Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

AFT - Article XVI: Displacement

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A.       DISPLACEMENT DUE TO A REDUCTION IN FTEs

Each October, commencing in 1989, the College and the Federation will review the number of full-time equivalent student credits (credit FTEs) as reported to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for reimbursement purposes and compare such computation on a collegewide basis with the collegewide credit FTEs of the previous October as reported to the Commonwealth for reimbursement purposes.  If the number of credit FTEs has declined in an amount greater than ten (10%) percent from year to year, then the procedures set forth in paragraphs C through F below shall apply.

If the credit FTE count of any campus declines more than ten (10%) percent from October to October, an Employee who cannot make up a full-time load on his/her campus may be assigned to courses at other campuses for the purpose of filling a full-time load, or the most junior affected Employee(s) may be transferred to another campus.

B.       DISPLACEMENT AND/OR TRANSFER DUE TO OTHER REASONS

The College reserves the right to displace and/or transfer  Employees for:

1.     A significant decline in enrollment  in a discipline, or

2.     Cancellation of programs, or

3.     Movement and/or consolidation of programs.

In this event, the procedures of paragraphs C through F below shall apply.

C.      DISPLACEMENT NOTIFICATION

If it appears to the College that Employees may be displaced, the College shall notify the Federation of the area(s) in which it expects displacement to occur and the number of Employees affected thereby.  Such notification shall occur not later than March 1 to be effective the fall semester of the following calendar year, or not later than July 1, to be effective the spring semester which begins 18 months later. Employees who may be subject to displacement shall be notified no later than thirty (30) days after the March 1, or July 1 notice provided to the Federation.

D.      TRANSFER NOTIFICATION

If it appears that an Employee may be transferred, the College shall notify the Federation of the area(s) in which it expects transfers to occur and the number of Employees affected thereby.  Such notification shall occur no later than March 1 to be effective the next fall semester or July 1 to be effective the next spring semester. Employees who may be subject to transfer shall be notified no later than thirty (30) days after the March 1, or July 1 notice provided to the Federation.

E.       DISPLACEMENT PROCEDURE

In the event of a displacement the following shall apply:

1.       No Employee shall be displaced unless a majority portion of a full-time work load cannot be made available through elimination of part-time or overage  assignments at his/her campus, or at any other campus.  The minority portion of the affected Employee's full-time work load may be made up on his/her campus, or any other campus.

2.       An Employee who cannot be employed in his/her area(s) of qualification as set forth above shall have the right to displace a lesser and the least senior Employee in his/her discipline in the College.  For these purposes, if a displaced tenured Employee has demonstrated his/her competence by teaching an average of two (2) classes per academic year in another discipline for at least two (2) years (exclusive of overage), he/she shall have the right to displace the least senior nontenured  Employee in the College in that discipline.

3.       Any Employee displaced by this procedure shall be placed on a priority recall  list for a period of:

a)       three (3) years, or

b)       five (5) years, if such Employee has more than five (5) years continuous service, whichever is the greater, for an available full-time position in the area of the Employee's qualifications.  The Employee shall retain all rights and benefits earned prior to displacement and upon return, shall have his/her service bridged as though it has been continuous.
If a full-time position in the area of the Employee's qualifications becomes available during this recall  period, the College shall so notify the Employee at the Employee's last known address, and the Federation, and request the Employee to respond promptly concerning whether the Employee desires to fill the position.  If the Employee fails to respond promptly (within twenty (20) days after a certified letter has been mailed), or if the Employee is unwilling or unable to respond to the request, such Employee shall lose his/her right to that position.

4.       Anything above to the contrary notwithstanding, any Employee who is displaced shall be given the first option for available part-time and overage  assignments (at the overage  rate) to a maximum number of eighteen (18) credit hours per semester, and twelve (12) credit hours per summer session.

If a displaced Employee teaches the equivalent of a full-time load, then such Employee shall receive the normal College contribution towards the benefits set forth in Article XXVI B.1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6., and 8., if such coverage is permitted by the carrier.

 F.       TRANSFER PROCEDURE

In the event of a transfer, the following shall apply:

1.       No Employee shall be transferred unless a majority portion of a full-time work load cannot be made available through elimination of part-time or overage  assignments at his/her campus, or at any other campus.  The minority portion of the affected Employee's full-time work load may be made up on his/her campus or any other campus.

2.       The College shall attempt to recruit Employees to transfer  on a voluntary basis.  If the College is unable to recruit such Employees to transfer voluntarily, then the Employee(s) to be transferred shall be those Employees who are the least senior Employees in the discipline at the campus from which transferred.


For these purposes, if a tenured Employee has demonstrated his/her competence of teaching two (2) courses per academic year in another discipline for at least two (2) years (exclusive of overage) he/she shall be able to use his/her continuous service to cause the involuntary transfer of the least senior non-tenured Employee in the College in that discipline.

If a tenured Employee has retrained in another discipline or has the credentials to meet the minimum requirements of a position to be filled by the College in a discipline other than the one originally hired for, he/she may transfer to the new discipline with seniority accrued since his/her initial date of hire.  This seniority, however, shall not supersede the displacement rights of any tenured faculty  in the receiving discipline.

G.      DISPLACEMENT

In the event Employees receive a notice of displacement or are displaced, the parties shall meet and discuss concerning such displacement for the purpose of determining what steps, if any, should be taken by the parties to deal effectively with the situation.

H.

Earned leave credits under Article XXV, A.9., and reduced schedule arrangements under Appendix I, Early Retirement  Plans, shall be disregarded for all purposes of this Article XVI, Displacement.