Youngstown State University has labor Agreements with four Unions, YSU-ACE (Classified Civil Service Staff), YSU-APAS (Professional/Administrative Staff), YSU-FOP (Police) and YSU-OEA (Faculty). Labor Agreements codify wages, benefits and what are commonly called "terms and conditions of employment." Each contract also prescribes a grievance procedure, which is a method to resolve questions of intent or differences of interpretation in an environment free from pressure, hostility, intimidation, and may on occasion call for arbitration (third party intervention).
Human Resources administers labor relations in accordance with Agreement implementation. Labor Relations staff members negotiate contracts, advise administrators in reference to contract interpretation and implementation, represent the University administration in matters that come before the State Employment Relations Board (SERB) and serve in a liaison capacity between the University administration and employee unions.
Classified Civil Service employees covered by collective bargaining are represented by the YSU-FOP (police officers and dispatchers) and YSU-ACE (all other classifications):
YSU-FOP Agreement 2015-2018**
BOT Implemented Tentative ACE Agreement 2014-2017**/ Summary* / Memorandum of Understanding*
Faculty employees covered by collective bargaining are represented by the YSU-OEA. Questions regarding labor relations issues should be addressed to Dr. Jennifer Pintar, Associate Provost Academic Administration.
YSU YSU-OEA Agreement 2017-2020*
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