i d a y s to any e m p l o y e e who may h a v e been
c o n t i n u o u s l y a b s e n t f r o m d u t y f o r t h i r t y (30)
days or more, e x c e p t f o r absence
d u r i n g p a i d v a c a t i o n i m m e d i a t e l y preceding such h o l i d a y .
A n e m p l o y e e who h a s
p e r f o r m e d no w o r k f o r t h e A u t h o r i t y d u r i n g a p e r i o d o f t h i r t y (30)
days or more,
except f o r absence d u r i n g p a i d v a c a t i o n immediately p r e c e d i n g a h o l i d a y s h a l l not
r e c e i v e any p a y f o r t h e h o l i d a y o r b e a l l o w e d a n o t h e r d a y o f f i n l i e u
thereof.

in

H.
W h e n e v e r , u n d e r t h e p r o v i s i o n s o f t h i s S e c t i o n , a n e m p l o y e e may b e
e n t i t l e d to a n o t h e r day o f f ,
without deduction i n pay,
i n l i e u o f one o f t h e
s t a t e d h o l i d a y s above s p e c i f i e d ,
t h e p a r t i c u l a r d a y on w h i c h h e / s h e is t o be
excused
from d u t y must be d e t e r m i n e d by h i s / h e r s u p e r i o r ,
who a s
far
as
p r a c t i c a b l e , w i l l c o n s i d e r the p r e f e r e n c e s of the employee.
I.
An employee, i n s e r v i c e l e s s t h a n
pay f o r any o f t h e h o l i d a y s above mentioned
h o l i d a y , b u t i f r e q u i r e d t o work on a n y o f t h e
a t t h e r a t e o f time and o n e - h a l f f o r h i s / h e r
d e f i n e d i n S e c t i o n 63 o f t h e P u b l i c O f f i c e r s
M e m o r i a l Day a n d V e t e r a n s ' Day, r e g a r d l e s s o f

t h i r t y ( 3 0 ) d a y s , w i l l r e c e i v e no
i f n o t r e q u i r e d t o w o r k on t h a t
s a i d h o l i d a y s , h e / s h e w i l l be p a i d
work on t h a t d a y .
Veterans
(as
L a w ) , h o w e v e r , s h a l l be p a i d
for
the length of t h e i r s e r v i c e .

J.
T h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l g r a n t , e a c h J a n u a r y 1, a p e r s o n a l l e a v e d a y t o
a l l e m p l o y e e s , o n c o n d i t i o n t h a t t h e A u t h o r i t y may l i m i t t h e n u m b e r o f e m p l o y e e s
who m a y b e o f f f r o m w o r k o n a n y o n e d a y .
The A u t h o r i t y may i s s u e
reasonable
r e g u l a t i o n s regarding the use of such personal leave day.
H o w e v e r , new e m p l o y e e s
s h a l l not r e c e i v e a p e r s o n a l l e a v e day u n t i l January 1 s t f o l l o w i n g the completion
o f one (1) y e a r o f s e r v i c e .

SECTION

2.6

SICK

LEAVE

A.
Subject to the l i m i t a t i o n s hereinafter set forth, the A u t h o r i t y w i l l
grant
t o e v e r y e m p l o y e e who s h a l l h a v e b e e n i n i t s e m p l o y f o r a t l e a s t o n e ( 1 ) y e a r
s i c k l e a v e w i t h p a y o n e a c h w o r k i n g d a y when h e / s h e i s u n f i t f o r w o r k on a c c o u n t
o f i l l n e s s , up t o a t o t a l i n a n y one y e a r o f t w e l v e (12) d a y s , p l u s t h e number
o f d a y s r e m a i n i n g i n t h e e m p l o y e e ' s b a n k from p r e v i o u s y e a r s .
B.
Subject to the l i m i t a t i o n s hereinafter set f o r t h , the A u t h o r i t y w i l l
g r a n t t o e v e r y e m p l o y e e i n i t s e m p l o y l e s s t h a n one (1) y e a r , s i c k l e a v e w i t h p a y
o n e a c h w o r k i n g d a y when s u c h e m p l o y e e i s u n f i t f o r w o r k o n a c c o u n t o f i l l n e s s ,
up t o a t o t a l o f one d a y p e r c a l e n d a r month d u r i n g w h i c h , o r t h e m a j o r p a r t o f
w h i c h , t h e e m p l o y e e s h a l l h a v e b e e n i n s u c h e m p l o y e x c e p t t h a t a new e m p l o y e e
h i r e d o n o r a f t e r November 2 0 , 1 9 8 9 w i l l n o t r e c e i v e a n y s i c k l e a v e w i t h p a y f o r
the f i r s t day of absence f o r any s i c k l e a v e i n s t a n c e s d u r i n g the f i r s t year of
employment.
C.
T h e t e r m " y e a r " a s u s e d i n t h i s S e c t i o n , s h a l l mean a p e r i o d o f
t w e l v e ( 1 2 ) m o n t h s b e g i n n i n g o n t h e f i r s t d a y o f May a n d e n d i n g o n t h e f o l l o w i n g
t h i r t i e t h day of A p r i l .
D.
F o r t h e p u r p o s e o f t h i s S e c t i o n , an e m p l o y e e s h a l l n o t b e deemed t o
have been i n t h e employ o f t h e Board o f T r a n s p o r t a t i o n o r t h e A u t h o r i t y d u r i n g
a p e r i o d o f l e a v e o f absence w i t h o u t pay except where s u c h l e a v e o f absence s h a l l
have been for ordered m i l i t a r y duty.
E.
F o r a n y day on w h i c h s i c k l e a v e w i t h p a y i s g r a n t e d t o a n employee,
t h e p a y t o b e a l l o w e d h i m / h e r s h a l l be t h e same a s i f h e / s h e h a d w o r k e d i n
a c c o r d a n c e w i t h h i s / h e r ' r e g u l a r work s c h e d u l e f o r t h a t p a r t i c u l a r day, as s u c h
s c h e d u l e s t o o d a t t h e t i m e o f t h e commencement o f h i s / h e r i l l n e s s , b u t t h e t e r m
" r e g u l a r w o r k s c h e d u l e " s h a l l n o t b e deemed t o i n c l u d e a n y o v e r t i m e work w h i c h

42

may h a v e b e e n p l a n n e d a h e a d , e x c e p t w h e r e i t i s p a r t o f a s c h e d u l e d r u n f o r a Bus
Operator.
I f a B u s O p e r a t o r who h a s a r e g u l a r r u n i s p e r m i t t e d , b y p i c k o r
o t h e r w i s e , t o t a k e on a n y e x t r a work i n a d d i t i o n to h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r u n , such
e x t r a work, even i f a r r a n g e d f o r i n advance, s h a l l n o t , f o r t h e purpose of t h i s
S e c t i o n , be c o n s i d e r e d a s p a r t o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r work s c h e d u l e .
W h e r e a Bus
O p e r a t o r has e l e c t e d t o c o v e r the board or serve as an e x t r a , h i s / h e r schedule
s h a l l be deemed t o c a l l f o r e i g h t h o u r s work p e r d a y , e x c e p t w h e r e a r u n i n
e x c e s s of e i g h t hours has been assigned to him/her i n advance for a p a r t i c u l a r
d a y , i n w h i c h e v e n t s u c h r u n s h a l l b e deemed t o be h i s / h e r r e g u l a r w o r k s c h e d u l e
for that p a r t i c u l a r day.
F o r e a c h d a y o f s i c k l e a v e , a B u s O p e r a t o r who i s a n
"extra l i s t " operator,
s h a l l b e p a i d a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f p a y , a number o f
h o u r s e q u a l t o t h e a v e r a g e n u m b e r o f p a i d h o u r s p e r d a y i n a l l r e g u l a r r u n s on
the s c h e d u l e s i n e f f e c t f o r t h e d i v i s i o n to which h e / s h e i s a s s i g n e d a t the time
h e / s h e i s on s i c k l e a v e .
F.
S i c k l e a v e s h a l l not r u n c o n c u r r e n t l y w i t h v a c a t i o n and w i l l
g r a n t e d i n r e s p e c t t o a n y o f t h e t e n (10)
holidays specified i n Section
i n r e s p e c t o f any day which i s the employee's r e g u l a r day o f f .

not
2.5

be
or

G.
I n o r d e r t o be g r a n t e d a p a i d o r u n p a i d l e a v e o f absence on a c c o u n t
of i l l n e s s , an employee must f i l e a w r i t t e n a p p l i c a t i o n t h e r e f o r ,
on a form
p r o v i d e d b y t h e A u t h o r i t y , w i t h i n t h r e e (3) d a y s a f t e r h i s / h e r r e t u r n t o w o r k ,
b u t t h i s f o r m may b e f i l e d d u r i n g t h e p e r i o d o f h i s / h e r a b s e n c e i f s u c h a b s e n c e
i s f o r an extended p e r i o d .
T h e a p p l i c a t i o n f o r s i c k l e a v e must i n c l u d e a t r u e
s t a t e m e n t o f t h e c a u s e o f t h e a p p l i c a n t ' s a b s e n c e from work, i n c l u d i n g t h e n a t u r e
o f h i s / h e r i l l n e s s o r d i s a b i l i t y , a n d m u s t b e made t o t h e A u t h o r i t y t h r o u g h t h e
applicant's appropriate superior.
I f t h e a p p l i c a t i o n i s f o r m o r e t h a n t w o (2)
d a y s , i t must comply w i t h t h e p r o v i s i o n s of s u b d i v i s i o n ( I ) of t h i s S e c t i o n .
H.
No s i c k l e a v e w i l l b e g r a n t e d f o r i l l n e s s d u e t o i n d u l g e n c e i n
a l c o h o l i c b e v e r a g e s o r n a r c o t i c s e x c e p t t o the e x t e n t t h a t i f an employee
is
e n r o l l e d i n an a l c o h o l o r d r u g / c o n t r o l l e d substance r e h a b i l i t a t i o n program and
a m e d i c a l d e t e r m i n a t i o n h a s b e e n made t h a t t h e e m p l o y e e i s u n f i t f o r w o r k , s u c h
p e r i o d o f t i m e , i f p r o p e r l y d o c u m e n t e d , may b e c h a r g e d t o t h e e m p l o y e e ' s s i c k
leave balance.
I.
The b u r d e n o f e s t a b l i s h i n g t h a t h e / s h e was a c t u a l l y u n f i t f o r work
on a c c o u n t o f i l l n e s s s h a l l b e upon t h e e m p l o y e e .
Every application for s i c k
leave,
whether with
or without pay,
f o r more t h a n two
(2)
days,
must
be
a c c o m p a n i e d b y m e d i c a l p r o o f s a t i s f a c t o r y t o t h e A u t h o r i t y a n d upon a f o r m t o b e
f u r n i s h e d by the A u t h o r i t y , s e t t i n g f o r t h the nature of the employee's i l l n e s s
a n d c e r t i f y i n g t h a t b y r e a s o n o f s u c h i l l n e s s t h e e m p l o y e e was u n a b l e t o p e r f o r m
h i s / h e r duties for the p e r i o d of the absence.
T h i s p a r a g r a p h w i l l n o t i n a n y way
r e l i e v e the employee from c o m p l y i n g w i t h s u b d i v i s i o n s K and L o f t h e S e c t i o n , as
w e l l as s u b d i v i s i o n (c) o f Rule 5 of the A u t h o r i t y ' s Rules and R e g u l a t i o n s .
J.
To be e n t i t l e d t o s i c k l e a v e f o r a n y day on w h i c h h e / s h e i s a b s e n t
f r o m w o r k b e c a u s e o f i l l n e s s , a n e m p l o y e e , e x c e p t w h e r e i t i s i m p o s s i b l e t o do
s o , m u s t , a t l e a s t o n e h o u r b e f o r e t h e commencement o f h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f
d u t y for t h a t d a y , cause n o t i c e of the i l l n e s s and o f t h e p l a c e where h e / s h e can
be found d u r i n g s u c h i l l n e s s , t o be g i v e n by t e l e p h o n e , messenger, o r o t h e r w i s e ,
t o h i s / h e r appropriate s u p e r i o r , and must a l s o g i v e n o t i c e t o such s u p e r i o r of
any subsequent
c h a n g e i n t h e p l a c e w h e r e h e / s h e c a n be f o u n d .
Where i t
is
i m p o s s i b l e t o g i v e s u c h n o t i c e w i t h i n t h e t i m e a b o v e p r e s c r i b e d , i t s h a l l be
g i v e n as soon as c i r c u m s t a n c e s p e r m i t .
T h e f a i l u r e t o c a u s e s u c h n o t i c e t o be
g i v e n s h a l l d e p r i v e t h e employee of h i s / h e r r i g h t t o be p a i d f o r s u c h s c h e d u l e d
t o u r o f d u t y a n d h e / s h e s h a l l n o t be e n t i t l e d t o p a y f o r a n y s u b s e q u e n t t o u r of
d u t y f r o m w h i c h h e / s h e a b s e n t s h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f u n l e s s a t some t i m e , n o t l e s s t h a n
one h o u r p r i o r t o t h e commencement o f s u c h t o u r o f d u t y , h e / s h e s h a l l h a v e caused
such notice to be g i v e n .
T h e f a i l u r e t o c a u s e n o t i c e t o be g i v e n a s h e r e i n
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p r o v i d e d s h a l l not be e x c u s e d u n l e s s t h e A u t h o r i t y i s c o n v i n c e d t h a t
special
c i r c u m s t a n c e s made i t i m p o s s i b l e a n d i s a l s o c o n v i n c e d t h a t n o t i c e was g i v e n a s
soon as the s p e c i a l c i r c u m s t a n c e s p e r m i t t e d .
K,
I f a r e p r e s e n t a t i v e of the A u t h o r i t y c a l l s at the p l a c e where the
a b s e n t employee gave n o t i c e t h a t h e / s h e c o u l d be f o u n d d u r i n g h i s / h e r i l l n e s s ,
o r i n t h e a b s e n c e o f s u c h n o t i c e , c a l l s a t t h e home o f t h e a b s e n t e m p l o y e e a n d
c a n n o t f i n d h i m / h e r , t h e a b s e n t e m p l o y e e w i l l be d e e m e d t o b e a b s e n t
without
leave.
S u c h e m p l o y e e w i l l n o t be g r a n t e d s i c k l e a v e a n d w i l l be s u b j e c t
to
appropriate d i s c i p l i n a r y action.
L.
When a n e m p l o y e e i s o u t s i c k a n d i s v i s i t e d b y a d o c t o r
of
the
A u t h o r i t y who f i n d s t h e e m p l o y e e a b l e t o w o r k , t h e r e w i l l b e no d e d u c t i o n made
f o r t h a t d a y i n t h e c u r r e n t p a y p e r i o d b u t t h e A u t h o r i t y may d e n y p a y m e n t
after
r e v i e w and d e d u c t pay f o r s u c h day i n a s u b s e q u e n t p a y p e r i o d .
When T r a n s i t
Authority
physicians
visit
employees
at
their
homes,
they
will
display
i d e n t i f i c a t i o n as A u t h o r i t y P h y s i c i a n s .
M.
No s i c k l e a v e w i t h p a y w i l l b e g r a n t e d f o r l e s s t h a n o n e - q u a r t e r o f
a day at a t i m e .
A n e m p l o y e e who u n d e r t h i s S e c t i o n i s n o t e n t i t l e d t o s i c k
l e a v e w i t h pay f o r t h e f i r s t w o r k i n g day i n any p e r i o d o f l e a v e of a b s e n c e
for
i l l n e s s a n d who w o r k s p a r t o f h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y , b u t , b e c a u s e
of
s u c h i l l n e s s , does not work the b a l a n c e t h e r e o f , and c o n t i n u e s absent because of
s u c h i l l n e s s beyond t h e s t a r t o f h i s / h e r n e x t r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y ,
s h a l l be g r a n t e d s i c k l e a v e w i t h p a y f o r t h a t p a r t o f t h e s e c o n d d a y o f s u c h
a b s e n c e w h i c h f o l l o w s t h e e q u i v a l e n t time a t which h e / s h e c e a s e d work on t h e day
on w h i c h h e / s h e became i l l .
I n t h e e v e n t t h a t a p a i d a b s e n c e o f l e s s t h a n one
f u l l d a y i s t o be c h a r g e d a g a i n s t u n u s e d s i c k l e a v e a l l o w a n c e s , t h e f o l l o w i n g
t a b l e o f computation s h a l l be u s e d :
One-fourth
(5) h o u r s o n t h e
by i l l n e s s ;

(1/4)
o f a d a y i f h e / s h e was o n d u t y more t h a n f i v e
day d u r i n g which h i s / h e r s e r v i c e s were i n t e r r u p t e d

(3)

O n e - h a l f (1/2) o f a day i f
h o u r s but n o t more t h a n f i v e

one

T h r e e - f o u r t h s (3/4)
of a day i f
(1) h o u r , b u t n o t more t h a n t h r e e

on

One (1)
such day.

full

day

if

he/she

h e / s h e was on d u t y more
(5) h o u r s o n s u c h d a y ;
h e / s h e was
(3) h o u r s ,

was on d u t y

less

than

three

on d u t y a s much
on s u c h d a y ;
t h a n one

(1)

as

hour

I f h i s / h e r work s c h e d u l e on s u c h d a y i n c l u d e s a p a i d meal p e r i o d and


h e / s h e worked a l l of t h a t p a r t of h i s / h e r t o u r of d u t y which precedes
his/her
scheduled meal period, or a l l of that part of h i s / h e r t o u r of duty which follows
h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e d m e a l p e r i o d , t h e m e a l p e r i o d w i l l b e t r e a t e d a s t i m e on d u t y
i n d e t e r m i n i n g t h e c h a r g e t o b e made a g a i n s t h i s / h e r s i c k l e a v e a l l o w a n c e .
N.
A n e m p l o y e e who i s f o u n d t o b e i n v i o l a t i o n o f t h e r u l e s s e t
forth
i n S e c t i o n 2.6
governing s i c k leave allowances s h a l l ,
i n addition to
being
s u b j e c t to t h e d e n i a l o f s i c k l e a v e , a l s o be s u b j e c t t o a p p r o p r i a t e d i s c i p l i n a r y
a c t i o n . Any s e r i o u s v i o l a t i o n , o r p e r s i s t e n t i n f r a c t i o n s , o r a f r a u d u l e n t c l a i m
f o r s i c k l e a v e may r e s u l t i n d i s m i s s a l f r o m t h e s e r v i c e .
0.
Time of a b s e n c e from work w h i l e i n c a p a c i t a t e d b y i n j u r y r e c e i v e d i n
p e r f o r m a n c e o f d u t y w i l l n o t be c h a r g e d a g a i n s t t h e s i c k l e a v e a l l o w a b l e u n d e r
t h i s S e c t i o n , except a s ' p e r m i t t e d by S e c t i o n 2.7B o f t h i s
agreement.

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P.
on a c c o u n t
Authority.

No s i c k l e a v e w i l l b e g r a n t e d t o a n e m p l o y e e who i s u n f i t
of an a c c i d e n t i n c u r r e d w h i l e working f o r an employer o t h e r

f o r work
than the

Q.
I n a d d i t i o n to the s i c k leave r e q u i r e d by S e c t i o n 16-a of the Rapid
T r a n s i t Law, t h e f o l l o w i n g a d d i t i o n a l s i c k l e a v e s h a l l be p r o v i d e d t o
each
employee at s i x t y p e r c e n t
(60%) o f w h a t t h e e m p l o y e e w o u l d h a v e b e e n p a i d i f
h e / s h e had worked i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h h i s / h e r r e g u l a r s c h e d u l e , s u b j e c t to the
t e r m s and c o n d i t i o n s h e r e i n a f t e r s e t f o r t h ;
Additional

Days

Per S i c k Leave

Employees with l e s s
at the beginning of

Year*

t h a n f o u r (4) y e a r s o f s e r v i c e
the s i c k leave y e a r . . - .

E m p l o y e e s w i t h s e r v i c e from f o u r (4)
but not i n c l u d i n g e i g h t ( 8 ) y e a r s a t
beginning of the s i c k leave year
E m p l o y e e s w i t h s e r v i c e from e i g h t
n o t i n c l u d i n g f o u r t e e n (14)
years
of the s i c k leave y e a r . . .

years
the

up

to
15

( 8 ) y e a r s up t o but
at the beginning
30

E m p l o y e e s w i t h s e r v i c e f r o m f o u r - t e e n (14)
y e a r s up t o
b u t n o t i n c l u d i n g t w e n t y (20)
years at the beginning
of the s i c k l e a v e y e a r
Employees w i t h
at

twenty

the beginning

of

(20)

the

years

sick

o r more

of

service

Leave y e a r . . . .

*Unless otherwise indicated, a


p e r i o d b e t w e e n May 1 a n d A p r i l

"year"
30.

is

60

defined

90
as

the

R.
The a d d i t i o n a l s i c k l e a v e days r e q u i r e d under p a r a g r a p h Q s h a l l not
be a c c u m u l a t i v e from y e a r t o y e a r b u t s h a l l be a v a i l a b l e t o t h e c o v e r e d e m p l o y e e s
i n each year.
The a d d i t i o n a l days s h a l l n o t be a v a i l a b l e t o an employee u n l e s s
h e / s h e i s a b s e n t f o r i l l n e s s f o r n i n e ( 9 ) o r more c o n s e c u t i v e w o r k i n g d a y s ,
in
which event t h e employee s h a l l r e c e i v e pay to the e x t e n t p r o v i d e d i n paragraph
(QJ a b o v e f r o m t h e f i r s t d a y f o r w h i c h t h e A u t h o r i t y i s n o t r e q u i r e d t o p a y
him/her under S e c t i o n 16-a of the Rapid T r a n s i t Law.
S.
To
s i x t y per cent
leave year the
s i c k leave pay

be e l i g i b l e
(60%) p a y m e n t
employee must
in said sick

t o r e c e i v e t h e a d d i t i o n a l d a y s o f s i c k l e a v e on a
b a s i s p r o v i d e d by paragraph Q above, d u r i n g any s i c k
b e e l i g i b l e f o r a n a l l o w a n c e o f t w e l v e (12) d a y s o f
leave year under t h i s S e c t i o n .

T.
A n e m p l o y e e who h a s e x h a u s t e d a l l h i s / h e r s i c k l e a v e a l l o w a n c e s a t
f u l l p a y , may e l e c t s u b j e c t t o t h e a p p r o v a l o f t h e h e a d o f h i s / h e r d e p a r t m e n t t o
u s e a n y c u r r e n t v a c a t i o n o r a c c r u e d AVA d a y s t o w h i c h h e / s h e may b e e n t i t l e d , i n
t h e i r e n t i r e t y , before making a p p l i c a t i o n f o r s i c k l e a v e a t the s i x t y percent
(60%) p a y m e n t b a s i s .
I f such absence i s expected t o c o n t i n u e beyond t h e end of
t h e v a c a t i o n y e a r , t h e e m p l o y e e ' s l e a v e o f a b s e n c e w i t h p a y f o r i l l n e s s s h a l l be
i n t e r r u p t e d f o r a s u f f i c i e n t n u m b e r o f d a y s s o t h a t h e / s h e may b e p a i d f o r a n y
remaining c u r r e n t ' v a c a t i o n before the e x p i r a t i o n of the v a c a t i o n y e a r .
The
e m p l o y e e must p r o v i d e a d e q u a t e m e d i c a l e v i d e n c e t o show t h a t t h e e n t i r e p e r i o d
o f a b s e n c e i n c l u d i n g v a c a t i o n a n d AVA d a y s u s e d u n d e r t h i s s u b s e c t i o n w a s t h e
r e s u l t o f one c o n t i n u o u s a b s e n c e .

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U.
The f o l l o w i n g
s i c k leave c o n t r o l procedures
s h a l l be
effective
November 2 0 , 1 9 8 9 .
O n l y i n s t a n c e s o c c u r r i n g o n o r a f t e r November 2 0 , 1 9 8 9 s h a l l
b e c o n s i d e r e d i n s t a n c e s f o r t h e p u r p o s e s o f s u b s e c t i o n s 1, 2 a n d 3 b e l o w .
1)
An e m p l o y e e h a v i n g f i v e ( 5 ) u n s u b s t a n t i a t e d i n s t a n c e s o f
sick leave absences
i n a n y r u n n i n g one
(1)
year period w i l l
be
c o u n s e l e d b y h i s / h e r s u p e r v i s o r , a t w h i c h t i m e h e / s h e w i l l be a d v i s e d
and i n s t r u c t e d t o i m p r o v e h i s / h e r s i c k l e a v e r e c o r d .
The employee
s h a l l b e p a i d f o r t h e t i m e h e / s h e i s c o u n s e l e d a n d may h a v e a U n i o n
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e p r e s e n t i f he/she r e q u e s t s one.
2)
Upon t h e s i x t h ( 6 ) u n s u b s t a n t i a t e d i n s t a n c e o f s i c k l e a v e
a b s e n c e i n a n y r u n n i n g o n e ( 1 ) y e a r p e r i o d , h e / s h e w i l l b e p l a c e d on
t h e S i c k L e a v e C o n t r o l L i s t and be s o n o t i f i e d w i t h a copy t o h i s / h e r
Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e .
The employee s h a l l be r e q u i r e d t o acknowledge
i n w r i t i n g r e c e i p t o f t h e n o t i f i c a t i o n t h a t h e / s h e i s on t h e S i c k
Leave C o n t r o l L i s t .
3)
An e m p l o y e e h a v i n g a r e c e n t p a t t e r n o f one (1) o r two (2)
day a b s e n c e s ,
w i t h l e s s t h a n one h a l f
(1/2) of h i s p o s s i b l e
sick
l e a v e b a l a n c e i n t h e b a n k , w i l l be c o u n s e l e d by h i s / h e r s u p e r v i s o r .
The e m p l o y e e w i l l b e a d v i s e d a n d i n s t r u c t e d t o i m p r o v e h i s / h e r s i c k
leave record.
S h o u l d s u c h p a t t e r n e d a b s e n c e s c o n t i n u e t h e employee
w i l l be p l a c e d on t h e S i c k L e a v e C o n t r o l L i s t .
4)
A n e m p l o y e e who i s p l a c e d o n t h e S i c k L e a v e C o n t r o l L i s t
must p r o v i d e m e d i c a l
documentation
for
a l l
sick
leave
absences
including unpaid absences, regardless of duration.
F a i l u r e t o do s o
w i l l be c a u s e f o r l o s s o f p a y ,
i f t h e e m p l o y e e w o u l d be n o r m a l l y
entitled
to
same,
a n d may b e
cause
for
disciplinary
action.
Employees h i r e d on o r a f t e r November 20,
1 9 8 9 who a t a n y t i m e i n
t h e i r employment a r e on t h e S i c k L e a v e C o n t r o l L i s t w i l l n o t be
granted s i c k l e a v e w i t h pay f o r t h e f i r s t day o f any s i c k
leave
i n s t a n c e s w h i l e on s u c h l i s t .
5)
E a c h Department must f u r n i s h d a i l y t o Absentee C o n t r o l a
l i s t o f a l l e m p l o y e e s who a r e o n t h e S i c k L e a v e C o n t r o l L i s t a n d h a v e
reported s i c k .
6)
The r e c o r d o f e a c h employee on t h e S i c k L e a v e C o n t r o l L i s t
w i l l be r e v i e w e d e v e r y s i x
(6) months s t a r t i n g w i t h t h e d a t e t h e
employee i s p l a c e d on t h e S i c k L e a v e C o n t r o l L i s t .
I f on t h e s i x (6)
month r e v i e w , t h e e m p l o y e e h a s two ( 2 ) o r l e s s s i c k l e a v e i n s t a n c e s
during the previous s i x
(6) months o r f o u r
(4)
or less sick leave
i n s t a n c e s d u r i n g t h e p r e v i o u s t w e l v e ( 1 2 ) m o n t h s , h i s / h e r name w i l l
be removed.
7)
I n t h e e v e n t t h e employee was a b s e n t more t h a n two (2)
times during the s i x
( 6 ) m o n t h p e r i o d o r s o r e t h a n f o u r (4)
times
d u r i n g t h e t w e l v e (12)
month p e r i o d , h e / s h e w i l l r e m a i n on t h e S i c k
L e a v e C o n t r o l L i s t a n d may b e s u b j e c t t o a p p r o p r i a t e
disciplinary
action.
8)
A notice will
be
removed from t h e S i c k L e a v e
Union R e p r e s e n t a t i v e .

sent to
a l l e m p l o y e e s who h a v e b e e n
Control List,
w i t h a copy to h i s / h e r

V.
E l i g i b l e e m p l o y e e s w i t h t e n o r more y e a r s o f s e r v i c e w i l l be p a i d a
n o n - p e n s i o n a b l e l u m p sum p a y m e n t u p o n v o l u n t a r y s e p a r a t i o n o r r e t i r e m e n t f r o m t h e
Transit Authority.

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a.

To b e e l i g i b l e f o e t h e p a y m e n t e m p l o y e e s m u s t h a v e a minimum
of h a l f of t h e i r p o t e n t i a l s i c k l e a v e bank at the time of
v o l u n t a r y s e p a r a t i o n or r e t i r e m e n t .

b.

Payment
balance

SECTION

2.7

w i l l b e made f o r h a l f o f t h e r e m a i n i n g s i c k l e a v e
a t t h e r a t e i n e f f e c t on t h e d a t e o f
separation.

I N J U R Y ON DUTY

A.
A n e m p l o y e e i n c a p a c i t a t e d f r o m p e r f o r m i n g a n y t y p e o f a v a i l a b l e w o r k as a
r e s u l t o f a n a c c i d e n t a l i n j u r y s u s t a i n e d i n t h e c o u r s e o f h i s / h e r employment w i l l
be a l l o w e d , f o r s u c h p e r i o d o r p e r i o d s d u r i n g s u c h i n c a p a c i t y a s t h e T r a n s i t
A u t h o r i t y may d e t e r m i n e ,
a d i f f e r e n t i a l payment w h i c h s h a l l be s u f f i c i e n t to
comprise, t o g e t h e r w i t h any W o r k e r s ' Compensation payable to h i m / h e r under the
p r o v i s i o n s o f t h e W o r k e r s ' C o m p e n s a t i o n l a w an amount a f t e r
t a x e s e q u a l to
h i s / h e r t a x a f t e r wages f o r a f o r t y (40) h o u r work week.
I f t h e W o r k e r s ' C o m p e n s a t i o n payment g r a n t e d p u r s u a n t t o l a w i s e q u a l to
or g r e a t e r t h a n t h e amount t h e e m p l o y e e was r e c e i v i n g p r i o r t o t h e p e r i o d o f
i n c a p a c i t y , a f t e r t a x e s , f o r a f o r t y (40) h o u r work week, t h e employee s h a l l not
r e c e i v e any d i f f e r e n t i a l p a y m e n t s .
I f t h e a b s e n c e f o r w h i c h h e / s h e i s t o be
a l l o w e d p a y a s h e r e i n p r o v i d e d o c c u r s two y e a r s o r more a f t e r t h e d a t e o f t h e
o r i g i n a l a c c i d e n t , t h e a l l o w a n c e s h a l l be b a s e d upon an amount e q u a l t o s e v e n t y
(70) ' p e r c e n t o f h i s / h e r e a r n i n g s on t h e d a t e of t h e o r i g i n a l a c c i d e n t as
set
forth herein.
I n no c a s e w i l l a n e m p l o y e e b e g r a n t e d t h e a l l o w a n c e a b o v e m e n t i o n e d o r b e
p a i d more t h a n h e / s h e i s e n t i t l e d t o r e c e i v e u n d e r W o r k e r s ' C o m p e n s a t i o n Law
u n l e s s h e / s h e v o l u n t a r i l y , and without any a d d i t i o n a l allowance t h e r e f o r ,
submits
f r o m t i m e t o t i m e , a s h e / s h e may b e r e q u e s t e d ,
t o p h y s i c a l e x a m i n a t i o n s by t h e
A u t h o r i t y ' s D i v i s i o n of Medical S e r v i c e s .
Should h e / s h e at any time a f t e r the
A u t h o r i t y ' s d e t e r m i n a t i o n t o g r a n t any a l l o w a n c e u n d e r t h e p r o v i s i o n s of t h i s
S e c t i o n , r e f u s e t o submit t o e x a m i n a t i o n by s a i d D i v i s i o n of M e d i c a l S e r v i c e s or
i f , upon e x a m i n a t i o n h e / s h e i s a d j u d g e d b y s u c h D i v i s i o n o f M e d i c a l S e r v i c e s t o
b e a b l e t o p e r f o r m e i t h e r h i s / h e r own w o r k o r l i g h t e r w o r k w h i c h i s o f f e r e d
to
h i m / h e r and h e / s h e s h o u l d f a i l o r r e f u s e t o p e r f o r m t h e same, s u c h r e f u s a l s h a l l
a u t o m a t i c a l l y e f f e c t a r e v o c a t i o n o f any and a l l allowances t h e r e t o f o r e
granted
t o h i m / h e r u n d e r t h i s S e c t i o n , a n d t o t h e e x t e n t t h a t t h e amount o f a n y s u c h
a l l o w a n c e s h a l l h a v e a l r e a d y b e e n p a i d t o h i m / h e r i t s h a l l be t r e a t e d a s an
a d v a n c e p a y m e n t o f , a n d s h a l l b e d e d u c t e d f r o m , w h a t e v e r m o n i e s may t h e r e a f t e r
become d u e a n d p a y a b l e t o s u c h e m p l o y e e .
If,
as
a
result
of
an
injury
sustained
i n the
course
employment,
an employee i s adjudged
by the A u t h o r i t y ' s medical
d i s q u a l i f i e d f o r t h e w o r k o f h i s / h e r own p o s i t i o n b u t q u a l i f i e d f o r
i n a n o t h e r p o s i t i o n , and i f h e / s h e i s a s s i g n e d to and performs such
h e / s h e w i l l be p a i d i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h

>of
his/her
staff
t o be
l i g h t e r work
l i g h t e r work

6.
The amount o f a n y W o r k e r s ' C o m p e n s a t i o n p a y a b l e f o r t h e p e r i o d o r any
p a r t o f t h e p e r i o d d u r i n g w h i c h h e / s h e s o w o r k s w i l l b e d e d u c t e d from h i s / h e r pay
for the work.
No i n c r e a s e , b y w a y o f i n c r e m e n t o r o t h e r w i s e , s h a l l b e made i n t h e r a t e
of pay o f any i n c a p a c i t a t e d employee d u r i n g the p e r i o d o f h i s / h e r i n c a p a c i t y , or
u n t i l h e / s h e r e t u r n s t o w o r k i n t h e same p o s i t i o n w h i c h h e / s h e h e l d p r i o r t o t h e
p e r i o d o f i n c a p a c i t y , a t w h i c h t i m e h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f p a y w i l l become what
i t would have been had he/she remained c o n t i n u o u s l y i n a c t i v e s e r v i c e .

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No d i f f e r e n t i a l

pay

s h a l l be

granted:

1) U n l e s s t h e e m p l o y e e s u s t a i n e d a n a c c i d e n t a l i n j u r y w h i l e e n g a g e d
i n t h e performance of h i s / h e r a s s i g n e d duty f o r t h e A u t h o r i t y and
such
accidental
i n j u r y was
the
direct
cause
of
the
employee's
i n c a p a c i t y for work.
2) I f t h e e m p l o y e e t e s t s p o s i t i v e f o r a l c o h o l , d r u g s a n d c o n t r o l l e d
s u b s t a n c e s w h i c h t e s t i n g w a s i n i t i a t e d by t h e i n c i d e n t w h i c h c a u s e d
harm o r i n j u r y to t h e employee.
3) I f t h e e m p l o y e e
failed
to report
for
d i r e c t e d that they are medically q u a l i f i e d

any
to

work i n
perform.

title

when

4) I f t h e e m p l o y e e d o e s n o t g i v e d u e n o t i c e o f t h e a c c i d e n t o r d o e s
not report to the A u t h o r i t y ' s designated p h y s i c i a n ( s ) for examination
o r r e - e x a m i n a t i o n w h e n t o l d t o do s o .
T h i s p r o v i s i o n s h a l l n o t be
u s e d t o r e q u i r e a n employee t o r e p o r t f o r e x a m i n a t i o n a t
unreasonable
times and frequency.
When t h e q u e s t i o n a r i s e s a s t o t h e g r a n t i n g o f d i f f e r e n t i a l
pay
u n d e r t h i s S e c t i o n t o a n e m p l o y e e who h a s b e e n a b s e n t f r o m w o r k o n a c c o u n t
o f i n j u r y i n t h e c o u r s e o f h i s / h e r employment,
the Director, Workers'
Compensation of the A u t h o r i t y or h i s / h e r designee s h a l l c e r t i f y that the
f o l l o w i n g c o n d i t i o n s have been met:
1)
at

That the
the time

e m p l o y e e was a c t u a l l y p e r f o r m i n g
of the a c c i d e n t .

2) T h a t t h e a c c i d e n t a l
i n c a p a c i t y for work.

injury is

3) T h a t t h e e m p l o y e e d i d n o t
c o n t r o l l e d s u b s t a n c e s on t e s t s
4)

That

t h e employee

gave due

the

direct

work f o r

cause

of

the

the

test positive
for alcohol,
i n i t i a t e d as a r e s u l t of the
notice

of

the

Authority

employee's

drugs
or
incident.

accident.

5)
That the employee d i d report f o r examination and/or re-examination
when d i r e c t e d t o d o so by t h e A u t h o r i t y o r i t s d e s i g n a t e d p h y s i c i a n .
6) T h a t
t h e employee d i d r e p o r t
for
h e / s h e was deemed m e d i c a l l y q u a l i f i e d

any w o r k w i t h i n t i t l e
which
and d i r e c t e d to p e r f o r m .

I n c e r t i f y i n g t h a t t h e c o n d i t i o n s as a f o r e s a i d have been met t h e D i r e c t o r ,


Workers' Compensation o f t h e A u t h o r i t y o r h i s / h e r designee i n a d d i t i o n t o using
the i n f o r m a t i o n a v a i l a b l e t o h i m / h e r f r o m t h e f i l e s i n h i s / h e r b u r e a u may c a l l
upon t h e A s s i s t a n t
Vice President,
System S a f e t y ,
the Division
of
Medical
Services o f t h e A u t h o r i t y , and any other bureau or department o f t h e A u t h o r i t y
t o f u r n i s h i n w r i t i n g t o t h e s a i d D i r e c t o r , Workers' Compensation such f a c t s and
i n f o r m a t i o n a s h e / s h e may deem n e c e s s a r y t o p r o p e r l y make s u c h c e r t i f i c a t i o n .
The D i r e c t o r , W o r k e r s ' Compensation o r h i s / h e r d e s i g n e e may c a l l f o r such f a c t s
and i n f o r m a t i o n and t h e A s s i s t a n t Vice President, System S a f e t y , t h e D i v i s i o n o f
Medical Services o f t h e A u t h o r i t y , and a l l other bureaus and departments o f the
A u t h o r i t y a r e hereby d i r e c t e d t o f u r n i s h t h e f a c t s and i n f o r m a t i o n s o c a l l e d for
by s a i d D i r e c t o r , Workers' Compensation o r h i s / h e r d e s i g n e e .
F o l l o w i n g c e r t i f i c a t i o n o f t h e above, t h e D i r e c t o r , Workers* Compensation
o r h i s / h e r d e s i g n e e , s h a l l have t h e power, s u b j e c t t o a n d i n accordance w i t h the
p r o v i s i o n s above s e t f o r t h , t o g r a n t d i f f e r e n t i a l p a y .
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B,
1) An e m p l o y e e a b s e n t b e c a u s e o f d i s a b i l i t y w h i c h h e / s h e c l a i m s t o
b e s e r v i c e - c o n n e c t e d a n d who h a s a c c r u e d s i c k l e a v e o r v a c a t i o n t i m e w i n , o n
r e q u e s t , be g r a n t e d e i g h t h o u r s pay f o r e a c h work day a b s e n t b e g i n n i n g w i t h ' t h e
e l e v e n t h c o n s e c u t i v e work day o f a b s e n c e .
S u c h p a y m e n t s w h i c h w i l l b e made
c u r r e n t l y a s a r e g u l a r p a y c h e c k , w i l l be c h a r g e d a g a i n s t t h e e m p l o y e e ' s a c c r u e d
s i c k l e a v e a n d v a c a t i o n t i m e , and w i l l c o n t i n u e u n t i l s u c h a c c r u e d t i m e h a s been
e x h a u s t e d o r u n t i l t h e employee r e t u r n s t o work w h i c h e v e r comes
first.
2) I n t h e e v e n t t h a t t h e e m p l o y e e ' s W o r k e r s ' C o m p e n s a t i o n c l a i m i s
n o t c o n t r o v e r t e d b y t h e A u t h o r i t y , o r i s u p h e l d a n d a n a w a r d made t o t h e e m p l o y e e
by t h e W o r k e r s ' C o m p e n s a t i o n B o a r d , t h e a m o u n t o f p a y m e n t made p u r s u a n t t o 1)
a b o v e w i l l b e a c h a r g e a g a i n s t t h e a w a r d a n d a number o f d a y s e q u i v a l e n t t o t h a t
amount c h a r g e d a g a i n s t t h e award s h a l l be r e s t o r e d t o t h e e m p l o y e e ' s s i c k l e a v e
a n d / o r v a c a t i o n bank.
3) The payments from a c c r u e d s i c k l e a v e a n d v a c a t i o n t i m e h e r e i n
p r o v i d e d f o r a r e i n t e n d e d o n l y a s a c o n v e n i e n c e f o r t h e e m p l o y e e a n d i n n o way
a f f e c t t h e e m p l o y e e ' s c l a i m f o r d i f f e r e n t i a l p a y , w h i c h c l a i m w i l l be p r o c e s s e d
p u r s u a n t t o a n d be g o v e r n e d , a s h e r e t o f o r e , b y t h e p r o v i s i o n s o f S e c t i o n 2 . 7 A .
4) I f e x p e r i e n c e s h o w s t h a t t h e r e h a s b e e n a n e x c e s s i v e a b u s e o f
t h i s b e n e f i t , t h e A u t h o r i t y may b r i n g t h e m a t t e r t o t h e I m p a r t i a l A r b i t r a t o r , who
s h a l l have t h e a u t h o r i t y to d e t e r m i n e a n a p p r o p r i a t e remedy, i n c l u d i n g r e v i s i o n
of t h i s s u b s e c t i o n .
C.
The Union
i n j u r i e s on d u t y r i s e ,
such costs.

SECTION

2.8

JURY

agrees that
i f the A u t h o r i t y ' s costs
associated
with
t h e U n i o n w i l l u s e b e s t e f f o r t s t o n e g o t i a t e c o n t r o l s on

DUTY

A.
A n e m p l o y e e r e q u i r e d t o p e r f o r m j u r y d u t y w h i c h i n a n y way i n t e r f e r e s
h i s / h e r r e g u l a r w o r k i n g hours w i l l be g r a n t e d a l e a v e o f a b s e n c e w i t h
p r o v i d e d s u c h employee endorses a l l c h e c k s r e c e i v e d i n payment f o r s u c h
s e r v i c e to the Authority.

with
pay,
jury

B.
P a y f o r s u c h l e a v e o f a b s e n c e f o r a n h o u r l y p a i d e m p l o y e e s h a l l be
t h e same a s i f h e / s h e h a d worked i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h h i s / h e r r e g u l a r work s c h e d u l e
f o r e a c h day i n c l u d e d i n such l e a v e of absence.
The t e r m " r e g u l a r work s c h e d u l e "
s h a l l n o t b e d e e m e d t o i n c l u d e a n y o v e r t i m e w o r k w h i c h may h a v e b e e n p l a n n e d
a h e a d e x c e p t w h e r e i t i s p a r t o f a s c h e d u l e d r u n f o r a Bus O p e r a t o r .
I f a Bus
O p e r a t o r who h a s a r e g u l a r r u n i s p e r m i t t e d b y p i c k o r o t h e r w i s e , t o t a k e o n a n y
e x t r a work i n a d d i t i o n t o h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r u n , s u c h e x t r a work, e v e n i f a r r a n g e d
f o r i n advance, s h a l l not, for t h e purpose of t h i s S e c t i o n , be c o n s i d e r e d as p a r t
of h i s / h e r r e g u l a r work s c h e d u l e .
Where a Bus O p e r a t o r h a s e l e c t e d t o c o v e r t h e
b o a r d o r s e r v e a s an e x t r a , h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e s h a l l b e deemed t o c a l l f o r e i g h t
(8) h o u r s w o r k p e r d a y , e x c e p t w h e r e a r u n i n e x c e s s o f e i g h t (8) h o u r s h a s b e e n
a s s i g n e d t o h i m / h e r i n advance f o r a p a r t i c u l a r day i n which e v e n t s u c h r u n s h a l l
be deemed t o b e h i s / h e r r e g u l a r work s c h e d u l e f o r t h a t p a r t i c u l a r d a y .
C.
F e e s r e c e i v e d for j u r y duty performed by an employee d u r i n g such
e m p l o y e e ' s d a y s o f f o r v a c a t i o n may b e r e t a i n e d b y t h e e m p l o y e e .
When i t
is
n e c e s s a r y f o r a n e m p l o y e e t o a b s e n t h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f f r o m a n y p a r t o f h i s / h e r work
i n o r d e r t o q u a l i f y f o r j u r y duty, h e / s h e w i l l be granted a l e a v e o f absence with
p a y f o r s u c h l e n g t h o f t i m e a s may b e n e c e s s a r y f o r t h a t p u r p o s e , n o t e x c e e d i n g ,
h o w e v e r , f o u r (4)
hours.
D.
A n e m p l o y e e whose J u r y S e r v i c e F e e s a r e i n e x c e s s o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r
b a s e e a r n i n g s f o r t h e p e r i o d o f a b s e n c e w h i l e on J u r y D u t y , w i l l h a v e s u c h e x c e s s

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reimbursed to h i m / h e r .
Jury s e r v i c e fees s h a l l include t r a v e l allowances
by C i t y a n d S t a t e C o u r t s , b u t s h a l l n o t i n c l u d e t r a v e l a l l o w a n c e o f o t h e r

granted
courts.

E.
When a n e m p l o y e e i s r e q u i r e d t o b e o n J u r y D u t y , h i s / h e r S c h e d u l e
Days O f f s h a l l b e c h a n g e d t o S a t u r d a y a n d S u n d a y d u r i n g t h e p e r i o d o f t i m e h e / s h e
i s on J u r y D u t y .
I n a l l o t h e r r e s p e c t s the c o n t r o l s and a d m i n i s t r a t i o n of Jury
Duty s h a l l c o n t i n u e .

SECTION 2 . 9 -

L E A V E S O F A B S E N C E WITH PAY

A.
ORDERED M I L I T A R Y D U T Y .
Leaves of absence with or w i t h o u t pay,
according
to r e q u i r e m e n t s o f the law, w i l l be g r a n t e d t o employees f o r t h e performance of
ordered m i l i t a r y or n a v a l duty i n accordance w i t h the p r o v i s i o n s
of
state
statutes applicable
thereto.
B.

