ERIC Number: ED119793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Personnel Files in Two-Year Contracts.
The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education Newsletter, v4 n1-4 Jan/Feb 1976
Eighty-three public two-year college collective bargaining contracts and 47 four-year college contracts in 13 states and the District of Columbia were reviewed to examine references to personnel files. Sixty-six (80 percent) of the two-year contracts contained such clauses, as opposed to 23 of the four-year contracts. This paper catalogues the provisions of the clauses in the two-year college contracts. Fifty-five of the 66 contracts guarantee access to the file for the individual faculty member. Thirty-eight specifically give faculty members the right to respond to material in the file. Twenty-two give faculty the right to reproduce documents found in the personnel file. Nine attempt to specifically list material to be included in the file. Twenty-eight require that any material concerned with grievance activity by faculty members must be kept separately from the file, and that the file may not record any information about grievances. Eight contain provisions which allow faculty members to apply to have reprimands removed from their files after a specified period of time. Twenty make reference to the establishment of one central filing system. Data are organized into three tables, which also specify the agent affiliation of the 66 contracts. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Bernard Baruch Coll. National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions.