Sec­tion 1.  Labor Man­age­ment Con­fer­ences.  The Union and the Employ­er mutu­al­ly agree that in the inter­est of effi­cient and har­mo­nious offi­cer rela­tions, it is desir­able that meet­ings be held between Union rep­re­sen­ta­tives and respon­si­ble admin­is­tra­tive rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Employ­er.  Such meet­ings may be request­ed at least sev­en (7) daysin advance by either par­ty by plac­ing in writ­ing a request to the oth­er for a labor-man­age­­ment con­fer­ence and express­ly pro­vid­ing the agen­da for such meet­ing.  Such meet­ings and loca­tions shall be lim­it­ed to:

(A) Dis­cus­sion of the imple­men­ta­tion and gen­er­al admin­is­tra­tion of this Agreement.

(B) A shar­ing of gen­er­al infor­ma­tion of inter­est to the parties.

(C) Noti­fy­ing the Union of changes in non-bar­­gain­ing con­di­tions of employ­ment con­tem­plat­ed by the Employ­er, which may affect officers.

(D) Dis­cus­sion of pend­ing griev­ances on a non-bind­ing basis to attempt to adjust such griev­ances and to dis­cuss pro­ce­dures for avoid­ing fur­ther grievances.

(E) Items con­cern­ing safe­ty issues.

The Employ­er and the Union agree to coop­er­ate with each oth­er in mat­ters of the admin­is­tra­tion of this Agree­ment, and to the degree that stan­dards of law enforce­ment can be main­tained for the max­i­mum pro­tec­tion of the cit­i­zens of the State ofIllinois.

To effec­tu­ate the pur­pos­es and intent of the par­ties, both par­ties agree to meet as necessary.

Sec­tion 2.  Integri­ty of Griev­ance Pro­ce­dure.  It is express­ly under­stood and agreed that such meet­ings shall be exclu­sive of the griev­ance pro­ce­dure.  Griev­ances being processed under the griev­ance pro­ce­dure shall not be dis­cussed in detail at labor-man­age­­ment con­fer­ences, and any such dis­cus­sions of a pend­ing griev­ance shall be non-bind­ing on either par­ty and sole­ly for the pur­pose of explor­ing alter­na­tives to set­tle such griev­ances and such griev­ance dis­cus­sion shall only be held by mutu­al agree­ment of the Employ­er and the Union, nor shall nego­ti­a­tions for the pur­pose of alter­ing any or all of the terms of this Agree­ment be car­ried on at such meetings.

Sec­tion 3.  Safe­ty Issues.  Any report or rec­om­men­da­tion which may be pre­pared by the Union or the Employ­er as a direct result of a labor-man­age­­ment con­fer­ence dis­cus­sion will be in writ­ing and copies shall be sub­mit­ted to the Employ­er and theUnion.

Sec­tion 4.  Atten­dance by Union Rep­re­sen­ta­tive. When absence from work is required to attend labor-man­age­­ment con­fer­ences, offi­cers shall, before leav­ing their work sta­tion, give rea­son­able notice to and receive approval from, their super­vi­sor in order to remain in pay sta­tus.  Super­vi­sors shall approve the absence except when absence inter­feres with Employer’s oper­a­tions or in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions.  Employ­ees attend­ing such con­fer­ences shall be lim­it­ed to two (2).  Atten­dance shall not result in any over­time lia­bil­i­ty for Employer.