S T A T E OR NATIONAL CONVENTIONS O F V E T E R A N S '

ORGANIZATIONS

1) L e a v e o f a b s e n c e w i t h p a y i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e r u l e s a n d r e g u l a t i o n s
s e t f o r t h h e r e i n w i l l b e g r a n t e d t o a n e m p l o y e e who i s a m e m b e r o f a n y o f t h e
f o l l o w i n g named v e t e r a n s '
organizations
a n d who h a s b e e n d e s i g n a t e d
as
an
o f f i c i a l d e l e g a t e t o a t t e n d a s t a t e o r n a t i o n a l c o n v e n t i o n o r encampment o f s u c h
o r g a n i z a t i o n c u s t o m a r i l y h e l d i n t h e summer a n d f a l l o f e a c h y e a r ,
commonly
r e f e r r e d to as an annual c o n v e n t i o n :
The Army and N a v y U n i o n o f t h e U n i t e d
S t a t e s o f A m e r i c a , U n i t e d S p a n i s h War V e t e r a n s , V e t e r a n s o f F o r e i g n W a r s o f t h e
U n i t e d S t a t e s , A m e r i c a n L e g i o n , D i s a b l e d A m e r i c a n V e t e r a n s o f t h e W o r l d W a r , Army
and Navy L e g i o n o f V a l o r o f t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s , J e w i s h War V e t e r a n s o f t h e U n i t e d
S t a t e s , M i l i t a r y O r d e r o f t h e P u r p l e H e a r t , C a t h o l i c W a r V e t e r a n s , I t a l i a n War
V e t e r a n s , L e g i o n o f Guardsmen, A m e r i c a n V e t e r a n s o f W o r l d War I I
(AM-VETS),
Reserve O f f i c e r s A s s o c i a t i o n of the United S t a t e s , M i l i t a r y Chaplains Association
of
the
United States,
Association
of
the
United States
Army,
and
other
organizations
composed o f v e t e r a n s
of wars i n which the United S t a t e s
has
participated.
2} L e a v e o f a b s e n c e w i t h p a y w i l l b e g r a n t e d f o r t h e p e r i o d o f
attendance
a t s u c h s t a t e o r n a t i o n a l c o n v e n t i o n o r encampment, i n c l u d i n g n o r m a l t r a v e l i n g
t i m e t o a n d f r o m same p r o v i d e d t h e e m p l o y e e o b t a i n s a n d , u p o n h i s / h e r r e t u r n ,
f i l e s w i t h t h e A u t h o r i t y , t h r o u g h h i s / h e r department h e a d , a c e r t i f i c a t e by the
Secretary or other a u t h o r i z e d o f f i c i a l of the o r g a n i z a t i o n c e r t i f y i n g that such
e m p l o y e e was d u l y d e s i g n a t e d
as an o f f i c i a l
d e l e g a t e to s a i d convention or
encampment a n d a s s u c h d e l e g a t e , w a s i n a t t e n d a n c e t h e r e a t
for the
specific
p e r i o d o f t i m e a l l o w e d , a n d f u r t h e r p r o v i d e d t h a t s u c h l e a v e o f a b s e n c e may b e
granted without impairing the e s s e n t i a l s e r v i c e s of the t r a n s i t
system.
3) L e a v e o f a b s e n c e w i l l n o t b e
attend such convention i n a capacity
thereto.

g r a n t e d where t h e employee d e s i r e s
to
other than that
of
official
delegate

4) A n e m p l o y e e who i s a member o f m o r e t h a n o n e o f s a i d
organizations
s h a l l be e n t i t l e d t o l e a v e o f a b s e n c e a s a f o r e s a i d
t o a t t e n d the s t a t e or
n a t i o n a l c o n v e n t i o n o r encampment o f o n l y one s u c h o r g a n i z a t i o n , t o be d e s i g n a t e d
by h i m / h e r .
5)
desiring
at l e a s t

E m p l o y e e s e n g a g e d i n t h e o p e r a t i o n o f t h e New Y o r k C i t y T r a n s i t S y s t e m
s u c h l e a v e o f a b s e n c e m u s t make a p p l i c a t i o n t h e r e f o r o n t h e p r o p e r form
t w o (2) w e e k s i n a d v a n c e o f t h e t i m e w h e n s u c h l e a v e i s t o t a k e
effect.

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SECTION

2.10

L E A V E OF A B S E N C E

FOR DEATH I N F A M I L Y

At t h e time o f death i n an e m p l o y e e ' s


immediate f a m i l y ,
he/she s h a l l ,
upon
s u b m i t t i n g e v i d e n c e s a t i s f a c t o r y to t h e department h e a d , be g r a n t e d a l e a v e of
a b s e n c e w i t h p a y a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f p a y , on e a c h s u c h d a y , n o t t o e x c e e d
t h r e e (3) work d a y s .
S u c h l e a v e s h a l l n o t be c h a r g e d t o a n y o t h e r a l l o w a n c e s
such as v a c a t i o n , s i c k l e a v e , or h o l i d a y .
Immediate f a m i l y i s d e f i n e d for t h i s
purpose as: spouse; n a t u r a l , foster, step-parent; m o t h e r - i n - l a w , f a t h e r - i n - l a w ,
child,
brother,
sister;
n a t u r a l grandparent;
and any p e r s o n r e s i d i n g i n the
h o u s e h o l d . " A n y p e r s o n r e s i d i n g i n t h e i r h o u s e h o l d " i s t o be i n t e r p r e t e d as
meaning a person
related
by f a m i l y t i e s
with permanent
residence
in
the
household.

SECTION

2.11

L E A V E S O F A B S E N C E WITHOUT PAY

A.
L e a v e s of absence w i t h o u t pay f o r p e r s o n a l b u s i n e s s not e x c e e d i n g
n i n e t y ( 9 0 ) c a l e n d a r d a y s , may b e g r a n t e d t o e m p l o y e e s b y t h e d e p a r t m e n t h e a d .
No s u c h l e a v e o f a b s e n c e w i t h o u t p a y s h a l l b e g r a n t e d t o a n y e m p l o y e e w i t h o u t
w r i t t e n a p p l i c a t i o n t h e r e f o r b y o r on b e h a l f o f t h e e m p l o y e e .
Additional leaves
o f a b s e n c e w i t h o u t p a y i n e x c e s s o f t h e n i n e t y ( 9 0 ) d a y p e r i o d may b e g r a n t e d b y
t h e a p p r o p r i a t e V i c e P r e s i d e n t upon recommendation o f t h e Department Head.
An
e m p l o y e e a b s e n t w i t h o u t l e a v e w i l l b e s u b j e c t t o d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i o n w h i c h may
r e s u l t i n h i s / h e r removal.
An employee a b s e n t w i t h o u t l e a v e for
five
(5)
c o n s e c u t i v e c a l e n d a r days s h a l l be presumed t o have abandoned h i s / h e r p o s i t i o n
and
c h a r g e s w i l l be b r o u g h t
for h i s / h e r d i s m i s s a l from the s e r v i c e of
the
Authority.
A n e m p l o y e e who h a s b e e n c o n t i n u o u s l y a b s e n t f r o m w o r k f o r a p e r i o d
o f t i m e commencing i n one s i c k l e a v e y e a r and c o n t i n u i n g u n t i l two months p r i o r
t o t h e e x p i r a t i o n of t h e n e x t s i c k l e a v e y e a r s h a l l not be g r a n t e d any f u r t h e r
leaves of absence, unless, as a condition thereof, he/she agrees i n w r i t i n g to
waive any r i g h t or c l a i m to s i c k l e a v e a l l o w a n c e or o t h e r pay d u r i n g h i s / h e r
c o n t i n u e d absence beyond t h e end of the l a t t e r s i c k l e a v e y e a r .
B.
L e a v e s o f a b s e n c e w i t h o u t p a y f o r U n i o n d u t y may b e g r a n t e d
for
p e r i o d s e x t e n d i n g up t o o n e y e a r i n d u r a t i o n t o a n e m p l o y e e who w i l l p e r f o r m s u c h
duty with the respective
U n i o n on t h e p r o p e r t y ,
p r o v i d e d t h a t i f any such
employee w i s h e s t o r e t u r n t o a c t i v e employment w i t h t h e A u t h o r i t y p r i o r
to
e x p i r a t i o n of h i s / h e r l e a v e of absence without pay, h i s / h e r department s h a l l send
n o t i c e of the c a n c e l l a t i o n o f h i s / h e r l e a v e t o the P e r s o n n e l Department o f the
Authority for appropriate calendar action.

S E C T I O N 2 . 1 2 - L E A V E S O F A B S E N C E NOT TO B E GRANTED TO PERFORM WORK O U T S I D E T H E


A U T H O R I T Y ' S EMPLOYMENT
L e a v e s o f absence w i l l n o t o r d i n a r i l y b e g r a n t e d t o e n a b l e an employee t o engage
i n o t h e r employment t h a n t h a t o f t h e A u t h o r i t y .
Proof o f s u c h o t h e r employment,
w i t h o u t the consent o f t h e A u t h o r i t y , d u r i n g an e m p l o y e e ' s a s s i g n e d working hours
w i l l be r e g a r d e d a s a n abandonment by t h e employee o f h i s / h e r p o s i t i o n w i t h t h e
A u t h o r i t y a n d w i l l b e g r o u n d s f o r d i s m i s s a l o f t h e e m p l o y e e f r o m t h e s e r v i c e of
the Authority.
L i k e w i s e , i f work performed f o r a n o t h e r employer o u t s i d e o f t h e
t i m e a s s i g n e d t o an employee f o r h i s / h e r work f o r t h e A u t h o r i t y c a u s e s h i m / h e r
t o be u n f i t f o r the e f f i c i e n t performance o f h i s / h e r work f o r the A u t h o r i t y , t h i s
will
c o n s t i t u t e n e g l e c t o f d u t y and delinquency' and w i l l
be p u n i s h a b l e
by
d i s m i s s a l from t h e s e r v i c e o f t h e A u t h o r i t y .

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SECTION 2 . 1 3

PAYMENT

FOR T I M E A T T E N D I N G H E R R I N G S

OR

INVESTIGATIONS

When a n e m p l o y e e i s r e q u i r e d b y d i r e c t i o n o f t h e A u t h o r i t y t o r e p o r t t o
c o u r t , o r t o t h e C l a i m o r Law D e p a r t m e n t , o r t o a t t e n d a s a w i t n e s s a t a t r i a l ,
h e a r i n g or i n v e s t i g a t i o n , e x c e p t i n g a h e a r i n g or d e p a r t m e n t a l i n v e s t i g a t i o n i n
r e g a r d t o h i s / h e r own m a l f e a s a n c e o r n e g l e c t o f d u t y , h e / s h e w i l l b e a l l o w e d p a y
as f o l l o w s :
A.
I f , on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r d a y o f f ,
h e / s h e s h a l l be a l l o w e d t i m e
and o n e - h a l f f o r t h e a c t u a l t i m e o f a t t e n d a n c e b u t s h a l l r e c e i v e a
minimum o f t w e l v e (12) h o u r s p a y f o r s u c h d a y , p r o v i d e d t h a t h e / s h e
has worked on e v e r y o t h e r day o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r work week.
For the
purposes of t h i s paragraph, p a i d absences, except s i c k leave, such as
v a c a t i o n s ; A . V . A . days; attendance at C o u r t ; o f f i c i a l excused absence
for Union b u s i n e s s without pay accompanied by proper c e r t i f i c a t i o n
from t h e U n i o n , s h a l l be c o n s i d e r e d a s t i m e w o r k e d .
I f he/she has
not worked on e v e r y o t h e r day o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r work week, h e / s h e
s h a l l b e p a i d f o r s u c h a t t e n d a n c e a s t h o u g h h e / s h e w e r e w o r k i n g on
one o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r w o r k d a y s .
B.
I f , during h i s / h e r regular working hours, or during a period
p a r t l y w i t h i n and p a r t l y o u t s i d e of h i s / h e r r e g u l a r working hours,
h i s / h e r r e g u l a r pay for a f u l l d a y ' s work, to cover h i s / h e r s e r v i c e s
as a w i t n e s s and h i s / h e r s e r v i c e s i n c o m p l e t i n g h i s / h e r
regular
assignment o f work o r p e r f o r m i n g other work, except t h a t i f he/she i s
h e l d a l t o g e t h e r f o r a g r e a t e r l e n g t h o f t i m e t h a n t h e number o f h o u r s
of work i n h i s / h e r r e g u l a r w o r k i n g d a y , h e / s h e w i l l be p a i d f o r s u c h
e x c e s s time a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f pay.
However, i f an employee
i s required to report to the Torts Department during a period outside
of h i s / h e r r e g u l a r w o r k i n g h o u r s , h e / s h e w i l l be g r a n t e d t h r e e (3)
hours pay at h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e of pay for the time he/she i s h e l d .
Such employee w i l l be p a i d an a d d i t i o n a l one (1) h o u r t r a v e l t i m e , i n
each d i r e c t i o n , at h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e of pay.
C.
I f d u r i n g a Bus O p e r a t o r ' s t i m e o f f i n a s w i n g p e r i o d between
t h e two p a r t s o f a s w i n g r u n o r t r i c k , a f t e r h e / s h e has worked t h e
f i r s t p a r t t h e r e o f , h e / s h e w i l l be p a i d h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f p a y
for the a c t u a l time o f h i s / h e r attendance d u r i n g such swing p e r i o d ,
i n c l u d i n g t r a v e l time from t h e depot o r p o i n t o f r e l e a s e
to
the
l o c a t i o n of t h e h e a r i n g and r e t u r n t o t h e depot o r p o i n t where h e / s h e
i s s c h e d u l e d t o resume h i s / h e r r u n . The t i m e so a l l o w e d s h a l l be t h e
scheduled o p e r a t i n g time between the r e s p e c t i v e points.
D.
I f , d u r i n g h i s / h e r time off,
b u t n o t on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r d a y
off,
he/she w i l l not be paid f o r the time spent i n reporting o r
attending,
but in lieu
thereof
will
be excused,
w i t h pay,
from
h i s / h e r preceding o r next regular assignment o f duty, except that i n
a case where he/she i s r e q u i r e d t o r e p o r t o r a t t e n d , o t h e r t h a n i n
court, immediately f o l l o w i n g h i s / h e r r e g u l a r working hours or w i t h i n
two (2) h o u r s i m m e d i a t e l y p r e c e d i n g t h e same, h e / s h e w i l l be p a i d a t
his/her regular rate of pay f o r the time he/she i s actually
held
e i t h e r before or i m m e d i a t e l y following his/her working hours and w i l l
not be excused f r o m h i s / h e r p r e c e d i n g o r n e x t r e g u l a r a s s i g n m e n t .
I f
an employee i s r e q u i r e d t o r e p o r t t o t h e T o r t s Department i m m e d i a t e l y
following his/her
r e g u l a r w o r k i n g h o u r s o r w i t h i n t w o (2)
hours
i m m e d i a t e l y p r e c e d i n g t h e same, h e / s h e w i l l b e g r a n t e d t h r e e
(3)
hours pay a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f pay f o r t h e time he/she i s h e l d .
Such employee w i l l b e p a i d an a d d i t i o n a l one (1) h o u r t r a v e l t i m e , i n
each d i r e c t i o n , a t his/her r e g u l a r r a t e o f p a y .
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E.
An e m p l o y e e o r d e r e d t o r e p o r t t o
Department i n the m o r n i n g and d e t a i n e d
w i l l be g i v e n $ 3 . 0 0 f o r h i s / h e r l u n c h ,
t i c k e t or i n c a s h .

C o u r t o r t o t h e C l a i m o r Law
u n t i l a f t e r 12 o ' c l o c k Noon,
e i t h e r i n t h e form o f a meal

F.
When a n e m p l o y e e i s r e q u i r e d t o a t t e n d a d e p a r t m e n t a l h e a r i n g
o r i n v e s t i g a t i o n , a p r o p e r l y d e s i g n a t e d Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e w i l l be
p e r m i t t e d t o be p r e s e n t a s a n o b s e r v e r .
The U n i o n a g r e e s t h a t s u c h
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e w i l l i n n o way i m p e d e o r i n t e r f e r e w i t h t h e h e a r i n g o r
investigation.

SECTION 2.14

PAYMENT FOR T I M E CONSUMED

FOR P H Y S I C A L

EXAMINATIONS

A.
When a n e m p l o y e e o n d u t y o r r e p o r t i n g f o r d u t y i s o r d e r e d b y h i s / h e r
s u p e r i o r to report to the A u t h o r i t y ' s D i v i s i o n of Medical S e r v i c e s for p h y s i c a l
e x a m i n a t i o n a n d i s p r o n o u n c e d f i t f o r d u t y a n d g i v e n a " R e t u r n t o D u t y " s l i p by
a p h y s i c i a n of s u c h d e p a r t m e n t , no d e d u c t i o n from s u c h e m p l o y e e ' s pay s h a l l be
made f o r t h e t i m e n e c e s s a r i l y c o n s u m e d i n c o m p l i a n c e w i t h s u c h o r d e r ; n e i t h e r
shall
an employee
lose
any pay
for
attending
a
hearing
at
the Workers'
Compensation Board, i f s u c h h e a r i n g i s h e l d d u r i n g h i s / h e r t o u r of duty, and such
hearing i s held because of i n j u r y to h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f ,
but not as a w i t n e s s ,
provided,
however, t h a t
s u c h employee o b t a i n s
an attendance
s l i p from
the
A u t h o r i t y a t t o r n e y which s e t s f o r t h t h e t i m e o f a r r i v a l and time of
departure
from s u c h h e a r i n g .
B.
Employees r e q u i r e d to report to the A u t h o r i t y ' s D i v i s i o n of Medical
Services
for
physical examination,
or to
attend
hearings
at
the Workers'
Compensation Board b e c a u s e o f i n j u r i e s t o t h e m s e l v e s but not as
witnesses,
o u t s i d e t h e i r t o u r o f d u t y , w i l l be a l l o w e d p a y at t h e i r r e g u l a r r a t e o f pay f o r
t h r e e a n d one h a l f (3 1 / 2 )
hours.
C.
If
required
to
report
for
such examination
d e d u c t i o n s h a l l b e made f r o m a n e m p l o y e e ' s p a y f o r t h e t i m e
i n undergoing such examination.

w h i l e on d u t y ,
no
n e c e s s a r i l y consumed

D.
No e m p l o y e e s h a l l b e
h i s / h e r r e g u l a r day o f f or d u r i n g

such

required to
vacation,

report

for

examination

on

E.
A n e m p l o y e e who h a s b e e n i n j u r e d i n t h e c o u r s e o f h i s / h e r e m p l o y m e n t
a n d who i s r e q u i r e d t o r e p o r t t o t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s D i v i s i o n o f M e d i c a l S e r v i c e s
d u r i n g h i s / h e r t i m e o f f b e t w e e n two t o u r s o f d u t y w i l l be a l l o w e d t h r e e a n d one
h a l f (3 1/2) h o u r s t i m e a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f p a y f o r s o r e p o r t i n g ,
F.
An e m p l o y e e
absent
from
duty
for
more
than
twenty-one
(21)
consecutive days o n account o f i l l n e s s o r i n j u r y , o r absent f o r any o t h e r reason
f o r more t h a n s i x t y ( 6 0 ) d a y s , w i l l n o t b e a l l o w e d t o r e t u r n t o d u t y u n t i l h e / s h e
obtains and p r e s e n t s t o h i s / h e r s u p e r i o r a c e r t i f i c a t e
f r o m the A u t h o r i t y ' s
Division of Medical Services that he/she i s f i t f o r duty.
Ho a l l o w a n c e w i l l be
made f o r t h e t i m e r e q u i r e d t o o b t a i n s u c h c e r t i f i c a t e .

any

G.
An e m p l o y e e w i l l b e g i v e n a t l e a s t
required p e r i o d i c p h y s i c a l examination.

SECTION 2.15

PAYMENT FOR ATTENDANCE A T C I V I L

forty-eight

SERVICE

(48) hours n o t i c e

of

EXAMINATIONS

No p e r m a n e n t e m p l o y e e o f t h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l l o s e p a y f o r t i m e a t t e n d i n g
a promotion e x a m i n a t i o n f o r a C i t y C i v i l S e r v i c e t i t l e which appears on the
p a y r o l l o f t h e A u t h o r i t y ; n o r s h a l l a n employee, w h e t h e r a permanent employee or

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i

a p r o v i s i o n a l e m p l o y e e , w i t h one y e a r o r more o f s e r v i c e , l o s e p a y f o r
time
a t t e n d i n g an o p e n - c o m p e t i t i v e
examination h e l d e x c l u s i v e l y to
fill
a
Civil
Service t i t l e w i t h i n the Authority,
I f s u c h e x a m i n a t i o n i s h e l d w i t h i n e i g h t (8)
h o u r s a f t e r t h e e n d o f t h e t o u r o f d u t y of a n employee whose a p p l i c a t i o n f o r t h e
e x a m i n a t i o n h a s b e e n a c c e p t e d by t h e C i t y Department o f P e r s o n n e l , t h e employee
s h a l l be e x c u s e d w i t h p a y f r o m s u c h t o u r o f d u t y .
Employees r e p o r t i n g o u t s i d e of t h e i r r e g u l a r t o u r s of duty for medical
examinations
r e q u i r e d as
part
of a C i t y Department of
Personnel promotion
e x a m i n a t i o n t o a t i t l e w h i c h a p p e a r s on t h e p a y r o l l o f t h e A u t h o r i t y , s h a l l be
a l l o w e d t h r e e a n d o n e h a l f (3 1/2) h o u r s p a y a t t h e i r r e g u l a r r a t e o f p a y .

SECTION

2.16

PHYSICAL

DISABILITY

A.
1)
Subject
to
approval
of the C i t y
Personnel Director,
a
permanent
e m p l o y e e who i s a d j u d g e d b y t h e T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y ' s M e d i c a l D e p a r t m e n t t o b e
d i s a b l e d from p e r f o r m i n g t h e f u l l d u t i e s of h i s / h e r p o s i t i o n but a b l e to perform
t h e work o f
a n o t h e r p o s i t i o n o r l i g h t d u t y i n h i s / h e r own p o s i t i o n ,
will
g e n e r a l l y , but s u b j e c t to the e x e r c i s e of d i s c r e t i o n by the T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y ,
be a s s i g n e d t o
such other
work, i f
available,
during the p e r i o d of
such
disability.
a . I f t h e e m p l o y e e i s p e r f o r m i n g l i g h t d u t y i n h i s / h e r own p o s i t i o n ,
h e / s h e s h a l l c o n t i n u e t o r e c e i v e t h e same r a t e o f p a y a s
though
h e / s h e w e r e p e r f o r m i n g f u l l d u t y i n h i s / h e r own p o s i t i o n .
b . ( i ) I f a n e m p l o y e e , who h a s c o m p l e t e d t e n ( 1 0 ) o r m o r e y e a r s o f
s e r v i c e at the time of p h y s i c a l d i s q u a l i f i c a t i o n , i s performing the
w o r k o f a n o t h e r t i t l e , h e / s h e s h a l l c o n t i n u e t o be p a i d t h e maximum
r a t e o f p a y f o r t h e t i t l e h e / s h e was a s s i g n e d t o a t t h e t i m e o f
injury.
The employee s h a l l r e c e i v e any subsequent s a l a r y
raises
t h a t h e / s h e would have r e c e i v e d had h e / s h e remained i n the r e g u l a r
s e r v i c e o f t h e t i t l e t o w h i c h h e / s h e was a s s i g n e d a t t h e t i m e o f
injury.
( i i ) I f t h e employee who, a s a r e s u l t o f a n i n j u r y s u s t a i n e d i n
t h e c o u r s e o f h i s / h e r employment, has c o m p l e t e d l e s s t h a n t e n (10)
years
of
s e r v i c e at
the time of
physical disqualification,
is
p e r f o r m i n g t h e w o r k o f a n o t h e r t i t l e , h e / s h e s h a l l r e c e i v e t h e same
r a t e o f p a y w h i c h h e / s h e was r e c e i v i n g a t t h e t i m e o f d i s a b l e m e n t o r
t h e minimum r a t e o f pay f o r s u c h o t h e r t i t l e , w h i c h e v e r i s g r e a t e r .
S h o u l d t h e employee c o n t i n u e t o p e r f o r m t h e work o f s u c h o t h e r
title,
he/she
shall
receive
not
less
than
the
rate
of
pay
a p p r o p r i a t e to t h e l e n g t h o f t i m e he/she s h a l l h a v e p e r f o r m e d w o r k
o f s u c h o t h e r t i t l e , s u b s e q u e n t to h i s / h e r d i s q u a l i f i c a t i o n f r o m t h e
w o r k o f h i s / h e r own t i t l e .
(iii)
I f an e m p l o y e e w h o , as a r e s u l t o f a p h y s i c a l c o n d i t i o n
r e s u l t i n g from a c a u s e o t h e r t h a n an i n j u r y s u s t a i n e d i n t h e c o u r s e
o f h i s / h e r e m p l o y m e n t , h a s c o m p l e t e d l e s s t h a n t e n (10) y e a r s o f
s e r v i c e at the time of h i s p h y s i c a l d i s q u a l i f i c a t i o n , i s p e r f o r m i n g
t h e w o r k of a n o t h e r t i t l e , h e / s h e s h a l l r e c e i v e t h e h i g h e s t s t a n d a r d
r a t e e s t a b l i s h e d f o r t h e t i t l e w h i c h i s not a b o v e t h e m i n i m u m r a t e
of pay for h i s o r i g i n a l t i t l e .
S h o u l d t h e employee c o n t i n u e to
p e r f o r m t h e work o f such o t h e r t i t l e , h e / s h e s h a l l r e c e i v e not l e s s
t h a n t h e r a t e of p a y a p p r o p r i a t e t o t h e l e n g t h o f t i m e h e / s h e s h a l l
have p e r f o r m e d work of such o t h e r t i t l e ,
subsequent
to his/her
d i s q u a l i f i c a t i o n f r o m the w o r k of his/her own t i t l e .
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2) The d e t e r m i n a t i o n t h a t any employee i s d i s a b l e d from p e r f o r m i n a


t h e f u l l d u t i e s o f h i s / h e r p o s i t i o n s h a l l be w i t h i n t h e e x c l u s i v e d e t e r m i n a t i o n
o f t h e T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y , o n t h e a d v i c e o f i t s M e d i c a l D e p a r t m e n t , whose f i n d i n g s
s h a l l be f i n a l a n d b i n d i n g a n d n o t s u b j e c t t o r e v i e w o r a r b i t r a t i o n ( e x c e p t a s
e x p l i c i t l y p r o v i d e d for i n S e c t i o n 2 . 1 . of t h i s Agreement}.
B.
The T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y ' s M e d i c a l Department i n r e p o r t i n g an employee
t o be p h y s i c a l l y d i s q u a l i f i e d for the performance of the f u l l d u t i e s of h i s / h e r
title,
s h a l l s p e c i f y whether the p h y s i c a l d i s q u a l i f i c a t i o n
is
temporary
or
p e r m a n e n t , a n d s h a l l p e r i o d i c a l l y r e - e x a m i n e e a c h e m p l o y e e who s h a l l h a v e b e e n
a d j u d g e d t o b e t h u s t e m p o r a r i l y o r p e r m a n e n t l y d i s q u a l i f i e d , a n d when i t i s f o u n d
(1) t h a t s u c h a n e m p l o y e e i s a b l e t o r e t u r n t o t h e f u l l d u t i e s o f h i s / h e r t i t l e ,
o r (2) t h a t a d e t e r m i n a t i o n o f t e m p o r a r y d i s q u a l i f i c a t i o n , s h o u l d be c h a n g e d t o
o n e o f p e r m a n e n t d i s q u a l i f i c a t i o n , s h a l l make t h e i m m e d i a t e r e p o r t t h e r e o f t o t h e
Transit
Authority,
provided,
however,
that
when a n e m p l o y e e
has
remained
p h y s i c a l l y d i s q u a l i f i e d for the performance of the f u l l d u t i e s of h i s / h e r t i t l e
for
a period
of
a
full
year,
he/she
s h a l l be
deemed
to
be
permanently
d i s q u a l i f i e d t h e r e f o r u n t i l the T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y ' s M e d i c a l Department s h a l l
adjudge h i m / h e r q u a l i f i e d .
C.
I f a n d when t h e T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y ' s M e d i c a l D e p a r t m e n t s h a l l c e r t i f y
t h a t a p e r m a n e n t employee, p r e v i o u s l y d i s q u a l i f i e d by p h y s i c a l d i s a b i l i t y from
performing the d u t i e s of h i s / h e r p o s i t i o n , i s able to r e t u r n to those d u t i e s ,
h e / s h e w i l l b e r e a s s i g n e d t h e r e t o w i t h t h e same p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s w h i c h h e / s h e
held at the time of h i s / h e r d i s q u a l i f i c a t i o n .
D.
A n y e m p l o y e e who h a s b e e n d i s q u a l i f i e d b y t h e D i v i s i o n o f M e d i c a l
S e r v i c e s o r a m e d i c a l c o n s u l t a n t u t i l i z e d b y t h e A u t h o r i t y a n d who d i s p u t e s t h e
m e d i c a l f i n d i n g s of the examining c o n s u l t a n t , s h a l l have t h e r i g h t t o u t i l i z e the
provisions of Section 2.1.
E.
T h e p r o v i s i o n s o f t h i s S e c t i o n a r e not i n t e n d e d t o d e t r a c t from o r
c o n f l i c t w i t h a n y r i g h t of an employee to any d i s a b i l i t y p e n s i o n o r a l l o w a n c e
u n d e r a n y l a w r e l a t i n g t o t h e New Y o r k C i t y E m p l o y e e s ' R e t i r e m e n t S y s t e m .
These
p r o v i s i o n s s h a l l n o t b e a p p l i c a b l e , h o w e v e r , t o a n y e m p l o y e e who i s g r a n t e d a n y
such d i s a b i l i t y pension or allowance.

SECTION

2.17

EMERGENCY WORK

A.
I f a n employee i s r e q u i r e d t o r e p o r t back f o r emergency work a f t e r
being
r e l e a s e d upon t h e c o m p l e t i o n of h i s / h e r r e g u l a r tour of duty and b e f o r e the
commencement o f h i s / h e r n e x t r e g u l a r t o u r o f d u t y ,
h e / s h e w i l l be p a i d
as
follows:
1) I f h e / s h e s h a l l h a v e b e e n o r d e r e d t o a n d d o e s r e p o r t t o h i s / h e r
h e a d q u a r t e r s by t e l e p h o n e , h e / s h e w i l l be a l l o w e d one a n d o n e - h a l f
(1
1/2)
hours time a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e of pay f o r each r e q u i r e d
report,
i f h e / s h e i s n o t , as a r e s u l t of such t e l e p h o n e
report,
ordered to report i n person.
2} I f h e / s h e s h a l l h a v e b e e n o r d e r e d t o a n d d o e s r e p o r t i n p e r s o n t o
the p l a c e where he/she i s d i r e c t e d to r e p o r t , he/she w i l l be a l l o w e d
t h r e e (3) h o u r s time a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f pay f o r so r e p o r t i n g ,
but s h a l l not be e n t i t l e d to the allowance set f o r t h i n paragraph
(1)
above.
3) F o r a l l
emergency work p e r f o r m e d
outside
of
his/her
regular
working t i m e , h e / s h e w i l l be a l l o w e d time and o n e - h a l f a t h i s / h e r
r e g u l a r r a t e of pay, i n a d d i t i o n to the allowance under s u b d i v i s i o n

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2) a b o v e a n d , i n a d d i t i o n , t o any a l l o w a n c e
e n t i t l e d u n d e r p a r a g r a p h 1) a b o v e .

to

which

he/she

may be

4) I f h e / s h e i s p u t t o w o r k m o r e t h a n f o u r
(4) hours p r i o r t o the
commencement o f h i s / h e r n e x t r e g u l a r t o u r o f d u t y o r i f , a f t e r b e i n g
p u t t o w o r k , h e / s h e i s n o t h e l d t h r o u g h u n t i l t h e commencement o f
his/her
next
regular
tour
of duty,
his/her total
pay for the
emergency work performed o u t s i d e o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r w o r k i n g time,
i n c l u d i n g o v e r t i m e a n d a l l o w a n c e s u n d e r p a r a g r a p h s 1) a n d 2) a b o v e ,
s h a l l be a t l e a s t e i g h t (8) h o u r s p a y a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r h o u r l y r a t e .
I f , a f t e r r e p o r t i n g i n p e r s o n pursuant to o r d e r s , h e / s h e i s not put
t o work a t a l l , h e / s h e s h a l l r e c e i v e h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f pay f o r
six
( 6 ) h o u r s i n l i e u o f t h e a l l o w a n c e p r o v i d e d f o r i n p a r a g r a p h 2)
above.
B.
A n e m p l o y e e who i s h e l d o v e r a f t e r t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r
t o u r of duty f o r t h e performance o f emergency work s h a l l be p a i d a t t h e r a t e of
time and o n e - h a l f f o r t h e time d u r i n g w h i c h h e / s h e i s so h e l d .
C.
An employee engaged i n emergency work o u t s i d e o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y
s c h e d u l e d w o r k i n g t i m e w i l l be g i v e n a m e a l a l l o w a n c e of t h r e e (53) d o l l a r s i n
c a s h , for e a c h f i v e hours d u r i n g which h e / s h e i s s o engaged, p r o v i d e d , however,
t h a t an employee h e l d over f o r emergency work a f t e r t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f h i s / h e r
r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y w i l l be- g i v e n s u c h a m e a l a l l o w a n c e a t t h e
c o m p l e t i o n o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y , p r o v i d e d h e / s h e i s t o be
r e q u i r e d t o p e r f o r m s u c h work o r d u t y f o r a p e r i o d o f a t l e a s t two (2) h o u r s .
Employees, w i t h o u t d e d u c t i o n o f pay, w i l l be a l l o w e d time t o e a t p e r m i t t e d meals
at times c o n s i s t e n t with t h e requirements o f the work.
D.
I f , a s a r e s u l t o f emergency work, a n employee i s r e q u i r e d t o work
s i x (6) h o u r s o r m o r e b e t w e e n t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r
o f d u t y a n d t h e commencement o f h i s / h e r n e x t r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y ,
and a t s u c h t i m e o r t i m e s a s t o p r e v e n t h i m / h e r from h a v i n g e i g h t (8) c o n s e c u t i v e
hours o f f duty at any time between the two r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r s of duty,
h e / s h e s h a l l be e x c u s e d w i t h p a y from s u c h p a r t o f h i s / h e r s a i d n e x t r e g u l a r l y
s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y a s may f o l l o w t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f t h e e m e r g e n c y w o r k a n d a s
may be n e c e s s a r y i n o r d e r t h a t h e / s h e may h a v e e i g h t ( 8 ) c o n s e c u t i v e h o u r s o f f
d u t y b e t w e e n t h e t i m e when h e / s h e c o m p l e t e d h i s / h e r e m e r g e n c y w o r k , w h e t h e r t h a t
be b e f o r e o r a f t e r t h e t i m e o f commencement o f h i s / h e r s a i d n e x t
regularly
s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y , a n d t h e t i m e when h e / s h e s h a l l t h e r e a f t e r r e p o r t b a c k f o r
w o r k ; e x c e p t t h a t i f t h e t i m e when h e / s h e w o u l d t h u s r e p o r t b a c k f o r work s h o u l d
be w i t h i n f o u r (4) h o u r s o f t h e t i m e s c h e d u l e d f o r t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f h i s / h e r s a i d
n e x t r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y , h e / s h e s h a l l be e x c u s e d w i t h p a y from a l l
of
the s a i d next
regularly scheduled tour of duty.
Notwithstanding the
f o r e g o i n g , i f a n employee, upon c o m p l e t i n g a r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f duty,
l e a v e s t h e p r e m i s e s w i t h o u t h a v i n g a n y r e a s o n t o b e l i e v e t h a t h e / s h e may be
c a l l e d o u t f o r e m e r g e n c y w o r k b e f o r e t h e commencement o f h i s / h e r n e x t r e g u l a r l y
s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y , b u t i s c a l l e d o u t a n d p e r f o r m s e m e r g e n c y work f o r s i x {6}
o r more c o n s e c u t i v e h o u r s p r i o r t o t h e t i m e s c h e d u l e d f o r t h e c o m m e n c e m e n t o f
h i s / h e r next t o u r of duty, h i s / h e r s u p e r i o r , i f c o n v i n c e d t h a t s u c h employee has
had i n s u f f i c i e n t s l e e p and i s u n f i t f o r work, s h a l l have t h e d i s c r e t i o n t o e x c u s e
him/her w i t h pay from p a r t o r a l l o f s a i d next r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f duty,
i r r e s p e c t i v e o f w h e t h e r o r n o t t h e e m p l o y e e may h a v e h a d e i g h t ( 8 ) c o n s e c u t i v e
hours off duty before being c a l l e d out f o r such emergency work.
I f a n employee
i s d e f i n i t e l y e n t i t l e d u n d e r t h e f o r e g o i n g p r o v i s i o n t o be e x c u s e d w i t h p a y from
part or a l l of h i s / h e r next r e g u l a r l y scheduled tour of duty following the
performance o f emergency work, b u t i s n o t s o e x c u s e d , h e / s h e s h a l l be a l l o w e d
t i m e o f f w i t h p a y f r o m a" s u b s e q u e n t t o u r o f d u t y f o r t h e l e n g t h o f t i m e f o r w h i c h
he/she s h o u l d have been so excused, but t h e day on which h e / s h e i s t o be a l l o w e d
s u c h time o f f s h a l l be d e t e r m i n e d b y a d v a n c e agreement w i t h h i s / h e r s u p e r i o r .
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E.
I f a s t r e t c h of e m e r g e n c y work commences p r i o r t o t h e b e g i n n i n g of
a n e m p l o y e e ' s s c h e d u l e d d a y o f f a n d c o n t i n u e s i n t o s u c h d a y o f f f o r n o t more t h a n
two h o u r s , i t s h a l l b e t r e a t e d a s t h o u g h i t h a d a l l b e e n p e r f o r m e d o n t h e d a y
when i t c o m m e n c e d .
I f i t c o n t i n u e s i n t o s u c h s c h e d u l e d d a y o f f f o r more t h a n two
(2) h o u r s a n d commences n o t more t h a n t w o ( 2 ) h o u r s b e f o r e t h e b e g i n n i n g o f s u c h
d a y o f f , i t s h a l l be t r e a t e d a s t h o u g h i t h a d a l l b e e n p e r f o r m e d on s u c h d a y o f f .
I f i t commences more t h a n two ( 2 ) h o u r s b e f o r e t h e b e g i n n i n g o f t h e s c h e d u l e d day
o f f a n d c o n t i n u e s i n t o s u c h d a y o f f f o r m o r e t h a n t w o h o u r s , t h e n t h e w o r k on
e a c h d a y s h a l l b e t r e a t e d a s h a v i n g b e e n p e r f o r m e d on t h e d a y when i t a c t u a l l y
was p e r f o r m e d a n d s h a l l n o t be t r e a t e d a s h a v i n g b e e n p e r f o r m e d e n t i r e l y on one
day or the o t h e r .
I f a f t e r more t h a n two (2) h o u r s o f e m e r g e n c y work p e r f o r m e d
and t r e a t e d a s performed i n t h e e a r l y p a r t o f h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e d day o f f ,
an
e m p l o y e e i s r e l e a s e d f r o m d u t y a n d a l l o w e d t o go home a n d l a t e r i s b r o u g h t b a c k
a g a i n f o r w o r k o n t h e same d a y o f f , h e / s h e s h a l l be p a i d a t t h e r a t e o f t i m e a n d
one-half
(1 1 / 2 )
f o r a l l work performed a f t e r
thus being brought back,
in
a d d i t i o n t o r e c e i v i n g a m i n i m u m o f o n e a n d o n e - h a l f (1 1 / 2 ) t i m e s a f u l l
day's
pay for the work t r e a t e d as performed i n t h e e a r l y p a r t of t h e day.
An e m p l o y e e ' s s c h e d u l e d d a y o f f s h a l l commence e i g h t ( 8 ) h o u r s a f t e r t h e
time scheduled for
the completion of
his/her last
s c h e d u l e d tour of
duty
p r e c e d i n g t h e day o f f and s h a l l c o n t i n u e f o r t w e n t y - f o u r (24) h o u r s , e x c e p t t h a t
when a n . e m p l o y e e h a s t w o (2) c o n s e c u t i v e s c h e d u l e d d a y s o f f ,
t h e s e c o n d day o f f
s h a l l c o n s i s t o f t h e t w e n t y - f o u r (24) h o u r s i m m e d i a t e l y f o l l o w i n g t h e end of the
f i r s t day o f f .
F.
The term "emergency work" a s u s e d i n the f o r e g o i n g
subsections,
s h a l l be d e e m e d t o i n c l u d e a n y w o r k w h i c h a n e m p l o y e e i s r e q u i r e d t o p e r f o r m
o u t s i d e o f h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e d w o r k i n g h o u r s , e x c e p t e x t r a t r i p s and " s p e c i a l s " and
w o r k made n e c e s s a r y b y t h e f a i l u r e o f a n o t h e r e m p l o y e e t o r e p o r t f o r d u t y a n d
except work w h i c h i s p l a n n e d ahead, p r o v i d e d , however, t h a t even where o v e r t i m e
work i s p l a n n e d a h e a d ,
i f an employee,
immediately f o l l o w i n g completion of
h i s / h e r r e g u l a r f u l l d a y ' s w o r k , i s h e l d o v e r f o r a l o n g e r p e r i o d t h a n f o u r (4)
hours i n o r d e r to f i n i s h a p a r t i c u l a r j o b , the overtime work i n e x c e s s of four
( 4 ) h o u r s w i l l b e c o n s i d e r e d a s " e m e r g e n c y w o r k " when i t i s n o t made n e c e s s a r y
by t h e f a i l u r e o f a n o t h e r employee t o r e p o r t f o r d u t y .
I n c a s e s where overtime
work i n e x c e s s o f f o u r (4) h o u r s i m m e d i a t e l y f o l l o w i n g a s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y
i s t o be t r e a t e d a s " e m e r g e n c y w o r k " , t h e f i r s t m e a l a l l o w a n c e w i l l come a f t e r
t h e e x p i r a t i o n o f t h e f i r s t f o u r (4) h o u r s o f o v e r t i m e a n d t h e e m p l o y e e w i l l be
e n t i t l e d t o a n o t h e r m e a l a l l o w a n c e f o r e v e r y f i v e (5) h o u r s o f work t h e r e a f t e r .
Work w i l l n o t b e c o n s i d e r e d a s p l a n n e d a h e a d u n l e s s n o t i c e t h e r e o f i s e i t h e r
g i v e n to t h e employee h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f o r p o s t e d a t h i s / h e r h e a d q u a r t e r s a t or
before the time scheduled for t h e end of t h e employee's r e g u l a r tour of duty next
p r e c e d i n g h i s / h e r r e g u l a r t o u r o f d u t y w h i c h i s f o l l o w e d by t h e o v e r t i m e work,
e x c e p t t h a t w h e r e t h e o v e r t i m e w o r k commences o n l y f o u r (4) h o u r s o r l e s s b e f o r e
t h e time s c h e d u l e d f o r t h e b e g i n n i n g o f one o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r t o u r s o f d u t y i t
w i l l be c o n s i d e r e d a s p l a n n e d a h e a d i f n o t i c e t h e r e o f i s e i t h e r g i v e n t o t h e
employee h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f o r p o s t e d a t h i s / h e r h e a d q u a r t e r s a t o r b e f o r e t h e time
scheduled f o r t h e end of h i s / h e r l a s t r e g u l a r t o u r o f d u t y immediately preceding
the overtime work.
G.
When a n e m p l o y e e , a f t e r b e i n g r e l e a s e d f r o m w o r k a n d a l l o w e d t o go
home f o l l o w i n g t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f a r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y , i s r e q u i r e d
t o r e p o r t b a c k e i g h t (8) h o u r s , o r more, b e f o r e h i s / h e r n e x t r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d
t o u r o f d u t y f o r e m e r g e n c y w o r k made n e c e s s a r y b y s t o r m , f l o o d , f i r e , a c c i d e n t
or o t h e r c a t a s t r o p h e , h e / s h e s h a l l , i f h e l d on s u c h emergency work c o n t i n u o u s l y
f o r a p e r i o d o f more t h a n e i g h t
(8) h o u r s e x t e n d i n g i n t o h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y
s c h e d u l e d w o r k i n g t i m e , "be p a i d a t t h e r a t e o f t i m e a n d o n e - h a l f (1 1 / 2 ) f o r a l l
o r t h e t i m e d u r i n g w h i c h h e / s h e i s t h u s h e l d c o n t i n u o u s l y o n s u c h emergency work,
including the portion thereof within h i s / h e r scheduled working time.
I f , upon
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c o m p l e t i o n o f s u c h e m e r g e n c y w o r k , he/she i s r e q u i r e d t o resume h i s / h e r r e g u l a r
d u t i e s d u r i n g t h e r e m a i n i n g p o r t i o n o f h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e d w o r k i n g t i m e , he/she
s h a l l be p a i d f o r s u c h r e m a i n i n g p o r t i o n a t s t r a i g h t t i m e .
SECTION 2-18

UNtFORMS

Where t h e A u t h o r i t y r e q u i r e s a n e m p l o y e e c o v e r e d
u n i f o r m , t h e A u t h o r i t y w i l l s u p p l y such u n i f o r m .
SECTION 2 . 1 9

- MISCELLANEOUS

by t h i s

Agreement

t o be

PAYMENTS

A . 1)
D u r i n g t h e p e r i o d o f t h i s c o n t r a c t , t h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l p a y a sum
computed a t t h e r a t e o f f i v e h u n d r e d d o l l a r s ( $ 5 0 0 . 0 0 ) a y e a r t o e a c h employee
covered by t h e terms o f t h i s Agreement;
a.
Who w a s
Authority;

on

January

1,

1966

in

the

employ

of

the

b . Who h a s b e e n a m e m b e r o f t h e New Y o r k C i t y E m p l o y e e s '


Retirement System f o r a p e r i o d of not l e s s than f i v e
(5)
y e a r s o r who h a s b e e n i n t h e e m p l o y o f t h e A u t h o r i t y f o r n o t
l e s s t h a n f i v e (5)
years;
c.
Who r e c e i v e s
a
retirement
allowance
from
the
R e t i r e m e n t S y s t e m , e f f e c t i v e on o r a f t e r December 17,
and

said
1997;

d.
Who c o n t i n u e d i n t h e e m p l o y o f t h e A u t h o r i t y u n t i l
age
fifty-five
(55) y e a r s o r l a t e r , o r i s e a r l i e r r e t i r e d from
t h e employ o f t h e A u t h o r i t y by reason of d i s a b i l i t y .
Such
payment s h a l l b e g i n o n t h e e f f e c t i v e d a t e o f s u c h e m p l o y e e ' s
r e t i r e m e n t f r o m t h e s a i d R e t i r e m e n t S y s t e m , a n d s h a l l be
made i n e q u a l m o n t h l y i n s t a l l m e n t s
(except that the
first
p a y m e n t may b e f o r a p o r t i o n o f a m o n t h ) a n d s h a l l c o n t i n u e
o n l y d u r i n g t h e t e r m o f t h i s A g r e e m e n t , b u t i n no e v e n t
beyond the date of t h e employee's
death.
2) E a c h r e t i r e d e m p l o y e e e n t i t l e d on December 17, 1 9 9 7 , t o r e c e i v e s u c h
f i v e hundred d o l l a r s ($500.00) payment p u r s u a n t t o any p r e c e d i n g c o n t r a c t between
the A u t h o r i t y and t h e U n i o n , s h a l l c o n t i n u e t o be p a i d s u c h payments by the
A u t h o r i t y d u r i n g t h e t e r m o f t h i s A g r e e m e n t , b u t i n no e v e n t b e y o n d t h e d a t e o f
the employee's
death.
3)

It

is

understood

that:

A.
Effective
July
1,
1993,
Transit Authority Tier
1
operating
employees i n t i t l e s c o v e r e d by t h i s Agreement s h a l l be c o v e r e d by the presumed
r e t i r e m e n t d e a t h b e n e f i t p a i d b y t h e New Y o r k C i t y E m p l o y e e s ' R e t i r e m e n t S y s t e m
pursuant to s e c t i o n 13-151 s u b d i v i s i o n 4 o f the A d m i n i s t r a t i v e Code.
S e c t i o n 13
151 s u b d i v i s i o n 4 s h a l l o n l y b e a p p l i c a b l e t o t h o s e p r e s u m e d r e t i r e m e n t d e a t h
b e n e f i t s f o r d e a t h s o f e l i g i b l e e m p l o y e e s o c c u r r i n g p r i o r t o J u l y 1, 1 9 9 3 i f
payment h a s n o t b e e n made b y t h e T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y a n d t h e T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y
m a k e s p a y m e n t t o t h e New Y o r k C i t y E m p l o y e e s ' R e t i r e m e n t S y s t e m d i r e c t l y f o r s u c h
benefit.

an

B.
T h e A u t h o r i t y w i l l p r o v i d e a $50,000 payment t o c o v e r the death of
employee o c c u r r i n g a s t h e r e s u l t o f an a s s a u l t o r r o b b e r y i n t h e l i n e o f d u t y .

