University of California, San Diego


November 30, 2004


SUBJECT:    Status of Bonus Leave Program for Represented Employees

The following message from the University of California Office of the President reports on the status of the Bonus Leave Program for represented employees. We are pleased to report that agreement has been reached with AFSCME service workers who will receive the two days of bonus leave. Negotiations continue with other bargaining units.

More information on the Bonus Leave Program is available on Blink at http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/bonusleave.

If you have any questions concerning this notice, please contact the UCSD Human Resources Department's Division of Labor Relations at laborrelations@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-2810.

Rogers Davis
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Human Resources


University of California
November 2004
Status update regarding UC's Bonus Leave Program for represented employees


The University has received many questions regarding the Bonus Leave Program, and how it applies to our represented employees. The Bonus Paid Leave Program was created as one of several ways that the university could recognize and reward employees during the state budget crisis, and UC is working toward ensuring that all eligible employees will be able to participate.

The program gives non-represented UC employees who have not received a general salary increase two paid additional days off around the December 2004 holiday period. The University is offering the program to represented employees who have not received general pay increases. However, extending the bonus days to represented employees is, by law, subject to collective bargaining and must be negotiated with unions. The following is a status update on the program as it relates to open contract negotiations for represented employees.

Status of the Bonus Leave Program in current negotiations:

UC and members of the AFSCME union for service workers ratified a fact finding agreement on November 19. The agreement resolves 2003-04 wage issues and gives service workers the two-day paid bonus leave for 2004.

UC is in the process of negotiating the program for its clerical employees with CUE. Negotiations have entered the fact finding phase for specific subjects of the 2003-2004 fiscal year and the parties are simultaneously proceeding with negotiating a new comprehensive contract for the next several years. The existing contract officially expired September 30. An offer has been made to CUE that, if accepted, would ensure clerical employee participation in the Bonus Leave Program. UC remains hopeful that an agreement with the union can be reached.

UC and UPTE continue negotiations for a comprehensive contract although the existing contract officially expired September 30. The Bonus Leave Program is one of several topics of discussion, and UC has made an offer to UPTE that, if accepted, would ensure research staff and technical employee participation in the program. UC remains optimistic that an agreement can be reached.

More information
Updates on the status of ongoing negotiations can be found at the UCOP Labor Relations Web site: http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/employees/policies/labor_relations/. Employees with specific questions regarding the Bonus Leave Program may contact their local Human Resources or Labor Relations office.