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Bargaining units and university plan negotiations
January 9, 2004

The push for civil service reform will be kicking into high gear in an effort to meet a state deadline requiring that general government agencies and the public universities provide completed collective bargaining agreements, ready for presentation to the Governor’s office by October 2004.At Washington State University, the three unions that represent bargaining units are slated to begin negotiations with administrators in the near future. Meanwhile, the state Department of Personnel has begun posting proposed new job classifications and civil service rules on its website,, and is inviting public comment.“Many people are waiting to see if and how the new civil service rules and … » More …