S3

S E C T I O N 2.20 - AGENCY SHOP F E E


The A u t h o r i t y s h a l l d e d u c t w e e k l y a n a g e n c y s h o p f e e from t h e wages o f e a c h
e m p l o y e e who h a s b e e n a n e m p l o y e e f o r m o r e t h a n t h i r t y d a y s a n d who i s n o t a
member o f t h e U n i o n , i n t h e same m a n n e r a n d i n t h e s a m e amount a s U n i o n d u e s a r e
deducted pursuant to t h e Union dues d e d u c t i o n a u t h o r i z a t i o n .
A g e n c y s h o p f e e s f o r w e e k s when a n e m p l o y e e , who i s n o t a member o f t h e
U n i o n , i s on v a c a t i o n s h a l l be d e d u c t e d a s a r e U n i o n d u e s p u r s u a n t t o Union dues
deduction authorizations.
The sum o f t h e a g e n c y s h o p f e e s d e d u c t e d i n a n y m o n t h s h a l l be t r a n s m i t t e d
b y t h e A u t h o r i t y t o t h e f i n a n c i a l o f f i c e r o f t h e U n i o n a t t h e same t i m e a n d
s u b j e c t t o t h e same d e d u c t i o n o f c o s t s a s a r e t h e U n i o n d u e s d e d u c t e d f o r s u c h
month.
Should the Union r e f u s e t o accept a Union dues d e d u c t i o n a u t h o r i z a t i o n
from any employee, o r s h o u l d t h e U n i o n e x p e l an e m p l o y e e from membership, t h e
U n i o n s h a l l s o n o t i f y t h e A u t h o r i t y i m m e d i a t e l y a n d n o a g e n c y s h o p f e e s h a l l be
d e d u c t e d f r o m t h e wage o f s u c h e m p l o y e e .
In
cases
of
unearned
wages
of
employees
refunded
to
appropriation
a c c o u n t s , and c a s e s o f wages o f e m p l o y e e s t r a n s f e r r e d t o "UNCLAIMED" a c c o u n t s ,
n e c e s s a r y a d j u s t m e n t s i n a g e n c y s h o p f e e a c c o u n t s w i l l b e made b y r e c o v e r y f r o m
available
unpaid Union agency
shop
fee
fund b a l a n c e s
and r e t u r n e d to
the
Controller.
The U n i o n s h a l l r e f u n d t o t h e
t r a n s m i t t e d to the Union i n e r r o r .

A u t h o r i t y any a g e n c y

shop

fees

deducted

and

The U n i o n a f f i r m s t h a t i t h a s e s t a b l i s h e d a n d i s m a i n t a i n i n g a p r o c e d u r e
w h i c h p r o v i d e s f o r t h e r e f u n d , t o any employee d e m a n d i n g t h e same, o f any p a r t
of
an agency
shop f e e
which represents
the employee's
pro
rata
share
of
e x p e n d i t u r e s by the Union i n a i d of a c t i v i t i e s o r c a u s e s of a p o l i t i c a l or
ideological
nature
only
incidentally related
to
terms
and c o n d i t i o n s
of
employment.
It
is
expressly
agreed
that
in the
event
such procedure
is
d i s e s t a b l i s h e d , t h e n t h i s Agreement, i n s o f a r as i t r e l a t e s t o agency shop fee
d e d u c t i o n s , s h a l l be n u l l and v o i d .
The U n i o n s h a l l a s s u m e t h e d e f e n s e o f ,
and h o l d t h e A u t h o r i t y harmless
from and i n d e m n i f y i t a g a i n s t a n y l o s s , c o s t o r e x p e n s e r e s u l t i n g from any c l a i m ,
by
whomever made,
arising
out
of
the
use
of
agency
shop
fee
deductions
t r a n s m i t t e d t o i t by t h e A u t h o r i t y i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h i s Agreement o r out o f
a f a i l u r e or r e f u s a l o f the union to comply w i t h t h e p r o v i s i o n s hereof.

SECTION 2.21

EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION

PROGRAM

The
employee
assigned
to
the
Employee R e c o g n i t i o n
Program w i l l
be
c o m p e n s a t e d a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e p l u s t w e n t y f i v e (25%) p e r c e n t o n l y f o r w o r k
performed
o n t h e Program.
This
additional
payment
is
provided to
fully
c o m p e n s a t e members f o r a l l o t h e r a d d i t i o n a l e x p e n s e s i n c u r r e d a s a r e s u l t o f t h e
nature of the Program's a c t i v i t i e s .
The A u t h o r i t y w i l l m a i n t a i n the present
l e v e l o f ATU p e r s o n n e l f r o m O c t o b e r 1, 1 9 9 7 t o D e c e m b e r 1 5 , 1 9 9 9 .
However, t h e
p r o g r a m may b e i n c r e a s e d s u b j e c t t o m u t u a l a g r e e m e n t .

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SECTION

2.22

SENIORITY

UPON

DEMOTION

U n l e s s o t h e r w i s e o r d e r e d by the A u t h o r i t y i n d i s c i p l i n a r y proceedings,
any
e m p l o y e e who h a s a c c e p t e d p e r m a n e n t p r o m o t i o n a s a r e s u l t o f a
competitive
examination
and w i t h i n
one
year
thereafter
is
demoted,
or
is
voluntarily
r e s t o r e d , t o h i s / h e r former t i t l e which i s r e p r e s e n t e d by t h e u n i o n , s h a l l have
t h e same p r e f e r e n c e
status
i n the t i t l e
which
he/she h e l d at the time
of
promotion,
t h e same r a t e o f p a y w h i c h h e / s h e w o u l d b e r e c e i v i n g h a d h i s / h e r
s e r v i c e s i n t h a t t i t l e been i n t e r r u p t e d by such promotion.
U n l e s s o t h e r w i s e o r d e r e d by the A u t h o r i t y i n d i s c i p l i n a r y proceedings,
any
employee
who h a s
accepted
a p r o v i s i o n a l promotion and i s
demoted,
or
is
v o l u n t a r i l y r e s t o r e d , t o h i s / h e r former t i t l e which i s r e p r e s e n t e d by t h e u n i o n ,
s h a l l h a v e t h e same r i g h t s a n d p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s i n t h e t i t l e w h i c h h e / s h e h e l d
a t t h e t i m e o f p r o m o t i o n , i n c l u d i n g t h e same r a t e o f p a y w h i c h h e / s h e w o u l d be
r e c e i v i n g had h i s / h e r s e r v i c e s i n t h a t t i t l e had been u n i n t e r r u p t e d by such
promotion.

SECTION 2 . 2 3

PAYMENT

Effective
payment f o r t h e
whether randoms,
as
follows:

FOR T I M E SPENT

A T DRUG AND ALCOHOL

TESTING.

December 18,
199*?,
t h e A u t h o r i t y and the Union a g r e e
that
time spent going to the c l i n i c
for drug and a l c o h o l
tests,
r e c h e c k s , p o s t - i n c i d e n t , o r upon r e a s o n a b l e s u s p i c i o n , s h a l l b e

1. W h e r e t h e e m p l o y e e
is
sent
s c h e d u l e d worktime, t h e employee w i l l
s c h e d u l e d work p e r i o d s .

for
not

testing
during his/her
l o s e any pay f o r t h e s e

a) I f an employee w i t h a swing run i s s e n t f o r


f i r s t h a l f , a n d h e / s h e s p e n d s some o r a l l o f h i s s w i n g
p r o c e s s , h e / s h e s h a l l be p a i d s t r a i g h t t i m e f o r t h e p e r i o d
i n c l u d i n g the time i t t a k e s to r e t u r n to the depot.
This
to swing pay.

regularly
regularly

testing during h i s / h e r
period i n the
testing
needed f o r the t e s t i n g
payment i s i n a d d i t i o n

b) I f a n e m p l o y e e w i t h a s w i n g r u n i s s e n t f o r t e s t i n g upon c o m p l e t i o n
of h i s / h e r f i r s t h a l f , h e / s h e s h a l l be p a i d 3 and H h o u r s s t r a i g h t t i m e p a y .
T h i s payment i s i n a d d i t i o n t o swing p a y .
c) I f an employee i s s e n t
f o r t e s t i n g d u r i n g h i s / h e r t o u r and the
testing process
i s not completed by t h e end of h i s / h e r scheduled t o u r ,
the
employee s h a l l be p a i d s t r a i g h t t i m e f o r t h e p e r i o d f o r t h e t e s t i n g i n c l u d i n g the
time i t t a k e s t o r e t u r n t o t h e depot.

during
time.

Staten

d) I f an employee i s s e n t for
the scheduled c l e a r time, he/she

testing after
s h a l l be p a i d

h i s / h e r tour i s ended or
3 and H hours at
straight

2 . I f NYC T r a n s i t p e r f o r m s d r u g a n d / o r a l c o h o l t e s t i n g a t a l o c a t i o n
I s l a n d , t h e above p r o v i s i o n s w i l l apply except as f o l l o w s :

in

a) I f an employee with a swing run i s sent for t e s t i n g upon c o m p l e t i o n


o f h i s / h e r f i r s t h a l f , h e o r s h e w i l l b e p a i d s t r a i g h t time f o r the p e r i o d needed
to c o m p l e t e t h e t e s t i n g u n t i l r e l e a s e d f r o m the c l i n i c *
This i s i n a d d i t i o n to
swing pay.
b) I f an employee i s r e q u i r e d t o report f o r t e s t i n g d u r i n g h i s / h e r t o u r
and t h e t e s t i n g process i s not completed by the end o f h i s / h e r scheduled tour.
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Che e m p l o y e e s h a l l b e p a i d
r e l e a s e d from t h e c l i n i c .

straight

time

for

the time needed a f t e r

the t o u r

until

3 . T h e s t a n d a r d s p r o v i d e d h e r e i n s h a l l be a p p l i e d t o a l l
outstanding
g r i e v a n c e s on c o m p e n s a t i o n f o r t i m e s p e n t i n c o n n e c t i o n w i t h d r u g a n d a l c o h o l
t e s t i n g , e x c e p t s u c h g r i e v a n c e s a s h a v e a l r e a d y b e e n s e t t l e d o r d e c i d e d by t h e
Impartial Arbitrator.
4. The l i m i t a t i o n s on payment s t a t e d h e r e i n s h a l l not a p p l y t o 19-A o r
o t h e r p h y s i c a l e x a m i n a t i o n s o f w h i c h d r u g a n d a l c o h o l t e s t i n g i s o n l y one p a r t
of t h e e x a m i n a t i o n .
The c o n t r a c t u a l payments s p e c i f i e d i n s e c t i o n A through G
above f o r such e x a m i n a t i o n s s h a l l c o n t i n u e to a p p l y .
I.
A pilot project
s h a l l be e s t a b l i s h e d i n
p e r f o r m a n c e o f 1 9 - A e x a m i n a t i o n s on S t a t e n I s l a n d .

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1998

to

provide

for

the

ARTICLE

SECTION
A,

3.1

I I I -

DEPARTMENTAL WORKING C O N D I T I O N S

TRANSPORTATION

Definitions

1) A " r e g u l a r o p e r a t o r " i s a n o p e r a t o r who h a s p i c k e d a " r e g u l a r r u n " o r


a "regular t r i c k " to which he/she i s r e g u l a r l y assigned,
i r r e s p e c t i v e of
the
number o f d a y s i n t h e week f o r w h i c h s u c h r u n o r t r i c k i s s c h e d u l e d .
2) An " e x t r a o p e r a t o r " i s a n o p e r a t o r w h o , b e c a u s e o f h i s / h e r p r e f e r e n c e
s t a t u s , h a s b e e n u n a b l e t o p i c k and i s not r e g u l a r l y a s s i g n e d t o any r e g u l a r r u n
o r r e g u l a r t r i c k o f h i s / h e r own a n d i s a s s i g n e d o n l y t o s u c h w o r k a s m a y b e
available.
3) A " r e g u l a r o p e r a t o r w o r k i n g a s a n e x t r a " i s a r e g u l a r o p e r a t o r w h o , o n
a d a y when h e / s h e i s n o t a s s i g n e d i n a d v a n c e t o a r e g u l a r r u n o r r e g u l a r t r i c k ,
r e p o r t s , p u r s u a n t t o o r d e r s , f o r s u c h w o r k a s many b e a v a i l a b l e f o r h i m / h e r o n
that day.
4)

A "regular

run" is

5) A " r e g u l a r
than s i x hours

trick"
work.

is

scheduled run which

requires

more t h a n

six

hours

work.

more

6) A n " e x t r a r u n " i s
scheduled or not, r e q u i r e s

scheduled

trick

or

yard

a run which i s unscheduled, or


no m o r e t h a n s i x h o u r s w o r k .

7 ) An " e x t r a t r i c k " i s a d r i l l t r i c k o r y a r d t r i c k ,
or a d r i l l t r i c k or y a r d t r i c k which whether s c h e d u l e d or
than s i x hours work.
8) A " s t r a i g h t r u n " o r a
S e c t i o n 3.1 F . below.
9) A " s w i n g r u n "
S e c t i o n 3.1 F . below.
B.

Hours of

or

"straight

"swing

trick

run which,

shall

be

requires

whether

which i s unscheduled,
n o t , r e q u i r e s no more

t r i c k " s h a l l be d e f i n e d

trick"

which

defined

as

as

set

set

forth

forth

in

in

Work

1) T h e b a s i c w o r k d a y f o r o p e r a t o r s
s h a l l be e i g h t
(8) h o u r s a n d a l l
o p e r a t o r s who a r e o r d e r e d t o a n d do r e p o r t f o r d u t y o n a n y d a y a s o r d e r e d , s h a l l
be e n t i t l e d t o a t l e a s t e i g h t (8) h o u r s p a y f o r t h e d a y , p r o v i d e d , i n t h e c a s e
of regular operators,
t h e y r e p o r t on t i m e a n d w o r k t h e f u l l
runs or
tricks
assigned
to them, and p r o v i d e d ,
i n the case of e x t r a operators
or
regular
o p e r a t o r s w o r k i n g as e x t r a s , t h e y r e p o r t on time and h o l d t h e m s e l v e s
available
f o r a n d p e r f o r m a l l s u c h w o r k a s may b e a s s i g n e d t o t h e m .
A l l o p e r a t o r s w i l l be
r e q u i r e d t o r e p o r t f o r d u t y a t l e a s t f i v e (5) d a y s i n e a c h p a y r o l l w e e k .
2) A t l e a s t t w o (2) d a y s r e s t , w i t h o u t p a y , i n a c a l e n d a r o r p a y r o l l w e e k
s h a l l be a l l o w e d t o e a c h o p e r a t o r , e x c e p t when s e r v i c e r e q u i r e m e n t s , s h o r t a g e o f
operators or other emergencies prevent i t .
3} A n y r e g u l a r o p e r a t o r who r e p o r t s f o r h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y a s s i g n e d r u n o r
t r i c k a n d who, t h r o u g h n o f a u l t o f h i s / h e r own, i s n o t u s e d s h a l l r e c e i v e h i s / h e r
r e g u l a r d a y ' s pay/
provided he/she holds h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f a v a i l a b l e
for
and
p e r f o r m s a n y o t h e r w o r k w h i c h h e / s h e may b e o r d e r e d t o p e r f o r m .
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4 ) When a r e g u l a r o p e r a t o r h a s p i c k e d a r e g u l a r r u n a n d a f t e r
reportinq
t h e r e f o r , t h r o u g h no f a u l t o f h i s / h e r o w n , i s a s s i g n e d t o a n o t h e r r u n i n s t e a d
h e / s h e s h a l l be p a i d a t l e a s t
t h e t i m e h i s / h e r o r i g i n a l r u n c a l l e d f o r by
schedule.
I f t h e t i m e w o r k e d on s u c h o t h e r r u n i s more t h a n t h e t i m e s c h e d u l e d
f o r h i s / h e r r e g u l a r a s s i g n e d r u n , o r i f , on s u c h o t h e r r u n , h e / s h e c l e a r s a f t e r
h i s / h e r r e g u l a r c l e a r i n g t i m e , h e / s h e s h a l l , i n e i t h e r c a s e , be a l l o w e d t i m e and
o n e - h a l f for the e x c e s s t i m e .
5) The w o r k i n g t i m e o f a l l r e g u l a r r u n s , s w i n g r u n s , a n d r e g u l a r t r i c k s
s h a l l be f i x e d by s c h e d u l e .
T h e s e s c h e d u l e s f o r a s t r a i g h t r u n o r s w i n g r u n (but
not a s t r a i g h t t r i c k o r a swing t r i c k ) s h a l l a l l o w as p a r t o f s u c h r e g u l a r or
s w i n g r u n s a r e p o r t i n g / p r e - t r i p I n s p e c t i o n / c l e a r i n g a l l o w a n c e o f a t o t a l o f 12
m i n u t e s f o r s t r a i g h t r u n s , w i t h e i g h t (8) a l l o c a t e d f o r r e p o r t i n g and p r e - t r i p
I n s p e c t i o n s and f o u r (4) m i n u t e s f o r c l e a r i n g .
A t o t a l o f 20 m i n u t e s s h a l l b e
allocated
for
swing runs
with
ten
(10)
minutes
for
report
and
pre-trip
I n s p e c t i o n s , and t e n (10) minutes for c l e a r i n g .
The aforementioned a l l o c a t i o n s
s h a l l be i n c l u d e d a s w o r k i n g t i m e f o r t h e s e r u n s .
The a l l o w a n c e d e s p i t e
its
p l a c e m e n t on t h e s c h e d u l e , i n c l u d e s p a y m e n t f o r a l l p r e - t r i p I n s p e c t i o n r e q u i r e d
by a p p l i c a b l e l a w and r e g u l a t i o n s a n d / o r A u t h o r i t y R u l e s f o r b o t h s t r a i g h t and
swing runs.
6) E x c e p t i n a c a s e c o v e r e d
r e p o r t s f o r d u t y l a t e may l o s e p a r t
p a i d only for time worked.

by
or

paragraph
(7) b e l o w ,
a n e m p l o y e e who
a l l o f h i s / h e r d a y ' s w o r k a n d s h a l l be

7 ) An o p e r a t o r
reporting late
because
of
an u n u s u a l
i n t e r r u p t i o n of
s e r v i c e on t h e New Y o r k C i t y T r a n s i t S y s t e m s h a l l s u f f e r n o l o s s o f p a y f o r t i m e
l o s t on t h a t a c c o u n t p r o v i d e d s u c h i n t e r r u p t i o n o f s e r v i c e , a s t h e c a u s e of
h i s / h e r lateness, i s e s t a b l i s h e d to the s a t i s f a c t i o n of h i s / h e r superior.
6) Bus O p e r a t o r s who, a f t e r t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f e i g h t h o u r s o r more o f work,
a r e r e q u i r e d t o r e m a i n o n t h e p r e m i s e s o f t h e New Y o r k C i t y T r a n s i t S y s t e m t o
p r e p a r e r e p o r t s o f u n u s u a l o c c u r r e n c e s o r a c c i d e n t s , s h a l l b e a l l o w e d o n e (1)
h o u r ' s pay a t t h e i r r e g u l a r r a t e , p r o v i d e d t h e y s h a l l h a v e h a d no
reasonable
opportunity to prepare the reports during time for which they are o r d i n a r i l y
paid.
However, t h e b o o s t t i m e a t t h e e n d o f t h e r u n s h a l l be s u b t r a c t e d from t h e
one h o u r .
9) The A u t h o r i t y s h a l l make e v e r y r e a s o n a b l e e f f o r t t o i n s u r e t h a t h o u r l y
r a t e d employees a r e p a i d on t i m e and i t f u r t h e r a g r e e s t o i n v e s t i g a t e
any
s p e c i f i c complaint s u b m i t t e d by the Union c o n c e r n i n g t h e m a t t e r of l a t e
or
improper paychecks for t h e purpose of e s t a b l i s h i n g c o r r e c t i v e p r o c e d u r e s .

during

10) T h e d e p a r t m e n t w i l l d e t e r m i n e w h i c h e m p l o y e e s
absences c l a i m e d t o be c a u s e d by i l l n e s s .
C.

shall

be

investigated

Overtime

S u b j e c t t o t h e p r o v i s i o n s of p a r a g r a p h (F) below, t i m e worked i n e x c e s s of


e i g h t (8) h o u r s i n a n y d a i l y t o u r o f d u t y s h a l l c o n s t i t u t e o v e r t i m e a n d b e p a i d
for at the r a t e o f time and one-half.
T r a v e l t i m e a l l o w e d u n d e r p a r a g r a p h s (H)
and ( I ) below s h a l l be t r e a t e d as t i m e worked, but swing or l u n c h p e r i o d s , even
though p a i d f o r a s a p a r t o f a r u n o r t r i c k , w i l l n o t c o n s t i t u t e t i m e worked and
s h a l l not be c o n s i d e r e d i n c o m p u t i n g o v e r t i m e .
Bus o p e r a t o r s r e q u i r e d t o w o r k a c o m p l e t e s e c o n d t o u r o f d u t y s h a l l
p a i d f o r s u c h c o m p l e t e s e c o n d t o u r o f d u t y a minimum o f t w e l v e (12) h o u r s pay
time and o n e - h a l f f o r s u c h e x c e s s work, w h i c h e v e r i s
greater.

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be
or

D.

Lunch

Period.

1) o p e r a t o r s on s t r a i g h t r u n s o r t r i c k s r e q u i r i n g s i x (6)
o r more h o u r s o f
work w i l l be a l l o w e d t h i r t y (30) m i n u t e s l u n c h p e r i o d w i t h o u t d e d u c t i o n o f pay
as n e a r l y a s p r a c t i c a b l e b e t w e e n t h e t h i r d and s i x t h hour o f work; and t h e
s c h e d u l e f o r e a c h s u c h s t r a i g h t r u n o r t r i c k s h a l l i n c l u d e s u c h l u n c h p e r i o d as
part of the working time of the run o r t r i c k .
I f f o r a n y r e a s o n a n o p e r a t o r on
a s t r a i g h t r u n o r t r i c k i s p r e v e n t e d t h r o u g h no f a u l t o f h i s / h e r own f r o m h a v i n g
at l e a s t t w e n t y (20) m i n u t e s f o r l u n c h w i t h i n t h e p e r i o d s p e c i f i e d t h e r e f o r i n
h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e h e / s h e w i l l be a l l o w e d o n e - h a l f h o u r e x t r a pay a t h i s / h e r
r e g u l a r h o u r l y r a t e a n d w i l l b e g r a n t e d a minimum o f t w e n t y (20) m i n u t e s a s s o o n
as p r a c t i c a l i n o r d e r to have an e a t i n g p e r i o d , p r o v i d e d the l o s s of l u n c h time
i s proved t o t h e s a t i s f a c t i o n o f t h e s u p e r v i s o r y employee i n charge of t h e depot.
The A u t h o r i t y a g r e e s t o r e t u r n t o t h e m e t h o d o f s c h e d u l i n g l u n c h e s u s e d p r i o r t o
the F a l l of
1995.
It is
understood that
t h i s means t h a t l u n c h e s w i l l
be
s c h e d u l e d a s n e a r l y a s p r a c t i c a b l e t o commence a f t e r t h e o p e r a t o r h a s c o m p l e t e d
t h r e e h o u r s o f work and t o end b e f o r e t h e t i m e w h i c h i s s i x hours from t h e s t a r t
of the r u n ,
2 ) On s w i n g r u n s o r t r i c k s no l u n c h p e r i o d w i t h p a y w i l l b e a l l o w e d u n l e s s
t h e o p e r a t o r i s a s s i g n e d t o work more t h a n s i x (6) c o n s e c u t i v e h o u r s b e f o r e o r
after the swing.
E.
1)

Runs
Up t o

55% o f

r u n s may b e

swing runs

and t h e r e m a i n d e r s h a l l be

straight

runs.
2) A l l o p e r a t o r s w i l l b e p a i d f o r o n e - h a l f o f t h e i r b r e a k o r s w i n g p e r i o d
on a r u n w i t h a m i n i m u m o f t h i r t y ( 3 0 ) m i n u t e s p a y , w h i c h s h a l l c o n s t i t u t e t h e i r
lunch period, except as provided for i n S e c t i o n F . 2 , below.
3)
may h a v e

Up t o 55% o f a l l r e g u l a r r u n s ( s t r a i g h t
a s p r e a d o f g r e a t e r t h a n 10 h o u r s .

runs

and swing

runs

combined)

4) I f a r e g u l a r s w i n g r u n i s n o t c o m p l e t e d w i t h i n a s p r e a d o f e l e v e n ( 1 1 )
h o u r s , t i m e and o n e - h a l f w i l l be a l l o w e d f o r a l l t i m e i n e x c e s s o f s a i d e l e v e n
( 1 1 ) h o u r s w h i c h may b e n e e d e d t o p e r m i t t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f t h e r u n .
5 ) T h e 55% l i m i t a t i o n s s e t f o r t h i n p a r a g r a p h s I a n d 3 , a b o v e , s h a l l o n l y
a p p l y t o 2991 r u n s i n t h e S t a t e n I s l a n d D i v i s i o n .
A n y r u n s added a b o v e t h e 2991
e x i s t i n g runs t o the S t a t e n I s l a n d D i v i s i o n s h a l l have no swing or spread r u l e
limitations.
M a n a g e m e n t h a s t h e r i g h t t o s c h e d u l e u p t o 100% o f t h e a d d i t i o n a l
w o r k a s s w i n g r u n s w i t h s p r e a d s g r e a t e r t h a n 10 h o u r s .
6)
swing at
F.

T h e number o f s w i n g r u n s w h e r e t h e b u s o p e r a t o r i s r e l e a s e d f o r h i s / h e r
a p o i n t o u t s i d e S t a t e n I s l a n d w i l l b e c a p p e d a t 410 r u n s p e r w e e k .
Straight

and Swing Runs:

D e f i n i t i o n s a n d Payments

1) A " s t r a i g h t r u n " o r a " s t r a i g h t t r i c k " i s a r u n o r t r i c k w h i c h h a s n o


b r e a k o f a s m u c h a s a n h o u r , a n d a n o p e r a t o r who w o r k s s u c h a r u n o r t r i c k
will
be p a i d f o r t h e t i m e f r o m t h e b e g i n n i n g t o t h e e n d o f t h e r u n o r t r i c k .
2) A " s w i n g r u n " o r a " s w i n g t r i c k " i s a r u n o r t r i c k w h i c h h a s a b r e a k o r
swing p e r i o d o f an h o u r or more.
A n o p e r a t o r who w o r k s s u c h a r u n o r t r i c k w i l l
be r e l e a s e d f r o m d u t y f o r t h e b r e a k o r s w i n g p e r i o d a n d w i l l b e p a i d t h e g r e a t e r
o f one h o u r p a y o r o n e h a l f o f t h e s w i n g .

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3) A
such time
overtime.
3, S e c t i o n

l l b r e a k s o f l e s s t h a n o n e h o u r w i l l be p a i d a s s t r a i g h t t i m e , however
will
n o t be t r e a t e d a s t i m e w o r k e d f o r t h e p u r p o s e s o f
computing
A l l b r e a k s o f o v e r one h o u r w i l l b e p a i d i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h A r t i c l e
3.1 f ( 2 ) .

4) L a t e n e s s :
When a n o p e r a t o r i s l a t e t h r o u g h n o f a u l t o f h i s / h e r own and
i s u n a b l e t o commence h i s / h e r b r e a k o r c o m p l e t e h i s / h e r r u n a s s c h e d u l e d on
e i t h e r type of r u n , the operator w i l l
receive:
a.
no a d d i t i o n a l
straight
time
for
the
additional
vehicle
time
i n c u r r e d u n l e s s t h e l a t e n e s s e x t e n d s i n t o a p e r i o d f o r w h i c h no p a y i s
p r o v i d e d on t h e s c h e d u l e ,
i n w h i c h c a s e t h e o p e r a t o r w i l l be p a i d
a d d i t i o n a l s t r a i g h t time f o r each minute of a d d i t i o n a l v e h i c l e time;
b.
no o v e r t i m e p r e m i u m f o r t h e a d d i t i o n a l v e h i c l e t i m e
to the e x t e n t to which t h e a d d i t i o n a l v e h i c l e time and
t i m e e x c e e d e i g h t {8) h o u r s i n w h i c h c a s e t h e o p e r a t o r
h a l f - t i m e premium f o r e a c h a d d i t i o n a l minute of a c t u a l
e i g h t (8) h o u r s .
In accordance with the
c o n s i s t e n t with the following

a.

above,
payments
examples:

under

this

i n c u r r e d except
s c h e d u l e d work
will receive a
work t i m e o v e r

Agreement

shall

Schedule
Report
8:00

Off
12:00

On
12:50

Clear
4:50

12:10

12:50

4:50

Actual
8:00

As s h o w n , a n o p e r a t o r
with a
scheduled fifty
(50) m i n u t e
break
r e t u r n s from t h e f i r s t r u n t e n (10) m i n u t e s l a t e .
Assuming the l a t e n e s s
is
t h r o u g h no f a u l t o f t h e o p e r a t o r , payment s h a l l i n c l u d e an a d d i t i o n a l f i v e
(5) m i n u t e s w h i c h r e p r e s e n t s a n a d d i t i o n a l o n e - h a l f p a y f o r t h e a d d i t i o n a l
v e h i c l e time i n excess of eight
(8) h o u r s ,
which payment s a t i s f i e s
the
overtime p r o v i s i o n .
I n t h i s e x a m p l e , t h e t o t a l c o m p e n s a t i o n s h a l l be e i g h t
(8) h o u r s a n d f i f t y - f i v e
(55) m i n u t e s .
b.

Schedule
Report
8:00

Off
12:00

On
12:50

Clear
4:50

12:25

12:50

4:50

Actual
8:00

A p p l y i n g t h e same p r i n c i p l e a s
i n example
(a)
above,
the
only
a d d i t i o n a l p a y m e n t t o t h e o p e r a t o r who c o m m e n c e s h i s / h e r b r e a k t w e n t y - f i v e
( 2 5 ) m i n u t e s l a t e r t h a n s c h e d u l e d t h r o u g h n o f a u l t o f h i s / h e r own i s a n
a d d i t i o n a l o n e - h a l f payment f o r t h e a d d i t i o n a l t w e n t y - f i v e (25) m i n u t e s i n
e x c e s s o f e i g h t (8) h o u r s , w h i c h w o u l d r e q u i r e payment o f t h i r t e e n (13)
minutes.
A c c o r d i n g l y , t o t a l c o m p e n s a t i o n f o r t h e o p e r a t o r i n t h i s example
i s n i n e (91 h o u r s a n d t h r e e ( 3 ) m i n u t e s .

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be

c.

Schedule
Report
8:00

Off
12:00

On
12:50

Clear
4:50

12:35

12:50

4:50

Actual
8:00

A s s u m i n g t h e l a t e n e s s o c c u r s t h r o u g h no f a u l t o f t h e o p e r a t o r ,
the
o n l y a d d i t i o n a l payment t o t h e o p e r a t o r i n t h i s example i s t h e a d d i t i o n a l
o n e - h a l f t i m e i n e x c e s s o f e i g h t (8) h o u r s w h i c h i s e i g h t e e n ( 1 8 ) m i n u t e s ,
a n d t h i r t y ( 3 0 ) m i n u t e s m e a l p e n a l t y p a y m e n t s i n c e t h e a c t u a l b r e a k was
l e s s t h a n t w e n t y (20) m i n u t e s .
A c c o r d i n g l y , the operator i n t h i s example
s h o u l d be p a i d n i n e (9) h o u r s and t h i r t y - e i g h t (38) m i n u t e s .
d.

Schedule
Report
6:Q0

Off
10:00

On
2:00

Clear
6:00

11:00

2:00

6:00

Actual
6:00

As shown, a n o p e r a t o r w i t h a s c h e d u l e d swing p e r i o d o f f o u r
(4)
h o u r s r e t u r n s f r o m t h e f i r s t r u n one (1) h o u r l a t e .
Assuming the l a t e n e s s
i s t h r o u g h no f a u l t o f t h e o p e r a t o r , t h e o p e r a t o r i s e n t i t l e d to t e n and
one-half
(10 1/2)
hours pay for the tour, c o n s i s t i n g o f eight
(8) h o u r s
p a y f o r t h e s c h e d u l e d v e h i c l e t i m e , two (2) h o u r s p a y f o r t h e f i r s t h a l f
o f t h e s c h e d u l e d s w i n g , a n d a n a d d i t i o n a l h a l f p a y (30 m i n u t e s ) f o r one
(1) h o u r o f a d d i t i o n a l v e h i c l e t i m e i n e x c e s s o f e i g h t ( 8 ) h o u r s .
G.

Pay f o r

Extra

Operators

and R e g u l a r O p e r a t o r s

Working

as

Extras

E x t r a o p e r a t o r s a n d r e g u l a r o p e r a t o r s w o r k i n g a s e x t r a s , when r e p o r t i n g
f o r d u t y p u r s u a n t t o o r d e r s , w i l l b e p a i d f o r a l l t i m e d u r i n g w h i c h t h e y may b e
h e l d a t t h e d e p o t p r i o r t o t h e t i m e s c h e d u l e d f o r t h e commencement o f a n y r u n o r
t r i c k t o w h i c h t h e y may b e a s s i g n e d .
I f s e n t f r o m t h e i r home d e p o t t o a f o r e i g n
d e p o t t o w o r k a r u n e m a n a t i n g from t h a t d e p o t e m p l o y e e s w i l l b e p a i d f o r a l l t i m e
d u r i n g w h i c h t h e y a r e h e l d a t t h e i r home d e p o t b e f o r e t h e y a r e s e n t t o s u c h
foreign depot.
The time d u r i n g which they a r e h e l d s h a l l be c o n s i d e r e d as a c t u a l
working time and i n c l u d e d i n the computation of overtime and s p r e a d t i m e .
H.

tine

Instructor Qualifications/Instruction Allowance/Breaking In

An O p e r a t o r s h a l l q u a l i f y f o r c o n s i d e r a t i o n a s a L i n e I n s t r u c t o r i f h e / s h e
meets t h e f o l l o w i n g c r i t e r i a ;
( a ) a minimum o f t h r e e y e a r s o f p a s s e n g e r s e r v i c e
experience;
(b) no more t h a n one p r e v e n t a b l e a c c i d e n t i n t h e p a s t t w e l v e (12)
months; (c) no s u s p e n s i o n f o r o p e r a t i n g v i o l a t i o n s i n c l u d i n g p a s s e n g e r c o m p l a i n t s
i n the l a s t t w e l v e (12) months.
An o p e r a t o r m e e t i n g t h e above c r i t e r i a w i l l be j o i n t l y s e l e c t e d by the
U n i o n a n d Management on t h e b a s i s o f h i s / h e r s e n i o r i t y t o p a r t i c i p a t e i n a " T r a i n
the T r a i n e r " program and be c e r t i f i e d b i - a n n u a l l y to i n s t r u c t .
An O p e r a t o r q u a l i f i e d a n d c e r t i f i e d i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h s u b s e c t i o n
(1)
a b o v e s h a l l b e p a i d a n e x t r a t i m e a l l o w a n c e o f t w o (2)
hours at h i s / h e r regular
rate o f pay f o r each day or p o r t i o n t h e r e o f during which he/she has
student
O p e r a t o r s under i n s t r u c t i o n s , except i n c a s e s where o t h e r o p e r a t o r s a r e a s s i g n e d
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to t h e m f o r one ( 1 ) r o u n d t r i p t o a c q u a i n t t h e m s e l v e s w i t h t h e l i n e or w i t h
s p e c i a l equipment used t h e r e o n .
When more t h a n one ( 1 ) r o u n d t r i p i s i n v o l v e d
t h e n t h e r e g u l a r i n s t r u c t i o n a l l o w a n c e o f two (2) h o u r s a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e
of pay s h a l l be p a i d .
O p e r a t o r s p i c k i n g r o u t e s w h i c h t h e y h a v e not p r e v i o u s l y d r i v e n w i l l be
a l l o w e d t o t a k e one ( 1 ) r o u n d t r i p on t h e p i c k e d r o u t e a t t i m e and o n e - h a l f .
O p e r a t o r s p i c k i n g t h e e x t r a b o a r d o r v a c a t i o n r e l i e f w i l l be a l l o w e d t o t a k e one
(1) r o u n d t r i p o n a l l d e p o t r o u t e s w h i c h t h e y h a v e n o t p r e v i o u s l y d r i v e n a t t i m e
and o n e - h a l f .
O p e r a t o r s w i l l n o t b e p r o v i d e d w i t h l i n e t r a i n i n g on r o u t e s w h i c h
t h e y have p r e v i o u s l y d r i v e n u n l e s s the l i n e has undergone m a j o r r e v i s i o n s .
I.

T r a v e l i n g A l l o w a n c e s When S e n t

to

Foreign

Depot

I f a n o p e r a t o r i s o r d e r e d i n c a s e o f e m e r g e n c y t o go f r o m h i s / h e r home
d e p o t t o a f o r e i g n d e p o t t o w o r k a r u n e m a n a t i n g f r o m s u c h f o r e i g n d e p o t , he/she
w i l l b e a l l o w e d a n d p a i d f o r t h e t i m e r e q u i r e d t o t r a v e l f r o m h i s / h e r home d e p o t
t o t h e f o r e i g n depot and r e t u r n .
S u c h t r a v e l i n g a l l o w a n c e w i l l b e made, h o w e v e r ,
o n l y when t h e o p e r a t o r a c t u a l l y t r a v e l s b a c k a n d f o r t h b e t w e e n t h e two d e p o t s .
An o p e r a t o r who i s n o t i f i e d i n a d v a n c e t o r e p o r t f r o m h i s / h e r r e s i d e n c e t o t h e
f o r e i g n d e p o t i n s t e a d o f r e p o r t i n g t o h i s / h e r home d e p o t ,
w i l l be a l l o w e d
t r a v e l i n g time o n l y to the e x t e n t t h a t the time r e q u i r e d for him/her to t r a v e l
f r o m h i s / h e r r e s i d e n c e t o t h e f o r e i g n d e p o t may e x c e e d t h e t i m e r e q u i r e d f o r
h i m / h e r t o t r a v e l f r o m h i s / h e r r e s i d e n c e t o h i s / h e r home d e p o t .
L i k e w i s e , an
o p e r a t o r who c l e a r s a t t h e f o r e i g n d e p o t a n d d o e s n o t r e t u r n t o h i s / h e r home
depot w i l l be a l l o w e d t r a v e l i n g time o n l y t o t h e e x t e n t t h a t t h e time r e q u i r e d
t o t r a v e l f r o m t h e f o r e i g n d e p o t t o h i s / h e r r e s i d e n c e may e x c e e d t h e
time
r e q u i r e d t o t r a v e l f r o m h i s / h e r home d e p o t t o h i s / h e r r e s i d e n c e .
The
f o r e i g n depot s h a l l be r e s p o n s i b l e
f o r t h e c o r r e c t c o m p u t a t i o n of
t r a v e l i n g a l l o w a n c e s , b a s i n g t h e same on s c h e d u l e d r u n n i n g t i m e .
U n l e s s the
o p e r a t o r i s d e l a y e d t h r o u g h no f a u l t o f h i s / h e r own, h i s / h e r t r a v e l i n g a l l o w a n c e
m u s t not b e i n e x c e s s o f s c h e d u l e d r u n n i n g t i m e .

for

Time a l l o w e d f o r t r a v e l i n g under the p r o v i s i o n s o f t h i s p a r a g r a p h s h a l l ,


t h e p u r p o s e o f c o m p u t i n g o v e r t i m e , be t r e a t e d a s a c t u a l t i m e w o r k e d .

I f an operator,
s e n t t o a f o r e i g n d e p o t , i s t h e r e a s s i g n e d to a r e g u l a r
run,
and i f , a f t e r h e / s h e l e a v e s t h e d e p o t , on such r u n , t h e r u n i s l a t e r p a t c h e d
o f f b e c a u s e o f w e a t h e r o r o t h e r c o n d i t i o n s , h e / s h e s h a l l b e p a i d a minimum e q u a l
to h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f pay f o r the t r a v e l i n g time a l l o w e d to him/her under
t h i s p a r a g r a p h p l u s t h e f u l l t i m e a l l o w e d f o r t h e r u n on t h e s c h e d u l e .
T o be
e n t i t l e d t o t h i s minimum, h o w e v e r , t h e o p e r a t o r must r e m a i n a t t h e depot a n d be
a v a i l a b l e for s e r v i c e at a l l times w i t h i n the period of time scheduled for the
run;
o t h e r w i s e h e / s h e w i l l be p a i d o n l y f o r the a c t u a l time on duty.
J,

Relief

Points

Away From Depot

When a n o p e r a t o r
is
r e q u i r e d t o t r a v e l f r o m h i s / h e r home d e p o t t o a
d i s t a n t point i n order to s t a r t the f i r s t t r i p of h i s / h e r run, or i s required,
a f t e r c o m p l e t i n g t h e l a s t t r i p o f h i s / h e r r u n a t a p o i n t d i s t a n t from h i s / h e r
home d e p o t , t o r e t u r n t o s u c h d e p o t i n o r d e r t o c l e a r , h e / s h e s h a l l be a l l o w e d
t r a v e l i n g time b a s e d on t h e s c h e d u l e d r u n n i n g time between t h e r e s p e c t i v e p o i n t s
and
s h a l l be p a i d f o r one s c h e d u l e d headway i n a d d i t i o n t o t h e s a i d s c h e d u l e d
r u n n i n g t i m e , a n d , i f t h e r u n i s a r e g u l a r r u n , s u c h t r a v e l i n g t i m e s h a l l be
included i n the time scheduled for the run.
When, h o w e v e r , a n o p e r a t o r
is
r e l i e v e d f o r a s w i n g a t a p o i n t d i s t a n t from h i s / h e r depot and, a f t e r the swing,
c o n t i n u e s h i s / h e r r u n from t h e same p o i n t a t which h e / s h e was r e l i e v e d , h e / s h e
w i l l be a l l o w e d no t i m e f o r t r a v e l i n g t o o r from t h e d e p o t i n t h e i n t e r v a l .
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EC.

as

P i c k s of

Runs and

Tricks

1) A D i v i s i o n p i c k of b u s r u n s w i l l b e h e l d f o r b u s o p e r a t o r s o n c e
c l o s e l y a s p r a c t i c a b l e t o t h e commencement of t h e c a l e n d a r y e a r .

yearly

2) D e p o t p i c k s o f r u n s o r t r i c k s w i l l b e h e l d f o r b u s o p e r a t o r s
twice
y e a r l y , a s soon a s p r a c t i c a b l e a f t e r J a n u a r y 1 s t and j u s t p r i o r to t h e e f f e c t i v e
d a t e s o f t h e summer s c h e d u l e s .
A d d i t i o n a l d e p o t p i c k s may b e h e l d when l i n e s a r e
d i s c o n t i n u e d , new l i n e s o p e n e d o r l i n e s t r a n s f e r r e d f r o m o n e d e p o t t o a n o t h e r o r
when, i n t h e o p i n i o n of t h e S e n i o r V i c e P r e s i d e n t o f S u r f a c e T r a n s i t , a change
o f s c h e d u l e w a r r a n t s a new d e p o t p i c k ,
3) A p i c k o f r u n s o n a p a r t i c u l a r b u s l i n e w i l l b e h e l d w h e n e v e r t h e
r e g u l a r s c h e d u l e f o r t h a t l i n e i s c h a n g e d o r when r u n s a r e a d d e d t o o r e l i m i n a t e d
from t h e s c h e d u l e ,
p r o v i d e d the change i n the s c h e d u l e o r t h e a d d i t i o n
or
e l i m i n a t i o n o f r u n s i s t o be e f f e c t i v e f o r more t h a n one w e e k .
A line pick will
be h e l d a l s o whenever t e n p e r c e n t
(10%) o f t h e r e g u l a r r u n s o n s u c h l i n e a r e
o p e n , p r o v i d e d s u c h t e n p e r c e n t (10%) a m o u n t s t o a t l e a s t t w o r u n s .
4) When a l i n e p i c k i s t o b e h e l d b e c a u s e o f a c h a n g e i n s c h e d u l e o r t h e
a d d i t i o n o r e l i m i n a t i o n o f r u n s , s e l e c t i o n o f r u n s on t h e new s c h e d u l e w i l l , when
p r a c t i c a b l e , b e s t a r t e d b e f o r e t h e new s c h e d u l e i s p l a c e d i n o p e r a t i o n , b u t i n
a n y c a s e t h e s e l e c t i o n o f r u n s w i l l b e s t a r t e d w i t h i n 48 h o u r s a f t e r t h e new
schedule i s placed i n operation.
I n m a k i n g a s s i g n m e n t s t o r u n s o n a new s c h e d u l e
which i s put i n t o operation before a p i c k i s h e l d , d i s p a t c h e r s
shall
assign
o p e r a t o r s h o l d i n g e a r l y r u n s on t h e o l d s c h e d u l e t o e a r l y r u n s on t h e new, a n d
o p e r a t o r s h o l d i n g l a t e r u n s on t h e o l d s c h e d u l e t o l a t e r u n s on t h e new.
When
e a r l y r u n s a r e n o t a v a i l a b l e f o r a l l o f t h e o p e r a t o r s who h a d e a r l y r u n s o n t h e
o l d s c h e d u l e , t h e n t h o s e who c a n n o t b e g i v e n e a r l y r u n s o n t h e new s c h e d u l e s h a l l
be a s s i g n e d to t h e e x t r a l i s t .
Runs f i n i s h i n g b e f o r e 9 P . M . s h a l l be c o n s i d e r e d
a s e a r l y r u n s and r u n s f i n i s h i n g a t 9 P.M. o r l a t e r s h a l l be c o n s i d e r e d as
late
runs.
5) When a n y p i c k i s c o m m e n c e d i t s h a l l c o n t i n u e w i t h a s l i t t l e d e l a y a s
p o s s i b l e u n t i l i t i s completed.
I n depot p i c k s , a t l e a s t t w e n t y (20)
operators,
commencing w i t h t h o s e h a v i n g t h e h i g h e s t p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s , s h a l l be
assigned
e a c h d a y t o make t h e i r s e l e c t i o n s o f r u n s o r t r i c k s .
6) When a n o p e r a t o r e x p e c t s t o be a b s e n t a t a t i m e when h e / s h e i s
assigned
t o make h i s / h e r s e l e c t i o n o f r u n s o r t r i c k s h e / s h e may l e a v e w i t h h i s / h e r
s u p e r i o r i n w r i t i n g a l i s t of h i s / h e r c h o i c e of runs or t r i c k s , and i n such c a s e
h e / s h e w i l l be a s s i g n e d t o t h e r u n o r t r i c k h i g h e s t on s u c h l i s t which i s not
p i c k e d by an o p e r a t o r h a v i n g a h i g h e r p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s t h a n h i s / h e r , or h e / s h e
may a u t h o r i z e a r e p r e s e n t a t i v e t o p i c k f o r h i m / h e r , i n w h i c h e v e n t h e / s h e w i l l
be a s s i g n e d to t h e run o r t r i c k s e l e c t e d by such r e p r e s e n t a t i v e .
I f i t be f o u n d
t h a t h e / s h e c a n n o t p i c k a n y o f t h e r u n s o r t r i c k s on t h e l i s t l e f t b y h i m / h e r
w i t h h i s / h e r s u p e r i o r , o r i f h e / s h e s h a l l have f a i l e d t o l e a v e any s u c h l i s t w i t h
h i s / h e r s u p e r i o r and s h a l l have f a i l e d t o have an a u t h o r i z e d
representative
p r e s e n t to p i c k for him/her, then, i n h i s / h e r absence, h i s / h e r s u p e r i o r s h a l l
s e l e c t and a s s i g n him/her t o the e a r l i e s t f i n i s h i n g run which h i s / h e r preference
s t a t u s would e n t i t l e him/her to s e l e c t .
7) The p i c k s h e r e i n p r o v i d e d
for
shall include a l l
regular
runs
on
weekday, S a t u r d a y and Sunday s c h e d u l e s of the r e s p e c t i v e l i n e s .
Such schedules
s h a l l be i n c l u d e d i n a l l p i c k s .
T h e p r o p e r s u p e r v i s o r s s h a l l d e t e r m i n e how many
o f s u c h r e l i e f r u n s c h e d u l e s s h a l l c a l l f o r f i v e (5) d a y s w o r k , a n d o p e r a t o r s i n
c h o o s i n g t h e s e r e l i e f r u n s c h e d u l e s s h a l l have the r i g h t , a c c o r d i n g to t h e i r
p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s , t o s e l e c t one o f t h e s c h e d u l e s c a l l i n g f o r f i v e (5) d a y s work
p e r week t o t h e e x t e n t t h a t t h e y , r e s p e c t i v e l y , a r e a v a i l a b l e f o r p i c k i n g .

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8) When a new l i n e i s opened, a l l runs on t h e new l i n e s h a l l be put up f o r


a depot p i c k and such p i c k s h a l l s t a r t not l a t e r t h a n 48 hours a f t e r t h e
commencement o f o p e r a t i o n o f t h e new l i n e .
9) When a l i n e i s d i s c o n t i n u e d , o p e r a t o r s l o s i n g r u n s a s a r e s u l t t h e r e o f
s h a l l be p l a c e d on t h e e x t r a l i s t and arrangements made f o r a depot p i c k w h i c h
s h a l l commence not l a t e r than 48 h o u r s from t h e d a t e o f d i s c o n t i n u a n c e o f t h e
line.
10)When
a
line
is
to be
transferred
from
one
depot
to
another,
a r r a n g e m e n t s s h a l l b e made f o r a d e p o t p i c k a t t h e d e p o t w h i c h i s t o l o s e t h e
l i n e , p r i o r t o t h e d a t e o f t h e t r a n s f e r , s o t h a t o p e r a t o r s h o l d i n g r u n s on t h e
l i n e t o b e t r a n s f e r r e d may c h o o s e w h e t h e r t o b e t r a n s f e r r e d w i t h t h e l i n e t o t h e
o t h e r depot o r t o remain a t t h e i r o l d depot.
At the depot to which the l i n e i s
t r a n s f e r r e d a depot p i c k , not o n l y of runs on t h e t r a n s f e r r e d l i n e , but o f a l l
o t h e r r u n s a t t h a t d e p o t s h a l l b e h e l d , t h e p i c k i n g t o commence n o t l a t e r t h a n
one week from t h e d a t e o f t h e t r a n s f e r o f t h e l i n e a n d a l l o p e r a t o r s a t
the
depot, i n c l u d i n g those t r a n s f e r r e d thereto along w i t h the t r a n s f e r r e d l i n e , s h a l l
b e a l l o w e d t o p a r t i c i p a t e i n t h e p i c k i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e i r s t a n d i n g on t h e
combined system p r e f e r e n c e l i s t .
11}Operators
will
n o t be a l l o w e d t o p e r m a n e n t l y exchange
runs
after
s c h e d u l e s a r e p i c k e d u n l e s s the exchange i s approved by the V i c e P r e s i d e n t .
Temporary exchange of r u n s , however, for a t o t a l of not e x c e e d i n g f o u r t e e n days
b e t w e e n p i c k s , may b e a r r a n g e d w i t h t h e a p p r o v a l o f t h e d e s i g n a t e d e m p l o y e e i n
charge of the depot1 2 ) When t h e
unsatisfactory
to
returned to t h e i r
order.
Operators
y a r d work s h a l l be
left
open.

w o r k o f o p e r a t o r s who h a v e p i c k e d d r i l l o r y a r d t r i c k s
is
the bus maintenance department,
such operators
shall
be
r e s p e c t i v e d e p o t s a n d p l a c e d on t h e e x t r a l i s t i n s e n i o r i t y
at the head of the e x t r a l i s t of o p e r a t o r s d e s i r i n g d r i l l or
offered the opportunity to t a k e the d r i l l or y a r d t r i c k s thus

1 3 ) When a S a t u r d a y o r S u n d a y s c h e d u l e i s o p e r a t e d o n a h o l i d a y w h i c h f a l l s
on a w e e k d a y , o p e r a t o r s who h a v e p i c k e d r u n s o n a S a t u r d a y o r S u n d a y s c h e d u l e ,
d e p e n d i n g upon w h i c h s c h e d u l e i s o p e r a t e d , s h a l l work on s u c h h o l i d a y t h e r u n s
p i c k e d b y t h e m on s u c h s c h e d u l e , p r o v i d e d i t i s n o t t h e i r r e g u l a r d a y
off.
Regular operators
h o l d i n g r e g u l a r w e e k d a y r u n s who d e s i r e t o b e o f f o n s u c h
h o l i d a y s h a l l make r e q u e s t t o be e x c u s e d a n d t h o s e d e s i r i n g t o work s h a l l be
a s s i g n e d t o work, t o t h e e x t e n t t h a t work i s a v a i l a b l e , a s n e a r l y as
possible
w i t h i n the hours of t h e i r r e g u l a r d a y ' s work.
1 4 ) Mew s c h e d u l e s w i l l
commencement o f a p i c k .

to

be

posted

at

15) E m p l o y e e s a b s e n t 3 0 c o n s e c u t i v e
p i c k w i l l n o t be a l l o w e d t o p i c k .
L.

P i c k s of

least

five

c a l e n d a r days

(5)

days

prior

to

o r more i m m e d i a t e l y

the

prior

Vacations

1)
Once a y e a r , before t h e e f f e c t i v e d a t e o f s y s t e m p i c k , t h e operators
at
e a c h depot s h a l l p i c k the times for t h e i r r e s p e c t i v e v a c a t i o n s d u r i n g the n e x t
vacation year.
P r e f e r e n c e i n s u c h p i c k s s h a l l depend upon t h e
respective
preference s t a t u s of the operators at the depot,
determined as set f o r t h i n
subsection M below.

an

2)
T h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l i n c r e a s e t h e q u o t a s o f e m p l o y e e s on v a c a t i o n
e q u a l n u m b e r o f e m p l o y e e s o f f o n e a c h w e e k o f t h e y e a r t o 10% a b o v e
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from
that

number d u r i n g t h e w e e k s i n c l u d i n g May 1 t o S e p t e m b e r
C h r i s t m a s , New Y e a r s a n d T h a n k s g i v i n g a n d E a s t e r .
M.

Preference

Status

of

30;

and

the

weeks

of

Operators.

1) I n a l l p i c k s o f v a c a t i o n s , r u n s a n d t o u r s o f d u t y p e r m a n e n t l y a p p o i n t e d
o p e r a t o r s s h a l l have p r e f e r e n c e o v e r p r o v i s i o n a l s a n d p r o v i s i o n a l s s h a l l not p i c k
u n t i l a l l p e r m a n e n t o p e r a t o r s h a v e made t h e i r s e l e c t i o n s .
Preferences in picks
i n any Depot s h a l l depend upon l e n g t h o f s e r v i c e a s o p e r a t o r i n t h a t D i v i s i o n ,
except t h a t operators
p e r m a n e n t l y a p p o i n t e d p r i o r t o November 2 5 ,
1949,
or
permanently a p p o i n t e d a f t e r t h a t d a t e from t h e 1948 C i v i l S e r v i c e e l i g i b l e l i s t
f o r B u s O p e r a t o r , s h a l l p i c k i n t h e same o r d e r , a s among t h e m s e l v e s , i n w h i c h
t h e y p i c k e d p r i o r t o November 2 5 , 1 9 4 9 .
Any o p e r a t o r p e r m a n e n t l y a p p o i n t e d from
a C i v i l S e r v i c e e l i g i b l e l i s t promulgated subsequent to the promulgation of the
1948 B u s O p e r a t o r l i s t s h a l l , f o r t h e p u r p o s e o f d e t e r m i n i n g h i s / h e r p r e f e r e n c e
i n p i c k s among p e r m a n e n t o p e r a t o r s ,
r e c e i v e no c r e d i t f o r p r o v i s i o n a l s e r v i c e
rendered p r i o r to h i s / h e r permanent appointment u n l e s s i t i s p r o v i s i o n a l s e r v i c e
i n the D i v i s i o n to which h e / s h e i s permanently a p p o i n t e d which c o n t i n u e d without
i n t e r r u p t i o n r i g h t up t o t h e t i m e of h i s / h e r permanent appointment and even f o r
such s e r v i c e h e / s h e s h a l l not r e c e i v e c r e d i t which w i l l g i v e h i m / h e r p r e f e r e n c e
i n p i c k s o v e r any o p e r a t o r who, on November 2 5 , 1 9 4 9 , was a p e r m a n e n t o p e r a t o r
o r who was a p p o i n t e d f r o m a C i v i l S e r v i c e e l i g i b l e l i s t p r o m u l g a t e d f o r t h e t i t l e
of
Bus O p e r a t o r p r i o r t o t h e p r o m u l g a t i o n o f
the
list
from w h i c h h e / s h e ,
h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f , was a p p o i n t e d .
2 ) When t w o ( 2 ) o r m o r e o p e r a t o r s
a r e h e r e a f t e r a p p o i n t e d t o t h e same
D e p o t f r o m t h e same C i v i l S e r v i c e e l i g i b l e l i s t o n t h e same d a t e a n d no o n e o f
them i s
e n t i t l e d to c r e d i t
for
provisional service
i n determining his/her
p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s f o r p i c k s , t h e i r s t a n d i n g on t h e p r e f e r e n c e l i s t s h a l l be i n
t h e same o r d e r a s t h e i r c e r t i f i c a t i o n b y t h e C i v i l S e r v i c e C o m m i s s i o n o r C i t y
Personnel D i r e c t o r for appointment.
.3)
Any o p e r a t o r a s s i g n e d o r t r a n s f e r r e d from one depot to a n o t h e r s h a l l
r e t a i n h i s / h e r s t a n d i n g on t h e c o m b i n e d s y s t e m p r e f e r e n c e l i s t f o r t h e p u r p o s e
o f t h e n e x t p i c k a t s u c h d e p o t , b u t i n t h e meantime w i l l be c a r r i e d on t h e e x t r a
l i s t a t s u c h depot u n t i l an open r u n i s
available.
N.

for

Reporting

Regulations

1) A n o p e r a t o r h o l d i n g o r a s s i g n e d i n a d v a n c e t o a r e g u l a r r u n m u s t
work n o t l a t e r t h a n t h e r e p o r t i n g t i m e s p e c i f i e d i n t h e s c h e d u l e .

report

2) O p e r a t o r s
on
extra
list,
including
extra
operators
and
regular
operators
working as extras,
must r e p o r t not l a t e r t h a n t h e time
specified
o p p o s i t e t h e i r names o n t h e e x t r a l i s t .

later

3) O p e r a t o r s o n s w i n g s m u s t r e p o r t f o r t h e s e c o n d p a r t s
t h a n t h e t i m e s p e c i f i e d t h e r e f o r on t h e s c h e d u l e s .

of

t h e i r runs

not

4 ) O p e r a t o r s who f a i l t o r e p o r t o n t i m e s h a l l g o t o t h e f o o t o f t h e e x t r a
list,
A.M. or P.M., whichever they were a s s i g n e d
to.
I f t h e r e i s no w o r k
a v a i l a b l e f o r them a n d t h e y a r e n o t h e l d more t h a n one h o u r , t h e y s h a l l r e c e i v e
no compensation o r a l l o w a n c e f o r r e p o r t i n g .
I f h e l d more t h a n an hour they s h a l l
be p a i d o n l y f o r t h e t i m e t h e y a r e h e l d .
5) T h e f o r e g o i n g p a r a g r a p h s h a l l n o t b e a p p l i c a b l e w h e n a n o p e r a t o r
is
l a t e b e c a u s e o f a n u n u s u a l i n t e r r u p t i o n o f s e r v i c e o n t h e New Y o r k c i t y T r a n s i t
S y s t e m a n d e s t a b l i s h e s -such f a c t t o t h e s a t i s f a c t i o n o f h i s / h e r s u p e r i o r .
In
s u c h c a s e , i f h e / s h e b e a r e g u l a r o p e r a t o r a n d h i s / h e r own r u n s h a l l h a v e b e e n
sent out b e f o r e h i s / h e r a r r i v a l a t t h e d e p o t , h e / s h e s h a l l be a s s i g n e d to such
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o t h e r r u n o r t r i c k a s may b e a v a i l a b l e a n d s h a l l b e a l l o w e d a t l e a s t h i s / h e r
r e g u l a r r a t e o f p a y f o r t h e t i m e s c h e d u l e d f o r h i s / h e r own. r e g u l a r r u n p r o v i d e d
h e / s h e h o l d s h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f a v a i l a b l e f o r a n d p e r f o r m s ' s u c h w o r k a s may be
a s s i g n e d to h i m / h e r w i t h i n the p e r i o d s c h e d u l e d for h i s / h e r r e g u l a r run.
if
h e / s h e be a n e x t r a o p e r a t o r o r a r e g u l a r o p e r a t o r w o r k i n g a s a n e x t r a ,
he/she
s h a l l not l o s e h i s / h e r p l a c e on t h e e x t r a l i s t a n d s h a l l be t r e a t e d i n a l l
r e s p e c t s a s t h o u g h h e / s h e h a d r e p o r t e d on t i m e .
6] When b y s u d d e n c h a n g e i n s c h e d u l e , n o t i c e o f w h i c h i s n o t p o s t e d a t t h e
d e p o t b y 12 o ' c l o c k n o o n o n t h e d a y b e f o r e t h e c h a n g e i s e f f e c t i v e ,
a regular
o p e r a t o r whose r e p o r t i n g t i m e i s a d v a n c e d by s u c h change i n s c h e d u l e w i t h o u t
n o t i c e t o h i m / h e r , a n d who f o r t h i s r e a s o n r e p o r t s l a t e f o r h i s / h e r r u n , w i l l be
t r e a t e d i n t h e same m a n n e r a s p r o v i d e d f o r i n s u b s e c t i o n 5 ) .
This also applies
i f t h e f i r s t n o t i c e o f change i n s c h e d u l e s h a l l have b e e n p o s t e d o n l y t h e day
b e f o r e t h e c h a n g e b e c o m e s e f f e c t i v e a n d t h e o p e r a t o r s h a l l h a v e b e e n a b s e n t from
d u t y o n t h a t d a y , u n l e s s h i s / h e r a b s e n c e w a s w i t h o u t l e a v e o r u n l e s s h e / s h e was
p e r s o n a l l y n o t i f i e d o f t h e change i n s c h e d u l e .
0.

Extra

Lists

1) An e x t r a l i s t w i l l b e p o s t e d d a i l y a t e a c h d e p o t .
On t h i s l i s t t h e
names o f e x t r a o p e r a t o r s a s s i g n e d t o t h e p a r t i c u l a r d e p o t s h a l l be a r r a n g e d i n
the order of t h e i r p i c k preference
status.
2) R e g u l a r o p e r a t o r s a s s i g n e d t o w o r k a s e x t r a s o n a p a r t i c u l a r d a y , b u t
n o t o p e r a t o r s who r e p o r t v o l u n t a r i l y w i t h o u t h a v i n g b e e n o r d e r e d t o d o s o , s h a l l
be a s s i g n e d t o work f r o m t h e e x t r a l i s t on t h a t day i n advance o f a l l e x t r a
operators.
3) An e x t r a o p e r a t o r o r a r e g u l a r o p e r a t o r who i s a s s i g n e d a d a y o r more
i n a d v a n c e t o a r e g u l a r r u n w h i c h i s n o t h i s / h e r own, w i l l b e c o n s i d e r e d a s a
r e g u l a r o p e r a t o r f o r t h e d a y o f s u c h r u n a n d w i l l b e a l l o w e d t i m e f o r t h e r u n on
t h e same b a s i s a s t h e r e g u l a r o p e r a t o r who h e l d t h e r u n w o u l d h a v e b e e n a l l o w e d
it.
4) Any e x t r a o p e r a t o r w i l l b e a s s i g n e d t o o p e n r u n s o r t r i c k s a c c o r d i n g t o
p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s on a d a y t o day b a s i s .
5) A r e g u l a r r u n w h i c h h a s b e c o m e p e r m a n e n t l y o p e n s h a l l b e o p e n
for
b i d d i n g to t h e e x t r a l i s t o p e r a t o r s a c c o r d i n g t o t h e i r p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s .
I f no
one h a s i n d i c a t e d h i s / h e r p r e f e r e n c e f o r t h i s r u n , t h e n i t w i l l be a s s i g n e d t o
t h e l a s t employee on t h e
extra l i s t .
H e / s h e s h a l l h o l d t h a t r u n a n d be
considered a r e g u l a r o p e r a t o r u n t i l the next l i n e , depot or system p i c k .
P.
1)
payroll
regular

Payment

for

Work o n R e g u l a r

Day

Off.

A n e m p l o y e e who i s r e q u i r e d t o w o r k o n h i s / h e r r e g u l a r d a y o f f i n any
week w i l l be a l l o w e d t i m e a n d o n e - h a l f f o r h i s / h e r work on h i s / h e r
day o f f a n d w i l l be g i v e n a t l e a s t e i g h t (8) h o u r s w o r k .

2)
n o t w i t h s t a n d i n g any o t h e r r u l e s o r w o r k i n g c o n d i t i o n s , for a n employee
t o be e l i g i b l e f o r p a y a t t i m e a n d o n e - h a l f f o r w o r k i n g o n h i s / h e r r e g u l a r day
o f f , t h e employee must w o r k a t l e a s t t h r e e d a y s d u r i n g t h e week i n w h i c h h e / s h e
a l s o worked on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r d a y s o f f .
I f t h e e m p l o y e e was a b s e n t on t h e day
immediately p r i o r t o h i s / h e r r e g u l a r days off,
h e / s h e must produce a d o c t o r ' s
c e r t i f i c a t e i n o r d e r t o be e l i g i b l e f o r premium pay on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r day o f f .
Q.

extra

Extra

T r i p s and

"Specials"

A n o p e r a t o r who h a s a r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d r u n w i l l , i f r e q u i r e d t o make
t r i p s i n a d d i t i o n t o s u c h s c h e d u l e d r u n , be a l l o w e d t i m e and o n e - h a l f for
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t h e t i m e n e c e s s a r y t o make s u c h e x t r a t r i p s .
make a n y e x t r a t r i p , h o w e v e r , u n l e s s t h e r e i s
relieve him/her.

or
of

H e / s h e s h a l l n o t be r e q u i r e d
no r e l i e f o p e r a t o r a v a i l a b l e

to
to

For " s p e c i a l s " any o p e r a t o r , whether he/she has a r e g u l a r l y a s s i g n e d run


n o t , w i l l b e p a i d , i n c l u d i n g a n y o v e r t i m e a n d a l l o t h e r a l l o w a n c e s , a minimum
f o u r (4) h o u r s p a y a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r
rate.
R.

Split

Runs

When a n o p e r a t o r
fails
t o f i n i s h h i s / h e r run and a n o t h e r o p e r a t o r
is
a s s i g n e d to r e l i e v e h i m / h e r , each o p e r a t o r s h a l l r e c e i v e the r e p o r t i n g - c l e a r i n g
allowance provided i n Section 3.IB (5).
The o p e r a t o r s t a r t i n g t h e r u n and not
finishing
it
shall
be
paid
only
for
the
actual
time
worked,
the
r e p o r t i n g - c l e a r i n g a l l o w a n c e to be t r e a t e d as t i m e worked.
S.

Snow

Work

1) O p e r a t o r s w o r k i n g on snow e q u i p m e n t , i n c l u d i n g p l o w s , a n d s a n d o r s a l t
s p r e a d e r s , o r p e r f o r m i n g m i s c e l l a n e o u s snow work s u c h as s h o v e l i n g snow,
etc.,
s h a l l be p a i d f o r s u c h work a t t h e r a t e o f t i m e and o n e - h a l f a t t h e i r r e g u l a r
r a t e of pay f o r a l l such work, e i t h e r w i t h i n or o u t s i d e of t h e i r u s u a l working
time.
2) O p e r a t o r s h e l d i n r e s e r v e f o r snow work s h a l l be p a i d a t t h e i r r e g u l a r
h o u r l y r a t e o f pay f o r t h e time so h e l d b e f o r e being put t o work, e x c e p t
that
when a n o p e r a t o r i s s o h e l d a f t e r t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f a r e g u l a r r u n h e / s h e w i l l b e
p a i d a t one a n d o n e - h a l f t i m e s h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f pay f o r t i m e s o h e l d .
3) P r e m i u m p a y m e n t s f o r snow d u t y s h a l l b e l i m i t e d t o s i t u a t i o n s w h e r e t h e
employee a c t u a l l y p e r f o r m s s u c h d u t y o u t s i d e where t h e r e i s snow on t h e g r o u n d
a n d w h e r e s u c h w o r k w o u l d n o t be r e q u i r e d b u t f o r t h e s n o w o r i c i n g c o n d i t i o n s ,
e x c e p t t h a t u n d e r n o c i r c u m s t a n c e s s h a l l snow p a y p r e m i u m p a y m e n t s b e made f o r
w o r k i f s u c h p a y m e n t s w o u l d n o t h a v e b e e n made p r i o r t o M a r c h 3 1 , 1 9 8 5 .
T.

Annual

or

Periodic

Instructions

Any e m p l o y e e o r d e r e d t o a t t e n d s c h o o l i n g o r i n s t r u c t i o n s o u t s i d e o f ,
and
i n a d d i t i o n t o , h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d w o r k i n g h o u r s o n a n y d a y s h a l l be
a l l o w e d f o r s u c h a t t e n d a n c e time and o n e - h a l f at h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e of pay,
except t h a t when a n employee, because o f e r r o r s or d e r e l i c t i o n i n t h e performance
of h i s / h e r d u t i e s , i s r e q u i r e d by the A u t h o r i t y , i n d i s c i p l i n a r y p r o c e e d i n g s
to
r e p o r t f o r s c h o o l i n g o r i n s t r u c t i o n s , h e / s h e s h a l l r e c e i v e no a l l o w a n c e o f pay
therefor.
0.

Shifting

Qualification/Differential

E f f e c t i v e w i t h the implementation of the f i r s t pick for c a l e n d a r


year
1986,
only bus
o p e r a t o r s o r incumbent s h i f t e r s
who h a v e p a s s e d a
shifting
qualification
t e s t w i l l be a l l o w e d t o p i c k a n d / o r work s h i f t i n g t r i c k s
and
extras.
The t e s t w i l l be designed i n c o n s u l t a t i o n w i t h the Union.
A l l eligible
p e r s o n n e l d e s i r i n g t o t a k e t h e t e s t w i l l be g i v e n t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o a t t e n d a
training/qualification
session
o n a RDO o n a v o l u n t a r y b a s i s .
Personnel
a t t e n d i n g s u c h a s e s s i o n w i l l be p a i d r u n pay o n l y f o r t h e f i r s t a n d s e c o n d
session.
Any subsequent a t t e n d a n c e w i l l be without pay.
P e r s o n n e l who d o n o t
q u a l i f y w i l l n o t be a l l o w e d t o a t t e n d a n o t h e r t r a i n i n g q u a l i f i c a t i o n s e s s i o n f o r
s i x months.
P e r s o n n e l who h a v e t w o o r m o r e p r e v e n t a b l e a c c i d e n t s w h i l e s h i f t i n g
d u r i n g any t w e l v e month p e r i o d w i l l be d i s q u a l i f i e d f o r t w e l v e months.
Personnel
d i s q u a l i f i e d t w i c e w i l l not be a l l o w e d t o a t t e n d another t r a i n i n g q u a l i f i c a t i o n
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s e s s i o n for two y e a r s .
Personnel d i s q u a l i f i e d three
to attend a n o t h e r t r a i n i n g q u a l i f i c a t i o n s e s s i o n for

times w i l l
ten years.

not

be

allowed

The b a s i c p a y r a t e f o r s h i f t i n g w i l l b e t h e O p e r a t o r ' s b a s i c r a t e
plus
$ 0 . 2 5 per h o u r .
S h i f t e r s who p e r f o r m t h e d u t i e s o f R e v e n u e A t t e n d a n t s r e c e i v e
a d i f f e r e n t i a l of .50* per hour.
Incumbent s h i f t e r s and o p e r a t o r s
disqualified
f r o m p a s s e n g e r s e r v i c e w o r k i n g a s s h i f t e r s who do n o t q u a l i f y a s s h i f t e r s
will
be r e a s s i g n e d t o o t h e r d u t i e s o r r e - c l a s s i f i e d t o a n o t h e r t i t l e i n a c c o r d a n c e
w i t h a p p l i c a b l e p r o v i s i o n s of t h i s Agreement.
Such p e r s o n n e l w i l l be r e a s s i g n e d
t o o t h e r d u t i e s o r r e - c l a s s i f i e d to a n o t h e r t i t l e b e f o r e b e i n g t r a n s f e r r e d from
shifting.
N o t h i n g i n t h i s p r o v i s i o n w i l l be c o n s t r u e d t o a f f e c t e i t h e r p a r t y ' s
c o n t r a c t u a l r i g h t s w i t h r e s p e c t to s h i f t i n g
issues.
V.
The

AVA Q u o t a s
Birthday

Holiday w i l l

not

be

counted

towards

the

AVA Q u o t a .

(1) E f f e c t i v e D e c e m b e r 1 8 , 1 9 9 7 , t h e A V A / p e r s o n a l d a y q u o t a i n e a c h d e p o t
s h a l l be c a l c u l a t e d a t one p e r c e n t (1%) o f a l l t h e b u s o p e r a t o r s a s s i g n e d t o t h e
d e p o t ( r o u n d e d t o t h e n e a r e s t 100 o p e r a t o r s )
d u r i n g weekdays; and
(2)
Effective
with the
first
pick following
December
18,
1997,
the
A V A / p e r s o n a l d a y q u o t a i n e a c h d e p o t s h a l l b e c a l c u l a t e d a t o n e p e r c e n t {!%) o f
all
the bus
operators
assigned
to
the depot
(rounded to
the nearest
100
operators)
on weekend d a y s .
W.

Change

i n Regular

Bus O p e r a t o r s

Days

may c h a n g e

1) On a n y g i v e n w o r k d a y ,
t a k e u n s c h e d u l e d RDOs;

Off

their

RDOs s u b j e c t

to

no m o r e t h a n t w o b u s

the

following

operators

per

rules:

d e p o t may

2) On a n y g i v e n w o r k d a y , no m o r e t h a n two b u s o p e r a t o r s p e r d e p o t who
h a v e a s c h e d u l e d RDO may w o r k , i n c o n n e c t i o n w i t h a c h a n g e o f RDO
transaction,
unless:
(i)
another
bus
operator
takes
a paid
absence
(AVA,
P e r s o n a l Day o r S i c k V a c a t i o n Day) e x c l u s i v e o f
allotted
quotas; or
(ii)
another bus operator
c h a n g e o f RDOs; o r
(iii)
X.

Relief

management

agrees

takes

that

the

the

day o f f

employee

as

part

of

may w o r k .

Facilities

The A u t h o r i t y a g r e e s t o c o n t i n u e i t s good f a i t h e f f o r t
to p r o v i d e and
m a i n t a i n f a c i l i t i e s o n a l l b u s r o u t e s w i t h i n 12 m o n t h s o f t h e s i g n i n g o f t h e
contract.
T h e A u t h o r i t y a n d the Union a g r e e t o meet
q u a r t e r l y to
review
progress.
The
feasible,
Y.

Authority s h a l l provide t o i l e t f a c i l i t i e s
on t h o s e l i n e s which l a c k s u c h f a c i l i t i e s .
Miscellaneous

for

Bus

Operators,

where

Provisions

1) A j o i n t M a n a g e m e n t - U n i o n c o m m i t t e e
specifications
f o r d r i v e r s e a t s on b u s e s .
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shall

be

continued

to

study

the

use

2) T h e A u t h o r i t y w i l l
by Bus O p e r a t o r s m a k i n g
Z.

The
provided

Restricted

Duty

m a i n t a i n and
road c a l l s .

provide

toll-free

(800) number

for

Tricks

two P l a n t
and Equipment
(P & E ) r e s t r i c t e d
i n S t a t e n I s l a n d w i l l be e l i m i n a t e d .

duty

tricks

formerly

The S t a t e n I s l a n d D i v i s i o n w i l l c r e a t e two r e s t r i c t e d d u t y t r i c k s w h i c h
w i l l be u t i l i z e d by employees w i t h t e m p o r a r y r e s t r i c t i o n s t h a t p r e c l u d e t h e i r
performance o f t h e i r r e g u l a r d u t i e s .
T h e s e two r e s t r i c t e d d u t y p o s i t i o n s
will
be f i l l e d o n a s e n i o r i t y b a s i s
f r o m among e l i g i b l e
temporarily
restricted
employees.
S u c h assignments a r e i n t e n d e d t o be s h o r t term a s s i g n m e n t s o n l y and
may n o t be u s e d t o a v o i d t h e a p p l i c a t i o n o f t e r m i n a t i o n s p u r s u a n t t o s e c t i o n s 7 1 ,
72 a n d 7 3 o f t h e C i v i l S e r v i c e L a w .
No e m p l o y e e s h a l l b e p e r m i t t e d t o r e m a i n i n
such an assignment i n e x c e s s of t e n weeks absent agreement of t h e p a r t i e s ,
and
no e m p l o y e e who h a s b e e n o u t o f s e r v i c e due t o d i s a b i l i t y i n e x c e s s o f t e n w e e k s
s h a l l be e l i g i b l e f o r s u c h a s s i g n m e n t a b s e n t a g r e e m e n t o f t h e p a r t i e s .
After
t a k i n g such an assignment, the employee s h a l l not be e l i g i b l e f o r another such
assignment u n t i l h e / s h e s h a l l f i r s t have been r e s t o r e d to f u l l
duty.
AA.

A r t i c u l a t e d Bus

Differential

The b a s i c p a y r a t e f o r t h e o p e r a t i o n
o p e r a t o r ' s b a s i c r a t e p l u s SO.25 per hour.
operators s h i f t i n g these buses.
BB.

Single

Day

o f a n a r t i c u l a t e d b u s w i l l be t h e
T h i s p r o v i s i o n s h a l l not apply to

Vacations

E m p l o y e e s who w a n t e i t h e r t o t a k e a w e e k o f t h e i r a n n u a l v a c a t i o n i n
s i n g l e d a y s o r t o c a s h i n a s i n g l e week o f t h e i r v a c a t i o n a l l o w a n c e w i l l be g i v e n
t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o d o s o p r o v i d e d t h a t t h e y c o m m i t t o do s o a p p r o x i m a t e l y
six
weeks b e f o r e t h e g e n e r a l p i c k .
E m p l o y e e s who c h o o s e t o c a s h i n a s i n g l e week
s h a l l have t h e c h o i c e o f r e c e i v i n g t h e payment c o n c u r r e n t w i t h t h e i r f i r s t week
of p i c k e d v a c a t i o n , or a t any subsequent t i m e .
R e g u l a r o p e r a t o r s who c h o o s e t o
c a s h out s i n g l e day v a c a t i o n days s h a l l be p a i d a t t h e r a t e o f r u n p a y .
Extra
l i s t o p e r a t o r s s h a l l be p a i d d i v i s i o n pay f o r s u c h c a s h e d out s i n g l e d a y v a c a t i o n
days.
E m p l o y e e s who c h o o s e t o t a k e a w e e k i n s i n g l e d a y s who a r e u n a b l e t o t a k e
a l l f i v e days as o f t h e end of t h e v a c a t i o n y e a r w i l l be p a i d i n c a s h for a l l
unused d a y s .
C a s h s u m s p a i d t o e m p l o y e e s , who c h o o s e t o c a s h i n a s i n g l e w e e k
of v a c a t i o n o r u n u s e d s i n g l e v a c a t i o n d a y s , w i l l n o t be c o n s i d e r e d p e n s i o n a b l e
income.
Under e i t h e r o p t i o n , employees w i l l n o t c h o o s e a week d u r i n g t h e a n n u a l
vacation p i c k i n which to take unused s i n g l e days.
The t o t a l number o f d e s i g n a t e d v a c a t i o n d a y s w i l l b e d i s t r i b u t e d e v e n l y
throughout t h e y e a r on days t h a t v a c a t i o n days would be a l l o w e d , any remaining
d a y s w i l l b e d i s t r i b u t e d d u r i n g t h e summer p i c k p e r i o d a n d t o w a r d t h e e n d o f t h e
year.
The b a s i c q u o t a s h a l l t h e n be a d j u s t e d b y s u b t r a c t i n g o n e s l o t from e a c h
weekend ( s / s ) where t h e q u o t a i s more t h a n one a n d a d d i n g one s l o t t o a n y two
week d a y s i n t h e s a m e w e e k .
A d d i t i o n a l s l o t s may b e a d d e d t o t h e summer p i c k p e r i o d .
T h e t o t a l number
o f a d d i t i o n a l s l o t s a d d e d i n t h e summer p i c k s h a l l b e s u b t r a c t e d
from s l o t s
distributed i n the remainder of the year.
A n y s u c h a d j u s t m e n t f o r t h e summer
p i c k s must b e b y t h e y e a r .
Any s u c h a d j u s t m e n t f o r t h e summer p i c k m u s t be b y
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mutual agreement between the depot G e n e r a l S u p e r i n t e n d e n t and the depot


R e p r e s e n t a t i v e a n d m u s t be c o m p l e t e d when t h e summer p i c k i s f i n a l i z e d .

Union

A n y o p e r a t o r who h a s n o t u s e d a l l o f h i s / h e r d e s i g n a t e d d a y s o r h a s n o t
e l e c t e d t o t a k e t h e d a y s b e f o r e t h e l a s t day a l l o w e d s h a l l be p a i d f o r a l l unused
v a c a t i o n d a y s o n t h e s e c o n d p a y p e r i o d i n December a n amount e q u a l t o 8 h o u r s p a y
i n s t e a d o f h i s / h e r " r u n " p a y o r " d i v i s i o n " p a y , w h i c h e v e r w o u l d o t h e r w i s e be
applicable.
Driller

CC.

Training

W i t h i n f o u r months f o l l o w i n g December 18, 1997, t h e A u t h o r i t y w i l l t r a i n


four b a r g a i n i n g u n i t bus o p e r a t o r s through i t s t r a i n the t r a i n e r program.
The
U n i o n s h a l l r e c o m m e n d t h e i n d i v i d u a l s who s h a l l u n d e r g o s a i d t r a i n i n g .
The
A u t h o r i t y ' s T r a i n i n g C e n t e r r e s e r v e s t h e r i g h t to approve t h e s e recommendations
and c e r t i f y t h a t the i n d i v i d u a l s have p a s s e d the c o u r s e .
Upon c e r t i f i c a t i o n o f
o n e o r more o f t h e s e i n d i v i d u a l s , t h e y s h a l l b e e l i g i b l e t o t r a i n d r i l l e r s i n t h e
Staten Island Division.
T h e r e a f t e r , whenever the A u t h o r i t y ' s T r a i n i n g C e n t e r has
n o t b e e n a b l e t o meet a r e q u e s t b y t h e D i v i s i o n f o r a t r a i n e r t o t r a i n d r i l l e r s
on S t a t e n I s l a n d w i t h i n a r e a s o n a b l e t i m e , n o t t o e x c e e d t h r e e w e e k s , o n e o r more
of t h e c e r t i f i e d b a r g a i n i n g u n i t d r i l l e r s s h a l l be d e s i g n a t e d to conduct the
training.
DD.

Holiday Eves

No b u s o p e r a t o r s h a l l h a v e h i s p a y r e d u c e d b e l o w h i s r e g u l a r r u n p a y o n
C h r i s t m a s E v e a n d New Y e a r ' s E v e .
I n t h e e v e n t t h a t t h e A u t h o r i t y m o v e s up t h e
c l e a r i n g time f o r e x p r e s s bus t r i p s , t h e A u t h o r i t y w i l l c o n s u l t w i t h the Union
on t h e e q u i t a b l e d i s t r i b u t i o n o f
reassignments.

SECTION
A.

3.2

Hours

and

MAINTENANCE
Days o f

Work

1) T h e w o r k i n g t i m e f o r r e g u l a r l y a s s i g n e d e m p l o y e e s s h a l l b e s c h e d u l e d
and p r e s c r i b e d by t h e i r s u p e r i o r s s u b j e c t to a p p r o v a l by t h e A u t h o r i t y , but t h e
r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d hours o f work f o r any employee s h a l l not e x c e e d f o r t y
(40)
h o u r s p e r w e e k , o r e i g h t (8) h o u r s i n a n y one d a y .
2) A t l e a s t two (2) d a y s r e s t , w i t h o u t p a y ,
shall
be a l l o w e d t o e a c h employee,
except
in
requirements prevent i t .

hours

i n a c a l e n d a r o r p a y r o l l week
emergencies
o r when
service

3) T h e r e g u l a r w o r k i n g t i m e f o r a l l employees s c h e d u l e d t o w o r k f o r t y
p e r week, s h a l l be e i g h t (8) h o u r s p e r day, f i v e (5) d a y s p e r week.

4)
starting

T h e r e may b e one o r more s h i f t s e m p l o y e d a t a n y s h o p


t i m e o f a n y s h i f t w i l l depend on s e r v i c e r e q u i r e m e n t s .

or

barn.

(40)

The

5) A n y e m p l o y e e who i s r e q u i r e d t o a n d d o e s - r e p o r t f o r h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y
s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y a n d w h o , t h r o u g h no f a u l t o f h i s / h e r o w n , i s n o t u s e d ,
w i l l be a l l o w e d pay f o r the f u l l time o f h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y f o r t h a t
day.
6) An e m p l o y e e r e p o r t i n g
late
because
of
an unusual
interruption
of
s e r v i c e o n t h e New Y o r k C i t y T r a n s i t S y s t e m , s h a l l s u f f e r no l o s s o f p a y f o r t i m e
l o s t on a c c o u n t o f s u c h l a t e n e s s , p r o v i d e d s u c h i n t e r r u p t i o n a s t h e cause o f
h i s / h e r lateness i s established to the s a t i s f a c t i o n of h i s / h e r superior.
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for
for

7} E x c e p t i n a c a s e c o v e r e d b y p a r a g r a p h 6) a b o v e , a n e m p l o y e e who r e p o r t s
d u t y l a t e may l o s e p a r t o r a l l o f h i s / h e r d a y ' s w o r k a n d s h a l l be p a i d o n l y
time worked.

8! I f a n e m p l o y e e ' s s c h e d u l e o f w o r k i n g h o u r s i s c h a n g e d o n l e s s t h a n a
w e e k ' s n o t i c e , h e / s h e s h a l l be p a i d a t t h e r a t e o f t i m e a n d o n e - h a l f f o r t i m e
w o r k e d on t h e c h a n g e d t o u r o f d u t y t h a t may f o l l o w w i t h i n s e v e n (7) c a l e n d a r d a y s
a f t e r n o t i c e was g i v e n .
B.

Overtime

1) A n y e m p l o y e e r e q u i r e d t o w o r k i n e x c e s s o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d
w o r k i n g h o u r s on any d a y , w h e t h e r t h e e x c e s s work be b e f o r e t h e b e g i n n i n g or
a f t e r t h e end o f t h e e m p l o y e e ' s r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y , w i l l be a l l o w e d
for such e x c e s s s e r v i c e o r o v e r t i m e , time and o n e - h a l f a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e
of p a y .
2) E m p l o y e e s
scheduled tours of

s h a l l n o t be
duty to absorb

r e q u i r e d to
overtime.

suspend

work

during

regularly

3) R e q u i r e d o v e r t i m e w o r k w i l l
be s p r e a d
fairly
among t h e
employees
q u a l i f i e d f o r t h e work t o be done. O v e r t i m e work a s s i g n m e n t s s h a l l comply w i t h
S e c t i o n 1.11 o f t h i s A g r e e m e n t .
C.

Lunch

Period

E m p l o y e e s who a r e n o t r e q u i r e d t o e a t l u n c h o n t h e j o b w i l l b e a l l o w e d
t h i r t y (30) m i n u t e s l u n c h p e r i o d w i t h i n t h e i r w o r k i n g h o u r s a n d w i t h o u t d e d u c t i o n
of p a y on e v e r y day when t h e i r a c t u a l w o r k i n g t i m e e x c e e d s s i x h o u r s .
Any
e m p l o y e e o n a s t r a i g h t t r i c k o r t o u r o f d u t y who i s p r e v e n t e d , t h r o u g h no f a u l t
of h i s / h e r own, from h a v i n g a t l e a s t t w e n t y (20) m i n u t e s f o r l u n c h w i t h i n t h e
p e r i o d s p e c i f i e d t h e r e f o r i n h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e , w i l l be a l l o w e d o n e - h a l f h o u r ' s
e x t r a pay a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r h o u r l y r a t e p r o v i d e d t h e l o s s o f t i m e i s proved to
the s a t i s f a c t i o n of the Superintendent.
D.

C o l d W e a t h e r Work

If
an employee,
after
b e i n g r e l e a s e d upon t h e
completion of
his/her
r e g u l a r t o u r o f d u t y a n d b e f o r e t h e commencement o f h i s / h e r n e x t r e g u l a r t o u r o f
duty, but not on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r d a y o f f ,
i s r e q u i r e d to report back for cold
w e a t h e r work, n o t i n c l u d i n g snow, s l e e t o r s t o r m d u t y , h e / s h e w i l l be a l l o w e d
time and o n e - h a l f f o r a l l s u c h work, p r o v i d e d however, t h a t i f h e / s h e i s ordered
t o a n d d o e s r e p o r t f o r s u c h w o r k f i v e ( 5 ) h o u r s o r m o r e b e f o r e t h e commencement
o f h i s / h e r n e x t r e g u l a r t o u r o f d u t y h e / s h e s h a l l r e c e i v e a minimum o r e i g h t (8)
hours pay a t h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e , and i f he/she i s o r d e r e d to and does report
f o r s u c h work l e s s t h a n f i v e (5) h o u r s b e f o r e t h e commencement o f h i s / h e r n e x t
regular tour of duty he/she w i l l
be h e l d u n t i l
such regular
tour of
duty
commences.
I f h e l d o v e r f o r c o l d w e a t h e r work a f t e r t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f a r e g u l a r
t o u r o f d u t y , h e / s h e w i l l b e a l l o w e d t i m e a n d o n e - h a l f f o r s u c h c o l d w e a t h e r work
but no more.

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Special

Snow Work A l l o w a n c e

An e m p l o y e e w i l l b e p a i d t i m e a n d o n e - h a l f w h e n a s s i g n e d t o w o r k a t o r
around the outside
of
a garage shoveling
snow,
spreading
salt,
p l o w i n g by
m e c h a n i c a l means, and l o a d i n g or u n l o a d i n g s a l t and f o r p u t t i n g c h a i n s and/or
p l o w s on e q u i p m e n t o u t s i d e when s n o w i s o n t h e g r o u n d .
A l l e m p l o y e e s who a r e r e q u i r e d
regularly assigned duties w i l l receive
such work.

t o w o r k on s n o w w o r k i n s t e a d o f
their
p a y a t t h e r a t e o f t i m e and o n e - h a l f f o r

Such premium payments f o r snow d u t y s h a l l be l i m i t e d to s i t u a t i o n s where


t h e e m p l o y e e a c t u a l l y p e r f o r m s s u c h d u t y o u t s i d e w h e r e t h e r e i s snow on t h e
g r o u n d a n d w h e r e s u c h w o r k w o u l d n o t b e r e q u i r e d b u t f o r t h e snow o r i c i n g
c o n d i t i o n s , e x c e p t t h a t u n d e r no c i r c u m s t a n c e s s h a l l s n o w p a y p r e m i u m p a y m e n t s
be made f o r w o r k i f s u c h p a y m e n t s w o u l d n o t h a v e b e e n made p r i o r t o M a r c h 31,

1965.

F.

Payment

for

Work o n S c h e d u l e d

Day O f f

An e m p l o y e e who i s
r e q u i r e d to work on a day w h i c h i s scheduled
for
h i m / h e r a s a d a y o f f , o t h e r t h a n one o f t h e h o l i d a y s a l l o w e d w i t h p a y , s h a l l be
a l l o w e d time and o n e - h a l f f o r a l l work on s u c h day, b u t s h a l l be p a i d f o r h i s / h e r
work on s u c h d a y a minimum o f one a n d o n e - h a l f t i m e s h i s / h e r r e g u l a r f u l l
day's
pay.
N o t w i t h s t a n d i n g any o t h e r r u l e s o r w o r k i n g c o n d i t i o n s , f o r an employee t o
be e l i g i b l e f o r p a y a t t i m e a n d o n e - h a l f f o r w o r k i n g o n h i s / h e r r e g u l a r d a y o f f ,
the employee must work a t l e a s t t h r e e d a y s d u r i n g t h e week i n w h i c h h e / s h e a l s o
w o r k e d on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r d a y s o f f .
I f t h e e m p l o y e e was a b s e n t on t h e d a y
immediately p r i o r to h i s / h e r r e g u l a r days off,
h e / s h e must produce a
doctor's
c e r t i f i c a t e i n o r d e r t o be e l i g i b l e f o r premium pay on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r day o f f .
An e m p l o y e e ' s d a y o f f ,
i f i t comes b e t w e e n t w o s c h e d u l e d t o u r s o f d u t y
w h i c h a r e t h i r t y - t w o (32) h o u r s o r more a p a r t ,
w i l l commence e i g h t
(8) h o u r s
a f t e r the time scheduled for the completion of h i s / h e r l a s t previous tour of duty
and w i l l c o n t i n u e f o r t w e n t y - f o u r
(24) c o n s e c u t i v e h o u r s .
I n the c a s e of an
employee h a v i n g two (2) c o n s e c u t i v e d a y s o f f w i t h i n a p e r i o d o f f i f t y - s i x
(56)
h o u r s o r more b e t w e e n two s c h e d u l e d t o u r s o f d u t y , t h e b e g i n n i n g o f t h e f i r s t day
o f f w i l l be e i g h t
(8) h o u r s a f t e r
the time scheduled for the completion of
h i s / h e r l a s t p r e v i o u s t o u r o f d u t y a n d t h e e n d o f t h e s e c o n d d a y o f f w i l l be
forty-eight
(48) hours a f t e r t h e b e g i n n i n g o f t h e f i r s t day
off.
G,

Picks

The e x t e n t and method o f p i c k i n g j o b s w i t h i n a c l a s s i f i c a t i o n


i n the
department w i l l ,
i f possible,
be m u t u a l l y a r r i v e d a t between t h e head o f the
department and t h e e x c l u s i v e Onion g r i e v a n c e r e p r e s e n t a t i v e of the employees i n
the group a f f e c t e d .
I n t h e e v e n t o f d i s a g r e e m e n t , t h e d e c i s i o n s h a l l b e made b y
the V i c e President.
S u c h d e c i s i o n may b e made s u b j e c t t o t h e g r i e v a n c e p r o c e d u r e
where i t
is
claimed that
the d e c i s i o n
imperils
the
health or
safety
or
unreasonably disregards
the normal s e n i o r i t y r i g h t s o f any employee.
It
is
u n d e r s t o o d t h a t a n y e m p l o y e e who b i d s a j o b b y s e n i o r i t y m u s t b e q u a l i f i e d
for
t h e j o b , and i n a d d i t i o n must be a b l e t o meet n o r m a l p r o d u c t i o n i n a r e a s o n a b l e
l e n g t h o f t i m e , n o r m a l l y a p e r i o d o f t e n (10)
days.
E m p l o y e e s i n e a c h c l a s s o f w o r k i n e a c h o f t h e s e p a r a t e u n i t s s h a l l be
e n t i t l e d t o p r e f e r e n c e s " , a s among t h e m s e l v e s ,
i n v a c a t i o n p i c k s and any other
p i c k s w h i c h may b e p e r m i t t e d i n s u c h u n i t , i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e i r p r e f e r e n c e
status.
Only employees a s s i g n e d t o t h e p a r t i c u l a r u n i t i n which the p i c k i s h e l d
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shall partake therein.


