Arbitration awards or grievance settlements shall not be applicable or precedential beyond the jurisdiction of the parties to the grievance, unless the parties at a higher level agree otherwise.

Section 11--Failure to Meet Requirements

A.  In employee grievances, failure on the part of the Administration to meet any of the time requirements of this procedure will permit the grievance to advance to the next step.

B.  If the grievant after receiving a decision fails to timely pursue the grievance, the grievance shall be terminated.

C.  If a decision is not issued, the grievance will not terminate.

Section 12--Withdrawal

The Union, acting as the responsible representative of all employees in the bargaining unit, may, at any step of this procedure, withdraw on a nondiscriminatory basis from the grievance.