Retrenchment task force


Appendix A - Memorandum of Understanding on a joint task force to review the CBA retrenchment provisions 

The University Faculty Association (UFA) and the Administration (ADM) agree to review the collective bargaining agreement’s provisions on retrenchment for programmatic and financial reasons. The goal of this review is to reach shared recommendations for revisions to the retrenchment provisions that may better serve the interests of the collective faculty and university programs. The UFA and ADM shall form a task force with representative members in equal number to. The task force shall strive to reach recommendations in time for the collective bargaining cycle for the Fiscal Year 2020-21 biennial contract term. In the event shared recommendations are reached by the task force, they shall be presented to the UFA and ADM collective bargaining teams for possible incorporation into the contract negotiations, which shall be subject to ratification and approval by the UFA membership and the Board of Regents. In the event that shared recommendations are not reached, both UFA and ADM reserve the right to submit related bargaining proposals in accordance with Montana’s public employee collective bargaining statute.


Task force members

Leora Bar-el, Linguistics Program
Chad Bishop, Wildlife Biology Program
Lucy France, Legal Counsel
Jenny McNulty, Dean, College of Humanities & Sciences
Elizabeth Putnam, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Allen Szalda-Petree, Department of Psychology

Meetings, agendas, minutes

All meetings take place in University Hall room 004.

Monday March 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m. agenda - minutes

Friday, March 15, 3-4 p.m. agenda - minutes

Friday, April 5, 3-4 p.m. agenda

Monday, April 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Friday, April 26, 3-4 p.m. agenda