F o r t h e p u r p o s e o f t h i s s u b s e c t i o n , e a c h bus d i v i s i o n
s h a l l b e c o n s i d e r e d as a s e p a r a t e u n i t f o r each c l a s s o f w o r k c o n d u c t e d t h e r e i n ,
and r e g u l a t i o n s
g o v e r n i n g e a c h p i c k s h a l l be a g r e e d t o p r i o r t o t h e p i c k b y
management a n d t h e r e c o g n i z e d l a b o r
organization.
The
foregoing
employees
in respect
qualifications:

provisions
for
determining
the
preference
status
of
of p i c k s a r e
subject
to the f o l l o w i n g e x c e p t i o n s
and

1) T i m e w o r k e d a s a p r o v i s i o n a l w i l l n o t b e c o u n t e d i n d e t e r m i n i n g
l e n g t h of s e r v i c e i n a p a r t i c u l a r p o s i t i o n u n l e s s the p r o v i s i o n a l
a p p o i n t e e s h a l l r e c e i v e a p e r m a n e n t a p p o i n t m e n t t o s u c h p o s i t i o n from
an e l i g i b l e
list
for
the
D i v i s i o n i n which
he/she
served as a
p r o v i s i o n a l i m m e d i a t e l y upon t h e t e r m i n a t i o n o f h i s / h e r s t a t u s as a
p r o v i s i o n a l and w i t h o u t i n t e r r u p t i o n of c o n t i n u o u s s e r v i c e i n the
p o s i t i o n , and even t h e n h i s / h e r p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s s h a l l be below that
o f any employee a p p o i n t e d t o t h e p o s i t i o n from any e l i g i b l e
list
w h i c h was p r o m u l g a t e d by t h e C i t y C i v i l S e r v i c e C o m m i s s i o n or C i t y
P e r s o n n e l D i r e c t o r p r i o r t o t h e p r o m u l g a t i o n o f t h e l i s t from w h i c h
h e / s h e , h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f , was a p p o i n t e d .
2 ) A n y e m p l o y e e who s h a l l h a v e t a k e n a n e x a m i n a t i o n f o r p r o m o t i o n t o
a h i g h e r p o s i t i o n i n t h e D i v i s i o n t o w h i c h h e / s h e i s a s s i g n e d a n d who
i s subsequently appointed to such higher position i n that D i v i s i o n
from t h e promotion e l i g i b l e l i s t c e r t i f i e d by t h e C i t y C i v i l S e r v i c e
Commission
or
City
Personnel
Director
as
the
result
of
said
e x a m i n a t i o n , s h a l l h a v e p r e f e r e n c e i n p i c k s o v e r any employee i n s u c h
h i g h e r p o s i t i o n who m a y h a v e b e e n t r a n s f e r r e d t o t h a t D i v i s i o n f r o m
another D i v i s i o n subsequent to such examination, provided the l a t t e r
was n o t h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f e m p l o y e d a t t h e t i m e o f u n i f i c a t i o n i n t h e
D i v i s i o n w h e r e t h e e x a m i n a t i o n was h e l d .
3) E m p l o y e e s a b s e n t t h i r t y
immediately prior to a pick
H.

Night

(30)
will

c o n s e c u t i v e c a l e n d a r days
n o t be a l l o w e d t o p i c k .

or

more

Duty

In making assignments
t o n i g h t duty except where such assignments
are
r o t a t e d , t h o s e t o be a s s i g n e d w i l l be t h e employees i n t h e p a r t i c u l a r u n i t where
n i g h t d u t y i s r e q u i r e d w h o h a v e t h e l o w e s t p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s and a r e f a m i l i a r
w i t h and q u a l i f i e d f o r t h e work w h i c h i s t o be done a t n i g h t .
An e m p l o y e e on a
fixed day s h i f t who, b y d i r e c t i o n of h i s / h e r superior, i s temporarily required
t o change h i s / h e r
shift
on a s p e c i a l assignment,
w i l l be a l l o w e d time and
one-half
f o r t i m e w o r k e d d u r i n g t h e f i r s t s e v e n (7) c o n s e c u t i v e c a l e n d a r days
t h a t s u c h s p e c i a l a s s i g n m e n t o r e m e r g e n c y w o r k may c o n t i n u e .
This
subsection
does not a p p l y where t h e change i s p a r t o f an e m p l o y e e ' s s e l e c t e d s c h e d u l e .
I.

Transfers

The A u t h o r i t y r e s e r v e s t h e r i g h t w h e n e v e r t h e r e may b e a n e m p l o y e e i n any


u n i t o f a n y D i v i s i o n w i t h d i v i s i o n a l s e n i o r i t y f o r whom t h e r e i s n o w o r k i n s u c h
u n i t t o t r a n s f e r and a s s i g n h i m / h e r t o work i n any o t h e r u n i t o f t h a t
Division
o r i n a n y u n i t o f a n y o t h e r D i v i s i o n w h e r e t h e r e m a y b e w o r k f o r h i m / h e r t o do
within his/her t i t l e or classification.
A t any time a f t e r h i s / h e r transfer i f
a v a c a n c y i n h i s / h e r t i t l e o c c u r s i n t h e u n i t from w h i c h h e / s h e was t r a n s f e r r e d ,
he/she w i l l be g i v e n one o p p o r t u n i t y to e l e c t t o r e t u r n t o such u n i t with the
same p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s w h i c h h e / s h e w o u l d h a v e h a d h a d h e / s h e r e m a i n e d t h e r e .
Employees
bargaining unit

have a one t i m e r i g h t w i t h i n t i t l e t o a p p l y f o r t r a n s f e r t o any


i n w h i c h employees t h e r e i n have a s i m i l a r r i g h t .
The employee
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s e e k i n g t r a n s f e r s h a l l h a v e p r e c e d e n c e o v e r an a p p l i c a n t b e i n g h i r e d off
an
eligible
list.
H o w e v e r , when t h e r e i s no e x i s t i n g e l i g i b l e s
list
for
the
p o s i t i o n w h i c h t h e t r a n s f e r e e h o l d s , management r e s e r v e s t h e r i g h t to e f f e c t u a t e
such transfer
o n l y w h e n v o l u n t a r y r e p l a c e m e n t a r e a v a i l a b l e to
replace
the
employees t r a n s f e r r e d .
T h e r i g h t to r e q u e s t a t r a n s f e r s h a l l o n l y be a v a i l a b l e
to a n e m p l o y e e who h a s m o r e t h a n one (1) y e a r o f s e r v i c e i n t h e a p p l i c a b l e t i t l e
a t the time the t r a n s f e r i s
sought.
The one y e a r o f s e r v i c e
employee i s a s s i g n e d t o S t a t e n
preference s e l e c t i o n .
J.

i n t i t l e r e q u i r e m e n t s h a l l n o t a p p l y when t h e
I s l a n d D i v i s i o n b e c a u s e h e / s h e h a d no c h o i c e o f

Instructions

When e m p l o y e e s a r e r e q u i r e d t o r e p o r t f o r s c h o o l i n g o r f o r i n s t r u c t i o n i n
t h e p e r f o r m a n c e o f t h e i r r e g u l a r d u t i e s , t h e y s h a l l be a l l o w e d t h e i r r e g u l a r r a t e
o f p a y f o r a l l t i m e n e c e s s a r i l y c o n s u m e d , e x c e p t t h a t when a n e m p l o y e e , b e c a u s e
o f e r r o r s or d e r e l i c t i o n i n t h e p e r f o r m a n c e o f h i s / h e r d u t i e s , i s r e q u i r e d by
o r d e r of the A u t h o r i t y , i n d i s c i p l i n a r y p r o c e e d i n g s t o r e p o r t f o r s c h o o l i n g or
instruction,
h e / s h e s h a l l r e c e i v e no a l l o w a n c e o f p a y t h e r e f o r .
Employees
a t t e n d i n g c l a s s e s v o l u n t a r i l y f o r t h e i r own b e n e f i t w i l l do s o on t h e i r own t i m e
without pay.
Any e m p l o y e e o r d e r e d t o a t t e n d s c h o o l i n g o r i n s t r u c t i o n s o u t s i d e o f ,
and
i n a d d i t i o n t o , h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d w o r k i n g h o u r s on a n y d a y s h a l l be
a l l o w e d for s u c h a t t e n d a n c e time and o n e - h a l f at h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e of pay.
K.

Safety

Equipment

E m p l o y e e s s h a l l be p r o v i d e d , w i t h o u t c o s t t o
e q u i p m e n t a s may b e a u t h o r i z e d b y t h e h e a d o f t h e

themselves,
department.

Bus M a i n t a i n e r s " A " and " B " and M a i n t a i n e r ' s H e l p e r s


have adequate f o u l weather gear a v a i l a b l e to them.

will

with such

on r o a d

call

safety

trucks

Whenever a s i n g l e Bus M a i n t e n a n c e employee i s s e n t out on a r o a d c a l l t o


a hazardous a r e a d u r i n g p e r i o d s of darkness, a Surface Line P a t r o l Car w i l l a l s o
be d i s p a t c h e d t o t h e s c e n e o f t h e r o a d c a l l .

and

Back s u p p o r t s
t i r e changes.
L.

Tool

will

b e made a v a i l a b l e

to

those

employees

working heavy

SO's

Allowance

1) P e r m a n e n t e m p l o y e e s i n t h e t i t l e o f B u s
" B , " a n d M e c h a n i c a l M a i n t a i n e r " C , " who c o m p l e t e
A p r i l 1, 1 9 8 2 , s h a l l b e g r a n t e d one h u n d r e d f i f t y
of t h e p u r c h a s e o f r e q u i r e d hand t o o l s on the
probationary period.

M a i n t a i n e r " A , " Bus M a i n t a i n e r


t h e i r probationary period after
d o l l a r s ($150) i n reimbursement
date t h a t they complete t h e i r

2) I n J u l y o f
each year,
the A u t h o r i t y s h a l l pay t o e a c h permanent
e m p l o y e e i n t h e t i t l e o f Bus M a i n t a i n e r " A , H B u s Maintainer " B , " and Mechanical
M a i n t a i n e r " C , " who h a s b e e n i n s u c h t i t l e f o r a t l e a s t e i g h t e e n ( 1 8 ) m o n t h s , a
t o o l a l l o w a n c e o f f o r t y d o l l a r s ( $ 4 0 ) , e x c e p t t h a t t h e a l l o w a n c e s h a l l be one
hundred and f i f t y d o l l a r s ($150) f o r an employee where s u p e r v i s i o n d e t e r m i n e s t h e
v a l u e o f t h e e m p l o y e e ' s t o o l s i s i n e x c e s s o f two h u n d r e d f i f t y d o l l a r s
($250)
at the l a s t tool check.
The $150 a l l o w a n c e w i l l be p a y a b l e b y s e p a r a t e c h e c k .

tools

3} W h e r e i t i s e s t a b l i s h e d t o t h e s a t i s f a c t i o n o f management t h a t a n y s u c h
have been s t o l e n w h i l e on t h e p r o p e r t y of the A u t h o r i t y , w i t h o u t n e g l i g e n c e
79

on t h e p a r t o f t h e e m p l o y e e , r e i m b u r s e m e n t w i l l b e made b y t h e A u t h o r i t y , b u t
s u c h r e i m b u r s e m e n t w i l l be l i m i t e d t o a t o t a l amount o f t h r e e h u n d r e d d o l l a r s
($300) f o r e a c h s u c h i n c i d e n t and d e p e n d e n t on t h e number a n d v a l u e o f
tools
stolen.
I n c o n s i d e r a t i o n o f t h e above t o o l a l l o w a n c e , t h e A u t h o r i t y r e t a i n s and
r e a s s e r t s i t s r i g h t t o h o l d t o o l i n s p e c t i o n s a t s u c h t i m e a s i t deems
advisable
f o r completeness o f t o o l k i t and c o n d i t i o n of
tools.
4) Where i t
is
established
to the s a t i s f a c t i o n
o f management
that
a
r o l l a w a y t o o l box h a s b e e n s t o l e n w h i l e on A u t h o r i t y p r o p e r t y , w i t h o u t n e g l i g e n c e
on t h e p a r t o f t h e e m p l o y e e , r e i m b u r s e m e n t up t o maximum o f o n e h u n d r e d d o l l a r s
(5100) s h a l l be made.
S u c h r e i m b u r s e m e n t s h a l l be a d d i t i o n a l t o r e i m b u r s e m e n t
for s t o l e n t o o l s as p r o v i d e d above.
5)
A M a i n t a i n e r e n t i t l e d t o a t o o l a l l o w a n c e u n d e r t h i s p r o v i s i o n s h a l l be
e n t i t l e d to a " s p e c i a l t o o l allowance" i f the A u t h o r i t y should r e q u i r e
that
m e t r i c t o o l s be p a r t o f t h e r e q u i r e d t o o l s i n h i s / h e r t o o l c h e s t .
T h e amount o f
t h e " s p e c i a l t o o l a l l o w a n c e " s h a l l be d e t e r m i n e d by t h e A u t h o r i t y a t t h e time
such t o o l s are r e q u i r e d .
M.

Prescription

Glasses

I f a maintainer breaks a pair of p r e s c r i p t i o n g l a s s e s while


performing
his/her duties,
h e / s h e s h a l l be r e i m b u r s e d i n f u l l b y t h e A u t h o r i t y f o r
the
u s u a l , r e a s o n a b l e and customary c o s t o f r e p a i r i n g t h e g l a s s e s , o r i f t h e g l a s s e s
cannot be r e p a i r e d , f o r t h e u s u a l , r e a s o n a b l e and c u s t o m a r y c o s t o f r e p l a c i n g t h e
glasses with substantially equivalent glasses.
No r e i m b u r s e m e n t f o r
replacement
o f g l a s s e s s h a l l be a l l o w e d u n l e s s t h e employee h a s f i r s t o b t a i n e d any payment
t o w h i c h h e / s h e may be e n t i t l e d f o r g l a s s e s u n d e r t h e O p t i c a l P l a n p r o v i d e d b y
the Onion - A u t h o r i t y ' s j o i n t welfare b e n e f i t t r u s t and t h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l o n l y
have t o r e i m b u r s e s u c h an employee f o r t h e p o r t i o n o f t h e c o s t of t h e r e p l a c e m e n t
g l a s s e s which exceeds the b e n e f i t provided by the T r u s t .
No e m p l o y e e may r e c e i v e
any r e i m b u r s e m e n t f o r t h e c o s t of r e p l a c e m e n t g l a s s e s u n l e s s h e / s h e s u b m i t s a
s t a t e m e n t from h i s / h e r o p t i c i a n t h a t t h e b r o k e n g l a s s e s c a n n o t be r e p a i r e d and
the broken g l a s s e s
s h a l l be s u b m i t t e d
to
a n d become
the property
of
the
Authority.
An e m p l o y e e s h a l l b e e n t i t l e d t o no m o r e t h a n o n e r e i m b u r s e m e n t
for
broken g l a s s e s .
N.

fifty

Shoe

Allowance

The work s h o e
dollars
($50)
0.

allowance for a l l m a i n t a i n e r s , h e l p e r s and c l e a n e r s


per year payable by separate check i n J u l y of each

Picks of

w i l l be
year.

Vacations

The A u t h o r i t y s h a l l i n c r e a s e t h e q u o t a s o f e m p l o y e e s on v a c a t i o n from an
e q u a l n u m b e r o f e m p l o y e e s o f f o n e a c h w e e k o f t h e y e a r t o 10% a b o v e t h a t n u m b e r
d u r i n g t h e w e e k s i n c l u d i n g May 1 t o S e p t e m b e r 3 0 ; a n d t h e w e e k s o f C h r i s t m a s , New
Years and Thanksgiving and E a s t e r .
P.

Single

Day

Vacations

E m p l o y e e s who want e i t h e r t o t a k e a week o f t h e i r a n n u a l v a c a t i o n i n


s i n g l e d a y s o r t o c a s h i n a s i n g l e week o f t h e i r v a c a t i o n a l l o w a n c e w i l l be g i v e n
t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o do s o p r o v i d e d t h a t t h e y commit t o do s o a p p r o x i m a t e l y
six
weeks b e f o r e t h e g e n e r a l p i c k .
E m p l o y e e s who c h o o s e t o c a s h i n a s i n g l e w e e k
s h a l l h a v e t h e c h o i c e o f r e c e i v i n g t h e payment c o n c u r r e n t w i t h t h e i r f i r s t week
of p i c k e d v a c a t i o n , or at any subsequent time.
E m p l o y e e s who c h o o s e t o t a k e a
week i n s i n g l e d a y s who a r e u n a b l e t o t a k e a l l f i v e d a y s a s o f t h e e n d o f t h e
v a c a t i o n y e a r w i l l be p a i d i n c a s h f o r a l l u n u s e d d a y s .
C a s h sums p a i d
to
employees,
who c h o o s e t o c a s h i n a s i n g l e w e e k o f v a c a t i o n o r u n u s e d
single
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v a c a t i o n d a y s , w i l l n o t be c o n s i d e r e d p e n s i o n a b l e i n c o m e .
Under e i t h e r o p t i o n
employees w i l l n o t choose a week d u r i n g t h e a n n u a l v a c a t i o n p i c k i n w h i c h t o t a k e
unused s i n g l e days.
Q.

Rest

Periods

and T o o l a n d A r e a C l e a n - u p

M a i n t e n a n c e e m p l o y e e s w i l l be a l l o w e d t w o (2) p a i d t e n ( 1 0 ) m i n u t e r e s t
p e r i o d s a n d a p a i d f i v e (5) m i n u t e p e r i o d f o r t o o l a n d w o r k a r e a c l e a n - u p a t t h e
end o f s h i f t .
M a i n t e n a n c e e m p l o y e e s may a l s o p u n c h
conclusion o f t h e i r scheduled tour i n t h e i r

SECTION 3.3 A.

PIAMT

o u t t e n (10) m i n u t e s
work, c l o t h e s .

prior

t o the

& EQUIPMENT

Hours and Days o f

Work

1) T h e w o r k i n g t i m e f o r r e g u l a r l y a s s i g n e d e m p l o y e e s s h a l l b e s c h e d u l e d
and p r e s c r i b e d by t h e i r s u p e r i o r s s u b j e c t t o a p p r o v a l by the A u t h o r i t y , but the
r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d h o u r s o f w o r k f o r a n y e m p l o y e e s h a l l n o t e x c e e d f o r t y (40)
h o u r s per week, o r e i g h t (8) h o u r s i n a n y one d a y .
2) A t l e a s t t w o ( 2 ) d a y s r e s t , w i t h o u t p a y ,
shall
be a l l o w e d t o e a c h e m p l o y e e ,
except
in
requirements prevent i t .

hours

i n a c a l e n d a r o r p a y r o l l week
emergencies
o r when
service

3) T h e r e g u l a r w o r k i n g t i m e f o r a l l e m p l o y e e s s c h e d u l e d t o w o r k f o r t y
p e r w e e k , s h a l l b e e i g h t (8) h o u r s p e r d a y , f i v e (5) d a y s p e r w e e k .

4)
starting

T h e r e may b e o n e
t i m e o f any s h i f t

o r more s h i f t s e m p l o y e d a t a n y s h o p
w i l l depend on s e r v i c e r e q u i r e m e n t s .

or

barn.

(40)

The

5) A n y e m p l o y e e who i s r e q u i r e d t o a n d d o e s r e p o r t f o r h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y
s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y a n d who, t h r o u g h no f a u l t o f h i s / h e r own, i s n o t u s e d ,
w i l l be a l l o w e d pay f o r t h e f u l l t i m e o f h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y f o r t h a t
day.
6) A n e m p l o y e e
reporting
late
because
of
an unusual
interruption
of
s e r v i c e on t h e New Y o r k C i t y T r a n s i t S y s t e m , s h a l l s u f f e r no l o s s o f p a y f o r t i m e
l o s t on a c c o u n t o f s u c h l a t e n e s s , p r o v i d e d s u c h i n t e r r u p t i o n a s t h e c a u s e o f
h i s / h e r lateness i s e s t a b l i s h e d to the s a t i s f a c t i o n of h i s / h e r superior.

for
for

7) E x c e p t i n a c a s e c o v e r e d b y p a r a g r a p h 6 ) a b o v e , a n e m p l o y e e who r e p o r t s
d u t y l a t e may l o s e p a r t o r a l l o f h i s / h e r d a y ' s w o r k a n d s h a l l b e p a i d o n l y
time worked.

8) I f a n e m p l o y e e ' s s c h e d u l e o f w o r k i n g h o u r s i s c h a n g e d o n l e s s t h a n a
w e e k ' s n o t i c e , h e / s h e s h a l l be p a i d a t t h e r a t e o f t i m e a n d o n e - h a l f f o r t i m e
w o r k e d on t h e c h a n g e d t o u r o f d u t y t h a t may f o l l o w w i t h i n s e v e n ( 7 ) c a l e n d a r d a y s
a f t e r n o t i c e was g i v e n .
B.

Overtime

1) A n y e m p l o y e e r e q u i r e d t o w o r k i n e x c e s s o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d
w o r k i n g h o u r s on any day, whether t h e e x c e s s work be b e f o r e t h e b e g i n n i n g o r
a f t e r the e n d o f t h e e m p l o y e e ' s r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y , w i l l be a l l o w e d
f o r such e x c e s s s e r v i c e ' o r overtime, time and o n e - h a l f at h i s / h e r r e g u l a r rate
of pay.
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2) R e q u i r e d o v e r t i m e
work, w i l l
be
spread
f a i r l y among t h e
employees
q u a l i f i e d f o r t h e work t o be d o n e . O v e r t i m e work a s s i g n m e n t s s h a l l c om ply w i t h
S e c t i o n 1.11 o f t h i s A g r e e m e n t .
C.

Rest

Periods

and Tool

and A r e a C l e a n - U p

Non-productive p a i d time during a r e g u l a r eight


( 8 ) h o u r t o u r s h a l l be
limited to:
a) two (2) t e n (10)
m i n u t e r e s t p e r i o d s d u r i n g a s h i f t a n d b) a
f i v e (5) m i n u t e p e r i o d f o r t o o l and w o r k a r e a c l e a n - u p a t t h e e n d o f a s h i f t .

their

E m p l o y e e s may a l s o p u n c h o u t t e n ( 1 0 ) m i n u t e s p r i o r
scheduled t o u r of duty i n t h e i r work c l o t h e s .
D.

Lunch

to

the

conclusion

of

Period

E m p l o y e e s who a r e n o t r e q u i r e d t o e a t l u n c h o n t h e j o b w i l l be a l l o w e d
t h i r t y (30) m i n u t e s l u n c h p e r i o d w i t h i n t h e i r w o r k i n g h o u r s a n d w i t h o u t d e d u c t i o n
o f p a y on e v e r y d a y w h e n t h e i r a c t u a l w o r k i n g t i m e e x c e e d s s i x h o u r s .
Any
e m p l o y e e on a s t r a i g h t t r i c k o r t o u r o f d u t y who i s p r e v e n t e d , t h r o u g h no f a u l t
o f h i s / h e r own, from h a v i n g a t l e a s t t w e n t y (20) m i n u t e s f o r l u n c h w i t h i n t h e
p e r i o d s p e c i f i e d t h e r e f o r i n h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e , w i l l be a l l o w e d o n e - h a l f h o u r ' s
e x t r a pay at h i s / h e r r e g u l a r h o u r l y r a t e p r o v i d e d the l o s s of time i s proved to
the s a t i s f a c t i o n of the S u p e r i n t e n d e n t .
E.

Payment

for

Work on S c h e d u l e d

Day O f f

A n e m p l o y e e who i s r e q u i r e d t o w o r k o n a d a y w h i c h i s
scheduled
for
h i m / h e r as a day o f f ,
o t h e r t h a n one o f t h e h o l i d a y s a l l o w e d w i t h p a y , s h a l l be
a l l o w e d t i m e a n d o n e - h a l f f o r a l l work o n s u c h d a y , b u t s h a l l be p a i d f o r h i s / h e r
work on s u c h d a y a minimum o f one a n d o n e - h a l f t i m e s h i s / h e r r e g u l a r f u l l
day's
pay.
N o t w i t h s t a n d i n g any o t h e r r u l e s o r w o r k i n g c o n d i t i o n s , f o r an employee to
be e l i g i b l e f o r p a y a t t i m e a n d o n e - h a l f f o r w o r k i n g o n h i s / h e r r e g u l a r d a y o f f ,
t h e employee must w o r k a t l e a s t t h r e e d a y s d u r i n g t h e week i n w h i c h h e / s h e a l s o
w o r k e d on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r d a y s o f f .
I f t h e e m p l o y e e w a s a b s e n t on t h e d a y
immediately p r i o r to h i s / h e r r e g u l a r days off,
h e / s h e must produce a d o c t o r ' s
c e r t i f i c a t e i n o r d e r t o be e l i g i b l e f o r premium pay on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r day o f f .
An e m p l o y e e ' s d a y o f f ,
i f i t comes b e t w e e n two s c h e d u l e d t o u r s o f d u t y
w h i c h a r e t h i r t y - t w o ( 3 2 ) h o u r s o r m o r e a p a r t , w i l l commence e i g h t
(8) h o u r s
a f t e r the time scheduled f o r the completion of h i s / h e r l a s t previous tour of duty
and w i l l c o n t i n u e f o r t w e n t y - f o u r (24) c o n s e c u t i v e h o u r s .
I n t h e c a s e of an
employee h a v i n g two (2) c o n s e c u t i v e d a y s o f f w i t h i n a p e r i o d o f f i f t y - s i x
(56)
h o u r s o r more b e t w e e n t w o s c h e d u l e d t o u r s o f d u t y , t h e b e g i n n i n g o f t h e f i r s t d a y
o f f w i l l be e i g h t
(8) h o u r s a f t e r
the time scheduled for the completion of
h i s / h e r l a s t p r e v i o u s t o u r o f d u t y a n d t h e e n d o f t h e s e c o n d d a y o f f w i l l be
forty-eight
(48) h o u r s a f t e r t h e b e g i n n i n g o f t h e f i r s t day
off.
F.

Picks

The e x t e n t a n d method o f p i c k i n g j o b s w i t h i n a c l a s s i f i c a t i o n
i n the
department w i l l ,
i f possible,
be m u t u a l l y a r r i v e d a t between t h e head o f the
department and the e x c l u s i v e Onion g r i e v a n c e r e p r e s e n t a t i v e o f t h e employees i n
the group a f f e c t e d .
I n t h e e v e n t o f d i s a g r e e m e n t , t h e d e c i s i o n s h a l l b e made b y
the Vice P r e s i d e n t .
S u c h d e c i s i o n may b e made s u b j e c t t o t h e g r i e v a n c e p r o c e d u r e
where i t
is
claimed that
the
decision
imperils
the
health or
safety
or
unreasonably d i s r e g a r d s ' the normal s e n i o r i t y r i g h t s of any employee.
It
is
u n d e r s t o o d t h a t a n y e m p l o y e e who b i d s a j o b b y s e n i o r i t y m u s t b e q u a l i f i e d f o r
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t h e j o b , a n d i n a d d i t i o n must be a b l e t o meet n o r m a l p r o d u c t i o n
l e n g t h of t i m e , n o r m a l l y a p e r i o d of t e n ( 1 0 )
days.

in a

reasonable

E m p l o y e e s i n e a c h c l a s s o f w o r k i n e a c h o f t h e s e p a r a t e u n i t s s h a l l be
e n t i t l e d to preferences,
a s among t h e m s e l v e s ,
i n v a c a t i o n p i c k s and any other
p i c k s w h i c h may b e p e r m i t t e d i n s u c h u n i t , i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e i r p r e f e r e n c e
status.
Only employees a s s i g n e d t o the p a r t i c u l a r u n i t i n w h i c h the p i c k i s h e l d
s h a l l partake therein.
For the purpose of t h i s s u b s e c t i o n ,
e a c h bus d i v i s i o n
s h a l l be c o n s i d e r e d a s a s e p a r a t e u n i t f o r e a c h c l a s s o f w o r k c o n d u c t e d t h e r e i n ,
a n d r e g u l a t i o n s g o v e r n i n g e a c h p i c k s h a l l b e a g r e e d t o p r i o r t o t h e p i c k by
management a n d t h e r e c o g n i z e d l a b o r
organization.
The
foregoing
employees
in respect
qualifications:

provisions
for
determining
the
preference
status
of p i c k s
are
subject
to the f o l l o w i n g exceptions

of
and

1) T i m e w o r k e d a s a p r o v i s i o n a l w i l l n o t b e c o u n t e d i n d e t e r m i n i n g
length of s e r v i c e in a p a r t i c u l a r p o s i t i o n unless the p r o v i s i o n a l
appointee s h a l l r e c e i v e a permanent appointment t o such p o s i t i o n
from a n e l i g i b l e l i s t f o r t h e D i v i s i o n i n w h i c h h e / s h e s e r v e d a s a
p r o v i s i o n a l i m m e d i a t e l y upon t h e t e r m i n a t i o n of h i s / h e r s t a t u s as a
p r o v i s i o n a l and without i n t e r r u p t i o n of continuous s e r v i c e i n the
position,
and even t h e n h i s / h e r p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s s h a l l be below
t h a t o f any employee a p p o i n t e d t o t h e p o s i t i o n from any
eligible
l i s t w h i c h was p r o m u l g a t e d b y t h e C i t y C i v i l S e r v i c e C o m m i s s i o n o r
C i t y P e r s o n n e l D i r e c t o r p r i o r t o t h e p r o m u l g a t i o n o f t h e l i s t from
which he/she, h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f ,
was a p p o i n t e d .
2 ) A n y e m p l o y e e who s h a l l h a v e t a k e n a n e x a m i n a t i o n f o r p r o m o t i o n t o
a h i g h e r p o s i t i o n i n the D i v i s i o n t o w h i c h h e / s h e i s a s s i g n e d and
who
is
subsequently
appointed
to
such higher p o s i t i o n
in
that
D i v i s i o n from the promotion e l i g i b l e
l i s t c e r t i f i e d by t h e
City
C i v i l S e r v i c e Commission o r C i t y P e r s o n n e l D i r e c t o r as the r e s u l t of
s a i d e x a m i n a t i o n , s h a l l have p r e f e r e n c e i n p i c k s o v e r any employee
in
such higher p o s i t i o n
who may h a v e b e e n t r a n s f e r r e d
to
that
Division
from a n o t h e r
D i v i s i o n subsequent
to
such
examination,
p r o v i d e d t h e l a t t e r was n o t h i m s e l f / h e r s e l f e m p l o y e d a t t h e t i m e o f
u n i f i c a t i o n i n t h e D i v i s i o n where t h e e x a m i n a t i o n was h e l d .
3) E m p l o y e e s a b s e n t t h i r t y ( 3 0 ) c o n s e c u t i v e c a l e n d a r d a y s
i m m e d i a t e l y p r i o r to a p i c k w i l l n o t be a l l o w e d t o p i c k .
G.

Night

or

more

Duty

I n malting a s s i g n m e n t s
t o n i g h t duty except where such assignments
are
r o t a t e d , t h o s e t o be a s s i g n e d w i l l be t h e e m p l o y e e s i n t h e p a r t i c u l a r u n i t where
n i g h t d u t y i s r e q u i r e d who h a v e t h e l o w e s t p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s a n d a r e f a m i l i a r
w i t h a n d q u a l i f i e d f o r t h e w o r k w h i c h is t o b e d o n e a t n i g h t .
A n e m p l o y e e on a
f i x e d d a y s h i f t who, by d i r e c t i o n o f h i s / h e r s u p e r i o r , i s t e m p o r a r i l y r e q u i r e d
t o change h i s / h e r s h i f t on a s p e c i a l assignment,
will
be a l l o w e d t i m e and
o n e - h a l f f o r t i m e worked d u r i n g t h e f i r s t s e v e n (7) c o n s e c u t i v e c a l e n d a r days
t h a t s u c h s p e c i a l a s s i g n m e n t o r e m e r g e n c y w o r k may
This
subsection
does not a p p l y where the change i s p a r t o f an employee's s e l e c t e d s c h e d u l e .

continue.

H.

Transfers

The A u t h o r i t y r e s e r v e s t h e r i g h t w h e n e v e r t h e r e may b e a n e m p l o y e e i n any


u n i t o f a n y D i v i s i o n w i t h d i v i s i o n a l s e n i o r i t y f o r whom t h e r e i s n o w o r k i n s u c h
u n i t t o t r a n s f e r and a s s i g n h i m / h e r t o work i n any o t h e r u n i t o f t h a t D i v i s i o n
o r i n a n y u n i t o f a n y o t h e r D i v i s i o n w h e r e t h e r e may b e w o r k f o r h i m / h e r t o do
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w i t h i n h i s / h e r t i t l e or c l a s s i f i c a t i o n .
At a n y t i m e a f t e r h i s / h e r t r a n s f e r i f
a v a c a n c y i n h i s / h e r t i t l e o c c u r s i n t h e u n i t f r o m w h i c h h e / s h e was t r a n s f e r r e d ,
h e / s h e w i l l be g i v e n one o p p o r t u n i t y to e l e c t to r e t u r n t o s u c h u n i t w i t h the
same p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s w h i c h h e / s h e w o u l d h a v e had h a d h e / s h e r e m a i n e d t h e r e .
Incumbent employees w i l l have a o n e - t i m e r i g h t to p i c k out o f the S t a t e n
I s l a n d on t h e f i r s t g e n e r a l p i c k i n 1 9 9 5 .
Employees s e l e c t i n g S t a t e n I s l a n d
D i v i s i o n w i l l be f r o z e n i n t o t h e d i v i s i o n .
V a c a n c i e s o c c u r r i n g between p i c k s
w i l l be c o v e r e d by r e l i e f p e r s o n n e l .
A f t e r S t a t e n I s l a n d D i v i s i o n incumbents
h a v e made t h e i r p r e f e r e n c e s e l e c t i o n s , v a c a n t p o s i t i o n s w i l l b e p o s t e d on t h e
P l a n t and E q u i p m e n t g e n e r a l p i c k .
Employees s e l e c t i n g t h e s e p o s i t i o n s w i l l then
be p e r m a n e n t l y l o c k e d i n t o t h e S t a t e n I s l a n d D i v i s i o n s o l o n g a s t h e p o s i t i o n
exists.
However, i f an employee i s a s s i g n e d t o S r a t e n I s l a n d because he/she had
no c h o i c e o f p r e f e r e n c e s e l e c t i o n , h e / s h e w i l l h a v e a o n e - t i m e r i g h t w i t h i n t i t l e
to apply for
transfer.
I.

Instructions

When e m p l o y e e s a r e r e q u i r e d t o r e p o r t f o r s c h o o l i n g o r f o r i n s t r u c t i o n i n
t h e p e r f o r m a n c e o f t h e i r r e g u l a r d u t i e s , t h e y s h a l l be a l l o w e d t h e i r r e g u l a r r a t e
o f p a y f o r a l l t i m e n e c e s s a r i l y c o n s u m e d , e x c e p t t h a t when a n e m p l o y e e , b e c a u s e
of e r r o r s or d e r e l i c t i o n i n t h e performance o f h i s / h e r d u t i e s , i s r e q u i r e d by
o r d e r of the A u t h o r i t y , i n d i s c i p l i n a r y proceedings to r e p o r t for s c h o o l i n g or
instruction,
h e / s h e s h a l l r e c e i v e no a l l o w a n c e o f p a y t h e r e f o r .
Employees
a t t e n d i n g c l a s s e s v o l u n t a r i l y f o r t h e i r own b e n e f i t w i l l d o s o o n t h e i r own t i m e
without pay.
Any e m p l o y e e o r d e r e d t o a t t e n d s c h o o l i n g o r i n s t r u c t i o n s o u t s i d e o f , a n d
i n a d d i t i o n t o , h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d w o r k i n g h o u r s on any day s h a l l be
a l l o w e d for s u c h a t t e n d a n c e time and o n e - h a l f at h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e of pay.
J.

Safety

Equipment

Employees s h a l l be p r o v i d e d , w i t h o u t c o s t to t h e m s e l v e s ,
e q u i p m e n t a s may be a u t h o r i z e d b y t h e h e a d o f t h e d e p a r t m e n t .
K.
1)
complete
hundred f
t o o l s on

Tool

with

such

safety

Allowance

P e r m a n e n t e m p l o y e e s i n t h e t i t l e o f M e c h a n i c a l M a i n t a i n e r " C , " who


t h e i r p r o b a t i o n a r y p e r i o d a f t e r A p r i l 1, 1 9 8 2 , s h a l l b e g r a n t e d o n e
i f t y d o l l a r s $150) i n reimbursement of the p u r c h a s e of r e q u i r e d hand
the date that they complete t h e i r probationary period.

2) I n J u l y o f
each year,
the A u t h o r i t y s h a l l pay to each
permanent
e m p l o y e e i n t h e t i t l e o f M e c h a n i c a l M a i n t a i n e r * C , " who h a s b e e n i n s u c h t i t l e
for at l e a s t eighteen
(18) months, a t o o l a l l o w a n c e o f f o r t y d o l l a r s
($40),
e x c e p t t h a t t h e a l l o w a n c e s h a l l be one h u n d r e d and f i f t y d o l l a r s ($150) f o r a n
employee where s u p e r v i s i o n d e t e r m i n e s t h e v a l u e of the e m p l o y e e ' s t o o l s i s i n
e x c e s s of two h u n d r e d f i f t y d o l l a r s
($250) a t the l a s t t o o l c h e c k .
The $150
allowance w i l l be payable by s e p a r a t e c h e c k .
3) Where i t i s e s t a b l i s h e d t o t h e s a t i s f a c t i o n o f management t h a t a n y s u c h
t o o l s have b e e n s t o l e n w h i l e on t h e p r o p e r t y o f t h e A u t h o r i t y , w i t h o u t n e g l i g e n c e
o n t h e p a r t o f t h e e m p l o y e e , r e i m b u r s e m e n t w i l l b e made b y t h e A u t h o r i t y , b u t
s u c h r e i m b u r s e m e n t w i l l b e l i m i t e d t o a t o t a l amount o f t h r e e h u n d r e d d o l l a r s
($300) f o r e a c h s u c h i n c i d e n t and dependent on t h e number and v a l u e of
tools
stolen.
I n c o n s i d e r a t i o n o f t h e above t o o l a l l o w a n c e , t h e A u t h o r i t y r e t a i n s and
r e a s s e r t s i t s r i g h t t o h o l d t o o l i n s p e c t i o n s a t s u c h t i m e a s i t deems a d v i s a b l e
for completeness of t o o l k i t and condition of
tools.
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4) Where i t i s e s t a b l i s h e d t o t h e s a t i s f a c t i o n o f management t h a t a
r o l l a w a y t o o l b o x has b e e n s t o l e n w h i l e o n A u t h o r i t y p r o p e r t y , w i t h o u t n e g l i g e n c e
on t h e p a r t o f t h e e m p l o y e e , r e i m b u r s e m e n t up t o maximum o f one h u n d r e d d o l l a r s
( $ 1 0 0 ) s h a l l b e made.
Such r e i m b u r s e m e n t s h a l l be a d d i t i o n a l t o r e i m b u r s e m e n t
f o r s t o l e n t o o l s as p r o v i d e d a b o v e ,
5) A M a i n t a i n e r e n t i t l e d t o a t o o l a l l o w a n c e u n d e r t h i s p r o v i s i o n s h a l l be
e n t i t l e d t o a " s p e c i a l t o o l allowance" i f the A u t h o r i t y should require that
m e t r i c t o o l s be p a r t o f t h e r e q u i r e d t o o l s i n his/her t o o l chest.
The amount o f
t h e " s p e c i a l t o o l a l l o w a n c e " s h a l l be d e t e r m i n e d by t h e A u t h o r i t y a t t h e t i m e
such t o o l s a r e r e q u i r e d .
L.

P r e s c r i p t i o n Glasses

I f a m a i n t a i n e r breaks a p a i r of p r e s c r i p t i o n g l a s s e s while performing


his/her duties,
he/she s h a l l be r e i m b u r s e d i n f u l l b y t h e A u t h o r i t y f o r t h e
u s u a l , r e a s o n a b l e and c u s t o m a r y c o s t o f r e p a i r i n g t h e g l a s s e s , o r i f t h e glasses
c a n n o t be r e p a i r e d , f o r t h e u s u a l , r e a s o n a b l e a n d c u s t o m a r y c o s t o f r e p l a c i n g t h e
glasses w i t h s u b s t a n t i a l l y e q u i v a l e n t g l a s s e s .
No r e i m b u r s e m e n t f o r r e p l a c e m e n t
o f g l a s s e s s h a l l be a l l o w e d u n l e s s t h e e m p l o y e e h a s f i r s t o b t a i n e d any payment
t o w h i c h h e / s h e may b e e n t i t l e d f o r g l a s s e s u n d e r t h e O p t i c a l P l a n p r o v i d e d b y
t h e Union - A u t h o r i t y ' s j o i n t w e l f a r e b e n e f i t t r u s t and t h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l o n l y
have t o r e i m b u r s e s u c h a n e m p l o y e e f o r t h e p o r t i o n o f t h e c o s t o f t h e r e p l a c e m e n t
g l a s s e s which exceeds t h e b e n e f i t p r o v i d e d by the T r u s t .
No e m p l o y e e may r e c e i v e
any reimbursement for the c o s t o f replacement g l a s s e s u n l e s s he/she submits a
s t a t e m e n t from h i s / h e r o p t i c i a n t h a t t h e b r o k e n g l a s s e s c a n n o t be r e p a i r e d and
the broken g l a s s e s
s h a l l be
s u b m i t t e d t o and become t h e p r o p e r t y o f
the
Authority.
A n e m p l o y e e s h a l l b e e n t i t l e d t o no more t h a n one r e i m b u r s e m e n t f o r
broken g l a s s e s .
M.

Shoe Allowance

The w o r k s h o e a l l o w a n c e f o r a l l l i g h t m a i n t a i n e r s a n d MMCs w i l l be
d o l l a r s ($50) p e r y e a r p a y a b l e b y s e p a r a t e check i n J u l y of each y e a r .
N.

Single

Day

fifty

Vacations

E m p l o y e e s who w a n t e i t h e r t o t a k e a w e e k o f t h e i r a n n u a l v a c a t i o n i n
s i n g l e d a y s o r t o c a s h i n a s i n g l e week o f t h e i r v a c a t i o n a l l o w a n c e w i l l be g i v e n
t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o do s o p r o v i d e d t h a t t h e y commit t o do s o a p p r o x i m a t e l y s i x (6)
weeks b e f o r e t h e g e n e r a l p i c k .
E m p l o y e e s who c h o o s e t o c a s h i n a s i n g l e w e e k
s h a l l h a v e t h e c h o i c e o f r e c e i v i n g t h e payment c o n c u r r e n t w i t h t h e i r f i r s t week
of picked v a c a t i o n , or at any subsequent time.
E m p l o y e e s who c h o o s e t o t a k e a
w e e k i n s i n g l e d a y s who a r e u n a b l e t o t a k e a l l f i v e ( 5 ) d a y s a s o f t h e e n d o f t h e
v a c a t i o n y e a r w i l l be p a i d i n c a s h f o r a l l unused d a y s .
C a s h sums p a i d t o
e m p l o y e e s , who c h o o s e t o c a s h i n a s i n g l e week o f v a c a t i o n o r u n u s e d s i n g l e
v a c a t i o n d a y s , w i l l not be c o n s i d e r e d p e n s i o n a b l e income.
0.

Reporting and

Clearance

1) E m p l o y e e s r e p o r t i n g t o t h e i r d e s i g n a t e d p i c k l o c a t i o n may b e s e n t t o
any T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y f a c i l i t y w i t h i n o r o u t s i d e o f S t a t e n I s l a n d t o perform work
within their respective
titles.
2) w h e n e v e r a n e m p l o y e e s h a l l r e p o r t o r c l e a r a t a p o i n t o u t s i d e o f
S t a t e n I s l a n d D i v i s i o n h e / s h e s h a l l be p a i d i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e P l a n t
Equipment D i v i s i o n t r a v e l t i m e agreement.
3) T r a v e l t i m e h o u r s a r e n o t s u b j e c t t o
Where a p r o j e c t r e q u i r e s r e p o r t i n g t o d i f f e r e n t
85

the
and

e q u a l i z a t i o n amongst employees.
locations (other than picked) i n

the Brooklyn,
canvassed, i n

M a n h a t t a n { 1 2 6 t h S t r e e t ) a n d Queens D i v i s i o n , e m p l o y e e s w i l l b e
s e n i o r i t y o r d e r , f o r t h e move i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e f o l l o w i n g ;

( a ) Management w i l l d e t e r m i n e t h e l o c a t i o n ( s ) f r o m w h i c h
e m p l o y e e s c a n be moved w i t h t h e l e a s t d i s r u p t i n g
effect
on i t s
operations,
(b) E m p l o y e e s a t
seniority order.

those

locations

will

be

canvassed

in

(c)
If
such canvass
does not
yield
the
number
of
employees n e c e s s a r y for the p a r t i c u l a r p r o j e c t ,
junior
employees w i l l be a s s i g n e d .
N o t h i n g i n t h i s a g r e e m e n t p r e c l u d e s management f r o m i t s c u r r e n t p r a c t i c e s
r e l a t i n g to a s s i g n i n g P l a n t and Equipment p e r s o n n e l from o t h e r d i v i s i o n s
to
l o c a t i o n s on S t a t e n I s l a n d , i n c l u d i n g but not l i m i t e d t o ,
f o r emergency work,
r e l i e f s , s c h e d u l e d w o r k a n d w h e r e i t i s d e t e r m i n e d t h a t a d d i t i o n a l manpower i s
necessary.

SECTION
A.

3.4

DISTRIBUTION

SUBDIVISION

Hours and Days o f

Work

1) T h e w o r k i n g t i m e f o r r e g u l a r l y a s s i g n e d e m p l o y e e s s h a l l b e s c h e d u l e d
a n d p r e s c r i b e d by t h e i r s u p e r i o r s s u b j e c t to a p p r o v a l by t h e A u t h o r i t y , but t h e
r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d h o u r s o f work f o r any employee s h a l l n o t e x c e e d f o r t y
(40)
h o u r s p e r w e e k o r e i g h t (8) h o u r s i n a n y one d a y .

(40)

2) T h e r e g u l a r w o r k i n g t i m e f o r a l l e m p l o y e e s
h o u r s p e r week, s h a l l be e i g h t (8) h o u r s p e r d a y ,

s c h e d u l e d to work f o r t y
f i v e (5) d a y s p e r week.

3) A t l e a s t
two (2) c o n s e c u t i v e d a y s r e s t w i t h o u t p a y ,
during
the
c a l e n d a r o r p a y r o l l week s h a l l b e a l l o w e d t o e a c h e m p l o y e e , e x c e p t i n e m e r g e n c y
o r when s e r v i c e r e q u i r e m e n t s p r e v e n t i t .
4 ) T h e r e may b e o n e ( 1 ) , t w o ( 2 ) o r t h r e e ( 3 ) o r m o r e s h i f t s
employed
at
any storeroom.
The s t a r t i n g
t i m e of any s h i f t
will
d e p e n d on
service
requirements.
5) A l l e m p l o y e e s must g i v e n o t i c e o f t h e i r i n t e n t i o n t o b e a b s e n t b y
t e l e p h o n e , m e s s e n g e r o r o t h e r w i s e t o h i s / h e r a p p r o p r i a t e s u p e r i o r a t l e a s t one
(1) hour b e f o r e t h e b e g i n n i n g o f h i s / h e r t o u r o f d u t y .
F a i l u r e to give such
n o t i c e w i l l be v i o l a t i o n o f t h e r u l e s and cause t h e employee t o be r e p o r t e d a s
absent without leave.
6) A n e m p l o y e e r e p o r t i n g l a t e b e c a u s e o f a n u n u s u a l i n t e r r u p t i o n o f
s e r v i c e o n t h e New Y o r k C i t y T r a n s i t S y s t e m , s h a l l s u f f e r n o l o s s o f p a y f o r t i m e
l o s t on a c c o u n t o f s u c h l a t e n e s s ,
provided such i n t e r r u p t i o n as the cause of
h i s / h e r lateness i s established to the s a t i s f a c t i o n of h i s / h e r superior.
7 ) E x c e p t i n a c a s e c o v e r e d b y p a r a g r a p h 6) a b o v e ,
a n e m p l o y e e who
r e p o r t s f o r d u t y l a t e may l o s e p a r t o r a l l o f h i s / h e r d a y ' s w o r k a n d s h a l l b e
p a i d only for time worked.
8) A n y e m p l o y e e
who i s
required
to
and does
report
for
his/her
r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f d u t y a n d who, t h r o u g h no f a u l t o f h i s / h e r o w n , i s n o t
u s e d , w i l l be a l l o w e d pay f o r t h e f u l l time o f h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e d t o u r o f duty f o r
t h a t day.
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9) T h e T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y w i l l p r o v i d e two ( 2 ) t e n ( 1 0 ) m i n u t e b r e a k
during the D i s t r i b u t i o n employee's tour of duty,
one
(1) t o be t a k e n b e f o 3
h i s / h e r l u n c h p e r i o d a n d one (1) t o be t a k e n a f t e r h i s / h e r l u n c h p e r i o d , a t t i m e s
determined at Management's d i s c r e t i o n .
These b r e a k s w i l l not d i r e c t l y precede
or f o l l o w the l u n c h p e r i o d .
B.

Overtime

1) A n y e m p l o y e e r e q u i r e d t o w o r k i n e x c e s s o f h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d
w o r k i n g h o u r s on any d a y , w h e t h e r t h e e x c e s s work be b e f o r e t h e b e g i n n i n g o r
after
the end of the employee's
r e g u l a r l y scheduled tour of duty,
will
be
allowed,
for such excess s e r v i c e or overtime,
time and o n e - h a l f a t
his/her
r e g u l a r r a t e of pay.
2) E m p l o y e e s s h a l l n o t be
scheduled t o u r s of duty to absorb

required
to
overtime.

suspend

work

during

regularly

3) R e q u i r e d o v e r t i m e w o r k w i l l
be s p r e a d
fairly
among t h e
employees
q u a l i f i e d f o r t h e work t o be done. O v e r t i m e work a s s i g n m e n t s s h a l l c o m p l y w i t h
S e c t i o n 1.11 o f t h i s Agreement.
4) E m p l o y e e s r e q u i r e d t o w o r k a t l e a s t f o u r ( 4 ) h o u r s i n e x c e s s o f h i s / h e r
r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d w o r k i n g h o u r s on a n y d a y , w h e t h e r t h e e x c e s s w o r k i s b e f o r e
the b e g i n n i n g or a f t e r the end of the employee's r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d t o u r of
d u t y , w i l l b e a l l o w e d o n e (1) t w e n t y ( 2 0 ) m i n u t e b r e a k p r i o r t o t h e s t a r t o f t h e
o v e r t i m e work o r at t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f t h e o v e r t i m e work i f o v e r t i m e i s p r i o r to
the employees
regular scheduled tour of duty.
S a t e l l i t e personnel w i l l
be
allowed a break period i n conjunction with location operations,
a t Management's
discretion.
5) E m p l o y e e s who a r e w o r k i n g a m i n i m u m e i g h t ( 8 ) h o u r o v e r t i m e s h i f t
will
be e n t i t l e d t o a t h i r t y (30) m i n u t e d i n n e r b r e a k b e t w e e n t h e f o u r t h a n d s e v e n t h
h o u r s , a t Management's d i s c r e t i o n ; and w i l l be e n t i t l e d t o a n a d d i t i o n a l t e n (10)
m i n u t e b r e a k n o t e a r l i e r t h a n t h e c o m p l e t i o n of t h e s i x t h h o u r o f o v e r t i m e work
and not l a t e r t h a n the c o m p l e t i o n of the s e v e n t h hour o f o v e r t i m e work.

dinner

6) A l l b r e a k s
break.
C.

during overtime

work w i l l

not d i r e c t l y precede

or

follow

the

S n o w Work

E m p l o y e e s who a r e r e q u i r e d t o w o r k o n s n o w w o r k i n s t e a d o f t h e i r r e g u l a r l y
a s s i g n e d d u t i e s w i l l r e c e i v e pay a t the r a t e of time and o n e - h a l f f o r s u c h work.
S u c h p r e m i u m p a y m e n t s f o r snow d u t y s h a l l be l i m i t e d t o s i t u a t i o n s w h e r e
t h e employee a c t u a l l y p e r f o r m s s u c h d u t y o u t s i d e w h e r e t h e r e i s snow on t h e
g r o u n d a n d w h e r e s u c h work w o u l d n o t b e r e q u i r e d b u t f o r t h e snow o r
icing
c o n d i t i o n s , e x c e p t t h a t u n d e r no c i r c u m s t a n c e s s h a l l snow p a y p r e m i u m p a y m e n t s
b e made f o r w o r k i f s u c h p a y m e n t s w o u l d n o t h a v e b e e n made p r i o r t o M a r c h 3 1 ,
1985.
D.

Lunch

Period

E m p l o y e e s who a r e n o t r e q u i r e d t o e a t l u n c h o n t h e j o b w i l l b e a l l o w e d
t h i r t y (30) m i n u t e s l u n c h p e r i o d w i t h i n t h e i r w o r k i n g h o u r s a n d w i t h o u t d e d u c t i o n
o f p a y on e v e r y d a y when t h e i r a c t u a l w o r k i n g t i m e e x c e e d s s i x (6) h o u r s .
Any
e m p l o y e e o n a s t r a i g h t t r i c k o r t o u r o f d u t y who i s p r e v e n t e d , t h r o u g h n o f a u l t
o f h i s / h e r own, from h a v i n g a t l e a s t t w e n t y (20) m i n u t e s f o r l u n c h w i t h i n t h e
p e r i o d s p e c i f i e d t h e r e f o r i n h i s / h e r s c h e d u l e , w i l l be a l l o w e d o n e - h a l f hour
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e x t r a p a y at h i s / h e r r e g u l a r
p r o v e d to t h e s a t i s f a c t i o n of
E.

Payment

hourly rate provided


the Superintendent.

F o r W o r k On S c h e d u l e d

An e m p l o y e e who i s
required
h i m / h e r a s a d a y off,
o t h e r t h a n one
be a l l o w e d t i m e and o n e - h a l f f o r a l
h i s / h e r w o r k on s u c h d a y a minimum o f
d a y ' s pay.

the

loss

of

lunch

time

is

Day Off

t o work on a day w h i c h i s s c h e d u l e d
for
(1) o f t h e h o l i d a y s a l l o w e d w i t h p a y , s h a l l
l work o n s u c h d a y , b u t s h a l l be p a i d
for
one a n d o n e - h a l f t i m e s h i s / h e r r e g u l a r
full

N o t w i t h s t a n d i n g a n y o t h e r r u l e s o r w o r k i n g c o n d i t i o n s , f o r a n e m p l o y e e to
be e l i g i b l e f o r pay a t t i m e and o n e - h a l f f o r w o r k i n g on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r day o f f ,
t h e employee must work a t l e a s t t h r e e (3) d a y s d u r i n g t h e week i n w h i c h h e / s h e
a l s o worked h i s / h e r r e g u l a r d a y s o f f .
I f t h e e m p l o y e e was a b s e n t on t h e day
immediately p r i o r to h i s / h e r r e g u l a r days off,
h e / s h e must produce a
doctor's
c e r t i f i c a t e i n o r d e r t o be e l i g i b l e f o r premium p a y on h i s / h e r r e g u l a r day o f f .
I n t h e c a s e o f a n e m p l o y e e h a v i n g t w o (2) c o n s e c u t i v e d a y s o f f w i t h i n a
p e r i o d of f i f t y - s i x
(56) h o u r s o r more b e t w e e n two (2) s c h e d u l e d t o u r s o f d u t y ,
the beginning of the f i r s t
day off
w i l l be e i g h t
(8) h o u r s a f t e r
the
time
s c h e d u l e d f o r t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f h i s / h e r l a s t p r e v i o u s t o u r of duty and the end
o f the second day o f f w i l l be f o r t y - e i g h t
(48) hours a f t e r the b e g i n n i n g of the
f i r s t day o f f .
F.

P i c k s and P r e f e r e n c e

Status

1) The e x t e n t a n d m e t h o d o f p i c k i n g j o b s w i t h i n a c l a s s i f i c a t i o n w i l l ,
if
possible,
be m u t u a l l y a r r i v e d a t b e t w e e n t h e D i v i s i o n R e p r e s e n t a t i v e and t h e
e x c l u s i v e Union r e p r e s e n t a t i v e of the employees i n the group a f f e c t e d .
I n the
e v e n t of d i s a g r e e m e n t ,
t h e d e c i s i o n s h a l l b e made b y t h e C h i e f
Distribution
Officer.
S u c h d e c i s i o n may b e made s u b j e c t t o t h e g r i e v a n c e p r o c e d u r e w h e r e i t
is
claimed that the d e c i s i o n i m p e r i l s the h e a l t h or s a f e t y
or
unreasonably
disregards the normal s e n i o r i t y r i g h t s of any employee.
I t i s understood that
a n y employee must be q u a l i f i e d f o r t h e j o b h e / s h e s e l e c t s , a n d i n a d d i t i o n must
be a b l e t o meet n o r m a l p r o d u c t i o n i n a r e a s o n a b l e l e n g t h o f t i m e , n o r m a l l y a
p e r i o d o f t e n (10)
days.
2) An a n n u a l p i c k f o r R a i l r o a d S t o c k w o r k e r s w i l l b e h e l d a t w h i c h t i m e
employees w i l l s e l e c t t h e i r t o u r s of duty, r e g u l a r days o f f ,
work l o c a t i o n and
job preference, l i m i t e d t o warehousing, r e c e i v i n g and u t i l i t y , or a combination
o f any of the a f o r e m e n t i o n e d ,
based on t h e i r s e n i o r i t y s t a t u s as d e f i n e d i n 5.
below.
3) B e t w e e n
general
picks
vacancies
which
occur
will
be
filled
by
assignment a t t h e d i s c r e t i o n o f Management.
Such " b y a s s i g n m e n t employees w i l l
n o t be c o n s i d e r e d " f r o z e n " u n t i l t h e y p i c k i n t o S t a t e n I s l a n d .
4) A n n u a l l y , a t l e a s t
one
(1)
m o n t h p r i o r t o t h e commencement o f
the
v a c a t i o n year, employees i n each t i t l e s h a l l p i c k the time of t h e i r v a c a t i o n s
b a s e d on t h e i r s e n i o r i t y s t a t u s
as
defined
i n 5)
below at t h e i r
assigned
locations.
5)
supplied

Seniority status
by t h e U n i o n .

for

any employee

s h a l l be

based

on t h e s e n i o r i t y

list

6) E m p l o y e e s t r a n s f e r r i n g t o o r p r o m o t e d t o a p o s i t i o n i n a new s t o r e r o o m
d u r i n g the v a c a t i o n y e a r s h a l l be s u b j e c t t o r e s e l e c t i o n o f t h e i r v a c a t i o n so
t h a t i t i s i n c o n f o r m a n c e w i t h v a c a t i o n q u o t a s i n t h e new s t o r e r o o m .

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7) A l l s a t e l l i t e p e r s o n n e l a r e r e q u i r e d t o r e m a i n a t t h e i r l o c a t i o n s u n t i l
relieved.
Management w i l l work w i t h t h e u n i o n t o s e c u r e a p p r o p r i a t e r e l i e f f 1
an a v a i l a b i l i t y l i s t .
r

G.

Change o f S h i f t s

1) I f a n e m p l o y e e ' s s c h e d u l e o f w o r k i n g h o u r s i s changed on l e s s t h a n a
week's n o t i c e , h e / s h e s h a l l be p a i d a t t h e r a t e o f t i m e and o n e - h a l f f o r time
worked on t h e changed t o u r o f duty t h a t may f o l l o w w i t h i n seven (7) c a l e n d a r days
a f t e r n o t i c e was g i v e n .
2) Any employee on a f i x e d day s h i f t
who,
by d i r e c t i o n
of h i s / h e r
s u p e r i o r , i s t e m p o r a r i l y r e q u i r e d t o n i g h t work, w i l l be a l l o w e d time and
o n e - h a l f f o r e a c h n i g h t worked d u r i n g t h e f i r s t s e v e n ( 7 ) c o n s e c u t i v e c a l e n d a r
d a y s t h a t s u c h change may c o n t i n u e .
H.

Transfers

The T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y r e s e r v e s t h e r i g h t w h e n e v e r t h e r e may b e a n e x c e s s
of employees i n any s t o r e r o o m t o t r a n s f e r a n d a s s i g n s a i d e x c e s s employees
to
w o r k i n a n y o t h e r s t o r e r o o m w h e r e t h e r e may b e w o r k f o r h i m / h e r t o do i n h i s / h e r
t i t l e and c l a s s i f i c a t i o n .
Those employees t o be t r a n s f e r r e d and a s s i g n e d w i l l
b e t h e e m p l o y e e s who h a v e t h e l o w e s t p r e f e r e n c e s e n i o r i t y .
E m p l o y e e s who h a v e r i g h t s a s o f t h e d a t e o f t h i s A g r e e m e n t t o p i c k w o r k i n
the Staten I s l a n d D i v i s i o n s h a l l have
t h e r i g h t t o p i c k such work, but once
p i c k e d , s h a l l be f r o z e n i n t o the D i v i s i o n f o r as long as the p o s i t i o n
exists
within said employee's t i t l e i n the D i v i s i o n .
An e m p l o y e e t r a n s f e r r e d a n d a s s i g n e d f r o m o n e s t o r e r o o m t o a n o t h e r w i t h i n
ATU 7 2 6 s h a l l b e c r e d i t e d w i t h h i s / h e r c l a s s i f i c a t i o n s e n i o r i t y f o r t h e p u r p o s e
of determining h i s / h e r p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s i n t h e storeroom to which he/she
is
transferred.
At a n y t i m e a f t e r h i s / h e r
t h e ATU 726 l o c a t i o n f r o m w h i c h
a one-time o p p o r t u n i t y t o e l e c t
w o u l d have h a d , had h e / s h e not

transfer i f a vacancy i n h i s / h e r t i t l e occurs i n


h e / s h e i s t r a n s f e r r e d , t h e e m p l o y e e w i l l be g i v e n
t o r e t u r n w i t h t h e same p r e f e r e n c e s t a t u s h e / s h e
been t r a n s f e r r e d .

An e m p l o y e e p i c k i n g a n A T U 7 2 6 p o s i t i o n a t t h e T A g e n e r a l p i c k b e c a u s e
h e / s h e had n o o t h e r s e l e c t i o n o p t i o n , w i l l b e e n t i t l e d t o a one t i m e r i g h t t o
a p p l y f o r a t r a n s f e r , i n w r i t i n g , t o m a n a g e m e n t , t o a same t i t l e d p o s i t i o n i n a n y
b a r g a i n i n g u n i t . The employee s e e k i n g t r a n s f e r s h a l l have p r e c e d e n c e o v e r an
a p p l i c a n t b e i n g h i r e d o f f an e l i g i b l e l i s t o r b e i n g promoted to a v a c a n c y .
N o t h i n g i n c l u d e d h e r e i n w i l l r e q u i r e management t o f i l l a v a c a n c y .
The r i g h t t o r e q u e s t
such a t r a n s f e r
s h a l l o n l y be a v a i l a b l e
to
an
e m p l o y e e who h a s m o r e t h a n o n e ( 1 ) y e a r o f s e r v i c e w i t h t h e ATU 7 2 6 i n t h e
applicable t i t l e at the time of transfer.
S e n i o r i t y r i g h t s for future assignment
s e l e c t i o n s w i l l be g o v e r n e d by t h e a p p l i c a b l e b a r g a i n i n g u n i t .
I.

Instructions

1) When e m p l o y e e s a r e r e q u i r e d t o r e p o r t f o r s c h o o l i n g o r f o r i n s t r u c t i o n
i n t h e performance of t h e i r r e g u l a r d u t i e s , t h e y s h a l l be a l l o w e d t h e i r r e g u l a r
r a t e o f p a y f o r a l l t i m e n e c e s s a r i l y c o n s u m e d , e x c e p t t h a t when a n e m p l o y e e ,
because of e r r o r s or d e r e l i c t i o n i n the performance
of h i s / h e r duties,
is
r e q u i r e d by o r d e r of t h e A u t h o r i t y , i n d i s c i p l i n a r y p r o c e e d i n g s to r e p o r t
for
s c h o o l i n g o r i n s t r u c t i o n , h e / s h e s h a l l r e c e i v e no a l l o w a n c e f o r pay t h e r e f o r .
89

Employees a t t e n d i n g c l a s s e s
own t i m e w i t h o u t p a y .

v o l u n t a r i l y for

t h e i r own b e n e f i t

will

do s o on

their

2) Any e m p l o y e e o r d e r e d t o a t t e n d s c h o o l i n g o r i n s t r u c t i o n s o u t s i d e
of,
a n d i n a d d i t i o n t o h i s / h e r r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d w o r k i n g h o u r s o n a n y d a y s h a l l be
a l l o w e d f o r s u c h a t t e n d a n c e time and o n e - h a l f at h i s / h e r r e g u l a r r a t e o f pay,
e x c e p t t h a t when a n e m p l o y e e b e c a u s e o f e r r o r s o r d e r e l i c t i o n i n t h e p e r f o r m a n c e
of h i s / h e r d u t i e s , i s r e q u i r e d by the A u t h o r i t y , i n d i s c i p l i n a r y proceedings
to
r e p o r t f o r s c h o o l i n g o r i n s t r u c t i o n s , h e / s h e s h a l l r e c e i v e no a l l o w a n c e o r p a y
therefor.
J.

Safety

Equipment

Employees s h a l l be p r o v i d e d ,
without cost
to themselves,
with
safety
equipment as r e q u i r e d and as a u t h o r i z e d by t h e Heads o f t h e D e p a r t m e n t s .
The work s h o e a l l o w a n c e f o r a l l D i s t r i b u t i o n e m p l o y e e s s h a l l be
fifty
d o l l a r s ( $ 5 0 ) p a y a b l e i n May o f e a c h y e a r .
Work s h o e s m u s t b e w o r n d u r i n g t h e i r
t o u r o f d u t y , a n d must be i n conformance w i t h t h e s t a n d a r d s e s t a b l i s h e d by t h e
divisionAny e m p l o y e e f o u n d i n n o n c o m p l i a n c e w i l l b e d e n i e d w o r k f o r t h e i r t o u r
o f d u t y a n d may b e s u b j e c t t o d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i o n .
K.

V a c a t i o n Time

1) R a i l r o a d S t o c k w o r k e r s w i t h l e s s t h a n f i v e ( 5 ) y e a r s o f s e r v i c e a t t h e
b e g i n n i n g o f t h e v a c a t i o n y e a r s h a l l be p e r m i t t e d t o u s e one (1) week o f v a c a t i o n
in single days.
T h o s e e m p l o y e e s w i t h more t h a n f i v e (5) y e a r s o f s e r v i c e s h a l l
be p e r m i t t e d t o u s e two (2) w e e k s o f v a c a t i o n i n s i n g l e d a y s .
A l l vacation time
must be s c h e d u l e d d u r i n g t h e v a c a t i o n p i c k .
One ( 1 ) o r t w o
(2) weeks
of
vacation,
as p r o v i d e d above,
may l a t e r b e c a n c e l l e d i n o r d e r t o a l l o w t h e
employee to a v a i l h i m / h e r s e l f o f the above p r o v i s i o n .
The s i n g l e d a y s must be
used p r i o r t o c a n c e l e d v a c a t i o n week or w e e k s .
2) E m p l o y e e s m u s t s u b m i t
t h e i r requests
for
vacation
in single
days
f o r t y - e i g h t ( 4 8 ) h o u r s p r i o r t o t h e r e q u e s t e d d a y s o t h a t Management c a n r e v i e w
s t a f f i n g r e q u i r e m e n t s t o d e t e r m i n e w h e t h e r t h e e m p l o y e e ' s r e q u e s t c a n be g r a n t e d .
S u c h t i m e w i l l b e g r a n t e d o n l y when c o v e r a g e i s a v a i l a b l e .
No r e q u e s t s
for
s i n g l e d a y s d u r i n g J u l y a n d A u g u s t s h a l l be c o n s i d e r e d e x c e p t i n t h e e v e n t o f
bona f i d e e m e r g e n c i e s .
F o r the purpose of t h i s Agreement, v a c a t i o n i n l e s s than
whole week p e r i o d s w i l l be c o n s i d e r e d s i n g l e v a c a t i o n d a y s .
L.

Utility

Positions

Positions
designated
as
Utility
may c o v e r
bargaining
unit
work
as
h e r e t o f o r e , e x c e p t t h a t a p o r t i o n o f s u c h p o s i t i o n s a s a r e d e s i g n a t e d b y t h e TA
a s u t i l i t y p o s i t i o n s s h a l l b e ATU 7 2 6 b a r g a i n i n g u n i t p e r s o n n e l a n d s h a l l p e r f o r m
such work i n S t a t e n I s l a n d u n l e s s o t h e r w i s e a s s i g n e d .

90

ARTICLE

SECTION

4.0

IV.

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION.

The p a r t i e s h a v e b y m u t u a l a g r e e m e n t ,
i n w r i t i n g t h i s Agreement:
consolidated,
e d i t e d , d e l e t e d f r o m , r e w r i t t e n a n d r e - p h r a s e d f o r c l a r i t y ; t h e 1980 a n d 1978
Agreements and t h e l e t t e r s appended t h e r e t o , and t h e r e l e v a n t S e c t i o n s of Part
I I I o f the A u t h o r i t y ' s R u l e s and R e g u l a t i o n s and t h e a p p r o p r i a t e
s c h e d u l e s of
working c o n d i t i o n s ,
t h e 1 9 8 2 a r b i t r a t i o n p a n e l a w a r d , t h e 1 9 8 5 Memorandum o f
U n d e r s t a n d i n g , t h e November 2 0 , 1 9 8 9 Memorandum o f U n d e r s t a n d i n g , t h e S e p t e m b e r
4,
1 9 9 2 Memorandum o f
Understanding,
the
F e b r u a r y 24,
1 9 9 5 Memorandum o f
U n d e r s t a n d i n g , t h e S t i p u l a t i o n o f A g r e e m e n t d a t e d November 7 , 1995 a d o p t i n g the
t e r m s o f t h e R u b i n A w a r d , t h e D e c e m b e r 1 0 , 1997 Memorandum o f U n d e r s t a n d i n g , and
t h e m i s c e l l a n e o u s a g r e e m e n t s a t t a c h e d h e r e t o a s A p p e n d i x K.
Every effort
h a s b e e n made t o p r e s e r v e t h e i n t e n t a n d m e a n i n g o f
the
o r i g i n a l documents except as changed i n c o l l e c t i v e b a r g a i n i n g .
I n the event of
any s u b s e q u e n t d i s p u t e o v e r t h e i n t e r p r e t a t i o n o r a p p l i c a t i o n o f any s u c h e d i t e d
or r e w r i t t e n p r o v i s i o n , the i n t e n t of the o r i g i n a l language of the p r o v i s i o n
s h a l l be c o n t r o l l i n g .
Except as otherwise h e r e i n provided,
t h i s Agreement,
and each of
its
p r o v i s i o n s , p r o v i d e d t h e y a r e n o t i n v i o l a t i o n o f l a w as d e t e r m i n e d by a c o u r t
o f c o m p e t e n t j u r i s d i c t i o n , s h a l l b e e f f e c t i v e a s o f O c t o b e r 1, 1997 e x c e p t a s t o
p r o v i s i o n s made e f f e c t i v e a t a l a t e r d a t e b y t h e Memorandum o f U n d e r s t a n d i n g ,
dated
December 10,
1997 a n d s h a l l
continue i n full
force
and e f f e c t
until
December 15, 1 9 9 9 .
To t h e e x t e n t
that
any o f
the provisions
of
t h i s Agreement
require
approval of,
or are subject
to modification,
by a f e d e r a l
or s t a t e
agency
p u r s u a n t t o s t a t u t e o r r e g u l a t i o n s i s s u e d t h e r e u n d e r , t h e y s h a l l be s u b j e c t t o
such approval or m o d i f i c a t i o n .
I T I S A G R E E D BY AND B E T W E E N T H E P A R T I E S THAT ANY P R O V I S I O N O F T H I S
AGREEMENT R E Q U I R I N G L E G I S L A T I V E A C T I O N TO PERMIT I T S IMPLEMENTATION BY AMENDMENT
OF LAW OR BY P R O V I D I N G A D D I T I O N A L FUNDS T H E R E F O R , S H A L L NOT BECOME E F F E C T I V E
U N T I L THE A P P R O P R I A T E L E G I S L A T I V E BODY HAS G I V E N A P P R O V A L .

91

of

the

I N W I T N E S S WHEREOF,
day and y e a r f i r s t

the p a r t i e s hereto
above w r i t t e n .

have

set

their

hands

and

seals

Dated

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

NEW YORK C I T Y

Martin Schnabel
General Counsel

Lawrence G.
President

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

AMALGAMATED T R A N S I T UNION,
DIVISION 726, AFL-CIO

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TRANSIT

AUTHORITY

RRe ue t u
e rt e r ^

APPENDIX A

Appendix A has

been

prepared

to

implement

a.
T h e wage r a t e s
for hourly
s h a l l be i n c r e a s e d as
follows:
E f f e c t i v e November
effect
on O c t o b e r
percent.

the
not

paid

the

following:

employees

represented

by

the

Union

1, 1 9 9 8 , t h e r a t e s o f p a y t h a t w e r e i n
31,
1998
s h a l l be
i n c r e a s e d by
3.75

R a t e s of pay below the top r a t e s


appropriate progression schedule.
be
adjusted.

s h a l l be a d j u s t e d i n a c c o r d a n c e
Prequalification training rates

with
will

I n t h e c a s e o f a n y c o n f l i c t b e t w e e n wage r a t e s s e t f o r t h i n A p p e n d i c e s
A a n d B a n d wage r a t e s d e f i n e d b y t h e a b o v e g o v e r n i n g l a n g u a g e , t h e wage
r a t e s as d e f i n e d by the above governing language s h a l l p r e v a i l .
b.
P r o v i s i o n a l e m p l o y e e s s h a l l r e c e i v e wage r a g e s a p p l i c a b l e t o p e r m a n e n t
e m p l o y e e s a f t e r one y e a r o f s e r v i c e i n a p r o v i s i o n a l s t a t u s , e v e n though
they retain their provisional status.

93

APPENDIX A
HOURLY R A T E S O F PAY - HOURLY RATED E M P L O Y E E S
( A P P O I N T E D P R I O R TO 4 / 1 / 8 0 )
TITLE
Bus

(coda)

9/1/96

O p e r a t o r (325;
326)
for Permanents

for

Cleaner
for
for

. Entrance
A f t e r 6 months
A f t e r 12 m o n t h s

17.9875
18.7675
19.6150

18.6625
19.4725
20.3500

Provisionals

Entrance
A f t e r 6 months

17.5725
17.9875

18.2325
18.6625

(389)
Permanents

Entrance
2nd Y e a r

16.2600
16.6200

16.8700
17.2425

Provisionals

Entrance

15.8375

16.4325

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Y e a r
4t h Y e a r

19.2325
19.6650
20.0500
20.8700

20.4025
20.8025
21.6525

Entrance

18.8725

19.5800

Maintainer
Bus " A " ( 3 2 0 ) ; " B " ( 3 2 1 )
L i g h t (606)
Mechanical " B " (636); " C "
For

For

11/1/98

(637);

"D"

Permanents

Provisionals

Maintainer,

Electronic

Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue Equipment I

Maintainer,

Revenue Equipment I I

(441)

(499)
(502)

(638)

19.9525

Entrance

& Max

21.5475

22.3550

Entrance

& Max

21.2100

22.0050

Entrance

& Max

21.5475

22.3550

Entrance
2nd Year

17.2550
17.6500

17.9025
18.3125

Entrance

16.8625

17.4950

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

19.3925
19.7575
20.1425
20.5750

20.1200
20.4975
20.8975
21.3475

Entrance .

16.8150
17.2375
17.6300
18.0375
18.4050

17.4450
17.8850
18.2900
18.7150
19.0950

Maintainer's Helper
" A " ( 6 1 5 ) , " B " ( 6 1 6 ) , " D " (618)
E l e c t r o n i c Equipment (444)
L i g h t (605)
M e c h a n i c a l (628)
for Permanents and
P r o v i s i o n a l Promotees

for

Provisional Appointees

Railroad Stockhandler

(724)

Railroad Stock Assistant

(722)

2nd
3rd
4th
5th

94

Year
Year
Year
Year

APPENDIX A
HOURLY R A T E S O F PAY - HOURLY R A T E D E M P I O Y E E S
( A P P O I N T E D ON OR A F T E R 4 / 1 / 8 0 B U T P R I O R TO 7 / 1 / 8 5 )
TITLE
Bus

Operator

(code)

9/1/96

( 3 2 5 ; 326)

Entrance
7 t h month
2nd Year
19ch month
month

14.7125
15.6925
16.6725
17.6525
16.6350
19.6150

15.2650
16.2800
17.2975
18.3150
19.3350
20.3500

Entrance
7 t h month
2nd Year
19th month
3rd Year
3 1 " month

12.4650
13.2950
14.1275
14.9575
15.7900
16.6200

12.9325
13.7945
14.6575
15.5175
16.3825
17.2425

jrd Y e a r

31st
Cleaner

(389)

Maintainer
Bus " A " ( 3 2 0 ) ; " B " ( 3 2 1 )
L i g h t (606)
Mechanical " B " (636); " C " (637);
T u r n s t i l e (932)

11/1/98

" D " (638)

For

Permanents

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

19.
19.
20.
20.

2325
6650
0500
8700

19.9525
20.4025
20.8025
21.6525

For

Provisonals

Entrance

18. 8725

19.5800

Maintainer,

Electronic

Maintainer,

Revenue Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue Equipment I I

Maintainer's

Equipment
I

(441)
(499)
(502)

& Max

21. 5475

22.3550

Entrance

& Max

21. 2100

22.0050

Entrance

6 Max

21. 5475

22.3550

Entrance
7 t h month
2nd Year
1 9 t h month
3rd Year
3 1 s t month

13.2375
14.1200
15.0025
15.8850
16.7675
17.6500

13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4tn Year

19.3925
19.7575
20.1425

2 0 . 1200
20. 4975
2 0 . 8975

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year
5th Year

16.8150
17.2375
17.6300
18.0375
18.4050

Helper

" A " (615), " B " (616), " D " (618)


E l e c t r o n i c Equipment (444)
L i g h t (605)
Mechanical (628)

R a i l r o a d S t o c k h a n d l e r (724)

Railroad

Entrance

Stock A s s i s t a n t

(722)

95

20.5750

7350
6500
5650
4800
3975
3125

21.3475
17.
17.
18.
18.
19.

4450
8850
2900
7150
0950

APPENDIX A
HOURLY RATES OF PAY - HOURLY RATED EMPLOYEES
(APPOINTED AFTER 7 / 1 / 8 5 BUT PRIOR TO 9 / 4 / 9 2 )
TITLE (code)
Bus

Operator

(325;

C l e a n e r (389)
A p p o i n t e d on o r
to 4/29/88

9/1/96

326)

after

7/1/85

but

prior

Cleaner for P r o v i s i o n a l s
A p p o i n t e d on o r a f t e r
4/29/88

Maintainer
Bus " A " ( 3 2 0 ) ; " B "
(321)
Light
(606)
Mechanical " 8 " (636); " C "
Turnstile
(932)

11/1/98

Entrance
Year
3 t d Year
Year

13.7300
15.6925
17.6525
19.6150

14.2450
16.2800
18.3150
20.3500

Entrance
2nd Year
3rf Year
4 th Y e a r
Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

11.6250
13.2950
14.9575
16.6200
9.9150
11.3350
12.7450
16.6200

12.0725
13.7925
15.5175
17.2425
10.2875
11.7600
13.2225
17.2425

19.
20.
20.
21.

(637)

(638)

For

Permanents

Entrance
2n0 Year
3rd Year
4t h Y e a r

19.
19.
20.
20.

For

Provisonals

Entrance

1 8 . 8725

1 9 . 5800

Maintainer,

Electronic

Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue Equipment I I

(441)
(499)
(502)

Maintainer's Helper
" A " ( 6 1 5 ) , " B " ( 6 1 6 ) , " D " (618)
E l e c t r o n i c Equipment (444)
Light
(605)
Mechanical
(628)

Railroad

Stockhandler

(724)

& Max

2 1 . 5475

2 2 . 3550

Entrance

& Max

2 1 . 2100

2 2 . 0050

Entrance

& Max

2 1 . 5475

2 2 . 3550

Entrance
2nd Year
3 r t Year
4th Year

12.3550
14.1200
15,8850
17.6500

12
14
16
18

Entrance
2
Year
3
Year
4"1 Y e a r

19.3925
19.7575
20.1425
20.5750

20 . 1 2 0 0
20 . 4 9 7 5
20.8975
21 . 3 4 7 5

Entrance
2nd Year
3
Year
4th Year

12.8800
14.7225
16.5600
18.4050

13
15
17
19

r t

Stock

Assistant

(722)

r t

96

9525
4025
8025
6525

Entrance

Railroad

2325
6650
0500
8700

.8175
.6500
.4800
.3125

.3625
.2750
.1800
.0950

APPENDIX A
HOURLY RATES OF PAY - HOURLY RATED EMPLOYEES
(APPOINTED ON OR AFTRE 9 / 1 / 9 2 )

T I T L E 326)
(codQ)

Bus O p e r a t o r

(325;

9/1/96 n/x/

Entrance
2
Year
3
Year
4
Year

13.7300
14.7125
16.6725
19.6150

14
15
17
20

.2450
.2650
.2975
.3500

Entrance
2
Year
3r d Y e a r
4
Year

9.9150
11.3350
12.7450
16.6200

10
11
13
17

.2875
.7600
.2225
.2425

Entrance
2
Year
3
Year
4
Year

19.2325
19.6650
20.0500
20.8700

19
20
20
21

.9525
.4025
.8025
. 6525

Entrance

18.8725

19 . 5 8 0 0

n d

c d

t h

Cleaner

(389)

n d

tfl

Maintainer
B u s "A" ( 3 2 0 ) ; " B "
(321)
Light
(606)
M e c h a n i c a l " B " ( 6 3 6 ) ; "C"
Turnstile
(932)
For

( 637);

PermanentS

"D"

(638)

n d

r d

t h

For

Provisonals

Maintainer,

Electronic

Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue Equipment

II

Maintainer's
Helper
"A" ( 6 1 5 ) , " B " ( 6 1 6 ) ,
E l e c t r o n i c Equipment
Light
(605)
Mechanical
(628)

(441)
(499)
(502)

Entrance

& Max

21.5475

22 . 3 5 5 0

Entrance

& Max

21.2100

22 .0050

Entrance

& Max

21.5475

22 . 3 5 5 0

Entrance
2
Year
3
Year
4t h Y e a r

12.3550
13-2375
15.0025
17.6500

12
13
15
18

.8175
.7350
.5650
.3125

Entrance

19.3925
19.7575
20.1425
20.5750

20
20
20
21

.1200
.4975
.8975
.3475

12.8800
14.7225
16.5600
18.4050

13.3625
15,2750
17.1800
19.0950

" D " { 618)


(444)

n d

r d

Railroad

Stockhandler

(724)

2
Year
3 r d Year
4t h Year
n d

Railroad

Stock A s s i s t a n t

(722)

Entrance

2 n d Year
3 * Year
4 t h Year

97

APPENDIX B

Appendix

B has

been

prepared

to

implement

the

following:

The e x i s t i n g Appendix B t o t h e c o n t r a c t s h a l l be amended t o p r o v i d e f o r a


o n e - t i m e i n c r e a s e o f 3.75% e f f e c t i v e
N o v e m b e r 1,
1998 i n t h e t o p
night
d i f f e r e n t i a l r a t e s w h i c h t h e r e a f t e r s h a l l be f r o z e n .
R a t e s below the top
rate
s h a l l be
adjusted
i n accordance
w i t h he a p p r o p r i a t e
progression
schedule.
As
an
illustration,
Bus
Operator
N o v e m b e r 1, 1998 s h a l l b e :
Employee A p p o i n t e d P r i o r
Entrance
A f t e r 6 months
A f t e r 12 m o n t h s

to

night

differential

1.2889
1.344 6
1.4055

1.1648

New H i r e s o n o r a f t e r
Entrance
7 t h month
2nd y e a r . . ,
1 9 t h month
3rd year
3 1 s t month

4/1/80 b u t p r i o r to 4/1/85
.1.0541
1.1243
1.1947
1.264 9
1.3353
1.4055

New H i r e s

4/1/85 b u t p r i o r

to

9/4/92

Entrance

0,9839

2nd y e a r
3rd year
4th year

1.1243
1.2649
1.4055

New H i r e s
Entrance
2nd y e a r
3rd year
4th year

on or a f t a r

effective

4/1/80

Provisionals
Entrance

on o r a f t e r

rates

9/4/92
0.9839
1.0541
1.1947
1.4055

E f f e c t i v e May 1, 1 9 9 3 , f o r e m p l o y e e s h i r e d p r i o r t o A p r i l 1 , 1 9 8 5 ,
differential
p a y f o r weekend and n i g h t w o r k was f r o z e n a t 11.29% o f t h e r a t e s o f p a y i n e f f e c t
o n M a r c h 3 1 , 1 9 8 5 f o r t h e a p p r o p r i a t e s t e p o f t h e wage p r o g r e s s i o n f o r t h e t i t l e
a n d was n o t f u r t h e r i n c r e a s e d d u r i n g t h e t e r m o f t h a t a g r e e m e n t .
For employees
h i r e d on o r a f t e r A p r i l 1 , 1 9 8 5 s u c h d i f f e r e n t i a l was p a i d a t a r a t e o f
11.29%
of the top r a t e f o r t h e i r r e s p e c t i v e t i t l e s on or a f t e r March 3 1 , 1985 r e d u c e d
a t e a c h s t e p i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e wage p r o g r e s s i o n
as
set
forth
above.
Appendix B d e t a i l s t h e amounts o f d i f f e r e n t i a l pay t h a t w i l l be p a y a b l e i n a
m a n n e r c o n s i s t e n t w i t h t h e wage p r o g r e s s i o n a b o v e a n d wage p r o g r e s s i o n s c u r r e n t l y
i n effect for incumbents.
I n the c a s e of any c o n f l i c t between n i g h t d i f f e r e n t i a l
rates set
forth
in
Appendix B and the n i g h t d i f f e r e n t i a l
r a t e s d e f i n e d by t h e above
governing
language, the r a t e s d e f i n e d by the above g o v e r n i n g l a n g u a g e s h a l l p r e v a i l .

98

APPENDIX S
NIGHT SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL - RATES OP PAY
(APPOINTED PRIOR TO 4 / 1 / 8 0 )
T i t l e (code)
Bus

9/1/96

Operator ( 3 2 5 / 326)
For Pernianents

For

Provisionals

C l e a n e r (389)
For
Pernianents
For

Provisionals

Maintainer
Bus " A " ( 3 2 0 ) ; " B " ( 3 2 1 )
Light (606)
M e c h a n i c a l " B " ( 6 3 6 ) ; "C
Turnstile
(932)
For
Permanents

For

(637)

Electronic

Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue

Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue

Equipment

II

(441)
(499)
(502)

Maintainer's
Helper
"A" (615),
" B " ( 6 1 6 ) , " D " (618)
E l e c t r o n i c Equipment
(444)
Light (605)
Mechanical
(628)
For Permanents and P r o v i s i o n a l
Promotees
For

Provisional

Railroad

Stockhandler

Railroad

Stock

Appointees
(724)

Assistant

Entrance
A f t e r 6 months
A f t e r 12 months

1.2423
1.2960
1.3547

1-2889
1.3446
1.4055

Entrance

1.2138

1.2593

Entrance
2nd Year
Entrance

1.1227
1.1475
1.0942

1.1648
1.1905
1.1352

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4t h Y e a r

1 .3284
1 .3581
1 .3846
1 .4413

1.3782
1.4090
1.4365
1.4953

Entrance

1 ,3030

1.3519

!638)

Provisionals

Maintainer,

U/i/98

(722)

99

Entrance

& Max

1 .4881

1.5439

Entrance

& Max

1 .4789

1.5344

Entrance

& Max

1 .4881

1.5439

Entrance
2ftd Year

1.1917
1.2189

1.2364
1.2646

Entrance

1.1645

1.2082

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4t h Y e a r

1.3395
1.3645
1.3910
1.4212

1.3897
1.4157
1.4432
1.4745

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4t h Y e a r
5ch Year

1.1613
1.1898
1.2175
1.2454
1.2708

1.2048
1.2344
1.2632
1.2921
1.3185

APPENDIX B
N I G H T S H I F T D I F F E R E N T I A L - R A T E S O F PAY
{ A P P O I N T E D ON OR A F T E R 4 / 1 / 8 0 BUT P R I O R TO 7 / 1 / 8 5 )
Title
Bus

Operator

Cleaner

(code)

( 3 2 5 / 326)

(389)

Maintainer
Bus " A " ( 3 2 0 ) ;
Light (606)
Mechanical " B "
T u r n s t i l e (932)
For
Permanents

For

9/1/96

11/1/98

Entrance
7 t h month
2nd Year
1 9 t h month
3r d Y e a r
3 1 s t month

.0160
.0837
.1515
.2192
1.2870
1.3547

1.0541
1.1243
1.1947
1,2649
1.3353
1.4055

Entrance
7t h m o n t h
2nd Y e a r
1 9 t h month
Year
3 1 " month

0.8608
0.9180
0.9753
1.0326
1.0901
1.1475

8931
9524
0119
0713
1310
1905

(321)
636);

(637)

C"

(638)

Provisionals

Maintainer,

Electronic

Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue

Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue

Equipment

I I

(441)
(499)
(502)

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

1.
1.
1.
1.

3284
3581
3846
4413

1. , 3 7 8 2
1. , 4 0 9 0
1. . 4 3 6 5
1.. 4 9 5 3

Entrance

1. 3 0 3 0

1,, 3 5 1 9

Entrance

& Max

1. 4 8 8 1

1.. 5 4 3 9

Entrance

& Max

1. 4 7 8 9

1,. 5 3 4 4

Entrance

& Max

1. 4 8 8 1

1,. 5 4 3 9

Entrance
7 t h month
2nd Year
1 9 t h month
3rd Year
3 1 s t month

0.9141
0.975O
1.0360
1.0970
1.1579
1.2189

9484
0116
0749
1381
2013
2646

Entrance
2nd Year
3rt Year
4^ Year

1.3395
1.3645
1.3910
1.4212

1.3897
1.4157
1.4432
1.4745

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year
Year

1.1613
1.1898
1.2175
1.2454
1.2708

1.2048
1.2344
1,2632
1.2921
1.3185

Maintainer's
Helper
" A " ( 6 1 5 ) , " B " ( 6 1 6 ) , " D " (618)
E l e c t r o n i c Equipment (444)
L i g h t (605)
Mechanical (628)

Railroad

Stockhandler

(724]

Railroad

Stock Assistant

(722)

100

j?

APPENDIX B
NIGHT SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL - RATES OF PAY
(APPOINTED ON OR AFTER 7/1/85 BUT PRIOR TO 9/4/92)
Title
Bus

Operator

(325/

Cleaner
(389)
A p p o i n t e d on o r
4/29/88

(code)

9/1/96

326)

after

7/1/85

but

prior

to

219)
Cleaner
(389; 217;
A p p o i n t e d on o r a f t e r 4 / 2 9 / 8 8

Maintainer
Bus " A " ( 3 2 0 ) ; " B "
(321)
Light
(606)
Mechanical " B " (636); " C "
Turnstile
(932)
For
Permanents

For

1637)

Electronic

Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue

Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue

Equipment

II

Maintainer's
Helper
"A" (615), " B " (616),
E l e c t r o n i c Equipment
Light
(605)
Mechanical
(628)

Railroad

Stockhandler

Railroad

Stock Assistant

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4t h Y e a r

0.
1.
1.
1.

9483
0837
2192
3547

0.9839
1.1243
1.2649
1.4055

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4"1 Y e a r

0.
0,
1.
1.

8032
9180
0327
1475

0.8333
0.9524
1.0714
1.1905

Entrance
2n d Y e a r
3rd Year
4t h Y e a r

0.
0.
1.
1.

8032
9180
0327
1475

0.8333
0.9524
1.0714
1.1905

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4t h Y e a r

1.
1.
1.
1.

3284
3581
3846
4413

1.
1.
1.
1.

Entrance

1. 3 0 3 0

1. 3 5 1 9

(638)

Provisionals

Maintainer,

11/1/98

(441)
(499)
(502)

3782
4090
4365
4953

Entrance

&

Max

1. 4 8 8 1

1, 5 4 3 9

Entrance

&

Max

1. 4 7 8 9

1. 5 3 4 4

Entrance

6 Max

1. 4 8 8 1

1. 5 4 3 9

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4t h Y e a r

0
0
1
1

.8531
.9750
.0970
.2189

0.8851
1.0116
1.1381
1.2646

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4tft Y e a r

1
1
1
1

.3395
.3645
.3910
.4212

1.3897
1.4157
1.4432
1.4745

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4t h Y e a r

0
1
1
1

.8895
.0165
.1437
.2708

0.9229
1.0546
1.1866
1.3185

" D " (618]


(444)

(724)

(722)

101

APPENDIX B
N I G H T S H I F T D I F F E R E N T I A L - P A T E S O F PAY
( A P P O I N T E D ON OR A F T E R 9 / 4 / 9 2 )

Title
Bus Operator

Cleaner

(325/

(code)

9/1/96

326)

(389)

Maintainer
Bus " A " ( 3 2 0 ) ; " B "
(321)
Light
(606)
Mechanical " B " (636); " C "
Turnstile
(932)
For
Permanents

For

(637)

Provisionals

Maintainer,

Electronic

Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue

Equipment

Maintainer,

Revenue

Equipment

II

Maintainer's
Helper
" A " (615), " B " (616),
E l e c t r o n i c Equipment
Light
(605)
Mechanical
(628)

Railroad

Stockhandler

Railroad

Stock A s s i s t a n t

(441)
(499)
(502)

11/1/98

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
Year

0.9483
1.0160
1.1515
1.3547

0.9839
1.0541
1.1947
1.4055

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

0.8032
0.8606
0.9753
1.1475

0.8333
0.8929
1.0119
1.1905

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4t h Y e a r

1.
1.
1.
1.

