TO:������������������ Board of Regents


FROM:������������� Sue Hill, Director

����������������������� Labor Relations and Personnel


RE:                   Ratification of Tentative Agreement with the Montana State University-Northern Federation of Teachers


DATE:�������������� January 17-18, 2002

Attached is a summary of the tentative agreement with the Montana State University-Northern Federation of Teachers.� The attached summary only includes the sections of the collective bargaining agreement that were modified during this round of negotiations.� The entire collective bargaining agreement is available for review at:�


Salary was the only item addressed in these negotiations.� The administration and faculty negotiating committee each identified three language changes they would like to pursue in a subsequent set of negotiations.� Any language changes agreed upon in those negotiations will be presented to the Regents for approval prior to implementation.


The tentative agreement provides for an average of a 3.5% increase in faculty salaries effective November 1, 2001 on top of a $285.00 experience point increase that was implemented on August 1, 2001, and an average of a 3.5% increase on November 1, 2002 on top of the $285.00 experience point increase.


The bargaining unit has ratified the tentative agreement.� I recommend approval of the tentative agreement.


xc:������� Chancellor Capdeville

����������� President Gamble