Article 2: CUNY‑PSC Relationships

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2.1 The parties agree to maintain the academic character of the University as an institution of higher education.

2.2 The entire Agreement between the parties consists of the terms herein stated, and this Agreement terminates all prior Agreements and understandings. All Bylaws, policies and resolutions of the Board, and all Governance plans and practices of the Colleges and of the departments, as currently in effect, or as the same may be hereafter adopted, supplemented or amended, shall be subject to the said stated terms of this Agreement.

2.3 Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed to diminish the rights granted under the Bylaws of the Board to the entities and bodies within the internal structure of CUNY so long as such rights are not in conflict with a stated term of this Agreement.

2.4 The rights, functions and powers of the Board and its officers and agents, and of the officers of CUNY, under the applicable law of the State and the Bylaws of the Board, including the Board's right to alter or waive existing Bylaws or policies in accordance with the procedures specified in the Bylaws shall remain vested in the Board and in said officers and agents, subject to the following:

(a) The Board shall supply the PSC with three copies of the Board's Bylaws and written policies. If there is an inconsistency or conflict between an existing Bylaw or policy of the Board and a stated term of this Agreement, the said term of this Agreement shall govern, and the Board shall promptly cause its Bylaws to be amended or repealed to conform therewith.

(b) The Board shall not adopt any new or amended Bylaws, policy or resolution which conflicts with a stated term of this Agreement. In the event any such Bylaw, policy or resolution is adopted by the Board, the said term of this Agreement shall nevertheless govern.

(c) In the event it is proposed that a Bylaw, procedure or policy respecting a term or condition of employment of all or some of the employees covered by this Agreement be adopted, amended or rescinded by resolution of the Board, the PSC shall be given notice and an opportunity to consult in respect of said action prior to said action being taken or becoming effective, in the manner specified below:

(i) The Board or its agent shall furnish the PSC with three copies of all proposed resolutions to adopt, amend or rescind a Bylaw at such time as a standing Committee of the Board or, in the event a committee does not consider the resolution in advance, as soon as the Board as a whole receives a copy of the text of such resolutions or as soon thereafter as practicable, but in no event later than the time the Board's Committee delivers notice of proposed Bylaw changes to the Board.

(ii) The Board or its agent shall furnish the PSC two copies of the agenda of each regular or special meeting of the Board at the time said agendas are made available to members of the Board, and two copies of the minutes of Board meetings at the time said minutes are made available to members of the Board.

(iii) If a standing Board Committee has scheduled hearings on any proposed Board action respecting a term or condition of employment of employees covered by this Agreement, the PSC shall, on request, be permitted to participate in such hearing on such terms as the appropriate Committee shall determine.

(iv) The PSC may request to be heard by the Board at a regularly scheduled or special meeting in order to speak to any item of the Board's agenda, provided that such request is made known to the Board Chairman not less than three (3) days prior to the meeting.

(v) Upon the delivery to a standing Committee of the Board of any proposal for a Board resolution respecting a term or condition of employment of employees covered by this Agreement, or upon the appearance on the Board's agenda of any such resolution, the PSC may request consultation with the Chancellor or the Chancellor's designee in respect of such proposed Board action, in advance of its being taken, and such opportunity for such advance consultation shall be provided unless manifestly impracticable, and the Chancellor or the Chancellor's designee, prior to the Board's action, shall report to the Board the substance of such advance consultation, it being understood that the PSC's consent to the Board's action shall not be required prior to such action being taken or becoming effective, unless the Board action shall be inconsistent with a stated term of this Agreement.

2.5 The Chancellor shall meet with the President of the PSC and a reasonable number of other officers of the PSC twice each semester for the purpose of consultation in respect of the terms and conditions of employment of employees covered by this Agreement, and of matters necessary to the implementation of this Agreement which are University‑wide in nature. Other matters may be placed on the agenda by the Chancellor or the PSC by mutual agreement. In emergencies which prevent the Chancellor's attendance, the Chancellor's designee shall meet with the PSC. Each party shall submit to the other a list of particular matters to be discussed not less than five (5) days before the scheduled date of meeting.

2.6 Each College President shall meet with the PSC chapter chairperson and a reasonable number of other officers of the PSC, which may, at the discretion of the PSC, include cross campus representation, twice each semester for the purpose of consultation in respect of matters directly affecting the terms and conditions of employment of employees of said College covered by this Agreement, and matters necessary to the implementation of this Agreement which are local in nature. Other matters may be placed on the agenda by the President or the PSC by mutual agreement. In emergencies which prevent the President's attendance, the President's designee shall meet with the PSC. Each party shall submit to the other a list of particular matters to be discussed not less than five (5) days before the scheduled date of meeting.

2.7 Nothing contained herein shall prevent the PSC from consulting with the Chancellor and the College Presidents, as described above, at times other than those set forth if matters within the area of collective negotiation arise of an urgent or emergency nature.