1.
1.
1.
1.

Entrance

1. 3 0 3 0

1. 3 5 1 9

(638)
3284
3581
3846
4413

3782
4090
4365
4953

Entrance

& Max

1. 4 8 8 1

1. 5 4 3 9

Entrance

& Max

1. 4 7 8 9

1. 5344

Entrance

& Max

1. 4 8 8 1

1. 5 4 3 9

Entrance
2nd Year
3Id Year
4th Year

0.8531
0.9141
1.0360
1.2189

0.8851
0.9484
1.0749
1.2646

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
4t6 Year

1.3395
1.3645
1.3910
1.4212

1.3897
1-4157
1.4432
1.4745

Entrance
2nd Year
3rd Year
401 Year

0.8895
0.9530

0.9229
0.9887
1.1206
1.3185

" D " (618)


(444)

(724)

(722)

102

1.0801
1.2708

APPENDIX C
DRUGS AMD CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
POLICY/INSTRUCTION
1.0

POLICY
1.1

2.0

It
is
the p o l i c y
of
the
A u t h o r i t y to o p e r a t e
and m a i n t a i n
its
transportation
facilities
i n a safe
and e f f i c i e n t
manner and
to
p r o v i d e a s a f e work environment for i t s p a s s e n g e r s and employees.
P o s s e s s i o n or t h e use o f Drugs and C o n t r o l l e d S u b s t a n c e s
t h a t may
p r e v e n t a n e m p l o y e e o f t h e A u t h o r i t y from p e r f o r m i n g t h e d u t i e s
of
h i s / h e r job s a f e l y and/or e f f i c i e n t l y i s p r o h i b i t e d .
In addition,
it
i s the p o l i c y of
the A u t h o r i t y to provide e l i g i b l e
employees
the
o p p o r t u n i t y t o r e h a b i l i t a t e t h e m s e l v e s by u s e o f c o u n s e l i n g s e r v i c e s
as p r o v i d e d i n t h i s p o l i c y .

PURPOSE
2,1

3.0

4.0

The p u r p o s e o f t h i s P / I i s t o s e t f o r t h p o l i c i e s and t h e p r o c e d u r e s
c o n c e r n i n g employee p o s s e s s i o n
or use of C o n t r o l l e d Substances
or
Drugs, as d e f i n e d i n paragraph
4.0.

SCOPE
3.1

This

P/I

shall

apply

to

all

ATU r e p r e s e n t e d

employees.

3.2

A u t h o r i t y - F o r t h e p u r p o s e o f t h i s P / I s h a l l mean t h e New Y o r k C i t y
Transit
Authority,
Manhattan and Bronx S u r f a c e
Transit
Operating
A u t h o r i t y , Staten I s l a n d Rapid T r a n s i t Operating A u t h o r i t y and/or the
S o u t h B r o o k l y n R a i l w a y Company.

DEFINITIONS
4.1

C o n t r o l l e d S u b s t a n c e s - drugs or substances
l i s t e d in Public Health
Law S e c t i o n 3 3 0 6 , i n c l u d i n g b u t n o t l i m i t e d t o m a r i j u a n a
(marijuana),
h e r o i n , LSD, c o n c e n t r a t e d cannabis or c a n n a b i n o i d s , h a s h i s h or hash
o i l , morphine or i t s d e r i v a t i v e s , mescaline, peyote,
phencyclidene
(angel
dust),
opium,
opiates,
methadone,
cocaine,
guaaludes,
amphetamines, Seconal, c o d e i n e , p h e n o b a r b i t a l , or v a l i u m .

4.2

Drug - A n y s u b s t a n c e w h i c h r e q u i r e s a p r e s c r i p t i o n o r o t h e r w r i t i n g
f r o m a l i c e n s e d p h y s i c i a n o r d e n t i s t f o r i t s u s e a n d w h i c h may i m p a i r
a n e m p l o y e e ' s a b i l i t y t o p e r f o r m h i s / h e r j o b o r w h o s e u s e may p o s e a
threat to the s a f e t y of others.

4.3

M a r i j u a n a - ( M a r i j u a n a ) - means a l l p a r t s o f t h e p l a n t o f t h e genus
Cannabis,
whether growing or
not;
the
seeds
thereof;
the
resin
e x t r a c t e d from a n y p a r t o f t h e p l a n t ; and e v e r y compound, m a n u f a c t u r e ,
s a l t , d e r i v a t i v e , mixture, or preparation of the plant, i t s seeds or
resin.
I t does not i n c l u d e the mature s t a l k s o f the p l a n t ,
fiber
p r o d u c e d from t h e s t a l k s ,
o i l o r c a k e made f r o m t h e s e e d s o f
the
p l a n t , a n y o t h e r compound, m a n u f a c t u r e , s a l t , d e r i v a t i v e , m i x t u r e , o r
preparation
of
the
mature
stalks
(except
the
resin
extracted
therefrom), f i b e r , o i l , o r cake, or the s t e r i l i z e d seed of the plant
which i s i n c a p a b l e of germination.

4.4

Medical Authorization A prescription or


other
w r i t i n g from
a
l i c e n s e d p h y s i c i a n o r d e n t i s t f o r t h e use o f a Drug i n t h e c o u r s e o f
m e d i c a l t r e a t m e n t , i n c l u d i n g t h e u s e of methadone i n a c e r t i f i e d drug
program.

103

5.0

REPORTING AND T E S T I N G OF CONTROLLED S U B S T A N C E S ,

DRUGS AND MARIJUANA

Reporting
5.1

Each employee i s under an a f f i r m a t i v e


obligation
to r e p o r t to
the
Authority's
medical
department
h i s / h e r use
or
possession
of
any
C o n t r o l l e d Substance o r Drug.
E a c h employee must a l s o r e p o r t the use
of any o t h e r drug or s u b s t a n c e , whether o r not u s e d p u r s u a n t to p r o p e r
medical authorization,
w h i c h may i m p a i r j o b p e r f o r m a n c e
or pose a
hazard to the safety of others.
Questions concerning the e f f e c t of a
Drug on p e r f o r m a n c e
s h o u l d be r e f e r r e d t o t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s M e d i c a l
Department.

5.2

Each employee s h a l l p r o v i d e e v i d e n c e o f m e d i c a l a u t h o r i z a t i o n upon


request.
The f a i l u r e t o r e p o r t t h e u s e o f s u c h Drugs o r C o n t r o l l e d
S u b s t a n c e s t o t h e M e d i c a l Department as d e s c r i b e d i n 5.1 above, o r t h e
f a i l u r e t o p r o v i d e e v i d e n c e of m e d i c a l a u t h o r i z a t i o n upon r e q u e s t
will
r e s u l t i n d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i o n a n d may b e d e e m e d p r o p e r g r o u n d s
for
dismissal.
The M e d i c a l
Department
shall
notify
the
employee's
Department Head a s
appropriate.

Testing
5.3

6.0

Employees o f t h e A u t h o r i t y s h a l l s u b m i t t o Drug s c r e e n i n g
o r d e r e d t o do s o i n t h e f o l l o w i n g c i r c u m s t a n c e s :

when

5.3.1

Back-to-work p h y s i c a l following extended i l l n e s s ,


or unauthorized absence,
(21 o r more d a y s ) ;

5.3.2

Biannual and/or

5.3.3

Physical

5.3.4

When d i r e c t e d
b y members
of
supervision
or
management
f o l l o w i n g any a c c i d e n t or unusual i n c i d e n t t h a t occurs w h i l e
on d u t y where i t i s r e a s o n a b l e t o c o n c l u d e t h a t d r u g / a l c o h o l
use c o u l d have c o n t r i b u t e d to the a c c i d e n t .

5.3.5

When a D r u g o r C o n t r o l l e d S u b s t a n c e h a s b e e n i d e n t i f i e d i n
a p r i o r t e s t a n d l e s s t h a n one y e a r h a s e l a p s e d s i n c e t h e
employee's
successful
completion of
the
EAP a n d ,
where
a p p l i c a b l e , t h e employee has been r e s t o r e d t o d u t y ;

5.3.6

When s u p e r v i s i o n o r m a n a g e m e n t h a s r e a s o n t o b e l i e v e
that
the employee
is
i m p a i r e d by v i r t u e
o f being under
the
influence
of
alcohol,
Controlled
Substances,
including
m a r i j u a n a , Drugs or any o t h e r
substance.

5.3.7

When t h e e m p l o y e e
selected pursuant

annual p e r i o d i c

examinations

is
to

for

Use o r p o s s e s s i o n
Drugs i s s t r i c t l y

of Controlled
prohibited.

suspension

physicals;

promotion;

c l a s s i f i e d as s a f e t y - s e n s i t i v e
t h e random t e s t i n g
program.

U S E OR P O S S E S S I O N O F C O N T R O L L E D S U B S T A N C E S ,

6.1

testing

Substances,

DRUGS AND

and

is

MARIJUANA

including

marijuana,

and/or

Except as s e t f o r t h i n paragraph 6.7 i n c l u s i v e use or p o s s e s s i o n


of
any C o n t r o l l e d Substance,
as that term i s d e f i n e d i n S e c t i o n
4.0,
DEFINITIONS, i n v i o l a t i o n of t h i s P / I i s s t r i c t l y p r o h i b i t e d and w i l l
r e s u l t i n d i s m i s s a l from s e r v i c e .
Use or p o s s e s s i o n of any Drug,
as
that term i s defined i n S e c t i o n 4.0, DEFINITIONS, i n v i o l a t i o n of t h i s
P / I i s s t r i c t l y p r o h i b i t e d a n d may r e s u l t i n d i s m i s s a l f r o m s e r v i c e .

104

6.2

R e f u s a l t o take such t e s t ( s )
a s p r o v i d e d f o r under p a r a g r a p h 5 . 3
h e r e i n w i l l be deemed an a d m i s s i o n o f i m p r o p e r u s e o f C o n t r o l l e d
S u b s t a n c e s o r Drugs and w i l l r e s u l t i n d i s m i s s a l from s e r v i c e .
The
p r o v i s i o n s o f S e c t i o n 9 . 0 s h a l l not a p p l y t o employees d i s m i s s e d under
t h i s paragraph.
Refusal

t o t a k e a random drug

test

i s treated

under S e c t i o n 1 0 . 3 .

6.3

Any employee v o l u n t a r i l y r e p o r t i n g h i s / h a t u s e o f Drugs o r C o n t r o l l e d


S u b s t a n c e s may be t e m p o r a r i l y r e a s s i g n e d , t r a n s f e r r e d o r p l a c e d on a
leave i n accordance with t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s r e s t r i c t e d duty p o l i c y .

6.4

When t h e t e s t i n g i s p o s i t i v e
for c o n t r o l l e d substances
o r drugs,
including marijuana,
and t h e employee h a s l e s s t h a n one y e a r o f
s e r v i c e , h e / s h e s h a l l be d i s m i s s e d .
The p r o v i s i o n s o f S e c t i o n 9 . 0
s h a l l not a p p l y t o employees d i s m i s s e d u n d e r t h i s p a r a g r a p h .

6.5

When t h e t e s t i n g i s p o s i t i v e
for drugs or
excluding marijuana,
f o r an e m p l o y e e w i t h
s e r v i c e , t h e employee s h a l l be d i s m i s s e d .

6.6

An e m p l o y e e ,
w i t h more t h a n one ( 1 ) y e a r o f s e r v i c e ,
who
tests
p o s i t i v e f o r t h e f i r s t t i m e f o r d r u g s o r a l c o h o l u n d e r t h e random drug
t e s t i n g p r o g r a m s h a l l be t r e a t e d i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e p r o v i s i o n s o f
Section 10.1.

6.7

When t h e t e s t i n g i s p o s i t i v e f o r m a r i j u a n a f o r a n e m p l o y e e w i t h one
( 1 ) o r m o r e y e a r s o f s e r v i c e , t h e e m p l o y e e w i l l be r e f e r r e d t o t h e
U n i o n A s s i s t a n c e P r o g r a m (UAP) a n d w i l l be r e q u i r e d t o p a r t i c i p a t e i n
counseling.
F a i l u r e to p a r t i c i p a t e i n c o u n s e l i n g s h a l l r e s u l t i n
dismissal.
The p r o v i s i o n s o f S e c t i o n 9 . 0 s h a l l n o t a p p l y t o e m p l o y e e s
d i s m i s s e d under t h i s paragraph.
I n the e v e n t o f an i n c i d e n t , the
employee
shall
be
disciplined
for
any m i s c o n d u c t
o r improper
performance r e l a t i n g to the incident o n l y , i n a c c o r d a n c e with e x i s t i n g
r u l e s , r e g u l a t i o n s and p o l i c i e s of t h e A u t h o r i t y .

controlled
substances,
one o r m o r e y e a r s o f

An E m p l o y e e who i s r e f e r r e d t o t h e UAP p u r s u a n t t o t h i s
paragraph
s h a l l b e r e l i v e d o f h i s o r h e r r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s and p l a c e d on no w o r k
s t a t u s w i t h o u t p a y . The e m p l o y e e may r e q u e s t u s o f s i c k l e a v e b a l a n c e s
pursuant to S e c t i o n 2.6 of the c o l l e c t i v e b a r g a i n i n g agreement,
UAP
must c e r t i f y , i n w r i t i n g , t h a t t h e e m p l o y e e i s d r u g f r e e a n d e l i g i b l e
for r e s t o r a t i o n to duty.
UAP w i l l n o t i f y t h e A u t h o r i t i e s , i n w r i t i n g ,
when t h e e m p l o y e e h a s c o m p l e t e d i t s p r o g r a m .
The employee must a l s o
prove
that
he o r she i s
drug
free
(by means
of
an Authority
a d m i n i s t e r e d u r i n e t e s t ) b e f o r e he o r she i s r e t u r n e d t o d u t y .
6.8

I f a n e m p l o y e e who h a s t e s t e d p o s i t i v e f o r m a r i j u a n a f o r t h e f i r s t
t i m e h a s b e e n c e r t i f i e d b y UAP a s d r u g f r e e a n d i f t h e A u t h o r i t y
a d m i n i s t e r s a drug t e s t t o t h e employee; t h e r e s u l t s from t h e t e s t
s h a l l be o b t a i n e d b y t h e A u t h o r i t y w i t h i n 7 2 h o u r s .
I f the Authority
f a i l s t o o b t a i n a r e s u l t , t h e e m p l o y e e s h a l l be r e t u r n e d t o p a y s t a t u s
a f t e r 72 h o u r s , p e n d i n g r e c e i p t o f t e s t r e s u l t s , p r o v i d e d t h a t t h e
test result i s negative.

6.9

When t h e t e s t i n g i s p o s i t i v e f o r m a r i j u a n a f o r a n e m p l o y e e w i t h o n e
(1) o r m o r e y e a r s o f s e r v i c e , f o l l o w i n g a n i n c i d e n t t h a t r e s u l t e d i n
harm o r i n j u r y t o a n y p e r s o n where i t i s r e a s o n a b l e t o c o n c l u d e t h a t
drug usage c o u l d have c o n t r i b u t e d t o t h e i n c i d e n t , t h e employee s h a l l
be d i s m i s s e d .
.The p r o v i s i o n s o f S e c t i o n 9 . 0 s h a l l
not apply
to
employees d i s m i s s e d under t h i s paragraph.

105

7.0

6.10

I n Che e v e n t t h a t a n e m p l o y e e t e s t s p o s i t i v e
for dr^gg,
including
m a r i j u a n a , a n d / o r a l c o h o l a s e c o n d t i m e a s a r e s u l t c f any a l c o h o l
and/or drug t e s t i n g ,
i n c l u d i n g a random t e s t ,
t h e e m p l o y e e s h a l l be
d i s m i s s e d w i t h o u t r e s t o r a t i o n , e x c e p t t h a t when t h e s e c o n d p o s i t i v e
t e s t o c c u r s more t h a n one y e a r a f t e r t h e e m p l o y e e ' s r e s t o r a t i o n t o
d u t y f o l l o w i n g t h e f i r s t p o s i t i v e t e s t , t h e e m p l o y e e w i l l be e l i g i b l e
for
restoration
to
an
available,
budgeted
non-safety
sensitive
p o s i t i o n i f he/she again completes r e h a b i l i t a t i o n as described i n
s e c t i o n 8.0 and 9 . 0 .
The employee w i l l be p a i d t h e a p p l i c a b l e r a t e of
the n o n - s a f e t y s e n s i t i v e p o s i t i o n as p e r t h e c o l l e c t i v e b a r g a i n i n g
agreement.
T h e e m p l o y e e w i l l be r e c l a s s i f i e d a n d a s s i g n e d t o t h e
non-safety
sensitive
position
i n accordance
with
the
procedures
defined i n the r e s t r i c t e d duty p o l i c y .
S e c t i o n 2 . 1 6 does not a p p l y
herein.

6.11

A n e m p l o y e e who t e s t s p o s i t i v e a t h i r d t i m e s h a l l
the opportunity for r e s t o r a t i o n .

PROCEDURES
TESTING

FOR MAKING

BLOOD

OR U R I N E

SAMPLES

be d i s m i s s e d w i t h o u t

AVAILABLE

FOR CONFIRMATION

E m p l o y e e s whose d r u g s c r e e n i n g t e s t s r e s u l t i n a p o s i t i v e f i n d i n g s h a l l
have the option o f h a v i n g t h e r e s u l t s confirmed o u t s i d e of t h e l a b o r a t o r i e s
u t i l i z e d by t h e A u t h o r i t y .
When a n e m p l o y e e o r h i s / h e r r e p r e s e n t a t i v e r e q u e s t s t h a t a u r i n e s a m p l e o r
a frozen blood sample be sent for c o n f i r m a t i o n t e s t i n g o u t s i d e of
the
laboratories
u t i l i z e d by the Authority, the
following procedure
shall
apply:
7.1

The employee s h a l l
submit a w r i t t e n request to the Labor Disputes
R e s o l u t i o n S e c t i o n of the Labor R e l a t i o n s Department i n c l u d i n g the
employee's
name, p a s s number, t h e d a t e on w h i c h t h e s a m p l e s
were
given.
An e m p l o y e e w i l l be a l l o w e d f i v e (5) weeks from t h e d a t e t h e
r e s u l t s of t h e i n i t i a l t e s t s a r e r e p o r t e d to t h e employee to request
a c o n f i r m a t i o n r e t e s t from a n o t h e r l a b o r a t o r y .

7.2

Requests
employee
original

7.3

T h e e m p l o y e e may c h o o s e t o
l a b o r a t o r i e s t h a t a p p e a r on
Disputes Resolution Section
an employee chooses t o send
not appear on t h e a b o v e l i s t

7.4

The s e l e c t e d l a b o r a t o r y
transport of the sample.

7.5

The s e l e c t e d l a b o r a t o r y s h a l l f i l l out a c h a i n
w i l l be s u b m i t t e d w i t h t h e t e s t r e s u l t s .

7.6

The employee s h a l l be s o l e l y r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t h e c o s t o f t r a n s p o r t
the cost o f a l l l a b o r a t o r y t e s t s r e q u e s t e d .
A l l arrangements
payment s h a l l be made b y t h e e m p l o y e e w i t h t h e l a b o r a t o r y .

7.7

L a b o r a t o r y t e s t r e s u l t s s h a l l be s u b m i t t e d t o t h e A u t h o r i t y and t h e
employee.
Where t h e
initial
results
r e n d e r e d by t h e
laboratory
u t i l i z e d by t h e . T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y a r e not confirmed, the A u t h o r i t y
w i l l not p r o c e e d w i t h d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i o n f o r Drug and/or C o n t r o l l e d
Substance use.

f o r c o n f i r m a t i o n o f t e s t r e s u l t s c a n o n l y be h o n o r e d i f
chooses
to
give
sufficient
samples
at
the time of
examination.

the
the

s e n d h i s / h e r s a m p l e t o a n y one o f
the
a l i s t w h i c h i s m a i n t a i n e d by the L a b o r
o f t h e L a b o r R e l a t i o n s D e p a r t m e n t . Where
h i s / h e r sample to a l a b o r a t o r y t h a t does
,
Section

shall

be

responsible

106

for

of

the

pick-up

custody

form

and

which

and
for

7.8

For r e t e s t i n g b y a s e c o n d l a b o r a t o r y o f a l l d r u g s a n d c o n t r o l l e d
s u b s t a n c e s s u b j e c t t o t e s t i n g by t h e A u t h o r i t i e s , t h e d e f i n i t i o n o f
"negative r e t e s t r e s u l t " s h a l l be:
a l a b o r a t o r y t e s t u s i n g t h e same
procedure
as
Che
initial
laboratory's
confirmation
test
( i ,
c u r r e n t l y , a GCMS t e s t ) w h i c h r e p o r t s t h a t t h e r e i s p r e s e n t l e s s t h a n
o n e - h a l f o f t h e minimum q u a n t i t a t i v e c u t - o f f l e v e l u s e d b y t h e i n i t i a l
l a b o r a t o r y t o c o n f i r m t h a t a specimen has t e s t e d p o s i t i v e .
a

8.0

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


8.1

The E m p l o y e e A s s i s t a n c e P r o g r a m s h a l l p r o v i d e a s s i s t a n c e t o e m p l o y e e s
who a r e r e f e r r e d t o i t as p r o v i d e d i n t h i s P / I .
The EAP p r o g r a m w i l l
no l o n g e r s e r v i c e v o l u n t e e r s .

8.2

E m p l o y e e s r e f e r r e d t o EAP p r o g r a m s u n d e r t h e p r o v i s i o n o f t h i s p o l i c y
must
comply
in
all
respects
with
the
directions
and
program
r e q u i r e m e n t s o f E A P o r be s u b j e c t t o d i s m i s s a l f r o m s e r v i c e .
The
p r o v i s i o n s o f S e c t i o n 9.0 s h a l l n o t a p p l y t o employees d i s m i s s e d under
this paragraph.

8.3

V o l u n t e e r s a n d e m p l o y e e s m a n d a t e d t o UAP a f t e r f i r s t t i m e
may u t i l i z e b e n e f i t s a v a i l a b l e t h r o u g h t h e H e a l t h B e n e f i t s
the purposes of obtaining c o u n s e l i n g .

8.4

Where a n e m p l o y e e who i s r e q u i r e d t o p a r t i c i p a t e
i n t h e Employee
Assistance
Program f a i l s
to
comply w i t h t h e
requirements
of the
Employee A s s i s t a n c e Program, and the employee i s w o r k i n g i n a s a f e t y
s e n s i t i v e p o s i t i o n , the Employee A s s i s t a n c e Program s h a l l immediately
notify the employee's
Department Head t o r e l i e v e t h e employee o f
h i s / h e r r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s a n d p l a c e h i m / h e r i n a no p a y s t a t u s .
The
Employee A s s i s t a n c e Program s h a l l t h e n n o t i f y t h e d i r e c t o r o f t h e
Union A s s i s t a n c e Program o f t h e e m p l o y e e ' s n o n - c o m p l i a n c e .
The Union
A s s i s t a n c e P r o g r a m w i l l h a v e t e n (10) w o r k i n g d a y s i n w h i c h t o c o n t a c t
the employees and encourage h i m / h e r t o comply w i t h t h e r e q u i r e m e n t s of
the Employee A s s i s t a n c e Programs.
I f a f t e r t e n (10) w o r k i n g days t h e
employee has not complied,
the Employee A s s i s t a n c e
Program
shall
notify
the employee's
Department Head and t h e employee
s h a l l be
dismissed.

8.5

I f the employee i s not complying w i t h t h e r e q u i r e m e n t s o f t h e Employee


A s s i s t a n c e Program and i s not w o r k i n g o r i s not w o r k i n g i n a s a f e t y
sensitive
position,
the employee's
Department
Head w i l l
not
be
n o t i f i e d o f t h e n o n - c o m p l i a n c e u n t i l a f t e r t h e t e n (10) d a y s a n d o n l y
i f the employee i s s t i l l n o n - c o m p l i a n t .

8.6

It is
understood
that
the employee
must
authorize
the
Employee
A s s i s t a n c e Program, i n w r i t i n g , t o n o t i f y t h e Union A s s i s t a n c e Program
o f h i s / h e r non-compliance i n o r d e r f o r t h e Employee A s s i s t a n c e Program
t o be bound b y t h e n o t i c e p r o v i s i o n s o f t h i s a g r e e m e n t .
F a i l u r e to
p r o v i d e such a u t h o r i z a t i o n w i l l r e s u l t i n immediate n o t i f i c a t i o n of
non-compliance t o t h e Department Head.

8.7

I t i s further understood that


non-compliance standards.

the

EAP w i l l

107

not

unreasonably

marijuana
Trust for

apply

its

9.0

RESTORATIONS
An e m p l o y e e who h a s b e e n d i s m i s s e d f r o m s e r v i c e u n d e r t h i s p o l i c y ,
except
where t h e d i s m i s s a l o c c u r r e d w h i l e t h e employee was on p r o b a t i o n o r where
r e s t o r a t i o n i s n o t a v a i l a b l e under t h i s p o l i c y , w i l l be r e s t o r e d t o d u t y i f
he o r s h e
(1) e n r o l l s i n a t r e a t m e n t program a n d i s c e r t i f i e d b y s u c h
p r o g r a m o r o t h e r m e d i c a l a u t h o r i t y a s b e i n g f r e e from u s e o f C o n t r o l l e d
Substances
or Drugs as d e f i n e d i n S e c t i o n 4.0 of t h i s p o l i c y ;
or
(2}
submits
other
medical
proof
that
he o r
she
is
not
using
Controlled
Substances or Drugs as d e f i n e d i n S e c t i o n 4.0 of t h i s p o l i c y ,
satisfactory
to the A u t h o r i t y .
Employees d e s i r i n g t o o b t a i n c o u n s e l i n g or treatment i n
a program or under m e d i c a l a u t h o r i t y not under the j u r i s d i c t i o n of
the
A u t h o r i t y must o b t a i n p r i o r a p p r o v a l
to use such treatment program or
medical authority.
Treatment r e n d e r e d under such approved program
or
m e d i c a l a u t h o r i t y must be r e v i e w e d a n d a p p r o v e d by t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s M e d i c a l
Department p r i o r t o a recommendation o f r e s t o r a t i o n to duty.
Such program
or
medical
a u t h o r i t y must
be
l i c e n s e d by the
State
of
New Y o r k
or
equivalent licensing authority.
9.1

The
restoration
provisions
of
this
policy
instruction
are
not
available
to
employees
who a r e
dismissed
from s e r v i c e
following
d e t e c t i o n o f u s e o f C o n t r o l l e d S u b s t a n c e s o r Drugs t h r o u g h
testing
p r e c i p i t a t e d by an i n c i d e n t / a c c i d e n t which r e s u l t e d i n harm or i n j u r y
to any person where i t i s r e a s o n a b l e to conclude that drug use could
have c o n t r i b u t e d to the a c c i d e n t .

9.2

I n t h e a b s e n c e o f a n i n c i d e n t w h i c h r e s u l t e d i n harm o r i n j u r y t o any
p e r s o n , e m p l o y e e s who m e e t t h e r e q u i r e m e n t s o f S e c t i o n 9 . 0 w i t h i n t h e
time l i m i t a t i o n s of paragraph 9 . 3 f o l l o w i n g the f i r s t i n s t a n c e of a
p o s i t i v e d r u g t e s t or s e c o n d i n s t a n c e , t o t h e e x t e n t p e r m i t t e d by 9 . 3
s h a l l be r e s t o r e d t o d u t y .
T h e d i s m i s s a l w i l l be r e s c i n d e d a n d t h e
time
elapsed
since
the
employee's
dismissal
until
the
day
of
r e s t o r a t i o n w i l l be r e g i s t e r e d a s a s u s p e n s i o n w i t h o u t p a y .

9.3

S u c h r e s t o r a t i o n s h a l l b e c o n s i d e r e d no e a r l i e r t h a n o n e ( 1 ) m o n t h n o r
later
t h a n one
(1)
year following such dismissal,
except that
an
e m p l o y e e may b e a l l o w e d m o r e t h a n o n e ( 1 ) y e a r f o r r e h a b i l i t a t i o n a n d
e l i g i b l e f o r r e s t o r a t i o n i f t h e employee has always remained compliant
w i t h t h e c o n d i t i o n s o f EAP a n d t h e t r e a t m e n t p r o g r a m .

9.4

A f t e r a p o s i t i v e f i n d i n g f o r m a r i j u a n a , w h e r e E A P o r UAP d o e s n o t
c e r t i f y t h a t an employee i s f i t t o perform f u l l duty i n h i s / h e r t i t l e ,
f o l l o w i n g one (1) y e a r from t h e i n i t i a l p o s i t i v e t e s t f o r m a r i j u a n a ,
t h e employee s h a l l be d i s m i s s e d ,
except
t h a t a n e m p l o y e e may b e
a l l o w e d more t h a n one (1) y e a r f o r r e h a b i l i t a t i o n and b e e l i g i b l e f o r
r e s t o r a t i o n i f t h e employee h a s always remained compliant w i t h the
conditions
of
EAP a n d
the
treatment
program.
The
restoration
p r o v i s i o n s o f S e c t i o n 9 . 0 s h a l l not a p p l y t o employees d i s m i s s e d under
this
paragraph.

9.5

When a n e m p l o y e e r e p o r t s t o h i s / h e r d e p a r t m e n t w i t h a n E A P r e s t o r a t i o n
l e t t e r h e / s h e must be r e t u r n e d t o t h e p a y r o l l no l a t e r t h a n t e n (10)
work d a y s a f t e r s u c h r e p o r t e x c e p t where an employee i s t o be p l a c e d
i n an a v a i l a b l e , budgeted n o n - s a f e t y - s e n s i t i v e p o s i t i o n pursuant
to
Section 6.9.

9.6

A n e m p l o y e e who t e s t s p o s i t i v e
any c o m b i n a t i o n t h e r e o f ,
shall
restoration.

a t h i r d time
be d i s m i s s e d

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for drugs or a l c o h o l or
without opportunity
for

10.0 RANDOM DRUG TESTING


The

following

only applies

to

random drug

testing:

10.1

No d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i o n w i l l b e t a k e n a g a i n s t a n e m p l o y e e who t e s t s
p o s i t i v e f o r d r u g s o r c o n t r o l l e d s u b s t a n c e s i n a random t e s t i f
(i)
t h e e m p l o y e e h a s no r e c o r d o f p r i o r p o s i t i v e d r u g a n d o r a l c o h o l t e s t s
a t t h e A u t h o r i t y and ( i i ) t h e employee c o m p l e t e s r e h a b i l i t a t i o n as
herein described.
T h e e m p l o y e e s h a l l be r e f e r r e d t o t h e E m p l o y e e
A s s i s t a n c e Program, r e l i e v e d o f h i s o r h e r r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s , and g i v e n
the o p p o r t u n i t y f o r r e h a b i l i t a t i o n through t h a t program.
The e m p l o y e e
w i l l b e i n a no p a y s t a t u s , h o w e v e r , h e / s h e w i l l b e p e r m i t t e d t o u s e
a c c r u e d l e a v e b a l a n c e s d u r i n g h i s / h e r p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n t h e Employee
A s s i s t a n c e Program.
Once t h e employee i s c e r t i f i e d a s d r u g / a l c o h o l
free and o t h e r w i s e e l i g i b l e f o r r e s t o r a t i o n under s e c t i o n 9 of the
p o l i c i e s , t h e employee w i l l be r e s t o r e d t o d u t y .
T h e employee w i l l be
r e q u i r e d to submit to an A u t h o r i t y - a d m i n i s t e r e d d r u g / a l c o h o l
test
b e f o r e he o r s h e w i l l be r e t u r n e d t o d u t y .

10.2

E m p l o y e e s whose
first
positive
drug
test
at
the A u t h o r i t y i s
a
p & i i t i v e t e s t f o r m a r i j u a n a o n l y s h a l l be t r e a t e d i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h
t h e a b o v e p a r a g r a p h e x c e p t t h a t t h e y s h a l l be r e f e r r e d t o UAP.

10.3

R e f u s a l t o t a k e a r a n d o m d r u g / a l c o h o l t e s t a s d i r e c t e d w i l l b e deemed
an a d m i s s i o n o f
improper use of c o n t r o l l e d substances,
drugs
and
a l c o h o l and t r e a t e d as i f t h e employee had been found p o s i t i v e ,
in
a d d i t i o n , the employee w i l l be s u b j e c t to a p p r o p r i a t e d i s c i p l i n e for
f a i l u r e t o c o m p l y w i t h a d i r e c t o r d e r f o r w h i c h t h e p e n a l t y may b e
dismissal.

10.4

R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f t h e A u t h o r i t y a n d t h e U n i o n h a v e met t o d i s c u s s t h e
method i n w h i c h random t e s t i n g w i l l be c o n d u c t e d .
T h e random t e s t i n g
w i l l be conducted i n a manner which a c c o r d s w i t h the
appropriate
s t a n d a r d s o f m e d i c a l s a f e t y a n d w h i c h r e s p e c t s employee p r i v a c y and
the standards
of work-force f a i r n e s s
and d e c e n c y ,
as w e l l as
the
A u t h o r i t y ' s needs f o r e f f i c i e n c y i n i t s o p e r a t i o n .
The method o f
random t e s t i n g w i l l
require that
the A u t h o r i t y develop a l i s t
of
u n i q u e s e l e c t e d numbers ( e . g . s o c i a l s e c u r i t y numbers) which p o o l of
numbers w i l l be u s e d f o r random s e l e c t i o n ; a v o i d a n c e o f t h e u s e o f
a c t u a l e m p l o y e e s names i n t h e s e l e c t i o n h a s t h e p u r p o s e o f a v o i d i n g
any s u s p i c i o n o f s u b j e c t i v i t y i n s e l e c t i o n .
The A u t h o r i t y w i l l inform
t h e u n i o n o f s e l e c t i o n m e t h o d s t o be u s e d .
I t i s understood that
m o b i l e v a n s may b e u s e d t o f a c i l i t a t e t h e c o l l e c t i o n o f t e s t s a m p l e s
w i t h m i n i m a l work d i s r u p t i o n a n d t o accommodate t h e work l o c a t i o n s o f
employees.

10.5

Whenever i t i s f e a s i b l e t o do so d u r i n g day t i m e h o u r s , t h e A u t h o r i t y
will
transport
and escort
employees
to
the
testing
site.
The
Authority will transport
a n d e s c o r t e m p l o y e e s who a r e r e q u i r e d t o
report
at
night
to
the
testing
site.
Employees
who a r e
not
t r a n s p o r t e d and e s c o r t e d a r e r e q u i r e d t o r e p o r t f o r t e s t i n g to the
appropriate medical assessment
center or other appropriate
testing
site,
as d i r e c t e d by s u p e r v i s i o n ,
as soon as p o s s i b l e v i a p u b l i c
transportation.
Use o f an e m p l o y e e ' s p e r s o n a l v e h i c l e i s p r o h i b i t e d
u n l e s s t h e employee i s e s c o r t e d by s u p e r v i s i o n .
E m p l o y e e s who r e p o r t
u n r e a s o n a b l y l a t e a f t e r t h e y a r e d i r e c t e d f o r t e s t i n g o r who d o n o t
appear a t a l l s h a l l be c o n s i d e r e d as h a v i n g r e f u s e d the t e s t .

10.6

For purposes of meeting s e r v i c e to the p u b l i c ,


random d r u g / a l c o h o l t e s t i n g w i l l b e f i l l e d a s p e r
f i l l i n g any o t h e r open work.

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a b s e n c e s c r e a t e d by
c u r r e n t p r a c t i c e for

APPENDIX D
ALCOHOL
POLICY/INSTRUCTION

1.0

POLICY

1.1

2.0

PURPOSE
2.1

3.0

4.0

5.0

It
is
t h e p o l i c y of the A u t h o r i t y to o p e r a t e and m a i n t a i n
its
transportation
facilities
i n a s a f e and e f f i c i e n t
manner and
to
provide
a safe
environment for
its
passengers
and
employees.
Possession
o f a n a l c o h o l i c b e v e r a g e on A u t h o r i t y p r o p e r t y o r t h e
c o n s u m p t i o n o f a n a l c o h o l i c b e v e r a g e w h i l e on d u t y o r a t a n y t i m e
w h e r e t h e r e w o u l d be a t h r e a t o f r e n d e r i n g a n e m p l o y e e u n f i t
to
perform the duties
of h i s / h e r job s a f e l y
and/or
efficiently
is
prohibited.
In addition,
i t i s t h e p o l i c y of the A u t h o r i t y to
provide
eligible
employees
the
opportunity
to
rehabilitate
themselves through the use of c o u n s e l i n g s e r v i c e s as p r o v i d e d i n
this policy.

The purpose
of t h i s A u t h o r i t y P / I i s to s e t
forth policies
and
p r o c e d u r e s c o n c e r n i n g , e m p l o y e e p o s s e s s i o n o f a l c o h o l i c b e v e r a g e s on
Authority
property
and
consumption
of
alcoholic
beverages
on
A u t h o r i t y p r o p e r t y or at any time or p l a c e to t h e e x t e n t t h a t t h e r e
would be t h e t h r e a t
of
r e n d e r i n g an employee
unfit
to
perform
his/her
duties.

SCOPE
3.1

This

P/I

shall

apply

to

all

ATU r e p r e s e n t e d

employees,

3.2

A u t h o r i t y - F o r t h e p u r p o s e o f t h i s P / I s h a l l m e a n t h e New Y o r k C i t y
T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y , Manhattan and Bronx S u r f a c e T r a n s i t O p e r a t i n g
A u t h o r i t y , Staten I s l a n d Rapid T r a n s i t Operating Authority and/or
t h e S o u t h B r o o k l y n R a i l w a y Company.

DEFINITIONS
4.1

Unfit
due
to
indulgence
i n an a l c o h o l i c
beverage
f i n d i n g ) - A r e a d i n g o f 5mgm/cc o r g r e a t e r b y a b l o o d
or a r e f u s a l as per 5 . 2 . below.

4.2

P r o p e r t y - F o r t h e p u r p o s e o f t h i s P / I s h a l l mean t h e p r o p e r t y o f
t h e New Y o r k C i t y T r a n s i t A u t h o r i t y , M a n h a t t a n a n d B r o n x
Surface
T r a n s i t Operating Authority, Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating
A u t h o r i t y a n d / o r t h e South B r o o k l y n R a i l w a y Company.

TESTING
5.1

FOR USE O F ALCOHOLIC


Employees
following

(a
positive
alcohol test

BEVERAGES

of the Authority s h a l l
circumstances:

submit

to

alcohol

testing

in

the

5.1.1

When d i r e c t e d b y m e m b e r s
of
supervision
or
management
f o l l o w i n g any a c c i d e n t
or unusual
incident that
occurs
w h i l e on d u t y where i t
i s reasonable
to conclude
that
d r u g / a l c o h o l use c o u l d have c o n t r i b u t e d to the a c c i d e n t .

5.1.2

When s u p e r v i s i o n o r m a n a g e m e n t
t h e employee i s i m p a i r e d .

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has

reason

to

believe

that

5.2

5.1.3

When t h e e m p l o y e e i s c l a s s i f i e d a s s a f e t y - s e n s i t i v e and
i s s e l e c t e d p u r s u a n t t o t h e Random T e s t i n g P r o g r a m .

5.1.4

When a n e m p l o y e e h a s t e s t e d p o s i t i v e f o r a l c o h o l , w h e t h e r
i n a r a n d o m o r o t h e r t e s t , and h a s b e e n r e s t o r e d t o d u t y ,
h e / s h e w i l l be r e q u i r e d t o s u b m i t t o a b r e a t h a n a l y s i s t e s t
on a n u n a n n o u n c e d b a s i s f o r a p e r i o d o f o n e y e a r
after
s u c c e s s f u l c o m p l e t i o n of the Employee A s s i s t a n c e Program.
I f t h e b r e a t h a n a l y s i s t e s t i n d i c a t e s a r e a d i n g o r .02
mgm/cc o r g r e a t e r , t h e e m p l o y e e w i l l b e r e q u i r e d t o s u b m i t
to a blood a l c o h o l t e s t .

R e f u s a l t o t a k e s u c h t e s t ( s ) s h a l l be d e e m e d a n a d m i s s i o n o f b e i n g
u n f i t f o r d u t y a n d s u b j e c t t h e employee t o i m m e d i a t e s u s p e n s i o n from
d u t y a n d may b e d e e m e d g r o u n d s f o r d i s m i s s a l .
Refusal
Section

5.3

6.0

to take
10.2.

a random a l c o h o l t e s t

is

treated

i n accordance

with

The A u t h o r i t y
s h a l l u t i l i z e a breath a n a l y s i s t e s t to determine
whether a blood
alcohol test
s h o u l d be g i v e n .
After
a
breath
a n a l y s i s t e s t i n d i c a t i n g a r e a d i n g o f l e s s t h a n -02mgm/cc,
there
s h a l l b e no f u r t h e r t e s t i n g .
I f the breath a n a l y s i s t e s t i n d i c a t e s
a r e a d i n g o f . 0 2 mgm/cc o r g r e a t e r t h e e m p l o y e e w i l l be r e q u i r e d t o
submit to a blood a l c o h o l t e s t .
H o w e v e r , t h e e m p l o y e e may w a i v e t h e
blood a l c o h o l t e s t i n which c a s e the r e s u l t s o f the b r e a t h a n a l y s i s
t e s t w i l l be c o n s t r u e d a s p o s i t i v e a s d e f i n e d by t h e p o l i c y .

CONSUMPTION OR P O S S E S S I O N O F A L C O H O L I C

BEVERAGES

6.1

When s o m e o n e i s f o u n d " U N F I T DUE TO I N D U L G E N C E I N AN A L C O H O L I C


BEVERAGE" { a p o s i t i v e f i n d i n g ) and t h e e m p l o y e e h a s l e s s t h a n one
[1) y e a r o f s e r v i c e , h e / s h e s h a l l b e d i s m i s s e d f r o m s e r v i c e .
The
p r o v i s i o n s of S e c t i o n 9.0 s h a l l not a p p l y to employees
dismissed
under t h i s paragraph.

6.2

When t h e b l o o d a l c o h o l
f i n d i n g i s p o s i t i v e f o r a n employee w i t h one
(1) o r more y e a r s o f s e r v i c e ,
i n the absence o f any i n - s e r v i c e
i n c i d e n t t h a t r e s u l t e d i n harm or i n j u r y t o a n y p e r s o n where i t i s
r e a s o n a b l e to conclude t h a t a l c o h o l / d r u g use c o u l d have c o n t r i b u t e d
t o t h e i n c i d e n t , t h e employee, i n t h e f i r s t s u c h i n s t a n c e , w i l l be
s u s p e n d e d from d u t y f o r t h i r t y (30) w o r k d a y s w i t h o u t p a y .
The
employee w i l l be r e f e r r e d t o t h e Employee A s s i s t a n c e Program (EAP)
and w i l l
be r e q u i r e d t o p a r t i c i p a t e
in counseling.
Where EAP
recommends r e s t o r a t i o n t o f u l l d u t y t h e e m p l o y e e s h a l l be r e s t o r e d
t o d u t y f o l l o w i n g e x a m i n a t i o n by t h e A u t h o r i t y ' s M e d i c a l S e r v i c e s
Department,
provided
he/she
has
served
the
thirty
(30)
day
suspension period.

6.3

When t h e b l o o d a l c o h o l f i n d i n g i s p o s i t i v e f o r a n e m p l o y e e w i t h o n e
(1) o r more y e a r s o f s e r v i c e ; f o l l o w i n g a n i n c i d e n t t h a t r e s u l t e d i n
harm o r i n j u r y t o any p e r s o n where i t i s r e a s o n a b l e t o c o n c l u d e t h a t
a l c o h o l use c o u l d have c o n t r i b u t e d to the i n c i d e n t ,
t h e employee
s h a l l be d i s m i s s e d .
The p r o v i s i o n s of S e c t i o n 9 . 0 s h a l l not a p p l y
to employees d i s m i s s e d under t h i s paragraph.

6.4

Employees covered by t h i s P / I are covered by the p r o v i s i o n s of the


A u t h o r i t y ' s r e s t r i c t e d duty policy.
E m p l o y e e s who a r e r e f e r r e d t o
EAP p u r s u a n t - t o
paragraph
6.2
may,
w h e r e EAP recommends,
be
temporarily
reassigned,
placed
on a
leave
or
transferred
in
accordance with the r e s t r i c t e d duty p o l i c y of
the Authority.

Ill

H o w e v e r , w h e r e t h e E A P do<3s n o t c e r t i f y t h a t a n e m p l o y e e i s f i t
t o p e r f o r m f u l l d u t y f o l l o w i n g one y e a r f r o m t h e i n i t i a l
positive
finding
for alcohol,
t h e employee
shall
be d i s m i s s e d .
The
p r o v i s i o n s o f p a r a g r a p h 9.0 s h a l l n o t a p p l y t o e m p l o y e e s d i s m i s s e d
under t h i s p a r a g r a p h .
An employee may be a l l o w e d more t h a n one (1) y e a r f o r r e h a b i l i t a t i o n
and e l i g i b l e
for restoration
o n l y i f t h e employee has always
r e m a i n e d c o m p l i a n t w i t h t h e c o n d i t i o n s o f EAP and t h e t r e a t m e n t
program.

7.0

6.5

Where an e m p l o y e e i s suspended and r e f e r r e d t o EAP p u r s u a n t t o


p a r a g r a p h 6 . 2 o f t h i s p o l i c y a n d E A P r e p o r t s t h a t t h e e m p l o y e e has
n o t s a t i s f a c t o r i l y m e t t h e r e q u i r e m e n t s o f t h e EAP p r o g r a m t h e
e m p l o y e e s h a l l be d i s m i s s e d .
The p r o v i s i o n s o f S e c t i o n 9 . 0 s h a l l
not apply t o employees d i s m i s s e d under t h i s paragraph.
EAP w i l l
comply w i t h t h e n o t i f i c a t i o n p r o v i s i o n s o f S e c t i o n 8.5 and 8 . 6 .

6.6

Where an e m p l o y e e i s f o u n d t o be i n p o s s e s s i o n
o f an a l c o h o l i c
beverage w h i l e on duty, t h e employee, i n t h e f i r s t such i n s t a n c e ,
s h a l l be s u s p e n d e d from d u t y f o r t h i r t y (30) work days w i t h o u t pay
and r e f e r r e d t o E A P . I f a n employee i s f o u n d t o be i n p o s s e s s i o n o f
an a l c o h o l i c b e v e r a g e w h i l e on d u t y i n a s e c o n d s u c h i n s t a n c e , t h e
employee s h a l l be d i s m i s s e d .

6.7

An e m p l o y e e f o u n d i n p o s s e s s i o n o f a n a l c o h o l i c b e v e r a g e w h i l e on
d u t y , who p r e v i o u s l y w a s f o u n d o r s u b s e q u e n t l y i s f o u n d p o s i t i v e f o r
a l c o h o l , s h a l l be d i s m i s s e d .
An employee found p o s i t i v e f o r a l c o h o l
and i n p o s s e s s i o n of an a l c o h o l i c b e v e r a g e ,
i n the context of the
same f a c t u a l c i r c u m s t a n c e s , s h a l l b e s u b j e c t t o t r e a t m e n t o r p e n a l t y
hereunder as i f s o l e l y found p o s i t i v e f o r a l c o h o l .

