Appointment of a Professional Negotiator

The negotiator’s fees or salary will be established at the time of appointment.

The duties of the negotiator will be mutually agreed upon, and may include the following:

  1. Serve as chief spokesman in negotiations with recognized or certified bargaining units to arrive at a mutually satisfactory agreement on wages, hours, and working conditions of employees represented by the units, and at any fact finding proceedings related thereto.

  2. Direct accumulation of necessary data needed for negotiations, such as comparative information.

  3. Follow guidelines set forth by the Board as to acceptable agreements and will report on the progress of negotiations.

  4. Make recommendations to the Board as to acceptable agreements.

  5. Interpret the signed negotiated agreements to administrators.

  6. Serve as the official designee of the superintendent when the grievance procedure reaches the level of the superintendent.

  7. Plan, organize, direct, and represent the district in arbitrations involving agreements.