ARTICLE 24 DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING
24.1 The Union collectively, and its Officers individually, recognize the sensitive nature of the Company’s business. As such, each recognizes that maintaining a drug and alcohol free work place is essential to the safety and security of all Officers, the general public, the detainees and the institution.
24.2 The Union collectively, and the Officers individually, agree that the Company has the right to implement policies and procedures related to drug and alcohol testing and that these policies may include provisions for both cause and prevention testing.
24.3 Drug testing includes provisions for testing for Cause and Prevention. Procedures are found in Company Policy.
24.4 When the Company has a “reasonable” suspicion to believe that an Officer is in violation of Company Rules of Conduct related to the use of alcohol or drugs, the Facility Administrator or his designee may require the Officer to submit to an alcohol and/or drug test. Procedures are established in Company Policy.
24.5 An Officer may refuse to submit to a drug screening or alcohol test. However, the Officer shall be warned that such refusal constitutes grounds for immediate dismissal and then be allowed an opportunity to submit to the testing as though the Officer had originally complied with the order.
24.6 The Union collectively, and Officers individually, agree that drug testing policies or regulations of the Company, Client or other regulating authority are subject to review and change. Changes made by the Company, Client or other regulating agencies will be binding on the parties to this Agreement. Changes will be communicated to the Union prior to implementation.
ARTICLE 23 WAIVER OF BARGAINING RIGHTS AND AMENDMENTS TO AGREEMENT
23.1 During the negotiations resulting in this Agreement, the Company and the Union each had the unlimited right and opportunity to make demands and proposals with respect to all proper subjects of collective bargaining; all such subjects were discussed and negotiated upon, and the agreements contained herein were arrived at after the free exercise of such rights and opportunity.
23.2 This Agreement supersedes any previous agreements, rules, regulations or customs governing the Company, its Officers and the Union.
23.3 Any changes in this Agreement, whether by addition, waiver, deletion, amendments or modifications, must be reduced to writing and executed by both the Company and the Union.
ARTICLE 22 401(k) PLAN
22.1 All Officers are eligible to participate in the Company’s 401(k) savings plan as may be amended from time to time by the Company to ensure that the benefits are the same for all Officers.
22.2 The Company will match 50% of an Officer’s salary deferrals up to the first 5% of salary deferred (maximum matching contribution is 2.5% of deferred salary).
22.3 The Company’s matching contribution will be applied each pay period.
ARTICLE 21 VACATION
21.1 During the term of this Agreement, the Company will grant paid vacation to all full time Officers based on years of service. Years of service is determined by the Officer’s Anniversary Date.
Years of Service Annual Accrual
One (1) year but less than 5 years 80 hours
Five (5) years but less than 10 years 120 hours
Ten (10) years but less than 15 years 160 hours
Fifteen (15) years and above 200 hours
21.2 During the term of this Agreement, the Company will pay a percentage of worked wages in lieu of vacation for part-time Officers as follows:
Years of Service % of Worked Wages
More than one (1) year but less than 5 years 3.85%
More than five (5) years but less than 10 years 5.77%
More than ten (10) years 7.69%
21.3 Vacation shall be awarded on the anniversary of the Officer’s date of hire, in one lump sum. Officers must take vacation time within the twelve (12) month period following each anniversary of their date of hire.
21.4 Any unused vacation time shall be paid at the end of the vacation year or at the time of separation from employment with the Company. An Officer, at his sole discretion, may roll over up to thirty-two (32) hours of unused vacation hours into the following vacation year. Rolled over hours must be used within the first six (6) months of the vacation year. Any unused vacation hours in excess of thirty-two (32) shall be paid at the end of the vacation year.
21.5 If a designated holiday named in this Agreement falls during an Officer’s vacation period, such Officer shall be entitled to receive pay for such holiday [eight (8) hours at the Officer’s straight time hourly rate in addition to their vacation pay]. Officers have the option to not use vacation hours on the holidays noted above (i.e. receive 8 hours of Holiday Pay only).
ARTICLE 20 HOLIDAYS
20.1 The Company will provide full-time Officers the following ten (l0) paid holidays regardless of the day on which the holiday falls:
New Year’s Day Labor Day
Martin Luther King’s Day Columbus Day
Presidents Day Veterans Day
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day
Independence Day Christmas Day
20.2 Provided individual Officers have worked any hours during the week the holiday falls, they will receive eight (8) hours of Holiday Pay at their regular straight-time hourly rate. In addition, Officers who work on the actual day a holiday falls will be paid their straight time rate for all hours so worked. Appropriate overtime rules apply to the actual number of hours worked on a holiday or during a week in which a holiday falls. The eight (8) hours of Holiday Pay are not included as hours worked for the purpose of calculating overtime.
GTI Officers who are regularly scheduled to work ten (10) or twelve (12) hour shifts shall receive ten (10) or twelve (12) hours of Holiday Pay in the event they are not scheduled to work the holiday due to operational requirements (i.e. no mission scheduled that day).
20.3 Officers will receive Holiday Pay even if they are on approved paid time off (vacation, jury duty, bereavement leave, etc.)
20.4 Part-time Officers will receive Holiday Pay based on a prorated basis at the rate of 20% of wages worked the week of the holiday, regardless of the day on which the holiday falls.