6.8

I n t h e event the employee t e s t s p o s i t i v e f o r drugs and/or a l c o h o l a


second t i m e
as
a
result
of
any a l c o h o l
and/or
drug
testing,
i n c l u d i n g a random t e s t , t h e employee s h a l l be d i s m i s s e d , w i t h o u t
r e s t o r a t i o n , e x c e p t t h a t w h e n t h e s e c o n d p o s i t i v e t e s t o c c u r s more
t h a n one y e a r a f t e r t h e e m p l o y e e ' s r e s t o r a t i o n t o d u t y f o l l o w i n g t h e
f i r s t p o s i t i v e t e s t , t h e employee w i l l be e l i g i b l e f o r r e s t o r a t i o n
to an a v a i l a b l e , budgeted n o n - s a f e t y s e n s i t i v e p o s i t i o n i f he/she
a g a i n completes r e h a b i l i t a t i o n a s d e s c r i b e d i n t h e S e c t i o n s 8.0 and
9.0.
The employee w i l l
be p a i d
the
applicable
rate
of
the
non-safety
sensitive position
as per
the
collective
bargaining
agreement.
The employee w i l l be r e c l a s s i f i e d and a s s i g n e d to the
non-safety s e n s i t i v e p o s i t i o n i n accordance with the
procedures
defined i n the r e s t r i c t e d duty p o l i c y .
S e c t i o n 2.16 does not a p p l y
herein.

6.9

A n e m p l o y e e who t e s t s p o s i t i v e a t h i r d t i m e f o r d r u g s o r a l c o h o l o r
any c o m b i n a t i o n t h e r e o f s h a l l be d i s m i s s e d w i t h o u t o p p o r t u n i t y for
restoration.

PROCEDURES FOR MAKING BLOOD S A M P L E S A V A I L A B L E F O R CONFIRMATION

TESTING

7.1

Employees whose b l o o d a l c o h o l t e s t s r e s u l t i n a p o s i t i v e
finding
s h a l l have t h e o p t i o n o f h a v i n g t h e r e s u l t s c o n f i r m e d o u t s i d e o f t h e
l a b o r a t o r i e s u t i l i z e d by the A u t h o r i t y .

7.2

When a n e m p l o y e e o r h i s / h e r r e p r e s e n t a t i v e r e q u e s t s t h a t a f r o z e n
blood
s a m p l e -be s e n t
for
confirmation testing
outside
of
the
laboratories
u t i l i z e d by the A u t h o r i t y , the following procedure
s h a l l apply;

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8.0

7.2.1

The employee s h a l l submit a w r i t t e n r e q u e s t to the D i v i s i o n


of
Labor
Disputes
Resolution
of
the
Office
of
Lab
R e l a t i o n s i n c l u d i n g t h e e m p l o y e e ' s name, p a s s number a n d
t h e d a t e on w h i c h t h e s a m p l e s w e r e g i v e n .
Employees w i n
be a l l o w e d f i v e (5) weeks from t h e d a t e t h e r e s u l t s of the
i n i t i a l t e s t s a r e r e p o r t e d t o t h e employee to request a
c o n f i r m a t i o n r e t e s t from t h e o t h e r l a b o r a t o r y .
Requests
f o r c o n f i r m a t i o n o f t e s t r e s u l t s c a n o n l y be h o n o r e d i f t h e
employee c h o o s e s to g i v e s u f f i c i e n t b l o o d samples at the
time the samples are given.

7.2.2

T h e e m p l o y e e may c h o o s e t o s e n d h i s / h e r s a m p l e t o a n y one
of
the
laboratories
that
appear
on
a
list
which
is
m a i n t a i n e d by t h e D i v i s i o n o f L a b o r D i s p u t e s R e s o l u t i o n of
the O f f i c e of Labor R e l a t i o n s .

7.2.3

The s e l e c t e d
laboratory
shall
be
responsible
p i c k - u p and t r a n s p o r t of the sample.

7.2.4

The s e l e c t e d l a b o r a t o r y s h a l l f i l l out a c h a i n of custody


f o r m w h i c h w i l l be s u b m i t t e d w i t h t h e t e s t r e s u l t s t o t h e
Authority.

7.2.5

The employee s h a l l be s o l e l y r e s p o n s i b l e f o r the c o s t of


t r a n s p o r t and the cost of a l l l a b o r a t o r y t e s t s requested.
A l l a r r a n g e m e n t s f o r p a y m e n t s h a l l b e made b y t h e e m p l o y e e
with the laboratory.

7.2.6

L a b o r a t o r y t e s t r e s u l t s s h a l l be submitted to t h e Authority
and the employee.
Where t h e p o s i t i v e r e s u l t s r e n d e r e d by
the
first
laboratory
are
not
c o n f i r m e d by the
second
laboratory,
the
Authority
will
not
proceed
with
d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i o n f o r b e i n g u n f i t due t o i n d u l g e n c e i n an
alcoholic beverage.

7.2.7

Where an e m p l o y e e c h o o s e s
t o s e n d h i s / h e r sample to a
l a b o r a t o r y t h a t d o e s n o t a p p e a r on t h e above l i s t . S e c t i o n
7.2.6
shall
not
apply.
However, the A u t h o r i t y
shall
r e c e i v e a copy of the l a b o r a t o r y t e s t r e s u l t s .

EMPLOYEE A S S I S T A N C E

for

the

PROGRAM

8.1

The
Employee A s s i s t a n c e
Program
shall
provide
assistance
to
e m p l o y e e s who a r e r e f e r r e d t o i t a s p r o v i d e d i n t h i s P / I ,
The EAP
p r o g r a m w i l l no l o n g e r s e r v i c e v o l u n t e e r s .

8.2

EAP s h a l l n o t i f y , i n w r i t i n g , t h e e m p l o y e e ' s D e p a r t m e n t Head o r h i s


designee i m m e d i a t e l y i n a l l c a s e s where an employee has f a i l e d to
c o o p e r a t e o r s a t i s f a c t o r i l y m e e t t h e r e q u i r e m e n t s o f t h e EAP p r o g r a m
i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h P a r a g r a p h s 8.5 and 8 . 6 .

8.3

Employees r e f e r r e d t o EAP programs u n d e r t h e p r o v i s i o n o f t h i s '


p o l i c y must comply i n a l l r e s p e c t s w i t h t h e d i r e c t i o n s and program
r e q u i r e m e n t s o f EAP o r be s u b j e c t t o d i s m i s s a l from s e r v i c e .
The
p r o v i s i o n s of S e c t i o n 9.0 s h a l l not a p p l y t o employees d i s m i s s e d
under t h i s paragraph.

8.4

v o l u n t e e r s may u t i l i z e b e n e f i t s a v a i l a b l e t h r o u g h t h e H e a l t h B e n e f i t
Trust for the purposes of obtaining c o u n s e l l i n g .

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8.5

W h e r e a n e m p l o y e e who i s r e q u i r e d t o p a r t i c i p a t e
i n the Employee
Assistance
Program f a i l s
to
comply w i t h t h e r e q u i r e m e n t s of
the
Employee A s s i s t a n c e Program, and the employee i s w o r k i n g i n a s a f e t y
sensitive
position,
the
Employee
Assistance
Program
shall
i m m e d i a t e l y n o t i f y t h e e m p l o y e e ' s D e p a r t m e n t H e a d to r e l i e v e
the
e m p l o y e e o f h i s / h e r r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s a n d p l a c e h i m / h e r i n a no p a y
status.
The Employee A s s i s t a n c e
Program s h a l l then n o t i f y
the
director
of
the
Union
Assistance
Program
of
the
employee's
non-compliance.
The Union A s s i s t a n c e Program w i l l have t e n
(10)
working days i n which to c o n t a c t the employee and encourage h i m / h e r
t o c o m p l y w i t h t h e r e q u i r e m e n t s of t h e E m p l o y e e A s s i s t a n c e P r o g r a m .
I f a f t e r t e n (10) working days the employee
Employee A s s i s t a n c e Program s h a l l n o t i f y the
Head a n d t h e e m p l o y e e s h a l l be d i s m i s s e d .

9.0

has not c o m p l i e d , the


employee's
Department

8.6

If
t h e employee
is
not
complying with the requirements
of
the
Employee A s s i s t a n c e Program and i s n o t w o r k i n g or i s not working i n
a s a f e t y s e n s i t i v e p o s i t i o n , t h e e m p l o y e e ' s D e p a r t m e n t Head w i l l n o t
be n o t i f i e d o f t h e n o n - c o m p l i a n c e u n t i l a f t e r t h e t e n (10) d a y s a s
mentioned
in
Section
8.5,
and o n l y
if
the
employee
is
still
non-compliant.

8.7

I t i s understood that
t h e employee must a u t h o r i z e
the Employee
Assistance
Program,
i n w r i t i n g , to n o t i f y
the Union
Assistance
Program
of
his/her
non-compliance
in
order
for
the
Employee
A s s i s t a n c e P r o g r a m t o b e bound by t h e n o t i c e p r o v i s i o n s o f t h i s
agreement.
F a i l u r e t o p r o v i d e such a u t h o r i z a t i o n w i l l r e s u l t
in
i m m e d i a t e n o t i f i c a t i o n of n o n - c o m p l i a n c e t o t h e Department Head.

RESTORATIONS
9.1

An e m p l o y e e who h a s b e e n d i s m i s s e d f r o m s e r v i c e u n d e r t h i s p o l i c y ,
except
where t h e
dismissal
o c c u r r e d w h i l e t h e employee
was
on
p r o b a t i o n or where r e s t o r a t i o n i s not a v a i l a b l e under t h i s p o l i c y ,
w i l l be r e s t o r e d t o d u t y p u r s u a n t t o t h e t e r m s o f t h i s p o l i c y i f he
o r s h e (1) e n r o l l s i n a t r e a t m e n t p r o g r a m a n d i s c e r t i f i e d by s u c h
p r o g r a m o r o t h e r m e d i c a l a u t h o r i t y a s b e i n g f r e e from m i s u s e
of
a l c o h o l i c b e v e r a g e s , c o n t r o l l e d s u b s t a n c e s o r d r u g s ; o r (2)
submits
o t h e r m e d i c a l p r o o f s a t i s f a c t o r y t o t h e A u t h o r i t y t h a t he o r s h e i s
not m i s u s i n g a l c o h o l i c b e v e r a g e s , c o n t r o l l e d s u b s t a n c e s o r drugs.
Employees d e s i r i n g to o b t a i n c o u n s e l i n g or treatment i n a program
or
under
medical
authority
not under
the jurisdiction
of
the
A u t h o r i t y m u s t o b t a i n a p p r o v a l to u s e s u c h t r e a t m e n t program or
medical a u t h o r i t y .
Treatment rendered under such approved program
or
medical
authority
must
be r e v i e w e d
and approved
by
the
Authority's
Medical
Department
prior
to
a
recommendation
of
restoration t o duty.
Such p r o g r a m o r m e d i c a l a u t h o r i t y must be
l i c e n s e d b y t h e S t a t e o f New Y o r k o r e q u i v a l e n t l i c e n s i n g a u t h o r i t y .

9.2

The r e s t o r a t i o n
provisions
of this
policy
instruction
a r e not
a v a i l a b l e t o e m p l o y e e s who a r e d i s m i s s e d f r o m s e r v i c e
following
d e t e c t i o n o f u s e o f a l c o h o l t h r o u g h t e s t i n g p r e c i p i t a t e d b y an
i n c i d e n t w h i c h r e s u l t e d i n harm o r i n j u r y t o a n y p e r s o n , where i t i s
reasonable t o c o n c l u d e t h a t a l c o h o l use c o u l d have c o n t r i b u t e d t o
the incident.

9.3

After
the f i r s t
dismissal,
i n t h e a b s e n c e o f a n a c c i d e n t o r an
i n c i d e n t w h i c h r e s u l t e d i n harm or i n j u r y t o a n y p e r s o n where i t i s
r e a s o n a b l e t o c o n c l u d e t h a t a l c o h o l use c o u l d have c o n t r i b u t e d t o
t h e a c c i d e n t , e m p l o y e e s who meet t h e r e q u i r e m e n t s o f S e c t i o n 6 . 8 and
9.0 w i t h i n t h e t i m e l i j n i t a t i o n s o f p a r a g r a p h 9.4 f o l l o w i n g t h e f i r s t
dismissal
for
positive
finding
shall
be restored
to duty
in

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accordance with the p r o v i s i o n s of S e c t i o n 6 . 8 .


The d i s m i s s a l w i l l
be r e s c i n d e d and t h e t i m e e l a p s e d s i n c e t h e employee's d i s m i s s a l
u n t i l t h e day o f r e s t o r a t i o n w i l l be r e g i s t e r e d a s a s u s p e n s i o n
without pay.
9.4

Such r e s t o r a t i o n s h a l l be c o n s i d e r e d no e a r l i e r t h a n one ( 1 ) month


nor l a t e r t h a n one ( 1 ) y e a r f o l l o w i n g s u c h d i s m i s s a l e x c e p t t h a t an
employee may be c o n s i d e r e d f o r r e s t o r a t i o n a f t e r one ( 1 ) y e a r o n l y
i f t h e employee h a s a l w a y s been c o m p l i a n t w i t h t h e d i r e c t i v e s o f EAP
or UAP where a p p l i c a b l e , and t h e t r e a t m e n t program. An employee may
be r e s t o r e d t o d u t y under t h e p r o v i s i o n o f t h i s s e c t i o n o n l y once.
A s e c o n d d i s m i s s a l w i l l be f i n a l a n d w i l l not be s u b j e c t t o s u c h
restoration.
An employee r e s t o r e d t o d u t y u n d e r t h i s p r o v i s i o n w i l l be r e q u i r e d
td
serve
a one
(1)
y e a r p r o b a t i o n a r y term
from t h e d a t e o f
r e s t o r a t i o n and w i l l be r e s t o r e d t o d u t y w i t h a warning, f i n a l and
a b s o l u t e , t h a t any d e r e l i c t i o n s i n the year f o l l o w i n g restoration
will
result
i n dismissal.
T h i s p r o v i s i o n s h a l l not l i m i t t h e
A u t h o r i t y from d i s m i s s i n g an employee f o r c a u s e a f t e r t h e one y e a r
probationary period.

10.0

9.5

E m p l o y e e s d i s m i s s e d f o r v i o l a t i n g a n A u t h o r i t y r u l e or r e g u l a t i o n
o t h e r t h a n that i n v o l v i n g use o r p o s s e s s i o n of a l c o h o l i c b e v e r a g e s
s h a l l not be e l i g i b l e f o r r e s t o r a t i o n u n d e r t h i s P / I .

9.6

When a n e m p l o y e e r e p o r t s t o h i s o r h e r d e p a r t m e n t
w i t h a n EAP
r e s t o r a t i o n l e t t e r , h e o r s h e must b e r e t u r n e d t o t h e p a y r o l l no
l a t e r t h a n t e n ( 1 0 ) work d a y s a f t e r
s u c h r e p o r t e x c e p t where an
employee
i s
to
be
placed
in
an
available,
budgeted,
n o n - s a f e t y - s e n s i t i v e position pursuant to Section 6.8.

RANDOM
The

TESTING

following s h a l l

o n l y apply to random

tests:

10.1

No d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i o n w i l l be t a k e n a g a i n s t an e m p l o y e e who t e s t s
p o s i t i v e f o r a l c o h o l i n a r a n d o m t e s t i f ( i ) t h e employee h a s no
r e c o r d o f p r i o r p o s i t i v e drug a n d / o r a l c o h o l t e s t s a t t h e A u t h o r i t y
and ( i i ) t h e e m p l o y e e c o m p l e t e s r e h a b i l i t a t i o n a s h e r e i n d e s c r i b e d .
T h e e m p l o y e e s h a l l be r e f e r r e d t o t h e E m p l o y e e A s s i s t a n c e P r o g r a m ,
r e l i e v e d o f h i s o r h e r r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s , and g i v e n the o p p o r t u n i t y
for r e h a b i l i t a t i o n through t h a t program.
T h e e m p l o y e e w i l l be " I n
a No P a y " s t a t u s , h o w e v e r , h e / s h e w i l l b e p e r m i t t e d t o u s e a c c r u e d
leave
balances
during
his/her
participation
in
the Employee
A s s i s t a n c e Program.
Once t h e employee i s c e r t i f i e d as d r u g / a l c o h o l
f r e e and o t h e r w i s e e l i g i b l e f o r r e s t o r a t i o n under s e c t i o n 9 of the
p o l i c i e s , t h e employee w i l l be r e s t o r e d t o d u t y .
The employee w i l l
be r e q u i r e d t o s u b m i t t o a n A u t h o r i t y - a d m i n i s t e r e d d r u g / a l c o h o l t e s t
b e f o r e he o r she w i l l be r e t u r n e d t o d u t y .

10.2

R e f u s a l t o t a k e a random a l c o h o l t e s t a s d i r e c t e d w i l l be deemed a n
a d m i s s i o n o f improper use o f a l c o h o l and t r e a t e d a s i f t h e employee
had been found p o s i t i v e .
I n a d d i t i o n , t h e employee w i l l be s u b j e c t
t o a p p r o p r i a t e d i s c i p l i n e f o r f a i l u r e t o comply w i t h a d i r e c t o r d e r
f o r w h i c h t h e p e n a l t y may b e d i s m i s s a l .
E m p l o y e e s who r e p o r t
u n r e a s o n a b l y l a t e a f t e r t h e y a r e d i r e c t e d f o r t e s t i n g o r who do n o t
appear a t a l l s h a l l be c o n s i d e r e d as h a v i n g r e f u s e d the t e s t .

10.3

R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f t h e A u t h o r i t y a n d t h e U n i o n h a v e met t o d i s c u s s
t h e method i n w h i c h random t e s t i n g w i l l be c o n d u c t e d .
The random
testing
will
be
c o n d u c t e d i n a manner w h i c h a c c o r d s
with
the

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a p p r o p r i a t e s t a n d a r d s of m e d i c a l s a f e t y and which r e s p e c t s employee


p r i v a c y and t h e s-tandards of w o r k - p l a c e f a i r n e s s and d e c e n c y ,
as
w e l l a s the A u t h o r i t y ' s needs f o r e f f i c i e n c y i n i t s o p e r a t i o n .
The
method o f random t e s t i n g w i l l r e q u i r e t h a t t h e A u t h o r i t y d e v e l o p a
l i s t o f u n i q u e s e l e c t e d numbers ( e . g . s o c i a l s e c u r i t y n u m b e r s ) w h i c h
p o o l o f n u m b e r s w i l l be u s e d f o r r a n d o m s e l e c t i o n ; a v o i d a n c e o f t h e
u s e o f a c t u a l e m p l o y e e s names i n t h e s e l e c t i o n h a s t h e p u r p o s e o f
a v o i d i n g any s u s p i c i o n of s u b j e c t i v i t y i n s e l e c t i o n .
The A u t h o r i t y
will
i n f o r m t h e u n i o n o f s e l e c t i o n methods t o be u s e d .
It
is
u n d e r s t o o d t h a t m o b i l e v a n s may b e u s e d t o f a c i l i t a t e t h e c o l l e c t i o n
o f t e s t s a m p l e s w i t h m i n i m a l work d i s r u p t i o n and t o accommodate t h e
work l o c a t i o n s of employees.
10.4

Whenever
it
is
feasible
to
do so d u r i n g day t i m e
hours,
the
A u t h o r i t y w i l l t r a n s p o r t and e s c o r t employees t o t h e t e s t i n g s i t e .
T h e A u t h o r i t y w i l l t r a n s p o r t a n d e s c o r t e m p l o y e e s who a r e r e q u i r e d
to r e p o r t at night to the t e s t i n g s i t e .
E m p l o y e e s who a r e n o t
t r a n s p o r t e d and e s c o r t e d are r e q u i r e d to report for t e s t i n g to the
appropriate medical assessment center or other appropriate
testing
site,
a s d i r e c t e d by s u p e r v i s i o n , as soon as p o s s i b l e v i a p u b l i c
transportation.
Use o f an e m p l o y e e ' s p e r s o n a l v e h i c l e i s p r o h i b i t e d
u n l e s s t h e employee i s e s c o r t e d by s u p e r v i s i o n .

10.5

F o r p u r p o s e s o f m e e t i n g s e r v i c e t o t h e p u b l i c , a b s e n c e s c r e a t e d by
r a n d o m d r u g / a l c o h o l t e s t i n g w i l l be f i l l e d a s p e r c u r r e n t p r a c t i c e
f o r f i l l i n g any o t h e r open work.

10.6

A n e m p l o y e e who i s
r e q u i r e d to submit to a blood a l c o h o l
test
following
a breath
analysis
test
will
be
r e l i e v e d of
his/her
r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s pending the r e s u l t s of the blood a l c o h o l t e s t .
Should the blood a l c o h o l t e s t r e s u l t i n a negative f i n d i n g ,
the
e m p l o y e e w i l l be p a i d f o r t h e t i m e h e l d o u t o f s e r v i c e a s i f h e / s h e
had worked.

116

APPENDIX E

Lincoln's

1998

Data/Day of O b s .

Date/Day

Day

January

Birthday

Washington's

SCHEDULE

1997

Holiday
New Y e a r ' s

- HOLIDAY

Birthday

of

1999

Date/Day

Obs.

1 - Thursday

January

1 -

of

Obs.

Friday

February

12 - T h u r s d a y

February

12 -

Friday

February

16 - Monday

February

15 -

Monday

Memorial

Day

Independence
Labor

Day

Thanksgiving
Christmas
Personal

Day

July

July

3 - Friday

5 - Monday

September 6 - Monday

November 1 1 - T u e s d a y

November 11 - Wednesday

November 11 - T h u r s d a y

November 27 - T h u r s d a y

November 26 - T h u r s d a y

November 25 -

Thursday

December 25 - T h u r s d a y

December 25 - F r i d a y

December 24 -

Friday

N/A

N/A

N/A

Day

Employee's

**

Day

May 31 - Monday

September 7 - Monday

Day

Veterans *

Day

May 2 5 - Monday

Birthday

As a general

respectively.

Personal

rule,

Day s h a l l

supervisory

holidays
be

taken

which
at

fall

on a S a t u r d a y

o r Sunday w i l l

the employee's d i s c r e t i o n s u b j e c t

approval.

117

be o b s e r v e d on F r i d a y
to departmental

o r Monday,

c i r c u m s t a n c e s and

APPENDIX

fopteabor 4 ,

ma

Mr. Livranea 9, Hanioy


7rttidt.it
AMieaaatad Transit onion
40 YuXon Avaana
s t i t a r Island, Vv York.

10U4

Osar Mr. laalayj


Tha Transit; Authority and Aaalgtaatad T r a n s i t Union 73i a
to include tha following a l e t t e r to bo Annexed to too A M I !
successor collective berealninf eoxeeaeat*
u

n o felon H T H I to vlthdrav, with prejudice, c u t *Q, outia


ponding a t K M . notch e o n concerns tho lapoaition by t&.
Authority of rondos drug and alcohol t a s t i a f ,
I t l o understood thot tho onion v U l submit t o i t a eeubere e
r a t i f i c a t i o n tho aandou Oruf and Aleohel Afreaaeat ea a part of tha
entire sueeeesor eereeaent and* i f tho e n t i r e eejreaaeitt i t not
ratUiodi tho abovo-aentlened eaoo * 1 U not bo withdrawn from
m.
The union aoreen that by entering into t h i s tlda*lttter
aoraeaent, tho Authority dooo not prejudice or chance i t a position
that i t has tho unequivocal r i g h t to i n s t i t u t e raadoa drug, u *
alcohol t w t i A f u n i l a t e r a l l y .
Tho Onion further agreaa that I t aheuld not introduce or us*
tho instant eida-letter aareeaeat to furthar i t a cause l a any
subseeuent arbitration, or F O B or court proceeding or for any

tease B a n t l q w a

President

APPENDIX G

September 4, 1192

Kr. Lawrence J . Hanley


President
Amalgamated Transit Onion, Div. 73
40 Yukon Avenue
States island, wew York 10314
Deer Mr* Banleyt
The Transit Authority and Amalgamated Transit Onion 73( agree
to tha following and agree that t h i s l e t t e r w i l l ba annexed to tha
basic successor c o l l e c t i v e bargaining agreement.
1.
In tha Implementation of progressive d i s c i p l i n e on a easa
toy easa basis tha only penalties s h a l l ba warnings, reprimands,
fleas, demotion, suspension t i n e and/er dismissal.
These
procedures and penalties s h a l l supersede any and a l l previous
praetieas including but net limited to tha penalty system sat forth
in puts easa Wo. U-t75I regarding minor violations,
ty t h i s
agreement tha decision s a t forth i n pats easa
0*t?SS shall not
apply following September 1, l i t 3 *

wo*

suspensions taken against employeea raprasantad by


Division 73* between Kay 1, l i l t and September 1, l t t a s h a l l be
reviewed to determine whether they vara eonaistant with the penalty
system which warn ordered restored l a case bo. 0-1751, and the
disciplinary records of the affected employeea h a l l ba adjusted
accordingly; w w i ^ r f further, that too t o t a l number of suspension
days for which pay may bo restored to employees under the terms of
t h i s paragraph s h a l l not exceed a t . To the extant that the number
of TO sponsion days for which employees would otherviee ba eligible
for rsstorstlom of pay under t h i s paragraph awrssrts 3S, each
employee^ entittement s h a l l bo reduced pro r a t a .
3.
am entry s h a l l bo added t o a l l transcripts of
disciplinary records of employees who wore represented by AW. '4
at amy time between Hay * ** bad September l , im
es f o l l o w
Mooiplinary actions f o r minor infractions taken against
Statin Island Division employeea between May 1 l i a f and
September l , 1992 a h a l l be governed by the disciplinary
penalty system which was tha subject of the decision in
#

119

uvranca J. Unity

WW COM He. fl-1733. to too oxtont that antriaa la tw


M J
+t * w
i i F n i w r
I V H ara ucenniotoat wit
too ponalty oyataa provlalcmo for oiaor latnctlono, to
antriaa ahall oo 4 n u d altarad so ao to conform totki
panalty oyotoo".
Hotuithotoftdlaa. tho fmogolfiv, no racord atry of an K B 1 O Y
vho haa voolno4t rotlrod or warn toroiAOtlon na* boon tcsoeti
afcoU bo daaaod amandod.
3* TSto Bnloa ogrooo to toxmlaoto a l l litigation j
eoAAtctloa with Cooo Ho. 0-I735 vlth orojudleo aad aaaU utfutil
no furthar logtl action rolotod to tho continuation of tt
diacipliwy ptiolty fyatao vhlca waa too ooojoet of Caao so. i
735 oxcapt no amy so nocoaaaxy to onforco too tana of tbi
agraaaant.

tUeoroly,

e m u f. tardy
yico troolooBt
Labor tolttlono

Until

fxooldont

120

APPENDIX H

Q New York Ctty Trinatt Authority


Metropolitan "farapOrtanon Autftotny

130 Livingston

Strati

SrooKtyn.NY u j u i

Fabruary 6, 1994
Mr. Lavranca Banlay, Preildant
Amalcaeaead Transit Onion
Division 726
40 Yukon Avenue
Staton island* NT 10314
tat

Side Letter fijiim

Dear Kr. Banleyt


la diaeusatone related to the Integration of the 41-94 contract, i t w *
mutually agreed b t t m a the partial that tha following itaaa w o u l d not b
Lacludad la the contract but would be flat forth i a a' latter of undaratanding
having tn aaaw fore* and offact as i f contained in the contract.
1.
i t la underatood that the and datea foe aupplaaemtal health contributions
rafleetad in Seetioo 1.10 of the contract do not altar the partlaa* obllqationa
under the Triborough Doctrlno aa the doctrine i s codified in tha Taylor Law.
out-af-tltla Work
2.
in dlaeassloaa raiatod to the integration of the 91-94 contract, tha anion
eontanded that Rules 125, 142, 143, 151, 153, 155-* and 155-1 of the 1979 RuLaa
and ftagulatieaa governing the trrcTA aheuld be included, arc Irani i t centandad
that they ahoold not bo included boeauao (1) tha 1979 itula Book la new eutdatad
having boon replaced by the 1992 Raid look and (2) the governing job
pacifications a r * thee* contained in tho last c i v i l service axaa for a
particular t i t l e , TOO Onion dooa sot agree, the parties have agreed, how*
not to Include Kola* 125, 142, 143, 151, 153, 155-A and lSS-t la the c o n t r a .
I t 1* aadorvtooO* however, that the non-inclusion of those Kuloa dooa net altar
whatever loaml end/or contractual pooltioa oithar party baa bad with respect to
the f l l l a f of ovt-of t i t l e work grievances.
TWJ n l i M M l
3.
Xt ia understood that la order for aa aeployeo to receive rolbur*aaant
undor Saetioa 3.21,(3) of too contract, tha Authority- any reqjuire tha eeployae to
auteit a receipt for the replsceeeac tool.
Wvaleal Plaahlllte*
4.
Xt la understood that tha rafarancoa LA taction 2 . i t to the *tiaa of
physical disqualification" ahall soan tbo data of Injury for the purpoaat of
calculating tha 10-year pariod for retaining tha higher rata.
On

121

Mr. u v r s n c *
Pagsi 2
Feiruary

Hanlty

6, 1S9S

S.
Tha pare Lea agree that tha Senior Labor Kanaasnant rmiuiUss raferrad
in section 1.3 of too agraeoant shall be composed of the President of XTU 726 too are Transit vice President, Labor Relations or his/her designee.

carmen s. Suardy
vies Prasldaat
Labor nelationa

fit
122

APPENDIX

Q New York City Transit Authority


Utrooclan TranspCrtatiofl Authority

270 j a y S i f M l
broottlyn. NV u i 0 1

rebruary 13, 1 9

Mr. Lawrence Banley, President


Amalgamated Transit Union
Division 736
40 Yukon Avenue
Staten ttUnd. MY 10314
Rei

side Letter

Daar Mr. Hanlay:


At the conclusion of contract negotiation! for the 1994*1997 agrnwnt
i t was mutually agreed between the parties that the following items would not b*
included in the contract sue would be sat forth in a lettar of understanding
having the same forea and affect as i f contained in the contract.
Additional Sick Leave e m i e r t a

1.
where an employee is absent frea duty for illnsss and where tha twploye*
would be otherwise aliglble for 6 0 % sick leave, management agrees to a c c s p t anc
process requests for additional sick lsava at sixty parent (60%) in a d v a n c e g<
tha employee being absent for nine consecutive working days.
Revenue Attandant/tua Operator Kate

2.
I t is understood that, among the Sua Operators whose B U S Operator rata i s
preserved undar tha tarns of Paragraph c of the Revenue Attandant/Shiftar sectior.
of the neswraadum of Onderstanding, currant employees who vera formerly Bus
Operators but who were ra-claselflad and whose pay was lowered to tha r a t e
applicable to the reclassification t i t l e prior to the implementation of t h i s
Memorandum of understanding shall be e U g i b l * to bo part of the 11 position:
covered by Paragraph C of tha Rovanue Attendant/Shifter section and shall h a v
their Sua Operator rata of pay restored prospectively as Revenue Attsndan
position* are eliminated pursuant to the t o n s of Paragraph c.

123
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124
J

APPENDIX

December I Q , 1997
Mr. Lawrence J. Hanky,
President
Amalgamated Transit Union, Division 726
40 Yukon Avenue
Staten Island, N.Y. 10314

Dear Mr. Hanley:

This is to confirm the understanding of the parties that nothing in the parties'
memorandum of understanding shall preclude the parties from continuing to discuss
maintenance productivity, including the terms, if any, upon which bargaining unit
maintainers may work on warranty tasks with respect to new MCI buses which the
Authority anticipates leasing beginning in 1998.

5MfU\ffidtdisUtr

125

December 10, 1997


Mr. Lawrence J. Hanley,
President
Amalgamated Transit Union, Division 726
40 Yukon Avenue
Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
Dear Mr. Hanley:
This is to confirm the understanding of the parties with respect to Defensive
Driving training described in Section 22 of the Memorandum of Understanding. The
parties agree that a defensive driving class may be scheduled whenever at least fifteen
drivers (IS) have signed up to take the course. Two bus operators who are certified to
teach the course by a Safety Program recognized by insurance companies which provide
auto insurance in New York State and which provideforinsurance premium reductions
for completion of course, shall be released with pay to provide the training. The release
timeforeach such bus operator to teach the course shall not exceed 10 days per year.
The Authority may designate its own managers to attend and/or monitor the course at its
discretion. Tne Authority may designate managers to participate in the course provided
the managers are appropriately certified. Employees who participate in such training
must do so on their own time. Transit will not compensate employeesfortheir
participation. This pilot program shall continueforthe duration of the contract At the
conclusion of the contract, the parties will evaluate its effectiveness and determine
whether to discontinue the program.

Sttaftkttntiv

126

December 10, 1997


Mr. Lawrence J. Hanley,
President
Amalgamated Transit Union, Division 726
40 Yukon Avenue
Staten Island, N.Y. 103H
Dear Mr. Hanley:
This is to confirm that the longevity payments referred to in Section 5 of this
Memorandum of Understanding are pensionable.

SeAatu'JngpeM.mem

127

APPENDIX

PENDING ARBITRATION" DISCIPLINARY CASE STATUS REPORT


DECEMBER 8,1997

YT-96-3921-62 - 8 / 0 R. Barrie, #044394, "Preventable Accident, 3/21/96"


- 3 Day Suspension.

CT-97-3922-04 - B/0 J. Bosco, #086214, "Preventable Accident, 11/14/96" Warning.


CT-97-3922-47 - B/OJ. Bosco. #086214, "Preventable Accident, 3/26/97" Reprimand.
CT-96-3922-67 - 8 / 0 V. Cerullo, #143232, Turned Short, 4/17/96"
-1 Day Suspension.
CT-97-3922-54 - B/O W, Chartes, #146300. "Preventable Accident, 4/19/97"
- Warning.
YT-96-3921-53 - 8 / 0 A. Collins. #165802. "Preventable Accident 2/1/96"
- Reprimand.
YT-96-3921-77 - B/O R. Fisher, #278065, "Flagged Intending Customer.
9/4/96* - Reprimand
CT-96-3922-40 - B/O S. Francis, #290064. "Preventable Accident, 1/30/96"
- 3 Day Suspension.
YT-95-3921-39 - B/O J. Gervase, #313363. "Unsafe Operation, 1/27/95*
- Dismissal,
CM-96-3922-50 - BMA M. Gibilaro, #314860, "Failed To Comply With
Directive, 12/27/96" - Warning
YT-96-3921-113 - B/O Granquist #334739, "Preventable Accident, 9/24/96"
- Warning,
YT-96-3921-104-B/O M. Groves,#343335,'Preventable Accident 8/31/96"
- 20 Day Suspension.
YT-96-3921-122 - B/O M. Groves, #343335, "Poor Check Ride, 11/7/96"

- Dismissal.
YT-96-3921-54 - B/O L Jack, #428063, "Customer Complaint 3/28/96'
- 1 0 Day Suspension.
CT-95.3922-197 - B/O L Johnson, "Preventable Accident 8/30/95" Reprimand.
CT-96-3922-211 - B/O A. Johnson, "Sk* Control Violation, 12/7/96* - 1 Day
Suspension.
CT-96-3922-204 - 8 / 0 D. Johnson, #440688, "Preventable Accident
11/22/96" - 5 Day Suspension.

BACLOO

128

oec-as-iss^

eg:<*?

YUKON

YT-96-3921-98 - B/O W. Johnson, #444616, "Preventable Accident, 8/16/96"

-10 Day Suspension.

YM-94-3931 -36 - C/C D. Kilgallon. #471498. 'Improper Performance,


6/24/94* 3 Day Suspension.

YM-94-3931-38 - C/C D. Killgallon, #471498, "Improper Performance,


6/30/04* 5 Day Suspension.
i

YM-94-3931-66 - C/C D. Killgallon, #471498, "Improper Performance. 3/2/94"


- 8 Day Suspension.
CT-97-3931-59 - B/O R. Kaiser, #464680, "Preventable Accident, 5/5/97"
- Warning.
CT-97-3922^41 - B/O S. Kupper. #494528, "Preventable Accident 3/28/97"
- Reprimand.
CT-96-3922-177 - B/O T. Maston, #566099, "Preventable Accident, 9/23/96"
- 5 Day Suspension.
CT-96-3922-155 - B/O G. Merrell, #600495. "Preventable Accident. 9/10/96"
- 3 Day Suspension.
YT-95-3921-101 - B/O S. Middleton, #604246, "Preventable Accident,
11/21/94" - 1 Day Suspension.
YT-94-3921-310 - B/O Mulieri, #630439, "AWOL, 11/1/94"
- 3 Day Suspension.
YT-96-3921-15 - B/O L Muren, #634483, "Customer Complaint" 1-27-96"
- 1 0 Day Suspension.
YT-96-3921-97 - B/O M. Newson, #648101, "Failed To Submit Doctor Lines,
8/23/96* 10 Day Suspension.
YT-96-3921-96 - B / O L Piacentino, #700453, 'Ahead Of Schedule, 8/23/96"
- 1 0 Day Suspension.

YT-97-3921-31 -B/O J. Pantano. #677277, "Not Home For Sick Investigator,


5-5-97" - 3 Day Suspension,
YT-95-3921-90 -B/O G. Proia, #719040, "Preventable Accident 5/2/95"
- Warning.
YT-97-3921-17-B/O 6 . Proia, #719040, "Poor Check Ride, 2/28/97"
1 Day Suspension.

YT-94-3921-297 - B/O R, Reynolds, #742259, "Red Light Camera, 9/23/94"


- 1 Day Suspension.

YT-95-3921-97 - B/O R. Reynolds, #742259. "Preventable Accident 3/23/95"


-Warning.
YT-96r3921-119-B/O A. Rondinelli, #760888, "Late Pull Out 12/26796*
- 1 5 Day Suspension.
YT-96-3921-90-B/OW. Sama, #783217, "Ahead Of Schedule. 10/9/96'
5 Day Suspension.
i 2 9

SACtOS

YT-96-3921-68 - 8/0 S. Simon, #325529, "Reckless Operation, 6/17/96'


- 3 Day Suspension.
CT-97-3922-17 - B/0 D. Shorter, #819210, 'Failed To Perform Pre-trip
Inspection, 1/16/97" - 3 Day Suspension.

\l

CT-94-3922-125 - B/O J. Smith, #834629, "Preventable Accident 6/9/94"


- 3 Day Suspension.

CT 95-3922-95 - B/O J. Smith, #834629, "Preventable Accident, 3/23/95"


Dismissal.
CT-96-3922-76 - B/O J. Smith, #3834629, "Preventable Accident, 3/15/96"
- Dismissal.
CT-96-3922-25 - B/O M. Smith, #835286, "Preventable Accident, 1/30/96"
^
3 Day Suspension.
YM-97-3931-09 - 8MB L Szoke, #876765, "Improper Performance. 5/20/97"
5 Day Suspension.
YT-95-3921-103 - B/O P. Teledecki, #883995, "Reckless Operation, 5/27/95"
-1 Day Suspension.
YTr9W921-157 - B/O W. Thompson, #891870, "Unfounded Defect Report,
10/19/95" - 5 Day Suspension.
YT-97-3921-46 - B/O W. Thompson, #891870, "Preventable Accident,
1/20/97"-10 Day Suspension.
CT-96-3922-09 - B/O S. Valentin, #913745, "Preventable Accident, 12/27/95"
-1 Day Suspension.
CT-97-3922-52 - B/O A. Vanore, #915884, "Poor Check Ride. 4/22/97"
- 5 Day Suspension.
CT-97-3922-66 - B/O A. Vanore, #915884, "Poor Check Ride, 7/3/97"
-10 Day Suspension.
CT-97-3922-6003 - B/O C. Waymer, #940157, "AWOL, 8/15/97" - 5 Day
Suspension.

CT-97-3922-6016 - B/O C. Waymer. #940157, "Observation Ride, 6729/97" 10 Day Suspension.


CT-97-3922-6038 - B/O C. Waymer, #940157, Tailed to Report Arrest,
7/15/97" - 30 Day Suspension.
CT-97-3922-6039 - B/O C. Waymer, #940157, "False Report, 7/14/97" Dismissal.
CT-97-3922-6041 - B/O C. Waymer, #940157, "Failed to Timely Report
Arrest, 9/27/97' - Dismissal.
CT-97-3922-6042 - B/O C. Waymer. #940157, "False Report, 9/28/97" Dismissal.
CT-97-3922-6043 - B / O C . Waymer, #940157, "AWOL, 9/15/97" - Dismissal.
130
SACLOO

CT-97-3922-6044 - B/O C. Waymer, #940157, "Observation Ride. 10/22/97*


- Dismissal.
YT-97-3921-16 - B/O L. Wiggins. #962106. "Failed To Report Damage,
2/6/97" - Warning.
CT-95-3922-221 - B/O J. Wilson. #971829. "Remain On Sick Control List,
10/20/95"-10 Day Suspension.
CT-96-3922-66 - 6/0 J. Wilson, #971B29, "AWOL. 3/2/96"
-10 Day Suspension/Final Warning.
CT-96-3922-186 - B/O J. Wilson, #971829, "Remain On Sick Control List
9/4/96" -15 Day Suspension.
YT-96-3921-79 - B/O D. Williams, #965973, "Unfounded Defect Report,
9/19/96" - Reprimand.
YT-97-3921-14 - B/O D. Williams, #965973, "Preventable Accident. 10-4-96"
- 1 Day Suspension.
- YT-97-3922-6055 - B/O P. Zamabardino, #994700, "Racist Remark, 10-28
97" - Dismissal

SAO.00

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APPENDIX

N E W YORK CITY TRANSIT AND AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION, LOCAL 726


STIPLATION AND AGREEMENT
Whereas, the parties are desirous of agreeing upon Department of Buses
Maintenance productivity procedures.
Whereas, the agreement is in furtherance of sound labor relations, tt is hereby
stipulated and agreed, by and between the parties hereto as follows:
First:

ATI) Local 726 shall accept the same terms and conditions relating to
job times as agreed upon by TWU Local 100 pursuant to agreement
dated June 6,1996 (attachment "A"); and times to be determined
pursuant to such agreement as to items noted on attachment "B*. If
TWU Local 100 agrees to additional job times, the Union agrees to
adopt such times ortoexpeditiously resolve suchtimesthrough the
procedures in Sect 1.19G - the Work Procedure Review Team.

Second:

ATU Local 726 shall be entitled to demonstrations and training of


personnel for jobs not currently being performed on a regular basis in
accordance with task times. Such jobs are asterisked (*) on attachment
"A" and will also include those jobs on attachment "B", which the union
requests demonstrations and training. Union representation will be
allowed at the initial demonstration/training in each respective depot
and until said time standards are met at such demonstrations. Union
reserves therighton said jobs, heretofore referenced, that if the
Authority is unable to establish such standards in a safe manner, to the
satisfaction of the union, to submit same for final resolutiontothe
Impartial Arbitrator. Provided however, if the times on jobs in question
have been established through the procedures set forth in Sect 1.19G,
such times on jobs may not be submitted for review by the impartial
arbitrator pursuant to this paragraph.

Third:

Time standards presently agreed to are to be guided by the conditions


outlined in attachment "C".

Fourth:

All employees will be expected to substantially perform agreed upon


jobs in set times. Union reserves therightto submit to the Impartial
Arbitrator for resolution any claims that an individual employee(s) is in
non-compliance with the standardized times.
f

Fifth:

Any employee who cannot substantially pertorfn agreed upon jobs in set
times shall be placed in an available job irflhetitie<s)of MHB, Bus
Operator, or Cleaner within the ATU +0*6 bargaining unit to the extent
permitted by law. In the event that the reassignment is to a position
which carries atowerrate of pay, the transferred employee win be redcircled (U. rata of pay will be frozen at present rate until the rate of pay
to which he would be entitled in the reassigned position exceeds the
frozen rate). In the event the union contents the dso^ffication is not
justified or is inequitable, the union may bring its daimtoarbitration.
The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding.
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T h e entering into this stipulation and agreement shall not be construed


a s an admission by N Y C Transit that it h a s violated any provision of the
collective bargaining agreement between N Y C Transit and the Union,
nor shall it constitute a precedent for the determination of any other
disputes between N Y C Transit and the Union. In this regard, it is
expressly understood that the arrangement herein is predicated
exclusively upon the special circumstances of this matter and shall not
be construed to represent policy or procedure of N Y C T r a n s i t
Furthermore, this Stipulation shall not be offered in evidence for any
purpose or any administrative, judicial or other proceeding except for
the purposes of enforcing the obligation contained herein.

Sixth:

For. Glatcn bland Division, Department of Quaes

Dated

For

ransit, Labor Relations


Dated

%fo

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Attachment "A"

LIST OF JOB TIMES


J6#

Pour wheel Reime

Generator R/R

Agreeo

Belt Tensioner R m

28

I
t

9.C

W/oower toots avaiiaoie


Includes relay valve & muffler
Two persons

10.1

Brake Application Valve R/R *

3.1

10

Air Dryer R/R

3.3S

11

OAJ Change R/R

12

V . 7 3 0 Trans R/R

Non-turoo ana turoo

Air Starrer R/R


Raaiator R/S

weoae oraices

! <,

w a t e r u m & R/fi

Blowef/Turoocharaer R/R
T

Comments
T w o persons

13 8

r
w

>

Air Comoreasor R/R

i
1

Job Oescnotien

Including assist on installation


if heater elem.removed from"
oroeedure

11

" w o oersont

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'

20.7

! Two oersont, with pradsets

Attachment " A "

LIST OF JOB T I M E S
Joe*

Job Description

14

Steenng Gear R/R

15

fuel

it

[ Agrees

ii

1 Tune-uo/inicr Cno R/R *

' *
20"

| .
. . .
A/C Compressor R/R fT K ! '

6.9

Kino Pm Spindle R/R (Solid Axle) *

Rear Axle Housing -Banjo R/R

A/C Compressor Outer. R/R


2'a

i
1

210

6.9

A/C Compressor R/R (Garner) *

! 20
i

ant

oumo R/R

Cvimaer h e a o s R/R

" -as

Comments
straight axie. maepenaent
two oersons

With press

With banjo fully

(Tnermo Kmc)
A/C Compressor CHftcn R/R
(Gamer)

1 Circulator Pum R/R

23

Surae Tank R/R

24

Front Tire R/R

Two persons

25

Rear Tire R/R

1.2

Two persons

26

Fuei Tank R/R

8.8

Two persons

1
1

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2^

oresseT

rwo persons

Attachment "B*
Twenty Six Now Core Jobs

' Bus Paiming/Pres


2 Hngme Swings
3. ngjne.Power.Module R&R
4. 32 Point tmenocK/Door ChecK
5. PMl -Base Tasks - 3K. 12K. 18K. 24K
6. Bus Interior Cleaning
7. Body Panel R & R
8. Front/Rear Door Adjustments - Orion, RTS. New Flyer
9. Heavy S.O. Orion/New Flyer
10. Engine Change
11. Drive Transmission Change
12. Diagnostic - Air System
13. Diagnostic - No Power
14. Diagnostic - IntertocWWheelchair
15. Diagnostic - Overheat/Cooling System
16. Wheelchair Diagnostic/Maintenance
17.12 Year Upgrade
18. Body Panel Repair and Painting
19. Engine Diagnostic and Tune-up
20. HVAC PM Major (Carrier, Thermo King)
2 1 . Window Replacement
22. Bumper Replacement
23 GOH (6 Year Overhaul)
24. Bus Exterior Cleaning and Detailing
25. Electrical Diagnosis and Repair
26. Pre- Service Inspection

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ATTACHMENT " C "


For the times noted on attachment " A " to hold true there are set initial conditions that
must be satisfied:

1. The bus must be in a safe work position.


2. The replacement parts must be available at the work position.
3. Specialized tools and equipment unique to the task must be available for task being
performed at the work position.
4. The work must be completed by a trained maintainer.
5. All times shown are actual task times - break times of any kind are not included in
these times, nor are diagnostics.
6. All buses tested in this study were 6B-92 and/or 6V-71 R.T.S. Style Buses. This
agreement is limited to jobs on such buses.

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