6.1 The professional obligation of a fiscal-year employee shall begin on the first day of the fiscal year of the College or on the effective date of appointment, whichever is later, and continue to the last day of the fiscal year. Except as provided in 6.3, the professional obligation of an academic year employee shall begin one (1) week prior to the first day of instruction in the day classes of the fall semester or the effective date of appointment, whichever is later, on which day he/she shall report for service, unless otherwise directed by the College, and continue until one week beyond May Commencement.

6.2 Employees will be available at such times scheduled or required to satisfactorily complete their professional obligation. Such availability will normally be on campus except by arrangement with the appropriate College Administrator. The professional obligations and duties will include, but not be limited to, attending all meetings scheduled by the appropriate College Administrative Officer or College Administrator; all meetings of committees to which they have been appointed or elected; providing academic advisement; instructional advisement; attending all meetings called by the President; and attending either the December or May Commencement at the option of the College.

6.3

A. Non-teaching faculty will be provided with a job description for their position. Should the job description include the concept of other duties as assigned, such other duties shall be construed to mean only those other duties that are related to the  job description.  Excepting Librarians and such other classifications of employees as have heretofore been otherwise scheduled, the normal schedule for non-teaching faculty shall be on-campus availability Monday through Friday for seven consecutive hours each day, exclusive of meal periods, unless on vacation (fiscal-year obligation only) as approved by the appropriate College Administrator. The normal schedule for Librarians and such other classifications, as herein above mentioned, shall be on-campus availability five (5) days per week, seven (7) consecutive hours each day, exclusive of meal periods, unless on vacation (fiscal- year obligation only) as approved by the appropriate College Administrator.

Licensed Mental Health Practioner shall be assignable between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. for seven (7) consecutive hours each day, exclusive of meal periods, Monday through Friday.

B.  During the term of this agreement a committee will be formed to discuss the hours and extent of the workday. This committee shall consist of three members appointed by the President of the Association, and three members appointed by the College President.

6.4
A. Unit members may be assigned to fulfill their professional obligation at the Utica campus, the Rome campus, or off-campus sites. Unit members who have professional obligations (excluding overload) at more than one site on the same day and who use their own motor vehicles for transportation shall be reimbursed at the federal mileage rate for travel between work sites. For purposes of this Agreement, travel one way between the Utica and Rome campuses is 20 miles.

B. Unit members assigned to fulfill their professional obligation (excluding overload) at an off-campus site located 10 miles in excess of the distance normally traveled by the unit member to the on-campus site to which the unit member is primarily assigned as determined by the College and who use their own vehicles for transportation will be reimbursed at the federal mileage rate for travel for the excess distance. For the purposes of this Agreement these distances will be determined by a mutually agreed upon online driving distance calculation web-site.

C. Assignments to the off-campus sites located at prisons or correctional facilities shall be subject to the following conditions:

1. Employees hired beginning with the 1989-90 year may be assigned to off-campus sites located at prisons and/or correctional facilities. Assignment to off-campus sites located at prisons and/or correctional facilities is voluntary for all employees hired before the 1989-90 year.
2. Participants in the program will be provided a full orientation.

6.5 Collegial and Public Service Activity.
A. Before a bargaining unit member agrees to involvement in a collegial or public service activity, the unit member and the appropriate College administrator may discuss adjustments in the unit member’s work schedule to accommodate time spent beyond the normal work schedule per 6.3.

B. Failure to accept involvement in a specific collegial or public service activity shall not be used in a bargaining unit member’s evaluation nor shall it become part of a promotion recommendation.

C. The College retains all rights to consider and comment on collegial and public service involvement as provided in 7.1.A and 4.6.A.4.

6.6 Advisement. During the term of the agreement the parties shall establish a Joint Committee to study and make recommendations regarding the scheduling of and compensation for advisement. Such recommendations, if mutually acceptable to the parties to this agreement, may be implemented at any time. This committee shall consist of three(3) members appointed by the President of the Association, and three (3) members appointed by the College President.

6.7 Non-teaching Pay Grade Assignments. During the term of the agreement the parties shall establish a Joint Committee to study and make recommendations regarding the assignments of pay grades to non-teaching professional positions based upon qualifications, responsibilities, job scope, and other factors.  Suc recommendations, if mutually acceptable to the  parties to this agreement, may be implemented at any time.  This committee shall consist of three(3) members appointed by the President of the Association, and three (3) members appointed by the College President.