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Labor and Employee Relations

Labor and Employee Relations is located in the BE 120 in the Human Resource Management Suite and is responsible for collective bargaining, contract administration, grievance administration, discipline, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, Freedom of Information Act compliance, as well as independent group employee relations issues.


For training information please visit the HR Training page.

Collective Bargaining

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) has three organized employee unions and an independent administrative group. The Custodial/Maintenance Union is affiliated with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The WCC Education Association and the Office Professional/Technical Union are affiliated with the Michigan Education Association/National Education Association (NEA). Labor and Employee Relations staff is primarily responsible for the collective bargaining process and works directly with each of the three collectively organized employee groups to interpret and implement bargained contracts and to resolve grievances. Labor and Employee Relations staff also consults and advises supervisors and administrative staff, educating and helping them to work effectively with the organized groups.

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  File Name File Size Last Updated
2011-2014 Office Professional Technical Assocation Letter of Agreements-Understandings 479.16 KB 02/20/2014
2011-2014 Office Professional Technical Association Bargaining Agreement 2.38 MB 08/15/2011
2012-2015 WCCEA Master Agreement 630.66 KB 03/20/2014
2012-2015 WCCEA Master Agreement Letter of Agreements 1.3 MB 11/25/2013
2013-2014 Appendix E PT Adjunct Teaching Faculty 397.15 KB 09/05/2013
2013-2016 Custodial Maintenance Agreement 400.46 KB 08/08/2013
2013-2016 Custodial Maintenance Agreement Letter of Agreements 60.25 KB 02/20/2014
New folder 128 KB 11/22/2013
Right to Work FAQ 148.48 KB 03/21/2013
Thumbs 50.5 KB 06/18/2014

Employee Relations

The Labor and Employee Relations staff is responsible for continuous improvement of employee relations through training programs, problem resolution assistance and assistance to ensure compliance with state and federal labor laws.

Investigation of claims or allegations of violation of discrimination or sexual harassment is performed confidentially by the Labor and Employee Relations Director.


Labor and Employee Relations will assist supervisors in dealing with employee discipline issues. The Labor and Employee Relations Director will provide individual consultation, coaching, assistance and guidance to supervisors who feel they may need to initiate disciplinary action.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator

WCC is an Open Door institution and welcomes a diverse population of students, including persons with disabilities. The ADA Coordinator is primarily responsible for ensuring accessibility to WCC employment, programs, and services for all persons. The ADA Coordinator receives complaints and requests for accommodation, and consults with appropriate college administrators and employees to ensure college-wide compliance with the requirements and spirit of ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in College facilities, education, public events, and employment. The ADA Coordinator is responsible for working with the ADA Committee to resolve issues. For further information see the WCC Board of Trustees Policy on Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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  File Name File Size Last Updated
ADA 197.2 KB 12/06/2012

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Coordinator

In 1997, the Michigan legislature amended FOIA, requiring one person to be appointed by the institution to handle FOIA requests. The legislation also made changes in procedures and record keeping requirements. All FOIA requests are required to be handled by the FOIA Coordinator and should be forwarded immediately to the HRM office for processing. Generally, the law requires a response to a FOIA request within five business days.

The HRM - FOIA Office may charge a fee for the search, review, copying and mailing of documents. Generally, the fee is waived if the estimate to retrieve the requested information is less than $50.00.

Fees are calculated pursuant to MCL15.234, which states In calculating the cost of labor incurred in duplication and mailing and the cost of examination, review, separation, and deletion under subsection (1), a public body may not charge more than the hourly wage of the lowest paid public body employee capable of retrieving the information necessary to comply with a request under this act.

If it is determined that a fee will be charged, the HRM - FOIA Office notifies the requester of the estimated cost. If the estimate exceeds $50, the Act allows the College to require a good faith deposit of 50% of the estimate before processing the request. If a deposit is not received within 90 days, requests will be considered withdrawn.

The first $20.00 of a fee is waived for each request to an eligible individual who submits an affidavit stating that the individual is then receiving public assistance or, if not receiving public assistance, stating facts showing inability to pay the cost because of indigency.

The Request for Public Information Form is available as a PDF, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free from Adobe.

  File Name File Size Last Updated
Request for Public Information 125.88 KB 04/26/2013

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