E. The agency agrees to make every reasonable effort to schedule meetings during core hours and to give employees as much advance notice of these meetings as possible. Employees who are scheduled to attend special meetings outside core hours must plan their schedules accordingly.
F. If an employee's nonwork period or day causes him/her to miss meeting(s) or training session(s) conveying information for which the employee will be held responsible, his/her supervisor will ensure that this information is timely given to the employee.
G. The agency agrees that employees should be excluded from the provisions of this appendix only when such action is necessary to ensure that the duties and requirements of an employee's position are fulfilled.
H. In accordance with the provisions of this appendix (i.e., advance approval and recording/accounting procedures), credit hours can be earned by employees in the performance of official government business (e.g., bond drive, blood donations, CFC, labor/management relations).
I. Although the provisions of this appendix require the submission of credit hour requests "no later than noon the day the credit hour is to be worked," the Agency recognizes that there will be occasions when the Union representative will be unable to anticipate the need to work credit hours within that timeframe. Under such circumstances, the Union representative will make his/her request as soon as reasonably possible, but in no case may the request be made and approval granted after the credit hours are worked.
J. Existing policies and practices regarding flextime remain in effect, unless in conflict or inconsistent with this agreement.
Section 6--Individual PSC Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)
The provisions of current MOUs as in effect for the individual PSCs are incorporated by reference into this appendix.
Section 7--Problem Resolution
If at any time the Council President (or designee) or the Deputy Commissioner, for Operations (DCO), (or designee) believes that there is a problem with the provisions or implementation of this appendix, either party may submit to the other party an outline of the situation. Both parties will make a good faith effort to resolve any problems or misunderstandings expeditiously.